Your 13 days magical safari with Rwanda Eco Company and Safari to explore Rwanda unique and adventure attractions,  will be an amazing life time adventure, as you get thrilled into wilderness and into the hearts of the jungles of tropical rain forests and savannah parks, doing game drives, boats cruise in search for numerous wildlife and bird species, not leaving behind various trekking in search for relevant primates This is an amazing adventure with relaxing trips to get an opportunity to experience the local culture of Rwandese. 

 

Day 1: Arrival Kigali and transfer to Hotel

On arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, you will be received by one of our tour guide who will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight in Kigali Hotel

Destination

Kigali city

Activities

Kigali City tour

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation options

Chez Lando Hotel ( Economy) www.hotelchezlando.com

                                   

Day 2: Kigali city exploration

Start historical-minded exploration of Kigali city with visits to landmarks from colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times i.e. Kigali Genocide memorial site where over 259,000 genocide victims were put to rest in mass graves,  Kimironko Local Market,   Belgian camp where they killed the 10 Belgian UN soldiers who were protecting the moderate prime minister before the start of genocide etc.

Destination

Kigali City

Activities

Kigali City Tour

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Chez Lando Hotel ( Economy) www.hotelchezlando.com

 

Day 3: Experiencing Rwandan life

In the morning after the breakfast, head to Muhanga to Join a locals at their hillside, working, feasting, creating and laughing by participating in a day of life of artisans, imigongo ( cow dung art experience), traditional cooking  , Candle Dipping and Hive Making. After we head to Butare and visit the Nyanza Loyal palace en route to Butare.

Destination

Huye 

Activities

Rwandan life and King’s Palace museum

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Hôtel Maisons-Sifa( Economy) http://maison-sifa.com/

 

 

Day 4:  Visit the National museum

After the breakfast we go to  the National Museum, introduction to Rwanda’s kingdoms, discovery of colonial architecture in the afternoon  enjoy traditional dancers from the museum , visit the Catholic church in Butare.

Destination

Huye 

Activities

Rwanda museums  and traditional dancers

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Hôtel Maisons-Sifa( Economy) http://maison-sifa.com/

 

 

Day 5: Transfer to Nyungwe National park

Early morning after the breakfast heads to the Nyungwe National park , by arriving have a walk on the canopy walk. From there we head to the hotel for relaxing around this impenetrable forest.

Destination

Nyungwe National Park

Activities

Canopy walk 

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Emeraude Kivu Resort ( Economy) http://maison-sifa.com/

 

Day 6: Nyungwe to Kibuye

This day is dedicated to trek Chimpanzee and later head to Kibuye along the Kivu Lake; you will have a fantastic view of the country of a thousand hills. Check in at Bethanie hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Kivu to go visit Napoleon and Amahoro Island for short hikes that will result in discovering the rare Angola fruit bats, birds, the beauty and history of the island.

Destination

Kibuye

Activities

Chimpanzee  

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Rwiza Village ( Economy) http://rwizavillage.org/

 

Day 7: Transfer to Gisenyi – Congo-Nile trail excursion

Discover the historical Congo-Nile trail enroute to Gisenyi or Rubavu. You explore the beauty and unique sites of the trail of which include experiencing coffee and tea tours, local livelihoods, fishing with local fishermen using traditional boats.

Destination

Gisenyi 

Activities

Congo Nile

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Paradis Malahide Hotel ( Economy) https://www.paradisemalahide.com/

 

Day 8: Buhanga Eco Park – Canoe ride  

This morning after the breakfast transfer to Musanze and  meet with your respective park rangers who takes you to the Buhanga Eco Park, this  has been a sacred forest where the Rwandese Kings performed initiation ceremonies; today it is a testimonial to past societies that conducted such rituals.  There is an opportunity here to go on a trail walk through the park and see where these rituals took place.

