10 Days Rwanda Safari: Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Uganda
This 10 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla safari is an exceptional package offering you with double gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park ad Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, double chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest and Kibale forest national park and wildlife safaris in Savannah national parks in Rwanda and Uganda respectively. The tour starts in Rwanda ending in Uganda.
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali & transfer to Nyungwe forest
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and afternoon Canopy walk
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes national park
Day 4: First Gorilla trekking
Day 5: Golden monkeys tracking / Dian Fossey hiking & Transfer to Bwindi
Day 6: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi national park
Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park via Ishasha for tree climbing lions
Day 8: Game drive & transfer to Kibale Forest national park
Day 9: Chimpanzee tracking
Day 10: Departure
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali & transfer to Nyungwe forest
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park with en route visit to Nyanza king’s palace, Butare national museum. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/Nyungwe Top View Lodge(deluxe)/Gisakura Guest House (budget).
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and afternoon Canopy walk
Take your breakfast before 6.00 am and embark on chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest. Expect to encounter other primates such as colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons among others as well as forest birds, and butterflies. In the afternoon, go for a canopy walk which will provide you with spectacular aerial views of the entire national park and wildlife. Return in the evening for Dinner and overnight (as in Day 1).
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National park
You will wake up early, have breakfast, check out of the lodge and have a scenic drive northwards to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, home to over 360 Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Da Vinci gorilla Lodge/ Gorilla Solution Lodge.
Day 4: First Gorilla Tracking
In the morning at 7:00 am, assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing along with your trekking gear, drinking water and packed lunch. Transfer to the forest to track the gorillas, an activity that will take you between 1-8 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 an hour, return to your lodge for relaxation. In the evening, you may go for a cultural walk to Ib’iwachu Cultural Village. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Da Vinci gorilla Lodge/ Gorilla Solution Lodge.
Day 5: Golden Monkey tracking / Dian Fossey hike
In the morning, 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 buried next to Digit, a silverback gorilla she loved most. You will learn more about the lives of the mountain gorillas at the research center. On return, cross over to Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park (Ruhija sector), home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Safari Lodge (luxury)/ Gorilla Mist Camp /Deluxe)/ Bakiga Lodge (Budget).
Day 6: Second gorilla tracking.
In the morning, assemble at the park headquarters for a 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 1-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the wilderness. Meet and stay with the mountain gorillas for a maximum of an hour. Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, you may go for a 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 previous night’s lodge.Dinner and overnight at Bakiga Lodge (mid-range), Gorilla Mist Camp/Gorilla Safari Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge(luxury).
Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
In the morning, transfer to QENP via Ishasha sector in search for tree climbing lions. Proceed to the park headquarters at Mweya Peninsula for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. Expect to see Hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants and a variety of birds. Dinner and overnight stay atMweya Safari Lodge(luxury) / Enganzi Lodge(budget) / Park View Lodge(Mid-range)</strong).
Day 8: Game drive and Transfer to Kibale NP.
Rise up to an early morning game drive anticipating to see early risers before they return to their hide-outs including lions, hyenas, leopards, and jackals. In the afternoon, transfer to Kibale NP, home to 13 primate species. Dinner and overnight at Crater Safari Lodge(luxury), Primates lodge(mid-range), Chimpanzee Forest Camp(budget).
Day 9: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon nature walk
After an early morning breakfast transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing by the park ranger. The driver will drop you at the starting point of the chimpanzee trail and will be back to the same point to pick you when you are done with tracking. After lunch, enjoy a nature walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Alternatively visit the “Amabeere ganyina mwiru,” a cultural rock shaped like a woman’s breasts. Dinner and overnight Crater Safari Lodge(luxury),Primates lodge(mid-range), Chimpanzee Forest Camp(budget).
Day 10: Transfer to Kampala and departure.
After a morning breakfast, transfer to Kampala for your evening flight at Entebbe airport.
End of Tours
Included in this tour package;
• Gorilla permits – Volcanoes & Bwindi
• park entrance 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
• Personal Insurance
• Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
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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
A 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 travelers 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 convenient 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 Volcano 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 a 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 the 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 a 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.