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9 days combined gorilla safari

9 days combined gorilla safari in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo

Spend you Vacation holidays by choosing this 9 days combined gorilla safari package and make some unforgettable memories Down Under. Visits to some of the most sought after tourist attractions in bwindi impenetrable national park, Queen Elizabeth national Park, a haven for many diverse and rare species of animal and bird and get to relax along the islands of Lake Bunyonyi before crossing to Rwanda for another gorilla trekking experience and later visit the Nyiragongo volcanoes. You have a chance to track the mountain gorillas from the three main countries and eastern lowland gorillas that is Uganda, Rwanda and DRC.

Tour highlights

Day 1 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Arrival & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Day 2 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Have a morning game drive & an afternoon boat cruise

Day 3 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Have a game drive in Ishasha sector & transfer tom Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 4 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 5 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Transfer to Volcanoes national park

Day 6 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park & after transfer to Lake Kivu

Day 7 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Cross to Congo & the Nyiragongo Volcanoe.

Day 8 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park

Day 9 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Drive back to Kigali city and be transferred to the airport to catch your departure flight

 Detailed itinerary

 Day 1 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Arrival & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

 Early in the morning, the driver picks you up and transfers you to Queen Elizabeth National park common for variety of game and kazinga channel. This national park was established in 1952 and its home to many animal species including the leopards, lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and many bird species. Have a stopover at the equator for some photos and the experiments. Have lunch in Mbarara and after proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park. Upon your arrival at the lodge, check in and proceed for an evening game drive where you will view many wild animals. After, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Enganzi lodge/ Pumba safari cottages. Meal plan: Full Board

Day 2 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Have a morning game drive & an afternoon boat cruise

 Wake up and have breakfast at the lodge before proceeding for a game drive where you are able to see many animal species including; Elephants, buffalos, lions, crocodiles, kobs, water bucks and many more. After return to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel to view many water animals including; crocodiles, hippos, water birds and many more. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Have a game drive in Ishasha sector & transfer tom Bwindi impenetrable national park

Have breakfast in the morning and then proceed to ishasha sector to track the tree climbing lions and many other wildlife animals. Have lunch at the lodge and then proceed with your drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park, famous for mountain gorillas. Upon your arrival, check in at the lodge and then relax for the afternoon. Overnight and dinner at Nkuringo gorilla lodge/Silverback lodge- Meal Plan: Full board

Day 4 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

 Have breakfast and then proceed for a briefing about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. The excitement of your encounter will take away the difficulties of the potentially tiring trek. Always carry jungle boots and rain jackets since the park is wet. Get to spend time watching the gorillas as they go along with daily activities. Each of the gorilla encounters is different and has got its own rewards. Enjoying them as they feed, groom and rest their young ones. The national park is a great green swathe of dense rain forest, and it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth. You can as well find some chimpanzees as well as elephants. When you find these chimpanzees, you will be given 1 hour to interact with them as you take some photos. Get back to the lodge for an overnight.

Day 5 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Transfer to Volcanoes national park

 Have breakfast in the morning and check out of the lodge to transfer to Rwanda crossing via Katuna border. Upon reaching Kigali, have a city tour as well as lunch and then drive to Volcanoes National park. Have dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla lodge/ D vinci Lodge. Meal plan: Full board

Day 6 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park & after transfer to Lake Kivu

Wake up so early in the morning and proceed to the park head quarters for a briefing about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. You are then escorted by the rangers who will take you to search for the mountain gorillas. Once they are found, you are given 1 hour to interact and take some photos of these unique species. After the trek, you can have lunch at the lodge and then transfer to Lake Kivu to relax at the lake shores. Overnight at Hotel Paradise Marahide. Meal plan: Full board.

Day 7 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Cross to Congo & the Nyiragongo Volcanoes.

Have breakfast and then start your transfer to Goma town in Democratic Republic of Congo which takes you 3 hours drive. Have a city tour of Goma town and then continue to Virunga National Park. Dinner and overnight at Mikono Lodge/ Nyiragongo Volcano tented camp. Meal plan: Full board

Day 8 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park

Have breakfast and then head to the park head quarters for the briefing about the dos and donts of gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park. The rangers will escort you to start your search of these mountain gorillas. You are given 1 hour to interact with these great species. You also meet other animals including colobuses, monkeys, bird species and many more. After, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 9 of 9 days combined gorilla safari: Drive back to Kigali city and be transferred to the airport to catch your departure flight

 Have breakfast and then drive to Kigali city enjoy wonderful scenery to catch your flight back home.

END OF SAFARI

Tour inclusions

  • All travel activities detailed in the itinerary
  • Full board accommodation
  • Transport &fuel
  • 3 Gorilla permits for Uganda, Rwanda & Congo
  • Insurance
  • En route meals
  • Drinking water
  • Border crossing fees
  • Airport transfers

The safaris excludes Drinks, visas, Travel insurance, laundry, internet, optional activities, tips and all personal expenses.