13 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari- Gorilla trek Rwanda
Explore the African Big five wildlife animals on the wildlife safari to Uganda and Rwanda with combined multi country safari with Rwanda gorilla trek. Visit Volcanoes national park, mgahinga national park, Queen Elizabeth national park , kibale forest national park, semliki national park with English speaking guide to guide you about the gorilla trekking & wildlife Safari. Look out for the big five on a wildlife safari holiday with Rwanda gorilla trek.
Safari Destinations to be visited on the 13 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safari
- Volcanoes national park known as the home for the mountain gorillas as its the second destination to visit the gorillas in virunga mountains ( Select the best gorilla family to visit ) Gorilla treks in Volcanoes requires you to secure the gorilla permit at USD 1500 $$$$$.
- Mgahinga National Park is known as the best & cheap destination for gorilla trekking as the uganda wildlife authority gorilla permits costs US$$$$600 ( Visit one Gorilla Family thats the nyakagezi gorilla group that is the migratory gorilla family that crosses border from Uganda to Rwanda and Even dr Congo.)
- Queen Elizabeth National Park located in western uganda and its mostly known for the boat cruise and the tree climbing lions in the ishasha sector .
- Semliki national park located in the western part too and known as the birding paradise and good for animals that move at night .
- Kibale Forest national Park known for the chimpanzee tracking and other primates that are watched during the nature walks ( requires a chimpanzee permit at $$$ 150 and the habituation costs $$220)
- Murchison falls national park and ziwa rhino to complete the search for the big five that have not been seen in the previous two wildlife national parks.
Detailed 13 Days Rwanda Uganda wildlife Safari- Gorilla Trekking tour.
Get the Best out of 13 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla and wildlife Safari with Active African Vacations that begins from Rwandan Airport Kigali and ends in Uganda with Double Gorilla Trekking and wildlife viewing in the potential National Parks of Uganda at the lowest Rates of Rwanda Gorilla Trek.
Day 1; arriving at Kigali international airport
After arriving at Kigali international airport, you will meet our guide, from there; the guide will drive you to musanze (Ruhengeri).Upon reaching you will check in at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Laplame Hotel/hotel muhabura for overnight and Dinner.
Day 2; Gorilla tracking
Very early in the morning at around 6am have breakfast and then head to the park headquarters at Kinigi with packed lunch for briefing and to be assigned the specific group to track. Tracking can take for about two to four hours depending on the type of the group you are going to track. In the evening after relaxing a bit head to Muko village which is a home of Ndifatanye Momahoro association, a collection of seven women who show travelers how baskets are woven and banana beer fermented .Here you need to pay for an interpreter since these women do not know how to speak English. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 3; Parc national des volcano to Mgahinga national park
Early in the morning, after breakfast from the hotel connect to Uganda (Mgahinga national park). Have lunch at Chameleon Lodge/Lake Mutanda Resort. In the evening after relaxing you go for Batwa trail where the Batwa guides will explain to you how they used to be in the forest before it was gazetted to a national park, hunting techniques, their songs and dance and more ways of life. For sure visiting these people will not be a loss in your life. Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Lodge/Lake Mutanda Resort/Kisoro Traveler Hotel.
Day 4; Mgahinga to queen Elizabeth National Park
Early in the morning at around 7:30 am you will head to the park headquarters with your packed lunch, where you will be briefed on the dos and don’ts in the park. After, continue with the guides to see the unique animals. Although here it takes longer to reach the gorillas but the going is much easier and the photography is usually better because the gorillas are often found in open. From tracking, rest a bit and then after the driver will you to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will pass via Ishasha area where if lucky you might see tree climbing lion’s en-route. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Lodge/Enganzi lodge/Bush lodge.
Day 5; game drive, Queen Elizabeth national park
In the morning after breakfast, head for game drive at Kasenyi where you will enjoy viewing the morning raisers like elephants, antelopes, lions and many more. Have lunch and relax at the lodge. In the evening continue for the launch cruise at Kazinga channel between Lake George and Edward. On this cruise animals like hippos, buffaloes, and birds like fish eagles, pelicans will be seen. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 6; Queen to Semliki national park
After breakfast from the lodge, the driver will drive you to Semliki national park; you will have a stopover in fort portal and have lunch at Garden Restaurant. Upon reaching check in at Semliki safari lodge. From there, go for walking trail (red monkey trail) which end at Semliki river that form border between Uganda and Congo. Dinner and overnight at Semliki safari lodge.
