10 Days Uganda Rwanda tour

10 Day Uganda & Rwanda Safari – Gorilla & Wildlife Tour. on this trip,you will go gorilla trekking in Rwanda & Uganda plus a wildlife tour on a game drive.This trip starts from Uganda and it begins with a wildlife tour then gorilla tracking in Bwindi before proceeding to Rwanda for both gorilla and cultural adventure.

Brief itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at the airport.
Day2: Transfer to Lake Mburo National park.
Day 3: Game drive and launch cruise
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and lunch cruise.
Day 6: Transfer to Bwind National Park.
Day 7: Mountain gorilla tracking and guided community walk,
Day 8: Transfer to volcanoes National Park.
Day 9: Mountain gorilla tracking and guided village walk.
Day 10: Transfer to Kigali and departure.

Detailed itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at the airport and transfer to your Hotel /Lodge
Arrival at the airport and meet our company guides who will get you briefed about the safari and then after they will transfer you to the Hotel/Lodge for dinner and relaxation as you’re waiting for tomorrow’s journey to Lake Mburo National Park. Dinner and an overnight stay at
Luxury: Serena Hotel /Sheraton
Mid range: Boma Guest House/ Cassia Lodge
Budget: The Lodge

Day 02: Transfer to Lake Mburo National park
Our safari tour guide will pick you up from your hotel/ lodge and drive you to Lake Mburo National Park. The safari may take about 3-5 hour’s drive via Mbarara town. You will have a short stopover at the Equator for an informative talk as well as a photographic opportunity, then after proceed to Mbarara for lunch before making our final drive to the Park. While on the way to the park, Ankole horned cows, tea plantations among others can be seen, check in at the Lodge for leisure. After go for a guided nature walk which may offer you a chance to admire nature, and also may give you chance to watch a variety of Birds plus different species of wild life such as zebra, impala, and hyena among others are expected to be seen. Come back for dinner and an overnight stay at
Luxury: Mantana Tented Camp/ Mihingo Safari Lodge
Mid range: Arcadia Cottages/ Rwakobo Rock
Budget: Rwonyo Rest Camp
Meal pan: Full board

Day 03: Game drive and boat ride
Have a cup of tea/coffee, then after go to the open grass land to catch up with several species of wildlife that comes out from their hideouts. This may give you a chance to see a variety of wild animals such as impalas, zebras, antelopes, leopards, buffaloes, Crested Crane, and many more. Return to the lodge for full breakfast and lunch.
After lunch, go on a boat trip along Lake Mburo, which may take you between 1-2 hours. The boat trip may offer you an opportunity to view a variety of species such as hippo, crocodiles along the shores of the Lake. Further still, bird lovers may also have the advantage of enjoying a variety of bird species that include; the rare shoebill, Black crake, pelicans Cormorants, Fish Eagle, among others. Come back at the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at;
Luxury: Mantana Tented Camp/ Mihingo Safari Lodge
Mid range: Arcadia Cottages/ Rwakobo Rock
Budget: Rwonyo Rest Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 04: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have a morning breakfast and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The journey will take approximately 3-4 hours arriving in the afternoon at the park. On the way you will enjoy a scenic view and Ankole long horned cattle to mention but a few. Check in at the lodge for lunch and relaxation. After you will go for an evening game drive expect to see different species of animals such as elephants ,warthogs, antelopes, buffaloes, lion, leopards, birds among others. A slow drive back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight at
Luxury: Mweya safari Lodge/ Katara lodge
Mid range: Kyambura Game Lodge
Budget: Enganzi Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 05: Chimpanzee tracking and launch cruise
Have an early cup of tea/coffee, leave for the 7.00am chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge. This may give you chance to see various primates most especially Chimpanzee our closest relatives and many more other primate species such as, Black and white Colobus monkeys, baboons vervet monkeys and many other wild animals that live in the forest such as , buffalo, hyenas, antelopes, warthogs to mention but a few. A slow drive to the lodge is made for lunch and relaxation by the side of the pool. After lunch, you will embark on a two hours launch cruise along the famous Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. The launch cruise will gift you with a chance to watch a thousand of hippos and crocodile that concentrate around the Lake. You may also came across a variety of games drinking at the water’s edge such as Buffalo, warthogs, elephants and a great variety of birds on the shores including the open –billed stork, African Jacana, Great White and Pink-Backed Pelicans among others. Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay at.
Luxurious: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge
Mid range: Kyambura Game Lodge
Budget: Enganzi Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 06: Queen-Bwindi impenetrable forest
Have a morning breakfast and then after move to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. You will pass through the famous tree climbing lions called the ishasha sector, enjoy lunch en route. Have a game drive there after. Proceed to Bwindi dinner and an overnight stay at
Luxury: Mahogany Springs/ Gorilla Forest Camp/ Buhoma Lodge
Mid range: Silver Back lodge/ Lake Kitandara Tented Comp
Budget: Buhoma Community Bandas
Meal plan: Full board

