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11-Day Uganda-Rwanda Tour

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11-Day Uganda-Rwanda Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of East Africa with our carefully crafted 11-day Uganda-Rwanda tour. This immersive itinerary is designed to showcase the rich biodiversity, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cultures of these two neighboring countries. From the misty forests of Volcanoes National Park to the sprawling savannahs of Queen Elizabeth National Park, each day presents new opportunities for unforgettable wildlife encounters and cultural experiences.

During this journey, you’ll have the chance to trek through dense jungles in search of endangered mountain gorillas, cruise along scenic waterways teeming with hippos and crocodiles, and explore lush wetlands alive with the calls of exotic bird species. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, adventure seeker, or cultural explorer, this itinerary offers something for everyone, promising memories to last a lifetime.

Join us as we delve into the natural wonders and cultural treasures of Uganda and Rwanda, two East African gems waiting to be discovered.

 

Highlights

Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla trekking or golden monkey trekking

Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla Trekking or forest walk.

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, evening game drive

Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

Drive to Kibale National Park,

Morning chimp trekking and Bigodi wetland walk

Drive to Murchison Falls National Park

Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls

Drive back to Entebbe International airport for your flight out.

 

Detailed itinerary

Day One: Arrival and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, our dedicated representative will warmly welcome you. From there, you’ll be smoothly transferred to Volcanoes National Park, where the journey itself provides a glimpse of Rwanda’s stunning landscapes. Once at the park, you’ll check-in at your designated accommodation and have the remainder of the day to unwind and relax after your travels. Overnight stay will be arranged near Volcanoes National Park.

 

Day Two: Gorilla Trekking or Golden Monkey Trekking

The day begins with an early breakfast before heading to the park headquarters for a thorough briefing on gorilla trekking etiquette and safety procedures. You’ll then embark on a thrilling adventure through the dense forest of Volcanoes National Park, either in pursuit of the magnificent mountain gorillas or the playful golden monkeys. Whichever option you choose, encountering these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat promises to be an awe-inspiring experience. After the trek, return to your accommodation for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Overnight stay near Volcanoes National Park.

 

Day Three: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Following breakfast, it’s time to cross the border into Uganda as you journey towards the renowned Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The scenic drive takes you through picturesque landscapes and rural communities, offering glimpses into the daily life of the local people. Upon arrival in Bwindi, you’ll check-in at your chosen accommodation, where you can unwind and prepare for the adventures ahead. Overnight stay will be arranged in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

 

Day Four: Gorilla Trekking or Forest Walk

Today marks another highlight of your journey as you have the opportunity for another exhilarating gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Alternatively, you may opt for a leisurely forest walk, immersing yourself in the rich biodiversity of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whichever activity you choose, the day promises unforgettable encounters with the forest’s inhabitants. After the trek or walk, return to your accommodation to relax and reflect on the day’s experiences. Overnight stay in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

 

Day Five: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Evening Game Drive

After breakfast, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s most diverse wildlife reserve. The scenic drive takes you through varying landscapes, providing ample opportunities for wildlife sightings along the way. Upon reaching Queen Elizabeth National Park, check-in at your accommodation and take some time to rest before embarking on an evening game drive. As the sun begins to set, venture into the park in search of the resident wildlife, including elephants, lions, and an array of bird species. After the game drive, return to your accommodation for overnight stay within Queen Elizabeth National Park.

 

Day Six: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Rise early for a morning game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park, when wildlife is most active. With the guidance of experienced rangers, explore the park’s diverse ecosystems, from vast savannah plains to lush wetlands, in search of the Big Five and other iconic species. After the game drive, return to your accommodation for breakfast and a brief respite. Later in the afternoon, embark on a leisurely boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural waterway connecting Lake Edward and Lake George. Marvel at the abundance of wildlife congregating along the shores, including hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species. After the cruise, return to your accommodation for overnight stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

 

Day Seven: Drive to Kibale National Park

Following breakfast, journey to Kibale National Park, renowned as the primate capital of East Africa. The drive takes you through lush countryside, offering scenic views of tea plantations and rolling hills. Upon arrival at Kibale National Park, check-in at your accommodation and take some time to relax. The rest of the day is yours to explore the surrounding area at your leisure. Overnight stay will be arranged in Kibale National Park.

 

Day Eight: Morning Chimp Trekking and Bigodi Wetland Walk

Begin the day with an early breakfast before embarking on an exhilarating chimpanzee trekking adventure in Kibale National Park. Accompanied by experienced guides, venture into the forest in search of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. Listen for the distinctive calls of the chimpanzees as you navigate the dense vegetation, and be prepared for an unforgettable encounter. After the trek, return to your accommodation for some rest and refreshment. In the afternoon, take a leisurely walk through the nearby Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. Explore the diverse habitats of the wetland, spotting a variety of bird species, primates, and other wildlife along the way. Return to your accommodation for overnight stay in Kibale National Park.

 

Day Nine: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area. The journey takes you through picturesque landscapes and rural communities, offering glimpses of daily life in Uganda’s heartland. Upon arrival at Murchison Falls National Park, check-in at your chosen accommodation and take some time to relax. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Overnight stay will be arranged in Murchison Falls National Park.

 

Day Ten: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise to the Bottom of the Falls

Today’s adventure begins with an early morning game drive through the vast savannah plains of Murchison Falls National Park. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, search for the park’s resident wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, and various antelope species. Keep an eye out for predators such as lions and leopards, as well as an abundance of birdlife.

After the game drive, return to your accommodation for breakfast and a brief respite. Later in the afternoon, embark on a boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to the base of the majestic Murchison Falls. Feel the spray of the falls as you approach the roaring cascade, and marvel at the sheer power of nature. Along the way, observe hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species congregating along the riverbanks. After the boat cruise, return to your accommodation for overnight stay in Murchison Falls National Park.

 

Day Eleven: Drive Back to Entebbe International Airport for Departure

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to the wilderness of Uganda as you embark on the journey back to Entebbe International Airport for your onward flight. The scenic drive provides one last opportunity to soak in the sights and sounds of Uganda’s countryside. Upon arrival at the airport, our representative will assist you with check-in procedures, bringing an end to your unforgettable Uganda-Rwanda safari adventure.

INCLUSIONS.
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals on the safari
  • Drinking water in the vehicle.
 EXCLUSIVES
  • International flights.
  • Additional accommodation before and at end of the tour, if needed
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

 

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