15 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari – Go double gorilla trekking in both Uganda & Rwanda on this trip. Enjoy wildlife & Primate watching in Africa’s best destinations. This trip starts from Kampala and ends in Kigali.
Brief itinerary
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kampala for city tour
Day 2: Transfer to Jinja for rafting
Day 3: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park
Day 4: Game drive and boat trips and transfer to Hoima
Day 5: A visit to the king’s place and transfer to Fort Portal
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking and visit to Bigodi
Day 7: Transfer to Semuliki Valley National Park
Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
Day 9: Game drive and Boat trips in Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 10: Forest walks in Kyambura Gorge Forest and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest
Day 11: Mountain Gorilla trekking
Day 12: Transfer from Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 13 Transfer to Kinigi Rwanda and a visit to the Iby’Imacu Cultural village
Day 14: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Day 15: Transfer to Kigali City and departure

Detailed itinerary
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kampala for a city Tour
You will be picked up by our company tour guide and transferred to your hotel in Kampala for freshening up and relaxing after a long trip. If you arrive early and you are not very tired, you will be taken for a city tour around Kampala to places like the Kasubi tombs a burial ground for Buganda kings (Buganda is a very strong traditional kingdom in Uganda with a unique cultural background), a visit to the Namugongo martyrs shrine where pope Francis recently visited, the Baha’i temple and many other tourist attractions you might be interested in. Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel Kampala (Luxury), Cassia Lodge (Midrange), Adonai Guest House (Budget)

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja for rafting
After morning breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Jinja for rafting. You will explore the Nile on a boat as you peddle past six different grades of rapids with your wooden pedal. Expect to be overturned with your boat as you pass these rapids as you enjoy one of the most thrilling adventures where only the strong hearted will participate. You will have lunch and later return in the Afternoon to your Kampala hotel.Dinner and overnight stay at Jinja Nile Resort (Luxury), Galety on the Nile (Midrange)
Sunset Hotel (Budget)

Day 3: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park
You will wake up in the morning, have breakfast and head to Murchison falls National Park and directly head to the top of Murchison falls one of the great points where the magnificent falls can be viewed from. Murchison falls forms a permanent rain ball that can be clearly seen. You have photographs and have some good time, proceed to your hotel for lunch, relax a little and head for afternoon game drives viewing a number of wild animals in the national park.
Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Fort Murchison (Midrange)
Bwana Tembo Safari Camp (Budget)

Day 4: Game drive, boat trips and transfer to Hoima
After breakfast, you will head for morning game drives viewing a number of animals like hartebeests, elephants, giraffes, Oribi, and many others. After the game drive, you head for boat trips along the great river Nile first to the Nile delta where you will view a number of animals including the Nile crocodiles and then drive to bottom of Murchison falls where you have a clear view of the falls. You will head to your lodge for lunch and then exit the national park for Hoima via Butiaba where you will view the escarpment and Lake Albert, as you will be coming out of the Great Rift Valley.
Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Fort Murchison (Midrange),
Bwana Tembo Safari Camp (Budget)

Day 5: A Visit to the King’s Palace and Transfer to Fort Portal
After an early breakfast, you will be taken to the king’s palace where you learn about the Bunyoro kingdom another powerful kingdom in Uganda plus the major traditional cultural practices of the local people. After the touring around, you will then start your journey to fort portal in western Uganda taking about 3 to hours on the way. This journey is not boring at all as it will introduce you to the typical Ugandan lifestyle and you will also be able to view a number of plantations especially tea plantations when you get to Kyenjojo district. You will arrive in fort portal in the evening and directly head to your lodge
Dinner and overnight stay at Kyaninga lodge (Luxury), Chimpanzee guest house (budget),Crater safari lodge (mid range)