When you reach one of the ritual sites in the park, you are confronted with a small ditch that is surrounded by a flowery thicket and small lava stones.  This is where the kings’ assistants, the Abiru, pick some herbs and add to spring water to make a ritual bath for the king’s coronation. After we will visit the red rocks for home stay. After you will go to enjoy the Canoe ride in Mukungwa river.

Destination

Musanze 

Activities

Buhanga Eco Park and Canoe ride

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

 Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge  ( Economy) https://lebambougorillalodge.com/

 

Day 9: Golden Monkey trekking

Today after you warm early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing and start off you day golden monkey trekking. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to  Visit the twin lakes in the afternoon.  

Destination

Musanze 

Activities

Golden Monkey trek 

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge  ( Economy) https://lebambougorillalodge.com/

 

Day 10: Transfer to the Akagera National Park
In the morning, after the breakfast we will embark on a transfer to Akagera National Park. Arriving there you will relax at your hotel

Destination

Akagera

Activities

Transfer  

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Akagera Game Lodge  ( midrange) https://akageragamelodge.com/

 

Day 11: Akagera National Park

Early in the morning after the breakfast we will we go for the game drive, leave for an early morning game drive in Akagera national park to catch up with late hunters and early risers. We will be searching for the big mammals like Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, several Antelope species, and recently the re-introduced Lions and Rhinos. and in the afternoon  have a boat ride on Lake Ihema that will reward you with views of a large number of hippos, huge Nile crocodiles and a variety of bird species.

Destination

Akagera

Activities

Game drive and boat trip

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Akagera Game Lodge  ( midrange) https://akageragamelodge.com/

 

Day 12: Game drive in Akagera national park

Early morning, after breakfast heads for search the big 5 plus the 12 species of antelopes including the biggest antelopes such as the eland cape and roan antelopes; your favorite ungulate, the topi, some of the 525 bird species including 4 Albertine rift endemics, reptiles, amphibians, plants, magnificent landscapes, historical sites; a place with the highest concentration of birds per square kilometer in any national park of Africa and hundreds of hippos etc. Later transfer to Kigali

Destination

Kigali city

Activities

Kigali City tour

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation options

Chez Lando Hotel ( midrange) www.hotelchezlando.com

 

DAY 13: Airport Transfer

After a morning breakfast, you may have a city visit for souvenirs shopping prior to your departure flight.

Hotel Option

2 PAX

4 PAX

6 PAX

SSR

Midrange

$ 3950

$ 3500

$ 3120

430

 

COSTING INCLUSIVE

  • Airport transfers and meet & greet service by our local representatives at Kigali International airport
  • All Accommodation in 3 twins and one single , Full Board.
  • 1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on safari
  • Ground Transportation by a safari car 7 seaters
  • Services of a professional English and French speaking driver/guide
  • All excursions and attractions  as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Local taxes

EXCLUSIVE OF:

Items of a personal nature i.e., laundry, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc

Your 10 days magical safari to explore Uganda, will be an amazing life time adventure, as you get thrilled into wilderness and into the hearts of the jungles of tropical rain forests and savannah parks, doing game drives, boats cruise in search for numerous wildlife and bird species, not leaving behind various trekking in search for relevant primates including the gentle forest giants “the gorillas” and chimpanzees. This is an amazing adventure with relaxing trips to the river base for rides, get an opportunity to trek the rhinos on foot.  You will also get an opportunity to hike to the top of falls and you will also have a community encounter to know about the African social ways as you will interact with them in their local settings within their community. You have a great chance to do a double gorilla trekking experience visit the world known gorilla parks, in Uganda. This will be once a life time moment, safari encounter.

 

Day 1. Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kampala. Travel time 1.30 hrs

Upon arrival, you will be picked from the airport by our driver guide and transfer you to Kampala to your booked hotel accommodation, with a stunning view of the city, later check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2. Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Travel time + 4 hrs

In the morning, after having your delightful breakfast, you will be transferred to Murchison Falls National park, one of Uganda most visited National park, which will give you an opportunity to sight the Big 5 with en route stop at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for an on foot Rhino tracking experience. You will then proceed to enter the park and you will be welcome by the sighting of some wildlife along the way. You will spend the evening relaxing at your lodge.  Overnight and dinner at lodge.

