15 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Tour- Volcanoes National Park, Bwindi impenetrable National park,Murchison falls,Queen Elizabeth National Park, Akagera National Park
Both Uganda and Rwanda are countries that are found in East Africa, and these countries are also characterized by many different land scapes, even though the presence of the green colours and the verdant hills is so common in these two countries. This tour also offers 2 completely different adventures of the culture and landscape of the true people of African continent. You will enjoy nature, mountain gorillas, scenery viewing, cultures, the source of the Nile, boat cruises as well as wildlife viewing.
Itinerary In Summary
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Day 3: Have a Game drive & a boat Cruise Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
Day 5: Morning game drive & a boat cruise on Kazinga channel Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge
Day 7: Explore Lake Bunyonyi & its islands Day 8: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park
Day 9: Enjoy the beach of Lake Kivu in Gisenyi Day 10: Transfer to Nyungwe National park
Day 11: Enjoy chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National park Day 12: Drive to Kigali & enjoy the culture of Rwanda
Day 13: Visit Akagera National park Day 14: Gama drive, proceed to Uganda.
Day 15: Departure.
Nov 18- Mar 17
pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise
- Ground Transportation
- All Meals and bottled water
- All Government Taxes
- All Tourist attractions and activities charges charges
- English-speaking driver/guide
- International Flights
- Visa Fees
- Airport Taxes
- Items of personal nature like Laundry
- Bar bills
- Tipping and any extra expenses not included above.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
Upon your arrival at Entebbe international Airport, you will be welcomed and greeted by our company representative who will then drive you to your booked Hotel in Kampala city. Accommodation Category:
(Entebbe Protea Hotel - Luxury option) (2 Friends Beach Hotel - Midrange option)
(Central Inn Hotel - Budget option).
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Have breakfast and then drive from Kampala to the North West as you continue to Murchison falls National Park. You have a stopover at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary to get a chance to trek these Rhinos. You will fully enjoy your nature walk to enjoy these Rhinos in the wild.
Have your lunch in town of Masindi before reaching in the park. Murchison falls is also the biggest national park in the area with over 3,840kms and named after the falls on the Victoria Nile. You stop at the top of the falls and enjoy the fantastic falls from above.
Accommodation Category: (Paraa Safari Lodge - Luxury option),
(Pakuba Safari Lodge - Midrange option), (Red Chill Rest Camp - Budget option).
Day 3: Have a Game drive & a boat Cruise
Have breakfast then proceed for a game drive and take photographs of many animals including the buffalos, elephant’s giraffes, waterbucks, the Uganda kobs, and the lions. You might also get lucky enough and view some leopards and many bird species. Have lunch at the lodge and then go for a boat cruise along the Nile towards the bottom of the falls. This is a chance to view the hippos, the crocodiles as well as the birds along the banks of the water. After, you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Accommodation Category:
(Paraa Safari Lodge - Luxury option), (Pakuba Safari Lodge - Midrange option),
(Red Chill Rest Camp - Budget option).
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
Have breakfast and then drive from Murchison falls national park and head to south west as you pass the Albertine escarpments of the great western rift valley. You drive through hoima and arrive to Fort portal which is the capital of Tooro Kingdom. Have lunch here and in the afternoon drive to Queen Elizabeth National park and enjoy scenery viewing as well as sighting seeing on your way to the lodge. On arrival, check in for dinner and an overnight.
Day 5: Morning game drive & a boat cruise on Kazinga channel
Have breakfast and then proceed for a game drive in the northern sector of the park near Lake George and also be sure to see the elephants, lions, warthogs, birds and many more animals. After get back to the lodge for breakfast and also enjoy your lunch. After, you will go for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel to view many animals and variety of birds. Later in the evening, you drive to the crater lakes regions for the great sun set view in the savannah and the view of the Rift Valley. Accommodation Category:
(Mweya Safari Lodge - Luxury option) (Enganzi Lodge - Midrange option)
(Pumba Safari Cottage - Budget option).
Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge
Early in the morning, have a cup of tea and with your packed lunch, the guide will drive you to Kyambura Gorge for a forest walk in order to search for the habituated chimpanzees and many other primates. This gorge is over 6kms long along the rift valley and 100m deep. The rangers will also provide you with a walking stick to help you with the walk. Immediately after the walk, you drive to Lake Bunyonyi through the cultivated terraced hills of Kigezi highlands. Accommodation Category:
(Bunyonyi Birdnest - Luxury option) (Bunyonyi Safari Resort - Midrange option)
(Bunyonyi Gorilla View Resort - Budget option).
