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

There’s 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, there’ll be trekking to spot chimps and gorillas, and wildlife drives through Queen Elizabeth II National Park to see elephants and hippos, but we’ll 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: Local Culture & Cuisine, Safari, Sightseeing, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DURU.A/201579
  • Starts: Kampala, Uganda
  • Finishes: Kigali, Rwanda
You will Visit
  • Kampala
  • Jinja
  • Fort Portal
  • Kibale National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Musanze
  • Kigali



Day 1: Kampala/Jinja

Start early in Kampala and drive to Jinja, the adventure capital of Uganda.
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.


Day 2: Jinja

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.


Day 3: Jinja/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.


Day 4: Kibale National Park

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


Day 5: Kibale National Park/Queen Elizabeth National Park

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.


Day 6: 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 safari drive with possible sightings of buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, lions, leopards, hyenas, giant forest hogs, and elephants.


Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park/Musanze

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


Day 8: Gorilla Trekking

Rise early for the tour's main highlight – gorilla trekking!
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.


Day 9: Musanze/Kigali

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


Day 10: Kigali

Depart at any time.

    • Guest farm stay near Kibale NP
    • Chimpanzee trek
    • Queen Elizabeth NP wildlife safari drives
    • Bigodi Community lunch
    • 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
    • Standard hotel (3 nts), simple furnished tents (6 nts)
    • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
    • 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