12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

Overview of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

The 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari is a Uganda gorilla trekking safari and wildlife tour in Rwanda. This trip takes you on a wildlife tour to Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park with a gorilla trekking experience at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Your Rwanda safari takes you on a safari to Akagera and Nyungwe Forest National Parks.

Arriving at Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport, your trip starts with a pick up by a safari driver guide for a transfer to your booked hotel or lodge in Kampala. The next morning, you are driven to Lake Mburo National Park with a stop at the equator line. The next morning, you go for a morning game drive and an evening boat cruise at Lake Mburo National Park. From here you transfer to Bwindi forest national park for gorilla trekking. After then, you are transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive then undertake an evening boat cruise along the 45km long Kazinga channel. From Queen Elizabeth national park, you are transferred to Rwanda where you go for a game drive at Akagera National Park and chimp trekking and canopy walk at Nyungwe Forest National Park the next day. From Nyungwe forest, you then depart via Kigali International Airport in Kigali.

Highlights of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe international airport and transfer to a booked hotel in Kampala-Uganda’s capital where you spend the night.

Day 2: From Kampala, you are driven to Lake Mburo National park with a stop at the equator line.

Day 3: Early morning after breakfast, you go for a morning game drive then undertake an evening boat cruise

Day 4: Transfer from Lake Mburo National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening.

Day 5: This morning, you go for gorilla trekking at a specific gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi where you spend about 2-8 hours in the jungle.

Day 6: After a relaxed breakfast, you are driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you undertake an evening game drive.

Day 7: You go for a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park then after go for an evening boat cruise.

Day 8: From Uganda, your driver guide transfers you to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park where you spend the night at an accommodation close to the park.

Day 9: You take a morning game drive at Akagera national park and an evening boat cruise

Day 10: Transfer from Akagera National Park to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Day 11: In the morning, you are taken for chimpanzee trekking at Nyungwe forest National Park then take an evening canopy walk.

Day 12: Transfer to Kigali International Airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

Day 1 of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

On arrival at Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport, you meet a professional Uganda safari driver guide. After meeting and greeting, your guide helps you with the transfer to a booked accommodation in Kampala using a 4×4 safari vehicle. On arrival at the hotel/lodge, you check in have dinner and spend the night at the heart of Uganda’s capital.

Day 2 of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

photography at the equator line in Uganda

After early morning breakfast, at the lodging facility, your driver guide picks you up for a transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Just 80km from Kampala at the equator line in Kayabwe, you make your first stop for a double hemisphere experience at the zero latitude and photography. Continuing with the drive to the southern hemisphere, you go past scenic landscapes arriving at Lake Mburo National Park after about a 5 hours’ drive. In the evening, you can undertake an evening game drive at sunset then after retire for the night at a booked accommodation facility close to the park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Mihingo lodge

Mid-range/standard: Rwakobo rock lodge/Arcadia lodge Mburo

Day 3 of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

Boat cruise at Lake Mburo National Park

You wake up to a hot cup of coffee, then be driven to Lake Mburo National Park for a morning game drive that starts by 7:00am and lasting about 2-4hours. Here you have the chance to sight several wildlife species including Zebras, Kob’s, antelopes and many more alongside several bird species. After the game drive, you have lunch and then embark on an afternoon boat cruise. Taking a boat cruise on the historical Lake Mburo offers you the chance to see water animals and bird species within a spectacular backdrop. In the evening, you return to your accommodation facility in Lake Mburo National Park where you spend the night.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Mihingo lodge

Mid-range/standard: Rwakobo rock lodge/Arcadia lodge Mburo

Day 4 of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

In the morning, you have breakfast then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Driving for about 6hours covering 255km, you are welcomed by the scenic Kigezi highlands of western Uganda. You arrive for check in, dinner and a night’s stay at a booked accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/ Up-market: Chameleon hill lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Gorilla mist camp / Haven Lodge Buhoma

