An 11 days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Rwanda takes you to Murchison Falls, Chimpanzee tracking in Bwindi, gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda, golden monkey trek in Rwanda.
Day 1: Arrival in Uganda, Entebbe Airport.
Our company guide will welcome you to the country at the air port and take you to your hotel. There he will brief you on the tour your about to take. I f you arrive early you will have a city tour around Kampala, visit the Bahai Temple, Namirembe cathedral, the Uganda Museum, and may be the new Kabaka’s museum. Rest, have dinner and over night at
A class Package you stay at Kampala Sheraton hotel or Kampala Serena Hotel
B class Package you stay at The Grand Imperial Hotel or Imperial Royale hotel
C class Package you stay at Hotel Ruch or Holiday Express, cassia Lodge
Day 2: To Murchison Falls National Park
Rise up in the morning to a good breakfast prepared by your hotel or lodge where you stayed for the night. Then after breakfast, the guide will help you load your bags into the car, and then you will be off to visit Uganda’s most magnificent national park, Murchison Falls National Park. This will be 5 hours drive and you will enjoy seeing much of the green countryside, and as you get towards the park or drive throw the park you will be able to see some of the wild animals roaming freely on the range, composing such a beautiful African safari picture. When you arrive you will go to the top of the Murchison falls and here you will clearly see these great falls, take pictures to remember the beautiful falls and this great moment with your friends or family or just you. In the evening as the sun sets, you will go for a 90 minutes sundowner cruise on the Nile, watching the park, sun and rest of the wild life go to sleep as you enjoy a glass of wine or soft drink and delicious snacks. Dinner and over night at
A class Package you stay at Paraa safari Lodge or Nile Safari Camp
B class Package you stay at Sambiya River Lodge
C class Package you stay at Red Chillis Camp.
Day 3: The Launch Cruise along the Victoria Nileand A Game Drive
Wake up to an early morning game drive on at the Northern Bank of the Nile. This beautiful green savannah grass land with clusters of green trees gives life to some animals that are unique to the African Savannah like giraffe, elephant, antelope, lion, and the Uganda Kob. You will drive around spotting the animals and taking some pictures. Return to the lodge and you relax to wait for Lunch. After lunch, you will go for a launch cruise on the Nile River. This is what many tourists love most as they visit Murchison falls. The chance to sail up the R. Nile seeing the birds fly, the elephants and hippopotamus at the banks, other animals like giraffes, is most certainly an amazing view. The cruise takes you to the head of the roaring falls at the bottom where you will see huge crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, ducks, cormorants, bee-eaters, skimmers, kingfishers, fish eagle and the rare shoebill. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: To Fort Portal
After breakfast you will be driven to Fort Portal town, through the villages and beautiful scenery. Have lunch en route, arriving in Fort Port in the evening. Dinner and over night at
A class Package you will stay at Ndali Lodge
B class Package you will stay at Primates Lodge or
C class Package you will stay at Rwenzori View Guest House
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking
Take breakfast in the morning at your lodge or hotel. The guide will pick you from your lodge and drive you to Kibale National Park. This is a lovely 795km2 Rain forest national park. And then assemble at Kanyanchu (this is the chimpanzee tracking starting point. The park ranger will give you a short talk about the park and some chimpanzee tracking tips before you set off into the forest) for an morning Chimpanzee trek in Kibale Forest. Kibale National Park is a habitat for more than 13 primate species, some of which include, the black & white colobus monkeys, red colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, chimpanzees and many others. While you walk in the forest in search of the chimpanzees you will see other primates and some small animals, birds and the guide will tell you more about animals you will come across in the forest as you walk. After seeing the chimpanzees then you will return to your accommodation for a warm delicious meal. You can then opt to go for an evening swamp walk or stay at your lodge. If you go for a swamp walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary a community owned swamp under Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental organization formed in 1992 with the aim of achieving social and economic development for local communities. This area harbors over 137 bird species including the Snowy Headed Robin Cat, Emerald Cuckoo, Black and White Casqued Hornbill and a variety of Weavers, Warblers and Sunbirds. You will also see plenty of butterflies and the unique flora such as wild palms, polita figs and the dominant papyrus. Return to the lodge for dinner and over night.
