6 Days 5 Nights Uganda Rwanda Safari Gorilla Trekking Tour (Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi National Park – Volcanoes National Park – Kigali Depart)

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6 Days 5 Nights Uganda Rwanda Safari Gorilla Trekking Tour explores the most-popular tourist attractions of Uganda and Rwanda under the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Packages

This tour offers a have a life changing opportunity to see Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat in both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and at Parc National des Volcanoes.

A visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park, on a game drive will reveal the big four including tree climbing lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard, hyenas etc.

A boat trip within Queen Elizabeth National Park is done on the impressive Kazinga Channel where you will see hippos, crocodiles, elephant, and buffalo, waterbuck as well as the Uganda Kob.

Bird lovers will see a wide array of colorful beautiful birds including martial eagle, African spoonbills, cormorants, African skimmers, pelicans and Shoebill stork amongst others.

Queen Elizabeth National Park also a perfect place to enjoy chimpanzee tracking/ trekking done within the Kyambura Gorge where there are several habituated Chimpanzees.

Before the trip ends you will visit some of the Rwanda genocide memorial sites, lunch en-route, and then drop off at Kigali airport for your return flight.

Though this 6 Days 5 Nights Uganda Rwanda Safari Gorilla Trekking Tour starts in Kampala, Uganda and ends in Kigali, Rwanda you can easily change to begin from Rwanda and end in Uganda.

6 Days 5 Nights Uganda Rwanda Safari Gorilla Trekking Tour Summary Itinerary

DAY 1: Kampala/ Entebbe – Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
DAY 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Chimpanzee tracking and boat cruise)
DAY 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Drive to Bwindi National Park
DAY 4: Bwindi National Park Gorilla Tracking – Drive to Volcanoes National Park
DAY 5: Volcanoes National Park (Gorilla Trekking & Cultural walk)
DAY 6: Volcanoes National Park (Golden monkey tracking,) – Drive to Kigali city (enjoy a City tour) – Departure

Day 1: Kampala – Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

From Kampala we will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we will pass the Ugandan equator where you can take pictures and shop for a souvenir.

After lunch in Mbarara we continue to the southwest and head for the Western Rift Valley. Upon arrival in the park you might spot the first wildlife, like waterbucks and warthogs, before arriving at your accommodations.

With a game drive en-route expect to see different animals which include warthog, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, hyena and a variety of antelope species.

Dinner and overnight at your preferred accommodation.

Accommodation

Mid-range Accommodation: Simba safari camp, Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Safari Camp or Mweya Hostel
Luxury Accommodation: Mweya safari Lodge, Kyambura Game Lodge

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Game Drive & Chimp Tracking in Kyambura Gorge)

Rise up early in the morning and head for a game drive. As you drive through the northern part of the Kazinga channel.
The network of tracks enables you to find elephants, lions, antelopes, giant forest hogs, waterbucks and others. You may get the chance to see wild animals like lions, Uganda Kobs, elephants, spotted hyenas and leopards plus many others.

Having enjoyed your lunch, head for an afternoon chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura gorge.

During your trek, search for man’s closest cousins (the chimpanzees) as they feed their young ones, you may get the chance of seeing others playing from the tree branches.

Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Mid-range Accommodation: Simba safari camp, Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Safari Camp or Mweya Hostel
Luxury Accommodation: Mweya safari Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth Morning Game Drive – Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Wake up early in the morning for breakfast, prepare to depart Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will go through the Ishasha sector of the park which is famous for tree climbing lions.
You may also get to see other animals that you might have missed during the previous drives. Remember this park is famous for its richness in bio diversity.

It is estimated to host approximately 68 different species of mammals like waterbucks, jackals, Buffalo, Eland, leopard, elephants, to mention but a few.

The five lakes within the park attract crocodiles, hippos, and a variety of water birds, while the fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists, like the sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus Gonalek.

After this additional fun carry on to Bwindi Forest and on arrival relax while preparing for the next day.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury Accommodation: Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hil Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Wagtail Eco Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Bwindi National Park Gorilla Tracking – Drive to Volcanoes National Park

After your hearty breakfast early in the morning, move to the ranger station with your packed lunch and tracking gears.

