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7 Day Kigali City, virunga volcanoes and Ugandan gorillas

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This seven day tour has a round trip from kigali to uganda, in the Gorilla Highlands region of southern uganda and nothern Rwanda

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali airport

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be picked up by one of our professional Karumuna Safaris driver guides and driven to your hotel. You have the option of taking a tour of the beautiful city of Kigali today; otherwise, you can relax at the hotel and get ready for your expedition tomorrow.

Main destination: Kigali

Accommodation: Step-Town Hotel Kigali

Mid-range hotel located in or near Kigali

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 2: Kigali – Virunga Mountains

yalaAfter an early breakfast you will transfer to Virunga National Park, which is well known for its gorilla tracking. During your journey, you will observe the rich and wild nature of Uganda and the nearby hills of Rwanda. You will eat lunch and dinner at the lodge.

Main destination: Virunga Mountains

Accommodation: Virunga Hotel

Mid-range hotel located in or near Virunga Mountains

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 3: Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park is the only conservation area that features three of the great ape species: eastern lowland gorillas, mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. We will trek and hike through the mountains in order to locate a gorilla family and spend an hour in their presence. Later we will transfer back into Uganda.yala

Main destination: Virunga National Park

Accommodation: Travelers Hotel Kisoro

Mid-range hotel located in or near Virunga

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi

Today is a free day to relax by the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. A short list of optional activities on offer here include: canoeing, swimming (safe in this lake) or hiking on the Bushara trail along the lake shore. Any activity on this lake features the sounds of exotic birds singing! All of today’s activities are available tomorrow as well.

Main destination: Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Mid-range resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 5: Canoe ride and bird watching at Lake Bunyonyi

Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and, as the name suggests, there is plenty of birdlife around this lake. The landscape around the lake is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. You can choose to go on a canoe ride, swim on the lake or hike to the hilltop viewpoint to see the exceedingly beautiful scenery of this part of the country.

Main destination: Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Mid-range resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 6: Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast you will leave Lake Bunyonyi and transfer to Lake Mburo, which is known as the ‘zebra magnet’. After driving through the nearby hilly areas you will arrive in the park and eat lunch at the lodge before heading out on an afternoon game drive in search of zebras, topis, warthogs, cape buffaloes and impalas.

Main destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock

Mid-range lodge located just outside Lake Mburo NP

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7: Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala

Get up early and depart on a safari walk in order to visit hyena dens and catch a glimpse of leopards, zebras, waterbucks, birds, buffaloes and more! Return for breakfast and start the drive to Kampala. Eat an early lunch Masaka and stop at the equator. You have the option of going straight to the airport or spending another night in a local hotel.

Main destination: Kampala

Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

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Important Information

Price Includes

  • Round trip airport or train station transfers.
  • 4 nights accommodation in aparthotel in London.
  • Breakfast daily.
  • Day touring as per the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • Round trip airport or train station transfers.
  • 4 nights accommodation in aparthotel in London.
  • Breakfast daily.
  • Day touring as per the itinerary.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are “from”, per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 12) sharing, and include all taxes. Subject to availability. 4 nights’ accommodation in an aparthotel in London. Breakfast daily. Day touring as per the itinerary.

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  1. While the Mediterranean climate characterizes most of the country, there are two other climate systems that are present. One is the cool Alpine climate which is found on mountainous areas of the country’s interior, including many high-altitude valleys.

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