Overview of the 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda
The 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda is a 9 days Lake Mburo & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari in Uganda and gorilla trekking tour in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Your 9 days tour is a 2 East African safari to the Pearl of Africa-Uganda and the Land of a thousand hills-Rwanda. This exclusive 9 days Uganda tour and Rwanda safari features wildlife encounters in Uganda’s Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park then mountain gorilla experience in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.
You arrive at Entebbe international airport in Uganda where you are driven by your safari guide through the bustling Kampala city to Lake Mburo National Park. You have a boat cruise and nature walk at Lake Mburo park then continue to Queen Elizabeth park for a game drive and boat cruise then after go to Lake Bunyonyi. From Lake Bunyonyi you are drive to Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park where you undertake gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking and pay a visit to Dian Fossey center. You later on depart via Kigali international airport.
Highlights of the 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda
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 launch trip on the 45km long Kazinga channel that joins lakes Albert and Edward.
Day 5: In the morning you undertake a morning game drive in the Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth then transfer to lake Bunyonyi in the evening.
Day 6: You take a canoe ride and relax at the shores of lake Bunyonyi then transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Day 7: You have a gorilla safari Rwanda tour at Volcanoes National Park for about 2-6hours.
Day 8: This morning you return to Volcanoes National Park for golden monkey trekking and pay a visit to the Dian Fossey Centre.
Day 9: After breakfast, you are driven to Kigali international airport for a departure flight via Kigali city.
Day by day detailed itinerary of the 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda
Day 1 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda
Upon 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 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda
Your 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.
Day 3 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda
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.
Day 4 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda
From Lake Mburo National Park, you are driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast. On arrival at Queen Elizabeth National Park, your driver guide will transfer you to the kazinga channel for a boat cruise. The 45km long channel that joins lakes Edward and George is home to the largest concentration of Hippos in Africa and the experience is a memorable one. You take a mini game drive en route to an accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 5 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda
By 7:00am, you will be in Queen Elizabeth park headquarters for a morning game drive that lasts about 2-4 hours. After the game drive, you will return to your lodging facility for refreshment and have a meal then after be driven to lake Bunyonyi on about a 5 hours’ drive. You arrive in the evening and then spend the night at an accommodation in lake Bunyonyi.
Day 6 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda
In the morning you take a paddle canoe ride to the historical punishment island on Africa’s deepest lake. Along with a local guide, you will hear of the tales of this island that has a single tree surviving on it. After this adventure experience and probably the last Uganda safari activity, you are driven past the Uganda-Rwanda border to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Day 7 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda
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.
Day 8 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda
After breakfast, you again get in to the jungles of Volcanoes National Park for golden monkey trekking. This is the only habitat where mountain gorillas and golden monkeys co-exist in Rwanda and the experience lasts about 4 hours. In the afternoon, you pay a tribute visit to the Dian Fossey Centre and look at the efforts that have been put in to gorilla conservation one of the factors that of recent created the shift of mountain gorillas from critically endangered to endangered on the IUCN list. You are later on returned to your lodging facility.
Day 9 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda
After breakfast, you check out 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 before your driver guide takes you to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.
End of the 9 days Uganda wildlife tour & gorilla safari Rwanda
In just 9 days you can have the chance to have a wildlife encounter in Uganda and still do gorilla trekking in Rwanda. You can always customize the trip to your desires.