16 Days Rwanda- Uganda Adventure Tour

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Taste the adventure across Rwanda and Uganda in these well balanced 16 days of safari. From africa’s oldest natural rainforest in Nyungwe to the Virunga ranges in Volcanoes national park to Bwindi and the savannah parks of Queen Elizabeth and Murchison falls. Enjoy activities on the Great River Nile as you end your tour.

HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda
Day 2: Drive to Nyungwe Forest, Visit Nyanza King’s place
Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy walks
Day 4: Drive to Volcanoes national park
Day 5: Golden Monkey tracking
Day 6: Drive to Bwindi  impenetrable national park
Day 7: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Imenetrable National Park
Day 8: Drive to Queen Elizabeth via Ishasha sector
Day 9: Game drive and boat ride on Kazinga channel
Day 10: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 11: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi swamp walk
Day 12: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Day 13:Game drive, Boat trip and hike to the top of the falls
Day14:Drive to Jinja via the ZIwa Rhino Sanctuary
Day 15: Water rafting, City tour and drive to Entebbe
Day 16: Airport transfer and departure
Detailed Itinera

Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda

On arrival to Kigali you will meet our tour representative who will thereafter transfer you to a hotel for an overnight stay on Bed and Breakfast. Depending on your arrival time, we may have a city tour of Kigali where we may visit the genocide memorial center at Gisozi as well as the local craft markets. Accommodation will be at Lemigo Hotel Kigali with breakfast inclusive.
Main Destination: Kigali International Airport 
Accommodation : Lemigo Hotel/ Five to Five hotel/ Civitas hotel
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Drive to Nyungwe Forest, Visit Nyanza King’s place

After breakfast, head to Nyungwe National Park, en route visit Nyanza palace. Nyungwe forest is located in the southern corner of Rwanda and has got a vast vargin tropical rain forest with a high, dense canopy that harbors about 310 different bird species, hundreds of butterflies and orchids, and over 75 different species of mammals – including 13 primates (about a quarter of all Africa’s primates) as the chimpanzees.
Main Destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park 
Accommodation : Nyungwe Top View hotel
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and Canopy walks

Chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest live in extended communities and move around every day, foraging for food or occasionally hunting smaller mammals. Chimpanzee tracking can last for between an hour to three depending on the location of the chimpanzees. You will spend a maximum of one hour interacting, photographing and observing the animals.
After lunch you will undertake a thrilling canopy walk in Nyungwe forest.
Main Destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park 
Accommodation : Nyungwe Top View hotel
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 Day 4: Drive to Volcanoes national park

After breakfast, you shall begin your journey to Volcanoes national park. Enjoy the spectacular views of hills and misty valleys on your way. Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range – home of the endangered mountain gorilla. You will check into your accommodation, have dinner and relax in preparation for activities of the next day.
Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park 
Accommodation : La Palm hotel/ La Bambou Gorilla lodge/ Garden place hotel
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Golden Monkey tracking

Golden monkeys in Rwanda live in the bamboo vegetation towards the base of the volcanoes. Trekking golden monkeys and gorillas is a similar experience – in a small group of no more than eight people, and you can spend one hour with the monkeys once you find them. The endangered species are very active creatures, and jump from tree to tree which is really interesting and a little difficult to photograph!

Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park 
Accommodation : La Palm hotel/ La Bambou Gorilla lodge/ Garden place hotel
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 Day 6: Drive to  Bwindi Impenetrable national park

In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi impenetrable national park across the border into Uganda. Enjoy numerous photography stops along the way. At Bwindi you shall check in for dinner and overnight at your lodge to prepare for the next day’s activities.
Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 
Accommodation : Engagi lodge Lodge/ Gorilla mist camp
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 Day 7: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, you will set off to the park headquarters with your packed lunch. During the Gorilla tracking experience, you may also encounter other different primate species. Once the Gorillas have been tracked, you will you will be given an hour with the Gorillas taking pictures and videos. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge in Bwindi.
Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 
Accommodation: Engagi lodge Lodge/ Gorilla mist camp
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park  via sector

