7 days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes Park & Mburo wildlife tour Uganda/ 7 days gorilla safari Rwanda

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7 days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes Park & Mburo wildlife tour Uganda/ 7 days gorilla safari Rwanda

Overview of the 7 days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes Park & Lake Mburo wildlife tour Uganda/ 7 days gorilla safari Rwanda

7 days Rwanda gorilla safariLooking forward to having an interesting 7 Days safari in Uganda? Here is a perfect Uganda Rwanda safari that suits families, single travellers and group travellers. This 7 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes Park & Lake Mburo wildlife tour Uganda/7 days gorilla safari Rwanda begins and ends at Entebbe International Airport Uganda or ends in Kampala depending on your choice.

This 7 Days Uganda Rwanda safari tour features a gorilla trekking safari Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park and a gorilla tour Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. They are 1004 mountain gorillas that are apparently remaining in the world and Bwindi Impenetrable features a minimum of 600 gorillas while the rest thrive in Virunga massif. Trekking gorillas in these two habits offer you a diversified encounter with them in varied habitats.

As part of your adventure, you will also enjoy an interesting Uganda wildlife safari in Lake Mburo National Park where you will enjoy a game viewing drive around the park in your 4×4 safari van for hire, 4×4 safari super custom for hire, 4×4 safari minivan for hire, 4×4 Land cruiser for hire depending on the number of people you are travelling with. During your Uganda wildlife tour game drive, look out for animals like the Rothschild giraffes, the Elands, Burchell’s zebra, the Topis, the Impala that makes this park unique.

You will too have a recreational encounter on Lake Bunyonyi whose 29 Islands have earned it a dub as the lake of a thousand Islands.

Safari Highlight of the 7 days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes Park & Mburo wildlife tour Uganda/ 7 days gorilla safari Rwanda

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & transfer to Kampala to your booked hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe and Igongo Cultural Center

Day 3: Do gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and attend to the Batwa / Bakiga Performances at the Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park). Drive along the magical Virunga Mountain chain

Day 5: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi Uganda

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center en route and do an evening game walking safari upon arrival

Day 7: Transfer to Kampala and depart through Entebbe International Airport back home

Detailed Safari Itinerary 7 days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes Park & Mburo wildlife tour Uganda/ 7 days gorilla safari Rwanda

Day 1 of the 7 days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes Park & Mburo wildlife tour Uganda/ 7 days gorilla safari Rwanda: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & transfer to Kampala. If early, do Kampala City tour

Arrive at Entebbe international airport on this day marking the beginning of this interesting 7 days gorilla tour in Rwanda. You will be welcomed by our professional Uganda safari guide or by one of the Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours staff representative who will transfer you to your hotel that was prior booked for your stay on this day. Depending on your arrival time, you may decide to proceed straight for your 1 day Kampala city excursion and check-in later of check-in first.

Embark on your Kampala city tour and visit prominent places like Namugongo martyrs shrine, Bahai temple, Uganda Museum, Makerere University, Kasubi tombs, Iteso cultural dance near Kasubi, Namirembe and Rubaga cathedral, Buganda Kingdom Palace plus the Kabaka’s lake, shopping arcades in town and craft shops including National theatre. Visiting all these places will depend on the time you have left in the day. Dinner and overnight stay at your Hotel

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Kampala Sheraton Hotel/Protea Hotel Entebbe

Midrange / Standard: Cassia Lodge

Day 2 of the 7 days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes Park & Mburo wildlife tour Uganda/ 7 days gorilla safari Rwanda: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe and Igongo Cultural Center

Drive early morning towards the west from Kampala after early morning breakfast at your hotel. Take on the Kampala-Masaka road and have a stopover at the equator for photographs, a polar water experiment and after proceed to Bwindi Forest National Park making a traditional lunch stop at the Igongo Cultural Museum where organically produced food is served freshly in a local touch not compromising the standards. After your lunch, you continue with your scenic drive to Bwindi, arrive in the evening, check-in at your lodge, and relax. dinner and overnight at this lodge.

