11 Day Gorillas Budget Safari in Rwanda And Uganda

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Moutain Gorillas Tracking in Bwindi National Park

Moutain Gorillas Tracking in Bwindi National Park

Tour Overview

This Budget Safari Package Starts in Kigali and Ends in Kampala, During this tour You will experience what Africa is all about with nature and species. Some types of Birds and and Primates like the famous Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees. You will Experience culture of the people and be entertained by Intore dancers, You will also enjoy a game drive in Queen Elizabeth home of a variety of animals like Elephants, Buffaloes, mongoose among others.

Day 1 Arrival in Kigali Rwanda, Visit the Genocide memorial

Arrive at Kigali airport, where you will be welcomed by our English, French speaking guide, short briefing and transfer to your Hotel in Kigali. After checking in you will Visit The Rwanda Genocide Memorial center. At This Genocide Memorial you will understand what happened in Rwanda in 1994 a year in which 1 million people died within 100 days, If times allow us you will also Enjoy a short city tour of Kigali. Kigali was founded in 1907 as small colonial outpost by Dr Richard Kant, the first German colonial resident of Rwanda. The city has made tremendous progress since 1994 genocide. Considered one of the safest and friendliest of African capitals, Kigali is blessed with a moderate high altitude climate. It is inhabited by approximately 1 million people who now enjoy the benefits of peace. You will be pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it feels to be among the gentle people of Rwanda who will be delighted to welcome you to their beautiful, exceptionally friendly country.

Accommodation: Okapi Hotel
Meals & drinks: Lunch and Dinner + Drinking Water

Day 2: Drive to Nyungwe Via Kibuye

After breakfast in Kigali you will drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. During this drive, you will have the opportunity to see lake Kivu and the daily lives of the people at the countryside as it has been lived for centuries, virtually unchanged. This is a very scenic route and provides the opportunity to see the people at work – cultivating bananas, cassava, sorghum, beans, rice, potatoes, and even coffee in their steep and tiny fields. In addition, there are several massive tea plantations, villages, innumerable tiny brickworks, and surprises around every corner. After lunch in Kibuye. you will continue on to Nyungwe, arriving at Gisakura Guest House late in the evening where you will check-in, have dinner and turn in for the night.

Low Budget Accomodation: Gisakura Guest house
Meals & drinks: Lunch, Dinner included +Drinking Water

Day 3: Canopy Walk and Transfer to Gisenyi

Take your Breakfast, and set off into the Park station where you start your Hiking into the Nyungwe Fores. During your walk inside the forest you may encounter some primates, animals and bird species. Arrive and take off on a canopy walk where you will view a variety of tree species and beautiful landscape. After this walk you will return to the Guest House for Lunch and Transfer to Gisenyi.

Low Budget Accommodation: Diana Fossey Hotel
Meals & drinks: All Meals included +Drinking Water

Day 4 Ibyawacu Cultural center and Transfer to Kisoro In Uganda.

After Breakfast, Drive to Kisoro in Uganda, stopover in Musanze for lunch at Muhabura and be Entertained by Intore dancers Performances at Ibyiwacu cultural center. The “Intore”, once the elite of the traditional Rwanda army, were not only trained as military but also in high jump and dance. They were known for their remarkable technique allowing them to jump over 2m40. The Intore became worldwide famous as dancers in 1958 when the World Expo was held in Brussels. Today Intore dancers are part of the rich Rwanda folklore. The warriors dance is a jewel of the choreographic heritage of Rwanda. Dressed with a mane made of sisal fibre, Tied up on ankles, little bells jingle on each step, giving the warriors dance a thrilling rhythm. Throughout the Intore ballet, physical confrontation turns into artistic rivalry and then at “the end” comes out into a vigorous hug of the warriors. This is the most artistic gesture of friendship mutual aid and protection.

Accommodation: Kisoro Travellers Rest
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 5 Mountain Gorillas Tracking in Bwindi National Park

Our safari guide will pick you at 7.00 am in the morning after taking your breakfast and drive to The National Park station for registration and briefing about Gorilla trekking adventure. Later you will drive to the trekking start point at baseof the Forest accompanied by armed game rangers. You will move into the jungle in search of the amazing mountain gorillas. The trek might take between 2 and 6 hours depending on your trekking ability and the gorilla family you will visit. Our safari guide will wait for you at the base until you finish trekking. and Transfer Back to your hotel

Mid Range Accommodation: Kisoro Travellers Rest
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 6 Visit Pygmies and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi 

Morning at 7. Am after Breakfast Drive to pygmies Village, spent an 2 Hours with them, then drive to Kabale in Uganda’s highest town (2000 m), with beautiful, lush scenery along the way. We will stay at Lake Bunyonyi, Africa’s deepest crater lake (900 m). Bunyonyi means “place of little birds”, so you can expect to view interesting and unique bird-life. After lunch you will take a guided walk to visit the locals in the community, visit the Batwa community or go canoeing on lake. Return back to the Lodge for your Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Crater Bay Cottages
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 7 Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park

After Breakfast, Enjoy a short Boat Ride on Bunyonyi Lakd and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park- The road winds up into the forested hills and the views are breathtaking- and you have plenty time to admire them because some stretch are unsurfaced that you can only drive very slowly. It passes through deep-farmed valleys. The drive is reminiscent to what one would experience driving through central Europe- indeed this region of Uganda is often referred to as “Little Switzerland.” arrive and Transfer to Your Lodge.

Accommodation: Engiri Lodge
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 8 Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have an early morning breakfast then go for a morning game drive within the park. Anticipate to see the famous big five including Buffalos, elephants, Lions and other mammals like Giant forest hog, Bush bucks, Kobs, Hyenas and water bucks. In the afternoon hours you will get ready for a launch cruise along Kazinga channel. You will appreciate the high scores of Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos and crocodiles. A number of bird species will also be seen along including the rare shoe bill. Diner and overnight.

Accommodation: Engiri Lodge
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 9 Chimpanzees Tracking and Transfer to Kampala

After a very early morning breakfast, head to Kalinzu Forest around 6-00 am for Chimpanzee tracking to meet man’s closet cousins in the wild. You will be amazed to see these primates as they play, swing on tree branches, fight for food etc. Later embark on an exciting road trip and Transfer To Kampala the Capital city of Uganda, arrive late evening and Transfer at your Hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Kenrock Hotel
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 10 Visit Jinja and The source of Nile

Have breakfast and your guide will be ready to transfer you to Jinja with a smooth drive through the famous Mabira forest and Lugazi as you take in the scenic landscapes characterized by tea and sugarcane plantations. Arrive Jinja and visit the source of the Nile River after which you will transfer to Triangle Hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, you will Visit the source of the might Nile river and go for a boat cruise and explore the River, taking in all its beauty. The cruise lasts about 2 hours and you will return to kampala, arrive well in time for dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation: Kenrock Hotel
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 11 Kampala short City Tour, End of the tour

Morning After Break fast, at 9:00 am Go for a short city tour of Kampala. Kampala is Uganda’s national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. During these short city tour you willsee Kampala’s Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surrounding an urban center of contemporary skyscrapers and Visit the Lubiri Palace, the former seat of the Buganda Kingdom at Mengo Hill. The tour will last 3 Hours, then we transfer you at Entebbe airport.

 Accommodation: Not Included
Meals & drinks: Break fast included + Drinking Water

Cost: From 2500 USD per Person

Included: Park fees, Gorilla permits, All activities, All accommodation, A professional driver/guide, Ground transportation, All Taxes/VAT, Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded: International flights, Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.), Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day), Drinks

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