15 Days, Primates, Wildlife & Virunga Volcanoes Safari

Kigali, Volcanoes NP, Nyiragongo, Mgahinga, Bwindi, QENP and Kibale Forest

From Rwanda to Uganda,
Trek Primates, Hike Volcanoes & Drive The Savannah Plains

This 15 Day Uganda, Rwanda safari trip starts from Kigali Rwanda, challenging you to hike up to the active Nyiragongo Volcano in Dr. Congo. Trekking the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest is the highlight of the African safari, before heading into the lower rainforest of Kibale National Park to meet the other higher apes. The wildlife savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth will give you a classic safari feel, meeting with some of Africa’s big animals on a game drive and boat safari.

This trip also introduces you to rare animals and other peaks on the Virunga volcanoes chain. You’ll meet with the endangered golden monkeys in  Rwanda and visit with Karisoke center, where Diane Fossey started her work of saving the mountain gorillas. For a more challenging experience, you’ll hike up Sabinyo (3,645 m) and also take a canoe boat ride on Lake Mutanda.

Highlights:

  • Discover the Virunga massif and explore Rwanda, Uganda, and DR Congo
  • An unforgettable encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Golden Monkey in Parc National des Volcanos and with the chimpanzees in Kibale National Park.
  • Hike the magnificent Nyiragongo and Sabinyo Volcanoes.
  • Beautiful hike “across” Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, accompanied by a professional guide and armed rangers.
  • Game drives and boat cruises in the main national parks of the country: Lake Mburu, Queen Elizabeth, and Murchison Falls.
  • Meet, explore and learn from the local communities (Batwa and Iby Iwachu Cultural Center)
  • Support sustainable tourism initiatives

Included

  • Transportation, local flights, and 4×4 vehicle transfers
  • Accommodation and Meals as per itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide

We will process the trekking permits on your behalf from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

Please carry a pack of N95 Facemask and hand sanitizer with you. You’ll be required to have a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of your arrival in the country, and keep your mask on when with animals and people crowds. You’re are requested to adhere to COVID Operating procedures to keep you safe during your trip.

Your walking safari at a glance

DayRoutes/activitiesAccommodationMeal Plan
Day 1

Arrival in Kigali

Heaven Boutique

Bed & Breakfast
Day 2

Kigali city tour and

genocide. Transfer to Parc

national des Volcanoes

Mountain gorilla

view lodge

Full Board
Day 3

Golden monkey

tracking – Karisoke

research

Mountain gorilla

view lodge

Full Board
Day 4

Transfer Musaze to

lake Kivu

Lake kivu serena

hotel

Full Board
Day 5

Cross DRC – hike

Nyiragongo

Cabanas at the top

Full Board
Day 6

Descend Nyiragongo and transfer

to Mgahinga National Park

Gahinga lodge

Full Board
Day 7

Sabinyo hike

Gahinga lodge

Full Board
Day 8

Transfer to Bwindi – Hike & canoe

on Lake Mutanda

Nkuringo Bwindi

gorilla lodge

Full Board
Day 9

Gorilla trekking- Nkuringo or

Rushaga gorilla groups

Nkuringo Bwindi

gorilla lodge

Full Board
Day 10

Nombe Forest, Batwa – traditional

herbalists experience

Nkuringo Bwindi

gorilla lodge

Full Board
Day 11

Hike across Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

to Buhoma and continuation by car

to QENP

Kasenyi Safari Camp

Full Board
Day 12

Queen Elizabeth NP: game drives and

boat safari in Kazinga Channel

Kasenyi Safari Camp

Full Board
Day 13

To Kibale Forest via Fort Portal and trek

to the “Top of the World”

Primate Lodge

Full Board
Day 14

Chimp tracking in Kibale NP and

excursion to Bigodi Wetlands

Primate Lodge

Full Board
Day 15

South Bound to Entebbe and Transfer to

airport for the outbound flight

Papyrus guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast

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    Please make sure you have your facemask on when in contact with animals, especially the endangered creatures. Without a negative PCR Covid Test, you’ll not be allowed into the country. You’ll spend most of your time in open spaces away from human crowds, with that there’s minimal to no infections of the COVID virus.

    Your booking can be extended up to 12 months ahead with no extra fees, in case of any emergency (based on accommodation availability). Reservations are accepted after we receive a 30% deposit on the trip and the full payment for gorilla tracking and chimp tracking permits for each tour participant. For more details on our booking terms, please read our Terms and Conditions.

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