7 Days Uganda Rwanda gorilla safari exploring gorilla tracking in Volcanoes national park Rwanda, second gorilla tour in Bwindi impenetrable forest, wildlife viewing along the Kazinga channel, a game drive in the Savannah and lastly chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest. This tour starts from Kigali and ends in Kampala in Uganda
Day 1: Visit the Gisozi genocide memorial site – Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day 2: Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Trek and Gorilla guardian village
Day 3: Set off to cross into Uganda via the Cyangugu border to Bwindi Forest National park
Day 4: Bwindi Mountain Gorillas trekking and explore the Batwa Pygmies communities
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP through Ishasha Sector to view tree climbing lions as they rest on branches of fig trees in Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 6: Game Drive and Afternoon Launch Cruise along the Kazinga channel with great wildlife views
Day 7: Return to Kigali and Departure
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
This tour starts with an early morning pickup by our company representative from either a hotel / Kigali International Airport for a transfer to Volcanoes National Park, Musanze province
On your way, engage in a Kigali City Tour taking you through Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site before proceeding with your drive to the park. On arrival, proceed to your lodge check in; Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trek and Iby’wacu Cultural Center
Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code3 of conduct when trekking for the mountain gorillas. After locating the creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your guide for a drive back to your lodge.
After Lunch, step out for a visit to the Iby’wacu Cultural Village where you will learn more about the Rwandan cultural practices.
Later; Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Forest NP
After morning breakfast, you will hit the road for your transfer to Bwindi Forest NP, Uganda.
On arrival, proceed with an amazing canoe ride on Lake Mutanda and later, Dine and rest at Travan Trekkers / Bwindi Haven Lodge(Budget), Bwindi Jungle Lodge/ Bakiga Lodge(Midrange) and Chameleon Hill/ Gorilla Mist Lodge(Luxury).
Day 4: Bwindi Mountain Gorillas and Batwa Pygmies
Rise early, enjoy breakfast and proceed to the Bwindi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code of conduct when trekking for the mountain gorillas. After locating the creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your guide for a drive back to your lodge.
In the evening, step out for a visit to the Batwa Pygmies’ Community where you will learn more about their cultural practices.
Dine and rest at Travan Trekkers / Bwindi Haven Lodge (Budget), Bwindi Jungle Lodge/ Bakiga Lodge (Midrange) and Chameleon Hill/ Gorilla Mist Lodge (Luxury).
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP through Ishasha Sector
Following your breakfast, you will set off for Queen Elizabeth NP; driving through the Ishasha sector; watching out for the unique tree climbing lions. On arrival, check in at your lodge and later step out for an evening Game drive through the savannah grassland before retiring at your lodge.
Dine and rest at Simba Safari Camp (Budget), Park View Lodge/ Eganzi Lodge (Midrange) and Mweya Safari Lodge/ Kyambura Gorge Lodge (Luxury).
Day 6: Game Drive and Afternoon Launch Cruise
Rise early, for a game drive in the savanna of queen Elizabeth national park with great views of wildlife in the park.
Following your lunch, have a wonderful Launch Cruise on the Kazinga Channel where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of diversified wildlife species as they graze and drink near the Kazinga Channel area like the hippopotami, crocodiles, elephants, and Impalas among others.
Dine and rest at Simba Safari Camp9Budget), Park View Lodge/ Eganzi Lodge (Midrange) and Mweya Safari Lodge/ Kyambura Gorge Lodge (Luxury).
Day 7: Return to Kigali and Departure
Upon rising; have breakfast and later set off for Kigali for drop off at either a hotel or Kigali International Airport.
END OF TRIP
The tour quote inclusions
– Gorilla permit/s
– Chimps tracking Permit
– Genocide Memorial visit & Kigali city Tour
– Visit Gorilla Guardian Village
– Game drive
– Launch Cruise
– 4*4 Safari Vehicle
– English speaking guide
– Drinking water
– En route Lunch
– Air tickets
– Visa ad visa fees
– Items of personal nature
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
– Tips through the tour
Rwanda Guided tours taking you to explore – the Land of a Thousand Hills – a brave country moving past past the turmoil and horror of the 1994 genocide.
After 23 years, the country has worked together to rebuild her infrastructure and reconciliation among her people and her neighbors. The peaceful approach has remarkably worked for the beautiful small country, that today shines out as one of Africa’s safests and cleaned countries to visit.
Rwanda is a green mountainous country with remarkable scenery and welcoming people embracing a peaceful future complimented by the numerous attractions to see in Rwanda; the rare mountain gorillas which have made the country a must stop for all African to fulfill a life long dream of meeting our close cousins in the jungle,
At Wild Rwanda Safaris, all our tours are private and you can signup for this tour all year round crafted using our extensive knowledge and experience of creating gorilla tours in Rwanda. Your local expert guide will share great insight information about the lives, culture, history, flora and fauna of the beautiful country. We shall make sure your expectations are fulfilled and honored with great precious memories.
All tours have been planned to offer you a range of accommodation options so we fit all types of traveler budgets to offer you a very personal experience ranging from small
intimate guesthouses to midrange accommodation properties to top luxury acclaimed lodges in the different attractions and national parks. You have the power to decide the your tour budget and travel conveniently
Guide to drive distance between towns in Rwanda
- Kigali to Volcanoes National Park 2hrs 15 mins – 80 Kms
- Kigali to Akagera National Park – 2 hrs 30 mins Drive time – 120 Kms
- Kigali to Nyungwe National Park – 6hrs 30 mins Drive time – 225kms
- Kigali to Musanze – 2 hrs Drive time – 72 Kms
- Kigali to Gitarama – 1 hr Drive time – 51 Kms
- Kigali to Butare – 3 hrs Drive time – 142 Kms
- Butare to Cyangugu – 3 hrs Drive time – 155
- Musanze to Gisenyi – 1 hr Drive time – 62 Kms
- Kigali to Bugasera – 50 mins Drive time – 60 Kms
- Kigali to Kibuye – 3 hrs 20 mins – 130 Kms
- Kigali to Rwamagana – 1 hr Drive time 50 Kms