Rwanda Uganda 14 Day Tour

“Embark on a Wild Adventure: 14 Days of Gorillas, Chimps, Lakes, and Lions in Rwanda and Uganda!”

Welcome to an exciting 14-day adventure in Rwanda and Uganda, where you’ll experience a mix of wildlife, culture, and adventure. Start your journey with a city tour of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, before heading to Volcanoes National Park for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience. While there, visit the Diana Fossey tomb and the Kariosoke Research Centre.

Continue your journey with a golden monkey tracking adventure and a visit to the beautiful twin lakes of Buhonda and Burera. Next, explore Lake Bunyonyi and its stunning scenery before embarking on another gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where you’ll also have a chance to experience the Batwa culture.

The journey continues with a game drive in Ishasha, where you’ll view tree-climbing lions, followed by a game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Trek through the Kyambura Gorge for an incredible chimpanzee encounter, continue to Kibale Forest National Park for a chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi Swamp Walk.

Enjoy a stunning view of the top of Murchison Falls before going on a game drive and boat cruise in Murchison Falls National Park. End your trip with an unforgettable experience of rhino trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and a city tour of Kampala, Uganda’s capital. Get ready for an epic adventure filled with memories that will last a lifetime!

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Day 1: Arrival in Kigali, Rwanda

Welcome to the beginning of your adventure! The 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour Itinerary promises to be an exciting and unforgettable journey, starting with your arrival in Kigali, Rwanda.

Upon your arrival at the Kigali International Airport, you will be greeted by one of our friendly representatives who will be your guide and companion throughout your trip. You will then be transferred to your hotel where you can relax and unwind after your long journey.

The first day of your tour has been designed to allow you time to rest and acclimate to the local environment. You can take advantage of the free time to explore the hotel's amenities or take a walk around the city.

Kigali is known for its clean streets and welcoming atmosphere, so you will have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture. You can visit local markets, museums, and cafes to get a taste of the local cuisine, or take a stroll through the city's beautiful gardens.

As you relax and recharge, you can also begin to anticipate the exciting activities and adventures that await you on the rest of your journey. From gorilla trekking to game drives, there is plenty to look forward to as you explore the beauty and wonder of Rwanda and Uganda.

Overall, the first day of your tour is an essential step in the journey. It allows you to recover from your travel, soak up the local culture, and get ready for the adventures to come. So take some time to relax, rejuvenate, and get ready for an incredible experience!

Day 2: Kigali City Tour and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises an intriguing adventure that will take you to the heart of Kigali, the vibrant capital city of Rwanda. After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast, you will embark on a Kigali city tour that will expose you to some of the most iconic attractions and landmarks that make the city unique.

The first stop on your city tour will be the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a site that serves as a somber reminder of the horrific genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994. The memorial, which was opened in 2004, is dedicated to the memory of the more than one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus who lost their lives during the genocide. Here, you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the genocide, pay your respects to the victims, and reflect on the significance of the tragedy.

From the Kigali Genocide Memorial, your tour will take you to some of the city's vibrant local markets, where you can indulge in some shopping and interact with the friendly locals. These markets offer a fascinating insight into the everyday life of Rwandans and the local culture, and you'll have the chance to sample some of the delicious local delicacies.

In the afternoon, you will depart for the Volcanoes National Park, a stunning wilderness area located in the northern part of Rwanda. The park is home to the famous mountain gorillas, one of the most endangered primates in the world, as well as a range of other wildlife and bird species. The journey to the park will take you through beautiful rolling hills and lush countryside, and you'll have the opportunity to soak in the breathtaking scenery of Rwanda's landscape.

On arrival at the Volcanoes National Park, you will check into your accommodation, where you will spend the night. The park offers a range of lodging options, from rustic campsites to luxurious lodges, all designed to provide you with an authentic African safari experience. You can look forward to a relaxing evening, listening to the sounds of the wild, and anticipating the adventures that await you in the park in the days ahead.

