P.O.box 989 kabale (Uganda)
Day 1: Transfer To Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park with en route visit to Nyanza king’s palace, Butare national museum. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe top view hotel (deluxe)/Nyungwe forest camp (Luxury).
Day 2: Colobus Monkey Trekking And Afternoon Canopy Walk
Take your breakfast before 6.00 am and embark on colobus monkey trekking in Nyungwe Forest. Expect to encounter other primates such as chimps, vervet monkeys, baboons among others as well as forest birds, and butterflies. In the afternoon, go for a canopy walk. Return in the evening for Dinner and overnight (as in Day 1).
Day 3: Transfer To Volcanoes National Park
In the morning, enjoy another scenic drive northwards to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, a home to over 360 Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight stay at Jack Hanna Cottage / Mountain Gorilla view Lodge (Luxury)/La Palme Hotel (Deluxe)/Hotel Muhabura (Budget)
Day 4: First Gorilla Tracking
In the morning at 7:00am, assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing along with your trekking gear, drinking water and packed lunch. Transfer to the forest to track the gorillas, an activity that will take you between 1-8 hours depending on the movement of the apes in their natural wild. After meeting and staying in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of an hour, return to your lodge for relaxation. In the evening, you may go for a cultural walk to Ib’iwachu Cultural Village. Dinner and overnight stay at Jack Hanna Cottage / Mountain Gorilla view Lodge (Luxury)/La Palme Hotel (Deluxe)/Hotel Muhabura (Budget)
Day 5: Golden Monkey Tracking / Dian Fossey Hike
In the morning, assemble at the park headquarters for briefing, and later Either go for golden monkey tracking or hike up to Karisoke research centre, established by Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who dedicated all her life conserving the lives of mountain gorillas until she was killed and buried next to Digit, a silverback gorilla she loved most. You will learn more about the lives of the mountain gorillas at the research centre. On return, cross over to Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park (Ruhija sector), home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight stay at Ruhija Lodge (luxury)/ Gorilla Mist Camp /Deluxe)/ Bakiga Lodge (Budget).
Day 6: Second Gorilla Tracking
In the morning, assemble at the park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Proceed for the memorable adventure in the forest, an activity that may take 1-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the wilderness. Meet and stay with the mountain gorillas for a maximum of an hour. Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, you may go for community walk in the nearby Batwa community, where you will be entertained and told the tales of their unique culture. Dinner and overnight at your previous night’s lodge.
Day 7: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park
In the morning, transfer to QENP via Ishasha sector in search for tree climbing lions. Proceed to the park headquarters at Mweya Peninsula for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. Expect to see Hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants and a variety of birds. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury)/ Enganzi lodge (mid-range)/Kingfisher Lodge (Budget).
Day 8: Game Drive And Transfer To Kibale NP
Rise up to an early morning game drive anticipating to see early risers before they return to their hide-outs including lions, hyenas, leopards and jackals. In the afternoon, transfer to Kibale NP, home to 13 primate species. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge / Kyaninga Lodge (luxury) /Chimpanzee guest house(Deluxe)
Day 9: Chimpanzee Tracking And Afternoon Nature Walk
After an early morning breakfast transfer to the park headquarters for briefing by the park ranger. The driver will drop you at the starting point of the chimpanzee trail and will be back to the same point to pick you when you are done with tracking. After lunch, enjoy a nature walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Alternatively visit the “Amabeere ganyina mwiru,” a cultural rock shaped like a woman’s breasts. Dinner and overnight Kyaninga Lodge / Crater Lodge Kibale / Mountains of the Moon
Day 10: Transfer To Kampala And Departure
After a morning breakfast, transfer to Kampala for your evening flight at Entebbe airport.
End Of Tour
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