11 Days Uganda Rwanda Primate safari

11 Days Uganda Rwanda Primate safari

11 Days Uganda Rwanda Primate safari

11 Days Uganda Rwanda primate safari includes gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda, Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda, and wildlife safari in Uganda. The parks to explore during this 11 days Uganda Rwanda primate safari include; Kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, Volcanoes national park, and finally Lake Kivu.

Highlights of 11 Days Uganda Rwanda primate safari

  • Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park 
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park
  • Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 
  • Day 4: Game Drive and Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 6: Transfer to Volcanoes national park
  • Day 7: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park
  • Day 8: Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park
  • Day 9: Hike Dian Fossey’s grave in Volcanoes national park
  • Day 10: Transfer to Lake Kivu in Gisenyi
  • Day 11: Drive from Gisenyi to Kigali for departures

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park 

  • Transfer to Kibale forest national park:  On day 1 of 11 days Uganda Rwanda safari, you be transferred from Kampala and start the journey to Kibale forest national park which is situated in western part of Uganda. You will stop along the way for lunch then head to the park where you will check in for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park

  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale: After breakfast on day 2 of 11 days Uganda Rwanda primate safari, pack some snacks, drinking water and grab your backpack to start your journey to Kanyanchu for a briefing before setting off to search for the habituated chimpanzees in their natural habitats. The trek in the forest lasts between 30 minutes and 3 hours but only one hour is allowed for you to watch the chimpanzees closely while taking the photographs. Later on, return to the lodge for lunch and spend your afternoon at leisure or head out for a guided nature walk in bigodi wetland sanctuary.

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park: On day 3 of 11 days Uganda Rwanda primate safari, wake up in the morning for breakfast, then check out and embark on a journey from Kibale forest national park to the neighboring Queen Elizabeth national park where you will arrive in morning hours and proceed for a game drive. After game drive, you will have your lunch at the lodge then embark on afternoon boat cruise along the kazinga channel where you will watch a good number of crocodiles, and other different aquatic wildlife.

Day 4: Game Drive and Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

  • Game drive and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park: Have your breakfast served in the morning on day 4 of 11 days Uganda Rwanda safari, check out of the lodge with packed lunch and be driven to Ishasha sector for a game drive in a home of tree climbing lions. After the game drive, you will enjoy your picnic under the tree shade then exit Queen Elizabeth national park and be driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to the largest population of endangered mountain gorillas still surviving in the wild.

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

  • Gorilla trekking Uganda: On day 5 of 11 days Uganda Rwanda safari, rise up from your bed fully energized and in good mood, have breakfast, pack enough drinking water and a lunch box then meet your safari driver to be transferred to the park headquarters for briefing then penetrate the forest in search of the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats which lasts from 30 minutes to 7 hours or even an entire day and then spend an hour with them.

Day 6: Transfer to Volcanoes national park

  • Transfer to Rwanda: Enjoy your breakfast at leisure on day 6 of 11 days Uganda Rwanda primate safari, check out and start the journey from Bwindi impenetrable national park towards the Uganda Rwanda border where you will exit Uganda for Rwanda via cyanika border after being cleared to obtain a Rwanda visa and proceed the journey to Ruhengeri / Kiningi where you will check in your at your reserved lodge, have dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park

  • Gorilla trekking Rwanda: An early breakfast is an important thing to start up day 7 of 11 days Uganda Rwanda primate safari, pack some snacks, drinking water and then meet your safari driver to be driven to the park headquarters for a briefing about what gorilla trekking means, the dos and don’ts during gorilla trekking among others. After the briefing, start the adventurous journey in the habitat of gorillas as you search for a habituated gorilla family for trekking while encountering other wildlife with in the park. Once you finally spot the gorilla family, you are allowed a maximum duration of one hour with the gorillas. Return to the lodge for lunch and spend your evening relaxed at your lodge or have a guided walk to visit the twin lakes of Burela and Ruhondo or visit Ibyiwacu cultural village for a cultural touch before your overnight.

Day 8: Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park

  • Golden monkey trekking: After breakfast on day 8 of 11 days Uganda Rwanda safari, meet your safari driver once again to be driven for a briefing by the rangers about the golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park. The briefing is conducted in the morning just like the one for gorilla trekking then set off into the forest to look for the most cheerful primates for about 30 minutes to 3 hours. Trekking golden monkeys is more fascinating as you will enjoy their beautiful looks, the cheerful smiles as they jump over head and take as many photographs as you can with your flashlight on. After trekking the golden monkeys, you will return to your lodge for lunch then opt for any optional evening activity present for you to engage in. You may have a visit to Ibyiwacu cultural village in case you missed it the previous day.
11 Days Uganda Rwanda Primate safari
11 Days Uganda Rwanda Primate safari

Day 9: Hike Dian Fossey’s grave in Volcanoes national park

  • Hike Dian Fossey’s grave: After breakfast on day 9 of 11 days Uganda Rwanda safari, you will some hours hiking up the Dian Fossey’s grave at Karisoke research center. This is one of the most interesting activity to enjoy while on a Rwanda safari. Dian fossey was an American primatologist that dedicated her entire life to protect the endangered mountain gorillas in Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda but unfortunately was brutally murdered by the poachers at her Karisoke research center situated between mount Karisimbi and mount Bisoke.

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Kivu in Gisenyi

  • Transfer to Lake Kivu: Have breakfast in the morning on day 10 of 11 days Uganda Rwanda primate safari, then check out of the lodge and start the journey to Gisenyi where you will enjoy your lunch at the shores of Lake Kivu. Spend the remaining hours as exploring the stunning Lake Kivu, swimming, boat cruising, and take a walk along the shores of the lake. Late in the evening, you will return to your lodge in Gisenyi, have your dinner and overnight. 

Day 11: Drive from Gisenyi to Kigali for departures

  • Transfer to Kigali: After relaxed breakfast on day 11 of 11 days Uganda Rwanda safari, embark on either exploration of Lake Kivu or have a tour around Gisenyi town. Return to the lodge for lunch, check out of the lodge and start the journey from Gisenyi to Kigali for a city tour before being dropped at Kigali international airport for departures.

END OF 11 DAYS UGANDA RWANDA PRIMATE SAFARI

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