12 Days Best of Rwanda Wildlife and Gorilla Trip

Our 12 day Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari gives you the opportunity to see the diverse and beautiful wildlife in both Uganda and Rwanda. 50

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$5000
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
12 days
Best months:
January - March, June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Boating safaris Boating
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Our 12 day Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari gives you the opportunity to see the diverse and beautiful wildlife in both Uganda and Rwanda. This trip will take you on city tours, game drives, boat safaris, chimpanzee trekking and gorilla trekking, just to name a few of the exciting activities on offer.

Rwanda is a green undulating landscape of hills, gardens and tea plantations. It offers tourists a one of a kind journey – home to one third of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas, one third of Africa’s birds species, several species of primates, volcanoes, game reserves, resorts and islands on the expansive Lake Kivu, graceful dancers, artistic crafts and friendly people. There’s more to Rwanda than magical mountain gorillas, however.

Day 1, Arrival in Kigali
Upon arrival at Kanombe International Airport, you will be transferred to your Hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Chezlando/Step Town Motel/Kigali Serena/Okapi Hotel

Day 2, Kigali City tour and transfer to Parc Nationale Des Volcans
After breakfast, you will go for Kigali city tour. Visit the Genocide Memorial sites and the local village markets for a true Rwandan Cultural experience. Have lunch and after you will be transferred Ruhengeri where Parc Nationale Des Volcans is found. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi Guest House/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Day 3, Gorilla Tracking
After a fully served breakfast, you will report to the ORTPN offices for registration and briefing on the Gorilla tracking rules. After this, you will be allocated your Gorilla group and you will penetrate deep in the forest to search for these rare Mountain Gorillas. This experience is memorable and can not be forgotten easily. You can take as many pictures as you want and then after this, return back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. This will offer you stunning panoramic views of the volcanic mountains. Dinner and overnight Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi Guest House/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Day 4, Golden Monkey tracking and transfer to Lake Kivu
After breakfast, you will report to the park headquarters for another briefing before setting off for the Golden monkey trekking in the jungle forest. Return back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will transfer to Lake Kivu. Upon arrival, you can relax at the beach or take a swim in this fresh and bilharzia – free lake. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel /Paradise Malahide Hotel (FB)

Day 5, Boat trip and transfer to Butare
After breakfast at the Hotel, you will undertake a 2-4 hours launch cruise along the Lake. The cruise will provide you with a spectacular view of the Kibuye and Gisenyi towns. Return for lunch and after, take a short tour around in the fishing villages. Later, you will transfer to Butare town for dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Bethany/Hotel Bathos

Day 6, Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you will transfer to Nyungwe forest National Park. This is a home to almost 13 species of primates. Upon arrival, you will take a canopy walk with in the forest. Specifically, the canopy walk is good for birders so as to enable those spot a variety of bird species with in the forest. While enjoying the canopy walk, look out for birds like the Rwenzori Turacco, black and white casqued hornbill and also do not miss spots of large troops of colobus monkeys. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest house

Day 7, Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest
Set out before day light for a chimpanzee tracking experience in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Before the activity, activity, you will first get the briefing from the Park rangers who will in details explain to you the rules for Chimpanzee trekking. When it comes to day light, you will already be in the forest. Also look out for the colobus monkeys, Varvet monkeys and so many other primates. Return to your lodge for lunch and refreshments and then later in the afternoon, relax at the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House/Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Day 8, Transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will transfer to Kigali for a city tour. En route, visit the Butare Cultural Museum and the Old King’s Palace in Nyanza. Upon reaching Kigali have lunch and after visit the Genocide Memorial sites which will give you insights of what happened in 1994. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Chezlando/Step Town Motel/Kigali Serena Lodge

Day 9, Transfer to Akagera National park
After breakfast, you will transfer to Akagera National Park. You will reach in time for lunch after which you will go for the motor boat excursion trip on Lake Ihema for sight seeing and wildlife viewing. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge

Day 10, Game drive and birding
After breakfast, you will set out for the early morning game drive. Look out for animals like Buffaloes, lions, elephants, hyenas, Kobs, water bucks, bush bucks and so on. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, go for the guided walk for birding and look out for different bird species. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge

Day 11, transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive as you exit the park to transfer to Kigali. Upon reaching Kigali, have a short city tour and visit the Genocide Memorial sites, the city center and the local markets plus the craft shops. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel Chezlando/Step Town Motel/Kigali Serena Lodge

Day 12, Departure
Depending on the time of your departure flight, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight schedule back home.

End of Safari

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Elephant
Elephant
Giraffe
Giraffe
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
Game drives
Game drives
Night drives
Night drives
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