Overall, Day 2 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises to be an exciting and enlightening experience that will immerse you in the history, culture, and natural beauty of Rwanda.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 3 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary is a thrilling and memorable experience as you embark on an unforgettable gorilla trekking adventure in Volcanoes National Park. This day is the highlight of the tour, as you get the opportunity to come face to face with these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

The day begins early with a morning trek to track one of the gorilla families in the park. The trek can be challenging at times, but the reward of seeing these majestic creatures up close is well worth the effort. You will be guided by experienced rangers who will share their knowledge about the gorillas and the park's ecology. As you track the gorillas through the dense jungle, you will have the chance to observe the family's behavior and take photographs of them in their natural habitat.

Once you find the gorilla family, you will spend one hour with them, observing their behavior and taking photographs. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the gentle nature of these powerful creatures as they go about their daily routines. You will be amazed at their human-like qualities, from their facial expressions to the way they interact with each other.

After the gorilla trek, you will visit the Diana Fossey tombs and Kariosoke Research Centre. Diana Fossey was a renowned American primatologist who dedicated her life to the study and conservation of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Mountains. The visit to her tomb and the research center is a tribute to her life's work and a chance to learn more about these amazing creatures.

In the evening, you will have some time to relax and reflect on the day's events. You can enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Volcanoes National Park or choose to participate in other activities available in the area. This is an ideal time to bond with fellow travelers and exchange stories and experiences.

In conclusion, Day 3 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary is an exciting and unforgettable experience that will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the wonders of nature. The gorilla trekking adventure in Volcanoes National Park, coupled with the visit to the Diana Fossey tombs and Kariosoke Research Centre, is an opportunity not to be missed.

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 4 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises an exciting adventure that is sure to leave travelers with unforgettable memories. The day's activities include golden monkey tracking, a visit to the Twin Lakes of Buhonda and Burera, and a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda.

Starting off the day after breakfast, travelers will embark on a golden monkey tracking experience in the lush Volcanoes National Park. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including the rare golden monkey, which is only found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The golden monkey is a unique primate that is known for its striking golden fur and playful nature. Travelers will have the opportunity to observe these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat, as they jump from tree to tree and interact with each other.

After the trek, travelers will visit the Twin Lakes of Buhonda and Burera. These two lakes are situated in the northern part of Rwanda and are separated by a narrow strip of land. The lakes are known for their stunning beauty and tranquility, and visitors can enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and forests. The lakes are also home to a variety of bird species, making it a great spot for bird watching.

In the afternoon, travelers will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda. The journey to the lake is itself an adventure, as travelers will pass through the stunning countryside of Uganda, with its rolling hills and green valleys. Lake Bunyonyi is one of the most beautiful lakes in Uganda, with its clear blue waters and lush green hills. The lake is also home to a variety of bird species, making it a great spot for bird watching.

At Lake Bunyonyi, travelers will spend the night, enjoying the serene atmosphere and beautiful scenery. The lake is also a great spot for water activities such as swimming, kayaking, and fishing. The day's activities promise to be an unforgettable adventure, giving travelers a chance to explore the natural beauty of Rwanda and Uganda while experiencing the unique wildlife and culture of the region.

Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi Tour and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 5 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary offers a unique opportunity to explore the breathtaking Lake Bunyonyi, a natural wonder located in southwestern Uganda. The day begins with a morning of exploration, where you will get to participate in various activities such as canoeing and bird watching.

Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi is a must-do activity as you will have the chance to paddle through the peaceful waters of the lake while enjoying the picturesque landscape of the surrounding hills. The lake is home to 29 islands, each with its own unique history and culture, which you can explore while on the canoe.

For bird watchers, Lake Bunyonyi is an absolute paradise, with over 200 bird species to spot. The lake is a habitat for several rare bird species such as the African Harrier-Hawk, the White-tailed Blue Flycatcher, and the Double-toothed Barbet. You will be amazed by the colorful plumage and melodies of these unique birds.

In the afternoon, you will depart Lake Bunyonyi and transfer to the world-renowned Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where you will spend the night. This park is home to over half of the world's remaining population of endangered mountain gorillas, making it one of the most significant conservation areas in the world.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a dense forest with steep ridges and valleys, making it a challenging terrain to navigate, but with experienced guides, you will enjoy a fascinating trek through the park's stunning scenery. The trekking experience will take you through the thick forest vegetation, up steep hills, and down valleys to encounter gorillas in their natural habitat.