Destination

Kampala - Murchison

Activities

Rhino trekking

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Murchison River Lodge https://murchisonriverlodge.com/ (Mid-range lodge)

 

Day 3. Boat cruise and afternoon game drive.

In the morning, after a delightful light breakfast, you will go for a brief early morning game drive as you head towards the Nile, and later head for a boat cruise with Wild Frontiers up to the Nile delta and enjoy ride on the boat as well as having good wildlife sights of hippos and crocodiles. You will hike up to the top of the fall. The hike can last from 45 minutes to an hour, which is very rewarding at the end. You will later be picked up by your driver guide and proceed to the northern sector for game drives with your picnic lunch. Return in the evening to your lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Destination

Murchison

Activities

Boat ride and Game drive

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Murchison River Lodge https://murchisonriverlodge.com/ (Mid-range lodge)

 

Day 4. Transfer to Kibale National Park and afternoon Bigodi nature walk. Travel time + 6hrs

In the morning, you will set off a relaxed drive through the verdant countryside to Kibale Forest NP with en route stops for sightseeing including the distant views of the rift valley escarpment. You will reach Kibale Forest NP, in the late afternoon and in the afternoon; go for a nature walk to the Bigodi wetland sanctuary for primate and bird viewing, the walk can take roughly 2 hours, to explore the hidden treasure of this swamp, with great chance to see a number of bird species and monkeys. Later drive to your lodge.  Dinner and Overnight at the lodge

Destination

Murchison - Kibale

Activities

Morning game drive and transfer

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Chimpanzee Forest Guest House http://chimpanzeeforestguesthouse.com/ (Mid-range lodge)

 

Day 5. Chimpanzee tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. Travel time +3hrs

In the morning, you will set off to the park headquarters for briefing before going for Chimpanzee tracking, where you may encounter other primates like Vervet Monkeys, Blue Hoest Monkeys, Black and white colobus Monkeys among others. Return to the lodge for Lunch and in the afternoon go for swamp walk in Bigodi and later drive to Queen Elizabeth national park, one of the most visited savannah park in Uganda. Dinner and Overnight at the lodge.

Destination

Kibale – Queen

Activities

Chimpanzee trekking & bigodi nature walk

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Park View Safari lodge https://parkviewsafarilodge.com/ (Mid-range lodge)

 

Day 6.  Game drive & boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth NP

Have early morning delightful breakfast, head for morning game drive in search for a number of wildlife. You will later return for lunch and in the afternoon, head for a lovely boat cruise at  Kazinga channel, colored with plenty of wildlife seen at a distance, you will be able to sight a number of birds as well. Later in the evening, drive to Ishasha sector of Queen with a lovely en route drive, if time permits, try to search for the tree climbing lions, as you color up your evening. Overnight and dinner at the lodge.

Destination

Queen Elizabeth NP

Activities

Game drives and boat trip

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Enjojo lodge http://www.enjojolodge.com/ (Mid-range lodge)

 

Day 7. Game drive and transfer to Bwindi. Travel time +5hrs

In the morning, you will go for an early morning game drive at Ishasha in search for the tree climbing lions and during game viewing anticipating seeing a variety of wildlife species including the big cats and several antelope species. You will later return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Bwindi with a panoramic view. Overnight and dinner at the lodge

Destination

Queen Elizabeth NP - Bwindi

Activities

Game drives and transfer to Bwindi

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge http://ichumbigorillalodge.com/ (Mid-range lodge)

 

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking Experience. Travel time +6hrs

Early morning, with packed lunch, you will go to the park headquarters for briefing before embarking on the gorilla tracking adventure. The gorilla trekking is always referred to as a life time moment, as it leaves with a great experience of meeting the gorillas face to face in the jungle. You will be given an hour upon finding the gorillas to take a great moment with them as you watching the juveniles swing from one tree branch to another. You will return for lunch at the lodge, for lunch. In the afternoon, you will spend the evening at your leisure with the batwa cultural visit to get an insight of the batwa social culture. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Valley lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Destination

