16 Days Rwanda – Uganda Safari Adventure

Embark on a journey of a lifetime with our 16-day Rwanda-Uganda safari tour, filled with thrilling adventures and unforgettable experiences. From the bustling city of Kigali to the serene Lake Bunyonyi and the breathtaking national parks, get ready to discover the beauty of two countries in one epic trip. Trek with gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, explore the tranquil waters of Lake Bunyonyi, go on a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, track chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, and witness the stunning Murchison Falls. End your trip with a taste of Uganda’s adventure capital, Jinja, before departing from the vibrant city of Kampala. Get ready for an adventure like no other!

16 Days
16 Years

Departure

Kigali

Destination

Uganda, Rwanda

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Tour Plan

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali, Rwanda

As you arrive in Kigali, Rwanda, you'll immediately feel the warmth and hospitality of this beautiful country. After a long flight, you'll appreciate the ease and comfort of being picked up by our representative and whisked away to your hotel. Take the opportunity to rest and recharge, while also taking in the sights and sounds of Kigali.

You may choose to explore the local markets and restaurants, or simply unwind in the peaceful surroundings of your hotel. Whatever you choose, know that the adventure that awaits you over the next 16 days will be an experience of a lifetime, filled with breathtaking landscapes, thrilling wildlife encounters, and cultural experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. So sit back, relax, and get ready to embark on a journey of discovery and wonder.

Day 2: Kigali City Tour

On Day 2 of your 16-day Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour, immerse yourself in the rich history of Kigali city with a comprehensive city tour. Your first stop will be the Genocide Memorial Center, where you will learn about the tragic events that took place in Rwanda in 1994, and pay your respects to the victims.

Next, visit the Kandt House Museum of Natural History, where you can discover Rwanda's flora and fauna, and learn about the country's geological and meteorological features. After a delicious local lunch, you will head to Nyamata Genocide Memorial Site for an afternoon visit, where you will witness firsthand the impact of the genocide on the local community. This experience will be a poignant reminder of the importance of unity, tolerance, and peace in our world.

Day 3: Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Day 3 of the 16Days Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour itinerary offers a truly unique and memorable experience as you embark on a journey from Kigali to the Volcanoes National Park. This park is known for its rare mountain gorillas, which are among the most endangered species in the world.

As you make your way to the park, you will have the opportunity to visit the Iby’Iwacu cultural village for an immersive cultural experience that showcases the rich history and traditions of the Rwandan people. Here, you'll get to learn about the traditional way of life of the local community and participate in various cultural activities, such as traditional dances, drumming, and storytelling.

Located near the famous Volcanoes National Park, the village is home to a community of locals who are committed to preserving their cultural traditions and sharing them with the world.  Here, you can interact with the friendly locals, learn about their customs and traditions, and even participate in traditional activities like dancing and weaving. These experiences not only provide a fascinating glimpse into traditional Rwandan life, but also support the local community by generating income and creating employment opportunities.

After arriving at the park, you will check into your lodge and spend the rest of the day at leisure. This is the perfect opportunity to relax and take in the beautiful scenery around you, or to explore the local area and learn more about the culture and history of the region.

With so much to see and do, Day 3 of the Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour is sure to be an unforgettable experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 4 of the 16 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour offers an exciting opportunity to go gorilla trekking in the beautiful Volcanoes National Park. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is a truly unique and unforgettable experience that offers the opportunity to witness one of the world's most magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Rwanda's mountain gorillas, which are only found in the Virunga Mountains, are one of the rarest and most endangered species on earth, with less than 1,000 left in the wild.

Imagine waking up early in the morning, ready to embark on a journey through dense vegetation in search of the majestic gorillas that reside in the park. After a hearty breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters where you will receive a briefing on gorilla trekking from the knowledgeable and experienced park rangers. This briefing will cover everything from safety precautions to the dos and don'ts of gorilla trekking.

As you make your way through the misty forests, you'll hear the sounds of the wild and feel the adrenaline rush as you get closer to the gorillas. This lush forest is home to several habituated gorilla families, and your experienced guide will lead you on a trek through the misty vegetation to find them. As you approach the gorillas, you'll be struck by their sheer size and power, yet their gentle nature will leave you awestruck

Finally, after a rigorous trek, you will locate the gorillas, and the exhilaration of seeing them up close in their natural habitat will leave you spellbound. For one hour, you will be allowed to observe and photograph them, watching as they go about their daily lives, playing, eating and interacting with one another.

