When you think of Gorilla tracking think about Uganda and Rwanda due to their dominancy in the whole of East Africa. Gorillas tend to live in troops with a silver back as their head a gorilla tour is an authentic trip to get close to the gorilla trip. This 12day adventure also gives the opportunity to get close to flora and fauna both in Rwanda and Uganda from different national parks.
Upon your arrival, you will be picked up by our guide and will be driven to Sheraton hotel Kampala (deluxe) for dinner and overnight.
Wake up very early in the morning at 6:00am for a game drive whereby we will be able to see the beautiful animals and birds of Murchison falls national park like the elephants, lions, buffalos, leopards which makes one of the BIG FIVE and all the bird species. This is the best experience you can ever have in Uganda. And we will eat our packed breakfast on the game drive.
After the game drive, you relax at the place where the local performances are if at all they are there and then at 2pm you go for a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls for 3 hours.
After the boat cruise, continue to hike to top of the falls where by you can view the sister falls like Uhuru falls, the permanent rain bow.
After the long and exiting hike, we drive back to your lodge for dinner as we enjoy the beautiful environment and atmosphere.
You will wake up very early in the morning and do the bird watching like the African eagle. There after you start your journey to Queen Elizabeth national park at 11:00am.
We are likely to arrive late afternoon eat our lunch at the lodge, you will go for a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel where you will see animals like the hippos, buffaloes and a profusion of birds for bird watchers. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Mweya Hostel.
In the morning hours, you will enjoy a game drive in the park searching for animals like lions, elephants, hyenas, buffaloes, bush buck, Uganda kobs, wart hogs and so more. After, you will visit the Crater Lake region on your way to Kyambura gorge. In the afternoon you will have a walk searching for chimps and other primates like the baboons, bush babies, colobus monkeys overnight at Mweya safari lodge
Have a game drive en-route in the Ishasha sector where you will see the tree climbing lions as you transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest, the area of the gorillas. You will reach the park in the evening. Overnight and dinner at Buhoma Community Bandas
After breakfast in the morning, get your packed lunch and move to the forest looking for the giant apes. This will take 1hr to 30 mins before stumble on them then take other 1hr watching them. Later you will return to your lodge.
On this day we travel by road for about 6 hours via Kisoro to Pac National des Volcano, Rwanda, a journey that takes us through the beautiful terraced hillsides that characterize much of Uganda-Rwanda boarder, we pass through high forested hills and through deep-farmed valleys.
Early in the morning they will drive you to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by the guides of the Parc des Volcano before we start our gorilla trek. You will spend an hour with them, and be back at the base in time for a late lunch. Some gorilla families however are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day… especially when wet and muddy.
On this day we will have two options .You may choose to trek the Golden Monkeys or take a trek up to the grave of Dian Fossey and the remains of the Old Karisoke Research Station. After tracking the golden monkeys, you may choose to go for an optional visit to the Banyarwanda community as you have a taste of their lifestyle and culture. Listen to their stories, taste their dishes, dance their traditional dances and become one of them for a moment as you get a chance to participate in their daily life activities. Overnight near Parc National des Volcano.
Finally you will drive back to Kigali after your breakfast at the lodge. In Kigali you shall have a brief look at Kigali and the Genocide Museum, opened in 2004 to mark the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. In the afternoon, you may transfer to L. Kivu for a boat cruise on the lake and later relax at the sunny beaches of this scenic lake. Overnight and dinner Kibuye.
Take breakfast and go for the last minute shopping as your guide transfers you to the airport for departure.
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