Bwindi

Activities

Gorilla trekking & batwa visit

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge http://ichumbigorillalodge.com/ (Mid-range lodge)

 

Day 9: Transfer to Kampala. Travel time +8hrs

In the morning after relaxed breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and drive back to Kampala, via Mbarara to Igongo Cultural Village, with a stopover for lunch. With lunch en route and stop over at Equator and later proceed back to Kampala for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Destination

Bwindi - Kampala

Activities

Equator experience

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Fare way Hotel https://fairwayhotel.co.ug/ (Mid-range lodge)

                                   

Day 10: Airport Transfer.

After your morning breakfast, depending on your flight time, you will be transferred to the Kigali airport to catch up with your flight, patched with great memory of your 10 days visit to Uganda safari. We look forward for your next visit and recommendation to friends and family. End of service!

Cost of the Safari Per Person Sharing in USD

Hotel Options

2 Pax

4 Pax

6 Pax

SSR

Mid-range

3970

3475

3175

450

 

SSR = Single Supplement Rate

The day safari includes.

  • Transportation on a 4 x 4 safari vehicle (Extended Land cruiser with pop up roof)
  • En route lunches
  • Accommodation and meals as listed on the itinerary
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • 1 Chimpanzee permit per person.
  • 1 Gorilla ($ 700) permit per person to be paid in advance
  • Rhino trekking
  • Bigodi nature walk
  • Cultural tours
  • Visit to the top of falls
  • Equator experience
  • Boat cruises as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
  • And other day excursions as described in the itinerary
  • Lot of fun on African soil

The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.

You 5 days gorilla safari adventure in Rwanda will give a great experience of a life time safari adventure with visiting the gorillas in their wilderness, and as well having a boat ride in Lake Burera, visit the genocide museum site in Kigali, and the cultural site in Musanze. This will be a life time safari moment to share.

 

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali Airport – Kigali

International arrival at Kigali airport. Meet and greet by our company driver guide before transferring to Kigali Marriot Hotel. Arrival for dinner and overnight.

Destination

Kigali airport - Kigali

Activities

Airport transfer

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation options

Hotel des Mille Colline  ( midrange) https://www.millecollines.rw/

 

Day 2: Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Today after taking your early morning breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and drive to visit the Kigali genocide memorial grounds, which honors the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peace-building. You will be able to watch and listen to some video clips from some of the survivors’ of the incident. Later after lunch you will proceed with a drive to Volcanoes NP through the magnificent route to your booked accommodation spend the rest of the afternoon relax and prepare for the next day’s trekking.

Destination

Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Activities

Road transfer

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Le Bamboo Gorilla lodge (mid-range lodge) https://lebambougorillalodge.com/

 

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking at Volcanoes National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters. You will meet with your ranger who will brief you about the code of conduct while with the gorillas. You will then enter the forest in search of the gorillas. The trekking may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle and your group speed as well. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour.

The Volcanoes NP is home to about 480 mountain gorillas. There are Eleven habituated gorilla families – Amahoro , Agashya, Titus, Kwitonda, Sabyinyo, Isimbi, Igisha, Muhoza, Kalisimbi, Umubano and Susa - each of the groups allows up to 8 participants per day.

After a great experience you will walk back to the starting point and be transferred to your lodge for lunch, and after lunch, you can decide to relax at your lodge at your leisure or head for a cultural encounter at Iby’ Iwacu cultural site to get an insight of Rwandan culture . Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Destination

Volcanoes National Park

Activities

Gorilla Trekking

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Le Bamboo Gorilla lodge (mid-range lodge) https://lebambougorillalodge.com

 

Day 4: Canoe ride in the Twin lake and return to Kigali

After breakfast, you will check-out from the rooms and store your luggages in the hotel. We will drive to the Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. The lakes are located at the base of the Mount Muhabura, close to the Volcanoes national park (about 1 hour drive). The view of the surrounding landscape of the lakes is impressive with its wetland habitats, water birds, and the Virunga volcanoes. A boat ride on the fresh waters of Rwanda twin lakes is a complement to gorilla safaris in Volcanoes national park. The canoe ride will reward you with a breath of fresh air, spectacular views of the green vegetation and various water birds.

