18 Days Tour Uganda, Rwanda & North Kivu
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The safari starts in Entebbe and ends in Kigali Rwanda. This safari takes you to the most beautiful destinations in Uganda and Rwanda. Some of these include; Jinja where you visit the source of the Nile and engage in White water rafting, visit Zziwa Rhino sanctuary, home many different Rhino species, Murchison falls national park famous for the magnificent waterfalls and the boat cruise as well as variety of wildlife species. You are to visit Kibale National park, home to over 13 species of primates including the chimpanzees. Rwanda includes a visit to Volcanoes national park to be able to track the mountain gorillas, enjoy the Nyiragongo hike as well as a city tour of Kigali.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja through Mabira Forest &Sezibwa Falls

Day 3: White water rafting & a visit to the source of the Nile

Day 4: Transfer to Murchison Falls via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary

Day 5: Morning game drive 7 Afternoon boat cruise 7 hike to the top of the falls

Day 6: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking & transfer to queen Elizabeth National park

Day 8: Early morning game drive &afternoon boat cruise on kazinga channel

Day 9: Morning game dive & Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National Park & have a community walk

Day 10: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest

Day 11: Cross to Volcanoes National Park & visit the twin lakes

Day 12: Gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park

Day 13: Early morning coffee experience at the Nyahindi Island- 6-7 hour experience

Day 14: Proceed for the Nyiragongo Hike

Day 15: photographic session & Descend back to the bottom of the volcano

Day 16: Transfer to Kigali city

Day 17: Kigali city tour

Day 18: Transfer to Kigali Airport

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  • Destination:Uganda
    • Hotel:4 Stars
    • Meals:Lunch, Dinner
  • PRICE :

    $959 $800

DAY 1

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, the company representative will welcome you to Uganda the pearl of Africa. He will drive you to Kampala city for your overnight at the Hotel.

Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel Kampala (luxury)/ Hotel Africana (Moderate)/ Cassia Lodge (Budget)

DAY 2

Transfer to Jinja through Mabira Forest &Sezibwa Falls

Have breakfast at the hotel, the guide will be at the hotel in time to transfer you to Jinja having a stopover at Sezibwa falls to be able to view at up close the fantastic falls and are attributed to Buganda Kings. Visit Mabira forest and have a nature walk to be able to see wildlife species including the monkeys, birds and many more. After proceed to Jinja and have a late lunch as you relax at the lodge for the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Jinja Nile Resort ( luxury) Nile Village Hotel & Spa (Moderate) Bilkon Hotel ( Budget)

DAY 3

White water rafting & a visit to the source of the Nile

Wake up early enough and have your breakfast at your hotel or lodge, the drives you to the starting point where you will be given a briefing about your safety which is be followed by a practical training before starting the raft. Get to raft for close to 15kms. Your raft is concluded with fantastic Buffet lunch as well as complementary drinks after the safari.

After Lunch, You are driven to the source of the Nile; take a boat cruise to the actual source of the Nile. The source of the Nile is a point where River Nile starts its long journey to the Mediterranean Sea. This is the largest fresh water lake in Africa. After, you can also buy some souvenirs before getting back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Jinja Nile Resort ( luxury) Nile Village Hotel & Spa (Moderate) Bilkon Hotel ( Budget)

DAY 4

Transfer to Murchison Falls via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary

Have breakfast at the lodge before starting your journey from Jinja. You are to use Kampala- Gulu Highway which takes 4 hrs and 45min to arrive to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The sanctuary has Uganda’s Wild Endangered Rhinos and it’s located to Nakasongola district, just near Nakitoma Village in the northern part of Kampala- Gulu high way. Rhino tracking is a very unique activity which allows you a chance of seeing the Rhinos on foot and it involves watching them up close and at a safer distance. With the direction of the skilled ranger guides, you get to meet them and take some photos and observe these Rhinos feed in their habitat. You can as well meet some other animal species including; monkeys and many bird species.

After this visit, proceed to Murchison falls National Park arriving in the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Paara Safari Lodge (luxury) Murchison River Lodge (Moderate) Red chilli Lodge (Budget)

DAY 5

Morning game drive & Afternoon boat cruise * hike to the top of the falls

Wake up so early and proceed for an early morning game drive to see early morning risers and the animal species that you missed on your previous game dive. View many animals including the lions, antelopes, water bucks, leopards, kobs, and many more, after the game drive, return to the lodge for breakfast and Lunch as you prepare for an afternoon boat cruise on the Nile to see many water animals including; hippos, buffaloes, Nile crocodiles as well as birds. You also hike to the top of the falls to view these great falls at up close.

After the boat cruise, get back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Dinner & overnight at Luxury: Paara safari Lodge/ Moderate: Fort Murchison Lodge/ Budget: Red Chilli

DAY 6

Transfer to Kibale National Park

Have breakfast at the lodge as you prepare for a drive to Kibale National Park, the park is home to over 13 species of chimpanzees as well as monkeys. You have lunch enroute as you travel since this is a long drive. Upon your arrival at the park, check in at the lodge and relax for the rest of the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga safari lodge (Luxury) Primate Lodge (moderate) Kibale Forest Camp (Budget)

DAY 7

Chimpanzee trekking & transfer to queen Elizabeth National park

Wake up so early and have breakfast before briefing at the headquarters for the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking in Uganda. You start the trek of searching for the chimpanzees and once found, you are given 1 hour to spend with them as you take photos of these primates playing and the young ones jumping from tree to tree. After, the trek, return to the lodge for Lunch as you prepare to transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park.

Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge (high end) Kasenyi safari camp (moderate) Bush Lodge (budget)

DAY 8

Early morning game drive &afternoon boat cruise on kazinga channel

Wake up so early and proceed for a morning game drive to see the early morning risers in the park, you will explore the kasenyi part of the park and view many animal species including; lions, waterbucks, buffaloes, warthogs, Ugandan kobs, birds. Return to the lodge for your breakfast & lunch as you prepare for an afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel where you will view many water species like the buffaloes, hippos, water birds, and many more.

After, return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury)/ Kyambura safari Lodge (moderate) Bush Lodge (budget)

DAY 9

Morning game dive & Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National Park & have a community walk

Have breakfast at the lodge before proceeding for a game drive in Ishasha sector with chance of seeing the tree climbing lions and many other wildlife species including; kobs, elephants, antelopes, buffaloes and many more. After proceed with your drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park, upon arrival, check in at the lodge and have lunch as you prepare to visit the nearby villages on a community walk. You learn about the lifestyle of these people and later, return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Dinner and overnight at BuhomaLodge (Luxury) SilverbackLodge (Moderate)Buhoma community rest camp(budget)

DAY 10

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest

Start the day with breakfast, after proceed for a briefing at UWA headquarters by 8:00am. Always ensure to carry along a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, the jungle boots etc. The rangers will lead you inside the forest to see these primates for a group you have booked for. Always carry lunch boxes and all the necessary gears to track the rare mountain gorillas, conceivably one of the most thrilling wildlifeexperiences on earth. The tracking takes between 2 to 6 hours and it’s worth the effort.

After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch and relax in the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge (Luxury) Silverback Lodge (Moderate)Buhoma community rest camp(budget)

DAY 11

Cross to Volcanoes National Park & visit the twin lakes

Have breakfast at the lodge and after proceed to Uganda Rwanda boarder and cross to Volcanoes National Park. Upon your arrival, you visit the twin lakes. These lakes are located at the base of volcano Muhabura close to the border of Rwanda and Uganda in the northern part of Rwanda, just on the outskirts of Musanze. These are located close to volcanoes national park of Rwanda. The two lake of Bulera and Ruhondo are separated by 1 km wide strip of land. Take a canoe Boat on these beautiful waters as you enjoy sightseeing.

After, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Dinner and Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Luxury)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Moderate)/ Muhabura Hotel (Budget)

DAY 12

Gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park

Have breakfast at the lodge, after proceed for a briefing at the park headquarters to know about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. After, proceed for the search for mountain gorillas, once found, you spend 1 hour with them as you get to enjoy their company. You are to enjoy close views of adults feeding, grooming, and resting as the youngsters swing from one tree to tree. After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch as you prepare to visit the Ibucway village, this is a great opportunity gives the visitors the chance to get to know Rwanda and the village in a meaningful and personal way. You also get to see the traditional house of a local king as well as herbal mixtures prepared by the medicine man.

Dinner and Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Luxury)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Moderate)/ Muhabura Hotel (Budget)

DAY 13

Early morning coffee experience at the Nyahindi Island- 6-7 hour experience

Get to discover some of Africa’s depraved coffee in the crop to cup coffee experience g Lake Kivu in Rwanda. The tour is a must do for those that love a good cup of morning tea. You get to follow the coffee creation process from the coffee plantations on an island along Lake Kivu, to enjoying a great cup at the end of the tour with your lunch. You get to taste some of the decadent coffee; this day is a day to taste some of Africa’s best Java Bourbon coffee along the shores of Lake Kivu. This is a full day experience and usually takes between 6 to 7 hours.

After, get back to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (luxury) Kivu Paradise Resort(Moderate)ParadisMalahide( Budget)

DAY 14

Proceed for the Nyiragongo Hike

Have breakfast at the Hotel; proceed with a drive to Kabati starting for the Nyiragongo hike which takes between 6 to 7 hours. You spend a night at the top of this explosive crater. You have a briefing about hiking at the starting point. Hiking starts at 10:00am taking you through 6 hours to reach the summit of the Volcano.

Dinner and overnight at the tented camp

DAY 15

Photographic session & Descend back to the bottom of the volcano

Wake up so early by 5:00am to enjoy the sun rise as you take some beautiful photos of the sun and the scenery. After, descend back to Lake Kivu to relax along the shores of the lake.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (luxury)Kivu Paradis Resort(Moderate)ParadisMalahide( Budget)

DAY 16

Transfer to Kigali city

Have breakfast at the lodge and after proceed to the sandy beach around the lake to relax and take a swim as you enjoy the cool breeze and the natural waves. These beaches are surrounded by mountains that make it an outstanding sight and a perfect place to relax. After, return to the lodge for lunch as you prepare to transfer back to Kigali City for an overnight stay.

Dinner and overnight at Kigali Marriott Hotel (Luxury)/ Hotel Des mille Collines (Moderate)/ Urban by City Blue (Budget)

DAY 17

Kigali city tour

Have breakfast at the Lodge and after proceed for a city tour of Kigali town.Visit Kigali memorial site, Inema arts centre, and a guided tour to the Muslim quarter of Nyamirambo. Have lunch in any local restaurant, and after, visit Belgian solider memorial site or enjoy horse riding in the city of Kigali. You can as well opt for shopping from the craft shops for some souvenirs.

After, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Kigali Marriott Hotel (Luxury)/ Hotel Des mille Collines (Moderate)/ Urban by City Blue (Budget)

DAY 18

Transfer to Kigali Airport

Breakfast in the morning and after the guide will drive you to the Airport to catch your departure flight back home.

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour inclusions

  • Professional driver guide
  • 2 gorilla permits in Uganda & Rwanda
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Enroute Meals
  • Transport in a 4×4 vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Ranger fees
  • Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Airport Transfer fees

Tour Exclusions

  • Items of personal nature
  • International Flights
  • Drinks & Laundry
  • Telephone fees
  • Personal insurance

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