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8 Days Chimps – Gorilla Safari, Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Upon landing in Entebbe International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your tour guide/driver who will transfer you to your Hotel in Kampala for relaxation as you wait for dinner and overnight at Kampala Serene Hotel/Hotel Africana/ Hotel Ruch.

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After having heavy breakfast at your Hotel in Kampala, you will meet our tour guide who will drive you to Fort portal town arriving in time for Lunch. After your lunch in Fort-Portal, you will visit the crater region then afterward continue to Kibale Forest National Park for dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee Guest House/Chimp Nest/Kibale Forest Camp/Primates Lodge/Ndali Lodge.

Day 3: Chimps Trekking and Bigodi Swamp Walk

After having heavy morning breakfast at your lodge, you will go to the Park Headquarters of Kibale Forest National Park at Kanyachu for a briefing on rules and regulations while you’re on chimps tracking activity. Afterwords, you will enter the park with the Ranger Guide in search the Chimpanzees which are Man’s closest Cousins. Kibale Forest home to about 12 species of primates incorporating the Chimpanzees, the red colobus, and L’hoests monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Red Tailed Monkeys, baboons et cetera. You will encounter how the chimps feed and interact with one another. After this great activity you will return back to your hotel for lunch and toward the evening set out for the Nature walk in Bigodi swamp. Here nature stroll will reward you with the view of different bird species and also some primates. Bigodi swamp is well known as a bird watchers paradise due to the numerous bird species that can be watched in the swamp. Return back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay at your Lodge as on day 2.

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After having early morning breakfast at the lodge, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a game drive in en-route in Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This journey will reward with the view of animals like the tree climbing lions for which the sector is well known for. Also, Elephants, Buffaloes, Hyenas, Antelopes, and other animals will be seen in this en-route game drive. Continue with your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in the evening. Have your dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas/Gorilla Resort/Gorilla Mist Camp/Nkuringo Gorilla Camp/Wagtail Eco Safari Camp.

Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

After early morning breakfast, you will then drive to the park headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a briefing and direction of the activity. After this, you will be joined by equipped ranger guide in the forest to track for the Mountain Gorillas. You will penetrate through the forest, cutting the undergrowth, separating thick creepers, to track gorillas. The time taken to track the Gorillas is unpredictable since it depends on the movement of the gorillas in the quest for nourishment and shelter. Be that as it may, it can take from 2 to 9 hours. You will have a maximum of one hour with the gorillas and this will allow you to observe, take photos and interact with them. Return again to your lodge for dinner and overnight as on day 4.

Day 6: Transfer to Rwanda

After having a heavy breakfast at your lodge, you will cross the border of Uganda to Rwanda at Cyanika border and drive to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. At your arrival you will visit Ruhengeri town and after that transfer to your hotel for unwinding for dinner and overnight at Kinigi Guesthouse/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

After having breakfast at the lodge, you will go to Volcanoes National Park headquarters for a briefing on rules and regulations fallowed while you’re in the jungle with gorillas and Gorilla group allocation. After this, you will be accompanied by an experienced ranger guide and penetrate into the forest for a great gorilla trekking adventure. The gorilla trekking activity is somehow tiresome however once you meet the Gorillas, you will doubtlessly disregard all the hardships you experienced to see the Gorillas. Once your track and find these gentle giants you’re allowed to stay with them for a maximum of one hour which will give you a chance to observe them and take photographs. Then you will return to your lodge with a lot of gorilla trek memories for unwinding. In the evening, you can visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo for cultural encounters. After this, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Kinigi Guesthouse/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali

After enjoying your breakfast at the lodge, you will drive to Kigali city for a short city tour visit the Genocide memorial sites, local markets, do last minute shopping and transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.

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