5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari

Overview of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari

The 5 days Rwanda Uganda safari incorporates tracking gorillas in the two distinct prime destinations of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Tracking gorillas in Bwindi is a challenging activity due to the topography involved which derives a complete different experience from that of Rwanda’s Volcanoes. The hike to Dian Fossey research center and the encounter with communities around Bwindi not forgetting great scenery en route including Virunga ranges combine to make this safari memorable.

Safari Highlights of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari

Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari: Connect to Volcanoes National park

Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari: Encounter Rwanda – Gorillas (1st gorilla tracking)

Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari: Track golden Monkeys or hike Dian Fossey grave & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 4 of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari: Encounter Uganda – Gorillas (2nd gorilla tracking)

Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari: Drive back to Kigali.

Detailed itinerary of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari

Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari: Connect to Volcanoes National park

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The guide will pick you from your place of stay or upon arrival at the airport to head for 116km journey over 3 hours’ drive to Volcanoes National Park. You will be mesmerized by the scenic views of the country side and then you will arrive in Ruhengeri – region where Volcanoes National Park is located.

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

Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari: Encounter Rwanda – Gorillas (1st gorilla tracking)

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After an early breakfast, you will assemble at the park headquarters at Kinigi to have a close to one hour briefing from preferably the park warden or his representative about the gorilla trekking activity that you are trying to undertake. The briefing commences at 08:00am and the gorilla families to track will also be allocated during this session after which you will embark on the search for Mountain gorillas in the lush of Volcanoes National Park, an activity that can take 2 – 8 hours. You have one hour to interact with gorillas, take photos and ask any relevant question from the tour guide before returning to the lodge for relaxation. You can opt for a cultural walk to the adjacent Banyarwanda village or a nature walk to encounter the caves.

Dinner and overnight: You will sleep at your previous lodge.

Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari: Track golden Monkeys or hike Dian Fossey grave & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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After breakfast, choose between hiking the Karisoke research center to see the works of Dian Fossey and her grave plus that one of Digit her most cherished silver back. Alternatively, you can undertake golden monkey tracking in the Volcanoes National Park. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will cross the Uganda border post to drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – containing a half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. The journey is over 60 km about 2 hours’ drive to Rushaga – Bwindi. Arrive in the evening for an overnight.

Dinner and overnight: Gorilla Safari Lodge (Upmarket/luxury), Gorilla valley lodge (Budget/basic).

Day 4 of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari: Encounter Uganda – Gorillas (2nd gorilla tracking)

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After an early morning breakfast, assemble at the park headquarters at Rushaga to be briefed about the gorilla tracking conduct. After briefing, you will embark on 2 – 8 hour gorilla tracking experience in the mist of Bwindi which involves hiking the rugged terrains of this forest traversing marshes, swamps and climbing steep hills and descending down the valleys while enjoying the great flora with natural flowers. The sights of forest wildlife are always not to be missed on the gorilla trekking encounter. Upon encountering gorillas, you have one full hour to interact with them physically, take photos and make inquiries from the ranger guide after which you will return to the lodge for relaxation. In the evening you can opt to take a village walk to see the lifestyle of the local people.

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

Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari: Drive back to Kigali.

After breakfast, embark on a return journey to Kigali city 130km over 4 hours’ drive. You can opt to do a city tour or prepare for your departure flight.

End of the 5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari

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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