This is one of the most spectacular safari as it begins from Uganda and ends in Rwanda.You will enjoy Uganda’s amazing wildlife ,wild game especially the big five,view a variety of bird species up to Rwanda where you do the gorilla tracking.This safari’s itinerary will be as highlighted below
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park.
In the morning, depart from Kampala southwestward to Mburo National park. You will have stop over at the equator for photography before continuing the enjoyable journey to Lake Mburo national park,. You will have a game drive en-route which will reward you with a view of those animals and many more. You will have an afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo which will reward you with view of hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, and many more as well as water birds .Check in Mantana luxury tented camp/muhingo lodge/Rwonyo camp for dinner and overnight.Meal plan is F/B.
Day 2: Lake Mburo – Queen Elizabeth National Park.
In the morning, you will have a nature walk before leaving the park. You will have an en-route game drive where you will be able to see more animals that you may have missed seeing the previous day. The journey to Queen Elizabeth national park will usher you with beautiful view of plain land and evergreen plantations in Ankole. You will have en-route game drive as you enter the park where you will see animals like elephants, buffaloes, mongoose and many others. In the afternoon, have a launch cruise at the Kazinga channel where you will have view of reptiles and many other game such as hippos, and a variety of bird species will be rewarding for the birders. Dinner and overnight at Luxurious Mweya safari lodge/Jacana safari lodge/Institute of ecology.Meals here are based on F/B
Day 3: Game drive and Chimp tracking.
You will have an early morning game drive to catch up with early risers, where you will be rewarded with view of animals like the lion, leopard, bush buck, hyenas, and many others. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and relax .After lunch, you will drive to Kyambura gorge for Chimpanzee tracking adventure as well as other primates like monkeys, baboons. This exciting adventure will sanctify you with the amazing apes play in the fruiting forest. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.Meals are on F/B basis
Day 4: Game drive and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.
Rise up very early in the morning and have your breakfast, you will set for Lake Bunyonyi, passing via Ishasha sector, where you will have a game drive and see tree climbing lions, and a variety of birds. Continue to Kabale, referred to as “Switzerland of Africa”. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia cottages[luxury],Haburaro island camp or Bushara island camp.Meals here are on F/B
Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi Cultural Tour and boat ride.
After your early morning breakfast, you will proceed for a cultural walk on Lake Bunyonyi , where there is a number of villages. You will visit the Batwa tribe, also known as the pygmies who walk over from Rwanda Mountains to bring their agricultural produce in the market. You will enjoy a canoe ride on the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi, with a scenic view of the surrounding islands and well terraced hills. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Rwanda
After your breakfast, you will move to the Rwanda boarder and cross over to Rwanda. Drive a scenic journey to Kinigi where you will visit the genocide memorial. Dinner and overnight at luxurious Gorilla nest lodge/Kinigi guest house/Muhabura lodge.Meals are on F/B
Day 7: Gorilla Tracking Adventure.
Early in the morning, you will move to the park headquarters together with parked lunch and trekking gear where you will get briefing about the dos and don’ts with the gorillas. Proceed for the memorable and most exciting adventure in the forest. This will take you through thick vegetation and muddy and slippery ground, and may take you 2-6 hour to meet the amazing apes. A maximum of one hour will be allowed to be with the gorillas, and this will pay you a lot despite the strenuous activity. Retreat to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Dian Fossey’s Tomb/Boat Trip on Lake Kivu
In the morning, you will hike to Karisoke research center, established by Dian Fossey, who spent many years researching about the mountain Gorillas and conserving them before she was killed, and is buried there. You will learn much about the gorillas’ history and their behavior. In the afternoon, drive to Lake Kivu in Gisenyi, where you will have a boat cruise on the lake with view of surrounding islands and hills. Relax on the beautiful beach on the shores of the lake. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu serena hotel.
Day 9: Transfer to Kigali
After your relaxed breakfast, you will transfer to Kigali where you will have a tour around the city, visit the genocide memorial center, the markets, the museum and other places. Relax at your hotel as you wait for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10: Departure.
This day is reserved for departure. After your relaxed breakfast, and lunch if before schedule, you will be transferred to Kanombe international airport for your flight to your next destination and this will mark the end of the memorable safari.
This safari quotation includes;
– Airport transfers
– Full board Accommodation
– Park entrance fees
– Gorilla permits
– Chimpanzee trekking permits
– All activities mentioned
– Guiding fees
– A 4×4 comfortable safari vehicles.
– Professional fulltime English speaking Driver Guide.
But excludes Airfare to Rwanda, visas (where applicable), laundry, drinks, tips and other personal expenses.