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9 Days Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo Gorilla Trekking & Wild Safari

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Park
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is one of the outstanding treasures of Uganda and was named after Queen Elizabeth II visit in 1954. On the way, you will have a stopover at the equator (a point which divides the earth into the Northern and southern hemisphere), lunch in Mbarara and there after, proceed with the journey to the park. Dinner and overnight at Simba Safari camp/Ihamba safari lodge/Katara lodge /Kyambura game lodge/Mweya safari lodge.

Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise
Catch up with the early risers with a morning game drive which will start at 6:30 when the predators are returning to their hideouts. You may see elephants, lions, spotted hyenas, leopards and hippos grazing, Waterbucks, Warthogs, Buffaloes and also watch out for Baboons and monkeys. Later, return to the lodge for breakfast, and wait for lunch.
After lunch, go for the exciting 2hour Launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. Expect to see bird species such as the rare shoe bill, Egyptian geese, the yellow billed stork, white pelicans; Hippos and Crocodiles swimming while others bask in the sun.
Retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Katara lodge/Kyambura game lodge/Ihamba safari lodge/Simba safari camp

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Park
Transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Park with enroute game drive through the Ishasha sector famous for tree climbing lions with lunch enroute. On arrival, you either relax at your hotel or go for an afternoon cultural walk to local communities. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla forest camp/gorilla safari lodge/Buhoma lodge/, Engagi Lodge or Buhoma Community rest camp.

Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla trekking, transfer to lake Bunyonyi
At 8:30am, go for briefing by UWA officials before going for Gorilla trekking adventure tracking gorillas is in the thick forest and the tour takes 2-10 hours. Carry with you bags of lunch. In the afternoon transfer to the lava dammed lake of wonders, Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and overnight stay at Birds nest hotel/Arcadia cottages or Bunyonyi Island resort.

Day 5: Cross to Rwanda
Past breakfast, transfer to either Kisoro or Kabale.Cross the border and drive to Kinigi. On arrival, you will visit the Dianne fossey Tombs nestled between the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at Mt Gorilla nest lodge/ Kinigi guest House / Muhavura lodge.

Day 6: Several Tour Options
We can go for second gorilla trekking (Subject to availability of permits and prior booking), or go for golden monkey trekking or you can relax at your lodge till lunch time.
After lunch, transfer to Lake Kivu, relax on the shores / beach, or take a boat cruise to coffee Island, dinner and overnight at Kivu Serena Hotel, / Hotel paradise Marahide.

Day 7: Cross the boarder to DR Congo
Morning transfer to Goma town in DR Congo. We can also proceed to the wonderful Nyirangongo Volcanic Mountains. Hiking to the top takes 5-7hours of great adventure. Camping for overnight at the summit of Nyiragongo Mountain.

Day 8: Descend to Goma
Morning transfer to the main land (3 hours of great adventure), and drive back to Kigali. Dinner and overnight at Serena hotel Kigali/ Hotels gorillas / Umubano Hotel

Day 9: Kigali city tour – Departure
Visit Kigali genocide memorial sites like Gisozi, Nyamata and Ntarama, and depending on your departure flight, you will be transferred to Kigali airport.