You will start this day by driving to Ishasha sector where you will have a game drive searching for the tree climbing lions. The game drive provides an opportunity to look out for more inhabitants of the park. Afterwards you will proceed with your journey to the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. Check in for dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park 
Accommodation : Marafiki Safari Lodge/ Irungu safari lodge/ Bush lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9: Game drive and boat ride on Kazinga channel

You will start this day with early morning game drive in the park, looking for different animal and bird species. Later in the afternoon, you will go for a boat cruise after your lunch. The boat cruise at the Kazinga channel takes you through possibly the highest concentration of hippos, crocodile and different bird species. You will also see many elephants and buffaloes drinking at the water’s edges. You will return to the lodge afterwards.
Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park 
Accommodation : Marafiki Safari Lodge/ Irungu safari lodge/ Bush lodge        
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10: Drive to Kibale Forest national park

You will set off for Kibale forest national park in the morning. This park also boasts the highest concentration of primates than any other park in the world. You will pass through a beautiful crater lakes’ region where you will take leisurely walks and photography.
Main Destination: Kibale National Park 
Accommodation : Kibale Forest Camp /RwetereSafari lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi swamp walk

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kanyanchu tourist center for briefing before proceeding for chimpanzee tracking.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Bigodi wetlands for the swamp walk and birding experience. You may encounter different bird species including the rare papyrus Gonolek that may be spotted. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Kibale Forest Camp (FB).
Main Destination: Kibale National Park 
Accommodation : Kibale Forest Camp /RwetereSafari lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 12: Depart to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast you will head to Murchison falls. The park offers a lot of activities which include a launch trip the delta boat cruise which gives you an opportunity to view the magnificent waterfalls. Along the way you will see numerous tea plantations and you may stop at any for photography.
Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park 
Accommodation : Fort Murchison/ Murchison River  Lodge/ Pakuba lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 13: Game drive, boat ride and hike to top of the falls

After breakfast you will head to the park for the game drive. You will have an opportunity of viewing different animals. After lunch, you will proceed for the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls with chances of meeting many animal species along the banks of the Nile River. You will thereafter proceed for the top of the falls hike to the point where the Nile River explodes violently forming a very powerful waterfall. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Murchison River Lodge (FB).
Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park 
Accommodation : Fort Murchison/ Murchison River  Lodge/ Pakuba lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 Day 14: Drive to Jinja via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After your morning breakfast, you will meet your safari guide and start a drive to Jinja. Along the way you will pass via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a Rhino tracking experience. After the experience, you will proceed to Jinja. Upon arrival, you will check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay (Full board basis).
Main Destination: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Accommodation : The haven eco lodge/ Jinja city hotel/ Nile Front cottages
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 Day 15: Water rafting, city tour and drive to Entebbe

Early in the morning you will proceed to the rafting point and start the thrilling activity. After lunch you will check out of the lodge and head to Jinja town for a city tour which shall end with a boat ride to the source of the Nile. Afterwards you will drive to Entebbe.
Main Destination: Jinja 
Accommodation : Acacia Boutique hotel/ Papyrus Guest house/ Airport guest house
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 16: Airport transfer and departure

Depending on your scheduled departure flight, you shall be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to the next destination. In case you have late flights, you may partake of optional activities around Entebbe which include; a visit to the botanical gardens, a visit to Mabamba swamp and Ngamba islands.
Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport 
Accommodation: No accommodation  (End of Tour)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

END OF TOUR

Tour Included

    • Park fees
    • Chimp permits
    • All activities
    • All accommodation
    • A professional driver/guide
    • All transportation
    • All Taxes/VAT
    • Round-trip airport transfer
    • Meals
    • Drinking water

Tour Excluded

    • International flights
    • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
    • Tips
    • Personal items
    • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
    • Some extra Meals