The Silverback Rwanda and Uganda safaris encompasses a trip from Kampala Uganda, through Lake Mburo, Bwindi, Parc National des Volcans ending at Kigali Rwanda. This safari gives you to enjoy the western side of East Africa and the beauty it holds from natural historic exhibitions, rich cultural heritage, gorilla trekking and the famous geographical features in the region. Get to enjoy a wide range of activities such as trekking and hiking all though the safari.
DAY 1: KAMPALA
Arrive at Kampala city, Uganda, and check into your hotel for the afternoon relaxation. Visit Victoria breakfast room for freshly brewed coffee and delicious pastries as you enjoy the panoramic view overlooking the gardens. Prepare for a tour of Kampala city. Places to visit include Rubaga cathedral along Mutesa road, Nasirembe cathedral along Tucker road, Craft market along Buganda road, Kabaka’s palace and Idi Amin’s torture chambers along Lubiri Ring Road. Finally visit Uganda National Museum along Kira road to enjoy a display of Uganda’s cultural heritage where one can see ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions. It is a vivid reminder of the country’s colorful past. Report back to hotel and enjoy salmon cooked to your preference at Seven Seas Restaurant. This concludes the first day of the Kenya Tanzania safaris.
DAY 2: LAKE MBURO
Have a healthy delicious breakfast buffet at Victoria Breakfast room and prepare for the trip to Lake Mburo. Enjoy some fantastic safari and game drives around Lake Mburo. The guides available will enhance the experience. After that, do boating trips on the Lake Mburo, where you are likely to get quite close to hippos and crocodiles. Slightly past noon, visit Matel Agip Restaurant in Mbarara (22 miles from Lake Mburo) for a delicious lunch meal of kebab florentine with vegetables. In the afternoon, relish the prolific site of resident birds such as green pigeons, parrots, red-faced barbet, and several nightjars. Afterwards, do some cycling with the mountain bikes provided along the short flat trails and longer hilly rides depending on one’s preference. In the evening, report back to hotel Sheraton hotel and enjoy a sumptuous chicken tikka massala and Kadhai vegetable at Seven Seas Restaurant.
DAY 3: BWINDI
Enjoy a nice healthy breakfast meal served at the comfort of your room and then prepare for the trip to Lake Bwindi. Kick off the trip by birding in Bwindi where you will view different types of birds. Included among the birds is the Warbler and the beautiful blue-headed Sunbird. Explore the culture of the Bakiga and Batwa communities with visits of craft shops, blacksmiths and the vibrant dancers. You will then do visit walks and get to learn a few local words. At noon, have a delicious lunch at the exquisite Gorilla Safari Lodge. A local meal, preferably tilapia fish, and the African cake, Ugali, would do well. Finish the day with another visit of the prolific site of resident birds such as green pigeons, parrots, red-faced barbet, and several nightjars. After that, report back to hotel Sheraton Hotel and enjoy a nice meal for supper.
DAY 4: BWINDI
Have a nice healthy breakfast meal to start off your day and then prepare for a second trip to Bwindi. Do some mountain biking along the nicely maintained trail from the park headquarters at Buhoma to the river Ivi. Afterwards, enjoy a nice lunch meal at the serene Savannah Lodge hotel.In the afternoon, experience Gorilla Trekking. This is an opportunity to see these rare and threatened gorillas. You will then book air ticket to Kigali- Rwanda at Entebbe International Airport and report back to hotel. On this day, have a nice African dish for supper.
DAY 5: PARK NATIONAL DES VOLCANS
Arrive in Rwanda and check in at the Grand Legacy Hotel. You will then prepare for a second trip to Parc National des Volcans. While at Park nationals des volcans, start with a hiking adventure in Dian Fossey Tomb. At noon, enjoy an ubiquitous buffet for lunch at the outdoor setting of Green Garden Restaurant. In the afternoon, have more hiking fun at Mount Karisimbi, before reporting back to hotel Grand Legacy Hotel. Freshen up and relax as you await a nice meal of your choice for dinner.
DAY 6: PARK NATIONAL DES VOLCANS- GORILLA TREKKING
Enjoy a healthy breakfast of Isombe, tea and fruit juice before prepare for the trip to Parc National des Volcans. Start with the memorable experience of Gorilla Trekking till noon. At noon, enjoy a local dish for lunch before relishing the experience of Golden monkey tracking. After this, report back to Grand Legacy Hotel, freshen up and then enjoy a nice hot meal for dinner