11 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda Wildlife safari Uganda

Overview of the 11 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda Wildlife safari Uganda

Mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Mountain Gorilla in Volcanoes National Park

The 11 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda & Wildlife safari Uganda takes you on an adventure safari to two neighboring countries; Uganda and Rwanda.  The 11 Days will offer you a trip to the best tourist spots including Volcanoes national park for a visit to the twin lakes, Rwanda gorilla trekking safari and a golden monkey trekking safari Rwanda. Cross the border to Uganda and visit Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda for a Uganda wildlife safari, boat cruise and simple birding tour. You will then transfer to “the Primate capital of the world”; Kibale National Park for a chimpanzee trekking safari Uganda and a nature walk in the Bigodi wetland, after you will drive to your last safari destination; Murchison Falls National Park Uganda for a game drive and a fantastic boat cruise along the world’s longest river; River Nile. Accommodation on this safari Uganda will depend on your choice ranging from luxury, mid-range and budget.

Safari Highlight of the 11 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda Wildlife safari Uganda

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali at the airport and transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Leave the hotel and do a Kigali city tour before you transfer to Volcanoes National park to your hotel

Day 3: Go for Gorilla tracking adventure in Volcanoes National Park, return and Visit Twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo

Day 4: Do your Golden Monkey Tracking in the morning and do the Dian Fossey Hike and fter transfer to transfer to Lake Kivu

Day 5: Do a morning game drive in the park as you depart for Lake Kivu and after you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Day 6: Do a morning game drive inside Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda and an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel

Day 7: Morning game drive inside the park, have lunch and transfer to Kibale National Park

Day 8: Enjoy your chimpanzee trekking safari Uganda in Kibale Forest and do an afternoon nature walk in the Bigodi wetland

Day 9: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 10: Do a game drive in the park and a fantastic boat cruise in the afternoon along River Nile with a hike to the top of the falls

Day 11: Do another morning game drive as you depart the park and drive to the Ziwa Rhino tracking sanctuary for Rhino tracking and after drive back to Kampala to your hotel

Detailed itinerary of the 11 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda Wildlife safari Uganda

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali at the airport and transfer to your hotel

Upon arrival at the Kigali international Airport, you will be welcomed by your driver guide or company representative, meet and greet and transfer to your vehicle, set off and drive to your hotel. Your driver guide will give you a short briefing about your 11 Days Uganda Rwanda safari and help you check in. Overnight stay will be at Kigali serena hotel /Flame Tree Village.

Day 2: Leave the hotel and do a Kigali city tour before you transfer to Volcanoes National park to your hotel

Early in the morning after breakfast at your lodging facility, you will be picked from the hotel by your driver guide, who will take you for the Kigali city tour. You will visit the genocide memorial museum, the national museum, local markets, among other places if time allows. Have lunch in Kigali and after you will drive to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri. Arrive at your hotel, check in, freshen up, dine and rest. Overnight will be at the Mountain Gorilla view Lodge (Luxury)/La Palme Hotel (Deluxe)/Kinigi guest house (Budget).

Day 3: Go for Gorilla tracking adventure in Volcanoes National Park, return and Visit Twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo

Wake up very early in the morning, have breakfast at the lodge, and report to the park headquarters by 8am with your packed lunch for a briefing about the do’s and don’ts of gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Gorilla trekking safaris last between 2-8 hours. Once you spot the gorillas, you will be restricted to one hour with them so you must utilize your time well. Overnight stay will be at Mountain Gorilla view Lodge (Luxury)/La Palme Hotel (Deluxe)/Kinigi guest house (Budget).

golden monkey tracking.

golden monkey

Day 4: Do your Golden Monkey Tracking in the morning and do the Dian Fossey Hike and after transfer to transfer to Lake Kivu

Early in the morning, after your breakfast, you will go to the park headquarters as early as 8:00am for briefing about the conduct of golden monkey trekking from the park rangers before you embark on the memorable adventure in the forest. Your golden monkey trekking safari Rwanda will last about 4 hours. When you return, you will have lunch and after hike to the Dian Fossey tomb return and set off for Lake Kivu where you will relax along the lake shores. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm gardens resort (Deluxe)/ Paradise marahide (Budget).

