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 and chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda and a Uganda wildlife and gorilla trekking safari to the prime safari parks of the two countries. During this long amazing African safari, you visit Rwanda’s Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park. In Uganda you go for gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a game drive and boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth National park and Lake Mburo National Park.

Arriving at Kigali International Airport your safari driver guide will be there to pick you up using a 4×4 safari vehicle for a transfer to your lodging facility in Kigali town. Next morning you take a Kigali city tour then transfer 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 Volcanoes National Park where you go for golden monkey trekking then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. You continue for gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest from where then to Queen Elizabeth National Park. After a game drive and boat cruise here, you then continue to Lake Mburo National Park after depart from Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.

Highlights of the 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport, meet your driver guide and transfer to a lodging facility in Kigali where you spend the night.

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

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

Day 4: Transfer from Akagera National Park to Nyungwe Forest National Park with a stop at the National museum at Butare.

Day 5: In the morning, you go for chimpanzee trekking then an evening canopy walk.

Day 6: After breakfast, you transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Day 7: Golden monkey trekking in the morning and hike to the Dian Fossey center

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda.

Day 9:  Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving for check in and relaxation at a lodging facility.

Day 10: You go for Mountain Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forest lasting about 2-8hours.

Day 11: Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Queen Elizabeth National park.

Day 12: A morning game drive then an evening boat cruise at the 45km long kazinga channel.

Day 13: From Queen Elizabeth National Park, you are driven to Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 14: You go for a morning game drive then have an evening boat cruise.

Day 15: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight with a stop at the equator line.

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 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 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

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 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda Early 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 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

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 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

Canopy walk at Nyungwe forest national park

Canopy walk at Nyungwe forest national park

For a Rwanda wildlife safari, this morning, you are driven to Nyungwe forest for chimpanzee trekking. Starting at 8:00am, you spend about 2-4hours trekking the chimpanzees. In the forest you also come along several bird species (about 300), several flora species and numerous butterflies. After lunch and relaxation, your driver guide transfers you to the canopy walk start point at Uwinka tourist reception center.  This 2-hour memorable walk takes you on a tour walking 50m above the ground for 200meters on a suspended bridge within a tropical forest. In the evening, you return to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

 

Day 6 of the 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

In the morning you have a relaxed breakfast then be driven past the beautiful countryside of the land of a thousand hills to Volcanoes National Park. Lying in northwestern Rwanda bordering Virunga National Park in Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, this is the only gorilla home in Rwanda. Arriving in the evening you check in, have dinner and spend the night at a booked accommodation close to Volcanoes National Park.

Day 7 of the 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

In the morning, you have early morning breakfast then your driver guide transfers you to Volcanoes National Park for golden monkey trekking. Golden monkeys are an amazing monkey species with a beautiful brownish coating in East Africa only found within the Virunga massif. You spend about 4 hours on the trek within the jungle then return. In the evening, you pay a visit to the Dian Fossey conservation center that was formed after Dian Fossey an American primatologist who dedicated her life in conserving mountain Gorillas an effort that of recent has showed great results with the increase in gorilla numbers. After the hike to the conservation center and learning about mountain gorillas, you return to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

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 in Uganda. You are driven for about 110km on 3h 30min past the beautiful Virunga back drop, you arrive to Africa’s deepest lake where you spend the night.

Day 9 of the 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

You have breakfast then take a boat cruise to the islands of Lake Bunyonyi-Africa’s deepest lake. On a visit to the historical punishment island at sunrise you have amazing beautiful views of the Kigezi highlands and sight several birds of which the lake derives its name which locally is translated to as a place of many little birds. After this amazing refreshment, you then embark on a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 84km away on a 3 hours drive. Arriving in the afternoon, you then check in, have dinner and relax at a lodging facility close to the park.

Day 10 of the 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda After early morning breakfast, you are driven to a specific gorilla tracking sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park . Anticipate to be at the park headquarters by 8:00am for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari 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. When you 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 11 of the 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

After having a great night at the foothills of the home of mountain gorillas, you have relaxed breakfast, check out and then be driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park. After this scenic drive, you arrive to the park in the afternoon, check into a booked accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you have a meal and relax for the rest of the evening.

Day 12 of the 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari UgandaAt your accommodation facility close to Queen Elizabeth national park, you have early breakfast, then be driven to the savannah plains for a morning game drive. Sitting in your 4×4 safari vehicle, you go on a drive through the park for about 2-4hours as you sight several wildlife species inclusive of which are lions, zebras, waterbucks and many more.

After the game drive, you have lunch then embark on a boat cruise along the 45km long Kazinga channel in the afternoon at about 2:00pm. On a channel that joins lakes Edward and George, sitting on a tourist boat with other tourists, here you will have the opportunity to view great numbers of wildlife like elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes and several bird species. On a return drive to your hotel/lodge you undertake a mini evening game drive towards the hotel/lodge.

Day 13 of the 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

You have breakfast at your lodging facility close to Queen Elizabeth National Park, you are driven to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive takes you on a road trip out of the Queen Elizabeth Park in the beautiful terraced hills of Kigezi. Taking about 4-5 hours, you arrive in the afternoon for you check in, dinner and spend the night at a booked accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park. In the evening. You can opt to go for a night game drive in search of the nocturnal wild animals or have an evening nature walk at sunset.

Day 14 of the 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

Early morning, you embark on a morning game drive at Lake Mburo National Park. 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 relax then after go for an evening boat cruise on Lake Mburo in search of the wild animals that reside in th waters of this place including crocodiles and hippopotamuses alongside water loving bird species. In the evening, you return to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 15 of the 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

You have your last breakfast on this trip and then embark on a drive to Entebbe international airport for departure. After about 156km on a 2hours 47minutes drive you stop at the equator line in Kayabwe for about 30minutes of photography and water experiments that prove the forces in the central line that divides the earth into the northern and southern hemisphere.

End of the 15 Days wildlife tour Rwanda gorilla trekking safari Uganda

 

 

 

 

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