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10 Days Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla trek

Safari overview

10 Days Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla trek, This safari will give you an opportunity to explore Uganda and Rwanda’s secrets, you will visit the mountain gorillas in Bwindi national park (Uganda) and volcanoes national park(Rwanda), also track the chimpanzees in the kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park as well as exploring Kampala and Kigali cities

Brief itinerary for 10 Days Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla trek

Arrival and Half day Kampala City tour

Transfer to Kibale forest national park

Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi nature walk

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park game drive

Chimpanzee tracking and launch cruise

Depart for Bwindi Gorilla National Park

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park

Transfer to Rwanda

Mountain Gorilla Tracking (volcanoes national park)

Kigali city tour and departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Half day Kampala City tour

On arrival at Entebbe international airport, our safari guide will be waiting for you to transfer you to your booked accommodation in Kampala Uganda’s capital and largest city. however if you arrive in time in Kampala, you will explore the Kampala city and visit some of the interesting places around, including the Kasubi Tombs the burial place of over 4 kings of Buganda, Buganda kingdom to get more information about the origin and history of Buganda, visit the Namirembe and Rubaga cathedral, one of the biggest Christian churches in Africa. Both churches offer a magnificent view of Kampala city, if time allows you will visit Namugongo shrine where over 22 Uganda martyrs where killed for failure to renounce their faith. Dinner and Overnight at

Location: Kampala/Entebbe

Accommodation options:

  • Luxury: Latitude 0 Degrees/ Serena Hotel Kigo
  • Mid-range: Cassia Lodge/ 2 friends Hotel entebbe
  • Budget: Via Via hotel/Malakai Eco Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale forest national park

You will be picked up by our safari guide from the hotel/ lodge at 8:00am after breakfast and then driven to fort portal in the south western part of Uganda, passing through stunning sceneries of lush homesteads, tea plantation and farms of the beautiful rural country side of Uganda. This scenic drive takes approximately 5 to 6 hours arriving in the afternoon. You will have lunch en-route in Fort portal town before driving to your booked accommodation where you will stay prior to your chimpanzee tracking the nest day. However if the evening is free you will visit the nearby lakes around the park. Dinner and an overnight at

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Budget: Lake Nkuruba Camp Site | Kibale Forest Camp|Rweteera Safari Park

Midrange: Chimpanzee Guest House | Kibale Forest Camp| Mountains of the moon

Luxury: Kyaninga Safari Lodge | Ndali Lodge|Papaya Lake Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi nature walk

Wake up early for breakfast to give you energy for chimp tracking, and after you will report to the ranger station in kibale forest national park at 8:00am to receive short briefings about chimp tracking and also gets you assigned to the ranger guide to track the habituated chimps. After, follow the ranger guide to the forest to start the activity.

Chimps are more closely related to humans than to any other living creature on earth; they are tremendous fun to watch when jumping from tree to tree. the time taken in search of these creatures is unpredictable, however it can go from 1-6 hours as meeting them depends on where they spent their last night from  ounce they are met only one hour is strictly allowed with them while studding their behaviors as well as taking photography.

Others species of primates can also be seen in the process of chimp tracking including red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, baboons, bush babies, yellow-billed barbets, Narina Trogon among many others plus various species of birds , mammals and butterflies. After the activity, go back to the lodge for lunch, after lunch, you will go for a guided walk in Bigodi swamp to look for different species of birds like the shinning blue kingfisher among others and more species of primates . Dinner and an overnight at

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Budget: Lake Nkuruba Camp Site | Kibale Forest Camp|Rweteera Safari Park

Midrange: Chimpanzee Guest House | Kibale Forest Camp| Mountains of the moon

Luxury: Kyaninga Safari Lodge | Ndali Lodge|Papaya Lake Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park game drive

Following a hearty breakfast, will be a transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park one of the top most visited Uganda national park inhabited with a wide variety of incredible creatures. We will enter the park via the northern crater area. Queen Elizabeth national park boasts one of the highest bio diversity rating of any game park in the world from the open savannah to rain forest, dense swamps and beautiful cater lakes . You will arrive in time for lunch and then in the evening go for a game drive for an opportunity to see many species of animals that rush to their hide-outs. Games expected to see include elephant, buffaloes, lion, leopard, waterbuck, Uganda kobs, warthogs, hyena among many others. Dinner and an overnight at

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal plan: half board

Accommodation Option:

  • Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages | Bush Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge
  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge| katara Lodge
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and launch cruise

After breakfast at the lodge, leave for kyambura gorge at 8:00am for chimp tracking after a short briefing from the park warden. The chimpanzee and bonobo are humans’ closest living relatives,  they are tremendous fun to watch when jumping from tree to tree. the time taken in search of these creatures is unpredictable, however it can go from 1-6 hours as meeting them depends on where they last spent their night.  ounce they are met only one hour is strictly allowed with them while studding their behaviors as well as taking photography.

