Day 1: From Kigali you will transfer to Volcanoes National Park
On arrival, you will be picked from Kigali International airport by our company representative who will drive you to Kigali town where you will have a city tour. On the other hand if you are already in Kigali, after breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked by our company representative who will take you for a city tour, you will get to visit the Genocide memorial site and the museum among others. You will have lunch and later drive to Volcanoes national park which takes about 2 hours, check in at the lodge where you will have dinner and overnight stay.
Volcanoes National park lies in northwestern Rwanda. The park is well known for its gorilla tracking and being the home of mountain gorillas. It is also home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), which are covered in rainforest and bamboo. Nyungwe is where you can do golden monkey tracking and visit the Dianne Fossey resting ground.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking adventure and a visit to the twin lakes
wake up early morning, prepare yourselves and have breakfast. With parked lunch you will go to the park headquarters for a briefing and later begin the trek with the guidance of the park rangers. The adventure of tracking the gorillas, May take 1-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. You will stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour. Depending on how long you have taken to get to the gorillas, you will sit with in the forest and enjoy your packed lunch. Later you will visit the twin lakes in the evening to relax, or you stay at the lodge to relax after the long day. Dinner and overnight stay will be as above
Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking -transfer to Lake Kivu
Enjoy breakfast and go for Golden monkey tracking. After tracking you will return to the lodge have lunch and check out and then drive from Volcanoes National Park to Lake Kivu and get to relax at the beach. Dinner and overnight stay will be as above
Day 4: Boat Ride -transfer to Butare – Nyungwe Forest
After breakfast you will go for a boat ride on Lake Kivu and later on you will return to the lodge check out and then drive from Lake Kivu, takes about 2 hours to Kigali. Have lunch in Butare. Later you will proceed to Nyungwe Forest. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Forest Walk
You will have breakfast early in the morning; later go to the park headquarters for a briefing. After the briefing in the company of the game rangers you will go for Chimpanzee trekking. You will expect to see other primates like Angolan colobus monkeys, golden monkeys, Red tailed and blue monkeys among others. The trek takes about 3-5 hours. After the trek you will go for lunch and then relax for a few hours. In the evening you will go for a guided nature walk in the forest. This is also a good time for birders to enjoy the tour. The Forest is a home to various bird species like the black and white casqued hornbill and the Rwenzori Turacco among others. You will later return to the lodge where you will have dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Transfer to Kigali
After breakfast you will drive from Nyungwe Forest which takes about 6-7 hours. Have lunch in Kigali upon arrival. Relax the rest of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 8: Transfer to Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park
Once you have breakfast, you will drive to the Uganda Rwanda Border, cross to Uganda and enter Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will have a game drive in Ishasha sector. This area is well known for its tree climbing lions. Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most visited national park. It is a home to various animals like hippos, elephants and over buffalos, warthogs, waterbuck, Uganda kob and topi, as well as the sitatunga antelope, lion, leopard, civet, genial and serval cats. Primates include chimpanzees, Vervet and black-and-white colobus monkeys and Baboons among others. The park is also a home to over 600 bird species. You will have dinner and overnight in the Ishasha Sector.
Day 9: Game drive Kasenyi sector and boat ride
In early morning after breakfast, drive to the Ksenyi sector where you will go for a game drive in the park and see lions, elephants, buffaloes, Kobs, bush bucks, water-bucks, warthogs and leopard. Return to the lodge for lunch and have a boat ride along the Kazinga Channel where you might spot hippos and buffalo in the shallow waters at close range from the boat. Kazinga Channel is a home to many birds which include the pink pelicans, fish eagles, pied and kingfishers among others
Day 10: Drive back to Rwanda – Departure
After breakfast you will drive back to Kigali, have lunch and later proceed to the airport for your departure flight