Day 5: Do a morning game drive in the park as you depart for Lake Kivu and after you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Wake up and have a relaxed breakfast in the morning and after embark on a boat ride along Lake Kivu where you will explore the small island on the lake. Lake Kivu is the largest fresh water lake in Rwanda. Return to the shores, go to the lodge, have lunch and after prepare to set off for Uganda, crossing via Chanika boarder. You will drive a distance of about 302km in about 6 hours. Arrive at the lodge, check in, dine and rest. Dinner and overnight at Birdnest/ Bunyonyi Resort.

Day 6: Do a morning game drive inside Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda and an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel

Early morning, you will have your breakfast at your lodging facility and after set off to the Kasenyi trail in Queen Elizabeth National Park as early as 6:30am. You will be lucky to catch the early morning risers as they set out to get a prey for themselves. You will sight animals like Uganda Kobs, bush bucks, antelopes, elephants, water hogs among others. This game drive in the park will last about 3-4 hours, return to the lodge for proper breakfast and relax. Take early lunch, and drive to Mweya where you will enjoy a boat cruise at 2pm along the Kazinga channel. As part of your adventure, you will see lots of bird species, crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, and elephants among others. Retire from the activity, and return to your lodge for refreshment. Dinner and overnight stay at Kyambura game lodge (Luxury)/Ihamba Lodge (Deluxe)/Kingfisher lodge (Budget).

Day 7: Do a morning game drive inside the park, have lunch and transfer to Kibale National Park

In the morning, after your relaxed breakfast, relax at your lodge, have lunch and after you and your guide will do a game drive as you drive out of the park giving you chance to spot animals like lions, bush bucks, antelopes, elephants, water hogs among others. Arrive in Kibale at a lodging facility that was booked for you, check in, dine and rest. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge (Luxury)/Mountains of the moon hotel (Deluxe)/Chimps nest lodge (Budget).

Day 8: Enjoy your chimpanzee trekking safari Uganda in Kibale Forest and do an afternoon nature walk in the Bigodi wetland

Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast and report to Kanyachu; Kibale National Park headquarters as early as 8am for your chimpanzee trekking safari Uganda briefing from the park rangers about the do’s and don’ts of the activity.  This activity lasts about 4-5 hours, return, have lunch and go for a nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary. The Bigodi wetland nature walk is amazing for it will give you chance to encounter with a variety of birds and animals including primates. You later drive to your lodge/ hotel in Fort Portal where you will freshen up and relax.

Day 9: Transfer to Murchison Falls national park.

The Nile Launch Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

The Nile Launch Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

After an early breakfast at hotel, you will pack your bags and prepare to set off with your driver guide to Murchison Falls National Park. Your journey will last about 7 hours driving via the Kampala- Masindi road. You will break your journey with a visit to Zziwa Rhino sanctuary and lunch in Masindi town. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge / Murchison River lodge / Red chilli rest Camp.

Day 10: Do a game drive in the park and a fantastic boat cruise in the afternoon along River Nile with a hike to the top of the falls

Wake up early in the morning for a cup of coffee / tea and embark on a morning game drive in search for early raisers as well as predators returning to their hideouts. Murchison Falls National Park is the only park in Uganda that habits the big 5 game. During your adventurous game drive, expect an encounter with the African lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes and Giraffes among others. Return to the lodge for late breakfast, relax and wait and lunch.

Gather your strength after lunch, drive to Paraa for a fantastic launch cruise along the World’s longest river; River Nile to the bottom of Murchison falls and after hike to the top of the falls. You will sight several bird species along the river banks huge crocodiles, Hippos and Elephants relaxing on the shores. Retire and return to the lodge and relax.  Overnight at Paraa Lodge /Murchison River Lodge or Red chilli camp.

Day 11: Do another morning game drive as you depart the park and drive to the Ziwa Rhino tracking sanctuary for Rhino tracking and after drive back to Kampala to your hotel

Do another game drive in the park in the morning after your breakfast at the lodge as you depart the park to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for your Rhino tracking safari. After tracking, have lunch and drive back to Kampala marking the end of your safari.

End of 11 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda Wildlife safari Uganda