Overview of the 6 Days Bwindi gorilla safari & Akagera wildlife tour Rwanda
This 6 days Uganda Rwanda gorilla tour is a perfect short Uganda Rwanda combined safari package that takes you to Uganda Rwanda’s adventure destinations. You will visit the biggest massive mountain gorilla land in the world; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda and East Africa’s largest rich intact rainforest; then you will go to Akagera National Park to view the big five game. You will enjoy a great ride in Rwanda “the land of a thousand hills as you drive to Akagera National Park situated in North Eastern Rwanda, at the country’s border with Tanzania. While in the park, you will have a game drive in the park in a rented 4×4 Land-cruiser safari vehicle, expect to see the big 5 game and other wildlife including; buffalos, herds of elephants, lions, gazelles, Masai giraffe, baboons, impala, oribi, Burchell’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard and bushbuck. You will then proceed for the most thrilling and exciting adventure in the jungle forest. Accommodation depends on your ranging from luxury, midrange and budget. This trip in Uganda and ends in Rwanda.
Rwanda safari highlights of the 6 Days Bwindi gorilla safari & Akagera wildlife tour Rwanda
Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park Uganda with en route at the Equator
Day 2: Morning game drive in Lake Mburo National Park and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 3: Do a Uganda gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Forest National park
Day 4: Transfer from Bwindi to Akagera National Park in Rwanda
Day 5: Do a Rwanda wildlife safari tour in Akagera National Park
Day 6: Kigali city tour and Departure
Detailed Itinerary of the 6 Days Bwindi gorilla safari & Akagera wildlife tour Rwanda
Day 1 of the 6 Days Bwindi gorilla safari & Akagera wildlife tour Rwanda: Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park
You will be required to take early morning breakfast before you depart from you hotel/lodge at 7am to start your journey to Lake Mburo National Park for your one-day short wildlife safari Uganda. the journey will take you about 4 hours without the stop overs driving for about 235km from Kampala. You will drive through several small towns and villages enjoying the beautiful greenery seen on the lush rolling hills making Uganda an ever-green country hence the name the “Pearl of Africa”.
Upon arrival at the equator in Kayabwe, you will take lots of Photographs standing in two hemispheres at the same time, visit the souvenir shops around and have an exciting polar water experiment. Retreat from the equator and proceed for your lunch in Mbarara town. After your lunch, drive for about 1hour to Lake Mburo National Park for your afternoon boat cruise. The boat cruise takes about 2hours sightseeing hippos, crocodiles and lots of birds. Return from your boat cruise and check in your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 of the 6 Days Bwindi gorilla safari & Akagera wildlife tour Rwanda: Do a morning game drive in Lake Mburo National Park and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
On this day you will wake up early, take breakfast at your lodge so you are ready by 6:30am. Our driver guide will pick you up at the lodge for your early morning game drive in the park for about 3 hours. After your game drive, return to the lodge for breakfast rest and rest as you wait for your lunch. After lunch, check out and prepare to leave this part of the world and head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. As you drive you will enjoy the great volcanic landscape with rolling hills covered with vegetation to your lodge, check in, dine and rest for the next day.
Day 3 of the 6 Days Bwindi gorilla safari & Akagera wildlife tour Rwanda: Do gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Following an early morning breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters with your guide at around 7am to catch the briefing at 8am. You will be briefed about the do’s and the don’ts of the gorilla trekking activity and after the park ranger will lead you to the forest to trek the gorillas. The Uganda gorilla trekking activity takes about 2 to 8 hours. After finally coming face to face with these gorillas, you will be restricted to 1 hour with them. You will have a memorable experience as you watch and take photos of them feeding, playing and caring for each other. This is one of the unforgettable Uganda wildlife safari encounters.
Day 4 of the 6 Days Bwindi gorilla safari & Akagera wildlife tour Rwanda: Transfer from Bwindi to Akagera National Park Rwanda
Have your last breakfast in Uganda, and bid farewell to the world’s biggest mountain gorilla land; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and transfer to the Nyungwe Forest National Park. This is an 8 hours journey that will offer you the best sights of the lush hillslopes as you cruise to Nyungwe. Arrive at your place of accommodation in the evening, rest and have dinner.
Day 5 of the 6 Days Bwindi gorilla safari & Akagera wildlife tour Rwanda: Transfer from Bwindi to Akagera National Park in Rwanda
Take a cup of tea at the lodge before joining your ranger in your open safari 4×4 safari land cruiser vehicle for your morning game drive in the park. This half day game drive will offer you opportunity to spot a variety of wild animals including elephants, buffalos, lions, Masai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Burchell’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard and bushbuck. Later in afternoon after your game drive, you will return to the lodge for your lunch.
In the afternoon after your lunch, proceed for a 2 hours boat cruise along Lake Ihema, this scenic cruise brings you close to the water animals like Crocodiles and Hippos, as well as large concentration of bird life. Akagera National Park is also blessed with over 525 species identified bird species with unique species like the Shoe billed stock, papyrus gonolek among the many. This park has Endemics include the jacanas, ibis, sand pipers and herons. Retire from the boat cruise and return to your lodge for dinner and overnight as you do a simple game drive.
Day 6 of the 6 Days Bwindi gorilla safari & Akagera wildlife tour Rwanda: Kigali city tour and Departure
After an early morning breakfast, depart for a Kigali city tour that is designed to give you a memorable view of Kigali town. This Kigali city tour takes you to a wide range of places that give you great insight to the city and country in just one day. You will pay visits to markets where you will taste fruits, visit public art shops, the Genocide Memorial, the National theatre and many more depending on the time you have. Retire and return to your hotel or go the airport for your late flight.
End of the 6 Days Bwindi gorilla safari & Akagera wildlife tour Rwanda