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Brief information about the tour

On this 8-day Uganda and Rwanda Safari, you will visit two of East Africa’s fastest-developing safari locations and enjoy two of its key attractions. This journey includes the African savanna wildlife drama as well as the lovely rainforest vegetation. There is no other nation in Africa where you can simply combine the two attractions like Rwanda and Uganda.

This tailoredĀ Africa safari begins at Entebbe International Airport and continues through Uganda’s most prominent savanna park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you’ll take a game drive and a boat safari on Kazinga channel to spot big game such as elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, large herds of antelope, and rare bird species. After that, you’ll be challenged to pursue mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and/or Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

The major attraction of this safariĀ is seeing mountain gorillas, and the programme permits you to undertake that activity twice for the best experience. The gorilla tracking experience is so engrossing that your enthusiasm may overshadow the subjective experience the first time, and it’s only the second time you take on the task that you’ll record eternal memories.

Day By Day Tour Summary

  • Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 4: Gorilla Tracking Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 5: Cross the Border into Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 6: Optional Activities
  • Day 7: Gisenyi-Lake Kivu Resort Holiday
  • Day 8: Transfer to Kigali

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

On this day, your Uganda and Rwanda safari adventure begins with a rural road journey to western Uganda after meeting up with a professional tour guide from monumental expeditions. Reach Queen Elizabeth National Park, the country’s most respected savanna park.

Anticipate to see elephant herds, buffalo, vast herds of antelope, lions, and leopards on your safari. On the Kazinga Channel boat safari, you’ll be able to see all of the creatures that come to the coasts to drink fresh water, as well as a magnificent display of birds.

Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge8 Days Uganda and Rwanda

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park

After morning tea and your lunch box, your Uganda and Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari’s second day begins with another morning game drive to discover some of the species you missed the day before.

After a picnic lunch in the woods, drive to the Ishasha tree-climbing lions to see these amazing animals at work. Elephants, leopards, buffalo, and other wild species can be expected.8 Days Uganda and Rwanda

Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, you’ll continue your journey south to Bwindi Impenetrable ForestĀ which the world has yet to completely discover. The rolling hills, emerald green carpet, backdrop of breathtaking mountain sides, and numerous faces of inhabitants strewn along the way. Relax back and let the gentle breeze caress your face as you take in the scenery.

Check-in time for lunch and a nature walk around the villages to witness the African people and customs untainted by modernization firsthand. Your gorilla tracking adventure will begin the next day.

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After a brief breakfast, join your monumental expedition safari driver for a short drive to the trailhead. You’ll have your packed lunches, of course, since we don’t anticipate a quickie on this one, do we?

The park rangers will inform you before leading you into the murky forests to hunt your foe. These gentle giants awaken your inherent love of the outdoors and change your perspective on the wild species that inhabit the world’s rainforests. It’s a memory you’ll cherish forever, so be sure you’re prepared to be rewarded for your bravery in traveling to Africa. You will not stay with them for more than an hour since the wise men believe you will upset their inner beings and perhaps transfer certain diseases (you know).

You’ll be brought back to the lodge after your encounter, but before, choose a nice picnic location in the forest and have your packed lunch.

If you still have the courage, you can take the Batwa trek. The Batwa are the indigenous people who lived in the forest before it was designated a national park and closed to them. They now populate the forest’s edges and share their customs with tourists. To help the Batwa villages, we take tourists through some of their planned exhibits.8 Days Uganda and Rwanda

Retire to the lodge for the evening. The next day, we’ll pass through Rwanda.

Day 5: Cross the Border into Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park

The 8-day Uganda and Rwanda Safari takes a detour via Rwandan territory via the Cyanika border. COVID and border limitations may apply; be prepared to follow the recommendations to avoid being delayed.

You’ll travel into Volcanoes National Park (not far from the border) and see the famed Dian Fossey’s resting place. That small lady, with a huge heart, had the courage to preserve the mountain gorillas from savages and to tell the world about the treasure we had buried deep in our African forest; thus, a visit to her grave is in order. Take a knee!

Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park

After that touching moment, check into the lodge, have supper, and unwind for the evening. This African safari journey will resume tomorrow.

Day 6: Optional Activities

Option 1: Stay at the lodge and enjoy activities such as a Rwanda cultural group performance, a nature walk, and stories about Rwanda’s history, traditions, and people.

Option 2: Try again with the gorilla tracking task. Taking another gorilla trekking trip will undoubtedly provide you with an incredible collection of memories.

If you want to follow gorillas in Rwanda, you’ll need to obtain another gorilla permit. The gorilla permit in Rwanda costs US$1,500 per person. Monumental Expeditions will handle everything for you.

Option 3: Visit Volcanoes National Park to see the vulnerable golden monkeys. The golden charm of these small, darling monkeys lights up the forest. You will also be on a nature stroll into the jungle, so keep an eye out for the amazing jungle features and let your untamed soul run wild in the jungle.

Day 7: Gisenyi-Lake Kivu Resort Holiday

Proceed to Gisenyi town, which is located on the beaches of Lake Kivu, after breakfast. Check into the hotel upon arrival, followed by leisure activities such as swimming, sport fishing, and a boat ride. The boat will give you a beautiful view of the cities of Kibuye and Gisenyi.

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali

Take a stroll about the city, keeping your flight time in mind, and explore Kigali’s many cultures, people, cuisine, and music. Your monumental expeditions professional safari guide will take you to the airport in time for your return flight.

End Of Tour


  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • A tour guide
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Gorilla permit
  • Drinking water


  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Ā Visas
  • International flights
  • Beverages
  • Laundry services

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