After our relaxing time at the lake we return to the lodge for your lunch. In the early afternoon we drive back to Kigali. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Destination

Volcanoes – Twin lakes – Return to Kigali

Activities

Canoeing in the lakes – Visit to the Genocite Memorial Center

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Hotel des Mille Colline ( midrange)   https://www.millecollines.rw/

 

Day 5:  Kigali Airport

After breakfast, your driver will pick you from the hotel to transfer you to Kigali airport for your departure flight

 

Cost of the Safari Per Person Sharing in USD

Hotel Options

2 Pax

4 Pax

6 Pax

SSR

Mid-range

3050

2710

2590

360

 

SSR = Single Supplement Rate

This safari package includes.

  • Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Canoe ride
  • 1 Gorilla permits ($1500), per person
  • Ranger fees
  • Visit to genocide memorial ground
  • Services of English/French speaking driver/guide
  • 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari

The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.

The 11 days safari will greatly immerse you to the jungles of both Uganda and Rwandan parks. You will be able to visit parks in both countries known for their unique primates. This will be life time safari to remember as you share the same environment with the giant gorillas and chimpanzees. You will as well be able to explore both countries and their attractions in great depth. Exploring some of the most famous and visited parks.

 

Day 1: Airport Transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will go through custom and immigration, and you will be met by our company guide who will warmly welcome you to the Land of a thousand hills that Rwanda is know of, an later drive for a coffee breakfast meeting and later head for Kigali city tour, where you will have chance to visit Mount Kigali and Nyamirambo women center, take a walking tour to explore this great area, with its various attraction. You will later have local cuisine lunch before heading to visit Belgium museum, and later Hotel Rwanda and drive to your booked hotel to relax and prepare for your next day safari. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Destination

Kigali airport - Kigali

Activities

Airport transfer

Meals

Breakfast, lunch &Dinner

Accommodation options

Quiet Haven hotel (Standard hotel) http://quiethavenhotel.com

 

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park. Travel time +5 hours

Early morning enjoy your buffer breakfast and checkout of the hotel and drive heading to the western province, on your way visit the Ethnographic Museum in Southern Province, this will give you a great history of traditional ways of living among Rwandans and their past way of leadership of Kingship with an en route lunch.  You will reach in the afternoon at Nyungwe National Park heading for a canopy walk. This 70 meters suspended metallic bridge will give you a great overview of Nyungwe forest and on a luck day spot one or two more primates in the forest as you take a walk on this bridge and later return in the afternoon for dinner and overnight stay. 

Destination

Kigali - Nyungwe

Activities

Visit Museum & canopy walk

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

 Emeraude Kivu Resort  https://www.emeraudekivuresort.rw// (Mid-range lodge)

 

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking & tea plantation visit

Today, after your early morning cap of African coffee, you will leave your hotel to experience the natural forest of Nyungwe well known for having 13 species of primates, and transferred to the park for briefing and chimpanzee trekking. You will be entitled to one hour on finding the chimpanzees. After doing the chimpanzee trek, head for lunch before heading for a tea plantation visit to explore the beautiful Gisakura tea plantations, and learn about how tea is grown and harvested to production process, later return in the afternoon for dinner and overnight stay. 

Destination

Nyungwe

Activities

Chimpanzee trek & tea plantation visit

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

 Emeraude Kivu Resort  https://www.emeraudekivuresort.rw// (Mid-range lodge)

 

Day 4: Waterfalls hike and local culture village visit

Today, you will head off to visit the forest for a waterfall hike, where you have chances to talk a cool forest breath hike, and visit a number of waterfalls in the park. Along you can sight some primates and bird species. You will later return for lunch before heading for a canopy walk. In the afternoon , you will have a community walk in one of the village around the Nyungwe NP. Later back to your hotel for diner and overnight.

