Embark on an unforgettable 8-day adventure through Rwanda and Uganda, where you’ll have the opportunity to witness incredible wildlife in Rwanda’s national parks and track majestic gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This midrange safari promises a perfect blend of wildlife encounters and comfortable accommodations, ensuring a remarkable journey through these East African gems.
Accommodation Options (Midrange):
During your 8-day safari, you’ll enjoy comfortable and well-appointed midrange accommodations that provide both relaxation and immersion in the natural beauty of the region. Options may include lodges like the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel in Rwanda and the Gorilla Mist Camp in Uganda, known for their excellent service and proximity to the national parks.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali, Rwanda
Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you’ll be greeted by our friendly guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Kigali. Take some time to rest and acclimate to the local surroundings.
Day 2: Kigali City Tour and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Start your day with a tour of Kigali, exploring historical and cultural landmarks, including the Genocide Memorial Center. Afterward, journey to Volcanoes National Park, known for its mountain gorilla population, and check into your accommodation.
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Today, you’ll embark on a thrilling gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park. Follow experienced guides through dense forests to encounter these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. After the trek, relax at your lodge.
Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking and Transfer to Lake Kivu
Experience golden monkey tracking in the park, observing these playful primates. Later, drive to the picturesque Lake Kivu, where you can enjoy the serene lakeside scenery and unwind at your chosen accommodation.
Day 5: Lake Kivu Boat Ride and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Lake Kivu, taking in the stunning views and local culture. Afterward, cross the border into Uganda and head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where you’ll settle into your lodge near the national park.
Day 6: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Today’s adventure involves another remarkable gorilla trek, this time in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Witness the unique behaviors of these gentle giants in their lush habitat. Return to your lodge for relaxation and reflection.
Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its diverse wildlife. Enjoy a game drive en route to your accommodation, where you can settle in and unwind.
Day 8: Game Drive and Departure
Rise early for a thrilling game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you may spot lions, elephants, hippos, and more. After the safari, return to Kigali for your departure, marking the end of your unforgettable wildlife and gorilla safari.
8-day adventure through Rwanda and Uganda
– Airport transfers
– Accommodation as specified
– Gorilla trekking permits
– Golden monkey tracking permits
– Lake Kivu boat ride
– Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
– Meals as per itinerary
– Transportation in comfortable vehicles
– English-speaking guides
– International airfare
– Visa fees
– Travel insurance
– Personal expenses
– Tips and gratuities
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
How to Get There:
You can reach Kigali, Rwanda, by booking an international flight to Kigali International Airport (KGL). Many major airlines operate flights to Kigali from various international destinations. Our team will greet you at the airport upon your arrival to begin your exciting wildlife and gorilla safari in Rwanda and Uganda.