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.
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.