15 Days Uganda and Rwanda tour

15 Days Uganda and Rwanda tour

15 Days Uganda and Rwanda tour  is a trip to different countries across borders of Uganda and Rwanda while exploring the cities and enjoying amazing views and also visiting destinations offering various activities such as visiting national parks such as Murchison falls national park, Lake Mburo national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Nyungwe national park, Lake Bunyonyi, Zziwa rhino sanctuary with activities like city tour, game drives, top of the falls hike, boat cruises, lion tracking experiences, gorilla trekking, community visits, golden monkey trekking, chimpanzee trekking as well as a canopy walk and enjoying different wildlife viewing activities at the destinations as seen in the itinerary below;

Safari highlights of the 15 Days Uganda and Rwanda tour

  • Day 1; pick up and Kampala city tour
  • Day 2; drive to Murchison falls national park
  • Day 3; morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
  • Day 4; drive to Lake Mburo national park and evening game drive
  • Day 5; transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 6; morning game drive and boat cruise
  • Day 7; lion tracking experience and drive to Bwindi national park
  • Day 8; gorilla trekking in Buhoma sector
  • Day 9; transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 10; drive to Ruhengeri and community visit
  • Day 11; golden monkey trekking and drive to Lake Kivu
  • Day 12; transfer to Nyungwe national park
  • Day 13; chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk
  • Day 14; transfer to Kigali and city tour
  • Day 15; departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1; pick up and Kampala city tour

  • pick up and Kampala city tour: You will start your trip with pick up from the airport by your guide who will welcome you and also brief you about your trip. After the briefing, you will proceed to Kampala where you will engage in a city tour to experience the beauty of the city and its culture.
  • You will visit different places around Kampala such as the Gadhafi mosque, Bahai temple, Kings Palace in Mengo and also get a taste of Ugandan cuisine at a restaurant in the city in the company of your guide. You will be driven to your lodge after the city tour and dinner and overnight will be at Sheraton hotel. 

Day 2; drive to Murchison falls national park

  • drive to Murchison falls national park: After having your breakfast at your hotel in Kampala, you will check out of the hotel and continue your drive out of the city to Murchison falls national park which is known for its thunderous waterfalls which are a major attraction in the national park. The national park is also known for being home to 4 of the big 5 such as elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards. 
  • You will have a stopover at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary where you will enjoy seeing the rhinos. You will also enjoy lunch during your stopover before proceeding to Murchison falls national park. You will continue to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Bakers lodge.

Day 3; morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

  • morning game drive: You will have breakfast at your lodge as you prepare to engage in a morning game drive in Murchison falls national park. During your game drive, you will see various wildlife species such as elephants, Rothschild giraffes, buffalos, lions, hartebeest, Uganda kobs and waterbucks. You will return to your lodge for lunch after your morning game drive.
  • afternoon boat cruise: You will have an afternoon boat cruise along the Victoria Nile during which you will enjoy views of the Murchison falls as well as different wildlife and bird species like king fishers, cormorants, pelicans and hippos and Nile crocodiles in the water. You will also enjoy hiking to the top of the falls where you will enjoy views of the rest of the national park. Your guide will meet you and drive you to your lodge as you prepare to have dinner and overnight at Bakers lodge.

Day 4; Drive to Lake Mburo national park and Evening game drive

  • Drive to Lake Mburo: You will have breakfast early in the morning on day 4 of your safari as you prepare to drive to Kampala where you will continue your journey to your next destination which is Lake Mburo national park. You will have a stopover at the equator to enjoy taking photos and also visiting the craft shops.
  • Evening game drive: You will proceed to Lake Mburo national park where you will have an evening game drive to enjoy seeing wildlife species such as zebras, antelopes, warthogs, buffalos among others and your guide will later drive you to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge.  

Day 5; Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth: Breakfast will be served at your lodge in Lake Mburo national park before you check out and continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth national park which is located in the south western part of Uganda and is known for tree-climbing lions which can be seen in ishasha sector.
  •  Visit the crater lakes: You will check-in at your lodge and the later proceed to visit the crater lakes in Queen Elizabeth national park as you enjoy the beautiful views around the national park and take photos. Your guide will drive you back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Kyambura gorge lodge.

Day 6; morning game drive and Boat cruise

  • morning game drive: You will have breakfast at your lodge on the 6th day of your safari ahead of your morning game drive in the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth national park around the Kisenyi area where you will enjoy seeing wildlife species moving and grazing around the national park such as giraffes, antelopes, buffalos, elephants, oribi, and waterbucks among others.
  • Boat cruise: In the afternoon, you will have an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will see various wildlife species in distant plains such as elephants, buffalos, and hippos as well as various bird species along the lake shores. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Kyambura gorge lodge.

