18 Day Explore Uganda & Rwanda

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This 18 Day Explore Uganda & Rwanda Tour highlights most the activities in Uganda and Rwanda. Some of the highlights are Wildlife viewing, Cultural walks, Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee viewing and more in different National Parks of Uganda and Rwanda.

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All about the 18 Day Explore Uganda & Rwanda.

This 18 Day Explore Uganda & Rwanda Tour highlights most the activities in Uganda and Rwanda. Some of the highlights are Wildlife viewing, Cultural walks, Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee viewing and more in different National Parks of Uganda and Rwanda.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Safari Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimp trekking permit
  • Insurance

 

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

The Safari cost excludes,

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Uganda or Rwanda
  • International airfares
  • Uganda & Rwanda East African Tourist Visa
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Rwanda & Transfer to the Hotel

    On your arrival, our driver guide will welcome you at Kigali International Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kigali. Depending on your time of arrival, you will go for a city tour to visit the genocide memorial site and Kimironko market. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

     

    Accommodation options

    Luxury: Serena Hotel Kigali/Kigali Marriot Hotel

    Mid-range: Mille Collines Hotel

    Budget: Onomo Hotel

    Meal Plan: Half Board Basis

  2. Day 2 Transfer to Lake Kivu / Gisenyi

    Have breakfast and depart Kigali to Gisenyi arriving Lake Kivu in time for lunch. Have lunch and later embark on a rewarding boat cruise on Lake Kivu with lots of birds and beautiful beaches. Relax at the beach; Lake Kivu is known to have some of the best inland beaches in Africa! Or go for a walk to the Congo Boarder. Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Lodge.

    Accommodation options

    Luxury: Serena Lake Kivu

    Mid-range: Paradise Mallahide

    Budget: St Fatumah Hotel

    Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

  3. Day 3 Transfer to Musanze / Ruhengeri

    Enjoy breakfast at leisure and later transfer to Musanze – formerly known as Ruhengeri and the base for Gorilla trekking. Have lunch and spend the evening at leisure of on a village walk visiting local families around Volcanoes national park. Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Lodge.

    Accommodation options

    Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge/Five Volcanoes Lodge

    Mid-range: La Palme Hotel/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

    Budget: Kinigi Guest House/Hotel Muhabura

    Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

  4. Day 4 Gorilla Trekking & Iby’Iwachu Cultural Village

    Enjoy early morning breakfast and drive to the park headquarters where you will be allocated a gorilla group to visit and receive briefing from your ranger guide for the day. The park ranger will then go ahead of you and you follow him into the forest in search of the gentle giants. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda can last between 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the Gorillas. On reaching them, you will be allowed up to a maximum of 1 hour to view and take photos of the gorillas. You will return to the starting point to receive your gorilla trekking certificate and your guide will transfer you back to the hotel.

    Later in afternoon, go for Iby’iwachu cultural village tour where you will learn virtually everything about traditional Rwanda; you will play king / Queen and take turns in using a bow and arrow. Visit a traditional herbalist and witness local beer brewing.
    Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation options

    Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge/Five Volcanoes Lodge

    Mid-range: La Palme Hotel/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

    Budget: Kinigi Guest House/Hotel Muhabura

  5. Day 5 Dian Fossey Trek & Transfer to Mgahinga, Kisoro - Uganda

    You will enjoy breakfast and go to the park headquarters to start your hike to the late Dian Fossey’s grave in Karisoke. This is a 3 to 4 hours trek but sometimes demanding but enjoyable with stunning views. After the hike, refresh at the hotel and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kisoro in Uganda, crossing via kyanika boarder with lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at lodge/Hotel.

    Accommodation options

    Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge/Bwindi Gorilla Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge

    Moderate: Mutanda Lake Resort.

    Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel

    Meal Plan: Full Board Basis 

  6. Day 6 Golden Monkey and Gorge Walk.

    After a hot cup of tea, transfer to Ntebeko – the headquarters of Mgahinga national park for golden monkey trekking. Golden monkeys are rare species of monkeys in Africa and only found in the Virunga mountains region. The trekking takes 3 to 4 hours and later embark on a 2 hours George walk which will expose you to remarkable views including sights of the Congo boarder, Lake Mutanda and Bunagana town. Return to the lodge late afternoon and spend the evening at leisure or visit Lake Mutanda. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge

    Accommodation options

    Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge/Bwindi Gorilla Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge

    Moderate: Mutanda Lake Resort.

    Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel

    Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

  7. Day 7 Travel to Bwindi and Visit Batwa in Buhoma

    Have breakfast and depart Kisoro to Buhoma in Bwindi for the Batwa experience. You will visit the Batwa pygmies and learn from a real “mutwa” guide who will take you through the day to day life and experiences of the Batwa people and you will get the chance to participate in the various activities including mock hunting and meal preparation among others. Transfer to the lodge for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

    Accommodation options

    Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Spring Lodge/Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge/Bwindi Jungle Lodge/Silverback Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge

    Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp/ Mutanda Lake Resort/Rushaga Gorilla Camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge/Engagi Lodge

    Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel/Gorilla Friends Lodge/Broadbill Forest Camp/Buhoma Community Rest Camp/

  8. Day 8 Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Early morning breakfast and depart for gorilla group allocation and briefing by the ranger guides prior to gorilla trekking. You will then head into the forest in search of the mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Uganda takes between 2 – 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas as they freely roam the park. After the trek, return to the assembly point for your gorilla trekking certificate and back to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

    Accommodation options

    Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Spring Lodge/Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge/Bwindi Jungle Lodge/Silverback Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge

    Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp/ Mutanda Lake Resort/Rushaga Gorilla Camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge/Engagi Lodge

    Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel/Gorilla Friends Lodge/Broadbill Forest Camp/Buhoma Community Rest Camp/

  9. Day 9 Travel to Lake Bunyonyi and Canoe

    Have breakfast, and drive to Lake Bunyonyi where you will embark on a motorized canoe for a tour of the various Islands each with its story and meet the locals. Have lunch and spend the evening at leisure admiring the verdant lake or go for a guided village tour. Dinner and overnight at hotel/lodge.

    Accommodation options

    Luxury: Bird Nest Resort

    Midrange: Arcadia Lodge Lake Bunyonyi

    Budget: Bunyonyi Overland Resort/Crater Bay Cottages and Camp

  10. Day 10 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Enjoy early morning breakfast and leave for Queen Elizabeth national park entering through the Ishasha sector and embark on a game drive. The Ishasha sector is less explored and presents herds of game including buffaloes and elephants. It is also famous for its tree climbing lions although you require some luck to see them. Dinner and overnight at Lodge.

    Accommodation options

    LuxuryMweya Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge

    Mid-range: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/Ihamba Safari Lodge/Parkview Safari Lodge/Twin Lakes Safari Lodge

    Budget:  Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/Mweya Hostel

    Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  11. Day 11 Game drive and Launch Cruise

    After a breakfast, you will go for a game drive where you will encounter lots of wildlife including elephants, lions, and buffaloes among others. You will also visit the Katwe salt pans where you will find locals engaged in salt mining – an experience for the kids!
    In the afternoon, go for a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel famed for its highest concentration of hippos in Africa. You will also get to observe more game here, birds of different species and crocodiles. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay

    Accommodation options

    LuxuryMweya Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge

    Mid-range: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/Ihamba Safari Lodge/Parkview Safari Lodge/Twin Lakes Safari Lodge

    Budget:  Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/Mweya Hostel

    Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  12. Day 12 Transfer to Kibale National Park

    After your breakfast, transfer to Kibale with a visit to Amabere Ganyinamwiru stalagmites site and the crater lakes. Have lunch en-route in the beautiful Fort portal town and proceed to Kibale arriving in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at lodge

    Accommodation options

    Luxury:  Primate Lodge/Papaya Lake Lodge/Kyaninga lodge

    Moderate: Isunga Lodge/Kibale Forest Cottages/

     Budget:  Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Guest House

    Meal plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  13. Day 13 Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi Swamp Walk

    Enjoy early morning breakfast and go for briefing and start chimpanzee trekking. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. Kibale’s 795km2 National Park contains one of the most beautiful and with the most varying tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is home to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees.

