Overview of the 8 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari & wildlife tour

This 8 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari & wildlife tour is a combined safari will start in Uganda and end in Rwanda. This trip is blended with a visit to all the major tourist destinations in Ugandan and Rwanda. On your 8 days Uganda Rwanda safari, expect to track to go for a Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale National Park, view much of wildlife in the Queen Elizabeth national Park, and then you will go for a gorilla trekking safari Uganda in the Land of a thousand hills Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park and thereafter you will go to Nyungwe National Park Rwanda for a chimpanzee trekking safari and canopy walk. You will set off for this tour in your 4×4 safari Land cruiser, 4×4 safari van, 4×4 super custom, 4×4 safari mini van depending on the number of people coming for the safari. Accommodation on this trip will depend on your choice ranging from luxury, mid-range and budge.

Highlight of the 8 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari & wildlife tour

Detailed Itinerary of the 8 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari & wildlife tour

Day 1 of the 8 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari & wildlife tour: Depart your hotel and transfer to Kibale Forest National park
On this day, be up early in the morning, have breakfast at the hotel. You will meet and greet your driver guide, who will take you through a short briefing about your safari. After the short briefing, you will then set off for your 8 days safari in Uganda and Rwanda beginning with Kibale Forest National Park Uganda using the Kampala-Mubende-Fort portal road. While travelling, you will have spectacular views of the green rolling hills covered with plantations. Arrive in Fort Portal, have lunch and then transfer to the hotel that was prior booked for you, check in and rest. Depending on how you feel, in the evening, you may decide to take a nature walk around before you dine.

Day 2 of the 8 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari & wildlife tour: Do chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest, have lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After your breakfast at your lodging facility, your driver guide will transfer you to Kanyanchu the Kibale National Park headquarters for your early morning briefing about the do’s and don’ts of the Chimpanzee trekking activity in Uganda. After the briefing, the ranger guide will then lead you into the rain forest where you will spend about 4-5 hours searching for the chimpanzees. These primates are very mobile and viewing them is unpredictable but during this forest walk you will see them. This forest was named “ the primate capital of the world” so it is home to the biggest number of chimpanzees and other primates including Lhoestes, Red-colobus, Blues, Red-tailed, grey cheeked mangabeys, birds and a good number of butterflies. While in the forest, your ranger guide will provide detailed explanations about the primates and about the forest’s fauna and flora. After the activity, return to the lodge, have lunch, freshen up, check out and later transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park following the Rwenzori Mountain range most of the journey. Arrive at your booked lodge, check in, dine and relax.

Day 3 of the 8 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari & wildlife tour: You will do a game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park in the morning and an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel in the afternoon

After a very early morning break tea or coffee, your driver guide will pick you up at the lodge and take you for your early morning game drive in the park along the Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in search of animals like: lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mangoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard. The park is also rich with over 606 bird species recorded there. The game drive in the park will last for about 3-4 hours depending on your choice. You will then return to the lodge and have proper breakfast, relax and have lunch there too. In the afternoon after your lunch, your driver guide will be transfer you to the Mweya peninsula where you will board your boat cruise. This unique experience will last about 2 hours along the mighty Kazinga Channel. This launch cruise gives you a great opportunity for memory photography, bird watching and game viewing at close range for you will see lots of animals along the shores as they quench their thirst. Return from the activity, and do a simple evening game drive as you return to the lodge. Rest, have dinner and spend your night there.

Day 4 of the 8 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari & wildlife tour: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhegeri (Musanze district)
After an early morning breakfast, you and your guide will transfer to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda via Kisoro Kyanika border post, while there, you will go through border crossing procedures before proceeding to arrive in Ruhenjeri. You will arrive in Volcanoes National Park in the afternoon, have lunch, check in, relax for the rest of the day, have dinner and spend your overnight there.

Day 5 of the 8 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari & wildlife tour: Do your Gorilla trekking safari Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park and return to the lodge
After your breakfast at your hotel/ lodge, set off with your packed lunch for your early morning briefing at the park headquarters that starts at 8:00am by the park rangers about the do’s and the don’ts of the Rwanda gorilla trekking safari activity. After the briefing, the park rangers will lead you into the Volcanoes Forest to trek these great apes. Trekking mountain gorillas might take you about 2-8 hours depending on the location of the gorillas. Once you sight them, you will strictly spend 1hour watching these relatives of ours before returning to your hotel to relax for the rest of the day.

Day 6 of the 8 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari & wildlife tour: Transfer to Nyugwe Forest National Park to your prior booked hotel.

After your breakfast, you will be transferred Nyungwe Forest National Park at your prior booked hotel/lodge. During your journey, you will enjoy spectacular views of the rolling hills of Rwanda as you approach the park.  Arrive at your prior booked hotel, check in, freshen up and relax. Depending on how you will be feeling, you may decide to take a nature walk around the lodge.

Day 7 of the 8 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari & wildlife tour: Do a Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe Forest and a canopy walk in the afternoon

Early in the morning, have breakfast and set off together with your packed lunch to the park headquarters for a briefing about the Chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda that starts at 8am by the ranger guides about the trekking etiquette. After the briefing, you will be led into the forest to search for the chimpanzees. Retire from the activity and go for lunch. After lunch, you will go for your 2 hours canopy walk along a 200m bridge above the canopies.

Day 8 of the 8 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari & wildlife tour: Transfer to Kigali for your flight

Have breakfast at the lodge, and after transfer to the Kigali to your hotel or to Kigali International airport for your flight.

End of your 8 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari & wildlife tour