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12 Days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

Overview of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

Your 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda or 12 days Rwanda gorilla tour and Uganda wildlife safari is an amazing gorilla and wildlife trip to Rwanda and Uganda. This exclusive 12-days Rwanda-Uganda wildlife and gorilla safari features wildlife encounters in Uganda’s Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Bunyonyi there after mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, game drive and boat cruise at Akagera National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk.

With arrival at Entebbe international airport in Uganda, you meet and greet with your Uganda safari guide for a drive to a hotel in Kampala where you spend the night. The next day you are driven to Lake Mburo National Park where you have a boat cruise and nature walk then continue to Queen Elizabeth park for a game drive and boat cruise then after go to Lake Bunyonyi. From Lake Bunyonyi you are driven to Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park where you undertake gorilla trekking then after continue to Nyungwe forest national park for a canopy walk and chimpanzee trekking. You then continue to Akagera national park for wildlife sightings. You later on depart via Kigali international airport in Rwanda.

Highlights of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

Day 1: You arrive at Entebbe international airport where you meet a professional driver guide for a drive to a booked hotel or lodge in Kampala.

Day 2: After breakfast, you take a drive to Lake Mburo National Park for an evening game drive with a stop at the equator line.

Day 3: In the morning, you go for a morning nature walk in Lake Mburo National Park and undertake an evening boat cruise.

Day 4: You have morning breakfast then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you undertake an evening game drive.

Day 5: You undertake a morning game drive in the Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth then undertake an evening launch trip on the 45km long Kazinga channel that joins lakes Albert and Edward.

Day 6: After relaxed breakfast, you are driven to lake Bunyonyi where you undertake an evening canoe ride to the amazing punishment island then relax at the shores of Africa’s deepest lake

Day 7: You have relaxed breakfast at the shores of lake Bunyonyi then after transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Day 8: After breakfast, you are driven to Volcanoes National Park where you go gorilla trekking lasting about 2-6hours.

Day 9: This morning, you have your last breakfast at the foothills of the gorilla land then be driven to Nyungwe forest national park arriving and taking an evening canopy walk.

Day 10: Early morning after breakfast, you go chimp trekking at Nyungwe forest then after transfer to Akagera national park arriving in the evening then relax at a booked lodging facility close to the park.

Day 11: After a warm cup of coffee, you go for a morning game drive at Akagera national park then undertake an evening boat cruise at lake Ihema.

Day 12: After breakfast, you are driven to Kigali international airport for a departure flight via Kigali city.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

Day 1 of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

On arrival for your awaited trip at the shores of Lake Victoria at Entebbe international airport, you will meet a Uganda wildlife safari guide who welcomes you and gives a hand in transfer to your safari vehicle. With a briefing on the whole trip you transfer to a hotel/lodge in Kampala. Upon arrival at the lodge, you check in, relax, have dinner and spend the night as you rest from jet lag and prepare to start the road trip to the countryside the next morning.

Day 2 of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in UgandaYour professional safari driver guide will pick you up from your hotel or place of residence as early as 7:00am for a road trip to Lake Mburo National Park. After an 80km drive from Kampala, you will have stop at the equator line in Kayabwe for a zero-latitude experience and photography. This will last maximumly one hour according to your interests and thereafter proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. Upon arrival, you will check in to your accommodation facility, have lunch and then after go to the park headquarters for an evening game drive at 4:00pm. The game drive lasts about 2-4hours then after return for dinner an overnight stay at an accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park.

