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12 Days Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Tour

Day 001: Transfer to Ngamba Island
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Entebbe and transfer you to Uganda wildlife education centre to board your Boat to Ngamba Island. On arrival, you will be briefed about the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary and then later escorted to the Chimpanzee viewing plat form.  You will view mans’ Closest Cousins the Chimpanzee feeding; it is amazing to see that these apes behave just like man. When they scribble and scramble for food just to feed them selves, their children. You will later go for lunch and later return for an afternoon forest walk with these chimpanzees before returning to Entebbe for overnight at Lake Victoria hotel (Luxury), Imperial resort hotel (Midrange) or The Boma guest house (Budget)

Day 002: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Wake up early enough and take your breakfast, you will meet with your safari guide to drive you to south western Uganda. Take a stopover at the equator and later proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. Have lunch to take an afternoon Canoe Ride on Lake Mburo for the different animals and bird species. Overnight at Mantana tented camp (Luxury), Arcadia cottages (Midrange) or Rwonyo camp (Budget)

Day 003: Game drive and then transfer to   Kibale National park
You will indulge in a game drive in Lake Mburo National park and then later transfer to Kibale National park.  Located 26km   at the south-east of Fort Portal town, you will reach the lodge in the later afternoon, visit the crater lakes region and later return for overnight at Ndali lodge (Luxury), Primates lodge (Midrange) or Mountains lodge (Budget)
Day 004: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Wake up early in the morning and assemble at Kanyankyu tourist centre for briefing.  You will later go for Chimpanzee trekking, along the trek, you may encounter birds, animals like an Elephant which is hairy and smaller than its savannah counterparts.   The rangers will explain all the details about flora and fauna found in Kibale Forest. After tracking, you will return for lunch and later transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival at Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will take a tour around the crater lakes region. Overnight at Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury), Ihamba safari lodge (Midrange) or Bush lodge (Budget)

Day 005: Game drive and launch cruise
Wake up early in the mornings and take cup of tea or coffee. Go for a game drive along Kasenyi track to search for Buffalos, Elephants, and Warthogs, the elusive leopard, hyenas and Lion. The search may take 3-4 hours. You will return to the lodge for lunch, and later head for a two-hour launch cruise along the Kazinga channel which offers visitors a unique opportunity to encounter at close quarters hippo and a variety of bird species common to the park. The prolific bird life is colorful and astonishing Overnight at your Mweya safari lodge, Ihamba safari lodge or Bush lodge

Day 006: Game drive and transfer to Bwindi National Park
You will leave for Bwindi Forest National Park; you will drive through the seasonal southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, the Famous Ishasha Sector well known for the tree climbing lions.  Have lunch and later drive to Bwindi, home to the legendary mountain gorillas! Avian and primate life in Bwindi is excellent and there is an incredible variety of flora. You will reach the lodge in the evening for Overnight at Gorilla forest camp (Luxury), gift of nature lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma community bandas (Budget)

Day 007: Gorilla tracking
Take breakfast and later go for briefing from the starting point from the rangers; you will then be led through the forest pushing your way through the bushes, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. Gorilla tracking may take about 3-9 hours before encountering these great apes. On encountering, you will stay in the forest among the gorillas for 1 hour, and later return to the lodge for relaxation or take a community walk to the local people and get to know their ways of living. Overnight at Gorilla forest camp, Gift of nature lodge or Buhoma community bandas

Day 008: Transfer to Rwanda
Wake up early for breakfast and then later proceed to the south western corner of Uganda where Ruhengeri lies. You will clear visas at the border. You will reach the lodge in the late afternoon for relaxation prior to your gorilla tour tomorrow. Overnight at Virunga safari lodge (Luxury), Gorilla view lodge (Midrange) or Kinigi guest house (Budget)

Day 009: gorilla trekking in Rwanda
Take breakfast and report at 0730hrs to the Parc National des Volcans Headquarters in Kinigi office for registration, briefing and formalities. You will start gorilla tracking through the park .The time taken to look out for these gentle apes will vary with how close they will be and it is unpredictable because the search is in their natural habitats. You will spend one hour in their company before returning to your lodge. If gorilla tracking ends early, visit of the Iby’iwacu traditional village for community walk. Overnight at Virunga safari lodge, Gorilla view lodge or Kinigi guest house
Day 10: Boat ride on Lake Kivu to Kibuye
You may choose to indulge in a one hour’s boat ride on Lake Kivu back to Gisenyi or a Boat ride to the Napoleon Hut in Kibuye. Note that the boat ride to the Napoleon hut takes 4-5 hours. You will later be transferred to Kigali for overnight at Kigali Serena hotel (Luxury), Hotel des mille (Midrange) or Chezlando Hotel (Budget)

Day 11; city tour
On your last day, you will enjoy a half day city tour in Kigali visiting places like the genocide memorial centre, the different cultural centers, and markets. You will return to the hotel for overnight at Kigali Serena hotel, Hotel des mille or Chezlando hotel

Day 12: Departure
Enjoy your breakfast to transfer to the airport for your flight back Home. Book this safari

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