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9 Days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

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9 Days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

By |2019-01-29T08:16:40+00:00January 29th, 2019|safari news|Comments Off on 9 Days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

9 Days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

Overview of the 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

The 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda is a Rwanda gorilla trekking safari and wildlife tour in Uganda to the best of the safari parks within the two countries.  To the Pearl of Africa and the land of a thousand hills, the trip features a Uganda wildlife tour to Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park then mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

Your arrival point is Entebbe international airport in Uganda where you meet your safari driver guide for a transfer to a booked hotel/lodge in Kampala-Uganda’s capital. The next morning, you are driven by your safari guide to Lake Mburo National Park with a stop at the equator line before arriving to the park. You have a boat cruise that evening then a morning game rive the next day at Lake Mburo park after which you are driven to Queen Elizabeth park. At Queen Elizabeth Park, you go for a morning game drive then an evening boat cruise then continue to Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe ride/boat cruise on Africa’s deepest lake.  From Lake Bunyonyi you are driven to Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park where you undertake gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking and pay a visit to Dian Fossey center. You later on depart via Kigali international airport in Rwanda.

Highlights of the 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

Day 1: You arrive at Entebbe international airport where you meet a professional driver guide for a drive to a booked hotel or lodge in Kampala.

Day 2: After breakfast, you take a drive to Lake Mburo National Park for an evening game drive with a stop at the equator line.

Day 3: In the morning, you go for a morning nature walk in Lake Mburo National Park and undertake an evening boat cruise.

Day 4: You have morning breakfast then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you undertake an evening launch trip on the 45km long Kazinga channel that joins lakes Albert and Edward.

Day 5: In the morning you undertake a morning game drive in the Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth then transfer to lake Bunyonyi in the evening.

Day 6: You take a canoe ride and relax at the shores of lake Bunyonyi then transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Day 7: After early morning breakfast and briefing on the Rwanda gorilla trekking safari etiquette, you go gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park for about 2-6hours.

Day 8: This morning you return to Volcanoes National Park for golden monkey trekking and pay a visit to the Dian Fossey Centre.

Day 9: After breakfast, you are driven via Kigali city to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

Day 1 of the 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

Upon arrival for your awaited trip at Entebbe international airport, you will meet your safari driver guide who welcomes you and gives a hand in transfer to your safari vehicle. With a briefing on the whole trip you transfer to a hotel/lodge in Kampala. Upon arrival at the lodge, you check in, relax, have dinner and spend the night as you rest from jet lag and prepare to start the road trip to the countryside the next morning.

Day 2 of the 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda

From your lodging facility in Kampala, your professional safari driver guide will pick you up as early as 7:00am for a road trip to Lake Mburo National Park. After an 80km drive from Kampala, you will have stop at the equator line in Kayabwe for a zero-latitude experience and photography. Here you take memorable pictures of the world’s dividing line and do water experiments to prove the forces of this point after then you continue with the drive to the southern hemisphere to Lake Mburo National Park. Upon arrival, you will check in to your accommodation facility, have lunch and then after go to the park headquarters for an evening game drive at 4:00pm. The game drive lasts about 2-4hours then after return for dinner and an overnight stay at an accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 3 of the 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

Early morning, you start the day with a hot cup of African coffee then after be driven to the park for a morning game drive. As the early risers get out to search for prey, you have the possibility to sight several wild species like the Zebras, Kobs, antelopes and many others. After about 2-4 hours of the game drive, you return to your lodging facility for refreshment and a meal. In the evening, you go for a boat cruise to the Lake Mburo where you sight several water animals then after return to your hotel/lodge where you spend the night.

Day 4 of the 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda

From Lake Mburo National Park, you are driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast. On arrival at Queen Elizabeth National Park, your driver guide will transfer you to the kazinga channel for a boat cruise. The 45km long channel that joins lakes Edward and George is home to the largest concentration of Hippos in Africa and the experience is a memorable one. You take a mini game drive en route to an accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 5 of the 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

By 7:00am, you will be in Queen Elizabeth park headquarters for a morning game drive that lasts about 2-4 hours. After the game drive, you will return to your lodging facility for refreshment and have a meal then after be driven to lake Bunyonyi on about a 5 hours’ drive. You arrive in the evening and then spend the night at an accommodation in lake Bunyonyi.

Day 6 of the 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

In the morning you take a paddle canoe ride to the historical punishment island on Africa’s deepest lake. Along with a local guide, you will hear of the tales of this island that has a single tree surviving on it. After this adventure experience and probably the last Uganda safari activity, you are driven past the Uganda-Rwanda border to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Day 7 of the 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

After breakfast at your accommodation in Volcanoes National Park, you are transferred to the park for gorilla trekking. Your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari experience starts with briefing at 8:00am by the park rangers on the Rwanda gorilla trekking etiquette. You then get into the jungle alongside 7 other trekkers and an armed park ranger where you spend about 2-6hours in the jungle and a single hour in the presence of the gentle mountain gorillas. You return to the trek start point where you meet your driver guide for a drive back to your lodging facility for relaxation.

Day 8 of the 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda

 

After breakfast, you again get in to the jungles of Volcanoes National Park for golden monkey trekking. This is the only habitat where mountain gorillas and golden monkeys co-exist in Rwanda and the experience lasts about 4 hours. In the afternoon, you pay a tribute visit to the Dian Fossey Centre and look at the efforts that have been put in to gorilla conservation one of the factors that of recent created the shift of mountain gorillas from critically endangered to endangered on the IUCN list. You are later on returned to your lodging facility.

Day 9 of the9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

After breakfast, you check out and be driven to Kigali town where you undertake a short city tour on a visit to the genocide memorial center. You can also do some shopping before your driver guide takes you to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

End of the 9 days gorilla safari Rwanda wildlife tour Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

Tailoring a safari to Uganda and Rwanda is an idea many have always appreciated. Many tourists also combine their safari in Rwanda with a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park and golden monkey trekking at Mgahinga gorilla national park.

 

 

 

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