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7 Day Mgahinga Gorillas Lake Bunyonyi & Queen Elizabeth

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7 Day Mgahinga Gorillas Lake Bunyonyi & Queen Elizabeth

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7 Day Mgahinga Gorillas Lake Bunyonyi & Queen Elizabeth

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7 Day Mgahinga Gorillas Lake Bunyonyi & Queen Elizabeth

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This tour begins on any day upon your request, Kigali, Rwanda - Uganda and runs for 7 days

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Tour Length

7 Days / Six Nights

Start Date

Any day you select

Eligible Solo Travelers

Any body above 15 Years

Summary

7 Day Mgahinga Gorillas Lake Bunyonyi and Queen Elizabeth

Day by Day

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Uganda

Day

1

Transfer To Mgahinga National Park

Accommodation:

Lake Murehe Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

2

Gorilla Trekking

Accommodation:

Lake Murehe Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

3

Golden Monkey Trekking

Accommodation:

Lake Murehe Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

4

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation:

Bird Nest Resort

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

5

Transfer to Queen Elizabet Natinal Park

Accommodation:

Ihamba Lake Side Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

6

Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Accommodation:

Ihamba Lake Side Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

7

Transfer to Kigali

Accommodation:

No Accommodation

Meal Plan:

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water

Highlights

Transfer to Mgahinga National Park

Gorilla Trekking

Golden Monkey Trekking

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Transfer to Kigali

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Included

Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary

Safari 4x4 vehicle

Drinking water

Airport transfer on the first and last day

Tour/driver guide

Chimp permits

All park entrance fees

Hand sanitizer

Face masks

Excluded

International airfares/flight fares

Uganda visa (can be paid at the airport, on arrival)

Tips, other drinks, laundry

Detailed Itinerary

Overview

Mgahinga National Park is the only park in Uganda where mountain gorillas co-exist with Golden monkeys hence a saying that its where “Gold meets silver”. This safari is meant for those who would wish to spend a week away on safari and want to trek mountain gorillas and participate in golden monkey experience or golden monkey trekking, more wildlife in queen Elizabeth national park and then visit Lake Bunyonyi the deepest Lake in Uganda. This safari starts and ends in Kigali.

Day 1

Transfer to Mgahinga National Park

After breakfast early in the morning, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to Uganda through the Chanika border. On your way you will have the good scenic views of Rwanda the land of a thousand hills as you exit to Uganda. You will have different stop overs for photo moments to entice your safari. The views of the volcanoes will be an additive as you get ready for your safari.

Check in at the border and exit Rwanda to enter Uganda. You will drive to your hotel for lunch, refreshing and overnight which is 30kms from the boarder.

gorillas
gorill photo

Accommodation | Day 1

Lake Murehe Safari Lodge

Activity

Day 1

Morning

Transfer by Road , Kigali to Lake Murehe Safari Lodge

Meal Plan - Day 1

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Related Tour

Day 2

Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast, carry your packed lunch from the lodge and our driver will drive you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park headquarters arriving in time for briefing. Before briefing, your passport details will be required to make sure that you are eligible to trek mountain gorillas. This will be followed by briefing from one of the Uganda Wildlife Authoity rangers about gorilla trekking, dos and don'ts and instructions to be followed on the trek, with the gorillas and after the trek. You will then be led to the forest to search for the mountain g orillas.

Once you find the gorilla family, you will be allowed one hour with the gorillas and then trek back to the park headquarters for graduation and get awarded with the gorilla tracking certificate. Drive back to the Lodge for your overnight.

gorilla checks fellow
baby gorilla

Accommodation | Day 2

Lake Murehe Safari Lodge

Activity

Day 2

Morning

Gorilla Trekking

Meal Plan - Day 2

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Related

Day 3

Golden Monkey Trekking

After breakfast, you will transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park headquarters for golden monkey trekking. You will be briefed about the dos and don'ts while with golden monkeys and then proceed to the mountain/forest for your trek. You will be allowed one hour interaction with the golden monkeys.

Drive to Lake Mutanda for a boat ride and visit to Gahiza (punishment) island later in the afternoon as you relax with the views of the Virunga mountains. Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

 golden monkey
golden monkey in mgahinga

Accommodation | Day 3

Lake Murehe Safari Lodge

Activity

Day 3

Morning

Golden Monkey Trekking

Afternoon

Boat ride to Gahiza Island

Meal Plan - Day 3

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 4

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast in the morning, transfer to lake Bunyonyi in Kabale district for relaxation and boat. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Uganda and the second deepest lake in Africa, dotted with 29 islands and many small birds along the lake shores. Check in at the lodge for lunch and go for a boat ride and the top lake view later in the afternoon. Transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

lake bunyonyi view
lake bunyonyi in kabale

Accommodation | Day 4

Bird Nest Resort

Activity

Day 4

Morning

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Afternoon

Boat Ride

Meal Plan - Day 4

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 5

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early morning breakfast, catch a sunrise as you drive to Queen Elizabeth national park. With the nice scenic views of the meandering roads in the Kigezi hills you will drive via Ntungamo district as you proceed to Kagamba. You may have a stopover at Kitagata hot springs and proceed on to Bushenyi through the tea plantations.

You will be stopping for photo moments while you proceed on your journey. Reach the park later in the afternoon and check in at the lodge for lunch. Relaxation, dinner and overnight at the lodge.

hippopotamus
lion

Accommodation | Day 5

Ihamba Lake Side Safari Lodge

Activity

Day 5

Morning

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal Plan - Day 5

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 6

Game Drive and Boat Launch

After an early breakfast, you will drive to the park for your morning game drive, you expect see a lot of wildlife such as lions, leopards, hyenas, kobs, elephants, birds, buffalos among others. The game drive normally takes 4-5 hours through the Kasenyi plains as you explore more of the second largest savannah park. After the game drive, you will transfer to the lodge for lunch and proceed to Mweya/ Kazinga channel for an afternoon boat launch.

While on the boat you will have an encounter with wildlife as many animals come by the lake showers to quench their thirst. Expect to see several aquatic animals such as hippos, crocodiles, monitor lizards and water birds. After the boat rode, you will transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

climbing lion
elephant

Accommodation | Day 6

Ihamba Lake Side Safari Lodge

Activity

Day 6

Morning

Game Drive at Kasenyi Plains

Afternoon

Boat Ride at Kazinga Channel

Meal Plan - Day 6

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 7

Transfer to Kigali

Breakfast early in the morning, We shall set off for Kigali and arrive in time enough to do some shopping and move around.

kigali city
Kigali airport

Accommodation | Day 7

No Accommodation

Activity

Day 7

Morning

Transfer to Kigali

Meal Plan - Day 7

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water

Best Time to Visit

June to August and December to February

High Season

June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather

June, July and January to February (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Gorilla

Gorilla

Common

Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee

None

Elephant

Elephant

Occasional

Buffalo

Buffalo

Occasional

Leopard

Leopard

Rare

Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Elephant

Elephant

Common

buffalo

Buffalo

Common

leopard

Leopard

Occasional

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Lion

Common

hippos

Hippo

Abundant

chimpanze

Chimpanzee

Occasional

Tour Features

This uses hotels.

Can be customized

You can request changes to this tour.

Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won't be shared with others.

Suitable for solo travelers

Solo travelers can book this private tour.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Minimum age of 15 years for solo travelers

The minimum age for this tour is 15 years for solo travelers.

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