Day 1 - Arrival in Kigali, Rwanda:
Upon arriving at Kigali International Airport, you'll be greeted by your host and transferred to your city hotel. Here, you can enjoy dinner and spend the night.
Day 2 - Kigali City Tour & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda:
After a hearty breakfast, embark on a city tour of Kigali, including a visit to the Genocide Memorial Centre. Following the tour, you'll journey to Uganda, specifically to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, which is home to the mountain gorillas. Check in at your chosen lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3 - Gorilla Tracking:
This day begins early with gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. After an incredible encounter with these majestic creatures, you have the option to explore Mutanda Island in the late afternoon. Return to your lodge for dinner and another overnight stay.
Day 4 - Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ruhija:
Enjoy an early breakfast before heading to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ruhija. Check in at your lodge of choice for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5 - Queen Elizabeth National Park:
Set against the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, Queen Elizabeth National Park is your destination today. An early morning game drive offers opportunities to spot predators like lions, elephants, and various wildlife. Afterward, a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel brings you up close to hippos, elephants, buffalo, and an array of birdlife. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight accommodations.
Day 6 - Kibale Forest National Park / Fort Portal:
Begin your day with breakfast, followed by a visit to local attractions such as Hamukungu fishing village and Kikorongo's African Art Craft village. Learn about traditional crafts and visit the Katwe Salt mines. Later, depart for Kibale Forest National Park or Fort Portal, where you'll check in at your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a forest walk to encounter primates and birds. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at the lodge.
Day 7 - Transfer to Kampala or Entebbe:
After breakfast, commence your journey to Kampala or Entebbe. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 8 - Departure:
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some time to explore local sites or shop for crafts before departing for your onward journey.
Experience the wonders of East Africa on this remarkable 8-day adventure.