- Uganda-Rwanda Classic Safaris, Gorilla adventure tours Tracking gorillas Twice - Select Safaris Africa


Tour Highlights
This 7 day safari will begin in Uganda and ends in Rwanda taking you to the best national parks in both Uganda and Rwanda to explore God’s gifted wildlife. Gorilla tracking is the most rewarding activity and whoever do gorilla tracking can’t be left the same, the safari will also enable one do trek chimpanzees the most closest relative of man together with other primate species that are found in these parks, game drives are also arranged to see a variety of games, also enjoy a village walks to learn more about the people in both countries

Day1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
You will be picked up from the hotel after breakfast by your tour guide, gets you briefed about the safari. After he will drive you to the Southwestern Uganda. Stop over will be made at the Equator for photography and some informative talks, after proceed to Mbarara for lunch. From here you will continue on with your journey up to the park, along the way look out for Ankole long horned cattle; tea and banana plantations among other beauties. Arrive at the park in the afternoon. Proceed to your lodge for a rest. If you have energy you may go for an evening game drive to spot out a number of wild animals such as Uganda kobs, elephants, water buck, warthogs, lions, hyenas, buffaloes, giant forest hogs and bushbuck plus various species of birds, visit the salt Lake among. A slow drive will be made back to the lodge for an overnight stay at: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge for luxury/ Kyambura game Lodge /simba Safari Camp for midrange/ Enganzi for budget

Day 2: Game Drive and Launch Cruise
Following morning  breakfast to catch up with an early morning game drive towards Kasenyi area of the park. Expect to see lions, Hyenas, Leopards, warthogs, Buffalos, Elephants. Uganda kobs, plus various species of birds to mention but a few. After this moment, a slow drive will be made back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon after lunch, go for a 2 hour’s boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward, where you may spot hippos, crocodiles, along side other species of animals that feed along the water shores such as elephants, buffaloes, water buck among other. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge for luxury/ Kyambura game lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forset
Have an early breakfast and then depart to bwindi impenetrable national park with packed lunch. You will be driven through the famous Southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha commonly known for its rare tree climbing lions. Try to spot them out before proceeding to Bwindi N.P famously known as the place where you can see the few remaining endangered mountain gorillas in the world.  And the park also gives room for the bird lovers to sport over 345 species of birds including the albertine Rift Endemics,  over 24 out of 26 that happen in Uganda. Arrive in the evening at the park for dinner and an Overnight stay at. Gorilla Forest Camp/Mahogany springs for luxury/Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/ Silver Back lodge for midrange/ Buhoma Community Bandas for budget

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking
Have morning breakfast and then get set for Gorilla tracking but first report to the park headquarters for a short briefing about gorilla tracking. After you will be lead by a guide to the forest to begin the activity which is regarded as the most unforgettable experience on earth. Tracking time is unpredictable; a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes, packed lunch and bottled water plus other necessary tracking gears. Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the cheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is such an amazing feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world. But you are only allowed to spend one hour with these gentle giants ounce found. After transfer back to the lodge for a rest. OR if you have the energy why not a guided village walks to meet the local people the batwa they will entertain you as they receive you, introduce to you to their traditional healers, and explain to you how they have managed to leave in the area. Dinner and an overnight stay at Gorilla Forest Camp/Mahogany springs for luxury/Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/ Silver Back lodge for midrange/ Buhoma Community Bandas for budget

Day 5: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park-Rwanda
Have breakfast before transfering to Rwanda’s volcanoes national park, you will pass through the rolling hills and beautiful scenery to Rwanda famously known as the (land of a thousand hills). You will then transfer to volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri for gorilla tracking. Volcanoes national park is gifted with a number of few remaining mountain gorillas in the world together with various species of elusive golden monkey and birds. Arrive in the afternoon at the park; the evening is reserved for leisure and preparing for tomorrow’s gorilla tracking activity the most done activity at the park. Overnight stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for luxury /Le bombou Lodge for midrange/Kinigi Guest House budget

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking
Have breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking.  Before 8:00am, report to the park Headquarter to get briefed about gorilla tracking tips and also to meet your park rangers/ escort. Tracking these endangered giant apes is regarded as the most thrilling and the most memorable moment on earth. The time you take to meet the gorillas is unpredictable because it depends on their movements, so some levels of physical fitness is required. And it’s also recommended to carry with you packed lunch and bottled water, Light rain gear, strong boots, long khaki or jean trouser, non flash cameras among other. Sit in the forest among the gorillas listen to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the cheer size of the dominant male the silverback. You are strictly allowed to spend only one hour with them. After this wonderful moment come back to the Lodge for leisure.
If you have the evening free why not having Ibyiwacu community walk to meet the local community who live around the park explain to you how they have managed to live in the area entertain you and also introduce to you their traditional healers. Come back at the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for luxury /Le bombou Lodge for midrange/Kinigi Guest House budget.

Day7: Departure
Begin the day with a hearty breakfast, and then after set off to Kigali for a city tour visit places such as the genocide memorial sites, visit the National museum, cultural center and other interesting places in Kigali if time allows. Have lunch in Kigali and then after transfer to Kanombe Airport to meet your departure flight back home and say farewell to Uganda and Rwanda
End of the safari

The tour quotation Includes:
- Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking permits
- Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
- Full board accommodation
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes
- Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
- All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
- Bottled water while on safari
- Airport transfers

The tour quotation excludes:
- Tips
- Laundry services
- Beverages/Drinks
- International flights
- Visas
- Items of a personal nature
-Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary