6-Day Rwanda to Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

This 6 day tour to Rwanda and Uganda will let you explore some of Africa’s exclusive wildlife including Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and African big five mammals like Lions, African Elephant, Cape Buffalos and various antelope types. Its active in nature since it involves volcano hiking, Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking. These will be coupled with amazing Landscapes, culture and historic encounters in both countries.

Day 1

Arrival to Kigali and transfer to Kisoro near Mgahinga national park

This day starts with your driver guide picking you up from Kigali international airport and embarking on an exciting road drive to the extreme south western Uganda. A stopover for lunch will be made en route. The dense rain forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga, famous for their gorilla population, are one of the most fertile and rich in the world, being homes to a variety of primates, animals, insects and exotic birds. On arrival, check in at the lodge for relaxation, Dinner and overnight stay at Kisoro Travelers rest Hotel as you wait for the next day’s adventure.

Main Destination:

Kisoro (Uganda)

Accommodation:

Kisoro Travellers Rest Hotel

Mid-range hotel located in or near Kisoro

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Full day volcano hike (Mout Sabinyo) and transfer to Bwindi Gorilla land

After breakfast at 8:00am the hiking adventure begins. Your tour guide will transfer you to the starting point. You will need to have hiking gears and also a good level of fitness. The mountain Sabinyo adventure is one of the most memorable activities in Mgahinga. The top of this Volcano has a spectacular crater lake. It is simply a 6 – hours hike including the 2 hours descending down to the starting point. Have lunch and continue with the journey to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Diner and overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp.

Main Destination:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda)

Day 3

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

After breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters for briefing by park ranger guides, depart with picnic lunch boxes to start Gorilla trekking – the activity can last up to 4 hours trek or more to find the Mountain Gorillas as you hike up and down the slopes with dense mist covered vegetation. Hence you will have packed lunch for this activity. This active quest will eventually bring you to the face of one of the most sought after creatures-the mountain Gorillas. Upon reaching them, you will have a full hour with them while observing and learning their behavior as you take photos. You will later transfer the Ishasha sector in the Southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park, arriving in the evening. You may do an evening game drive in the Ishasha sector. You will have dinner and overnight Enjojo Lodge.

Main Destination:

Ishasha Sector (Uganda)

Day 4

Transfer through Ishasha-Tree climbing Lions search-transfer to Mweya for the Kazinga channel boat

After having an early morning breakfast at the lodge, your driver will drive you to the Ishasha sector. You will embark on the game drive that will give you a chance to see tree climbing lions. You will be amazed to see them resting on the branches of fig trees during afternoon hours. In the afternoon hours you will drive to Mweya for a launch cruise along Kazinga channel. You will appreciate the high scores of Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos and crocodiles. A number of bird species will also be seen along including the Great Pelicans. Diner and overnight at Elephant Hab Lodge.

Main Destination:

Kyambura Gorge (Queen Elizabeth NP, Uganda)

Accommodation:

Elephant Hub Lodge

Mid-range lodge bordering Kyambura without fences

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu central forest and transfer to Kabale

Have an early morning breakfast and head to Kalinzu Forest for Chimpanzee tracking to meet man’s closet cousins in the wild. You will be amazed to see these primates as they play, swing on tree branches, fight for food etc. Kalinzu central forest’s jungle life is a breathtaking one especially for botanists, bird lovers and primate lovers! On this expedition, a list of potential forest edge animals can be encountered such as Vervet Monkeys, black and white Colobus monkeys and butterflies. You will transfer to Kabale for an overnight and dinner at Cephas Inn.

Main Destination:

Kabale (Uganda)

Accommodation:

Cephas Inn

Mid-range hotel located in or near Kabale

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Transfer from Kabale to Kigali international airport via the Genocide museum

After having breakfast or lunch depending on your scheduled flight times, jump a border crossing journey to Rwanda and later transfer to Kigali international airport to readily catch your flight back home as you say farewell to the African wilderness. You may possibly visit the Genocide memorial M

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: english, rutooro
Recommended gear: out door
Included in price: Park fees (For non-residents) Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident) Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident) All activities (Unless labeled as optional) All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade) A professional driver/guide All transportation (Unless labeled as optional) All flights during the tour All Taxes/VAT Roundtrip airport transfer Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section) Drinking water
Not Included in price: International flights (From/to home) Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day) Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.) Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Refund policy : full refund if tour not done
Availability : all year round