After a successful trek, you'll return to your lodge for a much-needed lunch break, where you can share your experience with fellow travelers and relish in the satisfaction of a successful gorilla trek. But the adventure doesn't stop there.

In the evening, you'll have the chance to explore the Diana Fossey Tombs and Kariosoke research center, where you can learn more about the late primatologist and her conservation efforts in the region. Here, you will learn about the life and work of the legendary primatologist and her pioneering conservation efforts. The research center was established to study and protect the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. The center also conducts research on other primate species and the local ecosystems. Visiting the center is an opportunity to learn about the important work being done to protect these magnificent creatures and their habitat.

This day offers a unique and unforgettable experience that will allow you to appreciate the beauty and biodiversity of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. From trekking through the lush forests in search of gorillas to learning about the history and conservation efforts of the region, Day 4 is a must-do activity for anyone seeking a truly immersive and enriching safari experience.

Day 5: Volcanoes National Park to Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

Day 5 of the 16 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour itinerary promises a day filled with natural wonders and breathtaking landscapes. The day starts with a visit to the twin lakes of Buhonda and Burera, offering a chance to marvel at the serene beauty of these stunning lakes. As you explore the area, you will be treated to an amazing view of the surrounding hills and valleys.

Afterwards, the journey continues to Lake Bunyonyi the second deepest lake in Africa, located in the heart of Uganda. Along the way, you'll get to enjoy the stunning views of the rolling hills and lush tea plantations. These are a true feast for the eyes and will leave you in awe of the beauty of Uganda's landscapes.

Upon arrival at Lake Bunyonyi, you'll check into your lodge and have the rest of the day at leisure. This offers a perfect opportunity to relax and soak up the beauty of this stunning lake. Whether you choose to unwind by taking a boat ride, going fishing or simply taking in the magnificent views, Lake Bunyonyi offers a unique experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi Canoeing and Island Hopping

On Day 6 of your 16-day Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour, you will embark on a fascinating journey of Lake Bunyonyi canoeing and island hopping. Lake Bunyonyi, located in southwestern Uganda, is a stunning body of water surrounded by verdant hills and dotted with 29 small islands.

The canoe ride offers a unique opportunity to explore the lake and visit the different islands, each with its own fascinating story and cultural significance. You will have a chance to meet the locals, learn about their traditions, and immerse yourself in the local culture.

During the canoe ride, you will witness the breathtaking beauty of the lake, with its crystal-clear waters and abundant birdlife. You may spot the rare African Finfoot, which is endemic to the region and often found along the lake's shoreline.

After exploring the islands, you will stop at one of them for a picnic lunch. This will give you a chance to relax and soak up the stunning surroundings before returning to the lodge in the afternoon.

In summary, Day 6 of your Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour will be a unique and unforgettable experience, where you will discover the beauty of Lake Bunyonyi and the cultural significance of its islands through an adventurous canoe ride and island-hopping excursion.

Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7 of the 16-day Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour itinerary presents an exciting opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Uganda as you make your way from Lake Bunyonyi to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This journey promises to be a scenic and thrilling adventure as you soak in the stunning views along the way.

Upon arrival at Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will check into your lodge and prepare for an unforgettable experience - a night game drive. As the sun sets and darkness falls, the park comes to life with a variety of nocturnal animals that are rarely seen during the day. You'll have the chance to spot predators such as lions, leopards, and hyenas as they hunt for prey under the cover of darkness.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a true gem of Uganda, offers a wide range of activities and attractions for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike hence nicknamed the “Meadow of Wonders” This unique experience will give you a whole new perspective on the wildlife of Uganda and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. So, get ready for an evening filled with adventure and excitement as you embark on a night game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 8: Game Drive and Boat Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 8 of the 16 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour itinerary offers an exciting opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to embark on a game drive and a boat safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park is home to over 95 mammal species, including lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and several antelope species. As you venture through the park, you will witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, going about their daily activities.

The game drive takes place in the early morning when the animals are most active, giving you a chance to see some of the park's most iconic animals such as elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, and hyenas, among others. The vast expanse of the park, coupled with its diverse landscapes, makes it an ideal location for spotting these majestic creatures in their natural habitats.

In the afternoon, you'll get to experience the park from a different perspective as you take a boat safari on the Kazinga Channel. This waterway is home to a thriving population of hippos and crocodiles, and you'll have an opportunity to observe them up close as they go about their daily activities. You'll also get to see a variety of bird species, including kingfishers, herons, and pelicans, among others, making it a birder's paradise.

