This safari offers you an opportunity to experience Africa’s most extraordinary landscapes in Uganda and Rwanda. The 10 Days Uganda and Rwanda safari takes you to explore the mystical Central African forests and groove on the sun-dappled savannas of the Great Rift Valley on this adventure road trip. It is important to note that this is one of the most breathtaking safari in Africa offering an adventure seeker chance to see the Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, wild chimpanzees, as well as many stunning savanna wildlife species that include elephants, tree climbing lions, leopards, buffaloes, hippos etc. Hike through the tropical rain forest on a search for the few remaining mountain gorillas, navigate through the corners of savanna plains enjoying game drives and enjoy sightseeing on this dreamlife holiday safari in Africa.
- Trip HighlightsDay 1- Transfer to Murchison Falls
Day 2 – Game drive and Launch cruise
Day 3 – Transfer to Kibale national park
Day 4 – Chimp trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 5 – Game drive and Boat cruise
Day 6 – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 7 – Gorilla trekking and an optional community walk
Day 8 – Transfer to Volcanoes National Park-Rwanda
Day 9 – Gorilla tracking and Cultural walk
Day 10 – Kigali city tour and Departure
- Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls.
After an early breakfast, meet and greet with the company representative from your hotel for a transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Enjoying lunch enroute, delight in an optional stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola to track the Rhinos and later embark on the journey to the park. Upon arrival in Murchison falls National park, drive to the top of the falls enjoy the magnificent views of the Nile crushing through a narrow gorge of a about 6-7m wide before it pours its water into the devil’s cauldron of about 43 meters deep. After the awesome experience, drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation option – Paraa safari lodge (Luxury) or Pakuba safari lodge (Deluxe) or Red Chili (Budget).
Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
After a delicious breakfast, you head out for an early morning game drive where you grab a chance to sight a diversity of thrilling animals like Lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribis among others. Later return for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon head out for a breathtaking Nile Boat cruise giving you an opportunity to view many aquatic wildlife like thousands of Hippos, Nile crocodiles plus others wildlife that come on the shores to quench off their thirsty namely, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants and a variety of water birds species including the rare shoebill stork – the most sought after bird in Africa among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation Option: Paraa safari lodge (Luxury) or Pakuba safari lodge (Deluxe) or Red Chili (Budget).
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Enjoy an early breakfast, check out and begin a transfer to Kibale National Park as you delight in a game drive as you exist Murchison falls national park. The transfer journey takes you through the Albertan Escarpment of the western arm of the East African Rift valley with magical views of Lake Albert, groove on the traditional homesteads and scenic views of the Rwenzori ranges popularly known as the “Mountains of the Moon”. Reaching Fort portal in the evening enjoy dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation option: Ndali lodge (Luxury) or Mountains of the moon (Deluxe) or Rwenzori view guest house (Budget)
Day 4: Chimp trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Wake up early for a delicious breakfast at your lodge, transfer to the park headquarters for a short briefing about the chimpanzee trekking exercise, later head to the starting point and begin to search through the forest for the habituated chimpanzee community. On your chimpanzee trekking experience in kibale forest, you get chance to see other primate species namely; the Colobus monkeys, grey checked Mangabey, red Colobus, blue monkeys, Olive baboons among others that gives the forest the crown of the Primate capital of the World. Return for lunch and later transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park, enjoy wide view of some of the thrilling animals on your way to the park like the Elephants, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs among others. Arriving in the evening, drive to your booked lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Mweya safari lodge (Luxury) or Engazi lodge (Deluxe)-(Budget)
Day 5: Game drive and Boat cruise
After a cup of coffee, head out for a game drive in the Kasenyi plains where you get an opportunity to see many stunning wildlife diversities namely; bush buck, Uganda Kob, topi, Defassa waterbuck, and African Cape buffaloes, Lions, elephants, warthogs, and many more. After the awesome experience return at the lodge for a leisure breakfast, relax as you wait for lunch. Later in the late afternoon, enjoy a breathtaking boat cruise along the beautiful Kazinga Channel, grab a chance to groove on hundreds of hippos, thousands of crocodiles, herds buffaloes on the shores, elephants and many various colorful bird species like red chest, papyrus Gonolek, egret, pink backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, yellow crown, water thick-knee, yellow-billed stork, shoe bill stock and many others. After the unbeatable adventure return at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation Option: Mweya safari lodge (Luxury) or Enganzi lodge (Deluxe)/ (Budget)
Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After your morning breakfast, you set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- a home to half of the endangered Mountain gorillas in the world. The journey is a scenic drive with an en route game drive in Ishasha sector where get chance catch glimpse of the tree climbing lions hanging on Acacia tree branches a closer range. later proceed to Bwindi forest with lunch en route . Arriving in the late evening, check in at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Accommodation Option: Gorilla safari lodge (Luxury) or Gorilla Mist camp (Deluxe)/ Bakiga lodge (Budget)
Day 7: Gorilla trekking and Nature walk
After you delicious breakfast, get ready with your packed lunch and head to the park headquarters short briefing about the gorilla trekking experience in the thick impenetrable forest. Later transfer to the trekking point and begin searching for the habituated gorilla families in the forest. On locating a gorilla group you get chance to spend an hour with the gorillas as learn more about their interesting lifestyle. The gorilla trekking exercise, takes about 30minutes to almost half an hour in the forest. Later to the park headquarters fora certificate of appreciation to take part in the conservation of gorillas in the forest. If there is time and you are still feel strong join your guide for a community walk to meet and greet with the Batwa people- shortest people in the world, grab a chance to explore more about their unique interesting culture and many more. Later return to lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Accommodation option: Gorilla Safari lodge (Luxury) or Gorilla mist camp (Deluxe)/ Bakiga lodge (Budget)
Day 8: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park-Rwanda.
After the unbeatable experience with the beautiful gorillas in Bwindi forest, we drive to the one more prime gorilla destination in Rwanda popularly known as in Parc National des Volcanoes PNV) or volcanoes national Park. The park is part of the Virunga mountain ranges which features different peaks such as; Bisoke, Karisimbi, Muhabura, Sabinyo. During your road transfer to Rwanda, grab chance to groove on this beautiful mountainous country also called “ the land of a thousand hills.” Arriving in the late evening, check in at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Accommodation Option: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury) or Le Palme (Deluxe) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
Day 9: Second Gorilla tracking
delight in a warm breakfast, get ready with your packed lunch box and drive to the park head quarters for a short briefying for a second gorilla experience. Later, transfer to the starting point and begin the gorilla trekking exercise in the Volcanoes forest. Upon finding a gorilla group, you are allowed to spend 1 hour with them, observe and learn more about the fascinating behaviors of these unique creatures in the jungle. Use this moment to take photography with them which add on your long lasting memories of this trip. Later, return to lodge for lunch and if there is time and you still feel the energy, don’t hesitate to take an optional cultural walk that gives you chance to meet and greet with the Banyarwanda people where you enjoy their traditional authentic culture, expressed through different performances. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation Option: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)or Le Palme (Deluxe) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
Day 10: Kigali city tour and Departure back home
After a heavy breakfast, your driver guide takes you out for Kigali for a city tour where you get chance to visit the Genocide memorial grounds, the museum,art and craft shops, local markets among others attractions and later drive to Kigali airport for your scheduled flight back home or to the next safari destination.
End of safari.
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