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21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari

The 21 days Uganda and Rwanda safari is an exceptional package which help you explore and enjoy all the attractions in Uganda and Rwanda. Enjoy city tours in Uganda and Rwanda, game viewing and boat cruise in Murchison falls/Queen Elizabeth national Park, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park, gorilla trekking in Bwindi/ golden monkey trekking and dian Fossey hike in Volcanoes national park and canopy walk in Nyungwe forest National park. The safari starts in Uganda and ends in Rwanda with Gorilla Trek Africa, the number one safari company.

Trip Summary

Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Jinja Tour
Day 3: Kampala City Tour
Day 4: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP
Day 5: Game Drive and Boat Cruise
Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 7: Chimpanzee Tracking and Nature Walk
Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and a Boat Cruise
Day 9: Game Drives and Nature Walk
Day 10: Full Day Relaxation at the Lodge
Day 11: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 12: Gorilla Tracking and Cultural Walk
Day 13: Full Day Relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi
Day 14: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park - Rwanda
Day 15: Golden Monkey tracking/Hike to Dian Fossey Grave
Day 16: Transfer to Lake Kivu
Day 17:  Fully day beach relaxation and boat cruise around the surrounding islands
Day 18: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP
Day 19: Forest Canopy walk and Colobus Monkey Tracking
Day 20: Transfer to Kigali
Day 21: Additional city tour and Departure

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to the hotel

    On arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative from Africa Adventure Safaris who will transfer you to Kampala for a full day rest and have an evening city walk if necessary.

    Day 2: Jinja Tour

    In the morning at 8:30am, you will be picked up from the hotel by the guide/driver and you set off for Jinja tour, with en route visit to the Sezibwa falls, Mabira forest, tea and Sugar estates. You will reach Jinja early enough for lunch and after, you visit the source of the Nile, and then Bujagali falls. Return to Kampala reaching in the evening.

    Day 3: Kampala City Tour

    In the morning, you will be picked from the hotel by 9:00am for a Kampala city tour, and visit Namugongo shrines, where Christian believers were burnt live for failing to denounce their faith, visit the Baha’i temple, the only temple in Africa of the Baha’i faith, later, visit the National museum  where Uganda cultural regalia are kept. After Lunch, you visit Makerere University, Kasubi Tombs, currently under reconstruction where the Kabakas of Buganda Kingdom were buried, Gadhaffi Mosque, Namirembe Cathedral, Lubaga Cathedral,  Lubili King's palace.

    Day 4: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP

    At 9:00am, you will be picked from your hotel set off to Murchison Falls National park, reaching Ziwa Rhino sanctuary by 12:00am for Optional Rhino Tracking.(You will pay USD30@ in case you choose to track the Rhinos) After habituating the Rhinos for 1 hour, you will continue to Masindi reaching by 1:30pm, and have lunch at Kabalega Resort [Just before Masindi town].  You will then continue to Murchison National park reaching by 3:00pm. You will then visit the top of the falls and later drive to your lodge

    Day 5: Game Drive and Boat Cruise

    In the morning, you will wake up early to go for morning game drives to be able to catch up with early risers like lion, leopard, hyenas, bush bucks, among others before they return to their hiding places. Return to the hotel for late breakfast, relaxation as you wait for lunch. After lunch, you will enjoy a boat cruise to the bottom of the Victoria Nile falls which will reward you with view of game as hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants as well as a variety of bird species.

    Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

    After breakfast, you will embark on a scenic journey to Fort Portal, a beautiful town overlooking the mountains of the moon. Taking the Western scenic route to Kibale National Park, this journey will take you through the Albertine rift found in the Western arm of Great East African rift valley. Reaching Fort Portal early evening, relax and refresh at the Lodge.

    Day 7: Chimpanzee Tracking and Nature Walk

    Have an early morning breakfast and drive to the park headquarters for the chimpanzee briefing by the forest guide. You will locate the chimps by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. You will see more other primates such as the red colobus, black and white colobus and the red-tailed monkey. After lunch, head for a Bigodi swamp walk, where you will see over 138 different bird species including the great blue turaco, plant species, and butterflies will be seen in the forest.

    Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and a Boat Cruise

    After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, with game drive while entering the park. On your arrival, have lunch and proceed for the launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Different animals that come to drink water at the channel and water birds will be viewed along the shores such buffallos, elephants, school of hippos, crocodiles as well as a variety of bird species.

    Day 9: Game Drives and Nature Walk

    After a cup of coffee, go for an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park. You will see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, Kobs and many more. Drive back to the lodge for late breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon, go for a forest nature walk in Maramagambo forest, where you will encounter a variety of bird species, tree species, visit the bat caves.

    strong>Day 10: Full Day Relaxation at the Lodge

    Day 11: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

    After breakfast, transfer to Bwindi NP via Ishasha sector with game drives search of the famous tree climbing lions which are always spotted clinging on old fig trees. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest found in the southern part of the country. On your arrival, you will relax at the lodge while preparing for the gorillas the next day.

    Day 12: Gorilla Tracking and Cultural Walk

    Early in the morning after breakfast and briefing by a ranger guide, enter the forest for your gorilla tracking adventure. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Tracking may take 3-9 hours depending on the movements of the gorillas in their natural wild. You will stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour once you encounter them, and then transfer back to your lodge for relaxation. If still early, you may go for community walk in the evening to visit the Batwa (pygmies) and get entertained with their traditional dances. Day 12: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

    In the morning, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi one of the deepest lakes in Africa and bilhazia-free. Enjoy a boat ride around the surrounding islands with a great view of terraced hills and relax at the shores of the lake.

    Day 13: Full Day Relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi

    Day 14: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park - Rwanda

    In the morning, you will set off a scenic drive to Volcanoes national in Rwanda.

    Day 15: Golden Monkey tracking/Hike to Dian Fossey Grave

    This day, you will either go for golden monkey tracking in the forest, where you will encounter other primates’ species along the track. OR, you will hike up to karisoke research centre, established by an American primatologist, Dian Fossey who dedicated her years in concerving the live of the mountain gorillas until she was killed as is buried there at the centre, next to Digit, a grave to a mountain gorilla she treasured. On return, you will take a nature walk to the lakes Buhondo and Burela, or go for community walk, where you will learn about the Banyarwanda culture, and be entertained in their traditional dances.

    Day 16: Transfer to Lake Kivu

    In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will set off to Lake Kivu, where you will enjoy a boat ride to the coffee island, the hot springs, the Goma-Congo Boarder, a clear view on Nyiragongo volcano.

    Day 17:  Fully day beach relaxation and boat cruise around the surrounding islands. Dinner and overnight stay.

    Day 18: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP

    After a relaxed breakfast, you will set off to Nyungwe forest national park, with en route stopovers for scenic photography and lunch.  Reach Nyungwe in the afternoon for dinner and overnight

    Day 19: Forest Canopy walk and Colobus Monkey Tracking

    In the morning, you will enjoy a breathtaking canopy walk, which will give you a clear top view of the Nyungwe forest, view waterfalls and a variety of birds at eye-level contact. In the afternoon, embark on colobus monkey tracking where you will encounter other 12 primate species along the track. Dinner and overnight stay.

    Day 20: Transfer to Kigali

    In the morning, you will set off for a drive to Kigali, with en route visit to the museums, Nyanza king’s palace, among others. Reach Kigali in the afternoon for a city tour.

    Day 21: Additional city tour and Departure

    Depending on your departure flight, you will have an additional Kigali city tour to visit areas you will have missed the previous day. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for you departure flight.

    Included in this tour package;

    • Gorilla Permits

    • Nyiragongo hiking fees

    • Park Ranger Fees

    • Relevant Government Taxes

    • Full Board Accommodation

    • Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide

    • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle

    • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

    Exclusions:

    • Airfares

    • Visa Fees

    • Personal Insurance

    • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities

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  • Luxury Lodges in Kibale Forest
    Luxury Lodges in Kibale Forest National Park
    Lodges in Kibale Forest National park
    Lodges in Bwindi Forest
    Lodges in Bwindi Forest
    Luxury Lodges in Bwindi Forest
    Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National park

    Accommodation in Murchison Falls Park

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      • Mandatory hand washing
      • Mandatory face masking
      • Keep a distance of 2 meters away
    • Before boarding your plane, you will be required to show your covid 19 negative test results which should be valid for not more than 72hrs (applies for both Rwanda and Uganda)
    • Also you are supposed to fill a locator form (link below) which you will also be asked before boarding (failure to have it, you will be denied boarding)

    http://www.rbc.gov.rw/travel/

    • Once you arrive in Kigali, you will take another covid 19 test and be in self quarantine at any of the chosen hotels in Kigali for 24hrs as you wait for your covid 19 test results

    You will then start your tour after your results have returned and you are proved negative

    • These results expire every after 72hrs, hence if your tour is still going on, you will need another test to allow you enter any other park or do any other activity after 72hrs of your test. (This applies to Rwanda only, not Uganda)
    • Before departure from Rwanda or Uganda, you need to do another covid 19 test not more than 72hrs before your departure as you will be required to present your results before boarding your departure flight.
    • While on your tour, you are advised to carry your masks and maintain social distance whenever you are in the public

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  • For any inquiries, booking and travel related questions, Speak to Nelson
    Gorilla Trek Africa


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