7 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates & Wildlife Safari
7 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates & Wildlife Safari: Book this 7 day Uganda Rwanda safari for a primate and wildlife experience. This is a very affordable way to visit the mountain gorillas as you trek in Bwindi forest and can conclude the rest of the tour in Rwanda. Visit the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park of Uganda, the volcanoes national park for a golden monkey trekking and end the safari with a visit to the Akagera national park. This safari package is available for booking any day of the week and through out the year.
Trip Highlights of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates & Wildlife Safari
- Day 1: Leave Kigali for Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
- Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
- Day 3: Drive to Volcanoes national park
- Day 4: Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park
- Day 5: Transfer to Akagera national park
- Day 6: Game drive and Lake Ihema boat cruise
- Day 7: Drive back to Kigali
Day 1: Leave Kigali for Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
At 9 am, you will be expected to be ready for your safari to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. You will have a brief Kigali city tour visiting the Kigali Genocide memorial grounds for a brief history of the 1994 political war of the country and also pass by the Kimironko market for a chance to interact with the local community and buy some local produce.
Drive further to cross into Uganda from Rwanda via the Katuna border and drive to your hotel with an enroute lunch. You will arrive at your hotel in the evening hours and settle in as you a wait for dinner.
Accommodation options in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
- Rushaga gorilla camp for budget
- Ichumbi gorilla lodge for midrange
- Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge for luxury
Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
Have a very early breakfast and head out to the park reception for the briefing before the mountain gorilla trekking experience. You will hire your porters if need be and connect with your ranger guides into the misty impenetrable forest. The trekking will be for about 2 to 6 hours depending on how far into the forest the gorillas might be that day.
Once you meet your gorilla family of the day, you will spend one hour in their presence as you take non flash photography and study the gorillas and after exit the forest back to your hotel for a late lunch. If you are feeling strong enough and have time, you may take on an optional village visit of the Batwa people living around the park. Return to your hotel in time for dinner and second night in the park
Day 3: Drive to Volcanoes national park
Wake up in the cold misty Bwindi forest and grab a hot cup of coffee and some snacks. Pack your property and check out of your hotel and drive back to Rwanda. You will connect back into Rwanda via the Cyanika border post.
This is a 4 hour road transfer. Arrive at your hotel in time for lunch and spend the rest of the day settling in or go visit the Iby’iwachu cultural center for the Rwandan cultural experience.
Hotel options in Volcanoes national park
- Hotel Fatima for budget
- Le Bambou gorilla lodge for midrange
- 5 Volcanoes gorilla boutique hotel for luxury
Day 4: Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park
Volcanoes national park is another park where “Gold meets Silver”. This park is a home to both the silver back gorillas and the golden monkeys. You will wake up for breakfast before you connect to the park for your pre trek brief.
Golden monkey trekking is more demanding than mountain gorilla trekking as it is a 6 hour trek. The monkeys are playful creatures so expect to see them jump from one point to another point. You will have your packed lunches after the trek and retire back at your hotel.
Day 5: Transfer to Akagera national park
Wake up for breakfast in the misty Nyungwe forest and after arrange your luggage to check out of the hotel. You driver guide will be waiting for you to embark on your 6 to 7 hour road transfer from Nyungwe forest to Akagera national park via Kigali.
You will have an enroute lunch and enroute visits to the Butare museum and the King’s palace and connect further to the Akagera national park. Arrive in the late evening for check in, dinner and night stay.
Hotel options in Akagera national park
- Akagera Game lodge for budget
- Karenge bush camp for midrange
- Rusizi tented camp for luxury
Day 6: Game drive and Lake Ihema boat cruise
Have an early breakfast and connect with your driver guide to start your 5 hour game drive. You may opt to carry packed lunch boxes or return to the hotel for lunch. You will drive around the Akagera national park searching for the game like the lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos and the smaller animals like the kobs, bush backs.
Enjoy your lunch and later in the evening return to the park to Lake Ihema for the boat trip. Get to see the water animals of Akagera national park like the crocodiles, the hippos basking and later return to your hotel for dinner and overnight at the hotel as the night before.
Day 7: Drive back to Kigali
You will exit the Akagera national park headed back to Kigali after breakfast. If your flight is much later in the day, you may have a brief game drive to get to see the game you may have missed out on the day before. Drive to Kigali for drop off. You may also go for a second Kigali city tour on this day as it is complimentary.
End of the 7 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates & Wildlife Safari
Trip quote to include:
- Safari vehicle with fuel
- English speaking driver guide
- Accommodation for all nights
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Activities described in the itinerary
- Bottled water enroute
Trip quote exclusive of
- Extra activities
- Personal needs like phone service, laundry, porters
- PCR Covid-19 tests