The 6 Day Rwanda Uganda Wildlife Safari offered by Bamboo Ecotours takes you to the most stunning tourist attractions in southwestern Uganda. The major highlights are game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park, chimp viewing and gorilla trekking at Bwindi National Park, and Sabyinyo volcano hike in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The tour starts Kigali, Rwanda and can end in Kigali or Kampala/Entebbe.
Day: Transfer from Kigali, Rwanda to Bwindi National Park in Uganda
Our representative will pick you up at Kigali International Airport at 6;00am and drive towards Bwindi National Park in Uganda. The drive to Uganda will go through Rwanda's northern town of Ruhengeri. You will then cross over into Uganda via Kyanika border post. The drive continues through the nearby Kisoro town and finally to Bwindi national park. The journey should take about 4-5 hrs. Arriving at Bwindi national park in early afternoon will give you an opportunity to do optional activities such as hiking, visiting the community, etc.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking at Bwindi National Park
You will head to the Bwindi National Park gate immediately after breakfast to get a briefing about the gorilla trek. The briefing will be conducted by the national park guide and will cover the basics on what to expect during the trek. It is at this point that you will be told which gorilla family to trek. It is likely that you will be joined by other visitors. The gorilla trek can take from few to many hours depending on how far the gorillas are inside the forest.
Day 3: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park activities
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park activities. Choose form Sabyinyo volcano hike, golden monkey trekking and Batwa cultural experience.
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha to spot tree climbing lions
We will start the journey in the morning from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The journey will take you through the stunning landscape of western Uganda. You will arrive at Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon.
Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions
We will drive through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park popularly known for the tree climbing lions. Unlike their counterparts at the Kasenyi plains, the lions at Ishasha have found way to climb the fig trees in a way to enjoy the warm temperatures available in the park. While the sighting of the tree climbing lions is not 100% guaranteed, a stopover at Ishasha is worth a visit!
Day 5: Kasenyi game drives and Kazinga channel boat trip, Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kasenyi plains game drive
You will start the day with early morning breakfast at the lodge. Afterwards we proceed to the famed Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot various species of wild animals. Kasenyi plains dwell in the vast savannahs of the Albertine rift in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It will be a morning full of adventure! Expect to encounter lions, herds of buffalos, elephants, Uganda kobs, topi, and bushbucks. While it is not guaranteed to spot the "Big Five" in the park, on a luck day you may site leopards to make it the "Big Four". We will return to the lodge for lunch.
Kasenyi boat trip
After lunch, join the Kazinga channel boat cruise for an afternoon of wild game viewing. You will spot crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants, and a wide range of bird species on the channel waters.
Day 6: Chimpanzee Trekking at Kalinzu Forest Reserve. Transfer to Kigali or Kampala/Entebbe
You will head to Kalinzu forest immediately after breakfast to experience trekking the chimpanzees in their forest home. If you are lucky on the trek, you might encounter other different species of monkeys in the Kibale forest. These include colubus monkey, olibe baboon and red tailed monkey. Alternatively, trek chimps at Kyambura Gorge, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Transfer to Entebbe International Airport after the chimp trek.
You can check a detailed itinerary at Bamboo Ecotours market place on Tourradar.
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