8 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour

The 8 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safari takes Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park & Golden Monkey Tracking, Dian Fossey Hike, Gorilla Safari in Bwindi Forest National Park and Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Trip Overview

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 3: Dian Fossey Centre & Golden Monkey Tracking

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park 

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7: Game drive & Boat ride

Day 8: Departure to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, meet our guide and thereafter transfer to volcanoes via the undulating thousand hills of Rwanda, with stopover at some of the genocide memorials, lunch en-route and then after spend the evening taking the village walk to local community’s projects. Dinner and overnight at Lebombou lodge/Laplame Hotel/Kinigi guest house. Meal plan: H/B

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Have breakfast, thereafter continue to the park head quarters for briefing about the mountain gorillas in the mist and the park as well, after enter into the jungle to search for the mountain gorillas and you meet them stay with them for about an hour while taking the unforgettable photographs and videos. Have your packed lunch, and then return to the park offices for your gorilla trekking certificate. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B
8 Days Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla Safari

Day 3: Dian Fossey Centre & Golden Monkey Tracking

After breakfast, visit the Dian Fossey centre and at this point you will experience the great work that a primatologist Dian Fossey did towards the conservation of mountain gorillas in the mist, for her great work she did to conserve the mountain gorillas lead to the loss of her life by the local hunting Rwandese. Evening enjoy tracking the golden monkeys in the mist, thereafter either return to lodge to relax or if time allows you can enjoy an evening village walk. Dinner and overnight as above, meal plan: F/B

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park

After breakfast, embark the safari vehicle and drive to Uganda via Cyanika/Katuna border with lunch en-route, upon arrival check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight, Clouds lodge/Nkuringo gorilla camp/Nshongi gorilla resort/Wagtail Eco camp. Meal plan: F/B
8 Days Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla Safari

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park 

Have breakfast, thereafter continue to the park head quarters for briefing about the mountain gorillas in the mist and the park as well, after enter into the jungle to search for the mountain gorillas and you meet them stay with them for about an hour while taking the unforgettable photographs and videos. Have your packed lunch, and then return to the park offices for your gorilla trekking certificate. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, embark the safari truck and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha southern sector and on your way search for the African tree climbing lions and other wildlife species like the elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, bush and water buck, oribi and topi among others. Then after drive to the mweya peninsula for your dinner and overnight at Mweya lodge/Katara lodge/Jacana lodge/Enganzi lodge/Bush lodge. Meal plan: F/B

Day 7: Game drive & Boat ride

After early cup of coffee, embark the safari truck and go for the morning game drive to look for wildlife species like the lions, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, water and bush bucks, Uganda Kobs, leopards among others and variety of birds. Return to lodge for lunch, after proceed to the starting point of the boat cruise and take the boat cruise along the Kazinga channel which connects the Lake Edward to Lake Gorge and on this cruise be prepared with your cameras and video tapes to take unforgettable photographs and videos of wildlife and birds! Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B

Day 8: Departure to Kampala

After your breakfast, embark our safari truck and transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route, stop at the equator for souvenirs and art shopping to take back home. After transfer to airport for your return flight back home.

The package includes:

  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Gorilla permits for Rwanda and Uganda
  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Full time English speaking guide
  • Visit Dian Fossey
  • Border crossing
  • Park entrance
  • Car entry
  • Boat ride along Kazinga channel
  • Game drive

The package excludes:

The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes.

8 Days Gorilla trekking Tour Rwanda and Uganda