10 days Uganda and Rwanda safari

10 days Uganda and Rwanda Safari

10 days Uganda and Rwanda safari is a trip which will start in Uganda and end in Kigali Rwanda. You will visit various destinations during the 10 days Uganda and Rwanda safari such as Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi national park in Uganda and also Nyungwe forest national park in Rwanda.

During the safari, you will engage in various activities like gorilla trekking, game drive and boat cruise, chimpanzee trekking, a canopy walk, hiking along the Rukuzi trail as well as a city tour in Kigali.

Safari highlights

Day 1; Pick up and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Day 2; Game drive and evening boat cruise

Day 3; Transfer to Bwindi national park

Day 4; Gorilla trekking

Day 5; drive to Entebbe

Day 6; flight to Rwanda

Day 7; transfer to Nyungwe forest national park

Day 8; Chimpanzees and canopy walk

Day 9; hiking on Rukuzi trail

Day 10; City tour and departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; Pick up and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

You will be met by your guide in your location in Kampala or Entebbe and you will be welcomed for your safari. You will also be briefed about the details of your safari in Uganda. After the short briefing, you will be driven to Queen Elizabeth national park with a stopover where the equator crosses Uganda for photography and visit to the local craft shops to see the different local art works.

10 days Uganda and Rwanda safari
Tree Climbing Lions

After spending time at the equator, you will proceed to Mbarara where you will have lunch. And after lunch, you will continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth national park. On arrival at the national park you will check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight at Pumba safari lodge.

Day 2; Game drive and evening boat cruise

On the 2nd day of your trip to Queen Elizabeth national park, you will wake up for an early breakfast at your lodge. After breakfast, you will go for your early morning game drive.

During the morning game drive around Queen Elizabeth national park, you will look out for various wildlife species like elephants, antelopes, warthogs, leopards, lions, buffalos among others.

After the game drive, you will return to your lodge for your lunch as you prepare for your boat ride. You will enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on the Kazinga channel as you watch the sunset and also enjoy seeing wildlife species close to the boat such as hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, as well as elephants along the shore. You will also enjoy seeing different bird species such as cormorants, kingfisher, herons, hammerkops, starlings, martial eagle and many others. After your boat ride you will proceed to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Pumba safari lodge.

Day 3; Transfer to Bwindi national park

You will enjoy an early morning breakfast at your lodge ahead of your drive to Bwindi national park driving through the famous Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park where you may spot the tree climbing lions. You will continue to your lodge in Bwindi national park where you will check in and your dinner and overnight stay will be at Buhoma Haven Lodge.

Day 4; Gorilla trekking

You will wake up for an early breakfast at your lodge and proceed to drive to the Bwindi national park headquarters where your will be briefed about the gorilla trekking activity.

After briefing about the gorilla trek, you will continue into Bwindi impenetrable forest with your ranger guide to look for the gorillas in their natural habitat. During the gorilla trekking you will also see a variety of birds and other primate species such as blue monkeys, colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey checked mangabeys, l’hoest monkeys, vervet monkeys.

10 days Uganda and Rwanda safari
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

You will return to the briefing point where you will meet your guide who will drive you back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Buhoma haven lodge.

Day 5; drive to Entebbe

On the 5th day of your 10 days Uganda and Rwanda safari,  after breakfast and checking out of your lodge, your guide will drive you to Entebbe. You will have a stop for lunch enroute and continue to your hotel in Entebbe where you will check in for dinner and overnight at Best western hotel.

Day 6; flight to Rwanda

You will have breakfast ahead of your flight to Rwanda from Entebbe international airport. On arrival at the airport in Rwanda, you will be met by your guide who will welcome you and drive you to your hotel where you will check in.

You will spend the rest of the day relaxing at your hotel and dinner and overnight stay will be at Des Milles Collines hotel.

Day 7; transfer to Nyungwe forest national park

You will wake up for breakfast and after checking out of the lodge, your guide will drive you to Nyungwe national park. You will have a stop at the King’s palace in Butare on your way to the national park.

After this experience, you will be driven to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel.

Day 8; Chimpanzees and canopy walk

You will enjoy an early breakfast at your lodge ahead of your briefing at Uwinka about the chimpanzee trekking experience. You will continue into the Nyungwe forest in search of the chimpanzees which you will see among the trees. Chimpanzee tracking usually takes about 3 hours. After the chimpanzee trek, you will have your lunch.

After lunch, you will enjoy a canopy walk along a bridge which is about 50 meters suspended from large trees. You will be able to see the amazing rainforest with a bird’s eye view, spotting wildlife moving about below you. After the canopy walk, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel.

10 days Uganda and Rwanda safari
Chimpanzee trekking in nyungwe

Day 9; hiking on Rukuzi trail

After breakfast at your lodge, you will engage in a guided hike along the Rukuzi trail which is one of the best hiking trails of Nyungwe national park. This trail takes about 5 hours of hiking and offer very beautiful views around.

The Rukuzi trail is used by tourists who engage in chimpanzee trekking in the national park. You may encounter chimpanzees during the hike along the Rukuzi trail and also enjoy views of Lake Kivu. After your hiking adventure, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe top hill view hotel.

Day 10; City tour and departure 

You will have an early breakfast at your lodge after which your guide will drive you to Kigali. You will have a city tour in Kigali where you will visit the genocide memorial and also Kimironko market. After the city tour around Kigali, you will be driven to the airport or your preferred location in Kigali which will bring the trip to an end.

Price Includes;

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat cruise fees
  • all accommodation as per itinerary
  • 4X4 safari vehicle with popup roof & Fuel
  • Full time English speaking driver/ guide
  • All meals as indicated including lunches en-route during transfers
  • Bottled mineral water while on safari

Price Excludes;

  • Tips
  • Visa fees and Air tickets
  • Any other item not included in the itinerary
  • All items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, beer, e.t.c
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