15 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari: Gorilla Trekking Tour in Bwindi & Volcanoes
This tour starts in Entebbe-Uganda and ends in Kigali-Rwanda
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport and airport transfer
Day 2:Visit Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Day 3:Visit the Source of the Nile
Day 4:Transfer to Murchison Falls national park, en route tracking rhinos
Day 5: Game drive & boat cruise in Murchison Falls national park
Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest national park
Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 8: Game drive and boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 9: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – boat cruise
Day 10: Transfer to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda
Day 11: Gorilla trekking
Day 12: Golden monkeys tracking / Dian Fossey grave visit & transfer to Lake Kivu – boat cruise
Day 13: Transfer to Nyungwe forest
Day 14: Colobus monkeys and canopy walk & evening nature walk to tea factory
Day 15: Transfer back to Kigali en route visit Nyanza King’s palace and Murambi genocide Memorial site
Day 1: Arrival.
On arrival at the airport, meet a tour guide from Gorilla Trek Africa Ltd holding a placard reading your names. He will welcome and transfer you to a pre-booked lodge either in Entebbe or Kampala. Overnight stay at Malakai Eco lodge (mid-range), Nexus Resort( budget)La Petit Village (luxury)Day 2: Ngamba Chimps Sanctauary
After your breakfast our safari guide will be ready to take you around for a city tour; or you may choose to enjoy a boat cruise to Ngamba chimps Island. Spend a day viewing orphaned chimps as they feed and exercise their acrobatics. In the evening transfer back to your lodge.
Day 3:. Jinja tour
In the morning at 7:00 am local time, you will be picked up from the hotel by our tour guide for a transfer to The Source of the Nile in Jinja. It is approximately a 2 hours drive to the Source of the Nile . Among the day’s activities is the 2 hours informative Mabira forest walk; horse riding and / white Water rafting. For White water rafters, it is advisable that you set off from Kampala at 6:00 am local time. At 8:00 am you should be at Bujagali Falls ready to participate in this breathtaking activity.In the afternoon return to Kampala for your overnight stay at Malakai Eco lodge (miid-range), Nexus Resort( budget)La Petit Village (luxury)Day 4: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP
At 8:00 am, your guide will transfer you to Murchison Falls National park. You may opt to track rhinos at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which is a 3 hours drive from Kampala to Murchison Falls national park. After lunch in Masindi drive through the park up to the Top of the Murchson Falls. Overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge(luxury) / Pakuba Safari Lodge(mid-range)/Red Chille Hide-out(budget)
Day 5: Game drive and Boat cruise
Wake up very early in the morning to catch up with the early risers including predators such as lions, leopards, hyenas and jackals before they retreat to their hideouts; other mammals include bush bucks, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, hippos, etc. In the afternoon go for a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. Expect to encounter a plethora of migratory and endemic birds, hippos, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, waterbucks and giraffes at the river banks. Overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge(luxury) / Pakuba Safari Lodge(mid-range)/Red Chille Hide-out(budget)
Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast, embark on a scenic trip to Fort Portal, a beautiful town overlooking the mountains of the moon. Taking the Western scenic route to Kibale National Park, the 6 – 8 hours drive will lead you through the Albertine Rift with stunning views of the escarpments overlooking Lake Albert. Dinner and overnight at Crater Safari Lodge(luxury),Primates lodge(mid-range), Chimpanzee Forest Camp(budget).
Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking and a transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park.
After an early morning breakfast transfer to the park headquarters for a pre-tracking briefing by the forest guide. Your tour guide will then transfer you to the starting point of the chimp trek. Expect primates including chimpanzees, red colobus, black and white colobus and the red-tailed monkeys among others.
After lunch, transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. It is 2 to 3 hours drive. Dinner and Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge(luxury) / Enganzi Lodge(budget) / Park View Lodge(Mid-range)Day 8: Game drives and Boat cruise.
