7 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari


This 7-day safari in Rwanda and Uganda entails participating in a number of exciting activities. The package is intended for travelers who want to undertake gorilla tracking in either the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda or the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. It also includes a real wildlife safari experience in one of the top tourist attractions in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Because Kibale Forest in Uganda is the most trustworthy location in East Africa to track chimpanzees, we made that decision. Also, it is the ideal location to visit and see the chimpanzee habituation process, which is not included in this package. This journey will also take you to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park where you can do golden monkey trekking in addition to Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will get the chance to visit the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village while in the park for an absolutely incredible cultural experience. Let’s talk a little bit about each National Park individually.

Kibale will be the first. One of the best places in Africa to see primates is Kibale National Park. One can see about 13 different species. Four habituated communities and roughly 1500 chimpanzees live in Kibale. Visitors to Kibale can see various other creatures and birds. During specific times of the year, some of the wildlife in Queen Elizabeth, including lions, travels to Kibale forest. At the park’s boundary, the Bigodi Wetlands Swamp is a great place to see primates and observe birds. Together with numerous crater lakes, the park offers stunning vistas of the Rwenzori Mountains. In the incredible Kyambura Gorge, Queen Elizabeth National Park also has chimpanzees, but what sets it apart from other parks is the breathtaking environment and topography, which is home to animals like tree-climbing lions, elephants, buffaloes, and leopards, to name a few. Compared to the Masai Mara and the Serengeti, Queen Elizabeth is comparatively green year-round and offers breathtaking views for nature lovers. On a typical game drive or while on a boat tour along the Kazinga Channel, you can see every animal in the park.

The Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is also included in the 7-day Uganda-Rwanda itinerary. Because to the 370 mountain gorillas that may be found there, it is the most popular national park in the nation. Five volcanoes, golden monkeys, hyenas, forest buffalo, elephants, smaller primates, and birds are also found in the park. You will have the chance to explore the Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo as well as the Iby’iwacu Culture Centre while in the park. There are numerous options to alter this tour package. Instead, it may begin in Uganda. To save money, you might alternatively decide to go gorilla trekking in Uganda. It is also possible to complete the entire itinerary in Rwanda and go chimpanzee trekking in the Nyungwe forest. Check out our 10-day Rwanda-Uganda tour or the 14-day Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari package if you think this trip is too brief. If you think that’s too many days, you could find our 5-day Rwanda-Uganda safari tour to be more appealing.

Tour highlights

  • Tour of Kigali city (The genocide memorial site, city markets, artisan shops and presidential palace museum)
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale national park Uganda
  • Game Dives in Queen Elizabeth National park
  • Launch Cruise at the Kazinga Channel
  • Visiting the beautiful twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera
  • Golden Monkey Trekking in Volcanoes
  • Gorilla Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park
  • Visiting the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village

    Price Includes:

  • A 4×4 tour van
  • Frequent English speaking driver
  • Gorilla Permits
  • Chimpanzee Permits
  • Golden Monkey Permits
  • Park fees
  • Bottled Water while traveling
  • Full board accommodation for 6 nights
  • Pickup and drop-off in Kigali
  • Visiting the Gorilla Guardians Village
  • Visiting the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera

    Price Excludes:

  • International flight lights
  • Visa and Air tickets
  • Tips to the guide or Hotel staff
  • Personal expenses like Beer, Cigar, Laundry.

Itinary in details

Get up early and eat breakfast while you wait for our corporate guide to pick you up from the hotel or airport. You must leave early because the trip will take 5 to 6 hours. See the stunning scenery of Rwanda and Uganda’s countryside as you travel. Don’t forget to have all of your documents on hand because you will be asked for them at the border crossing between Uganda and Rwanda. Having a yellow fever card is crucial. We’ll stop for lunch at a suitable location along the way. The driver will make sure you arrive early enough so you have plenty of time to recuperate before the next day’s chimpanzee tracking.

Dinner and overnight stays at Chimpanzee Guest House, Primates Lodge, and Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury) (budget).

After a full night of sleep, get up early and have breakfast. You will be picked up by the corporate guide and driven to the park offices for a briefing. A park guide leads the briefing, which covers subjects including what to expect, how to behave among chimpanzee populations in the park, and chimpanzee trekking in the forest. The average duration of a chimpanzee walk is three to five hours. The chimps are more mobile than gorillas, so the experience is different. This suggests that even if you locate them, you might need to keep pursuing them quickly. Conflicts among the chimpanzee group’s members tend to be more dramatic. The silverback gorilla holds the ultimate authority in the groups without always needing to demonstrate it. Chimpanzees are fantastic since their loud vocalizations make it easier to locate them. Even before you see them, you can hear them from a great distance. Like I said, chimp groups are more theatrical, and this might make your experience even more thrilling than your encounters with gorillas.

