This week-long program tours you round Uganda and Rwanda in luxurious comfort. Travelling between two eco-luxury lodges you will also experience a variety of African primate safari activities and wildlife-spotting opportunities.

Highlights Include:

  • Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans (PNV)
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Golden Monkey Tracking in Parc National des Volcans
  • Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Intore Dance Performance
  • Omumashaka Drama Group Performance
  • Community Projects run by the VSPT

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Day 1

  • Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Travel to Virunga Lodge with your expert safari guide
  • Optional Helicopter Transfer available
  • Intore Dance Performance

O/N: Virunga Lodge (L,D)

Day 2

  • Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans
  • Complimentary Massage

O/N: Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 3 Options

  • Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans
  • Golden Monkey Tracking in Parc National des Volcans
  • Trek to Dian Fossey’s grave
  • Visit local Mwiko Primary School
  • Relax on the shores of Lake Kivu
  • Local village and lake walks

O/N: Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 4

  • Cross the border into Uganda
  • Take a flight from Kisoro to Kasese
  • Travel to Kyambura Gorge
  • Evening Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth

O/N: Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 5

  • Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Visit the Coffee Cooperative
  • Community Projects run by the VSPT

O/N: Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 6

  • Chimp Tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Explore the Kyambura Wetland
  • Relax in the Pool

O/N: Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 7

  • Fly back to Entebbe

Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L)

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Day 1 

Arriving in Kigali you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your safari. Your journey takes you through the beautiful terraced hills that characterise much of Rwanda’s landscape. Climbing gradually to the base of the spectacular volcanoes of the Virunga range, the five nearest peaks rising high above the verdant countryside, you arrive at the magnificent Volcanoes Virunga Lodge.

Approximate Travel Times: Driving 3 hours

Please book flights arriving no later than midday

O/N Virunga Lodge (L,D)

 

Day 2 

Gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans, through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga range, is a magical experience. Once you reach the gorillas, you can spend an hour with them and be back at base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families can be more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially if it is wet and muddy.

O/N Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

 

Day 3 

Either go gorilla tracking again (additional permits required, upon payment of supplement, subject to availability), or choose from one of many options.

There is much to explore here:

  • Track the endangered golden monkeys.
  • Trek to Dian Fossey’s grave and the gorilla cemetery, the final resting place of her favourite gorilla, Digit.
  • Visit the local school and community projects, supported by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust.
  • Visit Lake Kivu, home to some of the finest inland beaches in Africa.
  • Take a guided walk to Lake Bulera, to experience local village life.
  • Tour the ex Imbabazi Orphanage and flower plantation; have tea or lunch with staff and volunteers to learn more about founder Ros Carr and the Orphanage history.

O/N Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

 

Day 4 

This morning you will leave the lodge at 6:00am and cross the border into Uganda. Transfer to the airstrip in Kisoro for the 9:10am flight to Kasese, arriving at 10:00am.

Once there, you will be met by the next guide who will transfer you to Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Depending on when you arrive, there maybe time before dinner to explore the lodge grounds with its clear mountain stream or visit the local village or to go for a nature walk.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 1 hour; Driving 2 hours

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

 

Day 5

Either take an early morning or evening game drive for the best opportunity to see game. What you see depends on the season, but the Kasenyi plains are excellent for sighting lion and large herds of Uganda kob. The Mweya peninsula is one of the best places to look for leopard, which live in the dense, scrubby thickets.

You can also visit various community projects from the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) including: Women’s Coffee Cooperative Tour, Reclaimed Wetland Tour, Bee-Keeping Fence Visit, Omumushaka Dance Group Performance, Empundu Playground Visit and much more.

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

 

Day 6  

The Kyambura Gorge is an extraordinary natural environment and forms a stark contrast to the surrounding grasslands. Here you can track one of our closest animal relatives: the chimpanzee. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing can be unpredictable but the walk is enchanting.

In the afternoon take a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which flows between Lakes Edward and George. Kazinga is home to one of the greatest concentration of hippo in Africa and herds of elephant, buffalo and other animals come to drink at the waters edge. The channel is a magnet for waterbirds, with great flocks of pelicans and others birds on the shore, and a great spot to see African fish eagle.

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

 

Day 7

Transfer from Kyambura Gorge Lodge to the Kasese airstrip. Leave with the 10:20am (arrive at 11:25am) or 14:55pm (arrive at 15:55pm) return flight to Entebbe and connect in time for your return flight.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 1 hour; Driving 2 hours

Please book return flights departing after 08:00pm

Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B)

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The magnificent Virunga Lodge is perched high on a ridge and has stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the twin lakes Bulera and Ruhonda. One of the most exclusive Rwanda safari packages and a premier luxury destination for tracking the endangered mountain gorillas.

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The eclectic contemporary Kyambura Gorge Lodge has been converted from an old coffee processing plant and has incredible views overlooking the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the mythical Mountains of the Moon in the far distance.

View Dates and Prices: 2014 - 2015 - 2016

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2014

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Package

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Scheduled Rate $ 6,323
Single Room Supplement $ 702
** Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling on a private safari.Prices are quoted in US$. For £ sterling and Euro payments the dollar will be converted at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment.Prices are valid until 31 December 2014.

2014

Private Departure **

Package

High Season

Low Season

Private departure based on 2 people $ 7,501 $ 6,751
Single Room Supplement $ 702 $ 632
** Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling on a private safari.Prices are quoted in US$. For £ sterling and Euro payments the dollar will be converted at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment.Prices are valid until 31 December 2014.
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2015

Scheduled Departure **

Package

High Season

Low Season

Scheduled Rate $ 6,323
Single Room Supplement $ 702
** Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling on a private safari.Prices are quoted in US$. For £ sterling and Euro payments the dollar will be converted at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment.Prices are valid until 31 December 2015.

2015

Private Departure **

Package

High Season

Low Season

Private departure based on 2 people $ 7,501 $ 6,751
Single Room Supplement $ 702 $ 632
** Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling on a private safari.Prices are quoted in US$. For £ sterling and Euro payments the dollar will be converted at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment.Prices are valid until 31 December 2015.
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