Overview of the 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda  

This 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda will start in Rwanda and end in Uganda. The 8 days are planned with a blend of a Rwanda gorilla safari in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, a canopy walk and a chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe National Park Rwanda and a Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park and finally to Entebbe International Airport or hotel where the trip will end. You will do your game drive in your 4×4 safari van, 4×4 safari land cruiser, 4×4 safari super custom, 4×4 safari minivan depending on the number of people. Accommodation on this trip will depend on your choice depending on luxury, mid-range and budget.

Highlight of the 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda  

Detailed Itinerary of the 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda  

Day 1 of the 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda: Arrive and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Upon arrival at the Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by your driver guide who will brief you about your 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda and after he will transfer you to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri which is a 3 hours’ drive from Kigali. You will enjoy great views of the land of a thousand hills as you drive to your booked hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel, you will check in, relax, dine and spend your night there.

Day 2 of the 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda: Do your Gorilla trekking safari tour and a cultural walk later in the evening
After your early morning breakfast at the lodge, your guide will transfer you to the park headquarters to be briefed about the dos and don’ts of a Rwanda gorilla safari tour by the ranger guides. After the briefing from the ranger guides, you will head into the forest to search for the gorillas. Upon meeting the gorillas, you will be restricted to a maximum of one hour and later you will descend back. Depending on how you will be feeling after the trekking tour, you will go for a cultural walk that will give you an opportunity of enjoying their different cultural practices in Rwanda. Retire and return to the lodge, rest and dine.

Day 3 of the 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda: Transfer to Lake Kivu for a boat cruise
After breakfast at the hotel/ lodge, you will embark on a scenic drive to Lake Kivu. Upon your arrival, you will have lunch there followed by an afternoon boat ride along Lake Kivu to the hot springs. Return from your boat cruise and drive straight to hotel.

Day 4 of the 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park at your booked hotel
After breakfast, you will transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park at the hotel that was prior booked for you. Arrive, check in, relax, dine and spend your night there.

Day 5 of the 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda: Do your chimpanzee trekking tour Rwanda and a canopy walk in the afternoon

On this day, you will have the best experience on this safari. You will wake up very early in the morning, have a cup of coffee and then go for your briefing at Nyungwe headquarters about the etiquette of your chimpanzee trekking safari that starts at 8am by the park rangers. After the short briefing, you will be led into the forest for tracking for about 3-4 hours. Return from tracking, have lunch and go for canopy walk in the afternoon. Retire and return to the lodge, relax and dine.

Day 6 of the 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park, do a simple game drive as you go to the lodge
Have relaxed breakfast in the morning at the lodge and after set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector where you will have chance to view the tree climbing lions, and variety of bird species. Arrive in the park, have lunch and later do a simple game drive as you go to your booked lodge. Check in, relax, dine and spend the night there.

Day 7 of the 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda: Do a game drive in the park and do a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel
On this day, you will wake up very early in the morning, have breakfast and then go for game drive to catch the early morning risers. While there, you will have a rewarding opportunity to variety of wildlife including Lions, Leopards, Giant Forest Hogs, Cape Buffaloes, Elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topis, Bush bucks and many more. Return to your lodge for lunch, and after enjoy the unique 2-hours launch cruise on Kazinga Channel. You will pass through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals that you will be seen drinking at the water along the shores. This boat cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.

Day 8 of the 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda: Transfer Back to Kigali to your hotel or for your flight

Wake Up early for your journey back to Kigali crossing to Rwanda via the Cyanika border reaching Rwanda in time for your departure flight. If you still have time you can go on a grand tour of Kigali city.

End of the 8 Days Volcanoes National Park gorilla safari Rwanda, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking safari & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari tour Uganda