Rwanda gorilla tracking holidays from Uganda offer an exceptional opportunity for travelers to experience a diverse range of wildlife safaris and chimpanzee tracking adventures in Uganda before embarking on an unforgettable journey to Rwanda for a remarkable gorilla tracking experience.
This captivating itinerary is made even more accessible with the introduction of a single visa for East Africa, facilitating tourists’ visits to Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda under a single visa arrangement.
Uganda, known as the “Pearl of Africa,” boasts ten remarkable national parks, each brimming with unique and diverse ecosystems. These parks include Mountain Elgon National Park, Kidepo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mountain Mgahinga National Park, Mountain Rwenzori National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, and Semuliki National Park.
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest conservation area in northern Uganda, covering an extensive 3,893 square kilometers. This stunning park is bisected by the world’s longest river, creating the northern and southern sectors, which extend over 115 kilometers. The park is characterized by sprawling savannah grasslands, home to a myriad of magnificent creatures, including elephants, buffalos, giraffes, and big cats such as lions and leopards. Additionally, it harbors the Budongo tropical rainforest, a sanctuary for chimpanzees and various monkey species like black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, and vervet monkeys.
Kibale National Park, often referred to as the “Primate Capital of the World,” is a tropical rainforest haven situated in the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. The park spans an area of 759 square kilometers and is renowned for hosting 13 different primate species, with the chimpanzee being the star attraction. Beyond primates, Kibale is home to over 300 tree species and numerous bird species, with the elusive green-breasted pita being a notable highlight.
Queen Elizabeth National Park, another gem in the western arm of the Great Rift Valley, spans 1,983 square kilometers and features various water bodies, including Lake George and Lake Edward, connected by the Kazinga Channel. The park is teeming with wildlife, from elephants, topis, and Uganda kob to water-based creatures like hippos and reptiles such as Nile crocodiles. The southern sector of the park is famous for its tree-climbing lions. Additionally, the park houses the Kyambura Gorge, a home to chimpanzees.
After this magnificent exploration in Uganda, the journey continues to Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, where the real adventure begins. This park is aptly named after the dormant volcanoes that make up the Virunga Massif, including Karisimbi, the highest at 4,507 meters, Bisoke with its mesmerizing Crater Lake, Sabinyo, Gahinga, and Muhavura.
Volcanoes National Park is where the captivating journey to meet the endangered mountain gorillas unfolds amidst the mysteries of the rainforest and the enchanting chattering of the rare golden monkey.
Following the thrilling gorilla tracking experience, the journey leads to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Here, visitors have the opportunity to explore the Genocide Memorial Center, a poignant place that houses the remains of victims from the infamous 1994 genocide. A visit to the vibrant crafts market is also highly recommended.
Rwanda welcomes tourists year-round, with wet months spanning March to May and September to November, while dry months extend from June to August and December to February. Contact Trek Africa Expeditions to book Rwanda gorilla tracking holidays from Uganda, ensuring guaranteed gorilla permits for an unforgettable adventure.