Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – arrival in Kigali airport, transfer to hotel

Our guide will pick from the airport and take you to your hotel for check in, relaxation and diner as you prepare to start this amazing tour.

Accommodation: Serena Hotel Kigali

Meal plan: Diner

Journey time: 30 minutes

Day 2 – Kigali city tour and transfer to Volcanoes National Park (golden monkeys)

Wake up early in the morning for a hearty breakfast be transferred to Kigali for a city tour including a genocide memorial site which is the heritage site for Rwanda and later, proceed to Volcanoes National park where you will trek the elucid monkeys in the afternoon. Before meeting these golden monkeys, you’ll see some other primates, wildlife and plants. Eventually you will come face to face with the golden monkeys. You’ll observe them play and hop from one branch to the other; it is such an amazing memorable encounter as you even take several photos! After lunch you will head to Karisoke Research Center, to visit the grave of Dian Fossey -an American primatologist who entirely devoted her life on safeguarding the lives of mountain gorillas and later laid to rest next to Digit, mountain gorillas she really loved. Return to Dine and slumber at your lodge.

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner

Journey time: 3 hours

Day 3 – transfer to Bunyonyi Lake and Batwa visit then transfer to Bwindi

On this day, you will wake up for breakfast and then head to Lake Bunyonyi commonly known as the lake of small birds, you will enjoy the morning lazily as you have breakfast around the lake and experience the nature and cool breeze of Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is a wonderful place to relax and is surrounded by nature. The green hills and papyrus swamps offer many opportunities for bird watching and Eucalyptus trees and shady nooks along private paths provide quiet places to sit and read a book. You will head for the boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi and thereafter be dropped off for the Batwa experience. The guide will provide you with the chance to see the forest and its habitants through their eyes. See how they lived and hunted in the traditional manner. Enjoy trying out your hunting techniques as the Batwa teach you how to shoot with a bow and arrow. Visit a traditional Batwa homesteads and know more about their ancestral way of life. After having your lunch there, you will head to Bwindi Gorilla Park where you will check into your hotel for diner and overnight;

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge / Silverback Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner

Journey time: 3 hours

Day 4 – Gorilla trekking

It is this long waited date when you will come across the critically endangered mountain gorillas that only exist in Bwindi and Virunga Volcanoes. You will wake up early for a heavy breakfast before gathering at the Park headquarters Rushaga for briefing at 08:00 about the conduct of gorilla trekking. You will head to the forest after briefing in search of these apes and though the trek is a bit challenging, it is one of those activities that you will never forget to have done in Uganda. The 2 – 8 hours activity involves hiking up the hills, descending down the valleys, walking through swamps and maneuvering the way through thickets which have formed the background of this Impenetrable forest before coming in direct contact with gorillas. The one full hour is at your disposal to maximize your experience with gorillas as you them forage, play, socialize and also gaze at you in a sign of welcoming and saying good bye. The experience is rewarding and worthy undertaking. Your picnic lunch will take you through the activity after which you will descend to the lodge for relaxation. You will spend an overnight at,

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill lodge / Silverback Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner

Day 5 –transfer to Queen Elisabeth Park through Ishasha region

After an early breakfast you will embark on the Journey to the Queen Elizabeth National Park which is about 5-6 hours’ drive. You will pass through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will have chances of spotting the tree climbing lions lying on tree branches in the midmorning sunshine. Proceed to the park and check in at your lodge for relaxation and overnight at;

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner

Journey time: 6 hours

Day 6: Park Game Drives –Boat Cruise along Kazinga Chanel

Today you wake up early. A little before sunrise coffee, tea and donuts will be served in the lounge before we head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and are likely to come across, Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Waterbuck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, and many Warthogs.

A well-deserved brunch will be served back at the lodge in the late morning. In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Albert. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see buffalo, crocodile, bathing elephant, and a range of Flamingoes coupled with crocodiles. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat-safari you embark on an evening game drive through the park back to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight at

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner

Day 7 – transfer to Kibale and visiting Bigodi National Park

Have breakfast early in the morning and then head out for Kibale National Park, upon arriving, you will then head out for the Bigodi wetland walk. The Bigodi is a paradise for bird watchers. Today, 138 species of bird have been recognized within the Bigodi wetland sanctuary. Among the major bird species within the sanctuary is the grand Blue Turaco. This swamp supports more than 200 species of birds, among which is the most well-known bird – Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola Cristata). The swamp is administered by the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (Kafred), and it actually benefits greatly from the adjacent Kibale National Park, since there are a number of primates such as the chimpanzees that occasionally visit the swamp, adding on the diversity of wild animals that tourists see within the Bigodi.

 Dinner and overnight at;

Accommodation: Mountains of the Moon Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey time: 4 hours

Day 8: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and transfer to Kampala
Following Breakfast, walk into the Forest, to view primates, however before you begin you will go to the park headquarters at Kanyanchu and be briefed by the park ranger. This activity begins early morning at 8.00 a.m. and spend half the day looking for chimpanzees as well as monkeys like grey cheeked Mangabey, Red-tailed monkeys, phoestes, Red-Colobuses plus Blue tailed monkeys, all jumping from one branch to another. You will as well observe a profusion of birds and butterflies plus many tiny insects. The park ranger will detail you about information concerning these primates, and the different birds, animals and plant life here; this will make the walk very informative and enjoyable.

Later on, you will start your return journey to Kampala-Uganda, you will drive through the beautiful verdant terraced escarpments across southwestern Uganda as you drive through the beautiful countryside, through the rugged hills of ‘the little Switzerland of Africa’. This part of the country is a very fertile, steep area with sheer sided hills blanketed from the bottom all the way to the top. As you drive through Mbarara you will see the fascinating long horn Ankole cattle. An outstanding highlight of this drive is reaching the Equator crossing after which you will head to your hotel for diner and overnight;

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey time: 6 hours

Day 9 – Kampala City tour

Have breakfast and then head out to do the city tour, Some of the things you will see around Kampala city include the old taxi park, Owino market, local crafts, vegetable and food markets, the Kabaka’s palace, the Idi Amin torture chambers, the Kasubi tombs, the Kabaka’s lake(It is a man-made lake by the Kabaka himself), the Hindu temple, Bahai temple, the Gadaffi mosque, Uganda Martyrs shine, the Catholic and Anglican churches on different hills, the independence monument and so many other landmarks.

You could also enjoy some of Uganda’s interesting fast foods, such as the Rolex, it’s quite heavy and you will enjoy it or you could visit one of the many restaurants lining the streets of Kampala.

Later on you will head to the airport to check in for your night flight.

Meal: Breakfast Journey time: 45 minutes

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