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8 Days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

Overview of the 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

The 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo or else 8 days Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari Uganda & Virunga gorilla trekking tour Congo is a tour to Uganda and Congo. The safari features a game drive, boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth National park, chimpanzee trekking at kibale forest national park and gorilla trekking at Virunga national park.

Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, you are driven in a comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle to a hotel/lodge in Kampala for a rest. In the morning, you are transferred to Kibale forest national park with a stop at the equator line for chimpanzee trekking the next day. After chimpanzee trekking, in the evening, you are driven to Bigodi wetland for a nature walk and bird sighting. The fourth day after breakfast, you are driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you do an evening boat cruise then a game drive and crater lake tour the next day. On the sixth day, you are driven to Congo where you do gorilla trekking at Virunga national park the next day before departure from Kigali international airport.

Highlights of the 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a knowledgeable driver guide picks you up, gives a brief on the trip and transfers you to a hotel in Kampala for dinner and relaxation.

Day 2: Early morning, your driver guide picks you up and starts the road trip to Kibale forest national park arriving in the evening.

Day 3: By 7:00am, you will be at Kibale forest park headquarters for chimpanzee trekking, return for lunch and then go for a nature walk at bigodi wetland in the evening.

Day 4: After having relaxed breakfast, you are driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you do an evening boat cruise.

Day 5: Early morning, you go for a morning game drive in search for the early morning wild risers, you later have lunch then driven for a tour at the crater lakes.

Day 6: In the morning after breakfast, you are driven out of Uganda across the Uganda-Congo border to Virunga national park.

Day 7: You go for gorilla trekking in the morning by 8:00am then return to your lodge for relaxation in the evening.

Day 8: Early morning, you are driven out of Congo to Kigali international airport Rwanda for a departure flight.

Day by day itinerary of the 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

Day 1 of the 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

On early arrival at Entebbe international airport, you are picked up by your professional Uganda safari driver guide, briefs you on the trip and transfers you to a booked hotel or lodge in Kampala. Driving across the bustling capital of Uganda, its amazing experience as you have a glimpse of a city in Africa. Here you spend the night as you prepare for the road trip to the countryside the next day.

Day 2 of the 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

After breakfast, your driver guide picks you up and starts the drive to Kibale forest national park. A stop is made at the equator line in Kayabwe for the equator experience. Arriving in the evening after about 6-7hours on a road drive, you check in, relax and spend a night at a close accommodation in Kibale forest national park that was prior booked.

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 3 of the 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

Early morning after breakfast, you are driven to Kibale forest park headquarters for chimpanzee trekking starting at 8:00am and lasting about 2-4 hours in the jungle. Being our closest relatives, taking time to visit the chimpanzees is one of the amazing things you can do on a Uganda wildlife safari. After chimpanzee trekking and spending a single hour with the chimpanzees, you return to your lodging facility for lunch and relaxation before you are driven to Bigodi wetland for a nature walk and bird watching since this is one the best Uganda birding safari destinations. In the evening you return to your lodging facility for dinner.

 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 4 of the 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

After breakfast, your wildlife tour Uganda continues with about 2-3hours drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival, you check in and have lunch at a prior booked hotel then go for an evening boat cruise/launch cruise along the 45km kazinga channel that joins Lakes George and Albert which hosts a huge number of hippopotamuses and crocodiles. Later on, you are then driven back to an accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you spend the night.

8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari CongoAccommodation options include: Mweya safari lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodge (Mid-range)

Day 5 of the 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

By 7:00am, you will be in Queen Elizabeth park for a morning game drive that lasts about 2-4 hours offering an opportunity to sight early morning wildlife risers and with the big four (Buffaloes, Elephants, lions and leopards) being part of the sightings. After the game drive, you are driven to your lodging facility for refreshment and a meal then after be driven to the beautiful crater lakes in the evening as you sight several bird species around the lakes.

8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

Accommodation options include: Mweya safari lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodge (Mid-range)

Day 6 of the 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

After a relaxed breakfast-the last one in Uganda, your driver starts a drive to Congo using your 4×4 safari vehicle. Arriving in the afternoon after about 3-4hours drive, you check in, refresh and have a meal at a booked accommodation in Virunga national park.

Accommodation options: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/ (Luxury), Mountain gorilla view lodge (Mid-range)

Day 7 of the 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

Be ready to have early morning breakfast then be driven to Virunga national park headquarters for Congo mountain gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am after briefing by the park rangers and allocation of a gorilla family to trek along with 7 other Congo gorilla trekkers. The actual trek in the forest lasts about 2-6 hours and only a single hour in the presence of the gentle mountain gorillas. After the trek, you will return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver for a transfer back to your lodging facility.

8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

Accommodation options: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/ (Luxury), Mountain gorilla view lodge (Mid-range)

Day 8 of the 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

After a relaxed breakfast at your lodging facility in Congo, you will embark on a road trip back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight. When you arrive in Kigali you can visit some craft shops for craft purchase before the driver takes you to the airport for departure.

End of the 8 days wildlife tour in Uganda & gorilla safari Congo

Let nothing stop you from taking your trip from East Africa to West Africa planned just once, spend 8 days discovering the amazing wonders in Uganda, cross to Congo and leave via Rwanda.

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