15 Day| Chimp and Gorilla Safari to Uganda and Rwanda
These are two countries that are still unspoiled by tourism and where you explore the forested areas for chimpanzees and Mountain gorillas. Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) is by far Rwanda’s major international attraction. After the release of the feature film, Gorillas in the Mist, about the late Dian Fossey’s pioneering work habituating the gorillas, interest in gorilla trekking reached new heights.
(Day 01+02) *USA/Europe/Entebbe* [Depart on your overnight international flight to Europe. Arrive Europe this morning. Connect to your flight to Entebbe. On arrival in Entebbe you will clear customs and be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Protea Hotel Entebbe ]
Protea Hotel Entebbe is a brand new property located on the shores of Lake Victoria and a five minute drive from the international airport. The hotel f..Read More
(Day 03+04) *Kibale* [This morning you will be met by your guide and vehicle and drive to Kibale Forest with lunch en-route. You will pass through Fort Portal, forest and tea plantations. The next day, you will enter the forest with your guide in search of chimpanzees and ten other primate species including red colobus monkey, blues, red tails and grey-cheeked mangabey 2 nights Ndali Lodge or Kyaninga Lodge]
Kyaninga Lodge is set against a stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga near Kibale Forest National Park. Perched atop a hill overlooking a crater lake, the lod..Read More
(Day 05+06) *Queen Elizabeth National Park* [Optional morning forest walk to look for chimpanzees. Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the Ruwenzori Mountain Range. Enjoy game drive or a chimp trek in Chambura Gorge. Take a mid- morning board the launch for a shared boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon visit the crater area of the park and Lake Katwe. You may be rewarded with a view of the beautiful Ugandan kob, elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion and leopard. 2 nights Mweya Lodge.]
Kyambura Gorge Lodge, near the Kyambura Gorge, is an eco-lodge in partnership with the local community. This region on the edge of Queen Elizabeth Na..Read More
(Day 07-10) *Bwindi* [If there's time , drive to the Ishasha Area for a game drive before continuing to Bwindi. Enjor your 3 gorilla treks in Bwindi (Day 08+09+10). Bwindi is a forest of enormous hardwood trees, giant ferns, tangled undergrowth and hanging vines - the quintessential equatorial jungle. The size and altitudinal range of montane and lowland forests at Bwindi support more species of trees, ferns, birds and butterflies than any other forest in East Africa. It is also the only one which contains both chimpanzees and gorillas. 4 nights Bwindi Lodge or Buhoma Lodge or Gorilla Forest Camp]
Gorilla Forest Camp is a luxury permanent tented camp located within the Bwindi National Park. As the only luxury property within the park, it is the i..Read More
(Day 11-12) *Volcanoes National Park* [After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Kisoro, via Mbarara. Here you will clear customs and be met by a representative and transferred to your lodge situated adjacent to Volcanoes National Park. The next day, you will be transferred to the park for your gorilla trek in Rwanda. Here you will meet your tracker and the day will be spent tracking the mountain gorillas. 2 nights Mountain Gorilla View Lodge]
The Kigali Serena Hotel is situated in Central Kigali a few miles outside the city centre, the ambassadorial and commercial heart of Rwanda and the city&rs..Read More
(Day 14+15) *Kigali/Nairobi/Europe or Kigali/Europe* [After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight to Nairobi. An optional tour or dayroom may be booked. Depart on your evening overnight flight to Europe. Connect with your flight to USA. Welcome home!]
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" Ndali Lodge was a cute, scenic lodge, with daily happy hour & a variety of other guests and expat friends of the hosts who seemed to be around a lot. There were lots of opportunities for good conversations."