Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe INTL Airport
Pick up from the hotel on arrival and transfer to Laico Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe or Ruch Hotel in Kampala for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Set off for Murchison Falls National Park
After an early breakfast, set out for Murchison Falls national park via Masindi town, Visit the top of the falls. You will have an opportunity to see the Nile’s beauty perfected as you watch the Nile water fall. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Lodge / Murchison Lodge / Red Chilli Rest Camp.
Day 3: Game drive and Launch cruise
Early in the morning, you will take a cup of coffee and then go for a game drive where you will encounter Giraffes, Lions, Elephants, baboons, and a number of different antelopes……. In the after lunch go for a launch cruise on the Victoria Nile upstream to the base of the Murchison falls. You cannot miss to see among others; Hippos, crocodiles, Water bucks, and a wide variety of bird species. Return for dinner and over night at your lodge.
Day 4: Travel to Kibale National Park
After breakfast, transfer to Kibale Forest national park in preparation for the chimpanzee tracking the following day. The journey takes you through Butiaba Escarpments on the western arm of the East African Rift Valley, overnight at Chimpanzee Guest House / Chimp Nest Lodge / Primate Lodge Kibale.
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and travel to Queen Elizabeth wild game Park
Early morning breakfast and then trek the Kibale Forest to search for Man’s closet cousins the Chimpanzees . The forest is also home to other primates like grey cheeked mangabeys, baboons and vervet monkeys. In the after noon, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / King Fisher Lodge.
Day 6: Wild Game drive and launch cruise on Kazinga channel
After breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive along Kasenyi track to see the herds of Buffalo, Elephant, Warthog and Lions. After lunch, go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel, this is the highest concentration of hippos in Africa, with huge Nile crocodiles, 611 bird species and many Elephants & Buffaloes seen basking along the shores, then in the evening go back to your lodge for dinner & overnight.
DAY 7: Depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, going through Ishasha sector viewing the tree climbing lions along side other animals like elephants and antelopes. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs / Gorilla Mist Lodge / Wagtail Eco Lodge.
DAY 8: Gorilla tracking experience
This is your day for the gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Forest – an experience of a life time and worth encountering! Time permitting, take a nature walk to local communities like the Batwa pygmies, or cultural entertainment in the evening. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park – Rwanda
Breakfast at the lodge and start a picnic drive to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. We shall cross through Cyanika boarder in Kisoro. The journey goes through beautiful scenic views of the Kigezi region, famously known as the Switzerland of Africa. Enjoy adventurous views of winding roads, deep valleys and mountains in Kisor region, enroute visit to the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, arrive to Ruhengeri in Rwanda by late afternoon or early evening, dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Hotel Gorillas / Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.
Day 10: Mountain Gorilla Tracking Adventure, Rwanda
An early morning breakfast is followed by transfer to Kinigi park headquarters (with packed water) for, guide allocation and briefing about gorilla tracking. This is followed by a drive to the trailheads where hiking and trekking up the hills to the bamboo zone begins. Hiking, trekking and tracking gorillas may take 2-7 hours, depending on their movements. Sight and stay with these gentle giant apes is 1hour. Descend to the hotel for late lunch. Time permitting, visit the panoramic twin volcanic lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Hotel Gorillas / Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.
Day 11: Kigali City tour, Departure
After your breakfast, we shall start a 2 hrs drive to Kigali (Rwanda capital), do city to Gisozi genocide memorial museum, art and crafts shopping, visit local fruit markets after which we shall transfer to the airport for your scheduled departure flight.
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