12 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari

12 Days Uganda Rwanda safari taking you to tour the best of the two countries. This safari will start with chimps tracking in Kibale, wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Parks and gorilla trekking in Bwindi after which cross to Rwanda for second gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes NP, grand tour of Kigali city.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Pick up from airport and transfer to you hotel in Kampala by one of our company Tour guides. For early arrivals,you will have a city tour in Kampala and visit the Uganda museum, Bahai temple, Namugongo shrine among other places. Dinner and overnight stay at Serena hotel Kampala (Luxury)/ The lodge (Deluxe)/ (Budget)

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest Forest
Early breakfast at your hotel, and hit the road with your guide to Kibale Forest National Park which is the most accessible rain forest and a home to over 12 primate species. Upon arrival, you may go for a guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctually for a variety of forest birds and also some primate species. Dinner and overnight stay Ndali lodge (Luxury)/ Mountains of the moon (Deluxe)/ Rwenzori view guest house (Budget)

Day 3: Chimp tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today wake up early for a quick cup of coffee and head out to assemble to the park headquarters to be briefed about the activity and later head into the forest for a life time experience of chimp trekking. This also rewards sights of other primates like the black and white Colobus monkeys, Varvet Monkey, Grey Cheeked Mangabey among others. On return, have lunch and later embark on a scenic drive to QENP with a remarkable game view en route. Arrive in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge (Luxury)/ Enganzi lodge (Deluxe)/ (Budget)

Day 4: Game drive and afternoon Launch cruise
After your breakfast, set off for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi planes. Check out for Lions, elephants, buffaloes and many more. In the afternoon after lunch, you will enjoy a boat cruise along Kazinga channel for a variety of water birds, crocodiles, hippos buffaloes among others. Return for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge (Luxury)/ Enganzi lodge (Deluxe)/ (Budget)

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi impenetrable NP through Ishasha sector for the tree climbing lions and a chance to spot other animals that you might have missed in the previous game drive. Later proceed to the park with lunch en route and arrival in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla safari lodge (Luxury)/ Gorilla mist camp (Deluxe)/ Bakiga lodge (Budget)

Day 6: Gorilla tracking Adventure
After breakfast, you will report at the park headquarters together with your packed lunch where you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. On reaching them, your allowed to spend a maximum of one hour with them. After the trek, you will go for a nature walk to the Batwa (Pygmies) that gives a chance of exploring more of their unique culture. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla safari lodge (Luxury)/ Gorilla mist camp (Deluxe)/ Bakiga lodge (Budget)

Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda
After breakfast, you will embark on a transfer to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda via the Katuna boarder. Arrive in the evening of dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)/ La Palme hotel (Deluxe)/ Muhabura hotel (Deluxe)

Day 8: 2nd Gorilla tracking and a cultural walk
After breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters for a second gorilla experience which will take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of gorillas in the forest. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour, get a chance of observing them in terms of behaviors as well as taking memorable photographs. Return for a cultural walk to the Banyarwanda people where you will learn more about their culture. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)/ La Palme hotel (Deluxe)/ Muhabura hotel (Deluxe)

Day 9: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will set off to the South Western Rwanda along the road on the shores of Lake Kivu to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Arrive in the evening early enough for dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe forest lodge (Luxury)/ (Deluxe) / Gisakula hotel (Budget)

Day 10: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe
After an early morning breakfast, enjoy a chimpanzee trekking adventure in the forest that also rewards other primates such as the Olive baboons, silver monkey among others. After lunch you will go for a scenic forest canopy walk where you will enjoy the view of the forest and waterfalls. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe forest lodge (Luxury)/ (Deluxe) / Gisakula hotel (Budget)

Day 11: Transfer to Kigali
In the morning, you will set off a scenic drive back to Kigali. You will enjoy en route visits to Nyanza Kings palace for cultural visit, Butare national museum, Murambi genocide museum and many more reaching Kigali in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury)/Urban Boutique Hotel/Garr Hotel (Budget)

Day 12: City tour and departure
After breakfast, you will go for a Kigali city tour and visit places like the cultural and traditional sites such as the handicraft markets, the local markets, the museum and the Genocide memorial and the education center. After this, you will transfer to the Airport for your outbound flight back home

End of Safari

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