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  • 8 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari

On this 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari, which is customized to fit your personal travel preferences, visit two of East Africa’s safari locations that are experiencing the fastest growth and take in two of their top attractions. This journey explores both the captivating tropical vegetation and the dramatic African savanna animals. The two attractions can be combined more easily in Rwanda and Uganda than in any other country in Africa.

This custom-made safari to Africa departs from Entebbe, Uganda’s international airport, and travels through Queen Elizabeth National Park, the country’s most well-known savanna park. Here, you’ll go on a game drive and a boat safari on Kazinga Channel in search of big game like elephant, lion, buffalo, and hippo, as well as large herds of antelope and some endangered bird species.

After that, you’ll have the adventure of finding the mountain gorilla in either Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable.

The main attraction of this trip is viewing mountain gorillas, and the timetable permits you to undertake that activity twice for the best experience. The gorilla tracking experience is so alluring that your excitement may overshadow your actual experience the first time, and you won’t be able to capture priceless memories until you take on the task again. On our Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari, you may accomplish that.

We are concerned for yours and our health in these unfamiliar times and to keep you healthy, we’ll apply WHO, Rwanda government and our Covid Safari Standards of Operation. Please make sure you understand what will be required of you to take this spectacular Rwanda Safari.

Safari Highlights

  • The car trip across Uganda into Rwanda and all the way to Kigali will reveal the most spectacular natural environment of the two most impressive East African nations. The journey begins in Entebbe and ends in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Undoubtedly thrilling is the possibility of double gorilla trekking. You can go gorilla tracking in either Rwanda or Uganda, or both.
  • You’ll travel to the national parks of Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable, Volcanoes, Musanze, and the capital city of Kigali.
    After the gorilla walk, the lodge’s local cultural events, music, and dance will pique your travel curiosity.

Know before you go

  • The tour is physically demanding, which means you’ll hiking moderately steep slope searching for the mountain giants and high altitudes between 2400 and 4507 meters. There are strict rules to going in these places and meeting the gorillas and you’ll be escorted by a tracker, rangers and a guide with a group of other seven trekking travelers.
  • The Vehicle that transfers you between attractions is only allowed to carry up-to 6 people and Covid-19 guidelines of Rwanda and Uganda will strictly be applied to keep you and our team protected from the scourge.

Safari Includes

  • Local guide
  • Gorilla Permit (UG-$700, RW-$1500)
  • Food and drinks
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers in 4×4
  • Covid-19 Tests
  • English guide
  • Gratuities & tips
  • All activities
  • Visa & travel insurance

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival and transfer Hotel

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, passengers must pass through the Covid-19 airport security checks as mandated by CAA and the Ugandan government. On the other side, your personal assigned driver or guide will be waiting to transport you to your reserved hotel.

Although it is not included, lodging prior to the start of your Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari trip can be arranged at your discretion.

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Your African safari experience gets underway on this day with a rural drive to the most renowned savanna park in the nation, Queen Elizabeth National Park, in western Uganda.

Expect to encounter large African safari game species like herds of elephants, buffalo, enormous antelope herds, lions, and leopards. You can see all the animals that come to the shores to drink from the fresh water as well as an amazing variety of birds on the Kazinga Channel boat safari.

After breakfast, you’ll go on an early-morning game drive. Then, after a delicious bush lunch, you’ll go on a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel.

Accommodation and meals
Ishasha Wilderness Camp (luxury); Breakfast, Lunch, Dinners and Drinking water


with your packed lunch and after breakfast, your Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari’s second day begins with another morning game drive to find some of the animals you missed the previous day.

Have your picnic lunch in the bush and after drive towards the tree climbing lions of Ishasha to find these impressive cats at their games. Expect to see the elephants, leopards, buffalo and other wild animals.

Accommodation and meals
Ishasha Wilderness Camp (luxury); Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinking water

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP

After breakfast, you’ll set out on another drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the south. This park of the Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari will highlight Uganda’s untamed natural landscape, which the world has not yet fully explored. It includes the country’s rolling hills, emerald-green carpet, breathtaking mountainside backgrounds, and many native faces strewn throughout. Enjoy every moment of the country trip by lying back and letting the gentle wind caress your face.

Arrival time for lunch and a nature walk through the villages will allow you to observe the African people and their untouched cultures firsthand. The following day, your gorilla tracking experience will start.

Accommodation and meals
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (luxury); Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinking water

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Get up early, eat breakfast, and then travel to the trailhead with your Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari driver. Naturally, you’ll bring your packed lunches since we don’t anticipate this to be a quick trip.

The park rangers will give you a briefing before leading you into the foggy jungles to confront your adversary. These gentle giants ignite all of your innate passion for the outdoors and transform all of your ideas about the wild animals that live in jungles all over the world. Make sure you’re prepared to be rewarded for having the fortitude to travel to Africa since this is a moment you want to remember forever. The smart guys believe you might agitate their inner selves if you stay with them for longer than an hour.

You can choose to take the Batwa trail if you still got the guts for it. The Batwa are the native tribe that occupied the jungle before it was turned into a National Park and closed off to them. Today they occupy the boundaries of the forest and showcase their cultures to visitors. In our part to support the Batwa communities, we take our visitors through some of their prepared showcases.

Retire to the lodge for the evening. We’ll be crossing the border into Rwanda the next day.

Accommodation and meals
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (luxury); Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinking water

Day 5: Cross The Border into Rwanda, Volcanoes NP

Via Cyanika border, the Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari takes a twist traversing the Rwanda territory for the good things. Covid and border restrictions may apply, be prepared to follow through with the guidelines so that you don’t get delayed.

From the border, you’ll drive into Volcanoes National Park (not too far from the border) and check out the legendary Dian Fossey’s resting home. That little lady, with a massive heart, took all the guts to protect the mountain gorillas from savages and let the world know about the treasure we had buried deep in our African jungle, so a visit to her grave is warranted, take a knee!

After that heartfelt moment, check into the lodge, have your dinner and relax the evening away. This Africa safari adventure continues tomorrow.

Accommodation and meals
Virunga Lodge (luxury); Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinking water

Day 6: Optional Activities

Option 1: Chose to stay in and enjoy the lodge’s activities like Rwanda cultural group performance, a nature walk and tales about Rwanda’s history, cultures and people.

Option 2: Take another shot at the gorilla tracking challenge. Taking another shot at the gorilla trekking experience is sure to give you an impressive bag of memories.

If you chose to track Rwanda’s gorillas, you’ll have to have secured another gorilla permit. Rwanda’s gorilla permit costs US$1,500 per person. Nkuringo Safaris will process that for you.

Option 3: Track the endangered golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park. These little cute monkeys light up the jungle with golden cuteness. Also, you will be taking a nature hike into the jungle, so watch out for the outstanding jungle features and let your wild spirit float free in the African rainforest jungle.

Accommodation and meals
Virunga Lodge (luxury); Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinking water


Day 7: Gisenyi – Lake Kivu Resort Holiday

After breakfast, transfer to Gisenyi town which is located on the shores of Lake Kivu. On arrival, check into the hotel and later relaxing activities; swimming, sport fishing and boat cruise. The cruise will provide you with a spectacular view of Kibuye and Gisenyi towns.

Accommodation and meals
Lake Kivu Serena hotel (luxury); Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinking water

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali

Consider your flight time carefully while you take a stroll through the city and take in the diverse cultures, peoples, foods, and noises of Kigali. In time for your flight home, your personal driver from Uganda Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari will pick you up and drive you to the airport.

Safari to Uganda, Rwanda, and the Wildlife comes to an end.

Breakfast, lunch, and water are the only meals provided.