Experience Uganda and Rwanda in 9 Days! This Uganda-Rwanda safari will take you to the wilderness, Bwindi Impenetrable, Volcanoes and Queen Elizabeth National Parks, Kampala City and Lake Bunyonyi. Enjoy the jungle to experience the gorillas, wildlife, birds in Uganda and Rwanda.
Golden Monkey trekking
Day 1, Arrival and Kampala City Tour
Up on your Arrival at the airport in Entebbe, you will have a brief Kampala city tour. Where you will visit the Uganda museum, Kabaka’s palace the Nakasero market and in the have a cultural presentation.
Day 2, Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, you will drive to western Uganda along the great western Rift Valley. En route to the Park stopover at the Equator for water experiment and photographs; also stop over at Mpigi (Mpambire drum village) where you can be able to watch the ceremonial drums made out of local materials. Proceed and have lunch in Mbarara town and then proceed and reach Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening. The Park is also located on the foot hills of Mountain Rwenzori also known as the Mountains of the Moon
Day 3: Game drive and launch cruise
Early morning after breakfast, you will set out for the game drive along the Kasenyi track for game viewing including the Buffalo, Elephant, Warthog and Lion. After this, return to the lodge for lunch and later depart for the 2 hours launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel. Here you will encounter a close look at the Hippos, crocodiles and other bird species.
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector an area commonly known for the rare tree climbing lions. After the game drive in Ishasha, have lunch and later proceed with your journey to Bwindi reaching in the evening.
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
After an early morning breakfast, gather at Buhoma the Park headquarters for a briefing from the Ranger Guide of Uganda Wildlife Authority. You will be briefed about the Gorilla tracking protocol and once this is done, you will set out with your packed lunch and penetrate the Jungle forest to search for the rare Mountain Gorillas.
Day 6: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale the place commonly known as the Switzerland of Africa. Enjoy the boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi to the most Islands on the Lake. Each Island is characterized by different bird species.
Day 7: Transfer to Rwanda
After breakfast, drive across the Uganda -Rwanda- Katuna Border and connect to Ruhengeri. You will have your lunch en route and arrive at your Lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast, you will set out of your lodge with your packed lunch to the ORTPN Offices for briefing and gorilla tracking escorts and Rangers. You will then start your trek of the Gorillas. Once you come across the bamboo forest logs and also your first perception of the sound the breaking of bamboo indicating that the gorillas are nearer. Prepare yourself for the enjoyful encounter with the Gorillas and wonderful experience. Stay with the gorillas for 1 hour and then and trek back to your lodge or lunch and in the afternoon, visit the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera.
Day 9: Golden Monkey Trekking and transfer to Kigali
After a morning breakfast, you will again assemble at the ORTPN Offices for another briefing from the rangers as you prepare you for Golden monkey trekking. Golden monkeys are very rare and so in Rwanda are only found here. Return back to the Lodge for lunch and in the afternoon you will transfer to Kigali for your evening departure flight back home.
Safari Package price:
Please contact our Tour Consultants for the detailed price information
Included in the price:
Airport transfer to/from
English speaking driver/guide
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals as described in the itinerary
Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
Entrance fees and ranger fees for National Parks
Activities mentioned in the program
Permit for Gorilla trekking
Permits for Golden Monkeys
Any optional activities
Meals and drinks not mentioned above
Items of personal nature