11 days gorilla trekking Uganda.

Safari summery.

This 11 days Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari with gorillas,chimpanzee and golden monkey trekking will take you to different breathtaking destinations in Uganda like Kibale forest national, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla tracking ,Queen Elizabeth national park with  tree climbing lions and the Volcanoes national park in Rwanda for golden monkey trekking ;
Safari Highlights:
• Gorilla trekking
• Chimpanzee trekking
• Game drives
• launch cruise on the kazinga channel
• Golden monkey trekking
• Genocide memorial site visit.
Day 1: Arrive at the Entebbe international  airport , You will be met by our company representative who doubles to be your safari guide driver , he will take you through a briefing session about your safari while at your respective lodge for overnight.

Accommodation options: 2Friends Beach hotel, Victoria view Guest house, Airport View Guest house, Protea By Marriott Hotel.

Meal plan :Half board.

Day 2 :Enjoy an early breakfast  and embark on the transfer to Kibale Forest national  park via Fort portal  which is one of those oldest colonial towns that had the guide ship of Sir Gerald Portal with great views of the Rwenzori mountains of the moon. Have a lunch en-route in fort portal town before you check in at your lodge for overnight.

Accommodation options :Chimpanzee Forest guest house, Kibale Forest Cottages, Ndali Lodge, Papaya Lodge, Isunga Lodge.

Meal plan :Half board.

Day 3: Set out with your driver guide and head  to the Kanyanchu visitor center for briefing. After briefing, at around 8:00am start chimpanzee trekking through this rain-forest with the guidance of the park ranger. It is always a thrilling and an unforgettable experience meeting chimpanzees face to face and watching them engage in their daily activities like playing, jumping  from tree branch to branch ,grooming each other and feeding . Also other animals can be spotted such as the grey cheeked mangabeys, L-Hoests monkeys, and also different birds.
Later, settle for lunch before taking on the Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon for beautiful sights of the great blue turaco, red tailed monkey among others.
Accommodation options: Chimpanzee Forest Guest house, Kibale Forest cottages, Ndali Lodge, Papaya lodge, Isunga lodge.

Meal plan: Full board.

Day 4: Wake up at leisure for a cup of coffee and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park driving through the Ndali craters with the beautiful views of the Rwenzori mountains of the moon with snow caped peaks.
Accommodation options: Kasenyi Safari camp, Park View safari lodge, Bush lodge, Mweya lodge, Mazike Valley lodge, Pumba safari lodge.

Meal plan: Full board.

Day 5: After an early breakfast, head to the kasenyi plains for a game drive , traverse different game tracks of the park with encounters of elephant herds , buffaloes, water bucks, kobs, warthogs ,loins leopards and hyenas not forgetting a wide range of different bird species.The drive will take between 2 to 5 hours before you settle for lunch at the Mweya peninsula and a boat cruise on the kazinga channel that connects the two lakes of Gorge and lake Edward with large schools of hippos , Nile crocodiles, a variety of different bird species later retire for your dinner and over night.
Accommodation options:Kasenyi Safari camp, Park view safari lodge,Enganzi lodge, Bush lodge, Mweya lodge, Mazike valley lodge, Pumba safari lodge.

Meal plan:Full board.

Day 6 : Have a cup of hot Ugandan coffee and take on a 79km drive within the park and head to the Ishasha sector known for tree climbing lions , have lunch at your respective lodge before heading to the Ishasha plains with a good number of well raid shady fig tree branches for lion sighting , you stand a chance to see other animals however like elephant herds , topis , kobs, leopards among others.Have dinner at your residence and overnight.

Accommodation options:Enjonjo lodge, Ishasha jungle lodge ,Topi safari camp, Ishash Wilderness camp.

Meal plan :Full board.

Day 7: After your break fast, you can still take on a morning game drive in the Ishash plains before you embark on the transfer to bwindi impenetrable national park for an overnight stay before gorilla tracking.

Accommodation options: Buhoma Haven lodge, Buhoma lodge,Gorilla mist lodge, Bakiga lodge, Ichumbi lodge, Gorilla Valley lodge, Chameleon Hill lodge.

Meal plan :Full board.

Day 8: Get up so early in the morning for breakfast and thereafter drive to the visitor briefing center with your  guide.You will be advised to carry your  packed lunch box as the exercise usually goes for 4 to 8 hours depending on gorilla movements .Trackers usually take an advantage of a one full hour of  photo session and actual viewing of these gentle giants as they play and groom each other.

Accommodation options:Haven lodge Buhoma, Buhoma lodge, Gorilla mist lodge, Bakiga lodge, Ichumbi lodge, Gorilla valley lodge,Chameleon Hill lodge.

Meal plan:Full board.

Day 9: Embrace the morning with a 3 hour drive from Uganda to the land of 1000 hills Rwanda around the volcanoes national park home of the golden monkeys. Visit the twine lakes of Burera and Ruhondo with the scenic views of the Virunga volcano mountain ranges before checking in  at your lodge .

Accommodation options : Mountain gorilla view lodge, La- Bamboo lodge, D- Vince lodge, Five volcanoes, Sabyinyo Silver back lodge.

Meal plan:Half board.

Day 10: Drive to the park visitor briefing center to start on golden monkey trekking .With the guidance of ranger guide, you will start off the golden monkey trekking exercise that usually last for 2 to 6 hours on the slopes of the volcano ranges and later join your guide and retire from the activity for your testy lunch after which you can decide to visit the Batwa community, Africa’s most primitive society that used to share habitat with wild animals before being gazetted in a particular neighborhood.Head back to your lodge for an overnight.

Meal plan:Full board.

Day 11: Transfer to Kigali , Rwandan capital for about 87 km for lunch and visit to the Kigali genocide memorial site and witness  how the tragic 1994 enthinic crashes that claimed a million lives happened, if time allows , you can do a last time shopping from one of the biggest craft market in Kigali as you head to the air port for check in .

End of safari.

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