8 Days Uganda and Rwanda Safari


8 days of Ugan­da and Rwan­da safari will take you to des­ti­na­tions like Queen Eliz­a­beth Nation­al Park of Ugan­da where you will take part in a game dri­ve since it is a savan­nah Park and a boat cruise at Kazin­ga chan­nel which is a nat­ur­al chan­nel that con­nects lake Edward and George.

Con­nect to Bwin­di impen­e­tra­ble nation­al Park via Ishasha sec­tor when you reach Bwin­di do Goril­la trekking then Cross the bor­der to Rwan­da and you will dri­ve to vol­ca­noes nation­al Park and take part in gold­en mon­key trekking and hike to the grave of Dian Fos­sey. Your 8 days Ugan­da and Rwan­da safari will end with a city tour in Kigali.

Detailed Itin­er­ary.

Day 1: Trans­fer to Queen Eliz­a­beth Nation­al park

When you arrive at the air­port in Entebbe for your 8 days Ugan­da and Rwan­da safari, our com­pa­ny dri­ver guide is going to meet you and wel­come you to the pearl of Africa there­after, start on your trip through the coun­try­side to Queen Eliz­a­beth Nation­al Park in the west­ern part of Ugan­da. A stopover will be held in Fort por­tal city for your pic­nic lunch.

Day 2: Morn­ing game dri­ve and evening boat cruise

Be giv­en your deli­cious break­fast at your lodge and then dri­ve head­ing for a morn­ing game dri­ve an activ­i­ty that will give you an oppor­tu­ni­ty of view­ing much wildlife such as the rare tree climb­ing lions, olive baboons, African ele­phants, giraffes, leop­ards, buf­fa­los, antelopes and many more. Return to your lodge for lunch.

On the evening of this safari, have your break­fast at your lodge and after dri­ve for anoth­er inter­est­ing activ­i­ty, the boat cruise an activ­i­ty that will last for a 3–4 hour dri­ve across the 45 km along the Kazin­ga chan­nel. On this dri­ve expect to have a look at many aquat­ic ani­mals such as hip­pos, croc­o­diles and many bird species that will add a smile to your face. Dri­ve back to your lodge for your dinner.

Day 3: Game dri­ve in Ishasha sec­tor and pro­ceed to Bwin­di impen­e­tra­ble nation­al Park

With break­fast in the morn­ing, check out from the lodge and head for a game dri­ve to in Ishasha sec­tor. Ishasha sec­tor in Queen Eliz­a­beth Nation­al Park is where the rare tree climb­ing lions can be found. They can also be found in Man­yara of Tan­za­nia and Kruger of South Africa. Have your game dri­ve in Ishasha and have a look at the lions in trees hang­ing as they wait for the sun to go down and they hunt the inno­cent Top­is, Ugan­da kobs and many more animals.

After track­ing the rare tree climb­ing lions in Ishasha, pro­ceed with the dri­ve to Bwin­di impen­e­tra­ble nation­al Park in the south­west­ern part. You will arrive late for din­ner enjoy it and rest.

Day 4: Goril­la trekking

Wake up at the lodge, have break­fast then car­ry packed lunch from the lodge and dri­ve to the park head­quar­ters. The rea­son why we advise our clients to car­ry packed lunch is that the time spent in the for­est as you trek the moun­tain goril­las is some­times unpre­dictable because it can take a while day.

When you reach the Park head­quar­ters, be briefed by the Park ranger guide then be led to the for­est to search for one of the habit­u­at­ed goril­la groups in Bwin­di. Because they are endan­gered, when you see them, you will be allowed to spend one hour watch­ing them and tak­ing pho­tos as well and if your one hour ends, you will smart­ly move back to the park head­quar­ters to meet your driver.

Day 5: Cross the bor­der to Rwan­da and vis­it Ibyi­wacu Cul­tur­al site

Still on your 8 days Ugan­da and Rwan­da safari, you are going to cross the Cyani­ka bor­der to Rwan­da a coun­try unique on its own. Dri­ve to vol­ca­noes nation­al Park a short dis­tance from the bor­der imme­di­ate­ly you arrive, check in at the hotel for some refresh­ments then head for the cul­tur­al encounter in the Iby’iwachu Cul­tur­al Community.

Dur­ing your cul­tur­al encounter in this vil­lage, you will be enter­tained by the cul­tur­al dances of the Ban­yarwan­da, and also know more about their cul­tur­al beliefs and norms after dri­ving back to the lodge for dinner.

Day 6: Gold­en mon­key trekking and Dian Fos­sey hike

Wake up for break­fast and head to Vol­ca­noes Nation­al Park Head­quar­ters for brief­ing about Gold­en mon­key trekking. After that short brief­ing, start your search for one group of gold­en mon­keys. When you final­ly find them, spend one hour with them and see them jump from one tree to anoth­er. Move back to the lodge for lunch and hike to the grave of Dian Fossey.

Dian Fos­sey was a lady who was on research about moun­tain goril­las in vol­ca­noes nation­al Park and is now remem­bered for con­tribut­ing much to the present pop­u­la­tion of moun­tain goril­las. Retreat to the lodge for dinner.

Day 7: Trans­fer to Lake Kivu

Hav­ing had your break­fast at the lodge, dri­ve to Gisenyi town near Lake Kivu where you will take part in beach activ­i­ties like swim­ming, kayak­ing, canoe­ing and many more. You will spend the whole day enjoy­ing the beach activities.

Day 8: Departure

Dri­ve to Kigali from Lake Kivu, have a city tour and vis­it memo­r­i­al sites like Gisozi Geno­cide muse­um, Kigali Geno­cide Memo­r­i­al Site, reli­gious sites, schools to bet­ter under­stand the edu­ca­tion sys­tem of Rwan­da and mar­kets like Kimironko. After, dri­ve to Kigali Inter­na­tion­al air­port for your flight back home.

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