8 days Gorilla Uganda Rwanda track

8 days Gorilla tour Uganda and Rwanda Track Just like all the other Safari, At Simba Africa Expeditions we are dedicated to tailor-making your primate adventures that suit your individual need. In this 8 days Uganda and Rwanda package, you will visit Kibale Forest National Park to track the chimpanzees, then head to Bwindi National Park for gorilla tracking and later on cross to Rwanda for another gorilla tracking experience. You will conclude the safari with a Kigali city tour and after depart from Kanombe airport with your flight out.

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Rwanda Track

HIGHLIGHT FOR UGANDA RWANDA TRACK GORILLA

  • Bigodi Swamp Nature Walk in Kibale
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale and Nyungwe forest National Park
  • Gorilla tracking Bwindi forest and Volcanoes National Park
  • Service of english speaking driver or guide
  • Travel in a customised 4WD safari vehicle
  • Delicious meals
  • Rwanda track Mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrival with transfer to Kampala

Depending on your flight details, you will be picked up from the airport by your guide/driver and dropped off at your booked accommodation. If there is time, you could meet with your safari consultant for a cup of coffee or dinner. You will then rest as you get ready for your next day’s safari, dinner and overnight at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market: Sheraton Hotel Kampala
  • Mid-range: Cassia lodge
  • Budget: Apricot Guest House
  • Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2 : Drive to Kibale National Park with a Bigodi Swamp Nature Walk.

With an early morning pick up from your hotel at 6:30am, you will start the journey at exactly 6:45am driving straight to Kibale National Park. You will use the Northern route from Kampala through Mubende and finally to Fort Portal. You will have lunch in fort portal and then continue to the national park for your afternoon nature walk. You should be at Kanyanchu, the starting point before 2:00pm to start the nature walk. The walk takes 2 to 3 hours and you will retire for the day, check into your safari lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market: Kyaninga Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Primates Lodge
  • Budget: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Chimpanzee tracking and Cultural Walk in the afternoon

You will kick off your day with your early morning breakfast and be at the starting point of tracking (Kanyanchu) by 7:30am. Here you will be debriefed on the dos and don’ts during the chimpanzee tracking in the deep forest. The track starts at exactly 8:00 am and lasts for about 2-3hours and you get to spend some time with these interesting creatures after which you will track back to the starting point, where your driver/guide will be waiting to receive you and take you to the safari lodge for lunch. After you have had your lunch, you will head back to the starting point of the cultural walk and get some time with the locals and see the beautiful crafts that they make.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market: Kyaninga Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Primates Lodge
  • Budget: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Kibale forest National Park – Bwindi Forest National Park

You will have an early start of your day, check out of your safari lodge and have breakfast then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a lunch stop in the way. This drive takes you through Uganda’s rolling green hills and through the highlands, also known as the “Switzerland of Uganda.” The road will lead even higher to where you can see the triangular peaks of the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda and Congo. We will then drop down into the valley to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Dinner and overnight at Accommodation

Accommodation Options

    Up Market: Buhoma Lodge/ Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Mid-range: Silverback Lodge
  • Budget: Buhoma Rest Camp
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Gorilla tracking Bwindi forest

After breakfast, your guide will take you along to the ranger station to register before 8:00am for the tracking. You will be given a short briefing by the rangers before setting off. The trackers will lead you through the forest, slashing at the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track gorillas. This trek can take from half an hour to five hours depending on how fast you find the Gorilla family you are tracking and therefore, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a good pair of walking shoes. You will get to sit in the forest among the gorillas listening to them grumble at each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the silverback. You will be so amazed.

Accommodation Options:

  • Up Market: Buhoma Lodge/ Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Mid-range: Silverback Lodge
  • Budget: Buhoma Rest Camp
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Transfer from Bwindi to Rwanda Volcanoes

Wake up to a delicious early morning breakfast and proceed your drive through the triangular Mountainous areas heading to the Volcanoes. You will have lunch and dinner en-route and upon your arrival in Rwanda, you will check into your hotel and get some rest.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market: Mountain Gorilla view lodge
  • Mid-Range: le’bambou gorilla lodge
  • Budget: Kinigi guest house
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Rwanda track Mountain Gorillas Volcanoes

Wake up relatively early, have breakfast and drive to the ranger station for the briefing that will prepare you for your Gorilla tracking in the Volcanoes. You return to the Lodge after the Gorilla tracking activity and have lunch, spending a quiet afternoon and later retire for the day after your dinner.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Mountain Gorilla view lodge
  • Mid-Range: le’bambou gorilla lodge
  • Budget: Kinigi guest house
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Volcanoes – Kigali

After your breakfast, you will drive to Kigali for a city tour, lunch and do some souvenir shopping of authentic African Rwandese stuff. You will then continue to the airport for drop off. Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Package for Uganda Rwanda track Gorilla includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Gorilla tracking permits
  • Chimpanzee tracking permits
  • Transportation by safari Vehicle
  • Driver allowances
  • Park fees

Package for Uganda Rwanda track Gorilla Excludes

The expenses of personal nature like

  • Airfares
  • Uganda Visas
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guide
  • Telephone fees
  • Porter fees when tracking
  • Personal insurance and shopping
  • Any other item not mentioned above