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5 Days East Africa Gorillas and Chimps

5 Days East Africa Gorillas and Chimps

Lately the chance of seeing the chimps on your chimps tracking tour in the Nyungwe national park has become unreliable. Hence creating an alternative itinerary for travelers interested in seeing the chimps in Uganda’s Kibale national park and track mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes national park

BRIEF ITINERARY

  • PICK UP IN KIGALI – KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

    Pick up from Kigali by our company tour guide and transfer to Kibale national park. The drive takes you crossing the border Kibale takes approximately 6 hours. This is a scenic drive through the Kigezi highlands commonly known as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Overnight stay at Kyaninga Lodge / Ndali Lodge / Crater Lodge (up-market); Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Chimpanzee Guest House (Mid-range / budget)

  • CHIMPS TRACKING & QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

    At 7.00 am local time assemble at Kanyanchu park headquarters for briefing from the senior park ranger and at 8.00 am your guide will transfer you to the starting point for chimpanzee tracking. Normally the whole activity takes less than 4 hours. Later the guide will lead you to Chimps Nest Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a nature walk in the Bigodi community Sanctuary anticipating a variety of forest birds and primates including different monkey species. In the evening transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. It takes 2 hours to get to Queen Elizabeth national park. Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Kyambuara Game Lodge / Katara Lodge (luxury option); Ihamba Lodge / Bush lodge (mid-range)

  • GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE

    Rise up at dawn for breakfast and an early morning game drive anticipating early risers including predators and other nocturnal mammals before they retreat to their hideouts. Expect mammals including hippos, buffaloes, hartebeests, leopard, lions, etc and a plethora of both endemic and migratory birds. Return to the lodge for an early lunch. At 2.00 pm transfer to the Kazinga Channel for a boat cruise. The Channel is a magnet to all wildlife in this park. It boasts of a big number of birds than any single destination in Africa. Retire to your lodge for relaxation. Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Kyambuara Game Lodge / Katara Lodge (luxury option); Ihamba Lodge / Bush lodge (mid-range)

     

  • TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

    Very early in the morning, enjoy your breakfast and transfer to Volcanoes national park. This day is a long drive but worth undertaking as you traverse the scenic Kigezi highlands – views of the Virunga peaks striding the DR Congo and Rwanda is a big spectacle. Overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (up-market) / Sabinyo / Virunga Lodges (Luxury)/ La Palme / Hotel Muhabura (budget)

  • GORILLA TRACKING IN VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

    This day marks the major highlight of a 5 days Uganda Rwanda safari – gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes national park. In the morning converge at Kinigi park headquarters ready to embark on a gorilla trekking expedition. You will be allocated an hour with the gorillas in the wild. Return to the lodge for lunch before transferring to Kigali for a city tour including the Gisozi genocide memorial site. The guide will later transfer you to the airport for your scheduled flight.

Map & Itinerary

BRIEF ITINERARY

  • PICK UP IN KIGALI – KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

    Pick up from Kigali by our company tour guide and transfer to Kibale national park. The drive takes you crossing the border Kibale takes approximately 6 hours. This is a scenic drive through the Kigezi highlands commonly known as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Overnight stay at Kyaninga Lodge / Ndali Lodge / Crater Lodge (up-market); Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Chimpanzee Guest House (Mid-range / budget)

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Dinner

  • CHIMPS TRACKING & QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

    At 7.00 am local time assemble at Kanyanchu park headquarters for briefing from the senior park ranger and at 8.00 am your guide will transfer you to the starting point for chimpanzee tracking. Normally the whole activity takes less than 4 hours. Later the guide will lead you to Chimps Nest Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a nature walk in the Bigodi community Sanctuary anticipating a variety of forest birds and primates including different monkey species. In the evening transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. It takes 2 hours to get to Queen Elizabeth national park. Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Kyambuara Game Lodge / Katara Lodge (luxury option); Ihamba Lodge / Bush lodge (mid-range)