The ranger guide will brief you about how to behave in the presence of the gentle eyed mountain gorillas.

Move into the park to begin the memorable search in the gorilla sanctuary. Have fun in the beautiful prehistoric forest and feel its freshness.

This forest is always wet, moist and it may rain at any time of the day therefore you need to wear warm water proof clothes. Remember to wear long trousers because there are beetles that may sting you.

The time taken to find the gorillas is not known because of the movement of the gorillas as they look for their food.

Also during your search, you may have the chance of seeing other primates that live in the forest like the, black-and-white colobus monkey, red tail monkey and chimpanzee.

The moment you meet the brown eyed, calm gorillas you may forget the fatigue you have because it is a memorable and exciting encounter.

Stay with the gorillas for an hour watching and following them. Return back to the lodge in good time for lunch then check-out and transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury Accommodation:  Bisate Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Mid-range Accommodation: Mountain gorilla view lodge, Virunga Lodge, La Palme hotel
Budget Accommodation: Kinigi Guest house, Amahoro Guest house

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Volcanoes National Park (Gorilla Trekking & Cultural Walk)

After an early breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters for briefing at 0800 hours. You will need to carry packed breakfast and lunch as you will spend most of your time in the jungle.
The time you will spend tracking the gorillas is unpredictable and it may take as few as only 2 hours on a good day yet it may even take you 8 hours before you meet these great apes.

This period taken depends on their movement on the previous day. When you finally find the gorillas, you will have to spend an hour watching them play and eat foliage as you take photographs. It is truly a thrilling experience of a lifetime.

In case you finish the gorilla tracking early you can choose to relax and have a drink at one of the executive hotels near the park or you can take a cultural tour so as to have an opportunity to interact with the friendly local people.

Accommodation Option:
Luxury Accommodation: 
Bisate Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Mid-range Accommodation: Mountain gorilla view lodge, Virunga Lodge, La Palme hotel
Budget Accommodation: Kinigi Guest house, Amahoro Guest house
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6: Volcanoes National Park (Golden Monkey Tracking) – Drive to Kigali City (Enjoy a City Tour) – Departure

Early breakfast then proceed for golden monkey trekking in the park and enjoy a moment with them as they jump over and play all over the place.
As with the gorillas, you will spend an hour with the golden monkeys. Drive back to the lodge followed by lunch. Later check-out and transfer to Kigali.

You will have a city tour to various tourism sites such as the Kigali convention centre, presidential palace and the Kigali genocide memorial centre and then connect to the airport for your return flight.

Meal Plan: {Breakfast & Lunch}

6 Days 5 Nights Uganda Rwanda Safari Gorilla Trekking Tour Prices

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Notes

* African Spice Safaris can provide you with the following services at an extra fee;
– Airport transfers Entebbe-Kampala, Kampala-Entebbe
– Booking accommodation for you (Night before the safari and after safari in case your flight is on the next day)

6 Days 5 Nights Uganda Rwanda Safari Gorilla Trekking Tour Prices include:

* Ranger fees
* Community visits
* All park entrance fees
* Golden monkey trekking
* Bottle water while on safari
* Chimpanzee trekking permits
* Boat cruises and Game drives
* Kigali Genocide Memorial visit
* Transport in a 4wd Safari vehicle
* Accommodation of your choice and on full board basis
* Services of a professional English speaking driver/ guide
* 2 Gorilla permits + Gorilla Tracking in both Bwindi National Park and Volcanoes National Park

6 Days 5 Nights Uganda Rwanda Safari Gorilla Trekking Tour Prices Exclude:

* Personal Insurance
* International Flights
* Visa fees (Uganda & Rwanda)
* Drinks, souvenirs & personal items
* Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities

Booking & Reservations for 6 Days 5 Nights Uganda Rwanda Safari Gorilla Trekking Tour Contacts;

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
WhatsApp : + 254 721-242-711
Mobile :  + 254 780-242-711
Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com
Website: www.africanspicesafaris.com

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