8 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Tour

This 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Tour starts and ends in Kigali City Rwanda with Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Uganda. You will have to visit Volcanoes national park for Mountain gorilla trekking, transfer to Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park for the second Mountain gorilla trekking activity.

You will go to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game viewing and boat cruise where you will have a great view of the African bush elephants, tree-climbing lions, buffaloes, and many others. Go to Kyambura George for chimpanzee tracking.

8 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Tour

Chimpanzee Tracking in Africa

Safari Details of the 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Tour

  • Day 1 of the 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Tour: Arrival Kigali Airport

On arrival, you will be met by our staff at Kanombe Airport in Kigali; he will help you with your luggage to the car. After check in to your hotel, he will brief you about Rwanda, your travel itinerary, culture, and all other important information. And if time allows you can do city tour; the genocide memorial, crafts market, and cultural centers. Overnight and dinner at your preferred hotel.

  • Day 2 of the 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Tour: Kigali -Volcano NP For Gorilla Trekking

Early in the morning our driver/guide will pick you up from your preferred hotel and drive to Volcano NP through Ruhengeri. After check-in visit the Batwa community the original inhabitants of the area, women crafts market and other interesting areas. Overnight and diner your preferred hotel.

  • Day 3 of the 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Tour: Gorilla Tracking

After your early morning breakfast, with packed lunch, go for registration at the park offices and be ready for briefing at 7:00 am. Walk up the steep densely forested hills before coming across the Gorillas camouflaged in the forest vegetation. This trek requires a reasonable degree of fitness as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes.

Sit in the forest among the Gorillas listening to them grumble to each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male. It is amazing to think that there only 700 individuals of these beautiful creatures left in the world. Overnight and dinner at Gorilla View Lodge (Lodge facility) or Kinigi Guest House (Budget facility) Meal Plan (B/L/D)

  • Day 4 of the 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Tour: To Uganda

Through Kisoro drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest, reaching Buhoma after 4 hours drive: This is the best of Uganda’s forest reserves, best known for its superb Gorilla tracking but it also provides refuge to Elephants, Chimpanzees, Monkeys, and various small antelopes as well as 23 bird species restricted to the Albertine Rift.

Walk up the steep densely forested hills before coming across the Gorillas camouflaged in the forest vegetation. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Homestead / Gorilla Resort (upmarket) or Buhoma Community Rest Camp /Bandas (Budget). (B/L/D)

8 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Tour

Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Africa

  • Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable forest for Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Have an early morning breakfast, carry packed lunch, go for registration at the park offices and be ready for briefing at 8:00 am. Walk up the steep densely forested hills before coming across the gorillas’ camouflaged in the vegetation.

This trek requires a reasonable degree of fitness as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. Sit in the forest among the Gorillas listening to them grumble to each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male. It is amazing to think that there only 700 individuals of these beautiful creatures left in the world.

If you still have energy, take a guided walk, the Manyaga River trail leads to three delightful crystal clear waterfalls, a profusion of tree ferns, epiphytic ferns, orchids and Bwindi colorful array of butterflies. Or do community villages walk; see how people live, Batwa, medicine man, local banana juice and beer. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Homestead / Gorilla Resort (upmarket) or Buhoma Community Rest Camp /Bandas (Budget). (B/L/D)

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Through Ishasha; the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, a sector famous for the climbing lions, impressive herds of Elephants, Topi, Buffaloes, and wonderful cob larks. After a short game drive proceed on to Mweya for a night stay, arriving in the evening early enough.

Have dinner and overnight at the Hippo Hill Camp (Budget) / Jacana Safari Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket) on the peninsular overlooking Lake Edward and the lush Kazinga channel or Ihamba Safari Lodge (Budget) (B/L/D)

Day 7: Game Drive and Boat Ride

After early morning coffee, you will go for an early morning game drive to provide you with excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife. Head to the floor of the rift valley teamed up with a lot of wildlife making it one of the treasures of the continent. The Kasenyi sector is known for its abundance of lions that prey on the very many Uganda Cobs found in the area.

Other games to be seen include; Elephants, Buffalo, Leopard Waterbuck, Bush Buck Warthog and the unexpected Giant forest hog the African largest wild pig which is usually associated with dense forest rather than semi-open bushes. Come back for a late breakfast.

After lunch enjoy the unique cruise on the Kazinga channel, the 40km Kazinga channel connects two rift valley lakes Edward and George, these remember Queen Victoria sons and heir Edward VII and successor George V. the launch trip on this channel is an excellent opportunity to view the varied and abundant wildlife populations.

8 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Tour

African Bush Elephants in Queen Elizabeth National Park

These include Elephants, Hippos, Buffaloes and Nile crocodile. Not to mention large numbers of resident and migratory birds. Have dinner and overnight at the Hippo Hill Camp (Budget) / Jacana Safari Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket) on the peninsular overlooking Lake Edward and the lush Kazinga channel or Ihamba Safari Lodge (Budget) (B/L/D)

  • Day 8 of the 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Tour: Chimp Tracking and Kigali

After an early morning coffee drive to fig tree camp, the tourist center for Kyambura River gorge. Track chimps in the dramatic Kyambura gorge on the eastern side of the park 35 km from Mweya lodge. The 16km gorge is home to 30 chimps and also hosts the black and white Columbus monkey, Red-tailed monkey, Velvet monkey, and baboons, the birds include the Black and White casqued hornbill, Blue Turaco, Ross Turaco and Black bee-eater among others. Thereafter, leave for Kigali Rwanda through Kabale, arriving at your hotel in the evening but early enough for dinner.

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