11 Days Uganda – Rwanda Tour

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Overview

This 11 Day Uganda-Rwanda tour takes you to both countries and allows tracking gorillas in either country or in one country. You will visits popular National Parks such as Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda for gorillas or golden monkey trekking, to Bwindi Impenetrable National park in Uganda for gorillas or forest walk, to Queen Elizabeth National park for game drives and a boat cruise on Kazinga channel, to Kibale National park for chimpanzee tracking and wetland walk before the drive to Murchison Falls National park for game drives and a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.


Highlights

  • Rhino Tracking
  • Game Drive
  • Boat Cruise
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Bigodi Wetlands
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Canoeing
  • Batwa Experience
  • Canoeing

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Rhino Tracking in Ziwa and transfer to Murchison Falls NP

Pick up from hotel/ airport and drive to Murchison falls national park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary as you start your 11 days Uganda – Rwanda Tour.

Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where rhinos are found in the wild, a trip to Murchison falls cannot be complete without having a stopover at Ziwa and have an encounter with the Rhinos in the wild, after the tracking, we shall proceed to MFNP using Masindi route up to the lodge. Relaxing at a lodge in the evening Meal plan (en-route lunch at Kabalega dinners and dinner at the lodge)

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Paara safari lodge.
  • Midrange: Pakuba safari lodge.
  • Budget: Red chili Rest camp.

Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise in MFNP

Morning game drive in the northern sector of the park which gives you an encounter with various animals like elephants, water backs, Jackson heart beasts, Uganda kobs, buffaloes and predators like lions and leopards which hunt in the morning, shoebill tracking, and relaxation at the hippo pool before embarking back on the Paara side for the boat cruise.

In the afternoon, you will have a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls which is approximately 3 hours. The views while on the cruise are rewarding, you will see various animals which come to the banks to drink water and wallow off the heat from their bodies. Different water birds are sighted during the cruise and various water-loving animals like hippos, Nile crocodiles are always in abundance.

Meal plan: (breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the lodge)

Day 3: Top of the Falls and Drive to Kibale Forest NP

Drive to the top of the falls and see how the mighty river fixes itself in a narrow gap of about 8m gorge pouring down at a depth of 43m forming the world’s strongest falls Murchison falls which lies beside his brother Uhuru falls, after the top of the falls experience, you drive out of the park via Hoima to Kibale forest National park for chimpanzee tracking having an en-route lunch along the road. Dinner and overnight at lodge.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Primate lodge
  • Midrange: Kibale forest lodge
  • Budget: Kyaninga royal cottages.

Day 4: Chimp Tracking and Bigodi Wetland

After early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for briefing and then go for tracking. Tacking may take an hour or more depending on where the Chimpanzees might have stayed overnight. It’s a breathtaking activity where you come into contact with our closest relatives and see how they spend their daily lives. Kibale National park is a forested park found in western Uganda, homes over 15 species of primates and it is registered to be one of the parks with the largest primates numbers, over 400 bird species with the great Rwenzori Turaco commonly found in this park, the park has endemic bird species like the green breasted pitta only found in Kibale National park. Over 200 butterflies and 55 mammals including the forest elephants, giant forest hogs, and many more.

After chimp tracking, drive back to the lodge for relaxing and then go for a community walk in Bigodi and birding. After the community walk dinner at the lodge and overnight.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Primate lodge
  • Midrange: Kibale forest lodge
  • Budget: Kyaninga royal cottages.

Day 5: Transfer to QENP for evening game drive

After breakfast in the morning, drive to Queen Elizabeth national park, it is almost a 2hrs drive from fort portal town, reaching the park at Lunchtime, have lunch at the lodge.

After lunch and relaxation, you will do an evening game drive in the Kasenyi plains. evening game drive, you may encounter animals like kobs, savannah elephants, warthogs among others, dinner at the lodge, and overnight.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Mweya safari lodge
  • Midrange: Ihamba safari lodge/Simba
  • Budget: Pumba /elephant hab

Day 6: Game Drive and Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Early in the morning, you will embark on the vehicle for another game drive in the Kasenyoi Plains to Lake Nyamunuka, here you can buy crafts and souvenirs to support the women to earn a better life in the communities around the park who sell their crafts in the park, on lucky day animals like lion’s leopards can be spotted especially in the morning hours. Drive back to lodge for lunch and relaxing.

After lunch, a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel is taken on where schools of hippos are spotted along with this place, large numbers of water birds, and herds of elephants that come to the channel for water. The boat cruise takes about two hours, after the cruise drive to lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Mweya safari lodge
  • Midrange: Ihamba safari lodge/Simba
  • Budget: Pumba /elephant hab

Day 7: Game Drive in Ishasha and drive to Bwindi

After breakfast at the lodge, the drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park starts off via the Ishasha sector, where a game drive is done in search of the famous tree-climbing lions. This Uganda – Rwanda Tour proceeds and an en-route lunch in Kihihi. Checking in the late evening at the lodge

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Buhoma lodge
  • Midrange: The Haven lodge.
  • Budget: Buhoma campsite.

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking and Batwa Experience

After an early breakfast, the driver guide will drive to the tracking center where you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. The tracking varies in time depending on the family tracked, you are then advised to get porters to carry your luggage because the tracking includes hiking. After tracking, the guide will drive you back to the lodge for a hot lunch, relax for some time.

In the evening, you can go for a Batwa experience and a community walk, and see how the people in the area live their lives, interact with them and go back to the lodge for dinner.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Buhoma lodge
  • Midrange: The Haven lodge.
  • Budget: Buhoma campsite.

Day 9: Canoeing and Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After morning breakfast, transfer to lake Bunyonyi locally known as the lake of small birds, the canoe gives u chance to discover the famous punishment islands where girls who got pregnant before marriage were thrown to starve to death as their punishment other islands like upside-down islands are some of the histories of the 29 islands on the lake.

After the breathtaking, canoe, lunch at the lodge as you prepare for approximately 5-6 hours’ journey to Lake Mburo National park is the smallest savannah park of Uganda and nearest to Kampala city, its homes highest numbers of Zebras, Impalas, and elands in the country. The Animals from the park graze together with the livestock of community members in harmony hence making it the only park where the wild whispers to us.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Mihingo lodge
  • Midrange: Rwakobo rock
  • Budget: Mburo safari lodge.

Day 10: Game Drive and Boat Cruise in Lake Mburo NP

After breakfast, pick up by the driver for a game drive in the park, during the drive, various animals can be found grazing in the morning like the impalas, zebras, eland’s warthogs, and giraffes which were introduced in the park in 2016. Lunch break at the lodge during your 11 days Uganda – Rwanda Tour.

After lunch a boat cruise on Lake Mburo with where u expect to see a high number of hippos and different bird species after driving to the lodge for relaxation and wait for the return journey the following day.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Mihingo lodge
  • Midrange: Rwakobo rock
  • Budget: Mburo safari lodge.

Day 11: Transfer back to Kampala and depart

After an early breakfast, pick up by the guide for return journey making a stop at the Equator2 for photography and eating the packed lunch from the lodge. Drive to Entebbe for your flight.

End of 11 Days Uganda – Rwanda Tour

Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • 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

Excludes

  • Gorilla permit at USD600.00 per person per trek or USD450.00 in April, May, and November
  • Kibale Chimp permit at USD150.00 per person per trek or USD100.00 in April, May, and November
  • Pre and post-tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
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