Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Bigodi Swamp, Parc de Volcans, Kibale Forest NP
This is a two week in-depth tour of the best attractions both Uganda and Rwanda offer. A continuum of picturesque sites from the varying landscapes in Uganda to the hilly relief in Rwanda. the safari explores the best share of the flora, fauna, people, various historical sites and important towns in these countries. This safari gives an ultimate definition of a natural gifted region.
Highlights; Ziwa Rhinos sanctuary, game drives, boat rides, chimp trekking, Bigodi swamp, gorilla trekking, Parc de volcanoes-Virunga, city tour-Kigali. This Tour has fixed departure dates!
Day 1: Arrival
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda and after finalization of the formalities, you shall be welcomed by your guide, and transferred to your hotel.
Accommodation: Airport guest house, BB.
Day 2: Drive to Murchison falls, visit Ziwa Rhinos
After breakfast proceed to the next highlight of your memorable Uganda tour that is Murchison Falls National Park. On your way you shall have a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge, HB.
Day 3: Game Drive and Boat ride
After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive across savannah. Drive in the open African savanna in search of various animal and bird species. In the afternoon, go for a boat ride on the Nile up to Murchison falls.
Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge, HB.
Day 4: Travel to Fort Portal
Today you will drive to Fort Portal to Kibale National Park. Along the way you will pass many tea plantations, You have the opportunity to visit one
Accommodation: Kluge’s guest farm HB
Day 5: Chimp trekking and Bigodi swamp hike
After breakfast you will go for Chimp tracking: enjoy a wonderful forest experience and look out for over 13 species of primate including chimpanzees. In the afternoon, you will take a walk in Bigodi swamp a hub for many birds and primate species. Accommodation: Kluge’s guest farm HB
Day 6: Travel to Queen Elizabeth national park
After breakfast you will drive today to the world-famous Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing the equator along the way. You shall have an evening game drive on your way in. Accommodation: Enganzi lodge. HB
Day 7: Game drive and boat ride
You will have a game drive in the morning to explore the beauty of the park. Search for a diversity of animals that the park offers. You will also have an afternoon boat ride on Kazinga Channel to reveal water loving animal and bird species. Accommodation: Enganzi lodge. HB
Day 8: Travel to Ishasha
Depart for the Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth park famous for tree climbing lions. Have a game drive on your way in.
Accommodation: Savannah resort, HB
Day 9: Travel to Lake Bunyonyi- Kabale
Today you start your journey to one of the most beautiful places in Uganda; Lake Bunyonyi. Along the way you shall have spectacular views of the terraces of the Ugandan mountains. This area is called the “Switzerland of Uganda”.
Accommodation: Bird’s nest hotel in Bunyonyi. HB
Day 10: Gorilla trekking
This morning you will get to the jungles for gorilla trekking. The trek will take between 2 and 6 hours, but is well worth the effort. In the afternoon you will relax at your accommodation. Accommodation: Bird’s nest hotel in Bunyonyi. FB
Day 11: Boat ride and relaxation
You shall have an exciting boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi. In the afternoon you may choose between different activities; a Canoe boat ride, a swim in the Bilharzia free lake or a community visit.
Accommodation: Bird’s nest hotel in Bunyonyi. FB
Day 12: Travel to Rwanda
After breakfast you will drive to Rwanda fondly known as the “land of a thousand hills.” Enjoy the stunning landscapes along the way.
Accommodation: Lapalme hotel. HB
Day 13: Hike Mt. Bisoke, track Golden monkeys and visit Dian Fossey
Today you will tour Virunga Mountains. You shall choose an Optional activity to undertake; Gorilla Trekking, Hike Mt Bisoke, visit the grave of the famous gorilla researcher Dian Fossey or visit habituated Golden monkeys. In the afternoon, you shall leave Ruhengeri and proceed south to Gisenyi on Lake Kivu.
Accommodation: Gorillas Hotel Gisenyi. HB
Day 14: Kigali city
Today, you will drive to the capital of Rwanda in Kigali. Enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way. Have a tour of Kigali city and the genocide museum before boarding your flight back home. Meal plan: BB