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12 Day Rwanda and Uganda Safaris

12 Day Rwanda and Uganda Safaris

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Day 1 : Landing at Kigali International Airport

  • Landing at Kigali International Airport and transfer at Onomo Hotel in Kigali (if time allows, we should do a short city tour

Day 2 : Long day game drive in National Park

  • 5.30 am: drive some 3 hours to Akagera National Park
  • 8.30 am: register at the park entrance
  • 9.00 am: Start the game drive and see the savanna and water lands animals like: elephants, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, hypos with chance to see the lions
  • 4.00 pm: retire in Akagera Game lodge

Day 3 : Drive back to Kigali and visit the Kigali genocide Memorial

  • 8.00 am: Drive back to Kigali
  • 11.00 am: Visit the Kigali genocide memorial
  • 12.30 : Lunch
  • 2.00 pm: Visit the Kimironko local market
  • 4.00 pm: Visit the downtown
  • 5.00 pm: Go to test the local coffee
  • 6.00 pm: Retire in Onomo Hotel

Day 4 : Drive to Nyungwe

  • 6.00 am: Start driving to Nyungwe Forest National Park(the largest in East Africa)
  • 9.00 am: Stop over at King Palace in Nyanza and visit the museum, interact with their romantic cows
  • 10. 00 am: continue driving to Nyungwe
  • 12. am: stop over at Kitabi Eco Center for Lunch, there is a very panoramic forest view
  • 2.00 pm: Drive to Uwinka over look in the bottom of the dark forest
  • 3.00 pm: Step on the extended shaking bridge 100m above the forest. Bridge is more than 200m long
  • 4.30 pm: Drive to Emerald Hotel and resorts at the beautiful lake Kivu view
  • 6.00 Pm: Stay at the Hotel

Day 5 : Explore Lake Kivu and its wonders

  • 8.00 am: Drive to Gisenyi city alongside Lake Kivu
  • 10.30 am: Stop over Karongi and get in the boat and Visit the Napoleon Island, the golden monkey island and Peace Island
  • 12.30 am: Lunch at Betania Restaurant at the shores
  • 2. 00 pm: drive to Gisenyi
  • 4.30 pm: Arrive in Gisenyi and go for an evening kayaking
  • 6.00 pm: Retire in Nirvana Hotel above the lake

Day 6 : Cultural village near the Volcano National Park, Cross to Uganda

  • 8.00 am: Dive to Volcano National Park and go for the authentic village walk for some traditional and cultural activities.
  • 11.00 am: Cross the border to Uganda
  • 10.00 am: Dive to Lake Bunyonyi
  • 11.00 am : Go for a boat tour in the beautiful lake, visit the zebra island and embark in the pygmies tribe village
  • 11.30 am: Entertained by the pygmies
  • 1.00 pm: Lunch at the Bunyonyi overland resort
  • 2.00 pm: Drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest
  • 5.30:pm: Check in a lodge according to the next day trekking point

Day 7: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park

  • 6.00 am: wake up and get your breakfast
  • 7.00 am: go for meeting the giant and rare mountain gorillas in their natural habitat (1 up to 2 hours walking to meet them)
  • 12.00 am: Reach back the starting point
  • am: Lunch and chill at the hotel

Day 8 : Game drive in Queen Elisabeth and Visit the Kazinga channel (the largest number of Hypos live here)

  • 7.00 am: go for a half day game drive
  • 12.00 am: back at the lodge for lunch
  • 2.00 pm: check out engiri lodge and get in the boat for Kazinga channel(this is the place you can see many animals from water.
  • drive to Kibale Forest National Park
  • 7.00 pm: Check in Primates Lodge

Day 9 : Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park

  • (the largest number of chimpanzees in the world lives here) and transfer to Kampala for a night flight
  • 8.00 am: Walk some one hour in the bottom of Kibale Forest and meet the most wise animal (chimpanzee) in their natural environment
  • 12.00 am: Lunch at primate lodge
  • 2.00 pm: Transfer to Entebbe for a late evening flight back

Day 8 (6th of August): Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park

  • (the largest number of chimpanzees in the world lives here)
  • 8.00 am: Walk some one hour in the bottom of Kibale Forest and meet the most wise animal (chimpanzee) in their natural environment
  • 12.00 am: Lunch at primate lodge
  • 2.00 pm: chill in the nature (here you will many birds, monkeys and even chimpanzees coming to greet you at your cottage
  • 6.00 pm: Stay at Primate Lodge

Day 9 : Drive to Kampala via the Equator line

  • 8.00 am: drive straight to Kampala
  • 12.00 am: stopover the Equator sign for a quick picture and lunch
  • 3.00 pm: Arrive in Kampala and check in the Forest cottages
  • 4: A short tour around the city
  • 6.00: Stay at Forest Cottages

Day 10 : Murchison Falls via Ziwa Rhino

  • 7.00 am: drive toward northern Uganda
  • 11.00 am: Stop over at Ziwa Rhino forest reserve and visit the Rhinos in the reserve
  • 12.30: Lunch
  • 2.00 pm: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park
  • 5.00: check in Pakuba Lodge

Day 11 : Visit the river Nile Falls from the top and from the bottom

  • 7.00 am: Drive some minutes to the top of the falls and watch the spectacular and powerful waterfalls with the permanent rainbow
  • 10.00 am: Get in the boat and ride to the bottom of the falls for facing directly the water falls while meeting crocodiles, hypos, giraffes and elephants the ay
  • 12.30: Lunch around
  • 2.00 pm: Drive straight back to Kampala
  • 7.00 pm: Check in the Forest Cottages Hotel

Last day : KAMPALA city tour, Victoria beach and fly back

  • At any time you will be awake, go for a short city tour and get lunch at a local restaurant before transfer to Victoria beach for a local drink
  • Depending at which time your flight is scheduled; we can add more activities on this day.

Gross personal Cost: 8900 USD

For couple sharing transport and a room: 6600 USD per person

This includes:

Transport ( Comfortable private Jeep 4x4 with air condition, boat with powerful engines)

Accommodation (3 and 4 stars on international standards)

All visit permits, entry fees, community tips...

Guiding and other services ( English speaking drivers and field guides

All meals and soft drinks (Breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks during different trekking)

Porters where required.

Not included: Visa fees (you need an East Africa Visa), flights and travel insurance. Alcoholic beers preferred liquors

What to carry: The yellow fever vaccination card, hiking gear, favorite snacks, warm and rain coat, toys for kids(not mandatory) and whatever you think can be useful when you go inside the King Kong jungle.

Note: We only confirm this tour once you make a 40% of the total amount deposit( though western union, Bank wire transfer, on through our online payment system).

We also advice to book your tour earlier as possible as your dates happen in the high season in which visit permits and hotels are getting over booked. This is to avoid any disturbance or unexpected change on your program.

Our cancellation policies depend mainly on National parks terms and rules. The amount deposed on our account is directly used to secure your permits and hotels on which we don't have any control. However, many of our chosen hotel are flexible to return the money at 90 % when your cancellation is announced in advance.

  • 12 Day Rwanda & Uganda Safari

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