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10 Days Uganda and Rwanda gorilla tour

With in 10 days, you will be able to discover 2 different countries with in a short period of time. You will visit most Uganda National Parks and Rwanda National Parks. The tour starts in Kampala (Uganda) and ends in Kigali Rwanda

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, you will transfer from Kampala and drive southwestward to Lake Mburo National park. You will have stop over at the equator for photography before continuing with your journey to the Park. This Park is a home to wildlife animals like Zebra, Impala, Uganda Kob, and many more. You will have a game drive enroute which will reward you with views of the above animals. In the afternoon, you can have a boat ride on Lake Mburo and this will offer you different views of water loving animals.  Dinner and overnight at Mantana luxury tented camp/Mihingo lodge/Rwonyo camp/Arcadia cottages.

Day 2, Game drive and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
In the morning after breakfast, you will have a game drive as you exit the park. This will give you sights of different wildlife animals missed in the previous game drive on day 1. You will leave the Park and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and this journey will offer you with different views of the Ankole plain land and ever green vegetation.  As you enter the Park, you will have a game drive enroute and look out for animals. Upon reaching the Pak you will have lunch and later go for the afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Look out for animals like hippos, Crocodiles and a variety of bird. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/Simba Safari Camp

Day 3, Game drive and Chimpanzee tracking
Early morning before breakfast, you will set out for the game drive to catch up with the early risers. Look out for lions, buffaloes, Leopards, Hyenas, bush and water bucks and the Elephants. Return to the lodge for breakfast and later transfer to Kyambura gorge for Chimpanzee tracking experience as well as other primates like monkeys, baboons. In the evening, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge/Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/Simba Safari Camp

Day 4, Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After a morning breakfast, you will leave Queen Elizabeth National park and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. As you exit the park you will have a game drive enroute in the Ishasha sector and this will reward you with the sights of the rare tree climbing lions and a variety of bird species. Proceed to Kabale commonly known as the Switzerland of Africa and reach Lake Bunyonyi in time for relaxation dinner and overnight stay at Bird nest/Bunyonyi overland resort/ Arcadia cottages/Bushara Island

Day 5, Spend the whole day at Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, you will go for a cultural walk on Lake Bunyonyi. Among the many villages in the area, you will Visit the Batwa village where the people known as the Pygmies are found. You will also enjoy the boat ride on the lake which will give you scenic views of the different surrounding Islands and terraced hills.  Dinner and overnight stay at Bird nest/Bunyonyi overland resort/ Arcadia cottages/Bushara Island

Day 6, Transfer to Rwanda
After breakfast, you will move to the Uganda-Rwanda border for immigration procedures after which you will enter Rwanda the country commonly known as the ‘Land of a Thousand hills’. Upon reaching Rwanda, you will transfer to Kinigi/Ruhengeri where you will have a short adventure with in the village towns. Relax at your lodge as you prepare for your next day’s Gorilla trek. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House

Day 7, Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing from the ORTPN officials. After the briefing, you will be allocated Gorilla groups where you will also be accompanied by ranger guides. You will trek through the forest as you search for the rare endangered Mountain Gorilla species. It will not be an easy task since you will encounter swamps, hills, valleys and so on but once you reach the exact place where the Gorillas are, you will forget all the hardships that you have gone through the past few hours and you will enjoy the one hour you will have with them. Such moment will be your best and the greatest among all. After the interaction, you will return to your lodge for refreshments, dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House

Day 8, Visit Dian Fossey and transfer to Lake Kivu
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Karisoke research center where Dian Fossey was buried along with her friendly gorilla called Digit. This was the base for the young American Primatologist where she carried out her research about the Mountain Gorillas in Africa. She died while trying to protect them from the poachers. After this, you will drive to Lake Kivu in western Rwanda. Have lunch and in the afternoon, take a launch cruise or boat ride on the lake. This cruise will offer you with stunning views of both Kibuye and Gisenyi town, the Nyiragongo volcano which is the only active Volcano in Africa and so many fishing villages on the shores of Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Bethany/ Molia Hill Lodge/Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Day 9, Transfer to Kigali
After breakfast, go for the last game drive as you exit the park to Kigali. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Kigali Serena Hotel/Hotel Chezlando/Step Town Motel

Day 10, Kigali City tour and departure
After breakfast, you will have a short city tour around to visit places like the local markets, gift shops, Genocide Memorial sites, museums and malls. Later you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.

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