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Kigali: 6-Day Mountain Gorilla, Wildlife and Chimpanzee Trek

Kigali: 6-Day Mountain Gorilla, Wildlife and Chimpanzee Trek

Day 1: Iby’iwacu Cultural Experience & a Guided Nature Walk Around Volcanoes National Park Morning drive you to Volcanoes Nat Park. Start by enjoying a complimentary Kigali city tour before traveling to northern Rwanda. After a 2-hour drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri/Musanze, we will visit the Iby’iwacu Cultural Experience in Kinigi. We’ll then be treated to a guided nature walk around Volcanoes National Park. Day 2: Golden Monkey Trekking & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda We will start the day with a golden monkey trekking adventure in Volcanoes Nat Park. This primate is native to the high-altitude forests of the park. Once we have seen their playful interactions, we will head out of the park and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. The transfer to Bwindi National Park will go through the Rwanda-Uganda border at Cyanika. Day 3: Gorilla Trekking Adventure at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Today is another day for trekking into the wilderness to spot the rare local animals. You will head to the Bwindi National Park gate immediately after breakfast to get a briefing about the gorilla trek. You will then embark on your tracking adventure, making your way through the rainforest until you find a family of mountain gorillas. The gorilla trek can take from 3 to 6 hours on average, depending on how far the gorillas are inside the forest. It could last longer, so be prepared just in case! Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Nat Park via Ishasha Sector to Spot Tree-Climbing Lions We will start the journey in the morning from Bwindi Nat Park and drive to Queen Elizabeth Nat Park. We’ll arrive at Queen Elizabeth National Park in the late afternoon. Our first activity will be to drive through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, popularly known for the tree-climbing lions. While the sighting of the tree-climbing lions is not 100% guaranteed, a stopover at Ishasha is worth a visit! Day 5: Kasenyi Plains Game Drive & Kazinga Channel Boat Trip Early breakfast at the lodge. Afterward, we will proceed to the famed Kasenyi Plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot various species of wild animals. Expect to encounter the big five. We will return to the lodge for lunch and a quick break before joining the Kazinga Channel boat cruise for an afternoon of wild game viewing. We’ll have the chance to spot crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants, and a wide range of bird species on the channel waters. Day 6: Chimpanzee Trekking Experience at Kalinzu Forest & Return to Kigali Early morning breakfast followed by a drive to the Kalinzu Forest to experience tracking the chimpanzees in their forest home. If you are lucky on the trek, you might encounter some of the other different species of monkeys in the forest. These include colobus monkeys, olive baboons, and red-tailed monkeys. Once we have finished our last trekking adventure, it is time to return to Kigali.

5-Day Gorilla & Chimpanzee Experience and Game drive Safari

5-Day Gorilla & Chimpanzee Experience and Game drive Safari

Day 1 Transfer from Entebbe/Kampala to Kibale National Park Drive to Kibale Forest National Park, for 5-6 hours. Check in at your lodge and spend your evening at leisure. Accommodation Kibale Forest Camp Day2 Primates tracking in Kibale Forest and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. Early Morning Forest walk for Chimpanzee Tracking. Have a lunch break then transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP a 2 to 3 hours journey. Check-in at your lodge then embark on an evening game drive at savannah plains. Return to your lodge or overnight stay. Budget: Irungu safari lodge Day 3 Early Morning Game drive at Queen Elizabeth NP and transfer to Bwindi Forest NP. Embark on a second game drive early in the morning, Have a lunch break then embark on a boat safari at Kazinga channel looking out for water animals and different bird species. Then transfer to Bwindi Forest, you will arrive late in the evening intime for dinner and night stay. Accommodation Midrange: Bakiga Lodge Day 4 Gorilla trekking Experience and Transfer Lake Bunyonyi Transfer to the park headquarters for briefing and gorilla trekking. Spend the day trekking and observing the mountain gorillas. After the experience you will depart for Lake Bunyonyi (approximately 3 hours) Accommodation Antique cottages Day 5 Lake Bunyonyi and Return to Entebbe/Kampala After breakfast enjoy a relaxing boat ride or canoeing. The Lake offers a serene and picturesque setting. known for its stunning natural beauty, with lush green islands scattered across the lake, providing a perfect backdrop for relaxation, and unwinding after the adventure of gorilla trekking. Depart for Entebbe/Kampala in the afternoon. Arrive in Entebbe/Kampala in the evening.

