Overview of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda/9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

The 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda is a 9 days wildlife tour in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park and gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. With arrival in Kigali international airport and departure at Entebbe international airport, your exclusive 9 days tour features gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, boat cruise, game drive and chimpanzee trekking at Queen Elizabeth National Park, boat cruise, game drive and horseback riding at Lake Mburo National Park Uganda.

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, a professional Rwanda safari guide warmly welcomes you to the land of a thousand hills, briefs you on the safari and drives you through the city to a lodge or hotel in Kigali. The next morning, you are driven past beautiful landscapes to Volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking the next day. After gorilla trekking, you continue to Uganda where you do a game drive, boat cruise and chimpanzee trekking in 2 days at Queen Elizabeth National Park. From Queen Elizabeth park on the seventh day, you are transferred to Lake Mburo National Park for an evening game drive, horseback ride and boat cruise. After then, you are driven back to Entebbe international airport for departure the next day with a stop at the equator line.

Highlights of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda/9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

Day 1: On arrival at Kigali international airport your professional driver guide transfers you for rest at a booked hotel/lodge in Kigali.

Day 2: After relaxed breakfast, your driver guide transfers you to Volcanoes national park where you have dinner and spend the night at an accommodation close to the park.

Day 3: By 8:00am, gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park starts therefore you will be at the park before this time and spend there about 2-8hours.

Day 4: From Volcanoes park Rwanda, you are transferred to Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast.

Day 5: A morning game drive starts the day then after you return to your lodging facility for lunch and later an evening boat cruise at kazinga channel.

Day 6: After breakfast you are driven to Queen Elizabeth’s kyambura gorge (also known as the valley of apes) for chimpanzee trekking lasing 2-4 hours then after you return to your lodging facility.

Day 7: In the morning, you are transferred to Lake Mburo National park arriving for an evening game drive.

Day 8: You wake up for breakfast then transfer for horseback riding then after have an evening boat cruise on lake Mburo.

Day 9: After breakfast, you are driven to Entebbe international airport for departure with a stop at the equator line in Kayabwe.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda/9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

Day 1 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda/9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

On setting foot to Rwanda’s Kigali international airport, a professional driver guide will be waiting to take you through your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari and wildlife tour in Uganda. After meeting and greeting the driver guide takes you on a drive to Kigali city for a short city tour depending on your time of arrival with a briefing on the trip then after to a hotel or lodge in Kigali. Here you relax, have dinner and spend the night as you relax from your flight.

Day 2 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda/9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

Waking up in the beautiful land of a thousand hills, your driver guide will transfer you to Volcanoes national park. Also known as Parc National Des Volcano this is the only habitat to mountain gorillas in Rwanda and part of the Virunga mountains where Mgahinga gorilla national park of Uganda and Virunga national park of Congo are also found. Driving past beautiful hills, on arrival to a prior booked accommodation in Volcanoes National Park, you check in, have dinner and relax as you prepare for gorilla trekking in Rwanda the next day.

Day 3 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda/9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

This morning, expect to wake up early as you will have to head for a gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park. Arriving at the park by 8:00am, you are briefed by park rangers for about 30 minutes then start the trek alongside a park ranger and 7 other trekkers in search of the single family you are allocated. The allocation is based on where the gorillas did nest the previous day and your physical fitness level. After spending a single hour out of the 2-6 hours of the trek, you return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver guide for a transfer back to your hotel or lodge.

 

Day 4 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda/9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

After relaxed breakfast (the last in Rwanda), you are driven from the hotel to Uganda via the Katuna border. After about 6-7 hours of scenic views on a road trip past the Virunga backdrop, you arrive in Uganda-the Pearl of Africa in the evening for a Uganda wildlife tour. You spend the night at an accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 5 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda/9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

A morning game drive starts the day by 7:00am at Queen Elizabeth parks’ vast plains which is the second popular visited tour destination in Uganda. The lions, buffaloes, leopards, Topis, waterbucks, baboons and elephants make the popular sightings of the morning. After about 2-4hours of sighting on the various attractions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you return to your hotel or lodge for a meal and relaxation before heading for an evening boat cruise. At 2:00pm, you are driven to the 45km long Kazinga channel for a boat cruise at a point which has one of the highest concentration of hippopotamuses and crocodiles in the country. In the evening, you are driven back to your hotel for dinner, relaxation and an overnight stay.

Day 6 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda/9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

After breakfast, you are driven for a chance to trek man’s closest relative-the chimpanzees at Kyambura Gorge. Known as the valley of apes, you walk into the thick forest below sea level in search of the chimpanzees. Situated in the far Eastern part of the park, you spend in the valley about 2-4hours then after be returned to your lodge for meals and relaxation.

Day 7 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda/9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

In the morning, you have breakfast then after say bye to the wildlife profuse Queen Elizabeth National Park as you are driven to Lake Mburo National Park. Arriving after about 3-4hours in the afternoon you check in and have lunch and then have lunch at a booked accommodation in Lake Mburo national park. After lunch, you go for an evening game drive within Lake Mburo National Park as you sight several wildlife species the common ones being the Zebras, Kobs, Waterbucks and many more. You retire to your booked accommodation where you spend the night.

Day 8 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda/9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

Early morning after breakfast, you go for a horseback riding experience within this calm park. For horseback riding, you must be not more than 95kgs with no much expertise required. For about 2-3hours, you will be having a moment of sighting wildlife and have a great adventure as you undertake horseback riding. You return to your lodging facility for lunch then after undertake an evening boat cruise at Lake Mburo. On this day of your Uganda wildlife tour still, you return to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

 

Day 9 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda/9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

After breakfast, you embark on a road trip to Entebbe international airport to catch your departure flight. Driving through different landscapes you go past different daily life activities. At Kayabwe, about 80km to Kampala, you stop for a memorable double hemisphere experience at the equator line. You then continue for your departure flight at Entebbe international airport.

End of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari & gorilla safari Rwanda/9 days wildlife tour in Uganda

Have the best moments of an African safari with a great mountain gorilla trekking and wildlife experience only on a tour to the East African countries of Uganda and Rwanda.