    • NDALI LODGE

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Dinner

  • GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE

    Rise up at dawn for breakfast and an early morning game drive anticipating early risers including predators and other nocturnal mammals before they retreat to their hideouts. Expect mammals including hippos, buffaloes, hartebeests, leopard, lions, etc and a plethora of both endemic and migratory birds. Return to the lodge for an early lunch. At 2.00 pm transfer to the Kazinga Channel for a boat cruise. The Channel is a magnet to all wildlife in this park. It boasts of a big number of birds than any single destination in Africa. Retire to your lodge for relaxation. Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Kyambuara Game Lodge / Katara Lodge (luxury option); Ihamba Lodge / Bush lodge (mid-range)

     

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Dinner

  • TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

    Very early in the morning, enjoy your breakfast and transfer to Volcanoes national park. This day is a long drive but worth undertaking as you traverse the scenic Kigezi highlands – views of the Virunga peaks striding the DR Congo and Rwanda is a big spectacle. Overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (up-market) / Sabinyo / Virunga Lodges (Luxury)/ La Palme / Hotel Muhabura (budget)

    • KYAMBURA GAME LODGE

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Dinner

  • GORILLA TRACKING IN VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

    This day marks the major highlight of a 5 days Uganda Rwanda safari – gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes national park. In the morning converge at Kinigi park headquarters ready to embark on a gorilla trekking expedition. You will be allocated an hour with the gorillas in the wild. Return to the lodge for lunch before transferring to Kigali for a city tour including the Gisozi genocide memorial site. The guide will later transfer you to the airport for your scheduled flight.

    • MOUNTAIN GORILLA VIEW LODGE

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Tanzania Safari 4 day extension

The world's finest game viewing can be found in the Tanzania National Parks of Tarangire, Manyara and in the crater of Ngorongoro. There is an excellent chance of spotting the ‘big five’ of elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion, as well as wildebeest, cheetahs, giraffe, zebra and hyena. From our comfortable permanent tented lodge accommodation, we go out on safari with expert guides and trackers, in 4WD vehicles which are specially adapted for game viewing.

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  • Drive to Manyara National Park

    After breakfast we leave Arusha and drive to Manyara National Park. The road winds through luxurious jungle where groups of a hundred or more baboons can be found along the road. Blue monkeys climb in the acacia tress and the bushbuck antelope gentle grazing in the shade of the forest. In the meantime the impressive silvery-cheeked hornbills have a cacophonic concert in canopy! We stop for a picnic lunch under the Umbrella Thorn before continuing our game drive. This small park has herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and giraffe. It is famous of it's lions who lounge in the Umbrella Thorn (not the one we have our picnic under though!). At the end of the day we drive to our accommodation for the next 2 nights, on the green, lush outskirts of the small village of Karatu.

    • Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • Drive to Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast we drive the 30 mins to Ngorongoro Crater. We spend a full day here in the park discovering its wonders. The crater has an inside diameter of 20km, and is 600m from its rim. It is also one of the places in Tanzania to see the Big 5; elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo. More than 550 bird species are found here, and Lake Magadi in the crater is often pink because of the flamingos. We can also see the hippo and buffalo lounging in the mud in Ngoitotitok. It's a special place. We return to our lodge in Karatu for our overnight.

    • Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • Tarangire National Park

    We have breakfast and depart our accommodation for Tarangire National Park. This park is famed for its large herds of wildlife, especially the elephants between August to January. It also harbours antelope species which are difficult to see in other parks such as' gerenuk, kudu, oryx and eland. We have a picnic lunch and see the many baobab trees on the hilly plains that Africa is so famous for. The landscape is also dotted with a large number of termite mounds. The Tarangire River crosses through the park giving way to permanent water points - a life line for the wildlife. At the end of the afternoon we drive back to our accommodation in Arusha.

    • Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • Depart to the airport

    After breakfast we depart to the airport, either for our return flight - or maybe off to the paradise island of Zanzibar.

    • Meals : Breakfast

What's Included

  • 3 nights accommodation at Mwezi Boutique Resort in Moon Bungalow
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Flight one-way from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Zanziba
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What's not Included

  • Any other meals
  • Optional activities in Zanzibar
  • Miscellaneous personal spending & drinks etc
  • BAGGAGE: On the internal flight from Arusha to Zanzibar there is a 15 kg weight limit.

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