Day 7; Semliki to Kibale forest national park
After breakfast at the lodge, the guide will take you for Semliki hot springs.(steamy sulphure hot springs) they are two where the female is more accessible of the two and was where the women from Bamaga clan would make sacrifices to the gods before bathing naked in the natural springs. Your guide can demonstrate the waters temperature by boiling an egg. The male hot spring is where the men carried out their sacrificial rituals and it is accessed via a muddy forest trail with plenty of primates and bird life along the way. From here the guide will drive to Kibale forest national park, have a stopover in fortpotral for lunch. Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge/Mountain of the Moon Hotel/Kibale Forest Camp.
Day 8; Kibale Chimpanzees Tracking
Early in the morning, after breakfast at the camp, continue for chimpanzee tracking in the forest. At Kibale forest there is 90% of finding these unique relatives of ours and it is the most popular place for chimpanzee tracking in Uganda, here though there are plenty of hills, walking isn’t difficult if you are in shape. Lunch, in the evening, go for bird watching at Bigodi wetland sanctuary. This starts from the visitor center at Kanyanchu. Bigodi is a home to about 200 species of birds as well as butterflies and eight different species of primates including the grey- cheeked Mangabey all these if lucky might be seen along the trail. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 9; Kibale to Murchison falls national park.
In the morning after breakfast from the camp, the driver will drive to Murchison falls national park. You will have a stopover at Masindi for lunch and proceed. Note that on this day no activity will take place since travelling takes for the whole day. Dinner and overnight at Paraa lodge/Murchison River Lodge/Fort Murchison Camp.
Day 10; Murchison falls national park
Early in the morning, after breakfast at the camp, the guide will take you for game drive at Biligi area on the point between Albert and Victoria Niles. Here chances of spitting lions and leopards are quite good. From there, return to the camp for lunch. In the evening, proceed for the launch cruise where abundant hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes, thousands of birds including many fish eagles can be seen. After the cruise, continue to the top of the fall which is the most spectacular thing to happen to the Nile a long its 6700km length. The 50 m river is squeezed through this narrow gorge with un-believable power. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 11; Game Drives
Early in the morning, after breakfast , go for walking trail from the top to bottom of the river and the upper stretch of this path offers vies of Uhuru falls which the boat is not able to get close enough to appreciate , so the trail will give the complete Murchison falls experience. Return to red chill rest camp for lunch. In the evening after relaxing, go for nature walk s along the north bank of the Nile by Paraa safari lodge .It is popular with birds like white-napped pigeon. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 12; Murchison to Kampala
In the morning, after breakfast, the guide will take and visit the Bomu women’s group just before kanchumbanyobo gate. This small set up, offers a chance to learn how rural Ugandans live, their meals, souvenirs like baskets and others. From here the driver will drive you back to Kampala having a stopover in Masindi for lunch. Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel/Cassia Lodge/New Madagascar Hotel.
Day 13: Drive to Kampala
In the morning, after breakfast at your hotel, the driver will drive you back to Kampala to hotel or airport depending on the time of your flight.
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|Luxury||$ 8309 dollars||$ 5901 dollars||$ 5675 dollars||$ 5227 dollars||$ 5379 dollars||$ 5005 dollars|
|Mid-Range||$ 6835 dollars||$ 5040dollars||$ 4710 dollars||$ 4496 dollars||$ 4478 dollars||$ 4223 dollars|
|Budget||$ 6383 dollars||$ 4653 dollars||$ 4312 dollars||$ 4063 dollars||$ 3924 dollars||$ 3861 dollars|
The package includes’
Gorilla permits and other activities
Park entry fees
Driver allowances and any other expense included in the itinerary
The package excludes
Air tickets, visa, luxury drinks laundry, tips to porters, and any other personal expense not included in the itinerary.