3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour Inquire
One of Rwanda’s most prized treasures are its famous Mountain Gorillas which are found in its Volcanoes National Park. It is a unique and enjoyable experience to watch these gentle giants care for their young, going about their daily lives, feeding, eating, and playing. Make your vacation a very special adventure by trekking to track Gorillas...
Coming either from your hotel at Kigali (at a convenient time after lunch) or upon your arrival in Kigali International Airport, we will drive northwards to Musanze which is formely called Ruhengeri. We will pass by beautiful landscapes, fitting to be called “the land of a thousand hills.” We will arrive Musanze in the late afternoon, and check in our hotel.
We begin the day early with an early breakfast since we need to be at the park headquarters at Kinigi for the briefing at 0700H. Packed lunch will be prepared by our accommodation. This activity may take 2-8 hours, depending on the sightings and the movement of the gorillas and primates. Mountain Gorillas are the most endangered ape species in the world, with only about 700 left worldwide, they are mostly found at the intersection of Rwanda, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo. But with conservation efforts, it is said that their population is now slowly increasing. Gorillas’ disposition is generally nonaggressive and calm unless they feel threatened. Your visit to these Mountain Gorillas are contributing to their preservation, the funds generated from the permits you have purchased will revert to their conservation.
After breakfast, we drive back to Kigali. We will take you to either the Kigali International Airport if you are catching a flight or your respective hotel in Kigali if you will be staying the night. We will have lunch on the drive back. Depending on how much time we have, we can visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial and, the Caplaki Craft Village.
The Kigali Genocide Memorial is located in Gasabo District in Gisozi, 10 minutes away from the town center. This memorial honors the lives of more than a million of Rwandans that perished in defending peace and education. It is also the final resting place of about 250,000 Rwandans who were victims of the Tutsi. Apart from the cemetery, there is a library, a museum, and a photo gallery.
The Caplaki Craft Village has 38 independent stalls selling a varied selection of Rwandan handicrafts including masks and carvings, and banana-fiber products. The village is good to buy your souvenirs.
Main destination: Kigali International Airport/Kigali City
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4 Day Luxury Uganda Gorilla Safari - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Inquire
Well, get ready to have a life changing encounter the Mountain Gorillas that can only be found in special areas in the world like in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is known to be the home to about 300 of 700 mountain gorillas. There are only a few special places like it. So, be prepared to be mesmerized by these gentle giants. To make yo...
Upon your arrival, please expect to be welcomed by your enthusiastic tour leader who will take good care of you. You will be brought to your luxurious hotel, The Protea Hotel by Marriott in Entebbe. The drive will only take about 5 minutes. The location of this property is prime as it is situated right on the banks of the wonderful Lake Victoria. For the first day, you may enjoy the luxurious amenities of your hotel’s private beach that has white sands and palm trees. You can also view the expansive gardens of the property. The hotel is plush and has been decorated with both modern and African themes.
After breakfast, we will drive over to Kajjansi Airfield where we have prepared your chartered flight to Kihihi to easily access Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The flight will take about an hour. We will cruise over the expanse of the Bwindi Forest where we can see a magnificent forest strip that cross the steep ridges of the Albertine Rife Valley. We will behold an exquisite view of an ancient rainforest. It is one of the few in Africa that have flourished throughout the last ice age. It boasts to be the one of the most biologically diverse forests in Africa. When we land at Kihihi Airport, our vehicle will be waiting to take us to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has at least 90 mammal species, including 11 primates and is ranked as one of the best in Uganda for forest birding. There is about 23 highly localised Albertine Rift endemics. Bwindi is most renowned for its Mountain Gorilla population, slightly more than half of the world’s mountain gorilla population resides in Bwindi. The estimate goes from about 280 to 320 individuals living which are living in 15 groups. The experience will surely pull on your heart strings as you experience looking into the brown eyes of these gentle giants. It is a unique privilege to have this special encounter. To prepare you for the adventure-packed day tomorrow, we shall check you in at your accommodation so you can get ample rest and a lot of relaxation.
We shall proceed to the park offices to begin our adventure with the gentle giants. A briefing will take place at the park headquarters. The duration of the activity will depend on the sighting and movement of the gorillas. It can span from 1 to 8 hours. The sight of the mountain gorillas will be truly an experience to remember. Mountain gorillas are endangered ape species and there are only few left in the world. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a unique destination since it is the only place in Africa that mountain gorillas and chimpanzees co-exist. Your visit to them will help, as the park permits which you have purchased to enter the park will fund conservation. After the day’s action-packed adventure, we shall return to your lodge to rest overnight and have dinner.
