15 day Uganda Rwanda safari takes you to the best national park through Uganda and Rwanda. This safari trip starts from Rwanda and Ends in Uganda. This is one of the best tour choices show casing all that Uganda and Rwanda offers tourists.
Day 1: Pick Up transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Pick up from your hotel or airport by our professional tour guide who will take you for a city excursion in Kigali Places to visit include genocide memorial museum, the first house, the national museum among others. After this excursion, have lunch and later drive to Nyungwe for your overnightat Nyungwe forest lodge (luxury) Nyungwe Topview Hotel (Mid range), Gisekura guest house (Budget)
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking or Canopy walk in Nyungwe
After your breakfast, you will transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park for briefing and then chimpanzee trekking in the forest. Please note that chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park are semi habituated and as such, you will be required to wake up early for you to have chances of spotting them. You can as well go for the adventurous canopy walk which involves walking from one end of the forest to another viewing bird, and other species of primates. Return to the lodge for overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge (luxury) Nyungwe Topview Hotel (Mid range), Gisekura guest house (Budget)
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National park
Have early breakfast and be ready to transfer to Volcanoes national park. The park is situated in Musanze province. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla view Lodge (Luxury)/La Palme Hotel (Deluxe)/Muhabura guest house (Budget).
Day 4: Gorilla trekking – Ibyiwacu Cultural Tour.
Have your early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters by 7:30am with parked lunch for briefing before you embark on the memorable adventure in the forest. You will be back by mid day-2:00pm. Have refreshments at hotel/lunch and later set off for Ib’iwachu Cultural Village – get drawn into the authentic Kinyarwanda cultural practices. Mountain Gorilla view Lodge (Luxury)/La Palme Hotel (Deluxe)/Muhabura guest house (Budget).
Day 5: Golden Monkey Tracking or Dian Fossey Hike – Transfer to Lake Kivu.
Have breakfast at your hotel and head at the Kinigi park head , you will go to the park headquarters by 8:30am with parked lunch for briefing before you embark on the memorable adventure in the forest. You will be back by mid day-2:00pm. Visitors can opt to hike to the Dian Fossey tomb. Return to your hotel for lunch and refreshments and set off for Lake Kivu where you will relax at along the lake shores. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm gardens resort (Deluxe)/ Paradise marahide (Budget).
Day 6: Boat Ride & Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Morning breakfast, you will go on a boat ride along Lake Kivu where you will explore the small island on the lake. Lake Kivu is the largest fresh water lake in Rwanda. Later have an early lunch and set off for Uganda, crossing via Chanika boarder. Dinner and overnight at Birdnest/ Bunyonyi Resort.
Day 7: Transfer to queen Elizabeth National park.
Early morning, you will have your breakfast and set off to QENP by 7:30am. You will drive via the Ishasha sector with an opportunity to see tree climbing lions . Continue to QENP reaching early enough for lunch at Mweya safari Lodge. After lunch, you will enjoy a boat cruise at 4pm along the Kazinga channel where you will see lots of bird species, crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, and elephants among others. Embark to the lodge for refreshment, dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari lodge (Luxury)/Ihamba Lodge (Deluxe)/Kingfisher lodge (Budget).
Day 8: Morning game drives and transfer to Kibale national park.
In the morning, you will go for game drives, where you will see games like lions, bush bucks, antelopes, elephants, water hogs among others. Go back to the hotel for a late breakfast, and relax at the pool side as you wait for your lunch. After lunch, set off to Kibale national park, home of over 13 primate species. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge (Luxury)/Mountains of the moon hotel (Deluxe)/Chimps nest lodge (Budget).
Day 9: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary.
Early morning breakfast and head out for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest National Park, where you will stay until mid day. You will have lunch at Chimps nest lodge and in the afternoon, go for a nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary, where you will encounter a variety of birds and animals. You later drive back to Fort Portal, and if still early and strong, you may visit the “Amabeere ganyina Mwiru” and the king’s palace. Dinner and overnight stay (Day 4).
Day 10: Transfer to Murchison Falls national park.
Have an early breakfast at hotel and pick up by our company tour guide – hit the road to Masindi where the magnificent Murchison Falls Park is situated, en-route visit to Zziwa Rhino sanctuary and lunch in Masindi town. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge / Murchison River lodge / Red chilli rest Camp.
Day 11: Game drive and Fantastic boat cruise
Wake up early for a cup of coffee / tea and embark on a morning game drive in search for early raisers as well as predators returning to their hideouts. During this game drive, expect an encounter with the African lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes and Giraffes among others. Return to the lodge for late breakfast as we wait for lunch.
In the afternoon have a fantastic launch cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls. Murchison falls is a birders paradise with over 450 species, huge crocodiles, Hippos and Elephants basking on the shores. Overnight at Paraa Lodge /Murchison Lodge or Red chilli camp.
Day 12: Kaniyo Pabidi Chimpanzee tracking – Kampala
Go for Chimpanzee tracking at Kaniyo Pabidi forest reserve after breakfast. The sounds of the chimps carry through the forest, so approaching and watching these creatures in their natural habitat is a fantastic wildlife viewing experience. After, you will transfer back to Kampala reaching in the evening for dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel (Luxury)/Cassia Lodge (Deluxe)/Landmark view Hotel (Budget).
Day 13: Transfer to Jinja – Source of the Nile.
Breakfast at your hotel and set off for Jinja to visit the source of the river Nile. Enroute expect to visit Mabira forest reserve and Jinja town.Experience the adrenaline activity of water rafting. Dinner and overnight
Day 14: Transfer to Kampala for a city tour
In case your departure flight is in the evening, you will have a morning city tour around Kampala, where you will visit the Namugongo Shrines, where the Uganda martyrs were burnt live for refusing to denounce their Christian faith, the National museum, bahai temple, Gadafhi Mosque, the local markets, Kasubi tombs among others. Dinner and overnight
Day 15: Departure
After your breakfast and depending on your flight details, you will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport for your flight out.
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