Day 1: Arrival & Hotel Transfer
Following your arrival and clearance at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by your driver / guide and transfer to the hotel in Entebbe for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Best Western Hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale National Park
After early morning breakfast, meet your driver / guide and transfer to Kibale forest national park in the western part of the country. En-route, you will visit Amabere G’anyinamwiru stalagmites site in Fort portal and have lunch. Arrive Kibale in the afternoon and connect to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse.
Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Have breakfast very early and later transfer to the park head office for a briefing about the endangered chimpanzees and later enter the forest with the guidance of a park ranger along with your tracking gears, packed water and snacks.
Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa with 13 species of primate where chimpanzees are the most visited. This tracking takes about 2-5 hours in search of the chimpanzees. On finding the primates, you will spend 1 hour viewing then while studying their behaviour and taking pictures.
In the afternoon after lunch, you will drive for about 3 hours to reach Queen Elizabeth national park, en route at the Equator and the crater lakes exploration. Later connect to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Elephant Hab lodge
Day 4: Morning game drive and boat cruise and transfer to Bwindi
After early breakfast, embank on morning game drive in the kasenyi region. While on the game drive, expect to see the big four game including antelopes, giraffes, warthogs and white Colobus monkeys just to mention a few. Later connect for the 11am launch cruise along Kazinga channel where you will get an opportunity to see a number of bird species, Elephants and buffalos, hippos and crocodiles at the lake shores.
After both activities, you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable national park, dinner and overnight stay at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking experience & Community Tour
Have breakfast and transfer you to park offices for briefing about Mountain Gorilla trekking by a local guide. The time taken is usually between 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. Meeting the gorillas unexpectedly is one of the most captivating lifetime experiences.
You will have a chance to observe and take pictures at very close range. You will observe adults feeding and groaning among themselves. After an hour with the long-awaited gorillas, your guide and rangers will lead you back to the starting point where your driver will readily be waiting to transfer you back to Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge. You will then head out with your local guide for an optional community tour visiting the nearby villages. Return for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6 & 7: Transfer Back to Entebbe & Fly to Kigali
Depart Bwindi early morning and arrive Entebbe airport in good time for your flight to Kigali where you will be transferred to your designated hotel as you await your COVID-19 test results within 24 hours.
Day 8: Transfer to Musanze / Ruhengeri
Following your negative results and clearance, you will be picked up from you designated hotel and head out for a tour of Kigali city including Caplaki crafts village, Kimironko market and the genocide memorial site.
Have lunch and embark on your journey to Musanze / Ruhengeri – the base town for Volcanoes National Park arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge.
Day 9: Golden Monkey Trekking
Have early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters at Kinigi for briefing and allocation of the ranger guide. You will then embark on the trek to see the Golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park. This lasts between 3 and 5 hours and return to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, you drive to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu where you will relax by the shores. Dinner and overnight stay at Paradise Malahide Hotel.
Day 10: Transfer to Kigali & Departure
Enjoy breakfast and transfer back to Kigali and drop off at the airport for your onward flight.