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.