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 3 of the 7 days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes Park & Mburo wildlife tour Uganda/ 7 days gorilla safari Rwanda: Do gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and attend to the Batwa / Bakiga Performances at the Lodge 

7 days Rwanda gorilla safariYou will have an early morning entry into the Uganda mountain gorilla forest at around 8 am for a simple briefing by the park rangers about the dos and donts of a Uganda gorilla trekking safari in Uganda. After the briefing, you will be assigned a particular gorilla family to trek and after which you will be led into the forest by the rangers alongside porters. 8 people track a particular gorilla family per day.

The rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. Recorded mammals here include the endangered mountain gorilla, elephants, black-fronted duikers, bushbucks, leopards, giant forest hogs as well as other animals. This park is best known for the fascinating gorilla trekking safaris Uganda, where the time is taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvellous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long-lasting memories of a truly Uganda gorilla safari unique experience. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other. From the encounter, you connect back to the lodge for relaxation and in the evening you attend to the local traditional performances including the energetic dances for the Bakiga and the songs of the Batwa detailing their heritage. Retreat for dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 4 of the 7 days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes Park & Mburo wildlife tour Uganda/ 7 days gorilla safari Rwanda: Transfer to Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park). Drive along the magical Virunga Mountain chain

Embark on your Rwanda gorilla safari after breakfast; drive to Kisoro and cross the Rwandan Border to Ruhengeri. The views of the Kigezi Highlands combined with the Virunga Mountain chain make your drive to Volcanoes beyond the ordinary. You can undertake a boat cruise on the twin lakes of Burela and Ruhondo where you interact with the local fishermen and do sight-seeing on the lake.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme

Day 5 of the 7 days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes Park & Mburo wildlife tour Uganda/ 7 days gorilla safari Rwanda: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi Uganda

You will be early for a briefing by the guide at Kinigi Park headquarters in the Volcanoes National Park. The early arrival offers you the opportunity to explore the Kinyarwanda traditional performances and also the hot cup of coffee that will enable you to cope up with the coldness of the Mountains. After gorilla family allocation, you connect to the trailhead to embark on the trekking encounter. The trek takes you to the Volcanoes exploring the steep mountain slopes covered with lush flora which supports not only gorillas but other fauna like buffaloes and duikers. The birds are also in existence including the Albertine endemics. The eventual encounter with the gorillas as they forage and socialize is rewarding. The views of the gigantic silverback with its impressive silver patch and frightening eyes along with the young ones preferring to play most of the time make the trekking encounter memorable. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi Uganda driving along the scenic Virunga massif and the views of Kigezi Highlands.   Retire for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme

Day 6 of the 7 days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes Park & Mburo wildlife tour Uganda/ 7 days gorilla safari Rwanda: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center en route and do an evening game walking safari upon arrival

Your safari to Uganda resumes after an early breakfast. You will drive to Lake Mburo National Park passing through the lush green countryside landscapes of south western Uganda before approaching Mbarara town – the largest in the sub-region where you will proceed for 12km to make a stop at Igongo Cultural centre for traditional lunch. After lunch, you proceed for 33km to Lake Mburo National Park entering through Sanga gate. Upon arrival, embark on an evening game walking safari exploring the park’s savannah landscapes dotted with acacia associated flora.  The walk offers you opportunities to explore herds of zebra, Cape buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, Impala, eland, the oribi and topi before settling for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mihingo Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Arcadia Cottages Mburo

Day 7 of the 7 days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes Park & Mburo wildlife tour Uganda/ 7 days gorilla safari Rwanda: Transfer to Kampala and depart through Entebbe International Airport

After early breakfast, head to Kampala 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive passing through the traditional rangelands of Banyankole pastoralists with their long-horned cattle and a mixture of the exotic ones. You continue in the drive to Kampala before making another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots and water experiments that justify the geographical divide between the northern and southern hemisphere.  Proceed for 77km to Kampala and more 40km to Entebbe International Airport for your flight departure back home.

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