Day 5 of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

Gorilla trekking

Following early morning breakfast, you are driven to a specific gorilla tracking sector of Bwindi according to the region booked by your tour operator for gorilla trekking. Anticipate to be at the park headquarters by 8:00am for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience starting with briefing from the park rangers which lasts about 30 minutes. After then, you, park rangers and 7 other Uganda gorilla trekkers get into the jungle in search of the gentle giants taking about 2-8hours. You spend only 1 hour in the presence of the mountain gorillas as you take memorable pictures and sight the lifestyle of the mountain gorillas. After the trek, you return to the gorilla trek start point where you receive a Uganda gorilla trekking certificate then after be driven by your driver guide to your hotel or lodge for rest, dinner and a night’s stay.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/ Up-market: Chameleon hill lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Gorilla mist camp / Haven Lodge Buhoma

Day 6 of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

Waking up at the foothills of the gorilla land, you have a relaxed breakfast before check out and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Driving along the beautiful kigezi hills, you are driven to the second most popular visited safari park in Uganda. Arriving in the afternoon, you go for an evening game drive for several wildlife sightings then after retire for a night at a preferred accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Mweya safari lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Enganzi Lodge

Day 7 of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

In the morning, expect to wake up early, have breakfast then after be driven to Queen Elizabeth Park for a morning game drive that lasts about 2-4 hours. During this time, you slowly drive through the park in an open roof 4×4 safari vehicle alongside your safari guide as you sight several wild species like elephants, waterbucks, lions, antelopes, kobs and many more.

After the game drive, you are returned to your lodging facility for refreshment, have a meal or have picnic lunch then after go for an evening boat cruise on the 45km long wildlife packed Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National park. Here you have the chance to sight numerous bird species, crocodiles and most of all Africa’s largest school of hippopotamuses. You are returned to your hotel/lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Mweya safari lodge

Mid-range/Standard: Enganzi Lodge

Day 8 of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

This morning, you have relaxed breakfast (the last on the Uganda tour) then be driven past the Kigezi highlands and Virunga backdrop to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park. This about 5-6hours drive takes you to the big five (Rhinoceros, Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions and Leopards) home in Rwanda. You spend the night at a close accommodation in Akagera National Park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury/Up-market: Ruzizi Tented Camp

Mid-range/standard: Akagera Game lodge

Day 9 of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

Boat cruise at lake ihema in Akagera National Park

This morning, you go for a morning game drive for a sight of the big five in Akagera national park. Sighting the early risers try to find a morning catch and targeted prey trying to find refuge is an amazing wildlife safari in Rwanda experience. After about 2-4hours, you return to your lodging facility, have lunch and then return for an evening boat cruise on lake Ihema (Rwanda’s second largest lake) then after return to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 10 of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

In the morning, you have relaxed breakfast then bid farewell to Akagera national park and embark on the drive to Nyungwe forest national park. Taking about 7 hours drive, you arrive in the afternoon for check in, dinner and spend the night at an accommodation in Nyungwe forest national park.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury/Up-market: Nyungwe Forest lodge

Mid-range/standard: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Day 11 of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

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Chimp trekking

After morning breakfast, you are driven to Nyungwe park headquarters for a Rwanda wildlife safari as you for chimpanzees trekking lasting about 2-4hours. After the trek, you are driven back to your lodging facility for a meal and refreshment. In the evening, you will be driven to the Uwinka tourist reception center at the park headquarters for the start of your 2 hours memorable 50m above and 200meters long walk. In the evening, you return to your hotel/lodge for dinner and relaxation.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury/Up-market: Nyungwe Forest lodge

Mid-range/standard: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Day 12 of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari

After a relaxed breakfast, you are driven by your driver guide to Kigali international airport in Rwanda for a departure flight after your safari in Rwanda. Depending on your flight time, you can go for craft shopping within Kigali city before being dropped off at the airport for departure.

End of the 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda wildlife tour /Uganda gorilla safari