After taking your relaxing breakfast, we will prepare for your return to Entebbe. You will bring with you special memories of lush rainforests, and special encounters with wildlife which is unique to Africa. We will drive to the Kihihi Airstrip to board your chartered flight back to Kajjansi Airfield. A vehicle is awaiting our arrival, and will take you to Entebbe International Airport for your connecting international flight.
Main destination: Entebbe International Airport
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8 Day Full Uganda Immersion Safari Inquire
Encounter chimpanzees at Kibale National Park! Other primates are also waiting for you, as well as a vast rockery of birds of 375 species, and an array of other wild animals. Combine this with an exciting visit to a celebrated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve! Queen Elizabeth National Park is host to a remarkable variety of ecosystems. ...
Upon your arrival, please expect to be welcomed by your enthusiastic tour leader who will take good care of you. You will be brought to your hotel in Kampala. We shall first check in, and have lunch. For the first day, you will need to energize and prepare for the 8-day long Ugandan adventure. Dinner will also be at our accommodations. After then, you can catch on with some sleep for the night.
After breakfast, we will head west to reach Kibale National Park in Fort Portal. We will take the route towards Mubende which will let us pass through the verdant country side where we can see traditional homesteads, and tea plantations. On the way to Fort Portal town, we will have lunch. Later in the afternoon, we shall then proceed to our lodge to rest.
CHIMP TRACKING / PRIMATE WALK
After breakfast, we shall check out from our accommodation, and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive is about 2 hours via the Mbarara-Kasese Road. After arriving Queen Elizabeth National Park, we shall check in to our accommodation and have lunch. After which, we shall do a game drive in the Kasenyi Plain. In that area, we can have a chance to see lions, hyenas, and leopards. After the day’s activity, we can have dinner back at the accommodation, and call it a day and rest for the night.
We can have an early breakfast as we travel to the nearby Kyambura Gorge. During the walk, you may spot chimpanzees, other monkeys, elephants, hippopotamuses, elephants, lions, and birds, among other animals.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha (South Section) to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Nationa
After an early breakfast, we shall head for Ishasha. It is in the southern section and is most famous for its tree-climbing lions. It is one of the only two destinations where tree-climbing lions are found. Ishasha has a river that meanders through a riparian forest. The forest cover is fantastic as there are acacia trees, and a lot of shrubbery. In Ishasha, there will be chances to encounter antelopes, huge buffalo herds, hippopotamuses, and elephants. On this day of adventure, we shall have a nice picnic lunch. Then, we return to our accommodation to checkout and forge forward to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The drive will take about 5 hours. When we arrive Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park we can check in to our accommodation to have dinner and get well-deserved rest after this action-packed day of adventure.
After breakfast we shall proceed to the park offices to begin our adventure with the gentle giants. A briefing will take place at the park headquarters. The duration of the activity will depend on the sighting and movement of the gorillas. It can span from 1 to 8 hours. The sight of the mountain gorillas will be truly an experience to remember. Mountain gorillas are endangered ape species and there are only few left in the world. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a unique destination since it is the only place in Africa that mountain gorillas and chimpanzees co-exist. Packed lunch will be prepared by your accommodation. Your visit to them will help, as the park permits which you have purchased to enter the park will fund conservation.
After breakfast, we prepare to explore the area. There are about 29 islets and we can visit the 6 main ones – Akampene (Punishment Island), Bushara, Kyahugye, Bwama, Njuyeera, Bucuranuka (Upside down). It will be interesting to know stories that are linked with these islands. It will provide a lot of cultural insight. Since the lake is known to be free of bilhazaria, you can take a swim. It is very safe and does not have crocodiles or hippos in the water. In any water activity, it is important to take precaution. You can also ride a canoe to explore the lake further. We can also take a short trek to get a good vista of the whole lake. Cultural immersion and interaction can be done with the local settlers in the area. We can see the farmers, playful children and women clad in their traditional kanga wraps. After the day’s activity, we return to our accommodation, checkout and drive back to Kampala. We can stop by the Equator for picture taking and to buy souvenirs.
If your flight out requires you to be in Kampala in Uganda, we can drive you to Entebbe International Airport or to a hotel in Kampala. It will take us about 9 hours on the road. This ends the tour.
Main destination: Lake Bunyonyi then to Kigali or Kampala (Airport or hotel)
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1 Day Lake Bunyonyi Canoe Trekking Inquire
Apart from its serene beauty, Lake Bunyonyi is also known as a place for little birds. In fact “Bunyonyi” translates to “place of many little birds”. Lake Bunyonyi encircles 29 islands of various shapes and sizes including floating islands and the punishment island where young girls who would get pregnant before marriage wou...
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Kabale town or around Lake Bunyonyi. We start with a short orientation at Birdness Resort where you would also need to put on life jacket for safety precaution.
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