8 Days Rwanda Uganda Primates Safari

This 8 day Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safari starts with gorilla trekking Tour in Uganda & then a second gorilla tracking in Uganda plus wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park.This trip starts and ends in Kigali,Rwanda’s capital city.

Trip Itinerary
Day 1: Pick Up from Airport – City Tour
Our company driver will pick you up from your the airport, brief you on your tour Itinerary. Depending on your arrival time, early arrival you will have a city tour of Kigali. Expect to visit the Gisozi genocide memorial site, the King’s palace, cultural tour to the Nyamirambo Women’s Center. Dinner and overnight

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Our company drive will pick you up from your hotel in Kigali or from the airport. Our guide will brief you about your safari and drive northwards to Volcanoes national park in Musanze district – a home to 360 Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight

Day 2: First Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes
Early breakfast and by 7:30am, assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing about conduct when you see the gorillas from one of the ranger guides together with your trekking gear and drinking water and packed lunch. Later enter the forest to track the gorillas, an activity that will take you 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas – it highly depends on where last the gorillas where seen. 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 community walk. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking / Dian Fossey Hike
Wake up early for breakfast and head out to assemble 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

Day 4: Second Gorilla Tracking
Have breakfast early and should 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, if your up for it, go for community walk in the nearby Batwa community, where you will be entertained by the tales of their beautiful culture. Dinner and overnight at your hotel (Day 3)

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
In the morning, you will set off to Queen Elizabeth NP driving via Ishasha sector where you will have game drives to view tree climbing lions, variety of bird species. Arriving in time for lunch and resting at hotel. In the afternoon, you will have a boat cruise along the Kazinga 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

Day 6: Game drive and Chimpanzee Tracking
Early morning, 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. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast, and lunch. In the afternoon, you will go for chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge where you will encounter other primates as Colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys, baboons among others. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 7: Transfer to Kigali/Kampala
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali, with stop over on the way to admire the beautiful topography, and shopping. Have city tour in Kigali where you will visit the local market, museum, genocide memorial center. Alternatively, you may transfer to Kampala and depart from Entebbe Uganda. Dinner and over night at your chosen hotel or transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

End of Tour

The safari quotation include
– All Park entrance fees to include government taxes
– Ground transportation by 4×4 tourist Land Cruiser
– Airport Transfers
– Accommodation and meals on full board (FB) as per itinerary
– Rwanda& Uganda Gorilla permits
– All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
– En-route lunches
– Driver/guide allowances
– Bottled water while on safari

The safari quotation excludes:
The tour excludes flight fares, Airline ticket, beverages, tips, visas and personal expenses not included in the itinerary