Chance of seeing chimps in the Nyungwe national park is increasingly becoming unpredictable, hence another option of tracking chimpanzees in Kibale national park in Uganda. The safari can start from Kigali and end in Kigali.
5 Days Rwanda Uganda Tour taking you for a trekking excursion to visit gorillas in Volcanoes national park crossing over to Uganda for chimps tracking in Kibale Forest national park.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
On arrival at the Airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative who will brief you shortly about your Rwanda Safari. After the briefing, you will be transferred to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri. This is a 3 hours drive from the city center. Upon arrival, you will check in into your lodge and then take a short community tour around Ruhengeri for a good cultural experience of a true Rwandan culture. Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House (Budget)/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid range)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla tracking
After breakfast, you will transfer to the Park headquarters at 7:00am for a briefing from the ORTPN Ranger guides. After this, you will be accompanied by your ranger guide and start your trek into the forest to search for the habituated Mountain Gorilla family allocated to your group. You are reminded to bring with you packed lunch and bottled Mineral water. In terms of clothes, trekking boots, long sleeved shirts and blouses, rain coats, and Cameras are highly recommended for the trek. The time you will spend in the forest searching for the Gorillas is not predictable as it depends on where they spend the last night. Once you come across the Gorillas, all the troubles you have gone through to reach them will be easily forgotten and instead utilize the1 hour you have with them to get a great experience. You can observe them in terms of behaviors as well as taking photographs. Return to the lodge for refreshments, dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House (Budget)/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid range)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)
Day 3: Travel to Kibale Chimpanzee Forest National Park
Transfer early morning to Kibale national park. The drive to Kibale National park is approximately 6 hours. This is a scenic drive through the Kigezi highlands commonly known as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Overnight stay at Kyaninga Lodge / Ndali Lodge / Crater Lodge (up-market); Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Chimpanzee Guest House (Mid-range / budget)
Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking, Bigodi Birding, Nature Walk
After Breakfast, move into the Forest, for primate viewing but before the activity starts you will be briefed by a park ranger. The activity starts early in the morning at 8.00 a.m. A half day search for chimps and monkeys including phoestes, Red-Colobuses, Blue, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the impenetrable forest. You will also see varieties of birds, butterflies and many small insects. The ranger will provide detailed explanations on not only the primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. After lunch, a visit to Bigodi wetland an eco tourism site is incredible as you shall encounter rare and beautiful aquatic life. Accommodation at your hotel
Day 5: Visit the crater lakes region and transfer back to Kigali
Have an early breakfast and drive through the great rift valley region for a beautiful scenery due to the many crater lakes found their, and later drive back to Kigali having lunch en route.
End of Tour