8 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari
8 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari
On this 8 Day Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari, which is customized to fit your personal travel preferences, visit two of East Africa’s safari locations that are experiencing the fastest growth and take in two of their top attractions. This journey explores both the captivating tropical vegetation and the dramatic African savanna animals. The two attractions can be combined more easily in Rwanda and Uganda than in any other country in Africa.
This custom-made safari to Africa departs from Entebbe, Uganda’s international airport, and travels through Queen Elizabeth National Park, the country’s most well-known savanna park. Here, you’ll go on a game drive and a boat safari on Kazinga Channel in search of big game like elephant, lion, buffalo, and hippo, as well as large herds of antelope and some endangered bird species.
After that, you’ll have the adventure of finding the mountain gorilla in either Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable.
Arrival and transfer Hotel
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, passengers must pass through the Covid-19 airport security checks as mandated by CAA and the Ugandan government. On the other side, your personal assigned driver or guide will be waiting to transport you to your reserved hotel.
Although it is not included, lodging prior to the start of your Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari trip can be arranged at your discretion.
Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Your African safari experience gets underway on this day with a rural drive to the most renowned savanna park in the nation, Queen Elizabeth National Park, in western Uganda.
Expect to encounter large African safari game species like herds of elephants, buffalo, enormous antelope herds, lions, and leopards. You can see all the animals that come to the shores to drink from the fresh water as well as an amazing variety of birds on the Kazinga Channel boat safari.
After breakfast, you’ll go on an early-morning game drive. Then, after a delicious bush lunch, you’ll go on a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel.
Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park
with your packed lunch and after breakfast, your Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari’s second day begins with another morning game drive to find some of the animals you missed the previous day.
Have your picnic lunch in the bush and after drive towards the tree climbing lions of Ishasha to find these impressive cats at their games. Expect to see the elephants, leopards, buffalo and other wild animals.
Accommodation and meals
Ishasha Wilderness Camp (luxury); Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinking water
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP
After breakfast, you’ll set out on another drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the south. This park of the Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari will highlight Uganda’s untamed natural landscape, which the world has not yet fully explored. It includes the country’s rolling hills, emerald-green carpet, breathtaking mountainside backgrounds, and many native faces strewn throughout. Enjoy every moment of the country trip by lying back and letting the gentle wind caress your face.
Arrival time for lunch and a nature walk through the villages will allow you to observe the African people and their untouched cultures firsthand. The following day, your gorilla tracking experience will start.
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable NP
Get up early, eat breakfast, and then travel to the trailhead with your Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari driver. Naturally, you’ll bring your packed lunches since we don’t anticipate this to be a quick trip.
The park rangers will give you a briefing before leading you into the foggy jungles to confront your adversary. These gentle giants ignite all of your innate passion for the outdoors and transform all of your ideas about the wild animals that live in jungles all over the world. Make sure you’re prepared to be rewarded for having the fortitude to travel to Africa since this is a moment you want to remember forever. The smart guys believe you might agitate their inner selves if you stay with them for longer than an hour.
You can choose to take the Batwa trail if you still got the guts for it. The Batwa are the native tribe that occupied the jungle before it was turned into a National Park and closed off to them. Today they occupy the boundaries of the forest and showcase their cultures to visitors. In our part to support the Batwa communities, we take our visitors through some of their prepared showcases.
Retire to the lodge for the evening. We’ll be crossing the border into Rwanda the next day.
Day 5: Cross The Border into Rwanda, Volcanoes NP
Via Cyanika border, the Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari takes a twist traversing the Rwanda territory for the good things. Covid and border restrictions may apply, be prepared to follow through with the guidelines so that you don’t get delayed.
From the border, you’ll drive into Volcanoes National Park (not too far from the border) and check out the legendary Dian Fossey’s resting home. That little lady, with a massive heart, took all the guts to protect the mountain gorillas from savages and let the world know about the treasure we had buried deep in our African jungle, so a visit to her grave is warranted, take a knee!
After that heartfelt moment, check into the lodge, have your dinner and relax the evening away. This Africa safari adventure continues tomorrow.
Day 6: Optional Activities
Option 1: Chose to stay in and enjoy the lodge’s activities like Rwanda cultural group performance, a nature walk and tales about Rwanda’s history, cultures and people.
Option 2: Take another shot at the gorilla tracking challenge. Taking another shot at the gorilla trekking experience is sure to give you an impressive bag of memories.
If you chose to track Rwanda’s gorillas, you’ll have to have secured another gorilla permit. Rwanda’s gorilla permit costs US$1,500 per person. Nkuringo Safaris will process that for you.
Option 3: Track the endangered golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park. These little cute monkeys light up the jungle with golden cuteness. Also, you will be taking a nature hike into the jungle, so watch out for the outstanding jungle features and let your wild spirit float free in the African rainforest jungle.
Day 7: Gisenyi – Lake Kivu Resort Holiday
After breakfast, transfer to Gisenyi town which is located on the shores of Lake Kivu. On arrival, check into the hotel and later relaxing activities; swimming, sport fishing and boat cruise. The cruise will provide you with a spectacular view of Kibuye and Gisenyi towns.
Day 8: Transfer to Kigali
Consider your flight time carefully while you take a stroll through the city and take in the diverse cultures, peoples, foods, and noises of Kigali. In time for your flight home, your personal driver from Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari will pick you up and drive you to the airport.
Safari to Uganda, Rwanda, and the Wildlife comes to an end.