The 10 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari – enjoy wildlife safaris and gorilla trekking adventure. The tour starts in Kigali (Rwanda) and ends in Kampala (Uganda).

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Trip overview

  • 10 days (9 nights) combined Uganda and Rwanda safari.
  • The safari starts in Rwanda at Kigali International Airport and ends in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport.
  • Two Gorilla treks, one in Uganda and another one in Rwanda
  • Two chimpanzee tracking, One in Nyungwe forest (Rwanda) and another one in Kibale Forest (Uganda). To book or inquire about the 1 day gorilla tour package, email us on info@rwandagorillasafaris.com
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Detailed itinerary

10 Days Rwanda and Uganda Combines Gorilla Safari in Africa

The ten days primates tracking tour starts and ends in Kigali and end in Entebbe (Uganda)

Day 1: Depart for Nyungwe Forest National park.

After a relaxed breakfast, you will set off a scenic drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park with en route visit to Nyanza king’s palace, Butare national museum. Reach Nyungwe in the evening for Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House /Nyungwe top view hotel /Nyungwe forest camp.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and afternoon colobus monkey.

nyungwe-forest-chimpanzeeTake your breakfast before 6.00 am and embark on chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest. Expect to encounter other primates such as vervet monkeys, baboons among others as well as forest birds, and butterflies. In the afternoon, you will go for colobus monkey tracking in the forest. Return in the evening for Dinner and overnight (Day 1).

Day 3: Set off for Volcanoes National park.

In the morning, you will set off a scenic drive northwards to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, a home to 360 Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Gorillas view Hotel /La Palme Hotel /Muhabura Hotel.

Day 4: First Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda.

In the morning at 7:30am, you will assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing in the morning together with your trekking gear and drinking water and packed lunch. Later ascend in the forest to track the gorillas, an activity that will take you 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the apes in their natural wild. After meeting and staying in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of one hour, descend back to your hotel for relaxation. In the evening, you may go for nature walk or visit the Banyarwanda community. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5:  Track golden Monkeys / Dian Fossey hike.

In the morning, you will gather at the park headquarters for briefing, and later Either go for golden monkey tracking or hike up to Karisoke research centre, established by Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who dedicated all her life conserving the lives of mountain gorillas until she was killed and is buried there next to Digit, a mountain gorilla. You will learn more about the lives of the mountain gorillas at the research centre. On return, you will cross over to Uganda and drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park, home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany springs Lodge /Gorilla Mist Camp/Wagtail Eco camp.

Day 6: Second gorilla tracking.

In the morning, assemble at the park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Proceed for the memorable adventure in the forest, an activity that may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the animals. Meet and stay with the animals for a maximum of one hour, then descend to the park headquarters and then to your Lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, you may go for community walk in the nearby Batwa community, where you will be entertained and told the tales of their unique culture. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

In the morning, you will set off to QENP passing via Ishasha sector where you will have game drives to view tree climbing lions, variety of bird species. Reach the park early enough for lunch. In the afternoon, gather at the Kazinga channel for a boat cruise along the channel where you will be rewarded with view of game as Hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants as well as a variety of birds. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi lodge / Bush Lodge.

Day 8: Game drive and Transfer to Kibale National Park

Early morning cup of tea/ coffee, you will wake up to go for game drives to catch up with early risers before returning to their hiding places. You will encounter game as lions, hyenas, bush bucks, elephants among others. In the afternoon, you will transfer to Kibale NP, home of 13 primate species. Dinner and overnight at Chimps nest lodge /Chimpanzee guest house/Kibale primates Lodge.

Day 9: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon nature walk.

Breakfast and drive to the park headquarters for the chimpanzee briefing by the forest guide. You will locate the chimps by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. You will see more other primates such as the red colobus, black and white colobus and the red-tailed monkey. After lunch, go for nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary or visit the “Amabeere ganyina mwiru,” a cultural rock shaped like a woman’s breasts, where you will be told historical cultural tales about the rock.

Day 10: Drive to Kampala and Departure.

In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will transfer to Kampala, reaching early in the afternoon to transfer to Entebbe airport for departure or check in your hotel for overnight stay.

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Accommodation

There are many Lodges and Hotels ranging from budget to Luxury.

Meal plan: Full board.

  • In Nyungwe forest, you can stay at Nyungwe forest Lodge, Nyungwe Forest Camp, Peace Guest House, Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel, Gisakura Guest House.
  • In Volcanoes N.P, you can stay at Sabyinyo Silver back Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Kinigi Guest House, Muhabura Hotel and so on.
  • In Bwindi N.P, you can stay at Mahogany Spring Lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla camp, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp, Gorilla valley Lodge, Lake Mutanda Resort among others.
  • In Queen Elizabeth N.p, you can stay at Mweya safari Lodge, Enganzi Lodge, Bush Lodge, Twin Lake Lodge and so on.
  • In Kibale N.P, visitors can stay at Ndali Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge, Chimp Nest Lodge, Chimpanzee Guest Lodge and so on. Email: info@rwandagorillasafaris.com  Book This Rwanda Tour