Uganda – Rwanda Combined Gorilla-Chimpanzee Trekking-Wildlife Safaris

Posted by on January 15, 2018

Gorilla – Chimpanzee Trekking – Wildlife Safaris that combine a visit to Uganda and Rwanda

The Best Uganda – Rwanda Combined Gorilla-Chimpanzee Trekking-Wildlife Safaris

Uganda – Rwanda Combined Gorilla-Chimpanzee Trekking-Wildlife Safaris give you the best of Rwanda – the land of a Thousand Hills and Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. Land in Kigali or Entebbe and fly out of Entebbe or Kigali – minimize and cut down drive times on your African Gorilla – Chimpanzee  – Wildlife Safari and spend more time in Wildlife Park seeing and doing things.

Experience two different counties in the Heart of Africa – Uganda – the Pearl of African and Rwanda – the Land of a Thousand Hills – combining two of the safest countries in Africa that offer you experiences that no other East African Country does.

Fly into Kigali and Trek Gorillas in Uganda – fly into Entebbe and experience Uganda’s Wildlife – Sceneries, Primates and add Rwanda with its Gorillas, Lake Kivu, Akagera Savannah Park, and Nyungwe Forest.

2018 Reality: Rwanda upped prices for Gorilla Permits to 1,500 USD, that in spite of all the nice articles about Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and Rwanda being the upmarket  Gorilla Trekking Destination caused a paradigm shift in the minds of Gorilla Trekkers.  They shifted their attention to Safe and Secure Uganda for Gorilla Trekking, and the the one of a kind Gorilla Habituation Experience of 4 hours with a Gorilla Family.

Since May of 2017, we get very few requests for trekking Gorillas in both Rwanda and Uganda, the requests for Safaris are no longer a combined one but focus on Uganda, except that they clients fly into Rwanda (at times a few days along Lake Kivu) and Trek Gorillas and Chimpanzees in Uganda. 

Money Saving Options for Gorilla Trekking

As you contemplate a combined Rwanda-Uganda Safari keep in mind that the Landscape of Gorilla Trekking drastically changed in May of 2017 when Rwanda doubled its Permit Prices as part of their upmarket marketing Strategy for Rwanda. 

As you plan your time in the heart of Africa – the Choice is yours – Pay 1500 USD for Permits in Rwanda or 600 USD for Gorilla Permits in Uganda’s two Gorilla Parks – Mgahinga Gorilla Park in the Virunga Volcanoes and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park that CNN calls one of the best parks in Africa and is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. At the end of the day, you know what you can afford and the choice is yours – we will make your Gorilla Trekking wishes a reality whether in Rwanda or Uganda.

The Best Uganda – Rwanda Combined Gorilla-Chimpanzee Trekking-Wildlife Safaris

 5 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari – Rwanda – Uganda

5 Day Better Budget Gorilla Tracking Adventure in Rwanda and Uganda track Gorillas both in Rwanda and in Uganda.

Take a 5-day better-budget Gorilla Trek in Volcanoes National Park-Rwanda and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Uganda Day – two different locations and two different kind of gorilla tracking – no long drive times since Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Volcanoes National Park are relatively close to each other (3 hours drive-time)

Visit the Rwandan and Ugandan Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.

Track Gorillas both in Rwanda and in Uganda.

 The 6 Day “Ultimate Gorilla Challenge” Safari:

This is a one of kind of Safari where you compare the gorilla trekking in each country. We add a day of relaxation at the end.

You pick the lodges, the experiences, activities and will adjust the safari to make it your own,

The Ultimate Gorilla Challenge has become a popular safari with our clients.  This 6-day Safari includes a day of relaxation along Lake Bunyonyi, staying at the Birdnest Resort

This safari should be planned well in advance of the time of coming to the Heart of Africa.

 9 Day Gorilla-Canoeing – Hiking – Safari – Rwanda – Uganda

9 Day Gorilla Tracking – Canoeing Hiking Adventure in Rwanda and Uganda Take a 9-day  Gorilla Trek in Volcanoes National Park-Rwanda and Impenetrable Forest Uganda – three Gorilla Treks in Three Different Locations and relax along one of Africa’s most scenic lakes,  Lake Bunyonyi.

This 9-day Safari takes in three gorilla treks in Rwanda and Uganda, paddle across Lake Mutanda, hike through the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with all of its natural wonders and relax for a day along Lake Bunyonyi.

This is the perfect safari for those who would like to get out of the vehicle and see Authentic Africa on foot, not only National Parks but villages and hamlets.

This Combined Rwanda – Uganda Safari has a variety of activities.

10 Day Ugan da – Rwanda Combined Gorilla-Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safari:

10 Day Track Gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda – Chimpanzees and Wildlife 10 days in the Pearl of Africa -Uganda and Land of a Thousand Hills Rwanda on a Safari Uganda – Rwanda.

A Combined Primate and Wildlife Safari – Start your Safari in Entebbe where you arrive in Uganda and end your safari in Kigali Rwanda.

