UGANDA RWANDA GORILLA TRIP 7 DAYS
Chimpanzee and Gorilla Tour , Uganda Rwanda 7 days
7 DAYS Chimpanzee and gorilla Tour. (Uganda and Rwanda)
Note that we have a group tour for this package leaving in May, October , November and December . Check below the itinerary for our special rates for any one booking not later than March 2011. 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 NATIONAL PARK
You will be picked from you hotel by a tour guide from AA safaris and tours Ltd who will brief you before you proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You may have to stop over at the Equator or the Mpigi Mpambire drum makers before you proceed. You also have a game drive en route to look out for wildlife and also will have the chance to see the great lakes of Lake Edwards and Lake George as well as the Kazinga channel. Your dinner and overnight will be at the lodge of your choice;
Budget – Institute of Ecology / Simba safari lodge
Moderate – Hippo Hill Lodge / Ihamba Lodge
Up Market – Mweya safari lodge/ Jacana safari lodge/ Katara Lodge / King Fisher Resort.
DAY 2 GAME DRIVE AND LAUNCH CRUISE
You will have to wake up early enough so that you can go for the early morning game drives from where you will see animals like the lions, buffaloes, kobs, the Python, Elephants, hyenas, warthogs, birds’ hippos and many more savannah wildlife. You will then have your breakfast at mid morning when you go back to the lodge, wait for lunch and after that you will go for an afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. You will see variety of birds as there are so many of them and the highest numbers of hippos in Africa! Your dinner will be back at your lodge.
DAY 3 CHIMPANZEE TREK IN KYAMBURA GORGE AND TRANSFER TO BWINDI
Immediately after your breakfast, you will proceed to Kyambura Gorge in the southern part of Lake George for chimpanzee trekking which might take about 3-4 hours. Kyambura gorge serves as a bumper for the north-eastern part of Queen Elizabeth National park. After the chimpanzee trekking, you will have your lunch and then continue to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park passing through Ishasha sector where you will have the opportunity to see variety of tree climbing lions. Bwindi has got variety of birdlife and therefore a good place for the bird lovers to visit, high population of mountain gorillas and other primates species, incredible flora, among so many other unique features. Your dinner will be at the lodge of your choice.
Budget – Buhoma Community bandas or Bwindi View bandas or Nkuringo campsite tents or Virunga Hotel or Nkuringo safari centre
Moderate- Lake Kitandara camp or Nkuringo camp site or Wagtail Eco lodge or similar
Up market- Engagi lodge or Buhoma lodge or Gorilla Resort camp or Traveler’s rest camp or Silver back lodge
Luxury accommodation package- Gorilla Forest Camp or Clouds Lodge or Gahinga Volcanoes Lodge, or Volcanoes Bwindi safari Lodge
DAY 4 GORILLA TREK AFRICA
You will have breakfast very early in the morning and then get to the park headquarter before 8 am for briefing with the ranger, registration before you start tracking. You will carry your packed lunch since tracking will take 1-10 hours and then will be given one hour to spend with the gorillas when you encounter them, listen to them grumble to each other and marvel at the sheer size of the silver back which is the dominant male so as to give you the best memories of the Africa gorilla tour. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas in the World. Your dinner will be back at your lodge.
DAY 5 TO RWANDA – VOLCANOES NP
You drive to the boarder of Uganda and Rwanda immediately after breakfast and head straight to Musanze best known as Ruhengeri and hare you will have clear views of Volcanoes National Park, the Virunga Mountains that have four peaks and the twin lakes namely Burera and Ruhondo.
Dinner and over night will be at either;
Budget – Kinigi Guest House
Standard – Mountains Gorilla Nest Lodge / Mountain gorilla View Lodge/ Hotel Gorillas
Luxury – Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Back lodge
Day 6 GORILLA TREKKING AFRICA
You will go for gorilla trekking in Parc National des Volcanoes before 8 am. Have a short briefing about the gorillas and the park then slope and look for the rare mountain gorillas. The rangers will have all the information about the different flora and fauna in the park and he will be telling you about it during the tracking. You have an hour to spend with the gorillas and see how they play and feed each after which you have to go to Kabale where you will send the night and have your dinner from.
Budget – Bushara Island camp
Standard – Bunyonyi Overland camp
Luxury – Habuharo Island Camp/ Arcadia cottages
DAY 7 L. BUNYONYI- KAMPALA
After breakfast, you will go for a canoe dug ride on Lake Bunyonyi so that you will have an opportunity to see various birds and view the different islands. Then you will drive back to Kampala and go straight to the airport to catch your flight back home.
QUOTE Minimum of 4 people – Maximum of 12 people
Budget accommodation package- US$ 2380 per person sharing( staying at Simba safari lodge / Institute of Ecology , Buhoma bandas / Nkuringo safari centre or similar and Kinigi Guest house or Muhabura lodge)
Mid range accommodation package- US$ 2790 per person sharing ( Staying at Hippo Hill Camp or Ihamba lodge , Nkuringo Campsite / Travelers’ rest camp and Mountain Gorilla Nest Lodge /Mountain gorilla View Lodge )
Standard Luxury accommodation package- US$ 2980 per person sharing( staying at Mweya safari lodge / Jacana safari lodge/ Katara Lodge, Buhoma Lodge / Traveler’s rest / Gorilla safari Lodge / Wagtail Eco lodge and Mountain Gorilla Nest Lodge /Mountain gorilla View Lodge )
Super Luxury accommodation package – US$ 4185 per person sharing ( staying at Mweya safari lodge / Jacana safari lodge/ Katara Lodge , Gorilla Forest Camp or Clouds Lodge and Volcanoes Lodge or Sabinyo Silver back lodge )
- Park entry fees
- Full board accommodation
- 2 gorilla tracking permits per person
- Ground transportation in a 4×4 land cruiser
- Drinking water is a complementary
- Queen Elizabeth Safari
- services of a full time English speaking driver guide and all their personal expenses
The price excludes; tips , visa fees, laundry , drinks and any other personal expenses.Please inquire now