10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour

Overview of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour

The 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour is an assemblage of various components that combine to make it stand out from other packages. It offers you an opportunity to explore these two prime destinations in East Africa. Exploring Nyungwe forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National park and Kibale National park plus the encounters at Karisoke research center and Bigodi wetland combine to generate memorable safari experience.

Safari Highlights of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour

Day 1 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Day 2 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Do Colobus monkey tracking & canopy walk.

Day 3 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Drive to Volcanoes national park

Day 4 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Undertake gorilla trekking in Parc Nationale des Volcanoes (Volcanoes national park-Rwanda)

Day 5 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Track golden monkeys or Hike Dian Fossey (Karisoke research center).

Day 6 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Encounter the challenging Bwindi Gorilla tracking. (Uganda)

Day 7 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park & encounter Ishasha tree climbing lions en route.

Day 8 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Undertake a morning game drive & transfer to the primate capital of the world – Kibale National Park.

Day 9 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Do Chimpanzee tracking

Day 10 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Transfer to Kampala for departure.

Detailed itinerary of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour

Day 1 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Depart from Kigali city in the morning to Nyungwe forest National Park. The scenic drive en route is combined with a visit to the Nyanza Palace, the Butare Museum and Murambi memorial. It is 268 km approximately 6 hours’ drive to Nyungwe forest excluding stops en route. Arrive in the evening and retire for overnight.

Accommodation: Nyungwe Hill Top (Midrange/standard), Gisakura guest house (Budget/basic) or Nyungwe View Lodge (Luxury/upmarket).

Day 2 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Do Colobus monkey tracking & canopy walk.

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After your breakfast at 6:00am, embark on the colobus monkey tracking experience in the forest of Nyungwe. Traverse the lush montane forest in search of these great primate species and upon encountering them you will be astonished by their colors, body adornment, and playful tactics among others. Return to the lodge for lunch after which you will embark on the canopy walk – the first of its kind in East Africa taking 1 -2 hours.

Accommodation: You will spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 3 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Drive to Volcanoes national park

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After an early breakfast, embark on 9 hour drive covering a distance of 284km to Volcanoes National Park – the home of mountain gorillas in Rwanda. You will arrive in the evening and rest for overnight.

Accommodation: Muhabura Hotel (Budget/basic), Lapalme Hotel (Midrange/standard) or Mountain Gorilla View Hotel (Luxury/upmarket).

Day 4 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Undertake gorilla trekking in Parc Nationale des Volcanoes (Volcanoes national park-Rwanda)

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Assemble at the park headquarters at Kinigi for briefing at 08:00am where you will also be allocated gorilla families to track. After briefing, set off to the forest for the active trekking experience that lasts between 2 – 8 hours thus necessitating packed lunch. You will have one hour encounter with these endangered apes where you will be able to take photos, ask questions and generate ultimate memories. Return to the lodge for relaxation after which you can undertake a cultural tour to the adjacent Iby’wachu village to get exposed to the Banyarwanda culture.

Day 5 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Track golden monkeys or Hike Dian Fossey (Karisoke research center).

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You can do golden monkey tracking or hike the Dian Fossey grave and the Karisoke research center in general to explore onto the conservational works of Dian Fossey – the American Primatologist who defined the ground for the conservation of Mountain gorillas in Virunga Area. The grave yard of her favorite silverback Digit is also rewarding to look at. Return to the lodge for lunch after which you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Ruhija) Uganda 134km approximately 4 – 5 hours’ drive to prepare for next day’s challenging encounter.

Accommodation: Ruhija Gorilla safari lodge (Luxury/upmarket) or Gorilla Mist Camp (midrange/standard) or Ruhija Community Rest Camp (Budget/basic).

Day 6 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Encounter the challenging Bwindi Gorilla tracking. (Uganda)

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Tracking Gorillas in Rwanda is less challenging thus sometimes fail to bring out the worthy of such adventurous activity like gorilla tracking. Thus, it is very important to undertake this Ugandan Gorilla tracking challenging offer to fully experience the worth of your gorilla safari. The activity starts with briefing at park headquarters at 08:00am and the general experience takes 2 – 8 hours with one hour face to face with gorillas. The experience is quite rewarding. Return to the lodge for relaxation and can visit the nearby communities of the Batwa or the Bakiga to explore the life of the local people.

Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 7 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park & encounter Ishasha tree climbing lions en route.

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Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast via Ishasha sector to encounter tree climbing lions. Proceed to Mweya to catch up with boat cruise on Kazinga channel at 03:00pm to spot game drinking on the channel side, aquatic dwellings and abundant bird life. The journey is 277km over 5 hours’ drive from the eastern sector of Bwindi close to Kabale.

Accommodation: Mweya safari lodge (Luxury/upmarket), Enganzi Lodge (Midrange/standard) or Simba Safari Lodge (Budget/basic).

Day 8 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Undertake a morning game drive & transfer to the primate capital of the world – Kibale National Park.

Do an early morning game drive along the Kasenyi tracks to spot elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopard, and antelope species among others. Return to the lodge for breakfast and simple relaxation before embarking on a transfer to Kibale National Park. Pass through the Ndali – Kasenda Crater area to be overwhelmed by the amazing scenery.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (luxury/upmarket), Chimps Nest (Midrange/standard) or Mantana Tented Camp (Budget/basic).

Day 9 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Do Chimpanzee tracking

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Assemble at the Kanyanchu tourism center for briefing at 08:00am before setting off for Chimp trekking encounter in the forest alongside other 12 primate species and a range of bird species. This takes over 2 – 5 hours with one hour direct interaction with Chimps. Afternoon, take a visit to the Bigodi wetland sanctuary to explore the community life, see swamp animals like sitatunga and birds like famous Rwenzori turaco.

Accommodation: You will spend a night at your previous lodge.

Day 10 of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour: Transfer to Kampala for departure.

Transfer after breakfast for 358 km about 7 hours’ drive to Kampala. Have Lunch en route and arrive in Kampala in the afternoon.

End of the 10 Days Gorillas Safari Uganda Rwanda Primates Tour

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge: This accommodation facility extends value for money and the magnificent sights of the Volcanoes national park. It is positioned on the lower gradients of Sabyinyo Mountain. Gorilla view lodge contains 30 private stone cottages with modern furnishing and décor. With a fire place and en suite facilities, the lodge is worth of stay while at Gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda.

La Palme Hotel: With 48 fully furnished rooms with 4 big elegantly designed suites, La Palme Hotel counts among the cozy and ultimate safari accommodations within the environs of Volcanoes national park. Rooms have Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, 24 hour room service, telephone and double beds.

Nyungwe Forest Lodge: The lodge is found on the edge of Nyungwe forest and it has 24 luxury rooms the 2 being suites providing tourists with comfortable sleeps while on their safaris in Rwanda. The lodge has a swimming pool, lounge, bar, fire place, en suite facilities, restaurant, laundry services, internet access, Air conditioner and so many other services provided to Rwanda safari tourists.

Muhabura Guest House: Muhabura hotel is a budget accommodation found opposite musanze headquarters near the bank of Kigali. This exposes you to a comfortable life while you stay away your home. There are 30 rooms with single, double and Twin. The rooms are self-contained, with warm and cold showers, satellite TV, laundry services, balcony, garden and so many others.

La Palme Hotel: This is among the best deluxe hotel in Rwanda where tourists always feel comfortable to stay while o their Rwanda safaris. This hotel has 48 well designed rooms with 4 large suites. The rooms have screens, good services, internet access, Double bed, telephone and are self-contained.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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