Uganda: 3-Day Chimpanzee Safari and Wildlife Exploration

Uganda: 3-Day Chimpanzee Safari and Wildlife Exploration

Enjoy an all-inclusive 3-day tour to see chimpanzees and various wildlife in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale Forest Park. Be surprised by the opportunity to see over 100 species of mammals and nearly 600 varieties of birds. Day 1: Kampala - Kibale Forest Park Start your tour in Kampala where you will drive nearly 225 miles to Kibale. Depart early in the morning to see the landscapes of Mityana before taking a lunch break in the beautiful town of Fort Portal. Marvel at the stunning palace of Tooro Kingdom, the Karambi Royal Tombs, local shops, and the iconic mosque before driving on to Kibale, only a couple of miles ahead. On arrival, check into your accommodations at Kibale Forest Camp. Learn about chimpanzees, baboons, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and the native blue monkey. Kibale National Park hosts the largest number of primates in the whole of East Africa. Have a walk in the afternoon to discover primates on the way to Kanyanchu River Camp. This is the most popular of all walks inside the park. View diverse forest flora and a number of wild animals before heading back to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay. Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey, and many others. Upon sighting the chimpanzees, you will spend an unforgettable hour watching them go about their daily life — feeding, playing, grooming, taking care of their young, howling and screeching, all in their natural habitat. After the trek, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. See the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range as you make the journey. Eat lunch and enjoy an en-route game drive during the afternoon. Arrive at Kazinga Channel for a sundown boat cruise and see this natural waterway between Lake Edward and Lake George. Catch unbelievable views of abundant birdlife, elephants, buffaloes, and schools of hippos cooling off at the shores. Enjoy dinner and a good night’s sleep at your lodge before the next day’s morning adventure. Day 3: Game Drive and Transfer to Entebbe/Kampala Begin early with a drive through the southern sector, famous for its copious wildlife. Look for animals not seen on previous days. Later, depart through Katunguru Gate to arrive back to your hotel in Kampala or transfer to the airport in Entebbe.

From Kampala: 3-Day Mgahinga Gorilla and Monkey Safari Trek

From Kampala: 3-Day Mgahinga Gorilla and Monkey Safari Trek

DAY 1: WELCOME IN KIGALI - TOUR BRIEFING AND TRANSFER TO MGAHINGA NAT PARK Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda. Our tour representative and your driver/guide will meet you in the morning at, Kigali International Airport. Then we stop in Kigali for a cup f coffee before start our journey to Uganda, Mgahinga Nat Park via Rwanda/Uganda border of cyanika. We’ll arrive early afternoon and check in to our lodge close to the Park. Overnight at Travellers Resort DAY 2: MOUNTAIN GORILLAS TREK – AFTERNOON TRANSFER BACK TO RWANDA, MUSANZE. At about 6:30am, we take a drive of about 30mins to the National Park headquarters at to meet your guides for the day. After completing our park formalities, we are embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breath-taking experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience. You will spend one hour with the gorillas, but it is an hour you will never forget. Depending on the length of our trek, groups will return to our lodge by about 1pm. In the afternoon, we transfer back to Rwanda, check in to our hotel in Musanze, close to the Volcanoes Nat Park Overnight at Garden Place Hotel DAY 3: GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING + IBY’IWACU VILLAGE VISIT + TRAVEL TO KIGALI This day is set out for Golden Monkey tracking in the Volcanoes National Park. Entering dense stands of bamboo interspersed with open glades; you will make your way deep into golden monkey territory. Guides lead visitors to the habitat of groups of ‘habituated’ golden monkeys – monkeys that have become accustomed to human presence. Though viewing is kept to a maximum of one hour, travelers can get an up-close look at the golden monkey in its natural habitat. Adult monkeys frolic in plain view, feeding on bamboo leaves and leaping from perch to perch. Females carry their young, completely comfortable among onlookers. Later visit Iby’iwacu Cultural Village a Non-Profit umbrella organization that aims at improving the lives of reformed poachers and communities around Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park through provision of conservation incentives, supporting community enterprise development and livelihood based projects. Return to your hotel to freshen up and have lunch then later Transfer to Kigali arriving early afternoon. Afterwards we bid our host goodbye and transfer to Kigali airport for your departure flight back home. End of the Adventure

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