Uganda & Rwanda Activity Holiday – 8 Days

8 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Holiday Overview

This 8-Day Uganda Rwanda Safari Holiday takes you on a beautiful journey to experience the chimpanzees, gorillas, wildlife, and stunning landscapes. Your journey will start in Rwanda and end in Uganda.

In Rwanda, you will visit Nyungwe and Volcanoes National parks while in Uganda, you will visit Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Lake Bunyonyi.

From tracking chimps, paying homage to Dian Fossey, and seeing the mountain gorillas, this 8-day safari offers an exciting adventure. Along the way, you’ll also have the chance to explore local communities and immerse yourself in their customs and traditions.

Take a closer look at the detailed itinerary and get a better idea of how this 8-Day Uganda Rwanda Safari Holiday would work for you. Keep in mind that our trips are fully customizable and can be personalized to match your specific needs.

Detailed 8-Day Uganda Rwanda Safari Holiday

Here is the full day-by-day itinerary for this 8-Day Uganda Rwanda Safari Holiday

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali Airport

You will be met at Kigali International airport by our driver guide who be waiting for you. You will then go to your hotel for lunch and check in.

After lunch, you will visit the Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali and learn about the stories of the horrific 1994 genocide.

  • Accommodation: Flame tree Village
  • Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner.

Day 2: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Our 8-Day Uganda Rwanda Safari Holiday guide will pick you up from your hotel or place of residence and drive you to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

The drive from Kigali to Nyungwe will take approximately 5 hours. Along the way, you will visit the Royal Palace Museum and the Ethnographic Museum, both of which will give you a deeper understanding of the history and traditional ways of the people of Rwanda.

You will reach Nyungwe early enough to spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.

  • Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
  • Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe

You will have a very early start to the day by going to the chimpanzee tracking trail in either the Cyamudongo or Uwinka sections. An encounter with our closest animal cousins is not something you will soon forget.

After Lunch, drive to the town of Musanze close to the Virunga Volcanoes range. This beautiful area represents the gateway to gorilla tracking in Rwanda. In the evening, enjoy a campfire and some entertainment from some local dance groups.

  • Accommodation: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 4: Hike to Dian Fossey Gravesite, cross to Uganda

Starting the day early, you will drive to the park offices of Volcanoes National Park and start your hike to the Diane Fossey Gravesite where she is buried alongside some gorillas.

From the hike, you will drive towards Rwanda – Uganda border and then continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable N.P.

Today is the big day! Prepare yourself for an encounter with the gentle giants; the rare mountain gorillas.

For most people, this is the absolute highlight of their 8-Day Uganda Rwanda Safari Holiday. You will go into the forest in groups of not more than 8 in search of mountain gorillas. En route, your guide will point out previous signs of gorilla activity such as dung, nests, and chewed bamboo shoots.

Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes, and bamboo. Upon finding the gorillas, you will spend a maximum of 1 hour with them after which you will be led back to the starting point.

  • Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge/ Buhoma Haven Lodge
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Community Visits around Bwindi

After Breakfast, visit the community that lives next to the park and learn about their daily lives.

Then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – a beautiful serene lake encase in the middle of terraced hills. You will have a packed Lunch and can always stop depending on the time for lunch.

  • Accommodation: Birdnest Resort
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi & Batwa Cultural Experience

Today you can enjoy the beauty of Lake Bunyonyi by swimming, sunbathing, or hiking around the community. The lake is bilharzia-free and very safe for swimming.

Afterward, Visit the Batwa Community on the Islands of Lake Bunyonyi and learn about their unique culture as well.

  • Accommodation: Birdnest Resort
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Drive to Entebbe

After breakfast, you will leave Bunyonyi and head for Entebbe International Airport. You will move through the Ugandan countryside and stop at the equator line for some photos and souvenir shopping.

Your 8-Day Uganda Rwanda Safari Holiday driver/guide will bring you to Entebbe Airport in time for your onward flight. This will mark the end of your Uganda and Rwanda active holiday.

  • Accommodation: None. (Last day)
  • Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch.

Price per person (USD)

Here is the cost per person depending on the group size.
 1 Pax  2 Pax  4 Pax  6 Pax
 6760  4820  3980  3700

  • Trip Duration: 8 days, 7 nights.
  • Starting Point: Kigali, Rwanda.

Note: A 30% booking is due upon booking, with the balance cleared 1 month before the trip starts.

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The price of this tour includes the following items
  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour.
  • English-speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary.
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person.
  • 1 Chimpanzee tracking permit per person
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.


The price of this tour does not include the following items
  • International airfares.
  • Entry visa to Uganda, and Rwanda.
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter. (Helps to carry your backpack & push/pull you on the slippery slopes.)
  • Personal insurance (medical/travel)
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature.(e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities.)