his 7 Days Rwanda Uganda safari involves taking park in several interesting activities. The package is designed for visitors who are interested in going for gorilla tracking in either the Volcanoes national park in Rwanda or Bwindi impenetrable forest in Uganda and also taking part in a real wildlife safari in one of the best tourism destinations in Uganda – Queen Elizabeth national park. We have chosen Kibale Forest in Uganda because it is the most reliable place to track chimpanzee in East Africa.
he company guide will pick you up very early in the morning from your hotel or airport to start the long journey to Nyungwe forest on the south western part of Rwanda. Before beginning the journey, you should get a briefing on what to expect and the time-frame for each activity. The journey takes about 5 hours and allows you to enjoy beautiful views of the Rwandan countryside. You will understand why Rwanda is often referred to as “A land of a thousand hills”. Once you reach the forest, you will go straight to the lodge for check-in, refreshments and relaxation..
You will wake up early and have breakfast at your hotel before going for the briefing on chimpanzee tracking at the Nyungwe forest offices. The Guides know where to find the chimps and all you need to do is follow them deep into the forest. Once you locate the chimpanzee, take enough photos and take the time to observe the behavior of the primates. Remember to always follow instructions from the Guides/Rangers. Though habituated, the chimps in Nyungwe remain wild. You cannot go near them or do something that will scare them off. Chimpanzees are very mobile and will quickly disappear if they feel threatened by your actions..
You will wake up at you own taking after the tiring activity on Day 2. Take breakfast and checkout of the hotel as you wait for the Guide to pick you up and start the journey to Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is the largest 7 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safarifresh water lake in Rwanda and goes all the way to the Democratic Republic of Congo. As we already noted, the Lake is world famous for the boiling Methane gas that comes out from underneath. On arrival at your new hotel, you will have lunch overlooking the Lake. In the afternoon, you will be taken for a boat ride to visit some of the islands. Once you are done with the boat ride, you should come back to hotel and prepare to go swimming in the lake. If swimming is not your thing, you can simply relax by the lake and admire the beautiful scenery and local people going about with their lives.
You will wake up at your own time, take breakfast and prepare to be taken for a tour of the different sites around the Lake Kivu including the fishing villages. For bird watchers, this is the perfect time to spot several resident and migratory species of birds. You will also spot several primates that live in forest on the islands and lake shores. You will also have chance encounters with the locals as they go about with their daily activities. After exploring the Lake in detail, you will set off for the Volcanoes national park in Musanze. Check in to your room and enjoy the beautiful views of the Virunga volcanoes before retiring early in bed (You need to be fresh and ready for gorilla trekking).
Wake up very early to sumptuous breakfast at your hotel and head to the Kinigi park headquarters for the briefing at 7:00 am. The head Guide and Rangers will let you know what you need to bring along during the trek and how to act around the gorillas. Afterwards, you will be allocated a gorilla family and 7 Days Rwanda Wildlife Tour offered a chance to hire a porter if you have any heavy luggage. A gorilla safari in Rwanda offers travelers a chance to track one of the 10 habituated gorilla groups. It is no longer possible to choose your gorilla group but your preferences, age and overall fitness will be taken into consideration. Gorilla trekking in the volcanoes national park can be challenging but the excitement and thrill as you approach the gorilla family makes it worthwhile. Moreover, you will get to observe many other forest creatures and plants as you find your way to the gorilla family. Once you locate the gorilla family, follow instructions from your guide. Mountain gorillas are very peaceful and calm creatures compared to other large wild animals. They rarely attack humans unless extremely provoked. You will have one hour with the gorillas, so use it to take as many photos and videos as possible.
Once again, wake up early and take your breakfast before heading to the Volcanoes national park offices for a briefing on golden monkey tracking. After the briefing, you should hire a porter to help with 7 Day best of Rwandayour backpack or any other heavy equipment so that you can comfortably track the golden monkeys. The park guide will lead you into the forest were you will finally spot the monkeys on top of the trees and on the ground feeding. Golden monkeys are a rare and endangered species of primates. They look very cute and you should take as many photos for your collection given that you are allowed to use flash cameras. Once done, you will head back to the park for lunch and rest. Later in the evening, our guide will take you for an evening drive to visit the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.
After a busy and tiring 6 days, you should wake up at your own leisure and prepare for the journey back to Kigali. In case you missed the tour of Kigali on your arrival day because of time and flight constraints, this is the day that you will go for it. You will visit the city market, the former presidential palace, artisan shops and the Gisozi genocide memorial site. During the city tour, you will have another chance to buy local art pieces as gifts for family and friends back at home. Afterwards the city tour, our Guide will take you back to the airport for departure or to your hotel if you are living in Kigali.