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  • Gorilla, Bwindi Forest
  • Batwa interaction
  • Gorilla viewing, Bwindi Forest
  • Uganda

Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

9-day tailor-made journey from £5,940 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

A weeklong safari through Rwanda and Uganda including a gorilla encounter in the Parc National des Volcans

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Parc National des Volcans
  • 3 Nights Kasese

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Natural world | Safari | Wildlife

An encounter with Rwanda's mountain gorilla's is a truly life-changing experience. Trekking through the jungle of the Parc National des Volcans for an audience with these magnificent creatures is something that will certainly live long in the memory. This weeklong, two-country safari pairs three nights in the Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans, tracking gorillas, and a further three nights at Kyambura Gorge Lodge from where you'll go in search of Uganda's endangered chimpanzees.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK

Depart the UK onboard an overnight flight, arriving in Kigali on day two. 

Day 2
Volcanoes National Park

Arrive in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, and meet your expert guide who will be looking after you throughout your adventure. Your journey from Kigali to the Parc National des Volcans will take you out of the city and into the countryside, the scenery being characterised by beautiful terraced hills before gradually getting steeper as you travel towards the base of the spectacular Virunga range of volcanoes, before finally arriving at your home for the next three nights - the delightful Volcanoes Virunga Lodge, framed by five conical peaks.

Stay: Virunga Lodge, Volcanoes National Park

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast,  the magic begins when you head into the national park to find the mountain gorillas. You could be lucky and locate them immediately or some days it takes a little longer, however your patience will be more than paid off when you spend a magical hour sitting with these incredible creatures, an experience you will never forget. Back at the base, enjoy a late lunch and relax in the peaceful surrounds of the lodge.

Stay: Virunga Lodge, Volcanoes National Park

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Volcanoes National Park

This morning, depart on a tracking adventure in search of the endemic golden monkey. Later this afternoon, spend the day as you wish, perhaps relaxing on the fine beaches on Lake Kivu as you reflect on your great ape encounter.

Stay: Virunga Lodge, Volcanoes National Park

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Set off for the private air strip in Kisoro for a flight to Kasese and connecting transfer for Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Upon arrival, explore the lodge grounds and mountain stream, visit the local village or take part in a nature walk before settling in for the evening for your included dinner.

Stay: Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Kyambura Gorge Lodge

The Kasenyi plains provide excellent game viewing, and either this morning or evening you have the opportunity to spot lion packs, large herds of Uganda kob and leopard in the Mweya peninsula thickets. 

The remainder of the day can be spent visiting various community projects from the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership including the Women's Coffee Cooperative Tour, Empundu Playground visit and much more.

Stay: Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Kyambura Gorge Lodge

After breakfast, set off with your guide in search of chimpanzees. Then, in the afternoon, enjoy a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, flowing between Lakes Edward and George. Home to the greatest concentration of hippo in Africa and herds of elephant and buffalo, the cruise provides an abundance of game viewing, including great flocks of pelican and the African fish eagle. 

Stay: Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Departure

After breakfast, transfer from Bwindi Lodge to Kihihi airstrip, arriving at Entebbe in time for your connecting, overnight flight home.

Meals: B

Day 9
Arrive UK

Upon arrival in the UK, continue your onward journey home.

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

9-day tailor-made journey from £5,940 incl. flights

Superior

Low Season

from £5,940 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £7,740 pp. incl. flights

Includes: 

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from the UK and Kigali and frmo Entebbe to the UK
  • Domestic flights from Kisoro airstrip to Kasese and from Kihihi airstrip to Entebbe
  • Shared airport transfers
  • 6 nights accommodation in 4+* (Superior) lodges on a full-board basis
  • Golden monkey excursion
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Kazinga Channel boat trip
  • Park entry, vehicle and guideand community fees

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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