5 Days Gorillas and Chimps Safari – Rwanda Uganda Tour

For sometime, chimps in Nyungwe forest are increasingly becoming unpredictable. Thus we offer this 5 days Rwanda Uganda safari for primates lovers and those interested in game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park. In this particular package Gorilla Trek Africa Ltd caters for visa fees for Uganda.


  • Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Kibale National Park

    Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking & Queen Elizabeth national park

    Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise

    Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes national park

    Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes national park

  • Day 1: Kigali to Kibale Forest national park
    Transfer from Kigali to Kibale national park. The drive to Kibale takes approximately 6 hours. This is a scenic drive through the Kigezi highlands commonly known as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Overnight stay at Kyaninga Lodge / Ndali Lodge / Crater Lodge (up-market); Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Chimpanzee Guest House (Mid-range / budget)

    Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking & Queen Elizabeth national park
    At 7.00 am local time assemble at Kanyanchu park headquarters for briefing from the senior park ranger and at 8.00 am your guide will transfer you to the starting point for chimpanzee tracking. Normally the whole activity takes less than 4 hours. Later the guide will lead you to Chimps Nest Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a nature walk in the Bigodi community Sanctuary anticipating a variety of forest birds and primates including different monkey species.

    In the evening transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. It takes 2 hours to get to Queen Elizabeth national park. Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Kyambuara Game Lodge / Katara Lodge (luxury option); Ihamba Lodge / Bush lodge (mid-range)

    Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise
    Rise up at dawn for breakfast and an early morning game drive anticipating early risers including predators and other nocturnal mammals before they retreat to their hideouts. Expect mammals including hippos, buffaloes, hartebeests, leopard, lions, etc and a plethora of both endemic and migratory birds. Return to the lodge for an early lunch. At 2.00 pm transfer to the Kazinga Channel for a boat cruise. The Channel is a magnet to all wildlife in this park. It boasts of a big number of birds than any single destination in Africa. Retire to your lodge for relaxation. Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Kyambuara Game Lodge / Katara Lodge (luxury option); Ihamba Lodge / Bush lodge (mid-range)
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    Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes national park
    Very early in the morning, enjoy your breakfast and transfer to Volcanoes national park. This day is a long drive but worth undertaking as you traverse the scenic Kigezi highlands – views of the Virunga peaks striding the DR Congo and Rwanda is a big spectacle. Overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (up-market) / Sabinyo / Virunga Lodges (Luxury)/ La Palme / Hotel Muhabura (budget)

    Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes national park
    This day marks the major highlight of a 5 days Uganda Rwanda safari – gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes national park. In the morning converge at Kinigi park headquarters ready to embark on a gorilla trekking expedition. You will be allocated an hour with the gorillas in the wild. Return to the lodge for lunch before transferring to Kigali for a city tour including the Gisozi genocide memorial site. The guide will later transfer you to the airport for your scheduled flight.

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  • Included in this tour package;
    • Gorilla & Chimp Permits
    • Park Ranger Fees
    • Relevant Government Taxes.
    • Full Board Accommodation
    • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
    • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
    • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

    Exclusions:
    • Airfares
    • Visa Fees
    • Personal Insurance
    • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities
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  • Gorilla Trek Africa makes sure all our clients stay at the most relaxed during a safari with us,in clean and highly rated safari establishment in the different destinations Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and DR Congo.

    Hotels we use in Kigali
    Our preferred high end hotels in Kigali are Serena Kigali Hotel, Gorillas Golf Hotel and Mille Collines Hotel
    In the mid-range category we have The Garr hotel and Lemigo Hotel.

    erena Kigali Hotel

    Serena Kigali Hotel

    Five star hotel in Kigali built around a polished granite atrium, showcasing the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Elegant hotel featuring an executive lounge and bar

    Gorillas Golf Hotel

    Gorillas Golf Hotel

    Hotel gorillas is a Five star hotel situated within Kigali city. The charming establishment comprises of 31 fully furnished rooms, a cozy bar & restaurant and a swimming pool.

    Mille Collines Hotel

    Mille Collines Hotel

    Located in Kigali, the historical hotel offers exceptional comfort to all its clients. Elegantly furnished rooms and suites with a mix of traditional and contemporary handicrafts and art.

