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10 Day Uganda – Rwanda Tour

10 Day Uganda - Rwanda Tour

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10 Day Uganda – Rwanda Tour

(Kampala – Kibale – Queen – Bwindi – Volcanoes – Kigali)

Safari Highlights

  • Day 1: Kampala- Kibale National Park
  • Day 3: Chimp tracking and nature walk in Kibale Forest
  • Day 4: Travel to Queen Elizabeth
  • Day 5: Gamedrive and Boat launch on Kazinga Channel
  • Day 6: Game Drive in the Ishasha sector
  • Day 7: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking
  • Day 8: Travel to Rwanda
  • Day 9: Gorilla trekking in Parc des Volcanoes
  • Day 10: Kigali City Excursion and departure

The safari package (10 Day Uganda – Rwanda Tour) includes:

  • Transportation in a land cruiser/super custom with pop up roof
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • 2 Gorilla trekking permits
  • Genocide memorial visit

The safari package (10 Day Uganda – Rwanda Tourexcludes air ticket, personal travel insurance, visa fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of a personal nature.

When to go gorilla tracking - gorilla trekking in Uganda & RwandaBEST TIME TO GO

Gorilla Viewing: Gorilla trekking can take place at any time of year with April/May and November being wetter. However, be aware that rain occurs all year round. For general game viewing safaris, the best time to go is during the dry season (between June and September).

TOUR (10 Day Uganda – Rwanda Tour) DETAILS

Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala- Kibale National Park

You will depart Kampala after breakfast and head westwards to Fort Portal town. The drive will take about 4 -5 hours. You will have lunch in Fort Portal and continue to Kibale where you will go for either a community walk or visit the beautiful Crater lakes region for a spectacular scenic view of the beautiful landscapes. Dinner and overnight will be at your reserved lodge.

Accommodation options:
Up-scale: Ndali Lodge/ Kyaninga Lodge/ Kibale Forest Lodge/ Primate Lodge
Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp/ Mountains of the Moon Hotel
Budget: Chimpanzee Forest Guest house/ Kibale Forest Camp in tents / Rwenzori Travellers Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Chimp tracking and nature walk in Kibale Forest

After breakfast you will report at the Kanyanchu Tourist Centre at 08.00 am for a briefing on the rules before tracking the chimpanzees. The trek for the chimps takes 2-3 hours and it will provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates and animals as well as birds, and various species of butterflies and insects.

You will return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for a nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland to see a variety of birds and monkey species. You will have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation options:
Up-scale: Ndali Lodge/ Kyaninga Lodge/ Kibale Forest Lodge/ Primate Lodge
Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp/ Mountains of the Moon Hotel
Budget: Chimpanzee Forest Guest house/ Kibale Forest Camp in tents / Rwenzori Travellers Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Travel to Queen Elizabeth

After your morning breakfast, you will travel to Fort Portal and visit Nyakasura falls before heading to Queen Elizabeth National Park for an afternoon game drive. You will after the game drive retire to the hotel of your booking for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Lodge / Jacana Lodge
Midrange: Simba Safari Camp in rooms / Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge / Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget: Kazinga Channel View Lodge / Simba Safari Camp in tents / Bush Lodge in tents
Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 5: Gamedrive and Boat launch on Kazinga Channel

We set off for an early morning game drive (about 6.30am), an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats to include elephants, solitary cape buffaloes, hyenas, lions, leopards, antelopes, warthogs and beautiful birds. This park has spectacular sceneries including Crater Lakes and rolling savannah plains overlooking the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountain ranges.

You will return to your lodge for breakfast and relax till lunch. In the afternoon you will take a relaxing 2 hour boat cruise on Kazinga channel. This is a huge opportunity to spot more animals as they come to cool off down the stream. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos.

This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight will be as the previous day.

Day 6: Game Drive in the Ishasha sector

You will wake up early for a morning game drive in the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park to see Lions, Elephants, Topis, Leopards, Bush bucks, Cape Buffaloes, Defassa Waterbucks, Giant Forest Hogs, Uganda Kobs, among others.

You will have lunch at a hotel in this part of the park and set off for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Enroute you will see a great country-side, bamboo forest and have great views of the scenic landscape characteristic of the western rift valley

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Trackers Lodge Buhoma
Mid-range: Silverback Lodge / Nkuringo Gorilla Camp/ Gorilla Mist Camp
Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge /Buhoma Community Campground
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking

We set off early in the morning for a 2-8 hour trek to encounter the Gorillas. Gorilla trekking is an enjoyable experience though demanding as we go through steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain drizzles before encountering any Gorilla closely. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek.

Upon the encounter you will spend a maximum of one hour with the Gorillas, taking photos and marveling at these elusive creatures feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. After trekking you will return to your lodge for lunch and some rest and if the time permits you will go for a community walk to explore the life styles of the people living around the park.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Trackers Lodge Buhoma
Mid-range: Silverback Lodge / Nkuringo Gorilla Camp/ Gorilla Mist Camp
Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge /Buhoma Community Campground
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Travel to Rwanda

We leave early in the morning and head for Parc Volcanos Nationale in Rwanda. You will enjoy spectacular scenery of rolling hills, deep valleys and water marshes along this route and have a stopover at Musanze to experience a community walk. You will end up in Ruhengeri town where you will have dinner and overnight at the hotel of your booking.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Gorillas Nest Lodge
Midrange: La Palme Hotel / Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Guest House / Muhavura Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 9: Gorilla trekking in Parc des Volcanoes

You will have an early breakfast and report at the Park Headquarters for a briefing on the rules to be observed during Gorilla trekking. You will be allocated a Gorilla family to track and guides to lead you to the Gorillas. The tracking will take 2-5 hours. Once found, you will spend a maximum of one hour observing the gorillas in their natural setting. After the tracking you will return to the hotel for lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing at your hotel.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Kigali City Excursion and departure

You will have an early breakfast and set off for Kigali City. You will have lunch and later visit the Genocide memorial site, a sobering and yet touching museum dedicated to the nearly one million people who lost their lives in the conflict and is now an educational site with museums and exhibits dedicated to preventing genocides around the world. You will after the excursion transfer to the Airport for your outbound departure flight.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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