Accommodation options: Mihingo lodge (luxury), Rwakobo rock lodge/Arcadia lodge Mburo (Mid-range)

Day 3 of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

A cup of African coffee starts your day then after you take a morning nature walk with a ranger guide within Lake Mburo Park. The park hosts calm animals and the best safari destination in Uganda for a walk in the wild. You have lunch and then undertake an evening boat cruise on Lake Mburo. You then take a late evening game drive en route to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Accommodation options: Mihingo lodge (luxury), Rwakobo rock lodge/Arcadia lodge Mburo (Mid-range)

Day 4 of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

In the morning, you have breakfast at your lodge at Lake Mburo National Park then you are driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival at Queen Elizabeth National Park, your driver guide will transfer you to an accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you check in and have refreshment. In the evening, you go for an evening game drive where you sight several wild species with possible sightings of lions, kobs, Antelopes and many more. You later then return to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Accommodation options: Mweya safari lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodge (Mid-range)

Day 5 of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in UgandaBy 7:00am, you will be in Queen Elizabeth park for a morning game drive that lasts about 2-4 hours. After the game drive, depending on your lodging facility, you will return to your lodging facility for refreshment and have a meal or have picnic lunch then after go for an evening boat cruise. The launch cruise is undertaken on the 45km long kazinga channel that joins lakes Edward and George home to the largest concentration of Hippos in Africa. You return to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Accommodation options: Mweya safari lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodge (Mid-range)

Day 6 of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

In the morning, you have relaxed breakfast then after embark on a drive to Lake Bunyonyi for an amazing adventure. You arrive in the afternoon, have lunch at a booked accommodation in lake Bunyonyi. After then, you have a canoe ride to the historical punishment island on Africa’s deepest lake. Along with a local guide, you have a moment to listen to the tales of the island. In the evening, you spend the night at your booked accommodation.

Accommodation options: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort (Luxury), Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort (Mid-range)

Day 7 of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

In the morning you after this adventure experience and probably the last Uganda safari activity, you check out then embark on a drive past the Uganda-Rwanda border to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. You spend a night at an accommodation close to the national park.

Accommodations options: Mount Gorilla View Hotel/Sabyinyo Silverback lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), La palme Hotel/Da Vinci Gorilla lodge (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Budget/Basic)

Day 8 of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in UgandaAfter breakfast at your accommodation in Volcanoes National Park, you are transferred to the park for gorilla trekking. Your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari experience starts with briefing at 8:00am by the park rangers on the Rwanda gorilla trekking etiquette. You then get into the jungle alongside 7 other trekkers and an armed park ranger where you spend about 2-6hours in the jungle and a single hour in the presence of the gentle mountain gorillas. You return to the trek start point where you meet your driver guide for a drive back to your lodging facility for relaxation.

Accommodations options: Mount Gorilla View Hotel/Sabyinyo Silverback lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), La palme Hotel/Da Vinci Gorilla lodge (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Budget/Basic)

Day 9 of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

At a booked accommodation close to Volcanoes National Park, you have breakfast then be driven to Nyungwe forest national park taking about 6 hours. Arriving in the afternoon you check in, have a meal and go for a canopy walk on the 170m high and 2km long canopy on top of this tropical forest. Here you not only enjoy the fresh air but also sight several bird species for about 2 hours. In the evening, you are driven to your accommodation in Nyungwe forest national park where you spend the night.

Day 10 of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

Expect to wake up early and embark on a drive to Nyungwe forest park for chimpanzee trekking. Chimpanzee trekking starts at 8:00am as you go in search of man’s closest relatives alongside a park ranger spending about 2-4hours. After the trek, you return to your lodging facility for lunch then after embark on a drive to Akagera national park.

Day 11 of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in UgandaYou wake up early morning for a cup of hot coffee then after embark on a drive by your driver guide to Akagera park for a wild game drive that brings you up close to the big five 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 at your lodging facility or have picnic lunch.

Thereafter, you take an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema, where you are rewarded with sight of wildlife like the hippos, crocodiles alongside numerous bird species. In the evening after the boat cruise, you are driven back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 12 of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

After breakfast, you check out of your lodging facility and be driven to Kigali town where you undertake a short city tour on a visit to the genocide memorial center. You can also do some shopping in case you need some crafts before your driver guide takes you to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

End of the 12 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda & wildlife tour in Uganda

 

 

 

 

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