Overall, Day 5 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary offers a unique and memorable experience, with the opportunity to explore the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi, participate in exciting activities, and transfer to the iconic Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This day is perfect for adventure seekers, nature enthusiasts, and those interested in learning about the conservation efforts in the region.

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 6 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary offers an exciting and unique opportunity to experience one of the most unforgettable encounters with the world's largest primates - the mountain gorillas. You will embark on a gorilla trekking adventure in the stunning Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to approximately half of the world's remaining mountain gorillas.

The day will start with a hearty breakfast to fuel you up for the gorilla trek. You will then head out into the forest with a team of experienced guides and trackers, who will lead you through the dense jungle in search of one of the habituated gorilla families. The trek can be challenging and may take several hours, but the journey is part of the adventure and provides an opportunity to take in the stunning scenery of the park.

Once the gorillas have been located, you will spend an hour in their presence, observing and photographing these majestic creatures as they go about their daily lives. You will be struck by their sheer size and strength, yet also moved by their gentle nature and close family bonds. The encounter will be a truly awe-inspiring experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

After the trek, you will visit the Batwa community for a cultural tour. The Batwa are a forest-dwelling tribe who were displaced from their ancestral lands when the national park was created. The tour provides a fascinating insight into their unique way of life, including their traditional hunting and gathering techniques, dances, and songs. You will have the opportunity to interact with the community members, learn about their customs and beliefs, and gain a deeper understanding of the complex relationship between people and nature in this remarkable part of the world.

Overall, Day 6 of the Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises to be an unforgettable day of adventure, wildlife, and cultural immersion. The combination of gorilla trekking and a visit to the Batwa community offers a rare opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation of the natural and cultural wonders of Uganda.

Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7 of the 14-day Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary is an exciting day as it involves a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The day starts with a delicious breakfast before embarking on a journey that will take you through the beautiful landscapes of Uganda. The journey promises to be both scenic and adventurous, offering plenty of opportunities to explore the flora and fauna of the region.

One of the highlights of this transfer is the game drive through the Ishasha sector, which is famous for its tree-climbing lions. This unique behavior of lions is not common, and it's a sight to behold as you watch these majestic animals climb trees in search of prey or to escape the heat of the savannah.

The Ishasha sector is also known for its large herds of buffalo and elephants, as well as other wildlife such as hyenas, leopards, and various antelope species. The game drive offers an excellent chance to spot some of these animals in their natural habitat, and with the help of an experienced guide, you will learn more about their behavior and way of life.

As you continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will be amazed by the stunning scenery, with rolling hills and valleys giving way to the vast plains of the park. Upon arrival, you will check into your accommodation, where you will spend the night.

Overall, Day 7 of the 14-day Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises to be an exciting and memorable experience, offering plenty of opportunities to explore the wildlife and natural beauty of Uganda. With a game drive through the Ishasha sector, you will have a chance to see the famous tree-climbing lions, as well as other wildlife species, making this transfer an unforgettable adventure.

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

Day 8 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary offers an unforgettable experience for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. The day's activities are centered on exploring the diverse and breathtaking Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

The day starts with an early morning game drive through the park, which offers an excellent opportunity to view the park's diverse wildlife up close. The park is home to more than 95 species of mammals, including the famous tree-climbing lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and a variety of antelope species. The park's grasslands, forests, and wetlands provide an ideal habitat for these animals, making it a prime location for game drives.

During the game drive, you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who will provide interesting facts and insights about the park's wildlife and ecosystems. The guide's knowledge and expertise will ensure that you have an unforgettable wildlife viewing experience as you navigate through the park's vast savannas and bushlands.

After the morning game drive, you will have a break for lunch before embarking on a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon. The Kazinga Channel is a natural waterway that connects Lake Edward and Lake George, and it is a hub of wildlife activity. During the boat cruise, you will be able to spot hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and various bird species that call the channel home.

The boat cruise is a relaxing and serene way to end the day, as you get to enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscapes while appreciating the natural beauty of the park's waterways. The Kazinga Channel is known for its spectacular sunsets, and you will have the chance to experience this magical moment as you cruise along the waterway.

