Rwanda & Uganda Gorillas Trekking Safari.from
A journey that begins in Nairobi, past Uganda Jungles into epic Rwanda. Amazing is the word
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- Vacation Style Holiday TypeGuided Tours, Jungle, Trekking, Wildlife
- Activity Level Moderate
- Group Size Small Group
Arrive in Nairobi airport early morning 3:25 am and picked up from the airport and go to the guest house and after relax go to city tour complete day and evening back to guest house stay in night and tomorrow early morning at 2:45 am go to Nairobi airport at flight 6 am to Kigali
Arrival and Kigali city tour (Possible for early arrivals in (from Jomo Kenya intl morning Rwanda airline express flight no.405 to Kigali at 6:30 am)
Based on the time of arrival in Kigali, pick up from the airport, check into the house or guest house economy price, relax and later head off for city tour around Kigali where we shall visit the following:
Visit the 1994 Gisozi Genocide Memorial site. (referred to as the general exhibition ground of genocide in Rwanda the only place where the genocide truth lies like historical Rwanda genocide story of 1994, catalogs with details of the genocide using photographs, video, and written accounts plus a range of artifacts, personal testimonies then Memorial Gardens containing ten graves and National Documentation Centre of the Genocide all add to the importance of the deceased.)
Transfer to Akagera National Park (OPTIONAL ACTIVITY PAYABLE DIRECT BY YOU) But still suggesting you enjoy a lot of activities in Rwanda City.
After an early breakfast, drive to Akagera National Park which is roughly 2 hrs & 30 minutes passing through Rwanda’s phenomenal landscapes and living lifestyles start your morning game drive, which takes you on tops of rolling hills surrounded by beautiful lakes from the south up to
The following features, fees, and taxes are included in the package:
- Transport whilst on safari in 4×4 safari Land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari as in the itinerary.
- Transfer upon arrival and departure.
- All national park fees and government taxes.
- Service of an English-speaking professional driver/guide.
- All game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
- Complimentary drinking water while on the Safari.
Our package DOES NOT cover the following fees, please make prior arrangements:
- International Flights/Local flights.
- Tips and gratuities to driver/guide, hotel/camp, and restaurant staff, room service.
- Items of a personal nature i.e. toiletries, torch, laundry, bottled water, and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
- Accommodation after the safari.
- Change in the itinerary.
- Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.
- Day 1 Arrive in Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi airport early morning 3:25 am and picked up from airport and go to guest house and after relax go to city tour complete day and evening back to guest house stay in night and tomorrow early morning at 2:45 am go to Nairobi airport at flight 6 am to Kigali
- Day 2 Arrival and Kigali city tour
Arrival and Kigali city tour (Possible for early arrivals in (from Jomo Kenya intl morning Rwanda airline express flight no.405 to Kigali at 6:30 am). Based on the time of arrival in Kigali, pick up from airport, check into the house or guest house economy price, relax and later head off for city tour tour around Kigali where we shall visit the following:
- Visit the 1994 Gisozi Genocide Memorial site. (referred to as the general exhibition ground of
genocide in Rwanda the only place where the genocide truth lies like historical Rwanda genocide
story of 1994, catalogues with details of the genocide using photographs, video and written
accounts plus a range of artifacts, personal testimonies then Memorial Gardens containing ten
graves and National Documentation Centre of the Genocide all add to the importance of the
- Visit kimironko market
- Visit nyamirambo the old city of kigali
- Kigali heights, Kigali convention center
- And other attractions around Kigali and from there we shall drive to, in the evening go to Accommodation
Guesthouse or house.
- Visit the 1994 Gisozi Genocide Memorial site. (referred to as the general exhibition ground of
- Day 3 Transfer to Akagera National Park
Transfer to Akagera National Park (OPTIONAL ACTIVITY PAYABLE DIRECT BY YOU) But still suggesting you enjoy a lot of activities in Rwanda City. After an early breakfast, drive to Akagera National Park which is roughly 2 hrs & 30 minutes passing through Rwanda’s phenomenal landscapes and living lifestyles start your morning game drive, which takes you on tops of rolling hills surrounded by beautiful lakes from the south up to the north, on top of a hill when watching a magic view of 3 lakes in a same time.
