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Rwanda Gorillas and  Uganda Primates Tour-10 days

The 10 days vacation package combines the best of Rwanda-the gorillas and a selection of some of Uganda's best vacation attractions-Chimps in Mgahinga and Kibale, game and wildlife in Queen Elizabeth, plus relaxing on the shores of magical Lake Bunyonyi.

The vacation holiday starts with trekking mountain gorillas in Rwanda sometimes popularly referred to by Mzungus as Ruanda. After trekking the gorillas in Rwanda the package holiday itinerary then crosses over the border to Uganda starting with exploration of the Nkuringo Bwindi area for walking safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable forest, a boat ride on serene Lake Mutanda. Stay at Chameleon Hill Lodge for an un-forgettable African wild experience.

The next day, we travel to Lake Bunyonyi for an experience of cruising on the lake in a dug-out canoe. We then transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park the following day having a game drive enroute in search of the tree climbing lion in Ishasha. Stay at the beautiful Katara Lodge for a few nights to remember. Katara Lodge is our base for excursions into Kyambura for chimp tracking, morning and afternoon game drives in Queen Elizabeth Park in search of the cats, lions, leopards, tigers and of course elephants galore.

We finally travel to Fort Portal where we stay at out of this world-Kyaninga Lodge, a beautiful lodge perfectly situated on the edge of a fresh water crater. Kyaninga is our base for chimp trekking in Kibale forest and time permitting a Bigodi swamp walk. There is no better place to crown this splendid vacation than at  Kyaninga Lodge from where we depart in the morning to drive back to Entebbe and onward for our next destination or back home.

Tour Vacation package highlights.

  • Mountain Gorilla tracking in PNV Rwanda
  • Golden Monkey tracking in PNV
  • Visit the twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo
  • Visit local Iby'iwacu cultural village in PNV and watch Intore Dance performances at the village
  • Kigali city tour, and shopping for crafts in a local market in Kigali

Vacation Day 1 Arrival to Kigali

  • Met on arrival to Kigali by your professional English speaking driver guide.
  • Briefing on your safari
  • Kigali city tour
  • Transfer to PNV 2.5hrs
  • o/n Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Vacation Day 2 Gorilla trekking.

  • Registration at park headquarters for gorilla trekking.
  • Assigned to gorilla group in groups of 8 each.
  • Proceed to gorilla trekking trailheads
  • Trek the gorillas, spend an hour with them and then return to lodge for lunch
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore greater Virunga area.
  • o/n Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Vacation Day 3 Golden Monkeys tracking.

  • Golden monkey tracking OR Dian Fossey trek OR Hike a Volcano in PNV
  • Alternatively, we may travel to Lake Kivu 1.5hrs away and relax on the shores of the lake for the day. Later returning to PNV.
  • Afternoon visit to the twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo
  • Visit a cultural village or local school or local market
  • Nature walks
  • o/n Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Vacation Day 4   PNV-Bwindi Uganda

  • After breakfast drive to Uganda
  • Nkuringo walking safari
  • Boat ride on Lake Mutanda.
  • Visit Batwa pygmies
  • o/n Chameleon Hill Lodge/Nkuringo Gorilla Camp

Vacation Day 5   Bwindi-Lake Bunyonyi

  • After breakfast transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Nature walk
  • Dug-out canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi
  • o/n Birds' Nest/ Feza Cottages.

Vacation Day 6   Lake Bunyonyi-Queen Elizabeth Park

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • En-route game drive in Ishasha for the tree climbing lions
  • Relax in the swimming pool at Katara Lodge
  • o/n Katara Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge.

Vacation Day 7   Queen Elizabeth Park

  • Morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth in search of the cats
  • Explore Kasenyi salt lake project
  • Visit local communities and projects
  • Evening game drive
  • o/n Katara Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge

Vacation Day 8   Queen Elizabeth Park/Kyambura Gorge

  • Chimp tracking in Kyambura
  • Afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Evening at leisure with optional nature walk.
  • o/n Katara Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge

Vacation Day 9   Queen Elizabeth-Fort Portal

  • Transfer to Fort Portal
  • Relax at Kyaninga Lodge.
  • Swimming in the fresh water crater lake.
  • o/n Kyaninga Lodge.

Vacation Day 10   Chimp tracking Kibale

  • Chimp tracking in Kibale forest
  • Bigodi swamp walk

Vacation Day 11   Fort Portal-Entebbe

  • After breakfast transfer to Entebbe.
  • Evening at Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
  • O/n Boma Guest House/ Entebbe Airport Guest House.

Vacation Day 12   Departure

  • Shopping and transfer to Entebbe airport for departure.


Rwanda Enquiries Contact

Gorillas Vacations
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Uganda Office: Suite 3, Pioneer House
Plot 28 Jinja Road
Kampala, East Africa

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Gorillas Vacations
Tel: +256-392.897.704
Mob: +256-782-014-207
Uganda Office: Suite 3, Pioneer House
Plot 28 Jinja Road
Kampala, East Africa

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