You can also reverse this safari and land in Kigali and fly out of Entebbe while visiting the same places and doing the same activities. Gorilla Tracking in both Uganda and Rwanda, Chimp tracking in the best park in East Africa – Kibale Forest.

On top of all the primate viewing, you also get to see some of the best wildlife found in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth

12 Day Uganda-Rwanda Primate – Wildlife Exploration Safari:

12 Day Track Gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda – Chimpanzees and Wildlife 12 days in the Pearl of Africa -Uganda and Land of a Thousand Hills Rwanda on an up-market Exploration Safari of both countries. Uganda – Rwanda Combined Primate and Wildlife Safari.

Start your Safari in Entebbe where you arrive in Uganda and fly  into – traverse through Western Uganda visiting Kibale Forest with a full-day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience – the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth Park including the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha – Gorilla tracking in Uganda and Rwanda and a visit to Nyungwe Montane Forest.

This is one of the best options for combining a Rwanda – Uganda Safari, cutting down extra drive times and giving you more comfort.

 12 Day – Rwanda – Uganda Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Widlife – Hiking Safari:

Fly into Kigali Rwanda – Trek Gorillas and Golden Monkeys in Rwanda – Paddle across Lake Mutanda and hike to Nkuringo. Trek gorillas in Rushaga area, Hike through Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife including Tree-Climbing Lions.

Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale Forest, hike through a jungle Swamp. Travel to Entebbe for your flight home.

This 12 day Rwanda – Uganda Safari is for the Hiking and Adventure Enthusiast. A safari beyond the ordinary.

The longest drive time is 5 hours and that is from Kibale Forest to Entebbe.  Lodging Choices are up to you.

Contact us about this adventurous, action packed Safari.

 14 Day Uganda – Rwanda – Combined Upmarket Honeymoon Safari:

This is the perfect Uganda – Rwanda joint African Dream Honeymoon Safari.

14 days of upmarket lodges, great activities throughout the Safari from Gorilla Trekking to hiking ending with a time of relaxing and chilling out along Lake Kivu in Rwanda.

Lodging and activities can be changed to suit your wishes for this Honeymoon Safari that combines the best of Uganda and Rwanda in two weeks in the Heart of Africa.

What you might now know – Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is on Lonely Planet’s most unusual Honeymoon Destination.

 17 Day Uganda – Rwanda – Discovery Safari

17 Days of Discovering the Pearl of Africa -Uganda and the Land of a Thousand Hills – Rwanda

A 17 Day Luxury Safari in Uganda & Rwanda – Murchison Falls – Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth Park – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest-Volcanoes National Park-Nyungwe Forest where you take the Canopy Walk 50 meters up and see the forest as never before.

Visit Kigali and the Genocide Memorial – stay in Hotel Rwanda – Hotel des Mille Collines Gorilla Tracking both in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable and in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.  The Safari begins in Entebbe Uganda where you arrive and you can fly out of Kigali Rwanda at the end of your safari.

This is one of the best and most complete combined Rwanda – Uganda Safaris – budget – moderate or upmarket in Price.

 Fly into Kigali-Rwanda – Trek Gorillas in Uganda:

What most do not know is this.  You can fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

Both are 3 hours or less from Kigali – Rwanda.  You save hours of drive-time and get to enjoy Gorilla Trekking at a lower price – 600 USD permits (April – May – November 450 usd Permits) compared with the higher priced permits in Rwanda at 1500 USD.

The Fly-Into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas allows you to see two countries while on one gorilla trek.  You can add activities in Rwanda such as Lake Kivu, Nyungwe Forest, Akagera Savanna Park and more.

The fly into Rwanda and Trek in Uganda Gorilla Safaris have become popular with our clients, enjoying the short drive-times and lower permit prices.

 Mountain Gorilla Habituation Experience:

The Mountain Gorilla Habituation Experience is a 4 hour with a Mountain Gorilla Family Group in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.

Rushaga is a mere 3 1/2 hours from Kigali and the Gorilla Habituation Experience can easily be combined with any Rwanda Safari.  There are limited spaces per day – you are 4 hours with the gorillas plus the trek in and out making it a full day.

This has become a very popular addition to Gorilla Safaris just like the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience is in Kibale Forest.

The Gorilla Habituation Experience must be booked well in advance due to limited spaces. Any Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda can be changed into a Gorilla Habituation Safari that is all-day – 4 hours with the gorillas and permit price is 1,500 USD.

 Our Take:

Uganda – Rwanda Combined Gorilla-Chimpanzee Trekking-Wildlife Safaris -are the practical way to go for many Travelers that would like to see and do things in both countries.  Land in Entebbe or Kigali and fly out of the other country.  The East African Tourist Visa makes that even easier and it cuts down long drive times in many instances.

A Combined Uganda-Rwanda Safari in the Heart of Africa is smart and logical. Combine the Cultures, Wildlife, Primates, and other Activities into your African Safari.

We will help by creating what you would like during your time here. More and more of Clients choose to combine Rwanda and Uganda into one seamless Safari.

If you are interested in one of our Uganda – Rwanda Combined Gorilla-Chimpanzee Trekking-Wildlife Safaris – please contact us