Uganda Safari From Kigali Rwanda

Tour Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth and Kibale forest national parks

8 Day Uganda Safari From Kigali Rwanda

Yes this 8 Day Uganda Safari from Kigali Rwanda is perfect for visitors whom are interested in exploring the wildlife in Uganda abut can only flight through Kigali international airport in Rwanda or those who are staying in Rwanda and would like to book for the 8 Day Uganda Safari from Kigali-Rwanda. Uganda is the best destination where you can combine game drives and primate experience safaris. The fact that the price of seeing gorillas in Rwanda are high, then Uganda becomes the only favorable and affordable destination where you can go and enjoy the Gorilla trekking from Rwanda’s as you get a safari insight of both countries. Our 8 Day Uganda Safari from Kigali-Rwanda will take you to interesting Uganda National parks of Queen Elizabeth national Park where you will be able to view the game and boat cruise at Kazinga Chanel, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for seeing the endangered Mountain gorillas, Chimpanzee Forest National Park for seeing the habituated chimpanzees and 8 Day Uganda Safari from Kigali Rwanda will end with a visit to lake Bunyonyi for the relaxation and canoeing as you relax after the memorial safari.

8 Day Uganda Safari from Kigali Rwanda highlights

Day 1: From the Kigali international airport drive to Bwindi National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 4: Game drive and boat cruise at Kazinga channel

Day 5: Drive Kibale Forest National Park

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking/trekking in Kibale Forest National Park

Day 7: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi for adventure relation

Day 8: Return to Kigali International airport

Safari package expectations 

Boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National park and canoeing at Lake Bunyonyi

Seeing gorillas in the wild

Enjoy the chimp maze trekking experience

Bird species as you trek both chimpanzees and gorillas

Traveling in a 4×4 safari vehicle

Services of the English speaking guide

Staying at a comfortable lodge or accommodation

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: From Kigali drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

This 8 Day Uganda Safari from Kigali-Rwanda will start from Kigali upon your arrival or your hotel that we shall have booked for you in Kigali. You will meet and greet our professional guide who will introduce himself forests and thereafter give you a short briefing about the itinerary. In case you have enough time, let say you have arrived in the morning, he will take you for the short Kigali city tours and enjoy one of the cleanest cities of Africa Kigali, visit some of the genocide memorial site and the Kigali museum if time allows. After you will now start the fantastic journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park as you enjoy the scenic views of the rolling hills of Kigali before you cross to Uganda via Cyanika and Katuna boarders. After crossing to the Uganda side, you will drive to Kabale town or Kisoro for lunch before you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to your booked lodge. While crossing Uganda, you notice a change in the geography of the two countries and here you will enjoy the Kigezi hills as well as the crop gardens on top of the hills covered with terraced. From Kisoro or Katuna proceed to Bwindi for your overnight stay

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately four to five hours (4-5)

Lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury), Bakiga Lodge (midrange), and Ride4a Woman (Standard)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

Day 2: Long waited Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Forest

Gorilla trekking is a major activity for our 8 Day Uganda Safari from Kigali-Rwanda that you will do from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. After taking your breakfast, with your packed lunch ready, you will now embark on the life-changing adventure of gorilla trekking in the jungle. You will start the gorilla trekking experience at the park headquarters for a briefing which is done by the ranger guides who will give you the instructions to follow while in the forest enjoying the gorilla trek. Also you will be allocated the gorilla family to trek and that’s why it important that you inform your guide about the interest of the gorilla family that you would like to trek such that you can be considered when allocating the gorilla families. Gorilla family allocation is done basing on your interests, physical fitness, and age, and after all this, you will be transferred or taken to the starting point for your gorilla family. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park may last between 30 minutes to 3 hours. You will walk majestically within the forest as you encounter other different wildlife which will be identified to you by your guide until you reach the habituated gorilla family. You will spend only one hour with the habituated gorilla family as you enjoy the family while observing their activities such as feeding and learn more about these animals including what do they do and what they like. Feel free to ask your ranger guide and you will get enough explanation. After, this you will be guided back to the starting point and get a certificate and then go to the lodge relax. Have dinner and wonderful overnight at your

Lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury), Bakiga Lodge (midrange), and Ride4a Woman (Standard)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Wake up and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After a healthier breakfast, you will start the journey to Queen Elizabeth National park which is found in western Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National park is one of the most visited national parks in Uganda with several wildlife species such as elephants, buffaloes, leopards, Nile crocodiles, and tree-climbing lions. The journey will take you approximately 6 hours and you will reach during lunchtime and pass through Ishasha in the southern part of the park as you’re looking for tree-climbing lions and thereafter, you will go proceed to the northern region of Queen Elizabeth National Park and check-in at your booked lodge, have lunch and overnight stay.

