8 Days Rwanda Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

8 Days Rwanda Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari


Embark on an exhilarating 8 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari adventure through the heart of Africa’s wilderness with our meticulously crafted Rwanda Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari. Your journey begins in Rwanda, where you’ll be captivated by the awe-inspiring landscapes of Volcanoes National Park, home to the rare and majestic mountain gorillas. Trek through lush forests, guided by experienced trackers, for an intimate encounter with these gentle giants, an experience that promises to be both humbling and unforgettable.

Next, cross the border into Uganda, where the lush plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park await. Here, embark on thrilling game drives, seeking out the iconic African Big Five amidst stunning savannah and crater lakes. But the adventure doesn’t end there – delve into the dense jungles of Kibale Forest National Park, where you’ll encounter troops of playful chimpanzees swinging through the canopy. From the vibrant city life of Kigali to the untamed wilderness of Uganda, this safari promises an immersive journey through some of Africa’s most captivating landscapes, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

 

8 Days Rwanda Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari Highlights

 

Detailed 8 Days Rwanda Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Arrival In Kigali City and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Batwa Cultural Experience


Your 8 Days Rwanda Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari adventure begins with your arrival in Kigali, Rwanda’s vibrant capital city, where you’ll be warmly welcomed by our experienced team. From there, you’ll embark on a scenic journey towards the lush wilderness of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. As you traverse through the picturesque countryside, be prepared to be mesmerized by the breathtaking landscapes and the rich cultural tapestry that defines this region. Upon reaching Bwindi, you’ll immerse yourself in the unique heritage of the Batwa people, one of the oldest indigenous communities in the area.

Delve into their fascinating way of life, learning about their traditional hunting techniques, medicinal plants, and vibrant cultural rituals. This immersive cultural experience offers a glimpse into a world that is as enchanting as it is enlightening. After a day filled with exploration and discovery, retire to your comfortable accommodations nestled amidst the tranquil beauty of the forest, ready to embark on the next leg of your unforgettable journey.

  • Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Safari Camp (Mid-Range) or Kiho Gorilla Safari Lodge (Upmarket) –Lodge inside Bwindi Forest
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Drinking Water

 

Day 2: Go Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest and Drive to lake Bunyonyi for overnight


On day two of your remarkable 8 Days Rwanda Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari journey, prepare for an extraordinary adventure as you set out to encounter one of nature’s most magnificent creatures: the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Guided by expert trackers and armed with a sense of wonder, you’ll embark on an exhilarating trek through the dense jungle, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the untamed wilderness. As you traverse rugged terrain and dense vegetation, anticipation mounts with every step, until finally, you come face to face with these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Witnessing these majestic creatures in the wild is a truly humbling experience, leaving an indelible impression on all who are fortunate enough to behold them.

After an awe-inspiring morning spent in the company of gorillas, you’ll bid farewell to Bwindi and journey onwards to the serene shores of Lake Bunyonyi. Here, amidst the tranquil beauty of Africa’s second-deepest lake, you’ll unwind and rejuvenate, basking in the breathtaking scenery and soaking in the serenity of your surroundings. As the sun sets over the horizon, casting hues of gold and crimson across the water, you’ll settle into your lakeside accommodation, ready to reflect on the day’s extraordinary adventures and eagerly anticipate the wonders that await you on the next leg of your journey.

 

Day 3: Morning Activities at Lake Bunyonyi and Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park through Ishasha Sector for Tree Climbing Lions


As the sun rises over the tranquil waters of Lake Bunyonyi, day three of your unforgettable 8 Days Rwanda Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari journey begins with a morning filled with leisurely activities amidst the stunning natural beauty of this picturesque setting. Take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters, paddle out in a traditional dugout canoe to explore the myriads of islands that dot the lake, or simply relax on the shores, soaking in the serene ambiance that surrounds you. After a leisurely morning, bid farewell to the idyllic shores of Lake Bunyonyi and embark on a scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, traversing through the captivating landscapes of the Ishasha Sector famed for its population of iconic tree-climbing lions.

Keep your eyes peeled as you navigate through the savannah, scanning the branches of the towering fig trees for a glimpse of these elusive predators in their natural habitat. With luck on your side, you may be treated to the sight of these magnificent creatures lounging lazily in the branches, an experience that promises to be both thrilling and surreal. As the day draws to a close, continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you’ll settle into your accommodation amidst the untamed beauty of the African wilderness, ready to embark on the next chapter of your safari adventure.

  • Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation: Elephant Hub Safari Lodge (Mid-Range) or Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket) –Lodge inside Queen Elizabeth
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinking Water

 

Day 4: Full Day Adventure in Queen Elizabeth National Park (Game Drives, and Boat Cruise)


Day four unfolds as a full day of thrilling 8 Days Rwanda Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari adventure in the spectacular Queen Elizabeth National Park, promising an immersive safari experience like no other. With the dawn casting its golden light across the sweeping plains, embark on an exhilarating morning game drive, traversing through the diverse ecosystems of the park in search of Africa’s iconic wildlife. Keep your camera at the ready as you navigate through the vast savannah, scanning the horizon for sightings of majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, imposing buffalo herds, and the elusive predators that roam these untamed landscapes.

As the sun climbs higher in the sky, retreat from the plains to the tranquil waters of the Kazinga Channel, where a leisurely boat cruise awaits. Drift along the shimmering waters, flanked by lush banks teeming with an abundance of wildlife, from bathing hippos and basking crocodiles to colorful bird species that call this pristine habitat home. Marvel at the sights and sounds of the natural world unfolding around you, as you soak in the breathtaking beauty of one of Africa’s most diverse ecosystems. After a day filled with unforgettable encounters and breathtaking scenery, return to your accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you’ll reminisce on the day’s adventures and eagerly anticipate the wonders that await you on the next leg of your journey.

  • Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation: Elephant Hub Safari Lodge (Mid-Range) or Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket) –Lodge inside Queen Elizabeth
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinking Water

 

Day 5: Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park; Twin Lakes Tour and Bigodi Wetland Walk


Day five begins with another exhilarating morning game drive through the vast wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park, offering you another chance to encounter the incredible diversity of wildlife that calls this region home. As the sun bathes the savannah in golden light, set out in search of iconic African species such as lions, leopards, and hyenas, as well as the park’s abundant birdlife and smaller mammals. With the expertise of your guide, traverse through the park’s varied landscapes, from open plains to dense forests, for an unforgettable safari experience.

After bidding farewell to Queen Elizabeth National Park, embark on a scenic journey to Kibale Forest National Park, renowned as the primate capital of East Africa. En route, indulge in the Twin Lakes Tour, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the serene crater lakes nestled amidst the verdant countryside. Pause to capture the beauty of the landscape and perhaps spot some of the local birdlife that frequents these tranquil shores.

Upon reaching Kibale Forest National Park, immerse yourself in the lush tropical beauty of this biodiverse haven with a leisurely walk through the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Accompanied by experienced guides, venture into the heart of the wetlands, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot a myriad of bird species, as well as playful monkeys and other small mammals that inhabit this pristine ecosystem. As the day draws to a close, retire to your accommodation surrounded by the tranquil sounds of the forest, ready to embark on the next leg of your adventure in the morning.

  • Destination: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Safari Lodge (Mid-Range) or Kyaninga Safari Lodge (Upmarket) – Lodge inside Kibale Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinking Water

 

Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park


Day six heralds an exhilarating exploration of the lush and vibrant Kibale Forest National Park, as you embark on an unforgettable chimpanzee tracking adventure. With the first light of dawn filtering through the dense canopy, set out into the heart of the forest accompanied by expert guides and trackers, who will lead you in search of our closest relatives in the wild. As you traverse the tangled undergrowth and listen to the symphony of birdcalls overhead, anticipation mounts with every step, until suddenly, you catch sight of a troop of chimpanzees swinging gracefully through the trees.

Witnessing these intelligent and playful primates in their natural habitat is a truly mesmerizing experience, offering insights into their complex social structures and behaviors. Follow their movements through the forest, observing their interactions and antics with awe and wonder. With luck on your side, you may even have the opportunity to witness moments of tenderness between mothers and their young, or the excitement of a boisterous group of adolescents at play. As the morning unfolds and your encounter draws to a close, leave the forest with cherished memories and a newfound appreciation for the incredible biodiversity of Uganda’s wilderness.

  • Destination: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Safari Lodge (Mid-Range) or Kyaninga Safari Lodge (Upmarket) – Lodge inside Kibale Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinking Water

 

Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda


On day seven, your 8 Days Rwanda Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari journey continues as you bid farewell to the enchanting beauty of Kibale Forest National Park and embark on a scenic transfer to the legendary Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. As you traverse the picturesque landscapes, relish in the breathtaking vistas of rolling hills, verdant valleys, and terraced slopes dotted with vibrant villages. En route, pause to savor the sights and sounds of rural life, perhaps engaging with local communities to gain deeper insights into their customs and traditions.

Upon arriving at Volcanoes National Park, you’ll be greeted by the majestic peaks of the Virunga Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the renowned mountain gorillas. Settle into your accommodation nestled amidst the lush forests surrounding the park, where you’ll spend the evening basking in the tranquility of your surroundings and eagerly anticipating the thrilling adventures that await you in the days to come.

  • Destination: Volcanoes National Park
  • Accommodation: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge (Mid-Range) or Sabinyo Gorilla Safari Lodge (Upmarket) – Lodge inside Volcanoes Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinking Water

 

Day 8: Golden Monkey Tracking and Transfer Back to Kigali City for Departure


On the final day of your extraordinary 8 Days Rwanda Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari adventure, immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Volcanoes National Park with a thrilling golden monkey tracking experience. As the morning sun casts its golden rays over the mist-shrouded forest, set out on foot accompanied by expert guides, ready to encounter these playful primates in their natural habitat. Traverse through the dense foliage, listening to the melodic calls of birds overhead and the rustle of leaves underfoot, until you catch sight of the enchanting golden monkeys frolicking amidst the treetops. Marvel at their vibrant coats and agile movements, capturing cherished moments with your camera as you observe their fascinating behaviors up close.

After bidding farewell to the golden monkeys, embark on a scenic transfer back to Kigali, where your journey first began. Along the way, reflect on the unforgettable memories and experiences gathered throughout your safari adventure, from the majestic mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the diverse wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park and the pristine beauty of Kibale Forest. Upon reaching Kigali, you’ll be transported to the airport in time for your departure, with hearts full of cherished memories and spirits uplifted by the wonders of Africa’s wilderness. As you bid adieu to this captivating land, carry with you the echoes of its untamed beauty and the promise of future adventures yet to come.

  • Destination: Kigali City
  • Accommodation: No Accommodation
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinking Water

 

End of the 8 Days Rwanda Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

8 Days Rwanda Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permit ($8000pp)
  • Chimp permit ($250pp)
  • Golden Monkey Permit ($100)
  • All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fee

 

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