You will spend an hour observing the group before going back to your resort for lunch and some downtime. In the late afternoon, our guide will begin the two-hour trip from Kibale National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You can take a stroll around your lodge after check-in before getting as much rest as you can.

Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at the mid-range Park View Lodge, the luxurious Mweya Safari Resort, and the Simba Safari Camp (budget).

To prepare for the early morning wildlife drive, you will pack a breakfast and be transported to the Mweya or Kasenyi plains. This early morning wildlife drive is intended to enable you to see the nocturnal creatures returning to their burrows after a night of hunting. Expect to encounter early morning risers including birds, hippos, leopards, hartebeests, and lions. You will be driven back to the lodge once the game drive is over so you can have an early lunch and then relax while you wait for the next activity in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The tour guide from the company will take you to the Kazinga Channel for a boat excursion at 2:00 pm. Lake George and Lake Edward are separated by the Kazinga Channel. The majority of Queen Elizabeth’s animals gathers here. It is also among the top locations in Africa for bird watching. You will be quite impressed with what the channel has to offer while on the boat excursion.

Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at the mid-range Park View Lodge, the premium Mweya Safari Resort, and the affordable Simba Safari Camp.

Begin the new day by waking up, eating breakfast, and then checking out while you wait for the driver. On your trip to Rwanda, the guide will come pick you up and take you on another game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This wildlife drive’s main objective is to see the well-known tree-climbing lions in the Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Ishasa region. After nighttime hunting, lions are often seen taking naps on fig and acacia trees. In addition to providing them with excellent views of their next meal, the lions stay on top of the trees to avoid getting bitten by insects on the ground. . The Ishasha area is also home to a variety of animals, including elephants, buffalo, and the Uganda Kob. When you’ve had enough of the wildlife drive in Ishasha, it’s time to start the trip back to Rwanda and the Volcanoes National Park. On your return trip to Rwanda, we hope you’ll take in the breathtaking nature and countryside. On the way back to Rwanda, a meal will be consumed.

Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at the mid-range Park View Lodge, the premium Mweya Safari Resort, and the affordable Simba Safari Camp.

Get up early, eat breakfast, and then wait for the driver to pick you up and take you to the park office for a briefing. The Rangers and park Guides lead the briefing, which starts at 7:00 am. Depending on your age and level of athleticism, you will be given a gorilla family after the briefing. If you have heavy luggage, use the briefing period to hire a porter. Depending on where the family is, following gorillas can be difficult, but it’s ultimately worthwhile. The ability to observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is the pinnacle of animal encounters. When you come across the primates, especially, heed the directions of the park wardens and guides. The gorilla family will be available for you for an hour. Spend some time observing them and record them with a camera. For a return trip to the lodge for lunch and a break, the driver will be waiting for you there.

You will be picked up by the guide to go on a tour of the Gorilla Guardians Village in Musanze, which is close to the park, after relaxing in your hotel. The Centre, formerly known as the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village, brings together all the various Rwandan tribes to display their cultural history. Expect to see theatre, dance, and musical acts. You will also have the option to purchase mementos if you so choose. Tourists are not merely bystanders at the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village because it was constructed to excellent standards. You can even join the performances by donning the traditional attire.

Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, depending on price range (budget).

Get up early once more, eat breakfast, and then wait for the driver to take you to the park headquarters for the briefing on tracking golden monkeys. As you go into the forest to look for the adorable monkeys, a Guide and armed Rangers will accompany you. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda are the only places where golden monkeys may be found. They eat other types of plants including bamboo shoots to survive. Even though eagles are their natural enemies, man poses their biggest threat. In contrast to gorillas, golden monkeys are quite sociable and like taking flash pictures. After some jungle hiking, you will come across the golden monkeys perched atop trees or foraging on the ground. Once finished, return to your resort for lunch and some downtime. The driver will take you to see the stunning twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera later in the day.

Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, depending on price range (budget).

You’ll rise early, eat breakfast, and then leave for Kigali. Although the trip takes three hours, you will once more be treated to the immense tea plantations and the lovely rolling hills of Rwanda’s countryside. You’ll have lunch in Kigali and then explore the city thereafter. The Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, the Presidential Palace Museum, municipal markets, and gift shops where you may purchase regional crafts and artwork are all included in the tour. The city tour of Kigali lasts one to two hours. You were left off at your hotel or transported to the airport following this last tour of Rwanda.

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