8 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari (Unforgettable Primates Tour 2024)

8 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari for exclusive wildlife adventure and lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park for mountain gorilla trekking safari experience. This 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari is a comprehensive Mid-Range Uganda Rwanda safari that offers iconic Lion Tracking Experience, gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, and Wildlife in East Africa. It takes you for Gorilla tracking tour experience in Bwindi Forest, Golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes, and Adventure at Lake Kivu. The 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari is an Exploration of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Volcanoes National Park, and Lake Kivu.

8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Highlights

  1. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Sunset Boat Cruise.
  2. Game Drive and Tree-Climbing Lions Ishasha Sector.
  3. Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  4. Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  5. Cross the border into Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park.
  6. Optional Activities.
  7. Gisenyi – Lake Kivu.
  8. Transfer to Kigali.

Detailed 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Rwanda Wildlife Tour

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Sunset Boat Cruise

Your Africa safari experience starts today with a countryside road trip to western Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park. After early morning breakfast, your guide-driver will be there to pick you. You will receive the required briefing about the whole trip and the activities of the day before you embark on a journey to this most revered Savannah Park in Uganda- Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Have a quick stopover at the equator for a photo experience and then embark on the safari. Get short lunch break en route in Mbarara. In the afternoon you will arrive at Queen Elizabeth National Park and have an afternoon game drive as you head to the lodge.

Arrive at the lodge and check-in, freshen up and go for a sunset boat cruise and the Kazinga channel. You will be able to spot different animals including crocodiles, hippos, elephants, and buffaloes. Later return to the lodge have dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 of 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari: Game Drive and Tree-Climbing Lions Ishasha Sector

After early morning breakfast, by 7 am leave for a morning drive. Check out but carry your packed lunch. Expect to spot the big Africa safari game animals like elephants’ herds, buffalo, and massive herds of antelopes, lions, and leopards.

You will also be able to spot many bird species in the park. Then transfer to the Ishasha sector to do another game drive of the tree-climbing lion. Before the game drive, you will have your packed lunch meal. On arrival at Ishasha sector, you will check in freshen and return to another game drive to spot the tree-climbing lions on the tree. You may also spot elephants, leopards, buffalo, and other wild animals. You will return to the lodge and rest. Have dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable

The day will start with morning breakfast before you embark on another road trip southward to Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla and wildlife will showcase Uganda’s raw natural countryside that the world has not yet fully explored; backdrops of stunning mountainsides and myriads faces of natives dotted along with the highly. Relax back and let the soft wind blow over your face, enjoy every minute of the countryside trip!

Arrive at the hotel and check in on time for lunch. After lunch freshens up and take a nature walk around the villages to see the first hand, the African people and their cultures uninfluenced by modern development. Your gorilla experience will be on the following day so you have to sleep early. You will go back to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4 of 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari: Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Start with morning breakfast before our professional guide drives you to the trail office. Never forget to carry your packed lunch and enough water as you will need to refill while out in the jungle. Get briefed by the park rangers and then be escorted into the misty jungles to find your meet and interact with these amazing creatures!

These gentle giants light up all your natural love for the wild and alter all your perceptions about these creatures that occupy the jungle across the world. It’s a moment you want to keep forever so make sure that you are rewarded. Take as many pictures as you can as they go about in their natural life.

You will not spend more than one hour, the intelligence behind it is that you might agitate their inner beings and maybe transfer diseases which may cause harm to personal health. After your encounter, you will be led back to the lodge but first, set up to a cool picnic spot in the jungle and have your packed lunch.

Day 5: Cross the border into Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park

Through Cyanika border; from the border, you will 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 heat, took all the guts to protect the mountain gorillas from savages and let the world know about the treasures 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. You may spend the evening at the hotel recreation center to admire the serenity that prevails in the natural environment.

Day 6: Golden Monkey Tracking, Hike to Dian Fossey Grave

Go Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park which is located in the Northern Province of Rwanda. Head to the park for an afternoon golden monkey tracking adventure. Golden monkeys are an endangered species found in the bamboo forests of the Virunga Mountains. The experience offers a unique opportunity to observe these playful primates in their natural habitat.

Visit the Dian Fossey Foundation. Start the day early and head to the Karisoke Research Center, founded by Dian Fossey, a renowned primatologist who dedicated her life to the study and conservation of mountain gorillas. Hike to the foundation and learn about the important work done by Dian Fossey and her team.

After the hike, spend the afternoon exploring the town of Musanze. Visit local markets, shops, or engage in cultural experiences. Travel to Gisenyi, a beautiful lakeside town on the shores of Lake Kivu.

Day 7: Gisenyi – Lake Kivu

After breakfast, transfer to Gisenyi town which is located on the shores of Lake Kivu. On arrival, check into the lodge and later relaxing activities, swimming, sport fishing, and boat cruise. The cruise will provide you with a spectacular view of Kibuye and Gisenyi town. Spend the morning enjoying the scenic beauty of Lake Kivu. Consider visiting the hot springs in Gisenyi for a unique experience.

  • Destination: Lake Kivu
  • Journey: 3 Hours Drive
  • Activities: Enjoy a Scenic Drive from Volcanoes National Park to Lake Kivu, Have afternoon Boat and Sport Fishing.
  • Accommodation: Check-In at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel – Mid-Range Lodge in Volcanoes National Park.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Bottles Drinking Water.

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali

With careful consideration of your flight time, take a stroll around the city and experience the Kigali mixed cultures, people, cuisine, and sounds. It will be great to visit the market to buy some souvenirs for remembrance and the people home. This comes to the end of your 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Rwanda Wildlife Tour.

  • Destination: Kigali Airport
  • Journey: 4 Hours Drive
  • Activities: Enjoy Morning Boat Cruise at Lake Kivu and Scenic Drive to Kigali Airport.
  • Accommodation: No Accommodation.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Bottles Drinking Water.

End of 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari

8 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Inclusions & Exclusions

Safari includes

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser.
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program.
  • Transfer to and from the airport.

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program.
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers.
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance.
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari.
8 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari

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Where to Adventure on the 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari?

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

It is situated in the southwestern Uganda. The Park is on the edge of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley, only a few kilometers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border and about 25 kilometers (16 mi) north of the Virunga Mountains. Learn More

Volcanoes National Park

In the heart of central Africa, so high up that you shiver more than you sweat, wrote the eminent primatologist Dian Fossey “are great, old volcanoes towering almost 15,000 feet, and nearly covered with rich, green rainforest – the Virungas”. Learn More

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The park cover is situated on a land area of about 1978 square kilometers. Its position provides a magnificent view of the Rift Valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and Gorge. It is well known to be habitat of about 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds. Learn More

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