6 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari

6 Days Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Book and enjoy this tailored 6 Days Uganda Rwanda gorilla safari for double gorilla trekking and game viewing experience. In the 6 Days, you will visit Queen Elizabeth National park; the second largest park in Uganda sheltering a variety of wild animals, hunters, browsers and grazers. Guided game drives in the savannah grasslands of the park offers you spectacular views of wild animals feeding, socialising and resting. Expect to see big herds of Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Uganda kobs, Waterbucks, Topis, Elands, Warthogs, Leopards, Spotted Hyenas, Giant forest hogs, hipos and Nile crocodiles among others.

The Kyambura gorge is home to the endangered chimpanzees rewarding you with a memorable chimpanzee trekking experience. In addition. the Ishasha sector shelters the rare tree climbing lions seen in the acacia trees. Still in Queen Elizabeth National park, enjoy a boat cruise at kazinga channel which connects Lake Edward and George. The 2 hour cruise is best for game viewing, bird watching experience and cold breezes. Vegetation in Queen elizabeth National park comprise of savannah grasslands, savannah woodlands, wetlands and forests. For birders, the park is an Important Birding Area in Uganda sheltering over 600 bird species which include swampy flycatcher, Collared Planticole, African Skimmer, Papyrus genolek, Shoebill and Red Chested sunbird among others

Visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park for the 1st gorilla trekking experience. Bwindi is home to half of the world’s total gorilla population with over 450 mountain gorillas living there. The forest is divided into four sectors Buhoma in the North, Ruhija in the East, Nkuringo and Rushaga in the south. You will trek one of the 17 habituated gorilla families in Bwindi Forest. These families are Mubare, the oldest park in Uganda, Habinyanja, Rushegura, Mishaya, Nkuringo, Bwengye, Busingye, Katwe, Christmas, Kutu, Nkuringo, Bweza, Oruzogo, Muyambi, Bitukura, Mukiza, Kahungye, Mucunguzi and Rwigi gorilla group.

The high number of gorilla groups in Bwindi Forest guarantee availability permits which give many travelers a chance to see gorillas. More so, Bwindi forest is a centre of the experimental gorilla habituation experience which give you chance to spend four hours with gorillas. Mushaho and Bikyingi gorilla groups are the ones undergoing habituation.

The 6 Days safari also takes you to Volcanoes National park where you will do a 2nd gorilla trekking experience. Trek and meet up with one of the 10 gorilla families (Ugenda, Umubano, Amahoro, Karisimbi, Sabyinyo, Susa A, Hirwa, Pablo, Titus and Ugenda gorilla family) which live in this bamboo forest park. Volcanoes Park will also offer you the exciting golden monkey trekking experience to see these playful creatures. In addition to primate trekking, Volcanoes National park is a centre of mountain hiking experience being home to 5 dormant volcanoes. Other attractions in the park include Musanze caves, Bulera and Ruhondo twin lakes.

Regarding vegetation cover, Volcanoes National park is comprised of rainforests, bamboos, marshes, meadows, wetlands and grasslands. A cultural tour to the Ibyiwacu cultural village is the best way to experience traditions cultures, norms and beliefs of Rwandese. The Intore and Amakondere dance will be performed to welcome and entertain you. There you will take part in different local activities such as brewing local beer, preparing local foods and the like. Travelers are also dressed as queen and kings demonstrating the traditional kingship in Rwanda. Volcanoes National park is roughly 3 hours drive from Kigali which make it the most accessible gorilla park.

The 6 Days safari will start from Kampala ending in Kigali Rwanda tailored and guided by Africa Adventure Safaris, a reliable travel agent in East and Central Africa

Trip Overview
Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – evening game drives
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and boat cruise
Day 3: ishasha Game Drive – Transfer to Bwindi national park
Day 4: 1st Gorilla tracking and transfer to Volcanoes NP
Day 5: 2nd Gorilla trekking & cultural walk
Day 6: Golden monkey tracking, Kigali city tour, and Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park and Evening game drives.
After your morning breakfast, our driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to Queen Elizabeth national park taking you roughly 4 hours drive to reach the park. check in with the lodge, have lunch and rest waiting for the evening game drive. In the early evening, you will dry to the open savannah of kasenyi plains for game drives which providing you with great views of animals such as buffalos, elephants, antelopes, impalas and Uganda kobs among others browsing in the park. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge/ Katara Lodge/Park View Lodge.

gorilla tracking

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and boat cruise
Wake up early, have breakfast and go for chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge to see the closest relatives of human beings. After trekking, you will go back to the lodge for a hot lunch and refreshment. In the afternoon, drive to kazinga channel for a boat cruise. The cruise provides you with spectacular views of the various bird species and animals such as crocodiles, Hippos, Elephants, Buffalo among others along the shores. Dinner and overnight at the lodge (Day 1).

Day 3: ishasha Game Drive – Transfer to Bwindi national park
Have morning breakfast, check out from the lodge and drive ishasha southern sector of the national park for tree climbing lions. Have lunch at Savannah hotel and proceed to Bwindi forest reaching in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany springs/Buhoma lodge.

Day 4: 1st Gorilla tracking and transfer to Volcanoes NP
After morning breakfast, you will transfer to the national park headquarters at 7:00am for briefing before trekking. At 8:00 am, transfer to the starting point of the trekking trails and start up your hike following the various trail in tracks in the forest in search of the allocated gorilla family. On reaching these great apes, you will spend an hour observing their human-like characters and then descend back to the lodge. In the afternoon, you will check out of the lodge and transfer to Volcanoes national park. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Gorilla Solution Lodge/Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge.

golden monkey tracking

Day 5: 2nd Gorilla trekking & cultural walk
Wake up early, have morning breakfast and with packed lunch transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing by the park rangers before trekking. At You 8:00am, follow trails into the forest searching for gorillas. You will spend an hour with these endangered species after which you will descend back to the starting point and then to the lodge. In the evening, visit the local villages where you will be introduced to Rwanda traditional culture. Dinner and overnight at the lodge (Day 4).

Day 6: Golden monkey tracking & Departure
After your morning breakfast, go for golden monkey trekking in the park and enjoy a moment with hem as they jump over and play all over the place. As with the gorillas, you will spend an hour with the golden monkey’s and then descend back. Drive back to the lodge, have lunch, check out and transfer to Kigali. You will have a city tour to various tourism sites such as the Kigali convention center, presidential palace, and the Kigali genocide memorial center and then connect to the airport for your return flight.

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