Overview

Day 1 - ARRIVAL - Drive to Volcanoes NP (115kms / 2hrs)

Arrive morning/lunchtime at Kigali International Airport and be met by your Driver Guide for a brief of your Rwanda visits. The Kigali city tours will specially welcome you to this "Land of a Thousand Hills". You will start with the Presidential Palace near the Airport. Followed by a drive through the City towards the Kigali Genocide memorial Centre and thereafter proceed on to the City Centre for a quick late lunch. Visit the Caplaki Crafts market and after here start your 2-hr drive to Volcanoes NP. Dinner and Overnight at your Hotel Lodge

Day 2 - GORILLA TRACKING + CROSS TO UGANDA – MBARARA TOWN (259kms / 4hrs 30mins)

Early breakfast and proceed to the National Park headquarters for a Gorilla tracking experience in the Volcanoes National Park. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching. This is perhaps one of the most breathtaking wildlife experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience. You will have an opportunity to trek to a shorter group to create time to cross over to Uganda. After Gorilla tracking return to your Lodge for lunch and in the afternoon leave Rwanda for Uganda through Cyanika border located at 25kms from the Rwanda’s Volcanoes N. Park. With an East African Entry Visa, you will quickly clear through the Customs formalities and proceed on to Mbarara Town for an overnight.

Day 3 – DRIVE TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK (148kms / 2hrs 30mins)

Breakfast and head to Kibale NP. You will drive via the Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift valley, this will be a drive to the north via Ibanda –Kamwenge route to Fort Portal. The Country-side is beautiful with traditional homesteads and farms all along. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the legendary “Mountains of the Moon.” The Ruwenzori Mountains. Arrive in good time for lunch at your accommodation. In the afternoon go for a guided walk in Bigodi wetlands sanctuary, a community-developed and run conservation program. The proceeds from tourism at this site go directly to community members and pay for a day care, supporting sustainable agriculture and other income-generating program. The sanctuary is home to a huge variety of bird and animal species - Birds and mammals in Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, like the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller and other rare species and also find the fruiting trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-Billed Barbets. Afternoon at leisure ..enjoying the tranquillity of the surroundings. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel / Lodge

Day 4 – UGANDA - CHIMPANZEE TREKKING in KIBALE FOREST

A relatively early morning start, to report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park at 08.00am to track habituated Chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. This incredibly diverse forest is also a home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species. Lunch at the lodge and in the afternoon at leisure enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings. Dinner and overnight at your accommodation

Day 4 – DRIVE BACK TO ENTEBBE INTL AIRPORT for DEPARTURE (321Kms / 5hrs)

Breakfast in the morning leave Kibale NP and drive to Entebbe Airport in Uganda for your evening departure flight (own booked).