Uganda and Rwanda adventure safaris trip overview
Our 14 days Uganda and Rwanda Exclusive safari is the most interesting and memorable safari planned ever, it gives visitors an opportunity to maximally explore both countries of unique biodiversity. This safari is intended to provide visitors with great experiences through Uganda’s and Rwanda’s Spectacular parks. Come see the great wonders of African wrapped up in 2 countries. It is so amazing and informative!!
ITINERARY FOR UGANDA AND RWANDA ADVENTURE SAFARIS
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport drive to Kampala city
You’ll be personally met by our company representative upon arrival at Entebbe airport, and transfer you to Lake Victoria Serena Hotel (Lodge facility) Meal plan: Dinner
Day 2: Drive from Kampala City to Murchison Falls National Park
We begin our Uganda and Rwanda adventure safaris with a panoramic drive north-west from Kampala city through the famous Luwero Triangle and, travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking is a must. After lunch, drive to Murchison at the spectacularly situated site at the top of the fall where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!! Marvel at the Nile compressing from up to 1 km squeeze through a 7 meter canyon dropping 45 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile and Murchison Falls. Overnight and dinner at Para Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) Meal Plan B-L-D
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park Game Drive
Our Uganda and Rwanda adventure safaris starts with a cup of African coffee then cross the Nile by ferry to the northern bank of the park. Your guide will help you spot out African Elephants, African Lions, Cape Buffalo, Rothschilds giraffe, Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reed buck, Hyenas and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for break and lunch. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the Devils Cauldron. En-route, marvel at the toothsome Hippos, Nile crocodiles and over this 17km stretch you may see Elephants, Waterbucks and Uganda Kobs. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, Pelican bee-eater, Kingfisher, Horn bill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your quite heavy hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the worlds second longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge. Overnight and dinner at Para Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) Plan B-L-D
Day 4: Drive from Murchison Falls NP to Kibale Forest NP
All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon Meals and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (Lodge facility). A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale then Bigodi Walk
After an early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Tourist Center where tourist activities begin and set off to track chimpanzees in the forest. Hence encounter Bigodi walk which offers great views of bird species Kibale National Park is one of the beautiful and stunning forests in Uganda. It is home to our closest living relatives the endangered Chimpanzee, the threatened Red colobus monkey and the rare Hoests monkey. The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling to 13 species including the Black and white Columbus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and Bush babies and Pottos. Hence commence with our Uganda and Rwanda adventure safaris with an after lunch visit to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary from where you will take on a guided walk around the Swamp which will provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna. View a variety of butterflies, birds and other insects. Have a tour of the crater region around Ndali lodge. You may also stop over at any tea plantation along the road if you wish. Have an evening tour of the crater region, visit top of the world, the natural bridge. On a clear day you will be able to have a view of the snow cap on the Rwenzori. Meals and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (Lodge facility). A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Drive from Kibale forest NP to Queen Elizabeth NP
After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Check in at your accommodation facility as you wait for your lunch. After lunch we commence with our Uganda and Rwanda adventure safaris with an afternoon Boat Launch along Kazinga Channel one that joins Lakes Edward and George. The cruise is a wonderful way to see Hippos, African Buffaloes, Uganda Kobs and the occasional Nile crocodiles (which up until recently did not inhabit this area) and a spectacular bird watching on the water bank. Many who experience the launch cruise consider it the high light of their entire African safari. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (Lodge facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7: Drive to Queen Elizabeth NP
Rise very up early morning with your packed lunch take on a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will meet grazing Hippos, African Elephants, and African Lions, spotted Hyenas, Bush bucks, Water bucks, Stripped jackal, Comical warthogs and the elusive Leopard. Proceed to Maramagambo forest. Many surprises await you here for example Pythons are often observed in the crevices of the bat cave floor using the bats as a source of food. The cave is near a picturesque formerly Blue lake and Hunters cave. You may also see forest birds such as bat hawks, brown eared woodpecker and other primates hence making our Uganda and Rwanda adventure safaris more interesting. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (Lodge facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8: Drive from Queen Elizabeth NP and Bwindi Impenetrable NP
Having a great wildlife game drive on our Uganda and Rwanda adventure safaris with previous days, enjoy your breakfast ready for guided Chimpanzee/primate walk along Kyambura Gorge as we visit the habituated chimps through the gorge. After primate walk, proceed to Ishasha. You will drive along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied by savanna grasses and acacia. The drive takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the (southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park) Ishasha sector where you will take on yet another game drive in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The journey takes about 4 hours but driving through interesting features. Arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening. This park is home to the rare mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas, there are a wide variety of primates to see including the blue and red tailed monkeys. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge (Lodge Facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 9: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Our Uganda and Rwanda adventure safari starts with an early breakfast before setting off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has it’s own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rain forest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, its one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas believed to number just 720. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together.
Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the life style of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge (Lodge facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 10: Drive from Bwindi Impenetrable NP to Rwanda
We commence our Uganda and Rwanda adventure safaris with an early morning breakfast then drive to Rwanda as you enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known to Ruhengere via Musanze arriving in Kinigi. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge (Lodge Facility). The evening is spent on sightseeing and relaxing around the hotel Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 11: Gorilla Trekking in Parc Volcanoes
After a briefing from your guide set off to track the gorillas on our Uganda and Rwanda adventure safaris. Spend an hour in awe watching the Gorillas go about their activities. You are likely to enjoy close views of adults feeding, grooming and resting as youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge (Lodge facility). The evening is spent on sightseeing and relaxing around the hotel Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 12: Golden Monkey trekking in Parc Volcanoes
On our Uganda and Rwanda adventure safaris we take a visit to the Golden Monkeys, the little-known Golden Monkey (cercopithecus mitis kandti) is listed as endangered, the newly habituated groups of about 40 individuals are the only ones in Africa. The Kabatwa troop is located not so far from the Park Headquarters and the Musanga troop lives near the Karisimbi volcano and has a much longer walking distance. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge (Lodge facility). The evening is spent on sightseeing and relaxing around the hotel Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 13: Dian Fossey Tour
A visit to the awesome Visoke volcano, or trek to Karisoke Research Center which was set up by the famous primatologist Dian Fossey tombs, thereafter drive to Kigali. Dinner and overnight at Serena Kigali Hotel. (Lodge facility Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 14: Kigali visit and departure
On our Uganda and Rwanda adventure safaris we encounter a city tour including a visit to the market, the handicraft shops and the Genocide Memorial Center at Gisozi, which takes a few hours. Its a touching visit! Time permitting, visit the Nyabugogo market, the Moslem quarter in Nyamirambo, and the Franco-Rwanda cultural centre. Many hotels and restaurants prepare local dishes. Buy crafts.
Genocide Memorials: In Rwanda you will find all over the country Memorials to remember the genocide of 1994. The most important Genocide Memorials are those of Kigali (Gisozi) and Murambi (Gikongoro) and the most prominent one at Nyamata (some 70km south of Kigali) where the history of the genocide is explained. A visit to the genocide memorial is for most visitors an emotional event. Hence making our Uganda and Rwanda adventure safaris more interesting Transfer to Kigali International Airport for your departure back home Meal Plan B-L-D. End of Service.
Uganda and Rwanda adventure safaris package includes:
- Airport transfers
- Dian Fossey Trek
- Golden Monkey Visit
- Visa fess to Uganda from Rwanda
- Bigodi Walk
- Cultural visit
- Guided Nature walk
- Transportation by a 4wd safari vehicle
- Two Gorilla Trekking permit per person
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Boat trip in Queen Elizabeth along the Kazinga Channel and Murchison Falls NP
- Two chimp permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance for Kyambura and Kibale
- Park fees
- Enroute Lunches
- Ziwa Rhino Trekking
- Services on an English speaking Driver/guide.
- A visit to the Top of the Falls
- Game drives
- Hike to the Top of the Falls
- Equator monument Kasese Side
- Kigali city tour
- Visa fees to Rwanda
However, Uganda and Rwanda Adventure safaris package will exclude:-
Personal Travel insurance:-
- Souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.
For more information about Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Rules and Regulations, kindly contact our office by email: [email protected] or phone call at: +256 776 660 918/ +256 751 646 578