Day 07: Gorilla tracking
After an early breakfast, proceed to the Park Headquarters for a short briefing before enjoying the Gorilla trekking. The time you take to get to the Gorillas is very unpredictable because they keep on moving as they search for food. It may take between 3 to 8 hours. On the way, you are entertained by baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, birds to mention but a few. You spend just an hour with the apes watching them as they interact. After a full satisfaction, come back to the lodge for relaxation. Or if you have energy this afternoon go for a guided village walk, see the local communities living around the park. Visit their homestead they will perform their cultural dance. Watch women how they make their weaves, introduce their traditional healers to you among other activities. Note that the fees you pay for these performances go directly to improve the welfare of families around the park. Dinner and an overnight stay at;
Luxury: Mahogany Springs/ Gorilla Forest Camp/ Buhoma Lodge
Mid range: Silver Back lodge/ Lake Kitandara Tented Comp
Budget: Buhoma Community Bandas
Meal plan: Full board

Day 08: Transfer to Rwanda (Volcanoes national park)
After a morning breakfast, you will cross the boarder to Rwanda (N.B watch will go one hour back ward). You will have lunch en route, Continue to the park while enjoy a scenic view and the fantastic foothills of the volcano that make up volcanoes national park arriving in the late evening. Dinner and an Overnight stay at
Luxury: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Mid range: Le Bombou Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Guest House
Meal plan: Full board

Day 09 Gorilla tracking at Volcanoes national park
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will first report to the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters for briefings from the ranger guides about the dos and don’ts while with these giant apes. Then after you will head to the jungle forest to begin tracking these amazing and exciting mountain gorillas. Golden monkeys, white and black Colobus monkeys can all be seen during the track. The time taken while searching for these apes is unpredictable, as it can take between 1-8 hours depending on their movements and some level of physical fitness is required. Ounce found you stay with them strictly one hour. The activity is some how tiresome although rewarding, it is such a breathtaking moment in life that you will never forget in life. It’s recommended to carry Light rain gear, strong boots, drinking water, packed lunch, non flash camera, long khaki or jean trousers, walking stick. After a total satisfaction retire to your hotel/ Lodge. You may have an optional ibyiwacu community walk in the evening. Dinner and an overnight at
Luxury: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Mid range: Le Bombou Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Guest House
Meal plan: Full board

Day 10: Transfer to Kigali and then departure
Have breakfast at the lodge, and then embark on your journey to Kigali Rwanda’s Capital city. If time allows you can visit the genocide memorial centre, museum centre at Gisozi,a ceramic project and handicraft shops you can souvenirs from here in case interested, visit also the market places and other interesting sites in the city. Transfer to the airport to meet you departure flight back home and say good bye to Rwanda and Uganda.
End of the tour

The tour quotation include
– All Park entrance fees to include government taxes
– Ground transportation by 4×4 tourist Land Cruiser
– Airport Transfers
– Accommodation and meals on full board (FB) as per itinerary
– Rwanda& Uganda Gorilla/ Chimp permits
– All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
– En-route lunches
– Driver/guide allowances
– Bottled water while on safari

The tour quotation excludes:
The tour excludes flight fares, Airline ticket, beverages, tips, visas and personal expenses not included in the itinerary

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