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5 Days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Overview of the 5 Days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

The 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda is a cross boundary safari package that allows you to track the critically endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s volcanoes National Park and then view extensive savannah wild game in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park. The sights of mountain gorillas, the rolling hills of Rwanda, the magical Virunga Volcanoes which a chain of 8 mountains, the fascinating Kigezi Highlands along the remarkable wild game like the tree climbing lions of Ishasha, the ground dwelling lions in Kasenyi extension, the leopards, the Cape Buffaloes, the African Elephants, the Deffasa Waterbuck, the Side stripped jackals, the Spotted Hyenas, the Kazinga Channel boat cruise and its aquatic sights of Hippo and Nile Crocodile combine to make this safari a remarkable a wonder of a life time in Uganda and Rwanda.

Safari Highlight of the 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Day 1 of the 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2 of the 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park & relax at the lodge

Day 3 of the 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Whole day drive

Day 4 of the 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda: Do morning game drive & afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise

Day 5 of the 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda: Drive back to Kigali with a simple game drive in Ishasha sector (South of Queen Elizabeth National Park) en route in search of tree climbing lions. Take a night flight

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Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Day 1 of the 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

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rwanda-gorillas

Following your long flight, you arrive at Kigali International Airport where you will find the safari guide waiting to offer you a courteous welcome. After briefing about Rwanda and the safari in particular, you embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 2 – 3 hour’s drive. You enjoy the drive through hilly countryside that has earned Rwanda a dub as the land of a thousand hills. You continue to arrive in Ruhengeri in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme, Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel, Wild Camping

Day 2 of the 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park & relax at the lodge

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gorillas-inrwanda

You arrive earlier and catch up with the impressive Kinyarwanda performances and a free cup of coffee served at the site. After the gorilla family allocation and briefing starting at 8am, you head to the mist in search of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. Trek through impressive landscapes with the Volcanic soils which may not be all that firm and can be slippery. The park also features lush flora and bird species. The one hour moment with the gorillas is also remarkable. It is an exciting adventure to come into a direct contact with the mountain gorillas. The entire trek is not predictable but can range from 2 – 8 hours. You retire from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Hotel La PalmeBudget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel, Wild Camping

Day 3 of the 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Whole day drive

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park 411km about 8 hours’ drive crossing at Chanika boarder post driving past the magical views of Virunga Volcanoes, the Kigezi Highlands, the remarkable views of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park before arriving in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Upmarket / luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge, Budget / Basic: Pumba Safari Cottages, Wild Camping

Day 4 of the 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda: Do morning game drive & afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise

Short wildlife Safari in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth NP

Short wildlife Safari in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth NP

After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kigali driving through the hilly landscapes of Rwanda that have qualified it as a land of a thousand hills. You arrive in Kigali and connect to the Kigali International Airport for the flight departure.

You wake up for an early morning cup of coffee in the views of the moist savannah before heading to the park for the game drive at 7am. Undertake a game drive in the Kasenyi tracks and the Queen’s Mile in the open savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park lying flat on the Albertine rift floor. This Uganda safari encounter offers you an opportunity to explore a range of wild game including; cape Buffaloes, Leopards, Topi, Elephants, Kobs, Waterbucks, Warthogs, Hyena, lions, side stripped jackals among other wildlife not forgetting counts of bird species since Queen Elizabeth National Park has the highest bird count  in the whole of Uganda and East Africa (over 600) including the Martial Eagle, African Skimmer, Black-rumped Buttonquail,  Chapin’s Flycatcher, Pinkbacked Pelican, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, White-tailed Lark, Black Bee-eater, White-winged Warbler among other birds. Retreat from the activity for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise departing at 2pm. You will have an afternoon 2-hour boat cruise running along the Kazinga channel that stretches from Lake George to Lake Edward covering 45km distance. This cruise offers you an opportunity to see at close range the highest concentration of water submerged Hippos, surrounded by over 550 species of migrant and resident birds plus crocodiles drinking and resting at water edges. The cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. You retreat from the boat cruise and do an evening game drive along the Channel track to explore more wild game in their evening moments. Continue to the lodge for overnight

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge, Budget / Basic: Pumba Safari Cottages, Wild Camping

Day 5 of the 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda: Drive back to Kigali with a simple game drive in Ishasha sector (South of Queen Elizabeth National Park) en route in search of tree climbing lions. Take a night flight

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kigali 399km about 7 hours’ drive. You drive through Ishasha sector undertaking a mini game drive not exceeding 1 ½ hours in search of tree climbing lions after which you proceed passing through Kabale to cross at Katuna border and arrive in Kigali in the evening to mark the end of the tour.

End of the 5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

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Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort is a midrange / Standard accommodation establishment perched on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort features cozy safari tents, family cottages, cottages, rooms and provision for camping and self-camping.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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