Overall, Day 8 of the itinerary promises to be an unforgettable experience, with the chance to see some of the most remarkable wildlife in Africa from both land and water perspectives.

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 9 of the 16-day Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour takes you on an exciting journey from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale Forest National Park. As you embark on your journey, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the Ugandan countryside, passing through scenic landscapes and local villages.

Upon arrival at Kibale Forest National Park, you will check into your lodge and have the rest of the day to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. The park is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including over 13 different primate species, making it a haven for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

While at the park, you can engage in a variety of exciting activities such as chimpanzee trekking, nature walks, and bird watching. Chimpanzee trekking is one of the park's main attractions, where you will have the opportunity to observe these fascinating primates in their natural habitat. You will be guided by an experienced ranger who will provide you with insights into the behavior and habits of these incredible animals.

For nature lovers, a walk through the lush forest provides an opportunity to explore the park's diverse flora and fauna. You will encounter a variety of bird species, butterflies, and plants, making for an unforgettable experience.

Overall, Day 9 of the Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour offers an exciting blend of adventure, nature, and relaxation, as you explore one of Uganda's most spectacular natural wonders.

Day 10: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

Day 10 of the 16 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour itinerary offers a unique opportunity to track chimpanzees in their natural habitat in Kibale Forest National Park. As one of the most biodiverse areas in Africa, Kibale Forest is home to over 1,400 chimpanzees and other primate species hence dubbed the” Primate of the World”. In addition to chimpanzees, Kibale Forest National Park is home to other primates such as the L'Hoest's monkey, blue monkey, red-tailed monkey, and the black and white colobus monkey. The park is also a birdwatcher's paradise, with over 375 bird species recorded within its boundaries.

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park provides a thrilling experience as visitors can observe these intelligent creatures up close as they move through the dense forest, interact with one another, and forage for food. With the guidance of experienced trackers, visitors can learn about the social behavior of chimpanzees and the importance of conserving their habitat.

As you trek through the lush forest, you will also have the chance to spot other primates, such as red-tailed and blue monkeys, as well as a variety of bird species. The forest is home to over 300 bird species, including the African grey parrot and the black bee-eater, making it a bird watcher's paradise.

In the afternoon, the tour continues to the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary for a guided nature walk. The sanctuary is a haven for bird lovers, with over 138 bird species recorded, including the great blue turaco and the African grey parrot. The wetlands also offer a unique opportunity to spot a wide range of wildlife, such as primates, butterflies, and reptiles.

Overall, Day 10 of the 16Days Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour itinerary promises an unforgettable experience of tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat and exploring the rich biodiversity of the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary.

Day 11: Kibale Forest National Park to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 11 of the 16 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour itinerary takes you on a scenic drive from Kibale Forest National Park to Murchison Falls National Park. This journey will give you an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Uganda and witness the changing scenery as you leave the lush rainforests of Kibale and enter the savannah plains of Murchison Falls.

Upon arrival at Murchison Falls National Park, you will check into your lodge and have the rest of the day at leisure. Murchison Falls National Park is one of the most beautiful and diverse parks in Uganda, known for its impressive waterfalls, abundant wildlife, and stunning views of the Nile River.

During your stay at Murchison Falls National Park, you will have the opportunity to go on game drives and spot a wide variety of wildlife including elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, hyenas, buffalos, and many more. You can also take a boat safari to the bottom of the falls where you will witness the power of the Nile River as it squeezes through a narrow gorge and drops 43 meters down to create the stunning Murchison Falls.

In addition to wildlife viewing, Murchison Falls National Park also offers a range of other activities including nature walks, birdwatching, and community visits to learn about the local culture and way of life. With its diverse range of activities and breathtaking natural beauty, Murchison Falls National Park is sure to be a highlight of your Uganda safari adventure.

Day 12: Game Drive and Boat Safari in Murchison Falls National Park

Day 12 of the 16 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour is an adventure-packed day that combines a thrilling game drive and a serene boat safari in Murchison Falls National Park.

The day starts early in the morning with an exciting game drive, offering an opportunity to see some of the park's most iconic wildlife. The park is home to the famous Big Five animals, including elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, and rhinos, as well as other species like hyenas, giraffes, zebras, and antelopes. As you venture through the park's diverse habitats, ranging from savannah grasslands to dense forests, you'll have a chance to spot some of these incredible animals up close and witness their fascinating behaviors in the wild.

