The 9 Days Uganda Rwanda gorilla safari and Wildlife adventure will start in Kampala Uganda’s capital city and will end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital city with gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park. The trip will then take you to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda where you can meet golden Monkeys and do other exciting activities.
- Chimpanzee tracking
- Savannah game safari
- Boat cruise
- Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
- Community experience
- Golden monkey tracking
- Kigali city tour
Detailed 9 days Uganda Rwanda gorilla safari itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale national park
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale forest national park, this is the primate haven of Uganda with 13 primate species recorded including chimpanzees, Red Colobus monkeys, grey cheeked Mangabeys Red Tailed monkeys and Pottos of different types in evening you will go for crater walk relax overnight stay KIBALE PRIMATES LODGE / CRATER SAFARI LODGE / CHIMPANZEE FOREST GUEST HOUSE
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in the morning & transfer to queen Elizabeth National Park
On this day after breakfast report to the ranger station for the briefing before you enter the forest to track our closest relative chimpanzees the tracking here takes 3-5 hours then later after tracking, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth national park this is the day you will cross the equator and go for evening game drive. Here you have chances to see savannah game like Buffaloes Elephants Uganda Kobs, water bucks lions and leopards later check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Morning game drive and Afternoon Kazinga channel Boat cruise
Wake up early for your breakfast and head out for game drive in the plain Savannah of Kasenyi in Queen Elizabeth national park search for Elephant, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, bush-bucks, warthogs, lions, leopards, water-bucks as well as Savannah birds then later return to the lodge for lunch break. In the afternoon go for the boat ride along Kazinga Channel that connects two rift valley lakes George and Edward found with the park. This will reward you with lots hippopotamus, crocodiles, water birds and possibly Elephants and buffaloes coming to drink water.
Day 4: Ishasha Game drive and Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
On this day after morning breakfast, you will transfer to Bwindi forest national park home to the endangered mountain Gorillas passing through ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, here you will do a game drive in search of tree climbing lions thereafter proceed to Bwindi forest relax for dinner and overnight stay in preparation for the 1st Gorilla tracking.
Day 5: Gorilla trekking adventure & Community walk
This morning you will have to wake up very early to get ready for gorilla trekking. You will have to take your lunch pack and all necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorillas, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. There are always a park guide with you who interpret the flora and fauna and the general lifestyle of the gorillas. In the evening, you will go for Cultural walk to the nearby community and meet the local people including the Batwa community. Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight stay at MAHOGANY SPRINGS LODGE / GORILLA MIST LODGE / BAKIGA LODGE
Day 6 : Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
In the morning after your breakfast, you will depart from Bwindi for Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest and most beautiful lake in Uganda. In the afternoon you will take a Boar ride to visit a community of people living on the lake to learn about their lifestyle and learn about history of different islands on the lake. On this day we spend the night on the lake shore. at LAKE BUNYONYI BIRDNEST RESORT / LAKE BUNYONYI ROCK RESORT / BUNYONYI OVERLAND RESORT
Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park & Cultural visit
After your relaxed breakfast, you will be transferred to Volcanoes National Park via Cyanika Border, you will arrive Volcanoes national park in afternoon, and proceed to visit Gorilla Guardians Village for cultural entertainment by the local people. You will enjoy the stories, Draming and traditional dance. Later you will head to your lodge for Dinner and over night stay at FIVE VOLCANOES BOUTIQUE HOTEL / DAVINCI GORILLA LODGE / HOTEL MUHABURA
Day 8: Golden monkey tracking and transfer to Kigali
In the morning after your breakfast, you will gather at the park headquarters for the breifing, and later go for Golden monkey tracking. On return from the tracking, you will drive to Kigali city where you will spend your night at HOTEL DES MILLE COLLINES / HEAVEN BOUTIQUE HOTEL / FIVE TO FIVE HOTEL
Day 9: Kigali city tour & Departure
On this day after your relaxed breakfast, Your tour guide will pick you from the Hotel and take you to Kigali city tour with a visit to Gisozi genocide memorial, Kaplaki craft village, Nyamata church, Kimironko market, and other local markets. later you will be transferred to the Airport or to your Hotel.
End of 9 Days Uganda Rwanda gorilla Safari.
The cost of the above itinerary will include the following:
- Transport in 4WD comfortable safari vehicle with fuel
- Full time Experience and Knowledgeable English speaking tour guide / driver
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Accommodation for the days on the tour and meals
- Chimpanzee tracking permit
- Golden monkey tracking fees
- All activities as mentioned in the itinerary
- Boat cruise on Kazinga channel and lake bunyonyi
- Park entrance fees to the included national park
- Bottled drinking water while on safari
The cost however excludes:
- Visa for Uganda and Rwanda
- Domestic and international flights
- Personal insurance and emergency fees
- Expenses of ones nature e.g beverage like alcohol, tipping guide and lodge staff. souvenirs etc.