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11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

Overview of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

The 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour is a 11 days wildlife and gorilla trekking safari to East Africa in Rwanda and Uganda. The trip features a game drive and boat cruise at Akagera National Park, chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda. In Uganda you go for gorilla trekking at Bwindi impenetrable national park, a game drive and boat cruise at Lake Mburo National Park.

Using a 4×4 safari vehicle, your Rwanda safari guide will be at Kigali international airport to pick you up for a transfer to your lodging facility in Kigali. Next morning you take a Kigali city tour then continue to Akagera National Park where you undertake a game drive and boat cruise the next day. From Akagera National Park you continue with the drive to Nyungwe Forest National park with a stop at the National Museum in Butare then after undertake chimpanzee trekking the next day at the park. From Nyungwe forest national park, you are driven to the shores of Lake Kivu from where you are driven to Uganda. You go for gorilla trekking in Bwindi then continue to Lake Mburo National Park before departure at Entebbe international airport.

Highlights of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

Day 1: Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you meet your driver guide for a transfer to a lodging facility in Kigali where you spend the night.

Day 2: In the morning after breakfast, you go for a Kigali city tour then after continue for a drive to Akagera National Park arriving in the evening.

Day 3: You go for a morning game drive in Akagera for the big five wildlife encounter then after undertake an evening boat cruise on Lake Ihema.

Day 4: From Akagera National Park, you are transferred to Nyungwe Forest National Park with a stop at the National museum at Butare.

Day 5: In the morning, you go for chimpanzee trekking at Nyungwe forest national park.

Day 6: After breakfast, you go for canopy walk at Nyungwe forest national park then transfer to Kibuye at the shores of Lake Kivu.

Day 7: From here, you continue with the drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda arriving for check in and relaxation at a lodging facility.

Day 8: An early morning cup of coffee starts your day then after you go for mountain gorilla trekking in the Bwindi jungle lasting about 2-8hours.

Day 9:  Following relaxed breakfast, you are driven away from the gorilla land to Lake Mburo National Park in Rukungiri district of western Uganda.

Day 10: In the morning, you go for a game drive at Lake Mburo park where you can also opt for a walk in the wild then after go for an evening boat cruise.

Day 11: From Lake Mburo National Park, you are driven to Entebbe International Airport in Uganda for a departure flight with a stop at the equator line in Kayabwe.

Day by day itinerary of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

Day 1 of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

On arrival for the start of your Rwanda safari at the country’s national airport known as Kigali international airport where you meet your driver guide for a transfer to Kigali town where you spend the night. On arrival, you check in, have a meal and spend the night at the booked lodging facility.

Day 2 of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

After having morning breakfast, your driver guide will be there to pick you up for a transfer to Kigali town for a short city tour. You will visit the Gisozi genocide memorial center, markets and many places around then after have lunch. From Kigali after the tour, you take a scenic drive to Akagera National park arriving in the evening and spending the night at an accommodation in Akagera National Park.

Day 3 of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tourEarly morning after a cup of coffee, you are driven by your driver guide to Akagera park for a wild game drive that brings you up close to the wild animals. Meeting the early risers, you have chance to sight antelopes, giraffes, Elephants, Buffalos, bush bucks among many others. After about 2-4 hours on the drive, you go for lunch then after take an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema, where you are rewarded with sight of wildlife like the hippos, crocodiles alongside numerous bird species. After the boat cruise, you are driven back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 4 of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

You have a hefty breakfast then after be driven to Nyungwe National Park on an amazing journey with stops along the way. You have a stop at Butare museum and Nyanza museum as you learn more on the culture and traditions of the people of Rwanda. From here you continue with the drive to Nyungwe forest national park arriving in the evening for check in, dinner and an overnight stay at a booked accommodation facility close to the park.

Day 5 of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

As you continue with your Rwanda wildlife safari, this morning, you go to Nyungwe forest for chimpanzee trekking. Starting at 8:00am, you spend about 2-4hours trekking the chimpanzees then after return to the park headquarters. In the forest you also come along several bird species (about 300), several flora species and numerous butterflies. From here your driver guide transfers you back to your lodging facility where you, refresh, have lunch and relax for the rest of the evening.

Day 6 of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tourFollowing breakfast this morning you will be driven for about 30 minutes to Nyungwe forest’s Uwinka tourist reception center for the start of the canopy walk. This 2-hour memorable walk takes you on a tour walking 50m above the ground for 200meters which is a breathtaking experience you cannot compare to any other canopy experience or 2 hours experience. After the walk above the tree tops on a suspended bridge, you return for lunch and check out of your lodging facility for a drive to Kibuye on the shores of Lake Kivu. Here you relax at the shores of this pristine lake (the largest in Rwanda) and then spend the night at a close accommodation.

 

Day 7 of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

You wake up at the shores of lake Kivu have breakfast and then get ready for the drive to Uganda. Still driving along the shores of Lake kivu you continue with the drive having lunch en route as you cross the border to Uganda. You arrive in the evening for check in, dinner and an overnight stay at a booked accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national Park.

Day 8 of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

Following early morning breakfast, you are driven to a specific gorilla tracking sector of Bwindi according to the region booked by your tour operator for gorilla trekking. Anticipate to be at the park headquarters by 8:00am for gorilla trekking safari in Uganda experience starting with briefing from the park rangers which lasts about 30 minutes before you, park ranger and 7 other Uganda gorilla trekkers get into the jungle for a 2-8hours trek. On return to the Bwindi park sector headquarters, you receive a Uganda gorilla trekking certificate then after be driven by your driver guide to your hotel or lodge for rest, dinner and a night’s stay.

Day 9 of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

After having a great night at the foothills of the home of mountain gorillas, you embark on a drive to lake Mburo National Park. With scenic views of the Kigezi landscape en route, you arrive in the afternoon, check in, have dinner and relax at a booked accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 10 of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tourBy about 6:00am, you wake up for a hot cup of coffee then after embark on drive by your driver guide for a morning game drive. In a park popularly known as the host to the whispers of the wild, here you sight several species especially the Zebra’s, Knob’s, antelopes, several bird species and with luck the Red Throated Bee Eater that is endemic to the park. After a bout 2-4 hours game drive at lake Mburo park, you return to your lodging facility for lunch. In the afternoon, you undertake a boat cruise at the historical lake Mburo before taking an en route game drive back to your lodging facility.

Day 11 of the 11 days Uganda gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife safari tour

This morning in case you would love to you can opt to go for horseback riding which requires a minimum weight of 95kg. You then after check out of your lodging facility and embark on a drive to Entebbe international park with a stop at the equator line in Kayabwe. At the Zero latitude line, you stop for an amazing experience as you cross from the southern to the northern hemisphere. Continuing with the drive to the airport you can buy some African crafts at a shop along Entebbe road.

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