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Mother and baby gorilla in Rwanda

Gorilla Safari

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Uganda, Rwanda


What could be more mysterious and enchanting? Do call us for more information about lodging, camps, special gorilla viewing permits and tours and to create your very own Safari.

Day 1:                                                         Depart USA

Day 2:                                                         Arrive Entebbe                                                       Imperial Botanical Hotel


Our representative will meet and take you to your hotel for overnight and breakfast.

Day 3:                                                       Murchison Falls National Park                                      Sambiya Lodge


After breakfast our guide will meet you and head for the Park via Masindi. Murchison Falls is fairly close to the Source of the Nile at Jinja on Lake Victoria. The Nile begins its journey there and ultimately arrives at a pass that is 7 meters wide. The river narrows to this width pouring through the opening with tremendous force. After lunch, you will go to the top of the Falls at this opening and experience the tremendous rush of water. Later you will be transferred to the Sambiya Lodge.

The Sambiya River Lodge is only 20 few minutes from the top of the falls, and centrally situated in the famous Murchison Falls National Park. It is the ideal position for those who want to experience the individual ambiance of Africa. The green nearby leopard country is a mixture of savannah plain and riverine forest that supports a selection of wildlife. The park offers stupendous views of the dramatic waterfalls of the Nile River, which plunge 45 meters through a narrow 7-metre canyon of boulders. Sambiya River Lodge's individual charm is in the ambiance of intimacy provided to the visitors. The twenty thatched cottages include either one or two bedrooms with twin or double beds. Each of the 20 bedrooms has its own personal bathroom amenities as well as a veranda from which visitor can unwind and enjoy the tranquility of Africa. Service is welcoming and unobtrusive. The staff is proud of their skills and is pleased to be of service. Sambiya River Lodge provides you with a real African adventure.


Day 4:                                                           Murchison Falls


This morning you will board a launch and sail to the base of the Falls. The water is teeming with fish including 100-pound Perch that must be released when caught. After lunch you will enter the Budongo Forest and begin your search for the Chimps who inhabit this area. Budongo Forest is home to some 600-700 chimpanzees. A key aim of the Budongo Forest Conservation Field Station is to study and conserve the local chimpanzee populations. After this extraordinary experience, you will be driven to Masindi.

Murchison Falls, Uganda

Murchison Falls   The narrowest width of the Nile,  7 meters

Day 5:                                                            Rwanda


This will be a busy day as we drive you to Entebbe for your 1340h flight to Kigali, Rwanda. From there you will drive to your Lodge. You will be staying at the Gorilla Mountain View Lodge that is very close to the Parc National des Volcans.

Day 6:                                                            The Gorilla Trek


A Gorilla visit can entail anything from a 1 to 4 hour trek through the forest led by experienced trackers who have spent their entire lives living in or close to the forest. Your trek will be enchanting as you weave through overhanging vines, moss-covered Hagenia trees and giant Lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate. You may spot Golden Monkeys or see Buffalo, Bush Duiker and a wide variety of bird life. But the high point, 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. At the end of your visit you will understand what kept conservationist Dian Fossey living in the same forest for 18 years protecting these wonderful animals.

Silverback Gorilla on Gorilla Trek in Rwanda

 

Day 7:                                                     Kigali and  Onward

 

This morning and afternoon you will have time to explore the area as well as Kigali, dinner, then take a  evening flight to your next destination

 

 

 

It is our fond hope that you will always remember Africa, the gentle people, the Circle of Life and our animals...our magnificent animals!

 

Asante Sana!

pricing upon request 

MANY OF OUR CLIENTS FLY FROM THEIR SAFARIS IN KENYA AND TANZANIA TO RWANDA AND THE GORILLAS (adds 2 to 3 days to your trip)  

Contact us:

joanne@safariandbeyond.com                                                       johnmaisano@gmail.com