Uganda and Rwanda Safari

11 Days Uganda and Rwanda Safari (Watching The Great Apes)

The 11 Days Uganda and Rwanda Safari (Watching The Great Apes).

Itinerary Overview: 11 Days Uganda and Rwanda Safari

The 11 Days Uganda and Rwanda Safari (Watching The Great Apes). This Uganda and Rwanda Safari includes Watching Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Wildlife Game Viewing.

Set out on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure across the lush hills of Uganda and Rwanda in search of chimps and mountain gorillas in the wild. Observe chimps and gorillas with a primatologist in the jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Volcanoes National Park. Stay at breathtaking lodges, ranging from a lakeside house at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains to a hilltop eco-lodge with panoramic views of Rwanda’s volcanoes.

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 Tour Summary

  • Safari starts with pick up Kampala/Entebbe and ends with drop off in Kigali
  • Activities include game drive, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking
  • Transfers will be by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Accommodation before and after a trip can be arranged on request at an extra cost

What you need to know

  • Accommodation is provided as included 
  • Pack the right Gorilla trekking clothes
  • Tour can start any time of the year
  • The minimum age for the tour is 15 years 
  • Gorilla Permit is included in the cost

Itinerary Gallery: 11 Days Uganda and Rwanda Safari

Kazinga Channel
Nyakagezi Gorilla Family in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Safari Highlights: 11 Days Uganda and Rwanda Safari

  • Day 1 – 2: Entebbe, Uganda or Ngamba Island
  • Day 3 – 4: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 5 – 6: Kibale Forest National Park / Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 7 – 8: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Day 9 – 10: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
  • Day 11: Volcanoes National Park, Kigali
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Itinerary Details: 11 Days Uganda and Rwanda Safari

Day 1 – 2: Entebbe, Uganda or Ngamba Island

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and make your way to our hotel. The following day, go to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Ngamba Island, which was created in collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute as a home for rescued and orphaned chimps. Explore the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre later.

Meals Included: Day 2 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Accommodations: Lake Victoria Serena Resort

Day 3 – 4: Kibale Forest National Park

Fly from Entebbe to Kasese on your way to Kibale National Park, where you will check into our resort on a crater lake. Meet with Emily Otali, Field Director of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project, and learn about the many conservation and education programs that National Geographic supports. Look for chimps in the park, and other primates in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, such as black-and-white colobus, red-tailed, and blue monkeys, and the uncommon l’Hoest’s monkey.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily

Accommodations:  Kyaninga Lodge

Day 5 – 6: Kibale Forest National Park / Queen Elizabeth National Park

Spend the next morning tracking chimps. Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you can go on a safari in search of elephants, lions, and Ugandan kobs before an afternoon wildlife cruise.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily

Accommodations: Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Day 7 – 8: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The following morning, venture into the park’s forests, which are home to nearly half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Sit among these gentle giants and get a close look at one of the planet’s most endangered species.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily

Accommodations: Four Gorillas Lodge

Day 9 – 10: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Cross the border into Rwanda and settle into your private villa with views of the surrounding volcanoes and lakes. Learn about continuing conservation efforts from experts at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s Karisoke Research Center. Spend the next day pursuing mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, where Dian Fossey did gorilla study for 18 years. This evening, take in a traditional dancing performance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily

Accommodations: Virunga Lodge

Day 11: Volcanoes National Park, Kigali

This morning, join wildlife biologist and National Geographic grantee Deogratias Tuyisingize in the quest for endangered golden monkeys in the park. Transfer to Kigali International Airport (KGL) for your journey home after lunch.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

End of the 11 Days Uganda and Rwanda Safari

Cost Inclusions

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Transportation provided on-trip
  • Accommodation as agreed when confrimed
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary

Cost Exclusions

  •  Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas when applicable
  • Alcoholic beverages

Transport

  • 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
  • 4×4 safari van for budget travelers

Safari Route: 11 Days Uganda and Rwanda Safari

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