7 DAY FLY IN UGANDA BALLOON SAFARI, GAME DRIVE, GORILLAS & RWANDA GOLDEN MONKEY TOUR

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This incredible day after day highlights package will leave you buzzing months and years after you return home.  You start from Entebbe Uganda and finish in Kigali Rwanda, seeing all the big highlights in-between.

In 7 days you’ll partake in a Balloon Safari over the UNESCO listed Queen Elizabeth National Park, Big Game Drives, Mountain Gorilla Trekking, Golden Monkey Trekking and Rich Cultural Experiences all whilst avoiding a 10 hour drive by flying from Entebbe, Uganda straight in to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

  • Baby Mountain Gorilla

  • Endangered Mountain Gorillas

  • Young Bull Elephant Akagera NP

  • Golden Monkeys Volcanoes NP

  • Rwandan Traditional Dancers

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DAY 1- FLIGHT FROM ENTEBBE TO KASESE AIRSTRIP QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK. KAZINGA CHANNEL CRUISE

Board your Aerolink Uganda flight at Entebbe International Airport bound for Kasese airstrip in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This UNESCO listed National Park will give up many of the Pearl’s of Uganda during your visit.

On arrival you will be met at Kasese airstrip by your driver/guide who will warmly greet you and provide a tour briefing after you have checked in to your lodge.

In the afternoon take a Kazinga Channel cruise and be astounded by the hundreds of hippopotamuses.  Kazinga Channel is believe to have the highest density of hippo’s anywhere in Africa.  You’ll also see crocodiles, Elephants and a menagerie  of birdlife.

Afterwards your driver/guide will return you to your accommodation of choice:

Ultra Luxury Luxury Premium Economy
Mweya Safari Lodge  (Queens Cottage) Mweya Safari Lodge
(Luxury Tent)
Enganzi Lodge Pumba Lodge
*Best In Class.  Subject to availability.
DAY 2 - BALLOON SAFARI. TRANSFERS TO ISHASHA SECTOR - TREE CLIMBING LIONS.

Wake up early and be picked up by your driver/guide who will transfer you to your awaiting Balloon Safari.

It may still be dark on leaving which will give you a perfect opportunity for a nocturnal safari.  Your drive/guides eye will be an advantage here.

On arrival you will be part of the safety briefing before jumping on board for an hour floating above Queen Elizabeth Park and watching the animals from a whole new perspective.

Upon descent join your group for a Champagne breakfast to celebrate.

Have lunch at your lodge and check out.  You will be transferred to the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park with Game Viewing enroute.

Accommodation of your choice:

Ultra Luxury Luxury Premium Economy
Ishasha Wilderness Camp Ishasha Wilderness Camp Savannah Resort Hotel (Double Room) At the River Lodge

*Best In Class.  Subject to availability

DAY 3 - ISHASHA SECTOR GAME DRIVE. TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

After breakfast you will enter the Ishasha Sector looking for rare tree-climbing lions.  You may also see elephants, hippos, water buffalo, bird of many species, kobs and impala.  There are 7 tree-climbing lion families present and you will notice some distinct differences to their ground dwelling cousins.  The males have black manes and are slightly smaller.  It’s such a wonderful and intriguing sight.

In the afternoon you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in preparation for your Mountain Gorilla Trek the following day.

Accommodatin of your choice at:

Ultra Luxury Luxury Premium Economy
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Gorilla Safari Lodge Gorilla Safari Lodge Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
*Best In Class.  Subject to availability.
DAY 4 - MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREK

After breakfast your driver/guide will pick you up and take you on the short drive to the park headquarters for your Mountain Gorilla trek briefing.

The park rangers and guides will inform you of Mountain Gorilla behavior and some Gorilla language.

Then you start of on your trek which can be between 1-8 hours depending on the movements of these majestic creatures up and down the Bwindi mountains.

Once you come across your group you get to observe them for a whole hour, watching as they play, eat, sleep and interact.  It’s described as one of the great animal encounter experiences on the planet.

Upon descent your driver/guide will be there to transfer you back to your lodge where you can swap stories of your amazing experience or rest up.

Accommodation at your preferred choice:

Ultra Luxury Luxury Premium Economy
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Gorilla Safari Lodge Gorilla Safari Lodge Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
*Best In Class.  Subject to availability.
DAY 5 - BATWA EXPERIENCE. TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, RWANDA.

After breakfast you will be transferred to your Batwa Experience.

The Batwa are original inhabitants of the Bwindi Forest and are thought to extend a continuous lineage back 10,000 years.

Their small stature is thought to be an adaptation to high altitude forest living.

Whilst no longer able to freely inhabit the National Park they continue their customs, knowledge and traditions in a memorising demonstration of forest knowledge and customs.  Your patronage and interest helps support the Batwa’s continued existence.

After the Batwa, you will be transferred across the border to Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda and to your accommodation of choice:

Ultra Luxury Luxury Premium Economy
Bisate Lodge Sabinyo Safari Lodge Gorilla Mountain View Lodge Home Inn
*Best In Class.  Subject to availability.
DAY 6 - GOLDEN MONKEY TREK & IBYIWACU CULTURAL VILLAGE TOUR

After an early breakfast your driver/guide will transport you to the start of the Golden Monkey trek.

Here the park rangers will provide a briefing before you head off to spend an hour with this rare, energetic and beautiful monkey.

Rwanda is said to have the best viewing of these creatures in Africa due to the large habituated group all in close proximity.

After your trek you’ll enjoy lunch and a freshen up at your lodge before proceeding to Ibyiwacu Cultural Village to experience traditional Rwanda culture and customs.

Accommodation at your preferred choice:

Ultra Luxury Luxury Premium Economy
Bisate Lodge Sabinyo Safari Lodge Gorilla Mountain View Lodge Home Inn
*Best In Class.  Subject to availability.

 

DAY 7 - TRANSFER TO KIGALI AND CITY TOUR INCLUDING GENOCIDE MEMORIAL

After breakfast your driver/guide will transfer you to Kigali the capital of Rwanda.  Enroute you will discover beautiful scenery and why this is called the land of a thousand hills.

In Kigali you will be taken on a city tour which includes the moving Kigali Genocide Memorial.  This is a respectful and beautiful memorial which educates, challenges your emotions and ultimately inspires you when you leave in awe of the progress, peace and reconciliation that has occurred post the 1994 tragedy.

Lastly we will bid you a fond farewell and take you to the Kigali International Airport for your connecting flight and we hope to see you again.

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