    The Garr hotel

    The Garr hotel

    Located in Kigali, Garr hotel with beautiful and comfortable rooms featuring room service, phone facilities, hot water, airport pickup on request, Internet, laundry and drying cleaning services.

    Muhabura Hotel

    Muhabura Hotel

    Located 10 minutes drive for the international airport. featuring beautiful views of Rwanda’s landscape. The hotel has elegant rooms and suites combine luxurious living quarters

    Hotels we use in Volcanoes National Park
    In this park, we have Gorilla Nest Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge in the High end category. In the mid-range are the Le Bamboo Lodge and La Palme Hotel. In Budget Hotel Muhabura

    Gorilla Nest lodge

    Gorilla Nest lodge

    Situated along the foothills of the Virunga Volcano. The Lodge comprises of 2 cottages accommodating 4 guests in two large bedrooms each with a king size bed.

    La Palme Hotel

    Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

    The lodge comprises of 30 cottages built on 4 acres of land on the slopes of Mt Sabinyo. The cottages are made of stone and thatch with en-suite facilities.

    Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

    Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

    Le Bambou Gorilla lodge is located in Rwanda’s Northern province, in Volcanoes National park – comprising of 9 comfortable self contained Bandas and a one family cottage.

    La Palme Hotel

    La Palme Hotel

    three stars Hotel, located in Musanze City; offering Luxurious accommodation to business and Leisure tourists to Musanze. An exceptional dining experience awaits you.

    Muhabura Hotel

    Muhabura Hotel

    3 Star hotel situated 10 km from Volcanoe NP with 48 fully furnished rooms & 4 elegant suites with an intimate atmosphere to make clients comfortable. Located in Musanze district

    Nyungwe Forest national park
    Nyungwe Forest has limited range of accommodations. Our preferred luxury lodge is the magnificent and award winning Nyungwe Forest Lodge. In the mid-range we have Nyungwe Top View Lodge.

    Nyungwe Forest Lodge

    Nyungwe Forest Lodge

    Nyungwe Forest Lodge is a 5 star hotel offering you supreme comfort and style amongst the rolling hills of Rwanda.Boasting twenty-two spacious villa rooms and two luxurious suites

    Nyungwe Top View Lodge

    Nyungwe Top View Lodge

    Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is located on the edge of Nyungwe Forest National Park. The property offers a total of 12 comfortable cottages featuring a welcome fireplace for cooler winter evenings

    Accommodations we use in Lake Kivu
    At Lake Kivu, our high end choice of lodge is Lake Kivu Serena Lodge. In the mid-range section is Paladise Malahide, Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu and Palm Beach Hotel, among others.

    Lake Kivu Serena Lodge

    Lake Kivu Serena Lodge

    Located on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the hotel is overlooking its own private beach and offers; 66 luxury rooms, executive suites and family accommodation, a panoramic restaurant.

    Paladise Malahide

    Paladise Malahide

    Paradise Malahide is a charming and friendly guesthouse with 10 rooms – and 4 apartments. It’s well run, and with great food and a lovely location we think it’s excellent value for money.

    Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu

    Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu

    Gorillas Lake Kivu Hotel is located in the town of Gisenyi at the northern end of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. Very comfortable room, good swimming pool area garden area is very relaxing Staff are friendly

    Palm Beach Hotel

    Palm Beach Hotel

    The Palm Garden sits on the edge of Lake Kivu and offers excellent views. Rooms are well spaced in stone cabins with decent amenities. The hotel was very impressive

    Safari lodges we use in Akagera
    In Akagera national park, we use Ruzizi tented camp for high end and Akagera game lodge for budget.

    Ruzizi tented camp

    Ruzizi tented camp

    The Ruzizi Tented Lodge, a 14-bed tented eco-camp. Ruzizi is built on the shores of Lake Ihema, Rwanda’s second largest lake, tucked away in a tract of unique riverine forest

    Akagera game lodge

    Akagera game lodge

    Akagera Game Lodge is located in Eastern Province; about 2 hours drive from Kigali. The Akagera Game Lodge has an attractive setting on a ridge overlooking Lake Ihema


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