Uganda Rwanda Adventure Safari
This is a 7 day Uganda Rwanda Adventure safari that will take you from Rwanda to Uganda for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi which is the main attraction. You will continue to Queen Elizabeth for game viewing and boat cruise. You will conclude the tour with chimp tracking in Kyambura before returning to Kigali.
- Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
- Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
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Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda and transfer to your hotel
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be met by our safari guide who then will transfer you to your hotel of booking. He will brief you about the safari arrangements and then transfers you to you’ Hotel in Kigali, leaves you to rest and re-energize till the following day. Overnight and dinner at Hillview Hotel and Apartments
Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ( Uganda)
Take breakfast and depart for Uganda. You will cross the border via Kisoro then clear at the border – Uganda is 1 hour a head of Rwanda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible varity of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forest of the virunga volcanoes (Dian fossey’s stomping ground) Dinner and over night at Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Resort/ Mutanda Lake Resort.
Day 3: Gorilla tracking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Today enjoy gorilla tracking in Bwindi. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before the highlighting of the trip. Gorilla trekking which may last the entire day. We trek the gorillas through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers ,in search of a mountain gorilla family ,the walking can sometimes be tough and long ,but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback ,any discomforts will be quickly forgotten .when the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike .the gorilla excursion can take from 2 up 8 hours.
Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas. Overnight will be Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Resort/ Mutanda Lake Resort
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth viewing Rwenzoris, Lots of Craters Lakes And Wild Animals
After breakfast we drive to Queen Elizabeth, the game seen will depend on the season; the kasenyi plain are good for lion and the mweya peninsula for a variety of animals shift to queen Elizabeth national park this morning (about 3 hours driving )leaving through fort portal town you turn south and early this afternoon enter queen Elizabeth national park which is dominated on its northern border by the snow capped 16000-foot Rwenzori mountains-the famed “mountains of the moon “this 767-square-mile conservation is bordered on the on the north east by lake George and on the south west by lake Edward ; its western border adjoins the zaiere parc Du Virunga .you will expect to see teeming herds of impala-like Uganda kob ,as well as topi, elephant and lion ,giant forest hog ,cape buffalo .there are also several soda lakes filling ancient volcanic calderas where flaming flamingos reside seasonally, drive to the lodge leads through large expanses of savannah grasslands and plenty of wild game. Overnight and dinner at Bush Lodge (in rooms)/ Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Game Drive to See Lions Leopard, Elephants Buffalo and Boat Cruise
We set out early in the morning for a game drive in the northern part of the park on the kasenyi track in search of lions elephants solitary buffaloes. This is the best time for opportunities’ of viewing the cats in action owing to the vast population of Uganda kobs. We have excellent chances to view just about every animal here at very close range .return to the lodge for your breakfast, before heading out for a launch trip along the kazinga channel.
This gives you the opportunity to view wild life up to close :hippo”s huff and channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle stork and many others, Dinner and overnight at Bush Lodge (in rooms)/ Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Chimp tracking and another evening game drive
After breakfast head to Kyambura gorge chimpanzee tracking a fascinating experience, The trek takes 2-3 hours and it will provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates and animals as well as birds, and a variety of butterflies, and other insects. Later return to you’ lodge lunch before heading for an evening game drive before retiring back.
Dinner and breakfast at Bush Lodge (in rooms)/ Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge.
Day 7: Transfer to Kigali Airport for Flight Out
Depart from the park in the morning Kigali and be transferred to the airport for your onward international flight you will be dropped off at Kigali Airport for your flight back home.
Any and all tours can be combined or modified to fit your particular needs. Please tell us your specific requirements using the enquiry page.
Prices are subject to change based upon accommodation availability, your tour alterations and other parameters until time of full and final confirmation.
What to Bring
- Given that Gorilla tracking involves a lot of walking on rough, mountainous terrain, a tracker is advised to:
- Bring shoes with good traction, suitable for steep muddy slopes.
- Carry rain gear, sunscreen and a hat, as the weather is unpredictable.
- Carry enough water and food.
- Carry binoculars
- Carry a good camera that can take photographs of black animals in dim light without a flash. A monopod can also be very helpful.
QUICK TOUR DETAILS
- Car hires services and Fuel
- Driver’s allowances
- Park fees
- Vehicle entry
- Boat Cruise
- Game drives
- Lunch en-routes
- Chimp permit
- Alcoholic drinks / spirits
- Personal Insurance