Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tour Uganda-Rwanda 7 days
Gorilla and chimpanzee tour Uganda-Rwanda is a managed tour package every year for groups travelling during low seasons May, October , November and December and gorilla trekking permits are at reduced prices of $350 pp. Check below the itinerary for our special rates for any one booking not later than March. You should book with a partner to share a room with if you have no partner, then you will have to pay the single supplement fee.
Day 1 TO QUEEN ELIZABETH
Have breakfast then later 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. Lunch en route and visit the crater lakes region then after retire for dinner and overnight at
Budget – Albertine River camp
Moderate – Hippo hill camp
Luxury – Mweya safari lodge/ Kyambura Wildlife Lodge / Jacana Safari Lodge
Day 2 GAME DRIVE
Take breakfast to warm up in the morning and then go chimp tracking in Kyambura gorge . The gorge 100mtres profound is a habitat to habituated chimpanzees. It is imprinted by Kyambura river which flows across the rift valley floor towards the Kazinga channel. The guided walk to search for man’s closest cousins the chimpanzee begins at Kyambura Fig tree camp at 0800 hours and takes 2 – 5 hours. You will encounter other primates in this gorge that include the red tailed monkeys, colobus monkeys, olive baboon among others. Relax as you wait for lunch time. In the afternoon, you will be taken for a boat ride at the Kazinga channel . This will expose you to various aquatic mammals like the Crocodiles and herds of Hippopotami. The shoreline of this channel is well known for its massive flocks of birds like the the fish eagle, African jacana, pelicans and if you are lucky , the shoe bill. Crocodiles have become a common sight here and irregularly leopards.
Return to your lodge for d inner and over night.
Day 3 To Bwindi National park
Wake up for a morning game drive in search for the early risers . Expect encounters of lions, leopard, the Uganda kob, elephants, buffalo and many other personal expenses. You will be transferred to Bwindi National park through the Ishasha sector. A game drive through this southern sector of Queen Elizabeth is famous for tree climbing Lion encounters. Have lunch en route and then after transfer to Bwindi national park. Dinner and overnight at
Budget-Buhoma community bandas.
Moderate -L. Kitandara Tented camp/
Luxury Gorilla Forest Camp Gorilla Resort camp, Buhoma Homestead
DAY 4 Gorilla trekking
Go gorilla tracking, walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. An inspiring moment! (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes) Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other,and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left! If you have the energy this afternoon, take a guided walk on the Munyaga River trail, which is an ideal short walk. This trail leads to three delightful crystal clear waterfalls, and there is a profusion of tree ferns, epithytic ferns, orchids and Bwindi’s colourful array of butterflies. Here you may also see birds and primates from the forest edge. Overnight at your lodge
Day 5 TO RWANDA ( Rwanda is GMT +2)
After breakfast, you will transfer to either Kisoro or Kabale .Cross the border ( clear your visa requirements ) then you will be driven to Kinigi. On arrival, you will visit the genocide memorial. Dinner and overnight at
Budget -Kinigi guest House / Muhavura lodge.
Moderate Mt Gorilla nest lodge/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Luxury – Volcanoes Lodge
Day 6 GORILLA TRACKING
After breakfast, go gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans. Tracking the gorillas in this light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas is a supernatural experience. The walks might be laborious! An encounter of a family of gorillas is rewarding! 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 it is wet and muddy. Transfer to Kabale for your dinner and over night at
Budget Bushara Island Camp.
Moderate Arcadia cottages
Upmarket Habuharo Island Camp
Day 7 L. Bunyonyi
Take break fast and then Visit the museums in Kabale from where you will be transferred to Kampala or Entebbe for your next flight back home.