After the activity return back to the lodge for lunch, after lunch in the afternoon go for a two hours launch cruise on the kazinga channel which connects lakes George and Edward, and during the two hours launch cruise you will be fortunate to enjoy viewing more species of wildlife up close like hippos and crocodiles just feet from away from the boat , buffalo linger in the shallows, the shores of the channel are rewarding with thousands of species of birds including the pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork just to mention but a few. Dinner and an overnight at

Dinner and an overnight at

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal plan: half board

Accommodation Option:

  • Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages | Bush Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge
  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge| katara Lodge
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

Day 6: Depart for Bwindi Gorilla National Park

Wake up early for a relatively early breakfast and then after, depart to Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to the few remaining mountain gorillas in the world, with a wide variety of bird life and primates over 348 species of birds are recorded in the area and it supports 24 of 26 Albertine rift endemics. Depending on the nature of the road, we will pass via the famous part of the park famously known as the Ishasha sector known for housing the rare tree climbing lions, try to search them they are so interesting to spot sited in on fig trees or tree blanches. Have lunch at the Ishasha River before continuing on to Bwindi national park arrive at the par the late afternoon. The evening is reserved for leisure as you wait for tomorrow’s most breathtaking activity gorilla tracking. Dinner and an overnight at

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

  • Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge | Buhoma Lodge
  • Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp | Bakiga Lodge
  • Budget: Ruhija Gorilla Friend camp,| Buhoma Community Camp/Bwindi view bandas
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day7: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park

An early morning breakfast is followed with a transfer to the park headquarters to receive a short briefing from the park wardens about the whole process of mountain gorilla tracking and also gets you allocated to the gorilla family and the ranger guide. From here the guide will take you through the bush to begin the most breathtaking safari activity at the park gorilla tracking. The trek will take you through thick and muddy forest with steep slopes, so a reasonable degree of physical fitness is needed and you should don’t forget tracking gears like study pair of walking shoes/boots, long sleeved shirts or blouses. tracking time is unpredictable it can go from a half to full day while searching these giants, as meeting them depends on where they spent their night before.  Ounce they are met you will strictly allowed only one hour with them.

You will sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them gripe to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is a breathtaking feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. In the process of tracking you will come across many forest flora and fauna and the guide will be available to give you any information on any species of wildlife you meet on the way. In the evening if you still have energy you will take a guided village walk. Dinner and an overnight at

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

  • Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge | Buhoma Lodge
  • Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp | Bakiga Lodge
  • Budget: Ruhija Gorilla Friend camp,|Buhoma Community Camp/Bwindi view bandas
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Transfer to Rwanda.

Wake up relatively early for a morning breakfast, after you will drive to Uganda Rwanda boarder, after finalizing with the border crossing requirements we will enter Rwanda (the clocks go backwards one hour) with a scenic drive we will arrive at the lodge in the late afternoon, if you have energy take in the panoramic sunset over the volcanoes, as you wait for tomorrows most breathtaking safari activity gorilla tracking. Dinner and an overnight at (

Location: Volcanoes national park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mid range:  Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/La Palme Hotel 

Budget:Muhabura Hotel/Kinigi Guest House

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

Day 9: Mountain Gorilla Tracking (volcanoes national park)

After breakfast, you will be driven to the park headquarters to receive short briefings by the park wardens/ senior ranger guide and also gets you allocated to the gorilla family in respect to client’s physical abilities. After briefing, the ranger guide will transfer you to the starting point to begin the search of our close cousins who shares almost 97% human genes.  This is a breathtaking experience on should not love to miss in the life time. Gorilla tracking time is unpredictable as the time to meet these giants depends on where they last seen the previous day, so a reasonable degree of fitness is needed as well tracking gears like strong pairs of walking shoes/boots It’s a breathtaking moment to sit among the gorillas listening to them grumble to each other.

It’s an extraordinary feeling sitting in the forest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas, it’s amazing that only 880 of these remaining creatures left. Upon spotting them one hour is allowed to stay with these animals while taking photography as well as imitating their calls. Then return to the point where your vehicle is stationed so as to transfer you back to the lodge and later you may go for nature walk to Lake Ruhondo and Burera (Optional)/ take a community walk to the near community of banyarwanda. Dinner and an overnight at

Location: Volcanoes national park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mid range:  Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/La Palme Hotel 

Budget:Muhabura Hotel/Kinigi Guest House

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

Day 10: Kigali city tour and departure

Wake up for a hearty breakfast and after embark on the transfer back to Kigali. First enjoy Kigali city tour, visit places like Gisozi genocide memorial site, national museum, market places. Handicraft shorts among many other interesting places, enjoy lunch in the city and after, you will be driven to the airport to meet your departure flight back home

End of your safari

The safari price include

  • 4×4 Ground transportation and fuel
  • Full English speaking safari driver/ guide an all his associated expenses
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • 2 gorilla permit per person
  • 2 Chimp permits per person
  • Game drives and launch cruise
  • Lunch en route
  • City tour and any other activities included in the itinerary

 

Not included on 10 Days Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla trek

Visa fees,

Airport taxes

Items of personal nature like bar bills, tipping, Laundry, and any expenses of personal nature

Thank you for booking this trip with us at Adventure Rwanda Safaris expect the best.  This trip is arranged by Mum and Dad Uganda Tours and it should be noted that this itinerary can be re-arranged to meet your expectations.