7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari

Overview of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari

The 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari is an arrangement of its own as it opens an opportunity to track gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda, encountering rich game of Queen Elizabeth National Park including the tree climbing lions of ishasha , leopard, elephants, buffalo, antelope family species and a range of birds, the rewarding boat cruise on Kazinga channel, Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura and the encounter of the Dian Fossey grave or Golden monkey tracking plus the Iby’wachu cultural village of the Banyarwanda which makes this safari a comprehensive one and worth undertaking.

Safari Highlights of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari

Day 1 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park.

Day 2 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Do gorilla tracking

Day 3 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Track golden monkeys or Hike Dian Fossey center & cross to Uganda.

Day 4 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Do gorilla tracking in Bwindi.

Day 5 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Drive to Queen Elizabeth via Ishasha & do boat cruise.

Day 6 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Do a morning game drive & an afternoon chimp trek in Kyambura gorge.

Day 7 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Transfer back to Kigali or Entebbe.

Detailed itinerary of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari

Day 1 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park.

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After breakfast, embark on the drive to Volcanoes National Park amidst the amazing scenery en-route. It is 116 km journey taking over 3 hours. Arrive early enough for lunch and relax a while. In the evening spend some time at Iby’wachu village to enjoy the Banyarwanda cultural performances.

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

Day 2 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Do 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 take a nature walk to encounter the caves in the evening.

Accommodation: Spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 3 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Track golden monkeys or Hike Dian Fossey center & cross to Uganda.

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You will gather at Kinigi park headquarters to track the golden Monkeys in the Volcanoes National Park. Alternatively, you can opt for a hike to the Karisoke research center where you will visit the graves of Dian Fossey and her intimate silverback Digit. Return to the lodge for lunch after which you will transfer to Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Ruhija) over 5 hours’ drive covering a distance of 134km.

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

Day 4 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Do gorilla tracking in Bwindi.

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After an early breakfast, gather at the UWA park headquarters at Ruhija to be briefed about the conduct of gorilla tracking activity. This starts at 08:00am after which you will embark on a search for gorillas in the mist of Bwindi. The trekking experience can take 2 – 8 hours depending on gorilla movements. The trek is quite thrilling as it opens you to challenging hikes of valleys and hills, swamps and rocks, dense thickets of Bwindi – remember it is an impenetrable forest and the mist that cover this ancient forest. Other wildlife like; wild elephants, bush pigs; birds among other natural offers accompany you in the quest of the endangered world mountain gorillas. Carry with you packed lunch since the activity could be longer. You have one hour to interact with gorillas, ask questions to the tour guide and taking photos after which you will retire at your lodge to recap the memories of this day’s great experience.

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

Day 5 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Drive to Queen Elizabeth via Ishasha & do boat cruise.

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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 6 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Do a morning game drive & an afternoon chimp trek in Kyambura gorge.

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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 the drive to Kyambura gorge to catch up with Chimpanzee trekking at 02:00pm. Tracking chimps in Kyambura is quite interesting and challenging due to the rough terrain involved.

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

Day 7 of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla Safari: Transfer back to Kigali or Entebbe.

After breakfast, you can opt to transfer back to Kigali or continue to Kampala – Entebbe airport for departure depending on your flight arrangement.

End of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour Gorilla 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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