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This 5 Day Rwanda and Uganda Wildlife Safari combines Uganda and Rwanda and you will partake in numerous fascinating pursuits including game viewing in Queen, gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park. It starts in Kigali – cross to Uganda and back to Kigali.

Day 1: Pick up in Kigali – Cross to Kibale

Our Wildlife Safari guide will pick you up from Kigali airport and transfer up to Kibale Forest National Park in western Uganda. The scenic drive through the Kigezi highlands takes about 6-7 hours and rewards panoramic views of rolling hills and picturesque valleys. Check-in at the lodge.

Options are Mountains of the Moon / Chimpanzee guest house (Budget / Mid-range) and Ndali Lodge / Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury).

Day 2: Chimp Tracking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth.

Chimpanzee tracking is the main reason for a safari to Kibale, early in the morning join the group gathering at Kanywanchu Tourism Centre. You will take a morning tracking session, which starts at 8:00 a.m. and lasts for about 3-4 hours.

After returning to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the drive takes about 2-3 hours. Check-in at Ihamba Lodge / Bush Lodge (mid-range) and Kyambura Gorge / Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury).

Day 3: Game Drive – Afternoon boat cruise

Start with a 3-4 hours game drive in the Kasenyi plains and from the pop-up roof of the Safari vehicle you will take in magnificent views of wild animals, bird species and sunrise. Some of the animals to see are elephants, buffaloes, kobs, lions, leopards, bushbucks and more.

After the game drive, you will drive straight to Mweya peninsula to have lunch at the Mweya canteen.  Later at 2:00 pm join a breathtaking boat cruise on the Kazinga channel.

Day 4: Queen – Transfer to Volcanoes in Rwanda.

After great moments in Queen, you will transfer from Queen to Volcanoes National Park in the northwestern part of Rwanda. It is a long drive but worth undertaking if you are after adventure. Views of Virunga peaks, rolling hills and other scenery are inspirational. Check-in at Muhabura hotel (Budget), Davinci Lodge (Mid-range) and Mountain Gorilla view lodge (Luxury).

Day 5: Gorilla Trek in Volcanoes – Drive back to Kinigi.

Wake up in time, get prepared and transfer up to the park headquarters in Kinigi. After the briefing, you will start the Journey to the Jungle in search of the Gorillas. You are allowed to be in their presence for only one hour.

See them feeding, laughing and strolling around. You are free to take plenty of photos of the Gorillas. After the one-hour session return to the lodge for relaxation. In the late afternoon, you drive back to Kigali – drop off at the airport for your late return flight back home.


Day-by-Day Experience of Rwanda and Uganda Holiday by Hiring a Car in Kigali

Starting Point: Kigali, Rwanda

Day 1: Explore Kigali
Kigali Genocide Memorial: Begin with a visit to this poignant memorial to understand Rwanda’s history and pay your respects to the victims of the 1994 genocide.
Inema Arts Center: Immerse yourself in Rwandan contemporary art and culture.
– Kimironko Market: Experience the bustling market life, where you can buy local crafts, fresh produce, and taste local Rwandan dishes.

Day 2: Drive to Akagera National Park
– Travel Time: Approximately 2.5 hours from Kigali.
– Activities: Embark on a safari to spot the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros). Enjoy bird watching, game drives, and a boat trip on Lake Ihema.

Day 3: Drive to Lake Kivu
– Travel Time: Approximately 3 hours from Kigali.
– Activities: Relax on the shores of this beautiful lake, take a boat trip to Napoleon Island, and engage in water sports or simply enjoy the serene landscape.

Day 4: Cross into Uganda and Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
– Travel Time: Approximately 4-5 hours from Lake Kivu.
– Border Crossing: Ensure you have all necessary visas and documents.
– Activities: Arrive in Bwindi in the evening, prepare for the gorilla trekking adventure.

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
– Activities: Experience an unforgettable trek through the dense forest to see the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

65753084 – baby mountain gorilla sitting on his mother in the virunga national park, democratic republic of congo.

Day 6: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Travel Time: Approximately 3-4 hours from Bwindi.
– Activities: Enjoy a safari drive, a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, and spot a variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, hippos, and numerous bird species.

Day 7: Drive to Kampala
– Travel Time: Approximately 6-7 hours from Queen Elizabeth National Park.
– Activities: Explore Uganda’s capital city. Visit the Uganda Museum, Bahai Temple, and vibrant local markets. Sample local Ugandan cuisine at various restaurant

Day 8: Visit Jinja – Source of the Nile
– Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours from Kampala.
– Activities: Explore the Source of the Nile, try white-water rafting, bungee jumping, or take a leisurely boat ride on the Nile River.

Day 9: Return to Kigali
-Travel Time: Approximately 8-9 hours from Jinja.
– Activities: Enjoy the scenic drive back to Kigali with stops along the way for rest and refreshments.

Tips for the Road Trip
– Car Hire: Rent a reliable 4×4 vehicle suitable for both smooth highways and rough terrains in national parks.
– Documentation: Carry all necessary travel documents, including passports, visas, and a valid driving license.
– Safety: Follow local travel advisories and ensure your vehicle is equipped with necessary safety gear.
– Local Currency: Have sufficient local currency (Rwandan Francs and Ugandan Shillings) for expenses, especially in remote areas.
– Accommodation: Book accommodations in advance, especially in popular destinations and national parks.

This itinerary offers a blend of cultural immersion, wildlife encounters, and scenic beauty, providing a rich and diverse travel experience through Rwanda and Uganda.






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