Check out of the park and drive along lake Albert to the escarpment area for a great view of the great rift valley, continue to Hoima town for lunch at the kolping Hotel, continue through Mabale, kagadi towns with great views the local community, thatched houses, school kids and finally to Kyenjojo town. Remember it a dirt road from Murchison falls to Kyenjonjo town.
After lunch, enjoy the unique 2-hour launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing, ideal for the Uganda safari .The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight as above.
You will spend only one hour with seeing the gorillas as you listen to them grumble at each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the silverback. It is amazing to think that there are only 650 or so of these creatures left in the world! If you have the afternoon free, you will take a guided village amongst the locals. Return at your lodge for an overnight and dinner as above.
Relaxing day on Kivu Serena beach. After Lunch, Depart to Ruhengeri visit of IBYIWACU CULTURAL VILLAGE. In the Ibyiwacu village at Kinigi you can enjoy the exchange at the village. This village offers a number of activities and the opportunity to experience Rwandan traditional living and what makes it authentic. Grind millet and sorghum on the local grinding stone to make food, cycle a wooden bicycle around the village, shoot arrows with the people, listen to village elders explain their traditions and practices and so much more. There is even the opportunity to enjoy the traditional Intore dancers. Overnight and Dinner at the lodge.
After your morning wake-up call and breakfast (6:30 am), transfer to report to the park headquarters (7:00 am), for Gorilla trekking formalities and briefing by the Volcanoes National Park’s guides on the Gorillas’ etiquette. Then drive on the brim of Parc National des Volcans, depending on the group or family of gorilla that you will be allocated to trek. The gorilla safari here commences at about 2000 meters above sea level in the upmost slopes of the Volcanoes, led by experienced trackers who have spent their entire lives living in or close to the forest – time will vary with how close they will be and it is unpredictable because gorilla tracking takes place in their natural habitats also depending on the ape’s movements, some families are not far others are quite fast moving that it may take you longer hours to find them – Your trek will be captivating as you merge through pending vines, moss-covered Hagenia trees and giant Lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate. The high point, of course, one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth, will be spending an hour with the gentle giant gorillas as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting, and raising their young. After lunch relax at the Lodge. Overnight and Dinner as above.
Transfers to Akagera via Kigali have a lunch and drive to Akagera national Park. Akagera National Park is on the north-eastern edge of Rwanda. It is the largest National Park in Rwanda covering an area of 1085 km². It borders Tanzania and incorporates the Kagera River, hence the name of Akagera. The National park was founded in 1934 to protect animals and vegetation in three habitats: Savannah, mountain and swamp. Akagera with its many lakes is big game country. A few of the species that you will encounter are: buffalo, zebra, giraffe and a variety of antelope. In the afternoon enjoy one hour of Boat ride on the Lake Ihema. Important to note is that Akagera and its lakes are home to one of the highest concentrations of hippopotamus in Africa. One of the animals that you will probably also see is the Nile crocodile which is the world’s largest reptile. Overnight and dinner at the lodge.