After a cup of coffee, go for an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park. Expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, Kobs and many more. Drive back to the lodge for late breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon, after lunch, transfer to the Kazinga Channel for a launch cruise. Expect a variety of wildlife along the banks of the water channel between lakes Edward and George including buffalos, elephants, school of hippos, crocodiles as well as a variety of bird species. Dinner and Overnight stay Mweya Safari Lodge(luxury) / Enganzi Lodge(budget) / Park View Lodge(Mid-range)Day 9: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.
After breakfast, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, the second Africa’s deepest lake after Lake Tanganyika. Drive through the Ishasha sector expecting to encounter the famous tree climbing lions which are always spotted clinging on old fig tree branches. Reach Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon and relax at the Lake Shores. Dinner and overnight stay at Acardia Cottages (Deluxe)/ Bunyonyi overland resort (Budget)
Day 10: Transfer to Rwanda.
After a relaxed breakfast, enjoy a boat cruise on the lake to the surrounding islands and the Batwa (Pygmies) community. After Lunch transfer to Rwanda via Chanika border and stay an overnight near volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bambou Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
Day 11: Gorilla Tracking adventure and nature walk.
After an early morning breakfast our safari guide will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing by a ranger guide and allocation of the gorilla groups. The guide will again transfer you to the starting point for tracking where all other trackers, porters and game rangers will converge ready to go hiking following the forest trails leading to the gorillas. On encountering the mountain gorillas, you will be left in their presence for at least an hour. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bambou Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
Day 12: Golden Monkey tracking/Dian Fossey hike
In the morning, you may either go for golden monkey tracking in the Volcanoes national park, where you will encounter other primate species or hike up to Dian Fossey grave. On return, after lunch, transfer to Lake Kivu and relax at the beach in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay Lake Kivu Serena (luxury)/ Paradise Malahide (mid-range)/Water Front Resort(budget).
Day 13: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park.
After a relaxed breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park through scenic valleys and terraced hills. Dinner and overnight atNyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/Nyungwe Top View Lodge(deluxe)/Gisakura Guest House (budget).
Day 14: Colobus monkeys Tracking – canopy walk – nature walk.
Take your breakfast before 6.00 am and embark on Colobus monkeys Tracking in Nyungwe Forest. Expect to encounter the Angola colobus monkeys, forest birds, and butterflies. There are 13 primate species in the forest. In the afternoon if still strong, you may go for nature walk to the tea factor. Dinner and overnight stay. Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/Nyungwe Top View Lodge(deluxe)/Gisakura Guest House (budget).
Day 15: Transfer to Kigali.
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Kigali with en route visit to the King’s Palace at Nyanza, Butare Museums and Murambi Genocide Memorial Site reaching Kigali in the evening and transfer to the airport for your departure flight if on schedule.
End of safari
Included in this tour package;
• Gorilla & Chimps Permits
• Ugandan visa fees
• Park Ranger Fees
• Relevant Government Taxes
• Full Board Accommodation
• Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
• Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
• Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
• Visa Fees for Rwanda
• Personal Insurance
• Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities..
A 5 days Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park,the home of mountain gorillas in Rwanda. This is the best trip for primates enthusiasts!
Enjoy gorilla trekking in both countries – Rwanda & Uganda. Do not miss golden monkeys tracking in either Mgahinga or Volcanoes national parks.
Gorilla safari to Uganda’s Bwindi national park and wildlife viewing along the Kazinga channel and on a game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park.
The 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari takes you to Bwindi national park, Kibale national park for chimps trekking & Murchison falls national park for an amaizing view of the water falls.
Adventurous taking you to see Ugandas prime National parks like Queen Elizabeth for wildlife, Bwindi for gorilla tours, Kibale for Chimps
A Grand Safari in Uganda that includes Uganda Culture, Gorilla Trekking,chimps trekking, Murchison falls & Lake Mburo tour. This is one of the most rewarding trip offering much to see in less time!
Explore DR Congo for gorilla trekking in Virunga National park; go hiking Nyiragongo Volcano and track gorillas again in Volcanoes, Rwanda.
- Where to Stay;
Where to Stay;
Gorilla Trek Africa makes sure all our clients stay at the most relaxed during a safari with us,in clean and highly rated safari establishment in the different destinations Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and DR Congo.