Overall, Day 8 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises to be an exciting and adventurous day, as you get to experience the best of Queen Elizabeth National Park through a game drive and a boat cruise. It is a day that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 9: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 9 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises to be a thrilling adventure as you embark on a chimpanzee trekking experience in Kyambura Gorge, Uganda. The Kyambura Gorge, also known as the Valley of Apes, is a deep forested canyon located in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in southwestern Uganda. The gorge is home to a variety of primates, including the endangered chimpanzees.

Chimpanzee trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers an opportunity to observe these intelligent creatures in their natural habitat. The trek can take anywhere from 2-4 hours and is led by experienced guides who will lead you through the dense forest, pointing out various species of flora and fauna along the way. The excitement of the trek builds as you approach the chimpanzee family and witness their daily routine - swinging from tree to tree, grooming, and feeding.

After the chimpanzee trekking experience, you will transfer to Kibale Forest National Park, a tropical rainforest located in western Uganda, and home to the highest density of primates in Africa. The park is renowned for its chimpanzee population, as well as other primates such as the red colobus monkey, the L'Hoest's monkey, and the black-and-white colobus monkey.

Kibale Forest National Park offers a wide range of activities, including chimpanzee tracking, bird watching, nature walks, and cultural encounters with the local communities. The park's diverse ecosystem also supports a variety of wildlife, such as forest elephants, buffaloes, and antelopes.

Overall, Day 9 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary is packed with excitement and adventure. From the chimpanzee trekking experience in Kyambura Gorge to the transfer to Kibale Forest National Park, this day promises to be a memorable one for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Day 10: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi Swamp Walk in Kibale Forest National Park

Day 10 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises to be an exhilarating day of adventure and exploration. Starting in the morning, you will set out on a trek through the lush Kibale Forest National Park, home to one of the largest concentrations of primates in Africa, to track chimpanzees in their natural habitat.

As you make your way through the dense forest, your experienced guide will point out various flora and fauna, including the different types of primates that inhabit the park, such as red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, and vervet monkeys. The highlight of the trek, of course, will be spotting the chimpanzees swinging from tree to tree or grooming one another in their natural habitat.

The trek is an incredible opportunity to witness the fascinating behaviors of these intelligent primates up close, and to learn about the conservation efforts that are being made to protect their habitat.

In the afternoon, you will take part in a nature walk through the Bigodi Swamp. This walk will take you through a network of wetlands and forests that are home to a diverse array of birdlife and primates, including chimpanzees, as well as several endemic species that are unique to the area.

As you walk through the swamp, you will have the opportunity to observe a variety of bird species, including the great blue turaco, the black and white casqued hornbill, and the yellow-spotted nicator, among others. You will also have the chance to spot other wildlife such as bushbucks, mongooses, and sitatungas, all of which are endemic to the area.

The Bigodi Swamp walk is an excellent way to experience the natural beauty of the Kibale Forest National Park and to learn about the vital role that these wetlands play in supporting the local ecosystem.

Overall, Day 10 of the tour itinerary promises to be a memorable day of adventure and discovery, offering an immersive experience of the rich biodiversity and cultural heritage of Uganda.

Day 11: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 11 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises to be an exciting and adventurous day for travelers. After enjoying a delicious breakfast, tourists will embark on a thrilling journey to Murchison Falls National Park.

Located in northwestern Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is one of the country's most iconic conservation areas. The park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, lions, and several primate species.

The journey to Murchison Falls National Park will be filled with beautiful scenery and breathtaking views. En route, tourists will make a stopover at the top of the falls, which is one of the most magnificent natural wonders in Uganda. Here, travelers can take in the spectacular sight of the Nile River squeezing through a narrow gap in the rocks and plummeting down to create a thunderous roar and mist.

The top of the falls offers a perfect photo opportunity for visitors, and it is a great place to stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh air. The area around the falls is also home to several bird species, making it an ideal spot for bird watching enthusiasts.

