You land in Kigali Rwanda for your gorilla express safari. You hike up the mountain, through the bamboo forest, to the Golden Monkeys in Volcanoes National Park in the Virunga Mountains. Then visit Uganda to see the mighty mountain gorillas. Thanks to the courageous and diligent work of park rangers and authorities, largely funded by growing tourism, we have almost a 100% guarantee of seeing them. Uganda is abbreviated as UG by Abbreviationfinder.
Number of days
25 950: –
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN KIGALI, RWANDA
You will meet at the airport at Kigali Airport for transfer to Lemigo Hotel. The rest of the day at your own disposal.
DAY 2 KIGALI SIGHTSEEING AND THE VIRUNGA MOUNTAINS
Today you are picked up after breakfast for a city tour, you see, among other things, genocide memorial. After lunch (at your own expense) you continue to Muzanse at the Virunga Mountains and you visit the Dian Fossey Museum and take part in her work for the mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (approx. 2 hours)
DAY 3 HIKE TO THE ENDANGERED GOLDEN MONKEYS
The program includes a morning walk to the much-threatened golden monkeys. Back to your lodge for lunch and then on to Uganda where you check in at Chameleon Hill Lodge in Bwindi. Dinner and overnight. (approx. 1.5 hours)
DAY 4 MEETING WITH THE MOUNTAIN GORILLAS
Early transfer to the park headquarters for review. Then departure to the place where you start your hike which can take anywhere from two to eight hours depending on where the gorillas are at the moment. If you find them, you can stay for a maximum of one hour so as not to disturb them too much. Back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5 RETURN TO RWANDA
After a breakfast in peace and quiet, the departure is back through beautiful landscapes to Kigali and return home. If you want to extend your trip, it is excellent with safaris in Kenya or Tanzania and sunbathing and swimming on the shores of the Indian Ocean (approx. 3.5 hours)
EXPRESS SAFARIS IN RWANDA AND UGANDA
PRICE INDICATION PER PERSON:
SEK 30,200 min. 2 people
SEK 25,950 min. 4 people
Single room supplement:
THE PRICE OF THE TRIP INCLUDES:
Transport in a four-wheel drive landcruiser, professional English-speaking driver / guide, a gorilla permit, a gold monkey permit, meals according to program and accommodation in a shared double room.
Breakfast in Kigali and full board during the safari.
THE PRICE OF THE TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Flights from Scandinavia, drinks, tips, excursions booked separately.
1 night Lemigo Hotel in Kigali BB
1 night Mountain Gorilla View Lodge in Kinigi FB
2n Chameleon Hill Lodge in Bwindi FB
FLIGHTS FROM SCANDINAVIA:
Booked through Tour Africa, price on request.
THIS SAFARI IS SUITABLE FOR:
All with normal condition. Age limit min. 15 years for gorilla hiking. My. 12 years for gold monkey migration.
A COMBINATION TRIP TO RWANDA & UGANDA
A combination trip to Rwanda and Uganda. We start the journey in Rwanda by visiting Kigali and then on to Uganda to visit the mighty mountain gorillas.
Number of days
36 890: –
If you want more hikes and want to see more primates, we highly recommend a night longer trip and stop at Musanse in Rwanda and visit the golden monkeys on the slopes of the volcanoes. A wonderful experience and a good warm-up for the gorilla hike. After the gorilla safari we continue to Queen Elizabeth Park for a traditional safari and a boat trip on the Kazinga Canal. Then there will be a chimpanzee hike in Kibaleskogen before we end the trip in Entebbe.
Arrival in Kigali on arrival you will receive a transfer to Lemigo Hotel. Overnight stay with breakfast pension.
After breakfast the safari starts. We do a city tour inl Genocide Museum in Kigali before we go on to gorilla land. Lunch at our own expense before we leave Kigali and go on to Uganda. At the border post, we set the clocks for an hour and change from right to left traffic. Dinner and overnight at nice Chamelon Lodge. We also stay at the new Dian Fossey Museum in Musanse, admission is free but you can donate a small penny if you want. A small museum and you do it in 30 minutes but you get to learn a lot about her life but especially about the gorillas so well worth a leg stretch!
Early awakening. Check-in at the national park entrance. Full day hike to the Gorillas with picnic lunch. Back to the lodge in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight Chameleon.
Early awakening. Picnic lunch is included. We go to Queen Elizabeth Park to look for four-legged mammals and birds. The landscape is spectacular and the roads are very good by African standards. Arriving in Queen Elizabeth in the afternoon, we do a safari by car if we have time or if you would rather have the afternoon by the pool at the hotel. You have a magnificent view of the valley from where we stay at Kingfisher Lodge. The accommodation is quite simple but reasonably priced and the view from the pool and dining room across the valley is wonderful.
In the morning we do a safari by car. Lunch and after lunch we do a boat safari on the Kazinga Canal. On a distance of 5 km there are about 2,000 hippos but also crocodile, buffalo and elephant you can see if you are lucky. There is also a rich bird life here. Dinner and overnight at Kingfisher Lodge. We eat lunch at our own expense at Mweya Lodge before the boat trip on the Kazinga Canal.
We go to Fort Portal and here we have lunch. We then go further into Kibaleskogen where we do a guided hike and look for chimpanzees. These move over larger areas so the probability of hitting them is not as high as for the gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Mountains of he Moon in Fort Portal. Lunch and dinner at own expense.
We’re heading for Lake Victoria. Picnic lunch along the way. Arrival at very cozy Two Friends Beach right on the lake shore. They have a very nice beach bar we highly recommend for dinner. We say goodbye to our driver who has been on the whole trip.
After breakfast we go on a boat trip on Lake Victoria. It takes about 45 minutes to Ngamba Island where we peek into the Jane Goodall Institute and their home for chimpanzees who are there for rehabilitation before being released into their natural life in the bush (where possible). Afternoon free in Entebbe. You can take the opportunity to enjoy by the pool at 2Friends or perhaps visit the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe. In the evening transfer by hotel car to the airport (10 minutes journey).
Source: Uganda is one of countries that start with letter U. See Countryaah for more countries starting with U.