4 Day gorilla watching tour to Volcanoes national park Rwanda later crossing over to Uganda into Queen Elizabeth national park for wild game viewing along the wild savannah and launch cruise along the Kazinga channel.
Day 1: Pick Up – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Arrival and pick up by our company tour guide at the Kigali international airport or from your hotel early morning. Depending on pick up time, you will have a half day tour of Kigali city, a nice way to learn and get familiar with Rwanda, later have lunch and drive crossing into Uganda to Queen Elizabeth national park. The drive will take approximately 5 hours driving through the scenic Ugandan country side. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Ihamba Lodge / Bush lodge (mid-range)
Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise
Set off quite early today with packed breakfast for your game drive taking you the Kasenyi plains of the park to catch the early risers before they get back to their hideout. Wildlife to spot include hippos, buffaloes, hartebeests, leopard, lions and a large number of bird species. Return to your lodge for lunch and later headout for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. Later return to your lodge for Dinner and overnight at hotel of Day 1.
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes national Park
Wake up to a worm breakfast at your hotel and get ready for a long drive to Rwanda, and Volcanoes national park. The drive will take you through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth, where you will view tree climbing and continue your journey crossing into Rwanda driving to Volcanoes national park – home of the rare endangered mountain gorillas. Dinner and Overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Muhabura Hotel (Basic)
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking – Departure
Wake up early for a quick cup of coffee at your hotel and with a packed snuck from your hotel, drive to the Kinigi park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking do’s and don’ts. These are important rules set to protect the health of both visitors and mountain gorillas. You have a chance to decide to go for a hard, medium or simple trek depending on your physical ability.
Trekking for gorilla in Rwanda usually last 2 – 7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. A head guide will escort you into the forest plus an armed guard in search for your gorilla group.
Once you meet the gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the gentle giants. After trekking descend back to the park head offices where you will meet you guide to drive you to your hotel for lunch and departure with drop off at either your hotel in Kigali or airport
End of Tour