9 Days Gorillas Combined


9 Days Gorillas Combined

9 Days Gorillas Combined safari is a African Primates Tour through beyond Uganda Gorilla, Rwanda and Congo offering a once in a lifetime experience as you trek mountain gorillas in the Virunga Region. You will also visit the Savannah game in Queen Elizabeth National Park and relax on the islands of Lake Bunyonyi before crossing to Rwanda for another gorilla trekking experience and later visit the Nyiragongo Volcanoes.

9 Days Gorillas Combined Summery

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (+/-7hrs)drive.
Day 2: Morning game Safari & Afternoon Launch cruise at Kazinga Channel
Day 3: Ishasha game drive & Transfer to Bwindi forest national park
Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking & to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 5: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Day 6: Optional Gorilla Tracking in PNV / Golden Monkey Tracking / Hike to Dian Fossey Grave. Transfer to Lake Kivu after lunch
Day 7: Cross to Congo & the Nyiragongo Volcano.
Day 8: Gorilla trekking in Congo
Day 9: Transfer back to Kigali for Departure

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Wildlife park (+/-7hrs) drive.

In the morning, our driver guide will pick up and transfer to Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Park, en-route stop at the Equator for photographs, lunch in Mbarara. Take an evening game drive, dinner and overnight at

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Katara Lodge | Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Mid-range: Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge | Enganzi Game Lodge | Parkview

Best Budget: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon launch cruise

You will wake up early and go for the morning Morning game drives looking out for African Lion, herds of Buffaloes, Elephants, Antelopes and many more, retire for lunch and embark on afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, famous for the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa. Expect an encounter with huge Nile crocodiles and 611 bird species.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Katara Lodge | Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Mid-range: Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge | Enganzi Game Lodge | Parkview

Best Budget: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Ishasha game drive, transfer to Bwindi

Transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Park with en-route game drive through the Ishasha sector, famous for tree climbing lions and have a stop over at Savannah hotel for lunch. In the afternoon,proceed to Bwindi in Ruhija sector of the national park reaching in the early evening and later going for a visit in the adjacent Batwa community villages.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Forest Camp | Chameleon Hill

Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge | Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge | Engagi Lodge

Best Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge | Buhoma Community Rest Camp | Ruhija Gorilla Friend Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla trekking, transfer to lake Bunyonyi

You will have an early morning breakfast and then transfer to the national park headquarters for briefing before trekking. At 8:30am you will start the hiking in search for the gorillas which will take you roughly 6 hours in the jungle after which you will descend back to the hotel. In the afternoon, transfer to lake Bunyonyi a lava dammed lake of wonders.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Bird Nest | Arcadia Cottages

Mid-range: Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Best Budget: Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5: Cross to Rwanda & City tour

Have morning breakfast, check out of the lodge and transfer to Rwanda crossing via Katuna border.On reaching kigali, have a city tour to different tourism sites have lunch and then proceed to Volcanoes national park. Dinner and overnight at,

Accommodation:

Luxury: Sabyinyo Lodge | Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mid-range: Five Volcanoes | Davince Lodge | Lelabambu Lodge

Best Budget: Hotel Muhabura | Lapalme Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6: Several Tour Options & transfer to lake Kivu

On this day, you have several options all done in the volcanoes national park from which you will choose which one you prefer. These include mountain gorilla trekking/Golden monkey trekking or hike to Diana Fossey site, nestled between the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.
After lunch, transfer to lake Kivu, relax on the shores / beach, or take a boat cruise to coffee Island, dinner and overnight at,

Accommodation:

Luxury: Serena Lake Kivu

Mid-range: Malahide Paradise

Best Budget: Malahide Paradise

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Cross to DR Congo

Have a morning breakfast, and transfer to Goma town in the Democratic Republic of Congo which will take you roughly 3 hours drive. Have a city tour in Goma and then proceed to Virunga national park. Dinner and overnight at Mikeno lodge/ Bukima tented camp/ Nyiragongo Volcano tented camp.

Day 8: Gorilla trekking in the Virunga national park

After a morning breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters for briefing then start the hiking into the forest looking out for the endangered species. You will also have great chances of encountering other animals such as the monkeys, and different bird and plant species in the forest. Have dinner and overnight at, Dinner and overnight at Mikeno lodge/ Bukima tented camp/ Nyiragongo Volcano tented camp.

Day 9: Departure

Have morning breakfast and mark the end of your 9 Days Gorillas Combined, later depart to Kigali for a return flight.


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