Main Destination:  Queen Elizabeth National Park

Journey time: Approximately five to six hours (5-6)

Lodging options: Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury), Buffalo Safari Lodge (midrange), and Pumba Cottages (Standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 4: Game drives and boat cruise in afternoon at Kazinga channel

In the morning you will wake up very early and thereafter drive to Kasenyi plains for game drive safaris. The morning game drive safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park are full of praises with the interesting sightings of the wildlife animals such as leopards, elephants, warthogs, antelopes, lions, buffaloes, and leopards. After this adventurous game drive, you will return to your lodge for relaxation and lunch as you wait for the afternoon boat cruise at the Kazinga channel where you will see the different animal species on the channel banks after strong sunshine as they are drinking or swimming in water. The channel also attracts interesting bird species such as lesser swamp-Warbler, black bee-eaters, and the pied kingfisher among others. Thereafter, you will return to the lodge and relax and you prepare for the next day’s course of action.

Lodging options: Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury), Buffalo Safari Lodge (midrange), and Pumba Cottages (Standard)

Meal plan: Breakfast &Lunch and dinner

Day 5: Do Kasoga community experience and drive to Kibale National Park

Wake up very in the morning and then move to the northern sector and have a tour to Kasoga for community experience which will last for about 2 to 3 hours, where you will discuss with the local community about their experience, engage in canoeing activity organized by the local community depending on the available time and then drive to Kibale Forest National Park and check in to your lodge

Main destination:  Kibale Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately three to four hours (3-4)

Lodging options: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (midrange), and Rweteera Safari Lodge (standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 6: Memorable Chimpanzee trekking activity in Kibale National Park

Wakeup very early in the morning and have your healthier breakfast and then head to the Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for the briefing before chimpanzee tracking. While at the Kibale Forest National Park headquarters, you will join other chimpanzee trekkers. The briefing is done by the professional ranger guide and thereafter, you will be led by the guide for the walk into the forest primate walk in Kibale Forest National Park. The walk to Kibale Forest National Park will lead you to the habituated communities of chimpanzees and once you have seen the habituated chimpanzees, you will spend one hour with habituated chimpanzees as you observe them as you’re taking the photos of these great apes. And this means that you should be able to come with cameras. Kibale Forest National Park is home to over 13 species of primates can be seen even doing chimpanzee tracking and other numerous bird species. Here you will integrate the chimpanzee trekking with Bigodi wetland after lunch which is the best destination for bird watching and primate watching. See how the people have participated in the conservation of the wetland and you can as well chose to offer a hand to these groups if you wish. After lunch at the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation /lodging options: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (midrange), and Rweteera Safari Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 7: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Drive to Lake Bunyonyi for the lake tour and relaxation as you cut your journey to Kigali back short. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Africa and one of the only 3 lava dammed Lakes in Uganda and indication that the lake was the result of the larva flowing from one of the Volcanoes blocked the flowing river forcing the water flow back occupying the space or filling the left space to form Lake Bunyonyi. It is one the best place where you can relax and the Lake features different Islands which you will tour on this day. Visit the so-called punishment island where a girl who would get pregnant out of the legitimate traditional marriage would be taken damped on the island and then left to die and this is whole day activity that you can explore on Lake Bunyonyi. There are different activities, you can do canoeing to visit the island, cultural walks and then return to the lodge for relaxation dinner and overnight

Main Destination:  Lake Bunyonyi

Journey time: Approximately six to seven hours (6-7)

Lodging options: Birder nest (Luxury), Bunyonyi Arcadia Lodge (midrange), and Bunyonyi Rock Resort (Standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 8: Hiking around Lake Bunyonyi & drive back to Kigali.

After breakfast, in the morning, you can decide to hike around areas around the lake and drive back to Kigali International Airport to catch your departing flight and this marks the final moments of your 8 Day Uganda Safari from Kigali Rwanda

THE PRICE INCLUDE;

  • The gorilla permits
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Park entrance fees
  • Our professional guide
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Ground transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle

THE PRICE EXCLUDE;

  • Soda sodas and alcoholic drinks
  • Air ticket and Visa extra activities outside the itinerary
  • Laundry services, personal items, or expenses
  • Tips

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