Day 6 : Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Our company driver will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and head for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This is a beautiful natural rain forest located in the southwest of Uganda. It got part of its name ‘Impenetrable from the fact that it had a very thick and dense forest cover. It has the highest population of mountain gorillas in the world with 50% of mountain gorillas as its inhabitants. A good look at these wild mountain gorillas is something adventurous and curious minds and eyes should not miss while in Africa for a tour, it should definitely be on you first list of things to do on tour and making Uganda, Bwindi a great safari destination of unique true value. As you are driven through pearl of Africa making your way to Bwindi, you enjoy seeing more of it country side. You will have a meal en route at lunch then continue on your journey. When you arrive, check in to your accommodation and have dinner and over night at
A class Package you stay at Gorilla Forest camp or Gorilla Resort Camp
B class Package you stay at Lake Kitandara luxury tents
C class package you stay at Buhoma Community Bandas or Bwindi View Bandas
Day 7: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi National Park
No matter where you stayed the night before, you will have some morning breakfast. Your guide will meet up with you and ensure you have your tracking gear (gorilla trekking tips and what to pack) clean bottle water provide free by the company, and packed lunch provided by your hotel or lodge because there won’t be any better place to find launch in the forest or on the way. Your guide will lead you to the starting point, where you will assemble for briefing from the park ranger before heading into the dense forest. After that briefing from the park ranger you will go for gorilla tracking in the Impenetrable Forest. The time taken to encounter a family of gorillas is unpredictable due to the fact that they are wild and constantly moving around in the forest. However encountering a family of gorillas headed by a silver backs is so amazing and it erases all the stress you had. Although is a great safari activity, one should be fit enough to walk up on a slope since this area is mountainous. You are allowed to view the gorillas for only 1 hour, take pictures with a non-flashing camera and return to your lodge for dinner and over night.
Day 8: Transfer to Rwanda by Road
Have breakfast and head for Volcanoes national park in Rwanda crossing the border of Uganda and Rwanda by Road. You will have may have lunch on the way to Volcanoes National Park. e Rwanda Gorilla trekking takes place in Virunga, Volcanoes National Park located North West of Kigali (Capital city of Rwanda), and just a 90 minutes drives from the capital. The park is on a mountainous area about 3000 meters above sea level (Virunga Mountains which cover an area of about 8090 km in three countries, Rwanda DR Congo and Uganda). The Virunga peaks are Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Mikeno, and Gahinga and they range from 2500 to 4500 meters above sea level. (You can opt to extend your tour of Rwanda by 2 days and do the Karisimbi Hike. At an extra cost of $400. Or extend it by 5 days and do the Gahinga, Muhabura, Bisoke, Karisimbi Chain Hike at an extra of $1500 per person.) Dinner and over night at
A class Package you stay at Volcanoes lodge
B class Package you stay at Mountain Gorilla Nest
C class Package you stay at Kinigi Guset House
Day 9. Rwanda Gorilla Trek
The gorillas you will see are mountain gorilla of the species Gorilla beringei beringei. They have beautiful shiny black fur which is well groomed as they spend most of their time grooming. You will see a family of gorillas headed by a sliver back. Rwanda has 7 gorilla families open to tourists. These are ; Susa family with 38, 13 group family with 21, Amahoro family with 17, Kwitonda family with 10 members, Umubano family with 9, Hira family with 9, Sabyinyo family with 8.
You will spend 0ne hour with one of these families, taking pictures and seeing how they live and interact with each other. Since you will be trekking in a mountainous area you should be fit walk up a mount for some 1 to 5 hours searching for gorilla family. This is because they are free to move around the park.
Day 10 : Golden Monkey Trek.
On this day you will wake up early and have breakfast then go for a trek with the guide to see Rwanda’s golden monkeys. You will walk through this beautiful green rain forest in search of the golden monkeys, you will find them swinging among the tree branches. Rwanda has a group of habituated golden monkeys which tourist can observe for an hour. You will see them jump among the branches of the trees in the forest, groom each other and so on. After seeing the monkeys then you will return to your accommodation and check out Drive to Kigali.
Day 11 . Departure
After Breakfast transfer to Kigali Airport for your flight back home