7 Days Uganda – Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari Holiday Tour

7 DAYS UGANDA –  RWANDA GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI HOLIDAY TOUR

This 7 Days Uganda – Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari Holiday Tour allows you to see both Rwanda and Uganda. Travellers may opt for a double gorilla trekking experience; one In Rwanda’s Volcanoes National park, and the second in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable forest. This 7 Days gorilla trekking Safari – tour could begin either in Rwanda and end in Uganda or Start in Uganda and end in Rwanda. Where the trip starts will be highly dependent on gorilla permit availabilities at the time of booking.

Special Note: Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda & Rwanda can be scarce, we, therefore, recommend that you plan your gorilla Trekking holiday at least 3 – 6 months in advance.

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Tour Starts: Kigali – Rwanda.

Ends: Kigali – Rwanda or Entebbe – Uganda.

Tour Destination(s): Volcanoes Park, Bwindi – South West Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National park

Age Limit: 15+ years.

No. of Nights: 06 Nights.

Minimum No. of Travelers: 02 sharing a room/tent.

Maximum No. of travellers: 04 persons in a group.

Solo Travellers are Welcome to join this tour

Getting around: 4×4 Safari Vehicle.


SPECIAL NOTES:

7 Days Uganda - Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari Holiday Tour*Rwanda – Uganda Gorilla Permits included in the tour Price

Uganda Permits Cost: US$600 or US$450 in April, May & November 2016/17.

Rwanda gorilla permits cost: US$750

Accommodation Before this 7 Days gorilla trekking Safari – tour departs, and on the last day are NOT included in the tour price but can be arranged at an EXTRA cost.

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Begin your 7 Days gorilla trekking Safari with a transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes.

Breakfast; thereafter your tour guide will transfer you to Volcanoes National park neighbouring Kinigi Village arriving at your lodge in time for a sumptuous lunch. In the afternoon, your driver-guide will transfer you from your lodge to visit Ib’iwachu cultural village where you have a chance to indulge yourself with Rwandese culture.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Virunga Lodge / Mountain Gorilla Lodge.  

 Midrange: Le’ bambou Gorilla Lodge.

Budget: Muhabura Hotel.

Day 2: Golden Monkeys trekking in Volcanoes national park.

Early Breakfast; thereafter you will be transferred to Kinigi park headquarters for a briefing from the park ranger. Along with other trackers, go for golden monkeys tracking. Return to the lodge – freshen up and check out and to the Cyanika border crossing over to Bwindi forest in Uganda where gorilla permits cost US$600 or US$450, for your first gorilla trek the following day.

Alternatively (Optional – NOT included in Tour Price): Otherwise, you may opt do your first gorilla trek in Volcanoes national park where gorilla trekking permits cost US$750 – subject to availability at the time of your gorilla safari booking. 

Accommodation:

Luxury: Clouds Mountain  Gorilla Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge.  

 Midrange: Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge /  Rushaga Gorilla Camp.

Budget: Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge /  Rushaga Gorilla Camp.

Day 3: 1st Gorilla trekking in either Volcanoes or Bwindi Forest.

After breakfast, your tour guide will transfer you to the park headquarters for a briefing by the park warden. At 8:30 am local time, the gorilla trek begins. It normally takes between 2 to 8 hours trekking through the forest and is dependent on the movements of the gorillas in the jungle the previous night.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Clouds Mountain  Gorilla Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge.  

 Midrange: Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge /  Rushaga Gorilla Camp.

Budget: Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge /  Rushaga Gorilla Camp.

Day 4: 2nd Gorilla trekking in Uganda or Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This day do your second gorilla trek. This improves your chances of interacting with gorillas in case the previous trek did not yield better results. On return from the gorilla trek, transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyambura game Lodge / Kasenyi Safari Camp.  / Mweya Safari Lodge.

 Midrange: Katara Lodge /  Park View Safari Lodge. / Ihamba Lakeside Lodge.

Budget: Bush Lodge /  Pumba Safari Lodge.

Day 5: Morning game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park.

Enjoy a morning game drive as you encounter 4 of the Big five including lions, leopard, elephants and buffaloes; others include waterbucks, Uganda kobs, sitatunga, etc. In the afternoon go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel – this is one the best highlights Queen Elizabeth has to offer.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyambura game Lodge / Kasenyi Safari Camp.  / Mweya Safari Lodge.

 Midrange: Katara Lodge /  Park View Safari Lodge. / Ihamba Lakeside Lodge.

Budget: Bush Lodge /  Pumba Safari Lodge.

Day 6:  Transfer to Kibale Forest national park – chimp tracking.

After an early morning breakfast transfer to Kibale Forest national park for an afternoon chimpanzee tracking.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge / Papaya Lake Lodge  / Ndali Lodge.

 Midrange: Primate Lodge /  Crater Lodge / Kibale Forest Camp.

Budget: Kibale Forest tented Camp /  Chimpanzee Forest guesthouse.

Day 7: Transfer back to Entebbe airport

Breakfast; thereafter with all your bags packed up, check out of your lodge and embark on your return journey. This journey could either head towards Kigali (approx. 400kms – 6/7 hours) or Entebbe Airport (Approx. 320kms 6/7hours depending on traffic levels as you approach Kampala). Whichever you choose, please let us know.

Accommodation:

 Karibu Guesthouse

IMPORTANT TO KNOW …

Important Things you should note about our 7 Days gorilla trekking Safari


  • Rates above are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • Solo travellers can join this Small group tour.
  • Price(s) above include gorilla & golden monkey tracking permits for each tour Participant.
  • Single Supplement levy will be added to the above rates for persons not willing to share a room.

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INCLUDES

The following are included in your 7 Days gorilla trekking Safari Price Quote.


  • Gorilla permits for each participant on the tour.
  • Golden monkey Permits for each participant on the tour.
  • Kazinga boat trip at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day.
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari Mini – Van.
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide.
  • Fuel for the whole trip.
  • All park entrance fees.
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle NOT at the Lodge.

EXCLUDES

The following are NOT included in the Price quoted for your 7 Days gorilla trekking Safari


  • We recommend that you apply for the East African Tourist Visa – US$100.
  • Government imposed increase of park fees and/or taxes
  • Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
  • Accommodation on the last day
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

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