Pick up from Kigali by our company tour guide and transfer to Kibale national park. The drive takes you crossing the border Kibale takes approximately 6 hours. This is a scenic drive through the Kigezi highlands commonly known as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Overnight stay at Kyaninga Lodge / Ndali Lodge / Crater Lodge (up-market); Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Chimpanzee Guest House (Mid-range / budget)
Ndali Lodge is a fantastic traditional colonial lodge set in the stunning crater region of Western Uganda. Built of local stone and thatch, the 8 luxury bandas offer views over the dramatic Rwenzori Mountains; each banda is en-suite with a private veranda. The dining room and lounge offer relaxing views over the crater lake below. Ndali Lodge is set in a stunning location on the rim an extinct volcano which has now filled with water to become the breathtaking Lake Nyinambuga – 250 acres in size and 130 metres deep.
- Swimming Pool
- Sauna + Massages
- Guided Walks
- Spotting Birds
- Game Drives
At 7.00 am local time assemble at Kanyanchu park headquarters for briefing from the senior park ranger and at 8.00 am your guide will transfer you to the starting point for chimpanzee tracking. Normally the whole activity takes less than 4 hours. Later the guide will lead you to Chimps Nest Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a nature walk in the Bigodi community Sanctuary anticipating a variety of forest birds and primates including different monkey species. In the evening transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. It takes 2 hours to get to Queen Elizabeth national park. Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Kyambuara Game Lodge / Katara Lodge (luxury option); Ihamba Lodge / Bush lodge (mid-range)
Rise up at dawn for breakfast and an early morning game drive anticipating early risers including predators and other nocturnal mammals before they retreat to their hideouts. Expect mammals including hippos, buffaloes, hartebeests, leopard, lions, etc and a plethora of both endemic and migratory birds. Return to the lodge for an early lunch. At 2.00 pm transfer to the Kazinga Channel for a boat cruise. The Channel is a magnet to all wildlife in this park. It boasts of a big number of birds than any single destination in Africa. Retire to your lodge for relaxation. Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Kyambuara Game Lodge / Katara Lodge (luxury option); Ihamba Lodge / Bush lodge (mid-range)
Kyambura Game Lodge is a new luxury lodge situated on the eastern edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park with stunning views over the park and Kyambura Gorge. The lodge has been built using environmentally friendly local materials.
Accommodation is provided in 8 spacious and tastefully decorated self‐contained grass‐thatched cottages, with bath tubs/showers with views to the park, running hot and cold water and equipped with 220v electricity. Each cottage is privately located and has a lovely wooden balcony from which the diversity of wildlife in the park can be viewed and enjoyed.
The lodge also has a beautiful swimming pool and camp fire around which local traditional dancers will entertain you as you relax after the day’s activities.
- Game Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Community Walks
Very early in the morning, enjoy your breakfast and transfer to Volcanoes national park. This day is a long drive but worth undertaking as you traverse the scenic Kigezi highlands – views of the Virunga peaks striding the DR Congo and Rwanda is a big spectacle. Overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (up-market) / Sabinyo / Virunga Lodges (Luxury)/ La Palme / Hotel Muhabura (budget)
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is located in Musanze district northern Rwanda neighboring Volcanoes National Park. The lodge is located on the foothills of the Mount Sabinyo, a volcanic mountains that make up the Virunga ranges. The lodge is about 15 minutes from the main entrance to Rwanda’s Park National des Volcans.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is an ecolodge with 30 spacious cottages. The cottages are made of stone and thatch. All cottage comes with a living area with a fireplace, en-suite facilities and a private veranda. The main lodge area has a restaurant serving home cooked food and a bar
- Gorilla Trekking
- Golden Monkey Tracking
- Dian Fosey Tomb Hike
- Mount Bisoke Volcanoe Hike
- Ibi'Iwacu Village Cultural Tour
- Mount Karisimbi Hike
This day marks the major highlight of a 5 days Uganda Rwanda safari – gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes national park. In the morning converge at Kinigi park headquarters ready to embark on a gorilla trekking expedition. You will be allocated an hour with the gorillas in the wild. Return to the lodge for lunch before transferring to Kigali for a city tour including the Gisozi genocide memorial site. The guide will later transfer you to the airport for your scheduled flight.