7 Days Rwanda – Uganda Gorilla safari

Gorilla tracking in the Virungas

Day 1: Arrival for your gorilla safari

Transfer from Kigali International Airport to your hotel. You will drive through very many hills, the reason whyhills of Rwanda Rwanda is referred to as “The land of a thousand hills”.

You will dine and spend your night there as you prepare yourself for the tour in the morning.

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in the Rwanda Virungas

After your early morning breakfast transfer to Parc National des Volcans. You will reach the park headquarters at Kinigi for briefing, after which you will start tracking gorillas at 8.30 am. It might take you 2 to 6 hours to encounter the mountain gorillas and once found you will be allowed to view, interact and photograph the gorillas for only 1 hour. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest House (FB)

Day 3: Rwanda – Uganda Tour

After your early morning breakfast transfer to Uganda by road through the Kigezi Highlands commonly referred to the Switzerland of Africa, to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. After resting and having lunch, take a community walk to the Batwa( pygmy ) communities, whose cultural performances will freshen and usher you in a great deal of excitement even before you see the gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/ Camp/ Bandas (FB)

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Uganda-Bwindi

After an early morning breakfast go gorilla 5for a briefing at the park headquarters at Buhoma before tracking the gorillas at 8.30 am. You will take between an hour to a full day to encounter the gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as the time you spend will depend on their movements. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/ Camp/ Bandas (FB)

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National park

After your early morning breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo national park. You will have lunch in Mbarara town, a short distance to the park. Once in the park, you will have an afternoon game drive along the Lakeshore track, and you might be able to see several herds of zebra, eland, topis, oribis, buffaloes and very many species of birds. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/ Camp/ Guest house (FB)

Day 6: View Game in Lake Mburo national park

After your breakfast, you will then have a morning game drive in the Eastern hinterland of Lake Mburo national park. It has a network of game tracks which will make it possible for you to see a variety of animals and birds. After this game drive, you will say “good bye” to the park, have lunch en-route and proceed to the Equator,where you will have a stop-over for photography and shopping of handicrafts. You will then be transfered to Kampala – the capital city of Uganda. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/ Hotel/ Guest House (FB)

Day 7: Kampala City Tour
Depending on the time of your flight, you might be able to have a Kampala City tour. This tour will take you to;

Either – Buganda Heritage trails where you might see places such as the Kabaka’s palace, Kabaka’s lake, Kasubi tombs, Naggalabi coronation site

Or – Sight seeing in places such as the Uganda museum, Makerere University, Bahai temple, Namirembe  & Lubaga Cathedrals, Gadafi & kibuli mosques

NB: The places that you will visit on this day will largely depend on how much time you will have at your disposal in terms of your flight time.

You will then be transferred to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight back home.

End of your safari.