4 – DAY DRIVE GORILLA SAFARI UGANDA-RWANDA

4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS

Discover the Pearl of Africa by air! Enjoy a scenic flight over the lush green hills of Uganda and prepare yourself for an unforgettable meeting with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. With convenient departures from Entebbe International Airport and daily departures!

Your safari at a glance:

Day

Destination / Activity

Accommodation

Meal plan

1

Arrival in Kigali

Flame Tree Village

2

Drive to Bwindi NP (South)

Chameleon Hill Lodge

B-L-D

3

Gorilla tracking

Chameleon Hill Lodge

B-L-D

4

Return drive to Kigali

B

B = Breakfast

L = Lunch

D = Dinner

Tour price in US Dollars per person

Nett & Non-Commissionable – Valid for 2018

Per person sharing in a Double/Twin room

April, May

Jan, Feb, March, Nov, 1st -15th Dec

June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, 16th– 31st Dec

2 people travelling

Please contact info@farajasafaris.com for a quote

3 people travelling

4 people travelling

5 people travelling

6 people travelling with (2 vehicles)

7 people travelling with (2 vehicles)

8 people travelling with (2 vehicles)

9 people travelling with (2 vehicles)

10 people travelling with (2 vehicles)

Single room supplement

1 single traveller in a single room

Additional surcharges to be added to the package
(non-commissionable)

Price per person
in US dollars

High season

Low season *

Gorilla permit in Uganda

US $ 600

US $ 450

* Low season includes April, May and November.

Included in the price:

  • Airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport (by hotel)

  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari customised vehicle
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Meals as described in the itinerary

  • AMREF Flying Doctors Insurance

  • VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala

Exclusions:

  • International flight

  • Visa (USD $50, available upon arrival)

  • Gorilla permit

  • Optional activities

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above

  • Items of personal nature

  • Tips

1

Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to the Pearl of Africa! Arrival at Kigali International Airport where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Flame Tree Village

Flame Tree Village – Kigali
Flame Tree Village is strategically located in the quiet suburb of Nyarutarama in Kigali. It boasts a total of 20 spacious villas that are not only comfortable, but provide a tranquil, homely experience. Free Wi-fi internet connection is provided as well as a well-stocked pool bar. The residence has a pool as well as an in-door restaurant and an out-door sitting area. The residence is located within easy access of major facilities and amenities such as the Kigali International Airport which is less than 10 minutes drive and the Kigali Central Business District also a mere 10 minute drive.

2

Day 2: KIGALI – BWINDI FOREST NP (320KMS / 5-6HRS)

In the morning after breakfast, transfer from Kigali to Bwindi National Park, Uganda while driving through a verdant countryside, you will pass traditional homesteads and enjoy panoramic views. In the afternoon arrival in Bwindi National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge. (B-L-D)

Chameleon Hill Lodge – Bwindi National Park
The lodge is located between Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks and Kisoro, on the shores of lake Mutanda. Chameleon Hill Lodge is a unique and beautiful lodging set a top a ridge. Chameleon Hill and its stunning encompassing landscape offer a variety of tourist a ssential aspects in the design of the lodge are colors and mosaics. A feeling of arrival, a memorable experience, feeling nature inside and outside, natural ventilation.

3

Day 3: GORILLA TRACKING

Arise early today and prepare for the highlight of your safari, an unforgettable encounter with the Gentle Giants!

Following breakfast, transfer to the national park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family in groups of 8 as well as a gorilla tracking guide. After a pre-tracking briefing by your guide touching on the gorillas generally, your assigned gorilla family as well as appropriate safety precautions, you drive to the trailhead for the start of a thrilling adventure. Expect to walk between 2 and 8 hours in steep and sometimes muddy conditions with rain overhead, which can be tough and require a degree of (average) fitness. However, the thrill of coming face to face with a giant Mountain Gorilla silverback completely makes up for the effort!

Please remember to bring your passport for registration, appropriate, water proof hiking boots and a light rain coat. To protect from stinging nettles, we recommend long pants and long sleeved tops. A pair of old gardening gloves can help grabbing onto the vegetation while most hotels/lodges provide a walking stick that comes in very handy especially when hiking downhill. A small waterproof backpack is an excellent idea to carry a light snack, bottled water as well as protection for your camera.

Upon sighting the gorillas, you spend the allowed one hour with them as they go about their daily life; feeding, moving, playing, raising their young and sometimes wrestling by the juveniles – it is a totally unique and unforgettable experience!
Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge (B-L-D)

4

Day 4: KIGALI CITY TOUR – DEPARTURE

After an early breakfast, transfer to Kigali. Visit the Genocide Memorial and Museum. Later you will proceed to Kigali airport for your evening departure flight.

Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda commemorates the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The remains of over 250,000 people are interred there. There is a visitor center for students and whose wishing to understand the events leading up to the events of 1994. The Center is a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide and serves as a place in which the bereaved could bury their family and friends, and a clear reminder of the cost of ignorance

History;
In April 1994 reports of systematic mass murder within Rwanda began to filter out of Rwanda and circulate throughout the world. Little, sadly was done to halt the mass killing. To outsiders the genocide was represented as tribal-based ethnic violence, with the Tutsis the victims and the Hutu’s as the perpetrators. Precisely how many people were actually murdered may never be known; estimates vary between 500,000 and over a million. The number of people killed is widely accepted as being somewhere close to 800,000.