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11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/ 11 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Rwanda wildlife tour

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11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

Overview of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

The 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda or 11 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Rwanda wildlife tour is a wildlife and gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda. The whole tour features boat cruise and game drives at both Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda and Akagera National Park in Rwanda. You undertake gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and golden monkey trekking at Mgahinga Gorilla national park.

Arriving in Uganda, your safari starts with a pick up from Entebbe international airport by a safari driver guide who welcomes you, gives a briefing on the whole safari and makes a transfer to your booked hotel or lodge in Kampala. The next morning, you are driven to Lake Mburo National Park with a stop at the equator where you undertake an evening boat cruise. Next morning, you go for a morning game drive then after transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. From Queen Elizabeth park, you continue to Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla tracking. You are then driven to Rwanda’s Akagera national park where you undertake a game drive and boat cruise before departure from Kigali international airport.

Highlights of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

Day 1: Arriving at Entebbe international airport, a Uganda-Rwanda safari driver guide, picks you up, does briefing and then transfers you to a booked hotel in Kampala-Uganda’s capital where you spend the night.

Day 2: From Kampala, you are driven to Lake Mburo National Park with a stop at the equator then undertake an evening boat cruise.

Day 3: Early morning, you go for a morning game drive then after transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening.

Day 4: Following a cup of coffee in the morning, you go for a morning game drive through the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park for about 2-4 hours then after go for an evening boat cruise.

Day 5: Early morning after breakfast at a lodging facility at the gorilla land foot hills, you are driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park with an en route game drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park’s ishasha sector.

Day 6: After early morning breakfast, you are driven to a specific gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi forest national park for gorilla trekking where you spend about 2-8 hours in the jungle.

Day 7:  You relax at your accommodation facility as you rest from the trek in the morning then after embark on a drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park of the Virunga massif.

Day 8: This morning you wake up early for a warm cup of coffee then get into the jungle of Mgahinga gorilla national park for golden monkey trekking.

Day 9: You have breakfast then be transferred to Rwanda’s Akagera National park where you spend the night at a close accommodation.

Day 10: In the morning, you have a game drive for the big five wildlife encounter then after undertake an evening boat cruise at lake Ihema in Akagera national park.

Day 11: Being the last day of your safari, you have breakfast then after be transferred to Kigali international airport in Rwanda for your departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary details of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/ Uganda gorilla trekking safari

Day 1 of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

On arrival at Entebbe international airport at the shores of Lake Victoria, you meet a professional safari driver guide ready to take you through your Uganda-Rwanda tour. After meeting and greeting, your guide helps you with the transfer to a booked accommodation in Kampala. Driven in a 4×4 safari vehicle, you are briefed about the whole trip and the countries. On arrival at the hotel/lodge, you check in, have dinner and spend the night in Uganda’s capital.

Day 2 of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

Early morning, your driver guide will be at your hotel to pick you up for the great road trip to Lake Mburo National Park after you have had your breakfast. At the equator line in Kayabwe, you stop for a 30 minutes photography experience. Arriving in the afternoon, you check in and have lunch at a booked accommodation in lake Mburo National Park. You later on take an evening boat cruise in the only park that has a historical lake within it. In the evening, you undertake a mini evening game drive en route to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Accommodation options: Mihingo lodge (luxury), Rwakobo rock lodge/Arcadia lodge Mburo (Mid-range)

Day 3 of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

In the morning you go for a morning game drive in Lake Mburo National Park then where you spot several wild species including the Zebras, Uganda Kobs, Giraffes and many more species. After a game drive, you return to your lodging facility, refresh and check out for a drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at a booked accommodation in Queen Elizabeth national park.

Accommodation options: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 4 of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda

In the morning, you have early breakfast then after be driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a morning game drive that lasts about 2-4 hours. During this time, you slowly drive through the park in an open roof 4×4 safari vehicle alongside your safari guide as you sight several species like elephants, waterbucks, lions, antelopes, kobs and many more.

After the game drive, you are returned to a hotel/lodge for lunch or have picnic lunch then after go for an evening boat cruise on the 45km long wildlife packed Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National park. Here you have the chance to sight numerous bird species, crocodiles and most of all Africa’s largest school of hippopotamuses. You are returned to your hotel/lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options: Mweya safari lodge/Katara Lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodge/Park view safari lodge (Mid-range)

Day 5 of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

This morning, you wake up for a warm cup of coffee then embark on the drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park. You take a morning game drive in the ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park which is popular for tree climbing lions. After the game drive, you continue with the drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park arriving in the afternoon and spending the night at an accommodation facility close to the specific gorilla trekking sector booked for your trek.

Day 6 of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour RwandaFollowing early morning breakfast, you are driven to a specific gorilla tracking sector of Bwindi according to the region booked by your tour operator for gorilla trekking. Anticipate to be at the park headquarters by 8:00am for gorilla trekking safari in Uganda experience starting with briefing from the park rangers which lasts about 30 minutes before you, park ranger and 7 other Uganda gorilla trekkers get into the jungle for a 2-8hours trek. On return to the Bwindi park sector headquarters, you receive a Uganda gorilla trekking certificate then after be driven by your driver guide to your hotel or lodge for rest, dinner and a night’s stay.

 

Day 7 of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

After a night of contemplating on this memorable lifetime activity of gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest, you have relaxed breakfast as you relax from the trek then after embark on the drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park which is also home for mountain gorillas though you are not going there for gorilla trekking. This is the only safari park in Uganda where mountain gorillas and golden monkeys co-exist so here you go for golden monkey trekking the next day after spending the night at a booked accommodation in Mgahinga gorilla national park.

Day 8 of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

Just like mountain gorilla trekking, expect to wake up early and head for golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park. You start the golden monkey trek at 8:00am in search of these beautiful species alongside a ranger guide who takes you through the trails on the trek. In 2019, Mgahinga gorilla national park is listed as the 3rd “must photograph” travel destination by many youth travelers. After the golden monkey trek, you are driven back to your lodging facility where you relax and spend the night.

Day 9 of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

This morning, you have relaxed breakfast (the last on the Uganda tour) then be driven past the Kigezi highlands and Virunga backdrop to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park. After crossing the border and getting into Rwanda, you continue with the drive to Akagera National Park arriving in the evening and spending the night at a close accommodation in Akagera National Park.

Accommodation options: Ruzizi Tented Camp(luxury), Akagera Game lodge (Mid-range)

Day 10 of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

11 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Rwanda wildlife tour

Early morning, you go for a morning game drive for a sight of the big five in Akagera national park. Sighting the early risers try to find a morning catch and targeted prey trying to find refuge is an amazing wildlife safari in Rwanda experience. After about 2-4hours, you relax and have lunch before going for an evening boat cruise. You take a boat cruise on Lake Ihema which is Rwanda’s second largest lake. In the evening, you return to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

 

 

Day 11 of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

After a relaxed breakfast, you are driven by your driver guide to Kigali international airport in Rwanda for a departure flight after your safari in Rwanda. Depending on your flight time, you can go for craft shopping within Kigali city before being dropped off at the airport for departure.

End of the 11 days gorilla safari Uganda wildlife tour Rwanda/Uganda gorilla trekking safari

A tailored safari is one that is amazing and always rewarding and according to your preference anything can be possible even a Rwanda gorilla safari at Volcanoes National park. You can tailor your trip for a Tanzania wildlife tour or Kenya wildlife safari alongside your Uganda safari. Just adjacent to Mgahinga gorilla national park is Virunga national park in Congo also home to mountain gorillas and therefore one can undertake a Congo gorilla trekking safari.

 

 

 

 

 

January 23rd, 2019|Blog, Safari News|