GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI IN BWINDI - ITINERARY
Arrival (See Travel Notes for more details)
A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
NOTE : All accommodation depends on your requirements. Lunches and dinners are included to all
Day 1: Transfer From Kigali to Bwindi
You will be picked after break-fast from Kigali and drive to Rwanda Uganda border clear and cross then proceed Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of the country, arriving in the afternoon have you’ at Broadbill rest and in evening go for Batwa cultural experience you will go through their villages to have an experience of how they go about their daily routine activities and be amazed by the way they skillfully cultivate the hill sides and how they care for their animals (cows) that are a prime source of pride. Dinner and overnight will be at.
Day 2 - Gorilla trek and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe ride
You will have an early morning breakfast and move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will be a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzia free. You will take a canoe ride on this lake and hike to different viewpoints before returning.
Day 3: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park
Wake up early in the morning have your breakfast, Set off for Queen Elizabeth through volcanic formation of the western Rift Valley towards Queen Elizabeth. The descent reveals a stunning panorama of lakes George an Edward amidst game-filled plains where you will reach in the afternoon check in you’ Lodge have lunch and some rest for sun to go down, In the afternoon go the unique boat cruises that takes 2hrs on the Kazinga channel and onto Lake Edward. The trip passes through possibly the highest hippo concentration in Africa and many mammals may be seen drinking water. The cruise offers the excellent platform for photography and game viewing. The birdlife is colourful and abundant. In the evening go for a game drive with a chance to see Elephants Lions Buffaloes etc later return for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Chimp Track and Transfer to Kigali
Wake-up early morning have breakfast and head to Kalinzu Forest Reserve for up to 4 hours chimpanzee trekking with a tracker and guide. The Forest Reserve is home to 6 groups of chimps, comprising over 300 individuals. Please bring suitable closed walking boots and long trousers! Afterwards transfer back to Kigali Airport with lunch en-routes to catch your evening departure flight back home.