15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda

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15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda

15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

Overview of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

The 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda is a wildlife safari in Uganda and a Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Tour tailored to reach you to the prime safari destinations of these countries. You go for a wildlife encounter to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda with a visit to the crater fields in Fort Portal. Then after you continue to Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park and Akagera National Park in Rwanda.

Arriving at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda your safari starts with a drive from the airport to a booked hotel in Kampala-Uganda’s capital. The next day you are driven to Murchison Falls National Park with a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking. After a game drive, boat cruise and hike to the top of Murchison falls, you then continue to Kibale Forest National Park. You go chimpanzee trekking and have a nature walk at bigodi wetland then after continue with the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive and boat cruise then drive to Lake Bunyonyi. From Lake Bunyonyi you are driven to Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park where you undertake Mountain Gorilla and golden monkey 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 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari 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 are driven to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking then continue to Murchison Falls National Park.

Day 3: You have a morning game drive, an afternoon boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls.

Day 4: You are transferred to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 5: In the morning you go chimpanzee trekking then undertake an evening nature walk at bigodi wetland.

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a visit to the crater lakes in Fort Portal.

Day 7: 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 8: 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 9: You have relaxed breakfast at the shores of lake Bunyonyi then after transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Day 10: After breakfast, you are driven to Volcanoes National Park where you go gorilla trekking lasting about 2-6hours.

Day 11: This morning, you go for golden monkey trekking then after transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Day 12: You go for chimpanzee trekking in the morning then after undertake an evening canopy walk.

Day 13: From Nyungwe Forest National Park, you are then transferred to Akagera National Park arriving in the evening then relax at a booked lodging facility close to the park.

Day 14: You go for a morning game drive at Akagera National Park then undertake an evening boat cruise at lake Ihema.

Day 15: After breakfast, you are driven to Kigali international airport for a departure flight via Kigali city.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

 Day 1 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport (Uganda’s International Airport), you meet and greet with your driver guide who you will find there waiting for you and ensures your transfer from the airport to your next destination. From Entebbe International Airport you are driven to a booked accommodation facility in Kampala-Uganda’s capital where you spend the night and relax from jet lag.

Day 2 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda

Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

In the morning after breakfast at your accommodation facility in Kampala, your Uganda wildlife safari driver guide picks you up for the drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary 169km away on about a 3 hours’ drive on the Kampala-Gulu highway. You go Rhino tracking for about 2 hours, you have lunch and continue with the drive to Murchison Falls National Park 134km away on a 2hours 30 minutes’ drive along the Kampala- Gulu highway. Arriving in the evening, you check into an accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park where you relax and spend the night.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Pakuba safari lodge

Budget/Basic: Fort Murchison Lodge

Day 3 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda

A game drive at murchison falls national park

In the morning you go for a game drive at Murchison Falls park starting at 7:00am within the vast savannah plains of the park. The possible sightings here include elephants, lions, leopards and buffaloes with the game drive lasting about 2-4 hours then after go for lunch or have packed lunch.

In the afternoon at 2:00pm, you go for a boat cruise/launch trip to the bottom of the awe-inspiring Murchison falls in search of the numerous schools of hippos, crocodiles and water birds at the bottom of the falls. From the bottom of the falls you start the hike to the top of the magnificent Murchison falls that takes about 40mins to 1hour. You find your driver guide waiting for you at the top of the falls for a drive back to your lodging facility.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Pakuba safari lodge

Budget/Basic: Fort Murchison Lodge

Day 4 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

From Murchison Falls National Park, you have your last breakfast early morning and then embark on a drive to Kibale Forest National Park. You briefly stop at the Ndali Kasenda crater field for scenic views of the crater lakes. They are known as crater lakes because at their time of explosion, they were violent spewing ash and rock. You then continue with the drive arriving for dinner and a night’s stay at an accommodation in Kibale Forest National Park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Crater Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Kibale Forest Camp

Day 5 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda

In the morning after breakfast, you go to Kibale Forest Park for chimpanzee trekking. chimpanzee trekking starts at 8:00am lasting 2-5 hours in the jungle though only 1 hour in the presence of the chimpanzees. After watching the chimpanzees at play and taking pictures, you return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver guide. You have lunch and then embark on a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening for check in to an accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Mweya safari lodge

Mid-range/standard: Enganzi Lodge

Day 6 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda

Cave exploration

You have breakfast at your lodging facility then be driven to Fort Portal for cave exploration and a visit to the beautiful crater lakes. You take a visit to the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru Caves, for an exploration of the breast-like features. These are believed to be breasts of Nyinamwiru the mother of Ndahura the famous Muchwezi ruler who expanded the Chwezi Empire across the great Lakes region. You are then transferred for a hike to the Fort Portal Crater lake field where you explore the effects of explosive volcanicity that left behind beautiful small lakes surrounded with birds. Driving for about 13km taking 1hour 40minutes, you arrive at a booked accommodation facility close to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Mweya safari lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Enganzi Lodge

Day 7 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

Boat Cruise a Queen Elizabeth National Park

Boat Cruise a Queen Elizabeth National Park

By 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:

Luxury/Up-market: Mweya safari lodge

Mid-range/standard: Enganzi Lodge

Day 8 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari 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:

Luxury/Up-market: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

Mid-range/standard: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Day 9 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari 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:

Luxury/Up-market: Mount Gorilla View Hotel/Sabyinyo Silverback lodge

Mid-range/standard: La palme Hotel/Da Vinci Gorilla lodge

Day 10 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

Gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking

After 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:

Luxury/Up-market: Mount Gorilla View Hotel/Sabyinyo Silverback lodge

Mid-range/standard: La palme Hotel/Da Vinci Gorilla lodge

Day 11 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

Golden monkeys at volcanoes National Park

Golden monkeys at volcanoes National Park

Again, this day be ready to return to Volcanoes National Park where you go for golden monkey trekking. In the whole of Rwanda, this is the only safari park where mountain gorillas co-exist with golden monkeys and only 2 destinations in the whole of the world the other being Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. You trek golden monkeys for about 2-4hours then after be driven to Nyungwe Forest National Park on a 273km drive taking about 5-6hours. Arriving in the evening, you check in and spend the night at a booked accommodation in Nyungwe Forest National Park.

 

 

Day 12 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

Canopy walk at Nyungwe forest national park

Canopy walk at Nyungwe forest national park

Waking up on the other side of the beautiful land of a thousand hills, expect to wake up early and get ready for a drive to Nyungwe Forest Park for chimpanzee trekking on this Rwanda wildlife safari. 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 have lunch then go for a canopy walk which is found only in this park in the country. The canopy walk is not an ordinary walk however a walk on a suspended bridge 170m high and 2km long on top of a 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 lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 13 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

From a lodging facility at Nyungwe Forest National Park, you have breakfast then after embark on a drive to Akagera National Park. This is a 7-8hours drive taking you 349km within the land of a thousand hills. Driving past beautiful landscapes you arrive in the evening for a night stay at a booked accommodation in Akagera National Park.

Day 14 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

You 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 15 of the 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari 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 15 Days Wildlife Tour Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari Uganda  

 

 

 

 

 

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