25 Days Uganda & Rwanda Adventure
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Full Safari Itinerary
Day one: Pick up at the airport and transfer to Kigali. Check in at Golf Hills Residence Hotel; refresh and rest a bit before starting the afternoon Kigali City tour which introduces you the pre-colonial history of the country, colonial and post-colonial history and vision 2020 by the Rwanda government.
Day 2: Transfer to Kibuye; en-route visit Nyange Secondary school where students were killed by genociders because they refused to divide themselves based on ethnic groups. Also visit catholic churches that were bull-dozed by the Interehamwe with the support of some priests. Check in at Moriah hotel; refresh and enjoy lunch on the shores of Lake Kivu. Afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on lake Kivu to go visit the Amahoro Island (Peace Island) where thousands of Angolan bat species dominate the clouds then visit Napolean’s Hut Island. Evening; enjoy traditional dinner on the island. Back to the hotel.
Day 3: Transfer to Gisenyi; en-route experience the real rural lifestyle of Rwanda unchanged for centuries. The drive is on a bumpy road but not that bad. It takes 4 hours to arrive in Gisenyi. Enjoy lunch at Kivu – Serena or Parades Marahide Hotel which is more ecofriendly. Optional: afternoon tour of Gisenyi city; the hot springs, fishing village and the solidified lava flow from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Overnight at Kivu Serena hotel or Parades Marahide hotel.
Day 4: Transfer to Ruhengeri. On arrival, check in at Gorilla hotel. Afternoon, visit Kinigi Cultural Village and experience banana and sorghum beer production or visit the traditional healers (ethno botany experience) or bio mimicry experience in Musanze. Overnight in Musanze.
Day 5: Early breakfast at 5:45am then drive to the park headquarters for briefing and registration with the park office. Get orientation for the gorilla family to be visited; drive to the parking area where trekking starts. Spend 1-4 hours trekking but will spend only one hour with the gorillas once you start watching them. After trekking, drive back to the hotel;
Day 6: Transfer to the Uganda via Kisoro; check in at Mgahinga Lodge. Refresh and rest waiting next day’s hiking of Mgahinga volcano.
Day 7: Hike Mgahinga Mountain with your parked lunch, returning late in the evening for an overnight at Mgahinga Lodge. FB
Day 8: Leave for Lake Bunyoyi N.P near Kabale in the afternoon, have a boat ride on one of the deepest lakes in Africa. Overnight at Over Land Resort, or Bunyoyi Safari Lodge. FB
Day 9: Early morning game drive and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable N.P. Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp. Full Board.
Day 10: Early morning breakfast and briefing before entering the thickest Jungles of Bwindi to track gorillas. Overnight at Broadbill Forest Camp. FB
Day 11: After your breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo N.P via Mbarara on any route. Lunch in Agip Motel and an overnight at Eagle’s Nest Camp. FB.
Day 12: Then early morning, have a game drive and in the afternoon, have a boat ride at Lake Mburo then drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park overnight at Bush Lodge.
Day 13: Early breakfasts then go for an early game drive in search of the lions, elephants etc then enjoy a boat ride on Kazinga Channel in the afternoon. Overnight at Bush Lodge. FB
Day 14: After your breakfast, proceed to Chambura Gorge Lodge to start enjoy fascinating views and wildlife. Overnight at Bush Lodge. FB
Day 15: Transfer to Kibale Forest N.P en-route Fort Portal town for lunch. Optional: Overnight in Rweteera Safari Park.
Day 16: After your early breakfast, briefings from the Park authority then depart through Kibale Forest for Chimpanzee trekking. Proceed to Kasese town, overnight at Sandton Hotel.
Day 17: Leave Kasese, heading to Rwenzori mountain N.P. Take a short hike on the mountain, then return in the evening to Sandton Hotel for an overnight. FB
Day 18: Transfer via Kampala to Budongo Forest with picnic lunch. On arrival, Optional: Take a short nature walk before proceeding to Masindi for an overnight at Masindi Hotel. FB
Day 19: Depart to Murchison Falls N.P, with any route game drive, an overnight at Red chili Rest Camp.
Day 20: Early morning game drive along Murchison Falls N.P, Lunch at Paraa Safari Lodge; in the afternoon, a boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls. Overnight at Red chili Rest Camp. FB
Day 21: Drive to Kidepo Valley N.P. Overnight at Apoka Lodge.
Day 22: Have early morning game drive, searching for Wild life, have lunch at Apoka Lodge. Then visit the Karamonjong communities. Overnight at Apoka Lodge. FB
Day 23: Depart from Kidepo to Kampala via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, overnight at City Royal Resort Hotel in Kampala.
Day 24: Relax in Kampala; City tour, shopping etc. Overnight at Forest Cottages in Kampala Central.
Day 25: Transfer to Entebbe Airport.
Any and all tours can be combined or modified to fit your particular needs. Please tell us your specific requirements using the enquiry page.
Prices are subject to change based upon accommodation availability, your tour alterations and other parameters until time of full and final confirmation.
QUICK TOUR DETAILS
- Car hires services and Fuel
- Driver’s allowances
- Park fees
- Vehicle entry
- Boat Cruises
- Game drives
- Lunch en-routes
- Accommodation and meals
- Chimp and Gorilla tracking permits
- Alcoholic drinks / spirits
- Personal Insurance