10 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimp Safari
You will be welcomed by our representative upon your arrival at the airport. You will then head through a remarkable scenic view of the virunga mountains to volcanoes national park. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)/ La Palme Hotel (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget).
In the morning, you will go for pre tracking briefing at the part headquarters before going for the gorilla tracking adventure in the forest. Tracking may take 1-8 hours depending on the group you are allocated and movement of the gentle giants. Stay in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of one hour before returning back. In the evening, you may go for nature walk to the twin lakes Ruhondo and Burera. Dinner and overnight stay at your previous Lodge.
After breakfast, you will drive through Rwanda’s most rolling hills to Mgahinga or Bwindi Forest National Park in Uganda with your lunch en route either in Lake Bunyonyi or Kisoro depending on the border you will use. Upon reaching Mgahinga, relax as you prepare for your next day 2nd Gorilla trek. Dinner and overnight stay at Traveler Rest Hotel.
Very early breakfast, you will be driven to the park headquarters with your packed lunch to be briefed about the “dos and don’ts” while with the gorillas at 07:30am. You will then be guided into the forest to encounter the gentle giants. You will enjoy them feed, play and rest while you are taking observations and photographs. Later in the evening you May go for a cultural tour in the Pygmies’ community commonly known as the Batwa and enjoy their striking performances. Dinner and overnight stay at your previous Lodge.
In the morning, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park passing via Ishasha sector, where you will have game drives to see tree climbing lions and other animals as well as a variety of bird species. Reach QENP early enough for lunch. In the afternoon, go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, where you will have an opportunity to see a variety of birds such as the king fisher, herons, blue toraco and many more. You will also see game as hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants as they bask along the channel banks. Dinner and overnight at, Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)/ Enganzi Lodge (Deluxe)/ Kingfisher Hotel (Budget).
Early morning, go for game drive along Kasenyi track in search for Africa Lions, Leopards, herds of Elephants and Buffaloes among others, return to the lodge for late breakfast and relax as you wait for lunch. In the afternoon, go to Kyambura gorge for Chimpanzee tracking where you will also encounter other primates such as the baboons, colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Have breakfast and head to Lake Kivu in western Rwanda. you will take a boat ride to the coffee Island to see the hot springs and get to experience spectacular views of the surroundings and hills. Return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Paradise Malahide (Budget)/ Stipp Hotel (Deluxe) Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury).
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and head to Lake Kivu. You will take a boat ride to the coffee Island to see the hot springs and get to experience spectacular views of the surroundings and hills (Optional). On return, you will drive back to Kigali for a city tour, where you will visit the genocide memorial museum, local markets and other places. Dinner and overnight stay at Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury) / Urban Boutique Hotel (Deluxe) / Garr Hotel (Budget).
After breakfast you will head to Kigali International Airport for your scheduled flight back home.