7 Days Rwanda wildlife & Uganda Gorilla Trek

Planning for Rwanda wildlife safari to spot the big five while on the game drive in Rwanda’s top wildlife national park of akagera which is an extension of akagera wildlife reserve in tanzania .  Book the 7 days Rwanda big five wildlife watching and gorilla trekking in Mgahinga or Bwindi Forest national park on a combined gorilla & wildlife safari as an alternative for the 5 days gorilla & wildlife safari tour tailored by primate Safari Experiences.

The 7 days Rwanda wildlife & gorilla trekking in bwindi national park in Uganda , its a combi tour that rewards you with experience of the two countries ( thousand hills & Pearl of Africa) . This trip starts from Kigali Rwanda , leading to akagera national park, Volcanoes national park & Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park in Uganda and Mgahinga for golden monkey tracking.

Book 7 Days Luxury Rwanda wildlife & Gorilla trekking safari to virunga mountains with primate safari Experiences.

7 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorilla Trek Highlights

Day 1: Arrival and Pick Up

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park

Day 3: Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 5: Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Day 7: Relaxation & Departure to Kigali

Detailed Travel plan

This 7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari tour Starts from Kigali Rwanda and Ends in Kigali Rwanda either at Airport or your preferred accommodation .

Day 1: Pick Up from Kigali International airport

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport , there will be meet and greet from the experienced tour guide of primate Safari experiences and transfer to your hotel in kigali, later in the evening you will do kigali city tour and explore the genocide memorials. Relax at the lodge , Serena Hotel Kigali.

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Akagera National Park a journey that takes you 2-3 hours with en-route views of the green vegetation, Rolling Hills of Rwanda and birds. On reaching Kayonza, break off for lunch then later proceed to experience an afternoon to evening Game Drive watching wildlife animals wander around their natural habitat. After the drive, proceed to check-in your lodge for Dinner and Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 3: Game Drive and Boat Cruise

7 Days Wildlife & Gorilla SafariWake up early have breakfast then transfer to the Park to enjoy a Game Drive along the various tracks watching wildlife wandering around their habitat. The wildlife you watch here include; giraffes, kobs, small antelope, warthogs, lions, elephants, etc. After your Game Drive, break off for lunch and later transfer to lake Ihema to enjoy an afternoon Boat Cruise which offers you sightings of Hippos and Crocodiles beneath the water. After the adventure which will have rewarded you exploring the big five in Rwanda , transfer back to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight,  Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes national Park.

After morning breakfast, you will do an en-route game drive as your moving out of the park searching for other wildlife animals and big five and later proceed to drive to volcanoes national park the top known safari place for mountain gorillas, golden monkey & other primates . The Primate Drive from Akagera to volcanoes will take 4 hours with lunch planned to be held in Kigali Rwanda to relax and proceed the next 2 hours to arrive to volcanoes national park , Dinner and overnight at Five Volcanoes Lodge.

Day 5: Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes Rwanda

Golden Monkey Tracking

Volcanoes national Park Rwanda

After Morning breakfast, you will head straight to the park headquarter where you will receive berifying about the golden monkey tracking rules and regulations and later proceed to start the hike through the forest to search for the golden monkey, once found you will spend good time , later you will return to the hotel for Hot lunch incase time allows  and later proceed to cross the border to Uganda ‘s favorite destination for primate Safaris. The Driver guide will check you in at Lake Mutanda Safari Lodge, Relaxing in the evening.


Day 6: Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Forest National Park

Gorilla at Bwndi Forest National Park

Gorilla Habituation in Rushage Sector

Wake up in the morning with a ready mind to explore the mountain gorillas in the wilderness of Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park located in southern Uganda , Most the traveler is trekking gorillas in southern sector of the park.  After morning breakfast, you will drive to the park headquarters for briefying about the gorilla trekking rules and regulations and later enter into the jungle to search for the gorillas in the wilderness of Bwindi.

Gorilla Habituation in the jungle takes a minimum of 4 hours from the time you have come in contact with the gorillas and you will walk with the gorillas for the 4 hours and gorilla habituation is only possible in Uganda mainly in Bwindi.

Travelers that are going for gorilla habituation should be aware that gorilla breifying and registration starts at 7:00am in the morning . Once the gorillas are found and watched for the 4 hours , the driver guide will return you to lodge for relaxation at Gahinga Lodge and dinner & Overnight .

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park.

Mgahinga National Park Gorillas

Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Mgahinga National Park headquarters for briefing around the gorilla trekking in their natural vegetation habitat. After transfer in groups with a park ranger to track the gorillas for 2-5 hours in the forest and when you meet them, take many photos to keep for memories. After tracking you will return to the lodge for relaxation enjoying the breath wind of the virunga Massif.

Gorilla trekking in mgahinga is offering the extra gorilla watching experience which you might have missed during the gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi the previous day.


Day 7: Departure to Kigali

After warm break fast at the lodge, you will check out and stay driving back to Kigali at the most relaxed pace with the driver guide arriving in Kigali for lunch time , in the afternoon drop in the airport for flight back home.

Safari Includes

  • Professional driver guide
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • En-route Meals
  • Transport in a 4×4 vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Ranger fees
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Golden Monkey Trekking Permit
  • Airport Transfer fees

Safari Excludes

  • Items of personal nature
  • International Flights
  • Drinks & Laundry
  • Telephone fees
  • Personal insurance