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8 Day Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Safari overview

8 Day Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari, This safari will enable you visit both Rwanda and Uganda for gorilla tracking, you will trek in volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Bwindi national park in Uganda. Gorilla tracking is regarded as one of the most done safari activity and wonderful wildlife experience in African bush, trek the forest and search for our closest relatives and get close to them. It’s a memorable moment in life very difficult to forget, learn their behaviors as well as taking photos. Although they look aggressive, mountain gorillas are regarded as the peaceful animals in the jungle.

Safari highlight for 8 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari

City tour and transfer to Ruhengeri.

Gorilla tracking adventure and afternoon transfer to Uganda

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi National park-Uganda

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park.

Morning game drives and transfer to Kibale national park

Chimpanzee tracking and nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary

Transfer to Kampala

City Tour and Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: City tour and transfer to Ruhengeri

You will be picked from the hotel by our safari guide/driver, and later take you for a Kigali city tour and visit some of the interesting places around the city. Places to visit include the Kigali genocide memorial site, national museum, the first house, hand craft shops, among many others. Have lunch in Kigali city and then after , continue with the drive to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri with fantastic views passing through the beautiful exhilarating countryside with a lot of rolling hills which gives its stature as a country of ‘’a thousand hills’’.  Arrive in the evening  ate the lodge for relaxation, Dinner and 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: Garden Palace Hotel/Kinigi Guest House

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

Day 2: Gorilla tracking adventure and afternoon transfer to Uganda.

Wake up early for breakfast; embark on a transfer to the park headquarters to receive short briefings about the dos and don’ts while with gorillas. After, follow the ranger guide to the forest to begin the memorable adventure in the forest.  The time taken to meet the gorillas is unpredictable as meeting them depends on where gorillas last seen or the gorilla family tracked. Once they are met you will stay with them for only one hour while studding their behaviors as well as taking photography. After this wonderful moment, return back to the lodge for refreshment and lunch and then later set off for Uganda, crossing via Chanika boarder to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have a chance to compare gorillas of Rwanda with that of Uganda on this 8 Day Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari

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 3: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi National park-Uganda

Early morning breakfast at the lodge is followed with a transfer to the park headquarters to receive short briefings about gorillas and also get you assigned to the ranger guide. After, you will be escorted by the ranger guide to the forest for the second gorilla tracking in the Bwindi impenetrable forest national for more experience. like in Rwanda.

The time taken to meet the gorillas is unpredictable, however, it can go from 1-8 hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is needed as well as tracking gears such as study pair of walking shoes/boots and once they are met you will forget all the troubles you have gone through and utilize the one hour you are allowed to stay with these giants. After meeting and staying with them for an hour, return back to the lodge and then in the evening if you still have energy go for a cultural 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

 Day4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park.

Wake up early for breakfast and the after, set off to Queen Elizabeth national park by 7:30am. You will pass via Ruhija side of Bwindi national park to reach ishasha sector of the QENP in time to have a game drive for an opportunity to search the tree climbing lions sited on fig trees or tree branches. Also spot various species of antelopes, buffaloes, and elephant on the way to the park. Later arrive at Queen Elizabeth national park in time for lunch, in the evening at 4pm enjoy a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will see lots of birds species, crocodiles and hippos, elephants and buffaloes just meters from the boat. After this wonderful activity, drive back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay 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

Day5: Morning game drives and transfer to Kibale national park.

Wake up early for a cup of tea or coffee and then after transfer to the Kasenyi area of the park for game drives, where you will see various species of games that rush to their hideouts. Games expected to see include lion, elephant, buffaloes, bush buck, antelope, water bucks, hyena among many others. After this moment, drive back to the lodge for full breakfast and relax at the pool side as you wait for lunch. After transfer to Kibale forest national park known for housing over 13 species coupled with chimpanzee the closest relative of man sharing almost 97% of human genes. 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 6: Chimpanzee tracking and nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary.

Early morning breakfast to give your energy for chimp tracking and then after, assemble at the park headquarters for briefings about chimp tracking. After, escort the ranger guide to the forest to begin the search of chimps perhaps the most close relative to human sharing almost 98% of human genes. The search can go from 1-6 hours and ounce they are met only one hour is allowed with them. however in the process of tracking chimps you will see other primate species including the black and white colobus monkey, baboons, civet monkeys, grey checked mangbay among others.  After came back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.  In the afternoon, go for a nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary, where you will encounter a variety of birds and primate species plus various species of animals and trees.  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 7: Transfer to Kampala.

Wake up early for breakfast and later drive back to Kampala with en-route visit to Nakayima tree in Mubende, a historical tree. Here you will learn more about this tree and also take photos. Later with lunch en-route drive to Kampala arrive in the evening for 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 8: City Tour and Departure.

Hearty morning breakfast and if time allows, first enjoy a city tour and visit some of the interesting places around including Namugongo Shrine where the Uganda martyrs were burnt live for failure to denounce their faith, visit the National Museum, bahai temple, local markets, kasubi tombs, among others if time allows. Later transfer to Entebbe international airport to meet your departure flight back home

Thus the End of Safari 8 Day Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Included on the 8 Day Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari

  • 4×4 transportation and fuel
  • Full board accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Full time English speaking guide plus all his expenses
  • Park entry fees and all government taxes
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • 1 chimp permit per person
  • Game drives
  • launch cruise
  • And all Activities included above

Not included on 8 Day Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari

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.