Embark on an ultimate 7-day Rwanda Uganda Safari & immerse in the captivating beauty of two gorilla safari countries. The 7-day Rwanda Uganda Safari involves gorilla trekking adventures, golden monkey tracking, Dian Fossey Hike, wildlife viewing, cultural excursions, nature walks, boat trips, and city tours in Kigali.
Prepare yourself for a truly remarkable and once-in-a-lifetime experience as we explore the best gorilla safari destinations in Africa – Uganda and Rwanda.
Expect amazing and lifelong memories with our meticulously crafted 7-day Rwanda Uganda Safari, combining breathtaking wildlife encounters, captivating primate experiences, and immersive cultural encounters.
Highlights of the 7-day Rwanda Uganda Safari;
- Transfer to Volcanoes national park
- Gorilla trekking
- Golden trekking
- Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
- Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Game drives
- Batwa cultural experience
- Kigali city tour
- Boat trip at Kazinga channel
- Dian Fossey Hike
Detailed Itinerary for a 7-day Rwanda Uganda Safari:
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
After a satisfying breakfast at your hotel, your driver will meet you and provide a briefing about the exciting 7-day Rwanda Uganda safari. You will depart for the northern part of Rwanda, specifically Musanze district, where Volcanoes National Park awaits.
The park is home to over 360 mountain gorillas. Upon arrival, check in and enjoy a delicious lunch at your lodge. The evening is free for you to relax and prepare for the adventure ahead. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Accommodation in Volcanoes:
- Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
- Midrange: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
- Budget: Muhabura Hotel
Meal Plan; Full Baord
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park.
Start your day with an early morning breakfast at the lodge before heading to the park headquarters for a briefing. The thrilling gorilla trekking activity begins as we venture into the jungle in search of these magnificent creatures.
The duration of the trek can vary, as it depends on the gorillas’ location. Once we find them, you will have the precious opportunity to spend an hour in their presence. Return to the lodge for a late lunch and some relaxation.
In the evening, you can embark on a community walk and connect with the locals around the park. Else, you can stay at your lodge refreshing until the night falls for Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
After breakfast, we’ll head to the park headquarters for a briefing on golden monkey trekking. You can also choose to hike to the Karisoke Research Centre, which was founded by Dian Fossey.
Enjoy your chosen activity before crossing over to Uganda and transferring to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, famous for hosting half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Accommodation in Bwindi:
- Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge
- Midrange: Ichumbi Safari Lodge
- Budget: Wagtail
Travel tips for Rwanda and Uganda safaris: It is ideal to acquire an East African Tourist Visa when visiting both countries.
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After breakfast, proceed to the park headquarters for a briefing on the do’s and don’ts of gorilla trekking. Enter the forest and embark on a thrilling trek to encounter the magnificent giant apes.
Once you find them, you will have one hour to interact and observe their behavior. Return to the lodge for lunch, and in the afternoon, visit the nearby Batwa community in Uganda for a cultural walk featuring traditional dances and songs. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Enjoy breakfast at your lodge, and then embark on a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On the way, we’ll pass through the Ishasha sector, known for its tree-climbing lions and diverse bird species such as shoebills and kingfishers.
Check in at the lodge for lunch, followed by a thrilling boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, where you can observe crocodiles, hippos, elephants, and various bird species up close. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
Accommodations in Queen Elizabeth National Park:
- Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge
- Midrange: Parkview Lodge
- Budget: Enganzi
Note: You will get the best Safari photography in Rwanda and Uganda.
Day 6: Chimpanzee Trekking and Game Drive.
After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for a briefing before embarking on a primate search in the Kyambura Gorge. You will have the chance to interact with chimpanzees for one hour.
Return to the lodge for lunch, and in the evening, embark on a game drive in the Kasenyi plains, where you can spot elephants, antelopes, zebras, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, and a variety of bird species. Retire to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Transfer Back to Kigali.
After breakfast, continue your journey to Kigali with a stop for shopping and to admire the magnificent topography along the way.
Upon arrival in Kigali city, enjoy a Kigali city tour, visiting attractions such as the museum, genocide memorial center, and local markets, as we conclude the 7-day Rwanda Uganda Safari.
Inclusions for the 7-day Rwanda Uganda Safari:
- – Gorilla permits
- – Chimpanzee and golden monkey trekking permits
- – 4WD safari vehicle
- – Bottled water
- – Accommodation
- – Airport transfers
Exclusions for the 7-day Rwanda Uganda Safari:
- – Travel visas
- – Laundry fees
- – Personal insurance
- – Extras at the lodge
- – Tips and personal expenses
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