Pick-up at 7:00am to start the about 8 hour journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We drive through the Central Districts of Wakiso, Mpigi, Masaka, Lwengo and Lyantonde. The terrain is relatively flat and largely covered by savanna grasslands.
We enter the western region through Kiruhura where we could get a chance for great sightings of zebras, impalas and crested cranes in Lake Mburo National Park. The Western region is renowned for big herds of cattle and vast banana plantations. We shall have a stopover in Mbarara town for a lunch break at Agip Motel.
We continue the drive through Bushenyi with great views of vast tea plantations and lush hills and get to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We shall do our first game driver for great wildlife sightings.
After the game drive we check in at Kasenyi Safari Camp/ Mweya Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.
We shall be up for breakfast at 6:30am, and start our game drive by 7:00am. We get a chance to catch the early risers and hunters returning to their hideouts. We have a chance for great sighting of lions, elephants, buffalos, hippos grazing, lots of giant forest hogs, baboons, bushbucks, waterbucks and hopefully leopards and hyenas. After over three hours of wildlife sightings we drive back to the Bush Lodge to relax and have lunch.
After lunch and relaxation we go for the 3pm boat ride on the Kazinga Channel. A relaxing cruise of about two hours, you view lots of wildlife up-close including lots of hippos, buffalos, elephants, monitor lizards, crocodiles and one of the highest concentration of bird species in the world.
After this thrilling boat ride we retire to Kasenyi Safari Camp/ Mweya Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Be up at 6:30am for breakfast, check out of Queen Elizabeth National Park and drive to Rwanda via the Cyanika boarder and continue to Volcanoes National Park. Check in at le'bambou lodge for dinner and overnight.
Be up for breakfast as early as 6:30am, grab your packed lunch and transfer to the park offices. You join up with other trekkers for briefing by your guide/ranger. In a group comprising of not more than eight trekkers, a guide, an armed ranger and porters you ascend into park to track the assigned gorilla group. The time taken to track these delightful giants varies from a few minutes to several hours. Chances of not finding the gorillas are very slim.
By the time you start the trek, your guide/ranger has an idea of where to find them. He uses his knowledge of gorilla movements and their known location the previous day. When you finally locate your gorilla group, a maximum of one hour is allowed to observe and photograph the gorillas.
Exhausted you retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast you check out and travel to Kigali. You do a tour of the city with a visit to several landmarks including the genocide memorials sites, markets and shopping malls. You are then dropped off to a preferred location or transferred to the airport for your flight.
End of Safari.
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