9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primate safari

9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primate Safari is your ultimate primates tour in these two amazing countries with a variety of primate species that happen to be unique.

9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primate safari

Highlights of the 9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primate Safari

  • Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • DAY 2: Morning game drive and Evening boat cruise
  • Day 3: Lion experience and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 4: Gorilla trekking
  • Day 5: Batwa Trail experience and transfer to volcanoes national park
  • Day 6: Golden monkeys tracking and Lake Kivu
  • Day 7: Transfer to Nyungwe national park
  • Day 8: Chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk 
  • Day 9: Transfer to Kigali and city tour

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

  • Arrival and transfer to Queen: On day one of your 9 days Uganda and Rwanda primate safari, upon your arrival in Uganda, your guide for your entire safari will welcome you to the country and take you through a briefing session of your Uganda and Rwanda primates safari and the rules and regulations to follow during your stay in the country. After your briefing session, you will be transferred to and later on transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On reaching the park, you will go on an evening game drive where you will have a chance to see a number of animals catching their last bites for the day in the plains as they get ready to go to their resting place animals like zebras, elephants, elands, antelopes, crocodiles can be seen sun basking, leopards, lions, hyenas are easily seen during the evening games drives because they come out of hiding in order to hunt for their prey which is a thrilling adventure to see. After the game drive, you will head back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 2: Morning Game Drive & Evening Boat Cruise

  • Morning Game Drive: On day 2 of your  9 days Uganda and Rwanda primate safari, after early morning breakfast at your hotel, you will go a morning game drive where you will have the opportunity to see a number of early risers grazing in the plains, for instance, the antelopes, buffaloes, elands, impalas among other animal species. You will then transfer to the Ishasha sector for the ultimate lion tracking experience where the tree climbing lions will be seen which is quite a mesmerizing trait that the lions in the park posses which is quite unique from the lions around the world. It is believed the lion’s climb trees t keep an eye on their potential prey like the kobs. After the exciting adventure, you will then head back to your hotel for lunch and relax as you await the evening boat cruise.
  • Evening Boat Cruise: After your beautiful lunch, you will then head to the boat cruise along the Kazinga channel which will offer a vast look at the landscape including a number of water birds like shoe bill stork, flamingos, king fisher’s great cormorant, little grebe, northern lapwing, red-necked grebe, wandering albatross pied. Animals like the hippos elephants, waterbucks buffalos, crocodiles can also be seen sun-basking among other animals. After the beautiful adventure, you will head back to your hotel to relax and get ready for the next day. Alternatively, you can carry out nature walks or community walks you will head back to your hotel for diner and overnight

Day 3: Lion experience and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

  • Lion experience and transfer to Bwindi: On day 3 of your 9 days Uganda and Rwanda primate safari, after early morning breakfast you will transfer to the Ishasha sector where you can see the tree-climbing lions for the ultimate lion tracking experience where the tree climbing lions will be seen which is quite a mesmerizing trait that the lions in the park posses which is quite unique from the lions around the world. A number of animal species including the elephants, antelopes, Elephants, Hyenas, Leopards, and Buffaloes will be seen during the drive through the sector to the other parts of the park. After you will transfer you to Bwindi impenetrable national park the home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, transfer to your hotel for lunch and relaxation. later on in the evening, you will have dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 4: Gorilla trekking

  • Gorilla trekking: On day 4 of your 9 days Uganda and Rwanda primate safari, after an early morning breakfast and packed lunch, tourists will embark their journey to carry out gorilla trekking the activity. Depending on your permit, you will transfer to the sector where the gorilla family you’re going to trek is. The activity will involve you hiking through the rugged terrain and it can take a given amount of time approximately 2-6 hours but with the help of the guide, it will be easy to locate the gentle giants. On locating and coming into contact with the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them and here you can take pictures of them, watch how they groom one another, how they live amongst one another which is quite interesting to watch. After the one hour with the gorillas is done you will then embark on your Batwa trail experience (optional) where you will meet an exciting group of people the Batwa who are forest people that survive on forest products. The encounter with an interesting group of people will offer memorable experiences. Alternatively, you can also participate in nature walks on the different trails in the park where you will come across different attractions like the numerous bird species, primate species and the peaks of the Virunga Mountains. After the activities, you will proceed to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Batwa Trail experience and transfer to volcanoes national park

  • Batwa Trail experience and transfer to volcanoes: On day 5 of your  9 days Uganda and Rwanda primate safari, after an early morning breakfast at your hotel, you will  be transferred to the Batwa community and embark on the Batwa trail experience which will give you the opportunity to know more about the forest people who  depended on the forest products as they lived harmoniously with the wildlife especially the mountain gorillas, you will also visit their communities and witness how they carry out their daily lives after being banned from the forest, you will be entertained by their traditional dances, traditional folk songs among other rewarding activities. After the experience, you will embark on your journey to volcanoes national park where you will have lunch in Kisoro district. Through cyanika boarder, you will connect to volcanoes national park and transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay

