Safari Overview

This great 12 Days Rwanda Uganda Wildness begins and end in Kigali make visitors have the incredible experience of viewing chimpanzees and birds in different habitats, trekking chimps in two parks of Rwanda and Uganda, with each park offering its unique outstanding attractions. You will be moved by our professional touch as we believe this has never happened to you while in Africa

ITINERARY

You will be met and warmly welcomed by our Safari/Driver guide on your arrival at Kanombe Airport. Greet and transfer to Kigali. For those arriving earlier an excursion to Kigali city (optional) can be arranged. This includes a visit to a genocide memorial and a visit to the local general goods market and the craft centre. Overnight at Hotel chez Lando or Mille Collines Hotel (L, D).

Overnight:

After breakfast, depart for Butare the second largest city of Rwanda after Kigali and is regarded as the intellectual city of Rwanda. It hosts the National Museum, several academic (University) and research institutions. On your way to Butare you will visit Nyanza (currently Nyabisindu) the former Mwami's palace (King's palace) and the seat of the feudal monarchy. The palace has been reconstructed to its 19th century state and shows a traditional dome that can be compared with the Kabaka's palace of Buganda. You will visit the National Museum there, which, is one the well set-up if not the finest ethnographic museum of East Africa. It's a good source of information on the cultural history of Rwanda and the region. Overnight and dinner at Nyugwe Lodge or Gisakura Guest House (F/B)

Overnight:

After breakfast, depart for Butare the second largest city of Rwanda after Kigali and is regarded as the intellectual city of Rwanda. It hosts the National Museum, several academic (University) and research institutions. On your way to Butare you will visit Nyanza (currently Nyabisindu) the former Mwami's palace (King's palace) and the seat of the feudal monarchy. The palace has been reconstructed to its 19th century state and shows a traditional dome that can be compared with the Kabaka's palace of Buganda. You will visit the National Museum there, which, is one the well set-up if not the finest ethnographic museum of East Africa. It's a good source of information on the cultural history of Rwanda and the region. Overnight and dinner at Nyugwe Lodge or Gisakura Guest House (F/B)

Overnight:

Take a morning guided nature walk in the forest to see a variety of wildlife and some of the three hundred bird species found here. After your afternoon lunch break visit the hot springs in Rugarama. Return late afternoon for overnight and dinner at Nyungwe Lodge or Gisakura Guest House (F/B)

Overnight:

Return to Kigali and proceed to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours] Overnight and dinner at Hotel La Palme/Virunga Hotel/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (F/B)

Overnight:

After your morning breakfast, drive to ORTPN Park headquarters ready for briefing by a ranger guide(s) about the greatest Gorilla experience ever. Our driver/guide will drive you to the slopes of one of the Virunga volcanoes for your Gorilla trekking. After the trekking, lunch at your hotel or at Ruhengeri. The afternoon is dedicated for relaxation and sightseeing around the lodge/ hotel. Overnight and dinner at Hotel La Palme/Virunga Hotel/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (F/B)

Overnight:

Begin your day with a cup of African tea ready to track the golden monkeys after the trekking, lunch and proceed to Kisoro Uganda side. Dinner and overnight at Travelers Rest Hotel or Kisoro Tourist Hotel (F/B)

Overnight:

Begin your day with an early morning drive to Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda for a guided nature walk in Gahinga and visit the natural, beautiful-looking Lake Mutanda, surrounded by the volcanoes is much rewarding. Lunch in Kisoro. Thereafter to proceed to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening scenic views of the most beautiful lake in the region. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Resort or Bunyonyi Overland Resort (F/B)

Overnight:

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park, game viewing and birding on the way. Lunch on arrival. Afternoon game drive in search for the big Five. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Ihamba Safari Lodge (F/B)

Overnight:

Early morning Chimpanzee tracking inside the jungles of Kyambura gorge. Afternoon boat cruise birding on Kazinga Channel for relaxing on the lake rich in many bird species. Dinner and overnight at/Mweya Safari Lodge or Ihamba Safari Lodge (F/B)

Overnight:

Take a morning drive back to Kigali as you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the winding landscapes and green vegetation. Border crossing from Katuna side. Evening relaxation at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Hotel chez Lando/ Mille Collines Hotel (F/B)

Overnight:

Dedicated for shopping around Kigali town, for those who missed an excursion of Kigali, take a half day city tour visiting the genocide memorial, local large markets and different craft centres. After lunch proceed to the airport for you evening flight back home

Overnight:

Inclusions
  • --Kigali city tour
  • -Equator monument Kasese Side
  • -Park fee
  • - Game drives
  • -Services on an English speaking Driver/guide.
  • -Enroute Lunches
  • -Park fees
  • One chimp permit per person to be secured and
  • -Boat trip in Queen Elizabeth along the Kazinga Channel
  • -One Gorilla Trekking permit in Rwanda
  • -Visa fess to Uganda from Rwanda
  • -Golden Monkey Visit
  • -Guided nature walk
  • -Transportation by a 4wd safari vehicle
  • -Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
Exclusions
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight Ticket Fare
  • Visa Fees
  • Tips while on the safari
  • Others not mentioned in the safari Itinerary
Payment

A deposit of 40% is required when booking this safari. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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12

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Starts at
Kigali

Ends at
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TOUR DETAILS

Availability
All Year Round

Booking Type
Instant Booking

Duration
12 Days

Safari Type
Private Tour

Guided Tour
Yes

Guide Language
English

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