Gorilla Holiday in Uganda and Rwanda

Zebra in Lake Mburo
9 DAYS UGANDA RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI (Uganda and Rwanda)

UGANDA RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI ITINERARY IN BRIEF

Day 1: Airport Transfer

Day 2:  Kampala City Tour

DAY 3: L. Mburo National Park

Day 4: To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Game Drive Then Transfer to L. Bunyonyi

Day 6: Connect to Rwanda

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking

Day 8:  Boat Ride on L. Kivu

Day 9: To Kanombe Airport

 

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Airport Transfer

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, a guide (Our representative) will transfer you to Holiday Express Hotel/   Humurah Hotel/ Serena Hotel for your dinner and over night. Were you will have enough rest and prepare for the next days early departure.

Day 2:  Kampala City Tour

Today you will get to know how and what Kampala the Capital City of Uganda is all about and the historical story besides the name it’s self. You will visit the historical and Cultural sites of Kampala like Kasubi Tombs, Namugongo shrine, Ssezibwa fall fast hand and on site and then have lunch along the way to Jinja. At Jinja you will visit the source of the Nile; a boat ride to the source’s stunning hence visit the Bujagali Falls.  Return to Kampala for dinner and at your Hotel

DAY 3: L. Mburo National Park

After breakfast very early in the Morning leave the hotel and make your way to Masaka Road. Make a stopover at the Equator, and then proceed to L. Mburo. You will enjoy a game drive rewarded with herds of zebras, antelopes like Topis, Elands, the Uganda Kob and many others. You will arrive in the afternoon have lunch. Then after go for a boat ride along the L. Mburo. Dinner and over night at any of the listed lodges depending on your budget, Mantana luxury tented camp/ Mihingo Lodge/ Rwonyo Camp

Day 4: To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Take breakfast then transfer to Queen Elizabeth You will pass through the scenic country side of Ankole A game drive en route is rewarding with a variety of animals like Elephants, Buffaloes, mongoose among others.  Have lunch and go for a boat ride along the Kazinga channel. The launch cruise will expose you to various aquatic mammals like hippos; reptiles like crocodiles and then after retire for dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge or Jacana safari lodge / Albertine camp

Day 5: Game Drive Then Transfer to L. Bunyonyi

Wake up very early in the morning for an early morning game drive. This will be for the search of the early risers like Lions, leopards, hyenas and many other animals before they go into hiding for the whole day.  Return to the lodge for breakfast and then proceed through the Ishasha sector famous for tree climbing lions to Kabale for dinner and over night at Arcadia Cottages / Habuharo Island camp/ Bushara Island camp.

Day 6: Connect to Rwanda

After breakfast, cross the border that is from Uganda and enter Rwanda then you will be continuing to Kinigi. On arrival, you will visit the genocide memorial; Visit the Dianne fossey graves right before dinner and overnight at Mt Gorilla nest lodge/ Kinigi guest House / Muhavura lodge.

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking

Breakfast will be served very early in the morning, for the next activity requires you to be at the tracking station in time, and then go gorillas tracking in Parc National des Volcans. The walks might be exhausting but an encounter of a family of gorillas is worthwhile! Spend an hour with them, and then head back in time for a late lunch. Overnight at Lodge

Day 8:  Boat Ride on L. Kivu

Rwanda is very well known as the Land of a thousand hills, you will witness that on your drive to the Eastern shore of L. Kivu. Take a tour on the Lake with exploration of the lake’s Island “Napoleons’ Hat” – a boat trip to Gisenyi at the Northern shore of L. Kivu. Transfer to Hotel Mille Des Collines / Chez Lando or Kigali Serena hotel for dinner and over night.

Day 9: To Kanombe Airport

Take breakfast, due to the fact that this is the last day of the safari, its optional if you the client would like to do so shopping souvenir before leaving for your destination that is immediately after the breakfast. After you will have lunch you will be transferred to Kanombe airport for your next flight either back to Uganda or to your Home.

Our rates include

  •  park entrance fees
  • Full board accommodation
  • gorilla tracking
  • chimp permit
  • boat ride/ launch cruise
  • Game drives
  • Meals
  • drinking water
  • services of a full time English speaking driver guide
  • ground transfers and fuel
  • crossing boards

The price excludes tips, laundry, drinks and any other personal expenses.

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

Budget – Holiday Express Hotel / Rwonyo Bandas/ Simba safari lodge/ Bushara Island camp/ Kinigi Guest House

Midrange – Speke Hotel / Arcadia Cottages Mburo/ Ihamba Lodge/ Bunyonyi Over land camp/ Mountain gorilla View Lodge/ Hotel Mille Des Collines

Luxury Kampala Sheraton Hotel / Mihingo Lodge/ Mweya safari lodge/ Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi/ Volcanoes Lodge/ Kigali Serena hotel

(Bed and breakfast)