The park is home to a number of animals and different bird species such as Egyptian goose and fishing eagles. Luck being on your side you will encounter a number of animals during the game park: impalas, zebras, lions, elephants, bushbucks, waterbucks, tops, oribis, baboons, giraffes, cape elands, and so many others. Later drive back to Kigali for overnight to a guest house or house
- Day 4 Transfer to Volcano National Park
Transfer to Volcano National Park – Ibyiwachu cultural village and cultural village tour (OPTIONAL PAY GORILLA TRACKING PAYABLE DIRECT BY YOU) But enjoy the cultural village and cultural tour. This following morning after early having breakfast set off for your drive to Volcano national park which takes roughly 3 hours. We shall move around the neighborhood villages in Volcanoes NP known as home of gorillas where we shall do Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village in Musanze District based in the community bordering Volcanoes National Park. At the village, you will have a wonderful, interactive experience, learning all about Rwandan traditions, cultural songs and dances. You will be given a chance to participate in local dances and drumming, all while wearing traditional local “Umushanana” dress; shooting arrows, attending a traditional healer’s medicine show You will also have the opportunity to sample local food and banana beer and visit a local household or school. From there we shall drive to guest house or camp tent and same as you suggest Ibyiwacu Cultural village and the traditional dances. Finish plan Rwanda and start plan in Uganda
- Day 5 Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Transfer to Bwindi National Park ( Rushanga) from Volcano National Park and finish plan in Rwanda and start plan Uganda. After breakfast, travel to Bwindi Impenetrable national park through savannah grasslands, herds of long horned Ankole cattle to the Kigezi highlands commonly known as the “Switzerland of Africa” because of the beautiful green cover. It will take you approximately 5 to 6 hours to reach Bwindi, Accommodation at as you suggest in camp or national park
- Day 6 Gorilla tracking in Bwindi National Park
Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Getting to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Resting off at Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Matand. Accommodation and lodging. People and culture Community and forest treks Discounted gorilla tracking permit)this item maybe includes After an early breakfast, at 7:15 am drive to the information center 10 minutes from the lodge with packed lunch boxes to prepare for the Gorilla tracking. After a briefing from the Ranger guide, traverse to the Gorilla sanctuary to start tracking these lovely creatures. It takes approximately 2 hours to find the gorillas based on where they are located and after you spend 1-hour observing and taking pictures. The time you spend observing these endangered species is worth a trip to any part of the world and can never be forgotten. Clients are expected to have enough drinking water, good hiking shoes, rain jackets in case it rains, gloves if necessary, long-sleeved clothes. Time spent
with these Gorillas is very priceless. After tracking, transfer back to the lodge for complete relaxation to immerse in nature. (Full Board, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Day 7 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park from Bwindi national Park). After breakfast, travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
. It will take you approximately about 4 hours to reach Queen Elizabeth National. Accommodation at Elephant Hub Lodge (Half board- Break Fast & Dinner) or tent or as you suggest not expensive
- Day 8 Tour of Queen Elizabeth NP
In the morning at 6:30am, start off your game drive in the park. Queen Elizabeth boasts of one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world. Located on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley south west of Kasese, its vegetation comprises of savannah, acacia, euphorbia trees and large papyrus swamps. A number of over 100 mammal species and 500 bird species make this territory and great tourist destination. The maramagambo forest houses a large selection of monkeys and birds with flamingos on the crater lakes. The morning Game drive provide excellent opportunity to see lions, elephants, Leopards, Topi and many other animals (remember these are wild animals and nature can’t be tamed, so we can’t be 100% sure of seeing all the animals), After the Game Drive to Mweya Safari lodge for lunch at around 12:30 pm before transfer for the boat cruise at 1:30pm
The boat trip on the Mweya Peninsula along the Kazinga channel which is a 41 km stretch of water and believed to be the longest natural water channel connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Here you have an opportunity to see crocodiles, hippos and birds that inhabit the Shoreline. The boat cruise takes roughly 2 hours. After the boat cruise, transfer back to the lodge
Note: Nature can’t be tamed; we can’t assure you on the kind of wild animals you will see. (Full board at the lodge – All meals)
- Day 9 Transfer from Queen Elizabeth NP
Transfer from Queen Elizabeth national park early morning game drives before your out pounds flight. End of Rwanda Uganda Gorilla trekking safari.
Accommodation is available at the following:
Lodge or House: In Rwanda, you have the choice of staying at a lodge or a house. Whichever fits your need. They are both fully equipped and comfortable
Elephant Hub Lodge: The lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience with its stunning view of Queen Elizabeth National Park, remarkable activities including nature walks & game drives, luxurious lodging in our expansive cottages, chimpanzee tracking, hordes of animals to be seen, rich stories told by the locals, and more.
Mweya Safari Lodge: Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains
A negative PCR test is required within 72 hours of arrival (boarding first flight from the country of origin).
Another test is required upon arrival $60 (12-24hr turnaround)
There is a mandatory hotel quarantine for 24 hrs until the negative test received
Travelers must complete this Passenger Locator form within 120 hrs of departure. Negative test needed to complete the form.
A negative test is required within 72 hrs of each park entry and a test within 72 hours of each chimp/gorilla trek to protect the health of the primates
Volcanoes National Park Indemnity form due one week prior to trek dates listed (do not list signature date)
Another test is required 72 hrs of departing (unless stay was within 72 hrs)
For short stays, the test taken upon arrival will suffice for departure
There is a nationwide curfew from 8 pm to 4 am
Lightweight and comfortable clothing is usually the best Safari clothing. For walking safaris or game viewing on foot, clothing should be of neutral color, and white, bright, or vividly patterned clothing avoided. Most African game animals are able to see bright blue over any other color. Strong footwear is advisable if you are planning to do any walking. For serious climbers and trekkers, a good pair of hiking boots should be brought with you.
You are only permitted to bring a dog with you to the Park. Dogs must be on a leash in the Walk-Thru Safari, and in the Drive-Thru they cannot stick their head out the window and interact with any of the animals. Dogs must be under the control of the owner. Owners are responsible for picking up after their dogs. No other type of pet is allowed due to animal health and safety regulations. This includes cats, birds, rodents, reptiles, etc. We have the right to have any dog removed from the Park at any time.