After taking in the beauty of the top of the falls, travelers will continue their journey to Murchison Falls National Park, where they will spend the night. Upon arrival, tourists can relax and unwind in the park's serene and tranquil surroundings, or participate in one of the many exciting activities available, such as game drives, boat cruises, and nature walks.

Overall, day 11 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises to be an unforgettable experience for travelers, as they get to explore the beauty of Uganda's natural wonders and wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park.

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

Day 12 of the 14 Days Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises an exciting adventure through Murchison Falls National Park. You will get the opportunity to experience two distinct and thrilling activities that will immerse you in the natural beauty of the park.

The day begins with a game drive in the morning, where you will embark on a safari-style tour through the park's diverse habitats. As you journey through the wilderness, keep your eyes peeled for a wide range of animals, including elephants, lions, giraffes, buffaloes, and numerous antelope species, among others. Your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating insights about the park's ecology, wildlife behavior, and conservation efforts, making the experience both educational and awe-inspiring.

After the game drive, you will have some time to rest and relax before the afternoon's activity. In the afternoon, you will embark on a boat cruise on the Nile, one of Africa's most iconic waterways. As you drift down the river, you will have the chance to spot a plethora of animals, such as crocodiles, hippos, and a variety of bird species. The highlight of the boat cruise, however, is undoubtedly the breathtaking view of Murchison Falls, a powerful waterfall that cascades through a narrow gorge, creating a magnificent display of mist and spray.

Overall, Day 12 of the Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you with a deep appreciation of the natural wonders of Murchison Falls National Park. Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking an adventure, this day's activities will satisfy your thirst for discovery and exploration.

Day 13: Rhino Trekking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Transfer to Kampala

Day 13 of the 14-day Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises to be a thrilling adventure with a visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a rhino trekking experience. The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home to the only wild rhinos in Uganda, and is a critical conservation effort aimed at protecting these magnificent creatures from extinction.

The rhino trekking experience will take you through the sanctuary's savanna grasslands as you search for these gentle giants. You will be accompanied by experienced rangers who will guide you through the sanctuary while sharing fascinating insights about the rhinos' behavior and habitat. You'll be amazed at how these creatures can weigh up to 2,000 kg and can run up to 50 km/h despite their massive size!

As you explore the sanctuary, you'll get an up-close encounter with these impressive animals, observe their daily routines, and learn about their importance in Uganda's eco-system. The rhino trekking experience is a unique and unforgettable adventure that you wouldn't want to miss during your 14-day Rwanda Uganda tour.

After the rhino trekking experience, you'll transfer to Kampala, the bustling capital city of Uganda, where you will spend the night. Kampala is a melting pot of cultures and is known for its vibrant nightlife, colorful markets, and bustling streets. You can explore the city's many attractions, including the Kasubi Tombs, the Uganda Museum, and the bustling markets, to get a taste of Uganda's rich cultural heritage.

Overall, Day 13 of the Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary promises to be an exciting and memorable experience, filled with adventure, education, and cultural immersion.

Day 14: Kampala City Tour and Departure

Day 14 of the Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary marks the end of an unforgettable two-week adventure through some of the most stunning natural landscapes and vibrant cultural experiences that East Africa has to offer. The day begins with an early morning breakfast, fueling up for the final leg of the journey.

Next up is the Kampala city tour, an opportunity to explore the bustling capital of Uganda and soak up its vibrant energy. This city is home to an array of cultural attractions, including the Uganda Museum, where you can learn about the history and heritage of this fascinating country. Other must-see sites include the Kasubi Tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the burial ground for the kings of the Baganda people, and the Namirembe Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial-era architecture.

After the city tour, it's time to bid farewell to Uganda and transfer to the Entebbe International Airport, where you'll board your flight back home. As you depart, take a moment to reflect on the amazing experiences of the past two weeks, from trekking with gorillas in the rainforest to spotting lions on a game drive, from exploring local markets to immersing yourself in the culture of the region's many ethnic groups.

Overall, this 14-day Rwanda Uganda tour itinerary has been an incredible journey, offering a glimpse into the natural beauty, rich history, and diverse cultures that make this part of the world so unique. Whether it's your first time in Africa or you're a seasoned traveler, this tour is sure to leave a lasting impression and create memories that will stay with you forever.

 

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