After a thrilling morning drive, the adventure continues in the afternoon with a boat safari on the Nile River to the base of Murchison Falls. As you glide down the river, you'll witness the stunning scenery of the park from a unique perspective and encounter a variety of aquatic species, including crocodiles, hippos, and water birds. The highlight of the boat safari is the base of the falls, where you'll witness the powerful force of the Nile River as it crashes through a narrow gorge and plunges down a 45-meter drop, creating a magnificent spectacle of mist and sound.

Overall, the Day 12 Game Drive and Boat Safari in Murchison Falls National Park is a fantastic way to experience the natural wonders and wildlife of Uganda, offering a perfect balance of excitement and tranquility that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Day 13: Murchison Falls National Park to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

On the thirteenth day of your Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour, you will embark on a thrilling journey from Murchison Falls National Park to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This is a unique opportunity to witness the majestic rhinos in their natural habitat, as the sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where these endangered animals roam free.

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will set off on a scenic drive through the picturesque landscapes of Uganda, where you will have a chance to soak in the breathtaking views of the countryside. As you arrive at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, you will check into your lodge and prepare for an unforgettable experience.

The sanctuary covers an area of 70 square kilometers and is home to around 22 southern white rhinos. You will have a chance to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures, as you embark on a guided walking safari through the park.

Led by experienced rangers, you will explore the vast terrain of the sanctuary and learn about the history and conservation efforts behind this magnificent project. Along the way, you will encounter various species of wildlife, including antelopes, bushbucks, and monkeys.

After a day filled with adventure, you will retreat to your lodge, where you can relax and unwind amidst the tranquil surroundings of the sanctuary. This is a perfect opportunity to reflect on your journey and connect with nature, before embarking on the next leg of your Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour.

Day 14: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to Jinja

Day 14 of the 16-day Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour itinerary takes you on an exciting journey from the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to the city of Jinja. The day starts with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a scenic drive to Jinja, located on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Upon arrival, you will board a boat for an unforgettable cruise to the Source of the Nile, one of the world's most famous and mystical waterways. As you navigate along the river, you will witness the stunning beauty of the Ugandan countryside, while learning about the historical and cultural significance of the Nile.

After the boat cruise, you will visit the Jinja railway museum, which is a fascinating tribute to Uganda's colonial railway history. The museum offers a rare glimpse into the past, showcasing various steam locomotives, wagons, and artifacts from a bygone era.

After a day of adventure, you will check in at your hotel in Jinja, where you can relax and prepare for the adrenaline-fueled activities that await you tomorrow. This includes white water rafting, bungee jumping, or zip-lining along the Nile, making for an unforgettable experience in Uganda.

Day 15: Jinja Experience

On Day 15 of your 16Days Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour, you are in for an unforgettable Jinja experience! After an early morning breakfast, get ready for some heart-racing adventure as you hop onto a quad bike and explore the rugged terrain of Uganda's countryside.

Next up, get your adrenaline pumping as you take on the mighty Nile River for a thrilling white water rafting adventure. Paddle through rapids, navigate twists and turns, and experience the rush of the Nile's powerful currents.

For the bravest of the brave, you can also opt for bungee jumping (depending on time) and take the ultimate leap of faith off a towering platform, freefalling towards the water below.

As if that wasn't enough, Jinja also offers a rich cultural experience, with opportunities to visit local communities, explore the town's historic landmarks, and learn about the region's fascinating history and traditions.

Overall, Day 15 promises to be an action-packed, adrenaline-fueled, and culturally enriching experience that you won't soon forget on your Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour.

Day 16: Transfer to Kampala and Departure

Day 16 of the 16-day Rwanda Uganda Safari Tour marks the end of an epic adventure through two of Africa's most captivating countries. After a fulfilling early morning tour, guests will bid farewell to the scenic beauty and warm hospitality of Rwanda and embark on a road trip to the bustling city of Kampala.

Once in Kampala, guests will enjoy a brief city tour, taking in the sights and sounds of Uganda's capital city. From the vibrant markets to the towering skyscrapers, this tour provides a fascinating insight into the heartbeat of Uganda.

As the day draws to a close, guests will be transferred to the Entebbe International Airport, where they will board their flight back home, carrying with them unforgettable memories of the amazing experiences they've had during their 16-day adventure. From the awe-inspiring gorilla trekking in the dense jungles of Rwanda to the stunning landscapes of Uganda, this safari tour has truly been an experience of a lifetime.

 

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