Day 7: Lion tracking experience and drive to Bwindi national park

  • Lion tracking experience: You will have breakfast at your lodge as you prepare to engage in a lion experience early in the morning. During your lion experience, you will enjoy seeing the tree climbing lions in the ishasha sector.
  • drive to Bwindi national park: You will proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where you will check-in at your lodge as you prepare to have dinner and overnight at Buhoma lodge.

Day 8; Gorilla trekking in Buhoma sector 

  • Gorilla trekking in Buhoma: You will have an early breakfast at your lodge as you prepare for your gorilla trekking activity in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Your guide will drive you to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about the gorilla trekking activity. You will proceed into the forest in the company of your ranger guide as you look for the gorillas in their natural habitat. You will spend about 2 to 8 hours in the forest as you look for gorillas. You will also enjoy seeing different primates among the trees like black and white colobus monkeys and vervet monkeys as well as various bird species. Your guide will drive you back to your lodge where you will have dinner and overnight at Buhoma lodge.
15 Days Uganda and Rwanda tour
15 Days Uganda and Rwanda tour

Day 9; transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

  • transfer to Lake Bunyonyi: You will have breakfast early at your lodge in Bwindi national park ahead of your transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which is the second deepest lake in Africa and is located in the south western part of Uganda. You will enjoy views of the terraced hills as you proceed to the lake where you will engage in a boat ride. You will also enjoy listening to the stories about one of the many islands which the lake has that is named the punishment island. You will enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure as you wait for your dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi bird nest lodge.

Day 10; drive to Ruhengeri and Community visit

  • Drive to Ruhengeri: Breakfast will be served at your lodge as you prepare to cross over to Rwanda through the Cyanika border. Your guide will drive you to Volcanoes national park and upon arrival in the national park; you will check-in at your lodge and enjoy your lunch.
  • Community visit: After lunch, you will have a community visit to Iby’iwacu village where you will interact with the local community and get to know more about the way of life of the Banyarwanda and their culture. You will enjoy watching the intore dances which you can also join in during the cultural dance performances. Your guide will drive you back to your lodge after the community visit as you prepare to have dinner and overnight stay at 5 volcanoes gorilla lodge. 

Day 11; Golden monkey trekking and Drive to Lake Kivu

  • Golden monkey trekking: You will start your day early in the morning with breakfast served at your lodge and after breakfast, your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for a briefing of the golden monkey trekking activity.
  • Drive to Lake Kivu: You will proceed into the forest in the company of your ranger guide as you look for golden monkeys. You will also enjoy seeing other primates like vervet monkeys and red tailed monkeys. You will also spend about 2 to 5 hours in the forest and you will also enjoy taking photos and observe the behavior of the golden monkeys. You will return to the briefing point where your guide will be waiting to drive you to your next destination which is Lake Kivu. You will enjoy your lunch before continuing to the lake to enjoy the amazing views and also visit the neighboring towns. Dinner and overnight will be at Lake Kivu Serena lodge.

Day 12; Transfer to Nyungwe national park

  • Transfer to Nyungwe national park: After having your breakfast at your hotel, you will continue your journey to Nyungwe forest national park. You will have your lunch on the way to the national park which is known for its canopy walk as well as for being one of the oldest and largest rain forests in Africa. You will proceed to your lodge for check in as you wait to have your dinner and to spend the night at Nyungwe forest hotel.

Day 13: Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy walk

  • Chimpanzee trekking: You will begin the day with breakfast at your lodge ahead of your chimpanzee trekking activity in Nyungwe forest national park. Briefing will be had from the park headquarters after which you will continue into the forest in search of the chimpanzees which you will see playing around in the trees. You will spend about 1 hour with the chimpanzees and then return to the briefing point to meet your guide for a drive to your lodge for lunch.
  • Canopy walk: After lunch, you will engage in a canopy walk in Nyungwe forest along a suspended bridge over the trees. You will enjoy seeing the beautiful scenery and after this experience, you will be driven back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest hotel.
Canopy walk
Canopy walkway

Day 14; transfer to Kigali and city tour

  • transfer to Kigali: You will have breakfast at your lodge and then check out of the lodge as you prepare for your drive back to Kigali city where you will enjoy visiting different places such as the Kimironko market, the genocide memorial centers, Rwanda national museum as well as different craft shops to enjoy seeing the beautiful arts and crafts of the locals. You will have lunch after your city tour in Kigali and dinner and overnight will be at Des Mille Collines hotel.

Day 15; Departure

  • Departure: On the last day of your safari, you will have breakfast as you prepare to drive to the airport where you will be dropped off by your guide which will mark the end of your safari.

End of the 15 Days Uganda and Rwanda tour

Quotation includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • 4×4 safari vehicle and fuel
  • Full-time English speaking guide/driver
  • All accommodation and meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water on safari
  • Gorilla and chimpanzee permits
  • Golden monkey trekking permits
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Top of the falls hike

Quotation excludes

  • Tips
  • Visas
  • Air tickets
  • All items of personal nature like laundry, porterage, phone calls, beer, etc
  • Anything else not included in the itinerary
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