5 Days Uganda and Rwanda Safari
This 5 days Uganda and Rwanda safari is designed for those who want to do gorilla trekking in Rwanda, chimp trekking in Uganda, and wildlife drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Because the primates prefer to wander deep into the forest during particular months of the year, the Nyungwe forest in Rwanda is not very trustworthy for chimp monitoring. Trackers may have to spend the entire day seeking the monkeys. There’s also a chance you won’t see them at all.
The journey begins with a walking tour of Kigali. After finishing the Kigali city tour, the first stop will be at Kibale National Park. Kibale is sometimes referred to be the world’s primate capital. It is home to 13 different primates and about 1500 chimps. Unfortunately, it lacks gorillas. If it did, it would be extremely difficult to handle the influx of tourists. The Kibale Forest is the finest site to follow chimps, and the odds of spotting them are quite high. This is due to the fact that they do not go too far from their recognized feeding zones. Four groups have been habituated and are now available for tourists.
- Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Kibale Forest national park in Uganda
- Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking – Queen Elizabeth national park
- Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise at the Kazinga Channel
- Day 4: Game drive at Ishasha Sector – Transfer to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda
- Day 5: Mountain gorilla tracking in Rwanda – Departure
- Kigali city tour
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Game drive
- Boat safari
- Gorilla trekking
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Kibale Forest national park in Uganda
At 8:00 a.m. or early, a professional tour guide from monumental expeditions will pick you up from your accommodation or airport to begin the 6-hour journey to Kibale National Park. You will have a tour of four locations in the city before departing on your excursion. 5 day Uganda and Rwanda tour Kigali’s genocide memorial center, the major city market, the old presidential palace museum, and artisan stores for souvenirs are among them. Following the city tour, you will begin your journey to Uganda. Prepare your passport and yellow fever vaccination card to ensure a smooth visa application. The travel to Kibale National Park is long, but the landscape and countryside are well worth it. Anticipate a genuine treat if you appreciate nature, from Rwanda’s stunning mountains and gorgeous highlands to Uganda’s deep woods. Lunch will be served along the journey, and you should arrive in the late afternoon. When you arrive to your hotel, check in, shower, and rest before the following day’s chimp tracking.
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking – Queen Elizabeth national park
After breakfast, you will proceed to the Kibale National Park headquarters for a tutorial on chimp trekking. The Rangers will provide you with data on the park, its inhabitants, the chimp clans, what to pack, how to behave near chimps, and what to expect. Tracking chimps in Kibale National Park normally takes 3 to 5 hours. Because of their loud nature, they are simple to spot. Their groupings are also more spectacular than gorilla groups. Expect an action-packed one-hour with them. Take as many pictures as you like, then return to the resort for lunch. The driver will begin the 2-hour ride to Queen Elizabeth National Park later in the afternoon.
Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise at the Kazinga Channel
You will have to get up extremely early to have breakfast. Rather, bring coffee with you on your early morning game drive. The early morning game drive is designed to allow tourists to see nocturnal creatures returning to their burrows after hunting during the night. It’s also intended to catch early risers before they start hunting. Keep an eye out for leopards and hippos that have returned from feeding outside the lake throughout the night. Morning is also the greatest time to see birds and herbivores returning to graze after protecting themselves against predators. The game drive will also allow you to see buffaloes, lions, hartebeests, and various antelopes. You will then return to the resort for lunch and relaxation.
At 2 p.m., you will be moved to the Kazinga Channel for a boat tour. One of the most popular activities at Queen Elizabeth National Park is a boat tour. The Kazinga Channel is where the majority of the animals and birds congregate for a wash or a drink. The Kazinga waterway connects Lake Edward to Lake Gorge and is regarded as one of Africa’s top birding locations. It is also one of the greatest spots in Africa to observe wildlife due to the huge amount of primates and other species present along the canal. You may expect to see elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, antelopes, and some predators.
Day 4: Game drive at Ishasha Sector – Transfer to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda
After the exciting events of day 4, you should cap it all off by viewing the legendary tree climbing lions at Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Ishasa region. Tree climbing lions can only be seen in Ishasha, South Africa’s Kruger National Park, and Tanzania’s Lake Manyara. After seeing the Ugandan tree climbing lions, you will return to Rwanda and pass to the Volcanoes National Park the next day for gorilla trekking. Lunch will be purchased at a decent restaurant en route to Rwanda. When you get at the resort, be sure to get some rest so you’re ready to go gorilla trekking the next day.
Day 5: Mountain gorilla tracking in Rwanda – Departure
You’ll get up early to eat breakfast before traveling to the park headquarters for a gorilla trekking briefing. The briefing covers a variety of themes, including what to anticipate, how to behave when among the gorillas, the gorilla tribes, and the park’s history. In Rwanda, gorilla tracking entails being allocated one of ten habituated gorilla families. The park administrators will choose one for you based on your interests, age, and general fitness. Some gorilla families in Rwanda dwell and migrate deep in the jungle, making it difficult to locate them. Before venturing into the forest, hire a porter if you have additional luggage and equipment.
You will be with the primates for one hour. Take your time observing and photographing. Follow the Rangers’ directions and remain cool even if a gorilla approaches you. Keep in mind the gorilla trekking guidelines. After your one-hour encounter with the gorilla family, return to the starting location, where you will meet our office Guide, who will bring you back to the resort for lunch. Later the afternoon, you will begin your journey back to Kigali. If you are still in Kigali, the driver will transport you to the airport or to your accommodation.
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