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Culture & Wildlife of Uganda & Rwanda
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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 in order to really create a 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: 10 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Demanding
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145003
Starts: Kampala, Uganda Finishes: Kigali, Rwanda
You will Visit
  • Kampala
  • Kigali

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Kampala/Jinja

Meet at the tour's starting point in Kampala and have a short information meeting with your CEO and fellow travellers before the drive to Jinja.

Spend a free afternoon here and opt for a group welcome dinner in the evening.

Additional Notes:
This trip starts in Kampala on Day 1 at 8am so we recommend you arrive a day early. We can help you arrange a transfer from Entebbe airport if needed and also a night of pre-tour accommodation in Kampala. Arriving early and spending an extra night in Kampala will ensure you are ready to meet your group at 8am on Day 1.

Accommodation in Jinja is in simple furnished tents with shared bathroom facilities.

Included Activities:
Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s))

02

Day 2: Jinja (1B)

Enjoy a free day in Jinja. Opt to go whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, and more. In the evening, opt for a sunset cruise.

03

Day 3: Jinja/Fort Portal (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation in Fort Portal is on a farm in simple furnished tents with shared bathroom facilities.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 400km)

04

Day 4: Kibale National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Explore the evergreen rainforest and trek to spot chimps in the morning or afternoon.

Included Activities:
Chimpanzee Trek

05

Day 5: Kibale National Park/Queen Elizabeth National Park (1B, 1D)

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.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation in Queen Elizabeth NP is in simple furnished tents with shared bathroom facilities.

Included Activities:
Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Drive

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 115km)

06

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a safari drive with possible sightings of buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, lions, leopards, hyenas, giant forest hogs, and elephants.

Included Activities:
Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Drive

07

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park/Musanze (1B)

Cross the border into Rwanda and continue to Musanze, formerly Ruhengeri, the gateway to Volcanoes National Park.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation in Musanze is a standard hotel.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Uganda - Rwanda)

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 340km)
Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours, 26km)

08

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking (1B)

Head into Volcanoes 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.

Included Activities:
Gorilla Trekking

Transport:
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))

09

Day 9: Musanze/Kigali (1B)

Head to Rwanda's capital city, Kigali. Visit the genocide museum to learn more about the dark history of this fascinating country.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation in Kigali is a standard hotel.

Included Activities:
Genocide Memorial Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 100km)

10

Day 10: Kigali (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Free time in Jinja
    • Guest farm stay near Kibale NP
    • Chimpanzee trek
    • Queen Elizabeth NP wildlife safari drive
    • Guided gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
    • Visit to Kigali Genocide Museum
    • All National Park fees and trekking permits
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotel (3 nts), simple furnished tents (6 nts)
    • 9 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
  • Explore the adventure capital of Jinja
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the plentiful elephant and hippo populations in Queen Elizabeth National Park