12 DAYS BEST OF UGANDA & RWANDA

Uganda & Rwanda are lands of contrasts. In half a day you can drive from mist shrouded volcanic mountains to hot hazy savannah, dappled with wildlife. Serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but ordered, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife and a rich Cultural history and Institutions. Uganda is alive with these contrasts: the tiniest sunbirds, iridescent in the morning light, the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, disappearing like a vapor behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thicket. There’s the Nile, twisting its way north like a shimmering ribbon, through arid semi-desert scattered about with rocky kopjes. Snow-capped mountain peaks, tropical, sandy, freshwater beaches, and smiling faces everywhere. It’s all here, a feast for all the senses.

Let us show you the Uganda & Rwanda we know and cherish. This is Africa the way it should be!

This is a 12days/ 11 nights Safari Itinerary for - Uganda & Rwanda

DAY 01:Upon arrival at the Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our guide. Having passed immigration and luggage collection, please exit the arrival hall and look out for your guide who will be holding up a signboard mentioning your name. Transfer to your hotel in Kampala, about 45minutes, depending ontraffic. Overnight at the Kampala Serena Hotel;
Bed & Breakfast only

DAY 02: Transfer to Fort Portal: Today we will drive 6-7hours to Kibale Forest National Park via Fort Portal. You will see "Everyday Life" East African style. At Fort Portal we will stop for a roadside lunch before continuing to Kyaninga Lodge that lay beautifully nestled in the mountains of the moon back drop.
Kibale Forest National Park is an incredibly diverse forest in the Westernpart of Uganda and is home to over 12 species of primates including the rare L’Hoest, red colobus monkeys, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys,baboons and also bush-babies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with over 330 species recorded including the endemic prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its counterpart in the savannah, roams seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo; giant forest hog and half dozen antelope species. Check in to dinner and overnight time permitting an evening walk may be done.
Overnight at the Kyaninga Lodge (Bed &Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 03: Chimp tracking today; after an early breakfast we will drive to Kibale Forest for the morning or afternoon session of Chimp tracking. Here we can do the Swamp walk optional later. After the walk we can have a picnic lunch and drive to Queen Elizabeth NP. Engage in an evening game drive time permitting, alternatively relax at your lodge to dinner & overnight. Overnight at Mweya Lodge or Katara for 2night (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 4 & 5: In the morning we will do a community/Bee/Village walk with a local guide who will show us some of the local ways that the people have developed to life side by side with the elephants of QENP After lunch we will drive down the escarpment for an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. In the morning next day, we can go either to Kalinzu Forest or Kyambura George for some Chimp Trekking. All the trekking does not have detailed distances – depending on WHERE the chimps ARE.
Overnight at Mweya Lodge or Katara for 2night (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi today (about 6hrs drive); we drive through the Ishahsa sector home of the tree climbing Lions for Lake Bunyonyi. Arrive in time for Lucnh at Bird’s Nest Lodge. This afternoon engage in community walk, canoe ride or simply relax at your lodge.
Overnight at Bird’s Nest Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 7: Today after breakfast we drive to Rwanda for Ruhengeri home of the Volcanoes National Park home to the Mountain Gorillas. On a winding road, we drive to the border of Rwanda and after visa activities (visa acquisition is online ONLY), proceed further through the beautiful sceneries of the land of a thousand hills. Lunch will be en-route.
Considered one of Rwanda’s finest hotels, this lodge stands amidst real wilderness with panoramic views of Rwanda’s volcano mountains and located just 1km away from the Volcano National Park, making it the desired of guests. The lodge remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa’s most vibrant country. Overnight at Mt. Gorilla View Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 8: Gorillas again. Gorilla trekking this day-PNV Rwanda Up relatively early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for your Gorilla trek, you then get a briefing from the park authorities and depart for Gorilla trekking in the tropical rain forest in pursuit of these habituated Gorilla families through the undergrowth and parting thick creepers. Ensure that you have lunch packed for you with bottled water as well. A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. Once up close to the group, a memorable whole one hour is allowed to be with these gentle giants. The others can do the Diane Fossy Hike.
Overnight at Mt. Gorilla View Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 9: After breakfast we will do a 2/4hour village walk and then depart of Kigali approximately 5hrs drive arriving in time toLunch. Enjoy an afternoon drive in Kigali City or relax this evening to dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena.The Kigali Serena Hotel is situated in Central Kigali a few miles outside the city centre, the ambassadorial and commercial heart of Rwanda and the city’s pre-eminent meeting place for diplomats and business people. The accommodation comprises of 104 air conditioned rooms with both luxury suites to deluxe rooms. The elegant Diplomat Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while The Lounge Bar offers a choice of three purpose designed areas: the bar, the lounge and the terrace. The hotel also has a gym, swimming pool and wi-fi internet access. Overnight at Serena Kigali Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 10: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park: Drive from Kigali to Nyungwe–approximately 7hour drive but BEAUTIFUL; Early morning after breakfast, transfer to NyungweNp. Nyungwe Forest National Park is in southwestern Rwanda, located south of Lake Kivu on the border with Burundi. The park covers an area of approximately 970 km² of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps, and bogs. Nyungwe has a wide diversity of animal species, making it a priority for conservation in Africa. The forest is situated in a region where several large-scale bio geographical zones meet and the variety of terrestrial biomes provides a great span of microhabitats for many different species of plants and animals. The park contains 13 different primate species (25% of Africa's total), 275 bird species, 1068 plant species, 85 mammal species, 32 amphibian and 38 reptile species. Many of these animals are restricted-range species that are only found in the Albertine Rift Eco region in Africa. In fact, the number of endemic species found here is greater than in any other forest in the Albertine Rift that has been surveyed. Lunch is en-route arriving afternoon. Relax this evening at your lodge to dinner and overnight alternatively enjoy a nature guided walk.
Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge for 2 nights (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with selected house wines + beverages)