    Return to for lunch and in the afternoon, go for an exciting guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland area with a great number of birds and beautiful butterflies. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

    Accommodation options

    Luxury:  Primate Lodge/Papaya Lake Lodge/Kyaninga lodge

    Moderate: Isunga Lodge/Kibale Forest Cottages/

    Budget:  Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Guest House

    Meal plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  14. Day 14 Transfer to Jinja

    After an early morning breakfast, you will depart for Jinja with lunch en-route in Kampala and brief stopovers in Mabira forest and Lugazi to admire the tea and sugar plantations. Proceed to Jinja arriving late afternoon. Visit the souce of the Nile River and in the evening; embark on a sunset boat cruise on the mighty River Nile. Dinner and overnight at lodge/hotel

    Accommodation options

    Luxury: Crested Crane Hotel

    Mid-range: Jinja Nile Resort/Nile Village Hotel/Hotel Paradise on the Nile/The haven/Kingfisher

    Budget: 2 Friends Guesthouse and Restaurant/Source of the Smile Hotel/Pearl on the Nile Hotel

    Meal Plan: Full board basis

  15. Day 15 Full Day Rafting & Transfer to Kampala

    Have a breakfast as you prepare for the rafting adventure! You will go for full day white water rafting on the might River Nile going through the rapids – a real adrenaline moment! Lunch will also provide and cold beers as you get out of the water. Transfer back to Kampala arriving late evening. Dinner and overnight at lodge/hotel

    Accommodation options

    Luxury LodgeSerena Hotel/ Sheraton Hotel/Munyonyo Speke Resort/Pearl of Africa Hotel
    Moderate:  Cassia Lodge/ Speke Resort Hotel/Protea Hotel/Hotel Africana/Cassia Hotel/Golf Course Hotel
    Budget facilityAirport View Hotel/ Namirembe Guest house/Forest Cottages/Karibu Hotel/Airport GuestHouse
    Meal PlanFull Board Basis

  16. Day 16 Transfer to Sesse Island

    Have an early morning breakfast and brief Kampala city tour visiting Baha’i temple, Gadhafi mosque and the crafts village. Later transfer to Entebbe or Bukakata for a ferry through Lake Victoria to Ssese Island. Dinner and overnight stay at Lodge

    Accommodation options

    Luxury: Victoria Forest Resort/Ssese Islands Beach Hotel

    Mid-range: Brovad Sands Lodge/Ssese Habitat Resort

    Meal plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  17. Day 17 Nature Walk and Sunset Cruise

    Have a breakfast at leisure and go for a guided nature walk on the beautiful Ssese Island where you will encounter lots of birds and enjoy the tranquil nature. Return to the lodge to relax and have lunch.

    In the afternoon / evening, you will go for a sunset boat cruise coupled with cold drinks for a real great time! Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation options

    Luxury: Victoria Forest Resort/Ssese Islands Beach Hotel

    Mid-range: Brovad Sands Lodge/Ssese Habitat Resort

    Meal plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  18. Day 18 Ferry Crossing, Entebbe Tour and Departure

    Enjoy your breakfast and depart Ssese early for a ferry to Nakiwogo in Entebbe and embark on a tour of Entebbe town including the local markets and Entebbe Botanical Gardens where they will enjoy walking through with a guide explaining all of the nature and lots of monkeys, spiders, lizards, trees, flowers, herbs and there are bars next to the Lake Victoria where one can get drinks and sit on a sun lounger overlooking Lake Victoria taking in the fresh breezes which is lovely and relaxing. One can even take a dip in the fresh waters of Lake Victoria if they wish. Have lunch at Botanical gardens and then transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

  19. Quotation Package Quotation

    Luxury accommodation (5 stars) price of 2 – 10 People is $9355 per person on full board occupancy

    Mid-range accommodation (4 stars) price of 2 – 10 People is $7294 per person on full board occupancy

    Budget accommodation (3 stars) price of 2 – 10 People is $6006 per person on full board occupancy

  20. Requirements Package Requirements

    Requirements for this Safari:

    • Uganda Visa which can be got on arrival at the Airports
    • Chimpanzee, Gorilla and Golden Monkey trekking permits (paid for in advance through our company)
    • Travel & Health insurance arranged for from your home country
    • Proof of Yellow fever vaccination (certificate}
    • Travelers must be at least 15 years old on the day of the trekking.
    • Good physical, fit health and mental condition
    • Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood.
    • Insulated warm Jacket synthetic or down.
    • Long Sleeve Shirt and Waterproof Pants.
    • Footwear – Hiking.

This 18 Day Explore Uganda & Rwanda Tour highlights most the activities in Uganda and Rwanda. Some of the highlights are Wildlife viewing, Cultural walks, Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee viewing and more in different National Parks of Uganda and Rwanda.

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