10 Day safari in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo
Day1: Arrival and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Arrive in Uganda at Entebbe airport, or get picked early morning from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe by the tour guide ready to depart to Queen Elizabeth National Park, lunch enroute in Mbarara town, then proceed to the park arriving at your lodge for a leisure, dinner and overnight. (Mweya Safari Lodge / Buffalo Safari Camp / Park View Safari Lodge or Katara Lodge)
Day 2: Morning game drive and launch cruise in along Kazinga Channel
Early morning, go for a game drive along Kasenyi track; a kob mating ground known for lions and kobs. Expect an encounter with Elephants, Buffaloes,Leopards, Lions and eyes should be open to have great fun with the wildlife. Lunch at Mweya, and later go for the afternoon launch cruise along the Kazinga channel famous for the highest concentration of hippos in Africa, with huge Nile crocodiles and over 600 bird species. The boat provides a clear platform for photographing and wildlife viewing, dinner and overnight stay at your lodge on Day 1.
Day 3: Excursion for Chimp tracking in Kyambura gorge
Breakfast and go for an excursion to Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking, a memorable activity that unites man with his closest resemble mate, take a walk to salt-Lake katwe; a lake with rare minerals in Uganda, return to the lodge for lunch and transfer to the Ishasha sector located in the southern part of the park, dinner and overnight at Enjojo Lodge / Savannah Resort or Ishasha Wilderness Camp.
Day 4: Tree climbing Lion Spotting, transfer to Rwanda
Morning breakfast and embark on another game drive in search for the tree climbing lions along side other animals. Lunch and drive through the beautiful Kigezi region into Rwanda through Cyanika boarder, dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Villa Gorilla, Five Volcanoes Lodge, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge on the edges of Volcanoes National Park, a home to the endangered gorillas in Africa.
Day 5: Gorilla tracking Experience – Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
After breakfast, report to the park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking and be assigned to a gorilla group in your ability to track. The trek takes 1 – 6 hours depending how the gorillas move in their natural habitat. Once you find them, spend an hour with the gorillas observing and taking pictures. Return to the lodge for lunch and relax in the evening, or organise to have dinner with gorilla doctors, overnight as on DAY 4.
Day 6: Hike Mount Bisoke or Visit Dian Fossey Tombs, Transfer to Lake Kivu
Breakfast and assemble to the park headquarters for a briefing about today’s experience. We can take adventuorus hike to the tombs of the late Dian Fossey near Karisoke research center, nestled between the beautiful peaks of Bisoke and Karisimbi. Alternatively, we can hike to Mt. Visoke, or go for gilden monkey tracking depending on your interests. After lunch, transfer to Gisenyi on the shores of Lake Kivu, dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel / Hotel Paradise Malahide.
Day 7: Mount Nyiragongo Hiking in DR Congo
Pick up from your hotel in Gisenyi and enter Democratic Republic of Congo through Goma boarder to climb Mount Nyiragongo, one of the active volcanoes in Africa. Note that, DR Congo Visas must be applied in advance. Overnight camping at the top of the mountain.
Day 8: Descend to Goma in DR Congo
Descend to Goma and check in Hotel Ihusi, lunch and take a guided tour around the beautiful Goma, visit local markets an interract with local people, dinner and overnight stat at Hotel Ihusi.
Day 9: Transfer to Kigali for a city tour
Breakfast and hit the road to Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, lunch, check in your hotel, take an evening or/and night walk around the city.
Day 10: Kigali city tour, Departure
Depending on your departure flight schedule, we explore Kigali city and visit places like Gisozi Genocide memorial, Nyanza and Nyamata Churches / genocide museums, local art and craft markets among others. Lunch and transfer to the airport for your schedule departure flight.