Day 1: Arrival, City Tour and Hotel Transfer
On arrival, you will be welcomed by our company representative together with the guides and go for a tour of Kigali city including Kimironko market and the genocide memorials. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Chez Lando
Day 2: Transfer to Ruhengeri (Musanze) – (3 Hours)
Have breakfast and depart Kigali city to Ruhengeri – also known as Musanze in the northern province of Rwanda and the base town for Volcanoes national park. You will enjoy lunch en-route and arrive Ruhengeri in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Muhabura
Day 3: Gorilla / Golden Monkey Trekking & Transfer to Bwindi – (4 Hours)
Wake up to an early breakfast and depart with your lunch packs to the park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts of Gorilla trekking. Later head into the bamboo slopes and hills of Volcanoes National park in search of the gentle giants.
Gorilla trekking can take between 2 to 6 hours in Rwanda depending on the movement of the gorillas. On finding the Gorillas, you will be allowed up to a maximum of 1 hour to view and photograph the gorillas as they go about their jungle business not minding who is watching!
After the trek, return to the starting point or another point of assembly where you will be awarded your certificate. Meet your guides and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest crossing through Cyanika or Katuna boarder. Dinner and overnight at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
Have an early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing by the ranger guides before embarking on your gorilla trek. Head into the forest and trek until you find the gorillas. Gorilla trekking can take 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas.
After finding the gorillas in Bwindi, you will be allowed only 1 hour and then return. Your driver / guide will drive you back to the lodge to relax and spend another night at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge as above.
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (6 Hours)
Enjoy breakfast and embark on your journey to Queen Elizabeth national park with lunch en-route. You will enter the park through the Ishasha sector where you could be lucky to see the tree climbing lions. Proceed to the lodge arriving in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Enganzi Game Lodge
Day 6: Game Drive & Launch Cruise – Queen Elizabeth
Wake up to an early breakfast and go for an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park where you will spot a lot of wildlife including African elephants, buffalos, antelopes, impala, among others and a lot of birds.
Drive to the Mweya peninsular where you will have lunch. In the afternoon, go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel inside Queen Elizabeth Park where you will come up close with hippos, crocodiles among other aquatic life and an array of birds on the bay! Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Enganzi Game Lodge as above.
Day 7: Transfer Kibale forest national park – (4 Hours)
Enjoy breakfast and transfer to Kibale forest national park with a stopover in Fort portal town for lunch and a visit to the crater lakes in Fort Portal and Amabere ganyinamwiru ( a unique stalagmites site with amazing caves and a waterfall).
Proceed to Kibale and spend the afternoon tracking the exuberant chimp families in the Kibale forest. Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor, is a thrilling experience. Though they can be difficult to spot, you will be in no doubt of their presence as the forest is alive with their noisy calls.
Diner and overnight at Chimpanzee forest guest house
Day 8: Transfer to Murchison falls national park – (9 Hours)
Breakfast will be served early and embark on your journey to Murchison falls national park with lunch en-route. This is a full day drive and you will Murchison falls in the evening. Enter the park through Kichumbanyobo gate and visit the top of the falls after which you will proceed to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Murchison River Lodge.
Day 9: Game drive and launch cruise
You will enjoy early morning breakfast and then go for a game drive where you will spot various wildlife including elephants, giraffes, lions, Uganda kobs among others. In the afternoon you will go for a launch cruise on the park’s main tourist attraction – the unique Murchison Falls.
The cruise takes you to the bottom of the falls and along the way, you can expect to see lots of game notable among which include elephants, crocodiles, schools of hippos and many birds of different species.
For the fit and adventurous, you can then hop off the boat with the bottom of the falls in sight and embark on a hike to the top of the falls – seeing the falls through the different stages and see the Uhuru falls too. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Murchison River Lodgeas above.
Day 10: Kampala & Departure – (6 Hours)
Enjoy breakfast and embark on the drive to Kampala with an optional en-route stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Proceed to Kampala arriving in time for lunch and depending on your time of departure, enjoy a brief city tour and a visit to the crafts village. Later transfer to Entebbe airport for your flight back home.