Rwanda Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safaris
With a combination of gorillas and wildlife safari is a cross boundary safari package that allows you to experience the wonder of seeing mountain gorillas up-close in their natural habitat in Rwanda and watch wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, the fascinating Kigezi highlands along the remarkable wild game like the tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector, the dwelling lions in Kasenyi extension among others.
Volcanoes National Park borders Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. There only two populations of mountain gorillas left in the world. The first one lives in the Virunga Volcanic Mountains of Central Africa, with groups scattered between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The second population lives deep in Bwindi Impenetrable forest. As of last year’s estimates are fewer than 800 mountain gorillas left in the world. Having a chance to see some of the last remaining mountain gorillas is a wonderful experience in Africa.
This safari starts from Kigali the capital city of Rwanda visiting the Genocide Memorial, Nyamirambo Women’s Centre, community walk and then have lunch and transfer to Ruhengeri to the booked accommodation for you dinner and overnight.
The next of our safari we gave early morning breakfast and drive to Volcanoes National Park headquarters for briefing about mountain gorilla rules. The thrilling trek to gorillas through the refined foothills of the Virunga provides inspiring views in all directions. The trails enters the national park through the rain forest with view calls of colorful birds, the beautiful peaks are sighted. The total duration of a trek can vary between 4-8 hours in length, depending on the location of the gorillas, who are constantly moving. Gorilla trekking is quiet strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The excitement of you coming across these great apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Your allow only one hour to observe and watch them play, feeding young ones, resting, sleeping, jumping from tree to tree as you take photos and videos of them.
Queen Elizabeth also hosts the world’s highest concentration of hippos and Nile crocodile combine to make this safari a remarkable wonder of a life time in Uganda and you best experience this on your gorilla tours in Uganda. In the afternoon we go for a launch trip along the Kazinga channel. This is a great opportunity to view wildlife up close spotting hippos and crocodiles and watching birds at the shores of the water.
The next day we have breakfast and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park home to predators such as leopard, lions, spotted hyenas and stripped jackals and other animals like buffaloes, elephants, warthogs and hippos. Primates in the magnificent Kyambura Gorge and Maramagambo Forest include chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkey, olive baboons, blue monkeys and red-tailed monkeys. The Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is famously known for its famous tree climbing lions which are spotted up on the trees shaded from the sun.
The following day we set early in the morning for a game drive in the northern part of the park on the Kasenyi track in search lions, elephants, school of buffaloes among others. This is the best time of viewing the big cats and the vast population of Uganda Kobs.