 

Day 5: Transfer to Musanze.

You will make up ready to catch up with the beautiful sun rise over the Lake Kivu after just getting done with your morning breakfast. You will take a boat ride to explore the beautiful attractions within this great lake. You have a nature walk at one of the islands within this lake which is known for harboring thousands of the bats. This lake is also known as a birding paradise as it host a number of bird species like the cormorant, pied king fishers, weaver birds, heron to mention but a few. You will later return for and drive off to Musanze which is roughly a 3 hours’ drive. Musanze is a tourism area near Volcanoes National Park, where most of the lodges are located since there are no lodges inside of the park.

Destination

Nyungwe - Musanze

Activities

a boat ride

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

La Palme hotel (Standard) https://lapalmehotel.net/

 

Day 6: Golden Monkey Trekking & transfer to Bwindi

Today after you warm early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing and start off you day golden monkey trekking. Just like the gorilla trekking experience, the same applies to golden monkey trekking though no so hectic like gorilla trekking.  In the afternoon, ready transfer to Bwindi via Cyanika boarder. Diner and overnight at the hotel.

Destination

Volcanoes - Bwindi

Activities

Golden monkey trek

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Rushaga Gorilla Have lodge (Standard lodge) http://rushagagorillahaven.com/

 

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking Experience

Early morning cup of coffee, then prepare for the gorilla trekking briefing from the park headquarters and thereafter, you will enter the jungle with your packed lunch to search the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their life style in their real home. After meeting the gorillas, you can sit around these great apes for a whole hour watching their social life as you take pictures. On a gorilla safari, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sun screen and hut. The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole day depending on the movements of these primates. After this gorilla tracking experience you will return to your lodge for lunch. You will later transfer to Lake Bunyonyi you wait for overnight stay.

Destination

Bwindi - Bunyonyi

Activities

Golden monkey trek & Visit to Lake Bunyonyi

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Bunyonyi Safari Resort (Standard rooms)

https://bunyonyisafarisresort.com

 

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park Travel time + 5 hrs

After your morning breakfast, you visit to Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe ride in this beautiful spectacular lake, as you enjoy a moment of bird watching, and viewing number of islands, hidden with this great lake. Number of bird species can as well be spotted here as it’s a birding paradise, before you transfer to Queen Elizabeth with an en route lunch, reaching in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Destination

Bunyonyi – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Activities

Canoe ride and Transfer to Queen

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Baboon Safari lodge. (Standard lodge)

http://thebaboonsafariresort.com/

 

Day 9: Game drive & Boat Cruise.:

After an early morning breakfast at 6:00 am, you will head in search for the morning hunters and grazers such as the buffalos, elephants, waterbucks, bushbucks, Uganda kobs, lions and variety of bird species that you will encounter on your game ride and later head for lunch.

After lunch you will proceed for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel to view the water dwelling birds and animals such as the pied king fisher, African fish eagle, herons, darters to mention but a few and see animals such as buffalos, crocodiles, monitor lizards, elephants wallowing at the mad and much more. After boat cruise, you will proceed for a short game drive as you find you way back to lodge for dinner and overnight.

Destination

Queen

Activities

Game drive & boat trip

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Baboon Safari lodge. (Standard lodge)

http://thebaboonsafariresort.com/

 

Day 10: Drive back to Kigali:  Travel time +6 hrs

After your relaxed buffer breakfast, you will check out of the long and drive back to Kigali via Gatuna boarder. The journey travel time is a bit long but very rewarding as you have a great view of the rolling hills in the country side, endless plantation of the banana garden with a stopover at Kitagata hot springs a have a great view of this natural hot spring crowded by a number of local communities. You will then proceed to Kigali.