Day 7: Explore Lake Bunyonyi islands and Transfer to Volcanoes
Have breakfast and after go for a two hour boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi and its many Islands that are good for bird watching, sightseeing as well as discovering the bakiga culture. You then drive to Ruhengeri at the gates of Volcanoes National park. Accommodation Category:
(Mountain Gorilla View - Luxury option) (Gorilla Nest Lodge - Midrange option)
(Kinigi Guest House - Budget option).
Day 8: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park
Wake up so early in the morning and head to the headquarters to brief you about the dos and don’ts of Gorilla trekking in Rwanda. You then will enter the gorilla home of volcanoes national park. This is where the biologist Dian Fossey work till 1985 and also cared for these endangered mountain gorillas.
This trek is so demanding but so rewarding at the same time. You have to ensure that you carry enough water as well as packed lunch. The time that is spent in the forest also depends on the movements of the gorillas with in their natural environment. After the trek, you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation Category: (Mounatin Gorilla View - Luxury option)
(Gorilla Nest Lodge - Midrange option) (Kinigi Guest House - Budget option).
Day 9: Enjoy the beach of Lake Kivu in Gisenyi
Have breakfast and then leave volcanoes and proceed to Gisenyi which is a pretty town that is located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Kivu, which is the water body in Rwanda. You will then descend the escarpments down towards the lake, with the great views of volcanoes, you will relax along the beach as you enjoy the cool breeze. Accommodation Category:
(Serena Kivu Hotelt - Luxury option) (Palm Beach Hotel- Midrange option)
(Stipp Hotel - Budget option).
Day 10: Transfer to Nyungwe National park
Have breakfast and then drive to Nyungwe National park, the road is so scenic along the lake. Have lunch in Kibuye and arrive to Nyungwe forest in time for dinner and an overnight at the lodge. Accommodation Category:
(Nyungwe game lodge- Luxury Option) (Nyungwe Hill top lodge-Midrange Option)
(Gisakura Guest House-Budget Option)
Day 11: Enjoy chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National park
Have breakfast and after go to Nyungwe Forest for the trek in search for the many troops of the Angolan colobus monkeys or the tracking of the chimps. Nyungwe is also a huge pure rain tropical forest of over 1000 sq km in size and you will be so amazed by the intense, and green mountain vegetation. The park has got over 13 species of primates, 275 species of birds, 100 species of orchids and many more. Make sure that you carry packed lunch and water. After you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Accommodation Category:
(Nyungwe game lodge- Luxury option) (Nyungwe Hilltop Lodge- Midrange option)
(Gisakura Guest House- Budget option).
Day 12: Drive to Kigali & enjoy the culture of Rwanda
Have breakfast at the lodge and then drive to Kigali, which is the capital city of Rwanda. Have a stopover in Gikongoro for a tour to the genocide memorial site of Murambi. Have lunch in Butare, after you visit the Rwandan original hand craft. Butare town also hosts the biggest university as well as the national museum that are worth to visit. Have a stop at Nyanza for a safari tour of the royal palace of the traditional king of Rwanda, the Mwami . You arrive in Kigali for dinner and an overnight at hotel. Accommodation Category:
(Kigali Serena Hotel-Luxury option) (Hotel Chez Lando-Midrange option)
Day 13: Visit Akagera National park
Have breakfast at the lodge and then drive to Akagera National park that is located along the Tanzanian border of Rwanda. Have lunch and then proceed for a game drive in the park and also have a boat trip on the lake Ihema to view the large numbers of buffalos, Nile crocodiles as well as the birds. This park is also famous for its heards of the game animals that include; the lions, zebras, elephants, the impalas, giraffes, topis, and over 425 species of Birds. Some of the birds found here include; shoebill stork, the AfricanJacana, the herons and the sacred Ibis Goliath herons. Accommodation Category
(Ruszizi tented Lodge- Luxury Option (Akagera Game lodge - Midrange Option)
(camping- Budget option)
Day 14: Game Drive, Proceed To Kigali
Have breakfast and then proceed for a game drive in the park. Later in the afternoon, return to Uganda and have an overnight at Agip Motel. The other alternative would be to drive back to Kigali for overnight and dinner.
Day 15: Departure.
Have a city tour in either Rwanda and flight back home or drive from Agip hotel in Mbarara, Uganda to Entebbe airport for your flight back home.