Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour 7 days-Gorilla tour Rwanda

Rwanda Gorilla Tours

Wildlife, Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris in Rwanda

Game Parks in Rwanda

 

Overview

The Rwanda Uganda gorilla tracking tour 7 days begins and ends at Entebbe International Airport Uganda. The safari features gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. It also incorporates the wild game viewing in Lake Mburo National Park such as Rothschild giraffes, the Elands, Burchell’s zebra, the Topis, the Impala among others and recreational encounter on Lake Bunyonyi whose 29 Islands have earned it a dub as the lake of a thousand Islands.   The are 880 mountain gorillas that are apparently remaining in the world and Bwindi Impenetrable features a minimum of 400 gorillas while the rest thrive in Virunga massif. Trekking gorillas in these two habits offers you a diversified encounter with them in varied habitats.

Safari Highlight

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & transfer to Kampala. If early, do Kampala City tour

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe and Igongo Cultural Center

Day 3: Do gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and attend to the Batwa / Bakiga Performances at the Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park). Drive along the magical Virunga Mountain chain

Day 5: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center en route and do an evening game walking safari upon arrival

Day 7: Transfer to Kampala and depart through Entebbe International Airport

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & transfer to Kampala. If early, do Kampala City tour

Arrive at Entebbe international airport. You will be met by our Staff from Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours who will transfer you to your hotel. After checking depending on you arrival time, embark on the Kampala city tour and visit prominent places like: Namugongo matyres shrine, Bahai temple, Uganda Museum, Makerere University, Kasubi tombs, Iteso cultural dance near Kasubi, Namirembe and Rubaga cathedral, Buganda Kingdom Palace plus the Kabaka’s lake, shopping arcades in town and craft shops including National theater. Dinner and overnight stay at your Hotel

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Kampala Sheraton Hotel

Midrange / Standard: Cassia Lodge

Budget / Basic: Buziga Country Resort

Camping at Back Packers Hostel

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe and Igongo Cultural Center

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Drive early morning towards the west from Kampala and have a stopover at the equator for photographs, Proceed to Bwindi making a traditional lunch stop at the Igongo Cultural Museum where organically produced food is served freshly in a local touch not compromising the standards. You continue on the drive to arrive in Bwindi in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp

Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp

Wild Camping

Day 3: Do gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and attend to the Batwa / Bakiga Performances at the Lodge

You will have an early morning entry into the Uganda mountain gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. Recorded mammals here include the endangered mountain gorilla, elephants, black-fronted duikers, bushbucks, leopards, giant forest hogs as well as other animals. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas trekking safari, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly Uganda gorilla safari unique experience. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other. From the encounter you connect back to the lodge for relaxation and in the evening you attend to the local traditional performances including the energetic dances for the Bakiga and the songs of the Batwa detailing their heritage. Retreat for dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp

Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp

Wild Camping

Day 4: Transfer to Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park). Drive along the magical Virunga Mountain chain

Embark on your Rwanda gorilla safari after breakfast; drive to Kisoro and cross the Rwandan Border to Ruhengeri. The views of the Kigezi Highlands combined with the Virunga Mountain chain make your drive to Volcanoes beyond the ordinary. You can undertake a boat cruise on the twin lakes of Burela and Ruhondo where you interact with the local fishermen and do sight-seeing on the lake.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme

Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Camping

Day 5: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)

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You will be early for briefing by the guide at Kinigi Park headquarters in the Volcanoes National Park. The early arrival offers you opportunity to explore the Kinyarwanda traditional performances and also the hot cup of coffee that will enable you cope up with the coldness of the Mountains. After gorilla family allocation, you connect to the trail head to embark on the trekking encounter. The trek takes you to the Volcanoes exploring the steep mountain slopes covered with lush flora which supports not only gorillas but other fauna like buffaloes and duikers. The birds are also in existence including the Albertine endemics. The eventual encounter with the gorillas as they forage and socialize is rewarding. The views of the gigantic silverback with its impressive silver patch and frightening eyes along with the young ones preferring to play most of the time makes the trekking encounter memorable. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda) driving along the scenic Virunga massif and the views of Kigezi Highlands. Retire for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme

Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Wild Camping

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center en route and do an evening game walking safari upon arrival

Your safari to Uganda resumes after an early breakfast. You will drive to Lake Mburo National Park passing through the lush green country side landscapes of south western Uganda before approaching Mbarara town – the largest in the sub region where you will proceed for 12km to make a stop at Igongo Cultural center for traditional lunch. After lunch, you proceed for 33km to Lake Mburo National Park entering through Sanga gate. Upon arrival, embark on an evening game walking safari exploring the park’s savannah landscapes dotted with acacia associated flora. The walk offers you opportunities to explore herds of zebra, Cape buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, Impala, eland, the oribi and topi before settling for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mihingo Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Arcadia Cottages Mburo

Budget / Basic: Eagles Nest

Wild Camping

Day 7: Transfer to Kampala and depart through Entebbe International Airport

After early breakfast, head to Kampala 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive passing through the traditional rangelands of Banyankole pastoralists with their long horned cattle and a mixture of the exotic ones. You continue in the drive to Kampala before making another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots and water experiments that justify the geographical divide between the northern and southern hemisphere. Proceed for 77km to Kampala and more 40km to Entebbe International Airport for your flight departure back home.

End of Safari

 

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