7 Days Combined Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour
7 Days safari in Rwanda and Uganda starts off from Rwanda taking visitors to Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe forest / Kibale forest National park sighting the estranged mountain gorillas together with the chimpanzees.
This tour can be customized to begin from either Uganda or from Rwanda depending on the client’s flight convenience.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
From either the hotel / airport,our company representative will pick you up for your transfer to Volcanoes National Park; en route, engage in a Kigali city viewing; national museum, memorial genocide sites as well as local markets and craft shops. Later proceed with your drive to Musunze province and upon arrival, take a stride to the Iby’wacu Cultural Center and later retire at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury )/ Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Deluxe) / Hotel Muhabura (Budget) for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Iby’wacu Cultural Center
Upon rising, enjoy your morning coffee and assemble at the kinigi park offices; have breakfast, registration and briefing on the mountain gorilla trekking guidelines and code of conduct.
Here, you will also be allocated to your specific gorilla family and tracking group of 8 individuals. With your tracking gear’ you will ascend into the thick montane forest in search for the intriguing creatures; this may last between 1 and 8 hours depending on the days’ movement of the gorillas.
Expect an hour with these creatures once located and later retrieve to the starting point, meet your guide for your return to hotel. Later in the evening, engage in a Iby’wacu Cultural Visit.
Retire at your lodge for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury,) Volcanoes Lodge (Super Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic)
Day 3: Karisimbi Research Center Hike and Dian Fossey Grave
Enjoy breakfast and with parked lunch, embark on your hiking adventure to the Karisimbi Research Center – the home for the American scientist Dian Fossey who lived her life saving the estranged mountain gorillas. Visit the Dain Fossey’s remains. Enjoy your lunch in the wilderness, watching the birds and other wild animals. In the evening, retrieve the starting point, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. (DAY1) OR Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda); Dine and rest at Lake Bunyonyi Arcadia Cottages / Bird Nest Lodge.
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest OR Kibale Forest National Park-Uganda
Enjoy your breakfast and set off for Nyungwe Forest National Park / Kibale Forest National Park – East Africa’s Haven for primate watching. Upon arrival, relax at your lodge for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge if in Kibale stay at Crater Lodge – Kibale, Ndali Lodge or Kyaninga Lodge.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking
Upon rising, enjoy your breakfast and later head for the park headquarters for pre-tracking briefing on the code of conduct while tracking the chimps through the dense tropical rain forest. Enjoy the wonderful views of the chimps, colobus and velvert monkeys and many other interesting wildlife species dwelling within the forest.
Later, retrieve to the starting point, meet your guide and report at your lodge for refreshments and relations. If you wish, you may head for the health club at the lodge for relations or return to the forest for a guided forest nature walk / canopy walk. Alternatively, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 6: Morning Game Drive in QENP / Nyamirundi Island
Have breakfast and engage in a morning boat ride to some islands on Lake Kivu, Nyamirundi Island inclusive. Visit the coffee processing factories and later return to the shores of Lake Kivu for dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury), Palm Gardens resort (Deluxe), paradise marahinde (budget).
Very early in the morning engage in an amazing game drive through the kasenyi area for wildlife viewing where you will enjoy a wide variety of species like the lions, monkeys and elephants among others. Dine and rest in Ndali Lodge.
Day 7: Transfer to Kigali and Departure
Have breakfast and set off for your return trip to Kigali City for either a drop off at a hotel or airport for departure flight as may be scheduled.
END OF TOUR