Best of Rwanda and Uganda Safari Combo

The Facts

9 Days
8 Nights

Regions

Accomodation

Details

Day One
Arrive to Kigali any time of the day – evening.

Your combined driver / guide will by now have met & picked you up from the airport and you proceed to “Lemigo Hotel” where you will spend your first night in Rwanda. Check in at the hotel and then have the rest of the day and evening “at leisure” at the hotel.

The restaurant at your hotel is good, but should you wish to sample one of Kigali’s many good restaurants please refer to the attached “restaurant guide” for a few of our personal “eating out suggestions” on the towns surprisingly varied restaurant scene.

Meals included on this day; None
Overnight….........................................................................................LEMIGO HOTEL KIGALI

Day Two
Today wake up and have breakfast at leisure at the hotel.

08.00 AM / Morning. Your driver/guide will pick you from the hotel and proceed on a tour of Kigali including a visit to the horrific, but very enlightening Genocide museum. Lunch in Kigali - at own expense - then after drive to Northern Rwanda and to “Gorilla Country” and the town of Ruhengeri (The town is just re-named “Musanze”) and continue to your lodge in the lower foothills of the “Sabinyo volcano” where you will spend your last night in Rwanda.

Travelling time Kigali - Ruhengeri (Musanze); Approximately 3 Hours.
Meals included on this day; Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch at own expense)
Overnight…...............................................................MOUNTAIN GORILLA VIEWLODGE.

Day Three
Today you are doing your trek to the mighty Mountain Gorillas!

Wake up as preferred, wake up calls can be booked with the reception.

06.00 – 06.30AM. Breakfast at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
06.30 AM. Depart from MGVL with your driver / guides to the National Park Head quarters located only approximately 30 minutes away.
07.00 AM. Check in procedures at the national park head quarters.
07.30 AM (Approximately). Short briefing from your Gorilla guide from the National Park.
08.00 AM (Approximately). Depart with your driver and your vehicle to the actual starting point of the trek where your driver will wait for you while you do the trek with your Gorilla Guide from the Rwanda National Park Authority”.

* Travelling time from Park headquarters to starting point; 30 min to 1 ½ hours.
Gorilla trek – remember to bring plenty of drinking water, we suggest minimum 2 litres as well as some energizers like chocolate, biscuits and sweets should the trek be long!

13.00 – 15.00 PM (Approximately). Return from the gorilla trek and drive back to Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for a late lunch and the rest of the day “at leisure” – hopefully with some scenic views of the 5 volcanoes where almost half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas live.

Meals included on this day; Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner.
Overnight………………………………..……………………MOUNTAIN GORILLA VIEW LODGE.

Day Four
Today you are doing a trek to a species even more endangered than the Gorillas – to the Golden Monkeys! Wake up calls can once again be booked with the reception.

06.00 – 06.30 AM. Breakfast at your lodge.

Please also today make sure you bring a sufficient amount of drinking water with you (We suggest minimum 2 litres per person) as well as some energizers like sweets, biscuits & chocolates. A roll of toilet paper is also a good idea to bring along for any such “emergencies”! Also do not forget to bring your passports!

06.30 AM. Your driver - guide will pick you up from the lodge & you together proceed to the national park head quarters which your driver – guide.
07.00 AM / Morning. Check in and registration which your driver will again assist you with.
07.30 AM (Approximately). Short briefing from your “Golden Monkey Guide” from the National Park Authority of Rwanda.
08.00 AM (Approximately). Depart with your driver - guide and your vehicles to the starting point of the trek where your driver will wait for you while you do the trek with your Golden Monkey guide from the Rwanda National Park Authority.

* Travelling time from Park headquarters to starting point; 20 - 25 minutes.

12.00 NOON – 13.00 PM (Approximately). Return from your Golden Monkey trek and return to the lodge with your driver - guide and have lunch.

After lunch proceed the short distance (Approximately 40 KM) to the Uganda boarder and once you are in Uganda once again drive through very scenic mountain areas in Uganda to Lake Bunyoni, the lake is reportedly more than 300 metres deep! Check in at the very comfortable lodge “The Birds Nest Bunyonyi” located very scenically right “on” the lake side, where you will spend the night. Have the rest of the late PM at leisure enjoying the beauty of the area.

Meals included on this day; Breakfast & Lunch (Dinner at own expense at Birds Nest).
Overnight…........................................................................BIRD’S NEST LAKE BUNYONI.

Day Five
07.30 AM. Depart from this beautiful spot and continue your safari with your driver - guide northwards through some Uganda’s lush tea growing areas arriving to Queen Elizabeth National Park in good time for lunch.

Afternoon game drive returning to your lodge before it gets dark.
Meals included on this day; Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner.
Overnight…....................MWEYA SAFARI LODGE, QUEEN ELIZABETH NP.

Day Six
Morning game drive with good chances of seeing just about everything except Rhino and Giraffe which are not found here. Afternoon Kazinga channel cruise, this waterway is one of the most hippo dense areas in the world.

Meals included on this day; Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner.
Overnight…....................MWEYA SAFARI LODGE, QUEEN ELIZABETH NP

Day Seven
After breakfast depart to the Kibale forest area arriving in time for lunch – you will today also cross the equator! Check in at your lodge located in the middle of the Kibale forest. This afternoon you are doing a trek to our “closest relatives” – to the chimpanzees! Kibale forest is one of the best locations in the world to have a good chance to see the chimpanzees!

13.30 PM (Approximately). Check in procedures and briefing from your designated chimpanzee trekking guide from the “Uganda Wildlife Authority”.
14.00 PM (Approximately). Chimp trek starts.

Return from the trek during the course of the afternoon and have the rest of the PM at leisure.
Meals included on this day; Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner.
Overnight……………………………………………….PRIMATE LODGE, KIBALE FOREST NP.

Day Eight
Today wake up and have breakfast at the hotel.

07.30 AM. You will be picked by your driver/guide and you proceed on a long days drive to Entebbe town having pic nic lunch en route. Then continue to Entebbe town arriving during the course of late afternoon depending on the traffic situation when driving through Kampala and its legendary traffic jam. Arrive to your hotel 2Friends beach hotel located by the Lake Victoria.

It’s also now that you bid farewell to your driver - guide as he early tomorrow morning will be heading back to Kigali.

The hotel will provide your departure transfer tomorrow t Entebbe airport.
Meals included on this day; Breakfast & Picnic Lunch only. (Dinner at own expense)
Overnight…...............................................2FRIENDS BEACH HOTEL, ENTEBBE

Day Nine
Today wake up and have breakfast at the hotel as preferred.

11.00 AM; Check out time from room. Please also re confirm your departure transfer with the hotel reception and that the hotel has your correct transfer departure time which is done by the hotel 3 & ½ hours prior to your flights’ scheduled departure time.

Meals included on this day; Breakfast

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