This Combined Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Chimpanzee Trekking Tour takes you through 2 City tours both Kigali and Kampala.
In Rwanda you will tour Parc Volcanoes Gorilla Trekking Parc, where as in Uganda the tours encompass Parc Volcanoes – Kisoro Mount Mgahinga NP, Lake Bunyonyi Islands (Kabale), Queen Elizabeth NP, Kibale NP, Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Walk Kibale and Murchison Falls National Park.
Combined Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Chimpanzee Trekking Tour
Day 1: Arrival Kigali Airport
You will be personally met by our driver/ guide at the Kigali airport and transfers you to Kigali Serena Hotel (Lodge facility) or Muhabura Guest House (Budget facility) for refreshment, relaxation and overnight stay. Meal Plan Dinner
Day 2: Kigali City Tour – Parc Volcanoes Rwanda
After breakfast take on a city tour that will also take you around the genocide sites. Lunch break then drive north to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. The 2 hour drive goes through beautiful hillsides that Rwanda has become well known for. Dinner and overnight stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Lodge facility) or Kinigi Guest House (Budget facility) Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After a briefing from your guide set off to track gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Spend an hour in awe watching Rwanda Gorillas go about their activities. You are likely to enjoy close views of adults feeding, grooming and resting as youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. Return to your lodge for overnight and dinner. Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Parc Volcanoes – Uganda Kisoro
Early morning trek to Dian Fossey’s grave that is on Mt. karisimbi and Karisoke before later transferring to Uganda for dinner and an overnight stay at Kisoro Tourist Hotel (Lodge facility) or Kisoro Traveler’s Rest Hotel (Budget facility) Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Mount Mgahinga National Park
Early morning visit the Golden Monkeys in the thick and cold jungles of Mgahinga National park. The activity is very adventurous. You will also encounter a lot of other primates plus countless beautiful bird species. After lunch, the afternoon is dedicated for relaxation and sightseeing. Dinner and an overnight stay at Kisoro Tourist Hotel (Lodge facility) or Kisoro Traveler’s Rest Hotel (Budget facility) Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Mgahinga National Park – Lake Bunyonyi Islands (Kabale)
Begin your day with a drive to Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale a region popularly known by many tourists as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’. You will be taken by the scenery of winding road, hills and valleys, terraced landscape and friendly big people. Relaxing the whole afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Safari Resort (Lodge facility) or Bunyonyi Overland camp (Budget facility) Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi Islands
The day begins with a boat trip for sightseeing and birding along Lake Bunyonyi. Feel the wonders of nature as you will see big terraced hills, big valleys, big everything including big people and forests! Return to the camp for lunch. After lunch ready for a guided nature walk and cultural visit to the Batwa Pygmies community to explore their life style. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Safari Resort (Lodge facility) or Bunyonyi Overland camp (Budget facility) Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi Islands – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After Breakfast embark on your drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishaka. Make a stop over to the wilderness Ishasha sector inside the bush in search of rare African climbing lions and other game before proceeding to Queen, arriving late afternoon. Check in at either Mweya Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Ihamba Safari Lodge (Budget facility).Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see Hippo, Buffalo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular birds. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Ihamba Safari Lodge (Budget facility).Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kibale National Park
With previous day’s memories enjoys your breakfast ready for guided primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge. After primate walk, drive to Kasese for Lunch, Enjoy the winding scenery of the foot hills of Mt. Rwenzori arriving in Fort Portal for Overnight and dinner at Mountains of the Moon(Lodge facility) or Rwenzori Traveler’s inn (Budget facility). Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11: Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Walk Kibale.
After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track chimpanzee in the forest. Chances of viewing the chimps are over 90% but not a guarantee. Kibale National Park is one of the beautiful and stunning forests in the Uganda. It is home to our closest living relatives the endangered Chimpanzee, the threatened Red colobus monkey and the rare L’hoest’s monkey. The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the Black and white colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and Bush babies and Pottos.
After lunch visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary from where you will take on aguided walk around the Swamp which will provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna. View a variety of butterflies, birds and other insects. Have a tour of the crater region around Ndali lodge. You may also stop over at any tea plantation along the road if you wish. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 12: Kibale National Park – Murchison Falls National Park
After a cup of coffee, ready for a drive to Murchison falls National Park, through large farms and large plantations and country side villages. Lunch break in Hoima, continue with a drive to Murchison as you enjoy the scenery of the green vegetation of the rift. Arrive in Murchison and later cross the ferry to the Northern side for overnight and dinner at Paara Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Red Chili Hideaway (Budget facility). Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 13: Murchison Falls National Park
Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee ready for an early morning game drive. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon you make a boat trip towards the Murchison Falls. Carefully watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, apes and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts you go to the bottom of the 43 meters high and famous Murchison Falls, which approaches you with a thunderous sound. There you leave the boat and start your quite heavy – hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. Overnight and dinner at Paara Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Red Chili Hideaway (Budget facility). Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 14: Murchison Falls – Kampala / Entebbe
Wake up at 6:00am prepared to take a photograph of the African rising sun in the morning and enjoy African breakfast. Cross the ferry for a drive to the spectacularly situated site at the top of the fall where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from up to 1 km squeeze through a 7 meter canyon dropping 45 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile…”the Murchison Falls “. Enjoy the sunrise. Continue to Masindi for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking is a must and lunch. Later drive back to Kampala / Entebbe at your convenience. Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch. End of service
PLEASE NOTE: We advise clients to book well in advance to enable us secure your Gorilla Permits as they are sold on first come, first serve basis.
The Combined Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Chimpanzee Trekking Tour package includes:
-Kigali city tour
-Dian Fossey Trek
-Golden Monkey Visit
-Visa fess to Uganda from Rwanda
-Guided Nature walk
-Transportation by a 4wd safari vehicle
-Gorilla Trekking permit per person
-Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
-Boat trip in Queen Elizabeth along the Kazinga Channel and Murchison Falls NP
-One chimp permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance for Kyambura and Kibale
-En route Lunches
-Ziwa Rhino Trekking
-Services on an English speaking Driver/guide.
-A visit to the Top of the Falls
-Hike to the Top of the Falls
-Equator monument Kasese Side