This amazing 12 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour offers traveller experience of the two Rwanda and Uganda doing gorilla tours in both countries ie carrying out gorilla trekking at volcanoes national park in Rwanda, gorilla tracking in Uganda at Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. later while in Uganda, engage in Uganda wildlife safaris at Queen Elizabeth national park viewing several wildlife including some in big five, have a boat cruise on Kazinga channel spotting crocodiles, hippos, bird and several other animals drinking water species on the shore.
Depart from Queen Elizabeth to Kibale forest national park home to a huge number of primates and birds species while there you will carry out chimpanzee trekking tour, bird watching. drive to Murchison falls national park for Uganda wildlife experience, have morning game drives and evening viewing wildlife such as elephants, lions, buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, impalas, antelopes, zebras, hyenas and so many more.
Later withdraw from Murchison falls national park heading back to Kampala, en-route visit ziwa rhino sanctuary, have a nature walk and visit the endangered rhino species and later proceed to Kampala and to Entebbe airport for your flight.
Itinerary for the 12 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour
Day 1: ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER TO KIGALI
Upon your arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be met by our guide, be briefed on your 12 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour and then transferred to your overnight hotel in BB.
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
Drive time: 1 hour
- Luxury: Hotel Des Mille Collines
- Midrange: Flame Tree Village Hotel
- Budget: Golf Hills Residence Hotel
Day 2: TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Our tour guide who will take you for a city excursion in and around Kigali so that you are oriented about this great country with a thousand hills. After the city tour, you will proceed to Virunga National Park located in the North of Ruhengeri via indurating and beautiful terraced hills showing a clear picture of the general landscape and altitude of Rwanda, lunch En-route. Arrive at the Park for Dinner and Overnight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Drive time: 3 hours
- Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
- Midrange: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
- Budget: Kinigi Guest House
Day 3: GORILLA TREKKING IN VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Early morning breakfast at the lodge then drives through the Switzerland of Rwanda, volcanoes national Park that is too clear in the indigenous forest for Gorilla trekking and draws one to the real side of natural beauty. The activity immerses you into the strange intimacy of the rainforest plus a live call of colourful birds, chattering of the rare golden monkey, and littered with fresh spoor of the mountain elusive populations of buffalo and elephants. Optional activity: choose between a visit to Dian Fossey’s grave or go for golden monkeys. Have lunch at the lodge and later relax up at the lodge from the tiresome and exciting activity. Dinner and overnight at night before.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Drive time: 8 – 9 hours.
- Luxury: Buhoma lodge – Chameleon hill Lodge
- Mid Range: Silverback lodge – Nkuringo Gorilla Camp
- Budget: Buhoma Community Camp – Gorilla Valley Lodge
Day 4: TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. You will cross from Rwanda to Uganda through kyanika Uganda – Rwanda border and then drive to your Lodge. The transfer takes you through the beautiful spectacular scenery and the rolling hills of southern Uganda. Arrive at your lodge in time for dinner and overnight at your accommodation preference.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Drive time: 3 – 4 hours.
- Luxury: Buhoma lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge
- Mid Range: Silverback lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp
- Budget: Buhoma community Camp, Gorilla Valley lodge
Day 5: GORILLA TRACKING DAY
Early morning, breakfast with your packed lunch, you will report to the Park headquarters for registration and join other trackers in a briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Gorilla Tracking at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you half an hour to three-quarters of the day.
The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. It is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. Optional activity: Batwa Experience Trail or the community walk in Buhoma. Dinner and overnight at a previous night
Day 6: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
This morning you will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, be prepared for some incredible scenery along the way. Enjoy a breathtaking game drive in the south of the park famed for the tree climbing lions before continuing northwards of the park arriving in time for Lunch at the lodge and game drive in the plains of Kasenyi in search for savannah wildlife that may include herds of buffaloes, antelopes, elephants and if lucky, some wild cats such as lions and leopard.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Drive time: 4 – 5 hours.
- Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge – Kyambura Game Lodge
- Mid Range: Enganzi Lodge – Ihamba Safari Lodge
- Budget: Kazinga Channel View Resort
Day 7: MORNING GAME DRIVE AND AFTERNOON BOAT ON KAZINGA CHANNEL
This morning you will head to back to the plains of Kasenyi for a morning game drive to try to find what could have missed the previous day. Lunch will be served at the lodge and after you will head to the jetty along kazinga channel for the afternoon boat cruise. This cruise offers you chances of viewing animals like hippos, water birds, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and much other wildlife which flop the channel for drinking water. Dinner and overnight at the previous night
Day 8: TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast drive to Kibale Forest National Park arriving at your lodge in time for lunch. This afternoon, we can organize an optional nature walk to the crater lakes region or a community walk in the Bigodi community. Dinner and overnight at your choice of accommodation.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
Drive time: 5 -6 hours.
- Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge
- Mid Range: Kibale Forest Camp
- Budget: Nyinabulitya Country Resort
Day 9: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING
This morning after breakfast you will drive to the park headquarters to join other trackers for a briefing and after you will be taken for chimpanzee tracking, through Kibale Forest National Park. During this walk, you will have chances of seeing many of the 13 primate species native to Kibale Forest National Park. After lunch, you will drive to Bigodi for a swamp walk. This wetland belongs to community neighbouring the park. Dinner and overnight as the previous night.
Day 10: DRIVE TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Drive to Murchison Falls National Park through small towns, villages and great views of the escarpment arriving late evening. The drive takes you along the great rift valley and magnificent views of the scenery. Lunch en-route, later arrive at the national park and check into your lodge for dinner and overnight at your lodge of preference.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Drive time: Approximately 7 – 8 hours drive
- Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge
- Mid Range: Murchison River Lodge
- Budget: Red Chilli Camp
Day 11: MORNING GAME DRIVE AND AFTERNOON BOAT CRUISE
After an early morning cup of tea, transfer to the northern section for your morning game drive that will provide you with an opportunity to spot wild game that may include, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, hippos and if lucky cats such as lions and leopards.
Return to the lodge for a lunch break before proceeding to the pier for your two-hour boat cruise to the bottom of the falls to witness how river Nile squeezes itself in a narrow gorge before exploding out producing an experience of a lifetime. Dinner and overnight as the previous night.
Day 12: ZIWA RHINO AND TO ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
This morning, leave Murchison falls, en-route, make a short tour to the top of the falls and witness where the magnificent Nile makes a beautiful twist into a narrow gorge to form the powerful waterfalls. Drive to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary and have a nature walk to visit the endangered rhinos before transferring back to Kampala, Entebbe International Airport.
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