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Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Trip, 8 days safari holiday

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2400 - $3200
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: January - February, June - December
Countries visited: Rwanda Rwanda , Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Volcanoes, Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo
Activity level: Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Birding
The 8 days Uganda Rwanda tour is designed to take you to the two famous gorilla tracking National parks in East Africa. That is; park des Volcans and Bwindi Impenetrable national park. The launch cruise along the Kazinga channel in this tour is also Fun and you can only know if you try it out. By the end of the tour, you will have tells to tell.

Day 1: To Queen Elizabeth National Park

A representative from our company (guide) will pick you from Kampala in the morning after breakfast and drive you through Uganda’s lush beautiful countryside. Take a stopover at Equator, take a few pictures, may be stretch a bit. Continue to Queen Elizabeth national park and a game drive en route is rewarding with vistas of animals like Antelopes, birds, Elephants, among others.  In the afternoon explore the fascinating Queen Elizabeth’s charming crater lakes sector. These crater lakes are unique in a way that each of them has its own individual temperament and nature providing a residence for a myriad of creatures. Visit Lake Katwe and get to see the salt works and Flamingo Lake is exhilarating!  Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana lodge/ Institute of Ecology

Day 2: Game Drive & the Launch Cruise along the Kazinga Channel

Today, you will wake up to a cup of coffee and go for a morning game drive in the Park. Unto this adventure, you will be looking for some of the Big Five from their natural habitat; Elephant, Buffalos, Lions, leopards and Bush bucks, Giant forest hog, Hyenas, waterbucks, mangoose, and many bird species. Return to the lodge for mid morning breakfast and relax at the lodge as you wait for your next tour activity that will come after lunch. After lunch, take a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel to watch the families of Hippos, and Crocodiles close to the waterside as well as other land mammals’ drinking water along the shores of the channel.  Not only that, this channel harbor a great number of bird species  you might be in luck and might encounter the legendary shoe bill stork, pelicans, Skimmers, fish eagle, martial eagles, the papyrus gunlock, African Jacana and many others.  Due to the fact that this activity exposes you to more animal spies at a go, you might be forced to render it the best activity taken part in.

Day 3: To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Take breakfast and after transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. As you drive along the road via Ishasha sector, animals such as the waterbucks, elephant, antelopes, buffalo, Kobs, can be seen along the road. This sector of Queen Elizabeth national park gives you opportunities to encounter tree climbing lions. Relax around the Forest camp. Dinner and over night at the luxurious Gorilla Forest Camp set deep in the rain forest/ Buhoma Community Rest camp.

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking

This is one of the awaited for day with one of the highlight activities of this tour. Well prepared with your packed lunch, rain jackets, cameras, water, long pair of trouser and jungle boots on, you will assemble for briefing from the rangers about gorilla tracking the great adventure and experience!  The time taken to encounter these peaceful primates is erratic for it may take1-10 hours. However, on encounter, one may be forced to say, it is stunning!!!! After the adventure a credential awaits the successful tracker. The day is not easy at times but pleasing. Return to your lodge for dinner and over night.

Day 5: To Rwanda

Proceed through the rolling hills and beautiful scenery to Rwanda.(NB the time goes an hour behind) and then later transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Parc National des . Check in Mt Gorilla Nest Lodge or Kinigi Guest House for dinner and Overnight.(FB).

Day 6: In Parc National Des Volcans: Gorilla Tracking

Go Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be exhausting and the time taken to track gorillas is erratic. However, an en counter of these gentle Giants face to face may be exhilarating!!  If the gorilla tracking ends early enough, you will trek to Karisoke Research Centre of Dian Fossey, the famous primatologist, or visit local communities. Alternatively for those who are not up to it, modestly relax at the Camp.

Day 7: To L. Mburo

Drive to L. Mburo National Park.  This park is unique in its own way that each part of it has a unique feature.  You will arrive in the afternoon and go for an evening Boat ride along L. Mburo. Then later go for an evening game drive. Dinner and over night at Mantana Luxury camp/ Mihingo Lodge/ Rwonyo Camp

Day 8: To Kampala

Wake up early in the morning and go for a morning game drive in search for Elands, Topis, Oribi and many other Savannah animals.  Proceed to Mbarara for breakfast and then after continue to Kampala.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Budget – Simba safari lodge/ Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Kinigi Guest House/ Rwonyo Bandas
  • Mid range – Ihamba Lodge/ Buhoma lodge / Mountain gorilla View Lodge/ Arcadia Cottages
  • Luxury – Mweya Safari Lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp/ Volcanoes Lodge/ Mihingo Lodge
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