Destination

Kigali airport - Kigali

Activities

Airport transfer

Meals

Breakfast, lunch &Dinner

Accommodation options

Quiet Haven hotel (Standard hotel) http://quiethavenhotel.com

 

Day 11: Airport departure   Travel time +6 hrs

In the morning after the breakfast, you will head for the Kigali city tour before transfer to the airport for departure.

 

Cost of the safari Per Peron in USD

Hotel Options

2 Pax

4 Pax

6 Pax

SSR

Mid-range

4338

3784

3531

670

 

This safari package includes.

  • Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla permits ($ 700), per person to be paid in advance
  • 1 Chimpanzee permit, per person
  • 1 Golden Monkey permit, per person
  • En-route lunches
  • Park fees
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Kitagata hot springs
  • Visit to the genocide memorial
  • Boat ride on Lake Kivu
  • Park entrance fee
  • Canopy walk
  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari
  • Much fun on African soil

The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.

Safari Highlight

This 4 days Rwanda- Uganda gorilla trekking safari takes you to Bwindi Gorilla forest well known for Gorilla trekking in Uganda. Drive through the unwinding hills in rural areas into the home of endangered mountain gorillas. Your safari begins from Kigali urban settings in to the village setting of Bwindi impenetrable, this tropical rainforest is a habitat to variety of primate species. From this forest you will track Gorillas while from the other trails you can go for bird watching, nature walk characterized by a number of birds including Blue Turaco, Black casques hornbills, Black and White Hornbills, Woodland Kingfishers, Flycatchers. Time permitting take on a community visit is also much amazing to explore the lifestyle of the indigenous people and Kigali Memorial genocide ground where over 25000 Rwandese were buried.

Day 1: Kigali

On arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, you will be received by one of our tour guide who will warmly welcome you the land of a thousand hills and transfer you to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Destination

Kibale - Kigali

Activities

Boarder transfer, visit Kitagata hot springs

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Hotel des Mille Colline (Mid-range lodge)

  https://www.millecollines.rw/

 

Day 2: Transfer from Kigali – Bwindi (Travel Time :5hrs)

You will be picked by our guide from your hotel, then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in South Western Uganda.  En-route view of the beautiful scenery, terraced farming to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to half of the endangered mountain gorilla. Diner and overnight at your Lodge

Destination

Musanze - Bwindi

Activities

Boarder transfer

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Mid-range lodge) http://ichumbigorillalodge.com/

 


Day 3: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi

Early morning cup of coffee, then prepare for the briefing from the Uganda wildlife officials and thereafter enter the jungle to search the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their life style in their real home. After meeting the gorillas, you can sit around these great apes for a whole hour gazing into their big round eyes. On a gorilla safari, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sun screen and hut. The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole day depending on the movement of these primates. After this gorilla tracking experience in Uganda you will have informative memorable experience in life. In the afternoon ready for a village foot safari to explore the indigenous local life with a taste of the traditional performance. Diner and overnight at your Lodge

Destination

Musanze - Bwindi

Activities

Boarder transfer

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Mid-range lodge) http://ichumbigorillalodge.com/

 

 

Day 4: Bwindi-Kigali  (Travel Time :5hrs)

Early morning breakfast and short sightseeing experience for photography. Thereafter embark to your our safari vehicle and drive back to Kigali. You will later have lunch in Kigali and later head to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial ground where over 25000 Rwandese were buried and later be transferred to the airport / hotel. End of service!

 

Kigali

NET PRICE FOR 4 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA TREKKING 2020-2021

4 days Uganda Gorilla trekking

 

2 PAX

US$ PP

 4PAX

US$ PP

6PAX

US$ PP

SSR

US$ PP

Midrange Accommodation

2100

1950

1820

300

SSR = Single Supplement Rate

COST INCLUDES:

  • Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Gorilla permits: 700 $ one per person
  • Meals: Full board Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre
  • Community foot safari
  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari


COST EXCLUSIVE OF:

  • International flight
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc