8 Days Rwanda and Uganda Safaris

  • Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi
  • Day 2: The Great Rift Valley Trek
  • Day 3: Drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve
  • Day 4: Transferto Uganda
  • Day 5: Enroute to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 6: Ishasha tree climbing lions
  • Day 7: Gorilla trekking in Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda
  • Day 8: Departure

Package includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kigali
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Package Excludes

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Kigali
  • International airfares
  • Rwanda Visa (USD30.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport or the East African Tourist Visa
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and be met by one of our Adventure Trails’ driver/guide. You may have a city tour, visit the Uhuru Park, the Jeevanjee Gardens, City Park, Central Park which has Jomo Kenyatta’s memorial, and Nairobi Arboretum. Transfer to Stanley Hotel where you will have your dinner and overnight.

Day 2: The Great Rift Valley Trek
After breakfast, depart from Nairobi in the morning and drive down the escarpment to Lake Nakuru National Park on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive in time for lunch In the Afternoon, you will go for game viewing to see warthog, waterbuck and large numbers of impala, hippos, buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, eland, the intermittent leopard and both black and white rhino. Lake Nakuru will offer you the most spectacular wildlife sights: brilliant pink flamingos as far as the eye can see, and then drive back to the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Lion Hill Lodge

Day 3: Drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Leave Lion Hill lodge in Nakuru after breakfast and drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve and experience Kenya’s finest wildlife reserve, where the land pulses with raw energy and a dazzling array of animals. Have Lunch upon your arrival at Sarova Mara Lodge. Enjoy the game drive to view the lions, cheetah, spotted hyena, leopard and wild dog all skulk around the fringes looking for any opportunities. Drive back for dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge or Mara Sarova Camp

Day 4: Transferto Uganda
After a morning breakfast, embark on a game drive in the Mara. Have lunch in Nairobi city while embarking on your journey to Entebbe International Airport, Uganda. Find our tour representative waiting to transfer you to the hotel for relaxation. Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel, Kampala or Sheraton Hotel or Hotel Africana

Day 5: Enroute to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, drive Queen Elizabeth National Park westwards of Uganda. It is the home of the famous tree climbing lions as well as the Uganda kob, and other antelope’s species, elephants, baboons, hippos, buffaloes and chimps and many more. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded, making the park a magnet for bird watchers. The bird species includes the black bee- eater, 11 types of king fisher, and several species of falcons, eagles and the raptors and many more. After lunch, enjoy the launch cruise on Kazinga Channel for a plethora of bird life and a variety of mammals. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge /Jacana Safari Lodge / Institute of Ecology

Day 6: Ishasha tree climbing lions
After breakfast and packed lunch, undertake a morning game drive following Kasenyi track and Queen’s Mile in anticipation of elephants, buffaloes, lions, kobs, waterbuck, and if you are lucky, you may see the elusive leopard and spotted hyena. Proceed to the Ishasha sector in search for the tree climbing lions. From there, pass through the Kigezi Highlands, commonly referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’. You arrive in Kabale in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Arcadia Cottages

Day 7: Gorilla trekking in Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda
After breakfast, take a 2 hour boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi for amazing birding and panoramic view. Later drive to Virunga Conservation area, at the foothills of Muhavura in Rwanda. You will go across the tea gardens before accessing the Ruhengeri town. Take a short drive to the Headquarters of Parc National des Volcans and meet with the local guides and trackers who will give etiquette talks on gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking through the verdant forested slopes of the Virungas is a thrilling experience. The terrain is rough and at times muddy therefore the hikers have to be physically fit. The attractiveness of the forest and the surrounding scenery make the trekking valuable. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and be back at the base in time for a late lunch. Dinner and overnight at the Gorilla nest lodge/ Kinigi guest house

Day 8: Departure
Depart from the Park to Kigali Airport to find a departure flight back to Nairobi.

7 Days Rwanda Tours

Day 1 Pickup from airport, brief city tour

Our representative will be waiting for you on your arrival at Kigali Airport. He will drop you at your hotel to offload your luggage, check in and pass through your travel programme with him. You will have lunch and may take on a tour of Kigali city prominent tourism structures. He will take you back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 Transfer to Nyungwe

Your adventure safari to Rwanda starts early morning as our guide picks you from your hotel after breakfast and you set off for Nyungwe national park. You will visit Murambi memorial and Nyanza palace on the way before a hot lunch en route. You will proceed at a slow speed to have better view of the country side and arrive at your hotel close to Nyungwe National Park boundaries late afternoon.

Day 3 Chimpanzee Tracking

Wake up with the first light of the day and take a quick cup of coffee and head to park offices; the trailhead for the day’s activity; chimpanzee tracking expedition. You reconfirm your booking, meet up with fellow tracking partners, get briefed about tracking regulations and get ranger guide escorts. You will meet the chimpanzees in their wild form though they are habituated and used to human presence. Acquire much information from the guides, take pictures and you may spend only one hour with them to reduce chances of getting overused to human presence. You will return to the hotel for a late lunch.  You may opt to relax all afternoon and enjoy your Rwanda safari in the wilderness or track the colobus monkeys in the forests.

Day 4 Canopy Walk, transfer to Lake Kivu

Take breakfast at leisure and get more of Safari into Rwanda by taking a canopy walk atop a thick rainforest to have an aerial view of nature. You get more close to birds and other wildlife species up in trees and enjoy the sights of the thick forest. You will return in time for lunch.
You will then check out and drive to Kivu town on the shores of Lake Kivu and shake off a bit of jungle life.

Day 5 Excursion of the Lake Kivu, Boat cruise

You will wake at leisure and take breakfast after which you will go for a boat cruise on the lake. For bird lovers this is a great opportunity to view many water bird species. Breathe in the air that is pure and feel the chilling breezes of the lake cool your skin and have the best of your Rwanda safari. You will get back in time for lunch and relaxation. You may take a leisurely self guided walk along the shores of the lake with fantastic views of the Virunga Mountains in the background.
Day 6 Mountain gorilla trekking

The biggest highlight of your safari to Rwanda is today and begins with a 6 am breakfast and drive to Virunga National Park headquarters.  Here you reconfirm your booking, greet and meet other people in the trekking group, get briefed about regulations and guidelines while in the forests and ranger guide escorts and the exercise begins. You will take averagely an hour upon meeting the gorilla family and take as many photographs, get a lot of experiences and learn a lot from the guides. You will then descend to your starting point and head to your hotel for a late lunch.  You may opt to take a cultural walk to the communities who have lived their lifetime close to the park with the mountain gorillas and share in their experiences. You will then return to the comfort of the hotel to relax and shake off fatigue of the forest.

Day  7 City Tour, Departure
You will enjoy morning sleep and have a late breakfast depending on time of your flight. You will check out of hotel and take a city tour. Visit Genocide Museum and learn the events of 1990s war in Rwanda, visit religious institutions, market or administrative structures. You will climax your Rwanda safari with an African buffet lunch and the  driver will then drop you at the airport for your outbound flight.

Lodges in Kigali

Kigali Serena Hotel

Luxury Lodge

Hotel Des Mille Collines

Mid-range Lodge

Five to Five Hotel

Budget Lodge

Lodges in Volcanoes National Park

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Luxury Lodge

Davinci Gorilla Lodge

Mid-range Lodge

La Palme Hotel Musanze

Budget Lodge

Lodges in Akagera National Park

Ruzizi tented lodge

Luxury Lodge

Akagera game lodge

Mid-range Lodge

Lodges in Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Luxury Lodge

Nyungwe top view hill hotel

Mid-range Lodge

Gisakura Guest House

Budget Lodge

Standard Safari vehicles

Luxury Safari Vehicles

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