Hotels we use in Kigali
Our preferred high end hotels in Kigali are Serena Kigali Hotel, Gorillas Golf Hotel and Mille Collines Hotel, In the mid-range category we have The Garr hotel and Lemigo Hotel.
Serena Kigali Hotel
Five star hotel in Kigali built around a polished granite atrium, showcasing the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Elegant hotel featuring an executive lounge and bar
Gorillas Golf Hotel
Hotel gorillas is a Five star hotel situated within Kigali city. The charming establishment comprises of 31 fully furnished rooms, a cozy bar & restaurant and a swimming pool.
Mille Collines Hotel
Located in Kigali, the historical hotel offers exceptional comfort to all its clients. Elegantly furnished rooms and suites with a mix of traditional and contemporary handicrafts and art.
The Garr hotel
Located in Kigali, Garr hotel with beautiful and comfortable rooms featuring room service, phone facilities, hot water, airport pickup on request, Internet, laundry and drying cleaning services.
Five to Five Hotel Kigali
Beautiful hotel for all types of travellers offering visitors high quality comfort and very clean Rwanda hospitality. Centrally situated in Kigali city, just 3 minuted drive from the Kigali international airport and hence a very convinient accommodation in Kigali.
Hotels we use in Volcanoes National Park
In this park, we have Gorilla Nest Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge in the High end category. In the mid-range are the Le Bamboo Lodge and La Palme Hotel. In Budget Hotel Muhabura
Gorilla Nest lodge
Situated along the foothills of the Virunga Volcano. The Lodge comprises of 2 cottages accommodating 4 guests in two large bedrooms each with a king size bed.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
The lodge comprises of 30 cottages built on 4 acres of land on the slopes of Mt Sabinyo. The cottages are made of stone and thatch with en-suite facilities.
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Le Bambou Gorilla lodge is located in Rwanda’s Northern province, in Volcanoes National park – comprising of 9 comfortable self contained Bandas and a one family cottage.
La Palme Hotel
Three stars Hotel, located in Musanze City; offering Luxurious accommodation to business and Leisure tourists to Musanze. An exceptional dining experience awaits you.
3 Star hotel situated 10 km from Volcanoe NP with 48 fully furnished rooms & 4 elegant suites with an intimate atmosphere to make clients comfortable. Located in Musanze district.
Nyungwe Forest national park
Nyungwe Forest has limited range of accommodations. Our preferred luxury lodge is the magnificent and award winning Nyungwe Forest Lodge. In the mid-range we have Nyungwe Top View Lodge.
Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Nyungwe Forest Lodge is a 5 star hotel offering you supreme comfort and style amongst the rolling hills of Rwanda.Boasting twenty-two spacious villa rooms and two luxurious suites
Nyungwe Top View Lodge
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is located on the edge of Nyungwe Forest National Park. The property offers a total of 12 comfortable cottages featuring a welcome fireplace for cooler winter evenings.
Accommodations we use in Lake Kivu
At Lake Kivu, our high end choice of lodge is Lake Kivu Serena Lodge. In the mid-range section is Paladise Malahide, Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu and Palm Beach Hotel, among others.
Lake Kivu Serena Lodge
Located on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the hotel is overlooking its own private beach and offers; 66 luxury rooms, executive suites and family accommodation, a panoramic restaurant.
Paradise Malahide is a charming and friendly guesthouse with 10 rooms – and 4 apartments. It’s well run, and with great food and a lovely location we think it’s excellent value for money.
Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu
Gorillas Lake Kivu Hotel is located in the town of Gisenyi at the northern end of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. Very comfortable room, good swimming pool area garden area is very relaxing Staff are friendly.
Safari lodges we use in Akagera
In Akagera national park, we use Ruzizi tented camp for high end and Akagera game lodge for budget.
Ruzizi tented camp
The Ruzizi Tented Lodge, a 14-bed tented eco-camp. Ruzizi is built on the shores of Lake Ihema, Rwanda’s second largest lake, tucked away in a tract of unique riverine forest.
Akagera game lodge
Akagera Game Lodge is located in Eastern Province; about 2 hours drive from Kigali. The Akagera Game Lodge has an attractive setting on a ridge overlooking Lake Ihema.