Day 6: Golden Monkeys tracking and  Lake Kivu

  • Golden Monkeys tracking: On day 6 of your 9 days Uganda and Rwanda primate safari,  after an early morning breakfast at your hotel you will be picked by your guide who will transfer you to volcanoes national park in order to participate in golden monkey trekking. When you get to the park headquarters, you will go through a briefing session where you will get to know the rules and regulations to follow during golden monkey trekking in Rwanda. After the session you will participate in the activity which involves hiking the different virunga mountains in the park to get to the habituated golden monkey troops in the park. during the activity as you hike the mountains, you will see a number of bird species like, different attractions like the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, lake kivu, Dian Fossey’s grave among other attractions and when you get to the primates you will observe their behavior in the park as you take pictures for rewarding experiences during your Rwanda safari, you will head back to your hotel for lunch and in the evening you will participate in community walks to see how locals carry out their daily activities that will be educative and entertaining at the same time and among these include; banana beer making, subsistence farming, and preparation of local dishes among other activities.
9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primate safari
Golden Monkeys tracking
  • Lake Kivu: After your rewarding experience with the primates in Volcanoes national park and cultural encounters in volcanoes national park you will head back to your starting point head to your hotel have lunch then drive northwest to Rubavu town at the shores of Lake Kivu where you will spend the whole afternoon enjoying the shores while taking boat trips to the island of the lake.  You will head back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Transfer to Nyungwe national park

  • Transfer to Nyungwe national park: On day 7 of your 9 days Uganda and Rwanda primate safari, after early morning breakfast at the lodge, you will embark on your journey to Nyungwe national park. You will then transfer to Nyungwe National Park where you will see a number of primate species like Rwenzori colobus, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, baboons, owl-faced monkeys, Angola colobus, L’hoest’s monkeys, Dent’s Mona monkeys, vervet monkeys, silver monkeys. On arrival at the park, you will head to your park for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8: Chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk

  • Chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk: On day 8 of your 9 days Uganda and Rwanda primate safari,, after early morning breakfast you will head to the park to participate in rewarding activities. You will head to the Uwinka reception area where you will go through a briefing session about the do’s and don’ts for safe activities in the park.  With Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park, you will get to track the different habituated chimpanzee troops and you will get the chance to know more about the chimpanzees like their feeding patterns where you will get to see them eating edible leaves, fruits, small insects lie caterpillars termites among others, you will also get chance to see how a habituated troop conducts their daily activities, how they co-exist with one another and son which will make the activity memorable. During the activity, you will also have the opportunity to see a number of bird species like the long-tailed bluebird, paradise flycatcher, the Great blue turaco, forest hornbills, the orange and white bird and so on after your long activity in the park, you will head back to your hotel for relaxation and lunch and in the afternoon you will head back to the park to participate in the canopy walk.
  • Canopy Walk Safari: After lunch and relaxation, you will head back to the park and take part in the canopy walk where you will have rewarding experiences in the park from an aerial view. Nyungwe National Park is the only park in Rwanda and East Africa where you can find the canopy walkway. During the activity you will get to see a number of primates swinging from one tree branch to another, a number of bird and butterfly species and exceptional aerial views for photography, and at the end of your tour, head back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Transfer to Kigali and city tour

  • Transfer to Kigali and city tour: On day 9 of your  9 days Uganda and Rwanda primate safari, after early morning breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and transfer to Kigali where you will have lunch and  be taken through a Kigali city tour one of the most rewarding Rwanda tours where you will get to see a number of attractions and visit a number of sites like the Kimironko market the largest market in Rwanda, Kigali genocide memorial Museum which can also be visited during the Rwanda genocide tour where you will visit a number of genocide sites, still on your Kigali city tour, you will also visit Nyanza palace where you will get to know more of the culture of the people of Rwanda. After your Kigali city tour, you will be driven to Kigali international airport or a location of your choice in Kigali city which will be the end of your 9 days Uganda and Rwanda primate safari.

End of the 9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primate safari

Trip inclusions

  • All activities on the itinerary
  • all accommodation as per itinerary
  • 4X4 safari vehicle, Fuel
  • Pick up and Drop off at Entebbe
  • Full-time English speaking driver/ guide
  • Bottled mineral water while on safari

Trip Exclusions

  • Tips
  • Visa fees
  • Air tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Other expenses  
  • All items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, beer
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