- Rwanda Gorilla Tracking and Trekking Wildlife Tour to Parc Nationale Des Volcanoes ~ Gorilla Tour Booking Safaris

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kinigi for your Gorilla Tracking

Depart from Kigali city with a private vehicle and guide. Transfer to Volcanoes National Park the home of gorilla tracking activity in Rwanda with private vehicle and driver.
Ranging in altitude from 2400km to 4,507 the Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) is dominated by the setting of volcanoes after which it is named. Best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20yrs the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour. Day hikes to see the gorilla families can be strenuous on tracks climbing through the forest, and time is very limited once contact is made with the gorilla families. It is a rare and memorable experience to visit with these giant cousins of man.
Our accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Rwanda Mountain Gorillas that still roam these areas. Share in the cuisine of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality for which we all return to African countries. Take walks, learn more about the gorillas, and absorb the gorgeous surrounding landscape.
Overnight at either Kinigi Guesthouse (low budget)
Or La Palme Hotel / Volcanoes Gorilla Hotel (moderate budget)
Or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Gorilla Nest Lodge (Luxury)
Or Sabinyo Silverback Lodge (Super Luxury)
  (Driving time ± 2hrs on mainly surfaced roads)

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Pac des Volcanoes

Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains' elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.
Overnight at either Kinigi Guesthouse (low budget)
Or La Palme Hotel / Volcanoes Gorilla Hotel (moderate budget)
Or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Gorilla Nest Lodge (Luxury)
Or Sabinyo Silverback Lodge (Super Luxury)

Day 3: Transfer to Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast we drive to Uganda and proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We go through stunning savannah grasslands as we head to the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The game densities here are high, and this region has reported some of the largest herds of Elephant anywhere in Uganda, as it is their main migration corridor between Uganda and the DRC.
We continue and drive to the northern circuit which is the area near the main road known for its tree climbing lions. But we also visit the Uganda kob mating ground which is their preferred hunting area.
Up-market/ Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge or Katara Lodge
Mid-range: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge or Engazi Lodge
Budget price: Mweya Albertine Hostels or Simba Safari Camp
  (Driving time ± 6hrs on mainly surfaced roads)

Day 4: Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Game drive to see lions, leopard, elephant, buffallo, etc
We set out early in the morning for a game drive in the northern part of the park on the Kasenyi Track in search of lions, elephants, solitary buffaloes. This is the best time for opportunities of viewing the cats in action owing to the vast population of Uganda Kobs. We have an excellent chance to view just about every animal here at very close range. Return to the lodge for your breakfast, before heading out for a launch trip along the Kazinga Channel. This gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray at a mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others.
Up-market/ Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge or Katara Lodge
Mid-range: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge or Engazi Lodge
Budget price: Mweya Albertine Hostels

Day 6: transfer to Kigali airport for flight back home    
  (Driving time ± 6hrs on mainly surfaced roads)



Accommodation


Accommodation is based on a standard double/ twin or single room in your choice of accommodation. This can either be budget, mid-range or high end.  All accommodation options are selected by its location and service standard compared to its price. When you are with 1, 3 or 5 persons 1 single supplement is included. When you want more single supplements you can contact us at info@gorillatourbooking.com

Inclusions / Exclusions
   Inclusions
        Your choice of accommodation as listed in the program
        Meals according to the program;
        Gorilla trek permits,
 Other game viewing permits,
Meals indicated on programme, drinking water, experienced driver/guide,   Accommodation as per programme,
Park fees for the various parks,
Transport on tour as well as hotel transfers,
Entrance fees for tours mentioned in the programme,
Boat rides as on the program.
Complementary airport transfers

    Exclusions
       International air fares;
       Entry visa Uganda/Rwanda;
       Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
       Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, hotel staff, etc;
       All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).

Meal plan

The cost of the tour includes most meals. Please check in the program what meals are included with your choice of accommodation.

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