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Culture & Wildlife of Uganda & Rwanda
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Until December Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

Theres a wealth of adventure to be had in both Uganda and Rwanda, especially now that tourists are beginning to rediscover this region. We keep this trip small and intimate to create a deep connection with this captivating land. Of course, therell be trekking to spot chimps and gorillas, and wildlife drives through Queen Elizabeth II National Park to see elephants and hippos, but well also visit the genocide museum for a closer look at the recent history of the region. Trust us: Uganda and Rwanda will stay in your memory for a very long time.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DURU.C/203516
  • Starts: Kampala, Uganda
  • Finishes: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
You will Visit
  • Kampala
  • Fort Portal
  • Kibale National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Kigali

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kampala

Arrive at anytime.
Arriving early? Pre-book Nile River Whitewater Rafting in Jinja on Day 1, and be back in time for your evening welcome meeting. We strongly advise arriving one night earlier to facilitate the activity's early start.

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Day 2: Kampala/Fort Portal

Take the scenic route to Fort Portal at the edge of Kibale National Park. Spend the night on a guest farm listening to the sounds of monkeys and birds.

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Day 3: Kibale National Park

Explore the evergreen rainforest and trek to spot chimps in the morning or afternoon. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the Bigodi Community.

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Day 4: Kibale NP/Queen Elizabeth NP

Continue on to Queen Elizabeth NP, stopping at the equator. Head out on a wildlife safari drive in the afternoon. Keep your eyes peeled for warthogs, elephants, buffalo, five different species of primates, and hippos.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is characterized by open savannah, large areas of swamp around Lake George, the extensive Maramagambo Forest in the southeast, and the forested Kyambura Gorge along the border with Kyambura Game Reserve.

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Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Take an early morning wildlife safari drive and enjoy lunch inside the park. Opt for an evening cruise along the Kazinga Channel.
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive with possible sightings of buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, lions, leopards, hyenas, giant forest hogs, and elephants.

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Day 6: Queen Elizabeth NP/Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Enjoy the scenic drive south, with views of forests, volcanoes and lakes. Spend the night on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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Day 7: Gorilla Trekking

Rise early for the tour's main highlight – gorilla trekking!
Head into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to meet the park ranger/guide for orientation. Embark on the trek, which can vary in length and difficulty, depending on the location of the gorilla family that's being visited. Spend 1 hr (max) observing these beautiful and endangered creatures, a truly privileged experience. Trek back and return to town. Enjoy free time in the afternoon.

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Day 8: Bwindi/Kigali

Cross the border into Rwanda, then head to the capital city, Kigali. Visit the genocide museum to learn more about the dark history of this fascinating country. Tour ends on arrival at hotel.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Guest farm stay near Kibale NP
    • Chimpanzee trek
    • Bigodi Community lunch
    • Queen Elizabeth NP wildlife safari drives
    • Guided gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP
    • Visit to Kigali Genocide Museum
    • All National Park fees and trekking permits
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotel (1 nt), simple furnished tents/rooms (6 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver throughout, experienced gorilla trackers, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Admire a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Trek to see chimpanzees in Uganda
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the plentiful elephant and hippo populations in Queen Elizabeth National Park