DAY 11: After Breakfast we will drive into the Jungle with optional Mt Bigugu Hike; this must be very interesting as it is the origins of both the Congo and the Nile Rivers. This is an optional activity however and must be paid for extra. The guide will help you with the arrangements the evening before. Alternatively, engage in the guided nature walk, canopy walk or simply relax at your lodge.

DAY 12: Departure date: (we recommend and evening flight departure): Usually with KLM or Brussels Flights Drive back to Kigali. If we depart real early we can still see a part of this interesting City with its French flair then later transfer to Kigali International airport for your flight home. Check in time has to be 2hrs before flight time. In the hallway after check in are duty free shops and café at your disposal. Our Adventure representative will be there to say good bye and to wish you on our company’s behalf a pleasant flight home, taking back unforgettable experience memories of “The Pearl of Africa”- Uganda and that of “a thousand hills”-Rwanda.


Safari Rates: Based on:
2pax $4,545pp
4pax $3,990pp
6pax $3,625pp
Tour Leader from 6pax $2,535
Single Room Supp. $1300

The package includes:
• Ground transportation in 4x4.
• Airport transfers
• All meals except in Kampala (Bed & Breakfast only) in mixed accommodation (hotels and safari lodges)
• Fulltime English speaking Driver/Guide
• Activities in the package as agreed
• Park entry fees and Government taxes

The package excludes any cost of personal nature like:
• Visa fees to Uganda & Rwanda-only Single Entry is given
• Gorilla ($750 in Rwanda) and Chimpanzee trekking permit ($150 in Kibale forest & $50 in Kyambura gorge)
• Park entry fees for those not doing Gorilla& Chimp trekking in Bwindi, PNV & Kibale (USD40pp per day)
• Hike to Dian Fossey, Mt.Bigugu, Chimp tracking in Nyungwe Forest Np, any activities in Nyungwe Forest
• Any Additional activities not agreed upon and not in Itinerary
• Tips
• Laundry
• Souvenirs
• Personal drinks and cigarettes
• International/ domestic Air ticket and related costs
• Personal Comprehensive Insurance


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