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking and a Visit to Bigodi
Have a leisurely breakfast then, with your packed lunch head to Kanyanchu Park head quarters in Kibale forest national park. From here, you will be allocated a guide who will brief you and you then after head for chimpanzee tracking in the forest. This park is called the primate capital of east. This is because it has got high primate population it has. It’s the only national park in east Africa where one can have the best primate tracking viewing of the chimpanzee. These are closet primate man’s closest primate and many other primates like monkeys plus a number of bird species. You will get chance to have your lunch in the wild as you listen to the sights and sounds of the forest. After tracking, you will return to the park headquarters, relax a bit and head to the Bigodi wetlands if you are interested in birding or visit the Bigodi community for community tourism and later return to your lodge
Dinner and overnight stay at Kyaninga lodge (Luxury), Chimpanzee guest house (Budget),
Crater safari lodge (Mid range)

Day 7: Transfer to Semuliki Valley National Park
Have an early morning breakfast then proceed to Semuliki valley national park. This park is situated in the extreme west of Uganda, in Bundibugyo District. The Park is the only lowland tropical Forest in East Africa classified as moist and semi- deciduous. About 336 tree species have been recorded of which 24 have been restricted to Semuliki National park. 63 species of these, there are, 9 species of which are diurnal forest primates including Chimpanzees, blue monkey, vervet monkeys, and olive baboons. You will arrive early because it’s just about 30 kilometers from fort portal to Semliki valley national park. You will therefore get to visit the hot springs, go for game drives.
Dinner and overnight stay at Semuliki safari lodge (Luxury), Kirimia guest house (Midrange)

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have an early morning breakfast then transfer to Queen Elizabeth national Park. This will take you about 3 to 4 hours. Arrive in time for lunchtime. Have meals then in the afternoon drive to view the major wildlife species in this part of Uganda. Queen Elizabeth has a number of wildlife including elephants, warthogs, waterbucks plus a number of antelopes. After the game drives, you will then head to your lodge for relaxation. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kyambura Game Lodge (Midrange)
Enganzi Lodge (Budget)

Day 9: Game Drive and Boat Trips in Queen Elizabeth National Park
This day, you will be required to wake up early in the morning and have breakfast. You will then head to Ishasha sector to track the amazing tree climbing lions. While on the search for the lions, you will view a number of wild animals like elephants, baboons Topi as well as a number of bird species. From the game drives you will head for afternoon boat tips along the Kazinga channel. Here you will see a number of hippopotamus. The Kazinga channel has the highest number of hippopotamus in east Africa therefore while here, viewing them is a guarantee. The other animals that can be viewed along the Kazinga channel include crocodiles, elephants, and birds among others.
Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury),Kyambura Game Lodge (Midrange)
Enganzi Lodge (Budget)

Day 10: Forest Walks in Kyambura Gorge Forest and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Have a leisurely breakfast, and then head straight for forest walk in Kyambura Gorge at exactly 8:00am. While here, you may get chance to view other primate species like monkeys. The gorge also has many bird species. After the hike, you will then transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park located in south western Uganda. This is also a home to the mountain gorillas which is the most endangered species on the planet.
Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury), Mahogany springs (Midrange)
Buhoma community camp (Budget)

Day 11: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
On this day, you will be expected to wake up early in the morning, take breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing about the gorillas and immediately head for the thick jungles of Bwindi as you trek searching for the gorillas. This can take you half a day or more. After getting to the mountain gorillas, you will spend an hour with them observing and taking photographs after which you will be directed back to the park headquarters and given certificates of participation. In the evening you can take a village walk around Buhoma and find out about the Batwa pygmy natives.
Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury), Mahogany springs (mid range), Buhoma community camp (budget)

Day 12: Transfer From Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi with beautiful sceneries en-route. Enjoy one of the most extraordinary wildlife and birding experience by boat as you cross the Lake Bunyonyi. The forested green islands on the lake are home to different species of endemic birds, which the guide will help you to spot. Dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi overland resort (Luxury), Bunyonyi safari resort (Midrange), Bunyonyi overland camp (Budget)

Day 13: Transfer To Kinigi Rwanda and A Visit to the IBY‘Iwacu Cultural Village
Have an early morning breakfast, then drive through the Kisoro highlands. You will have a great scenic views and directly head to Kyanika border. You will then cross over to Rwanda where you will directly head to Kinigi. Proceed to your lodge and have lunch. Relax a little and later visit the Iby‘Iwacu cultural village where you will be entertained by local Rwandese. Get to learn about the Rwandese people after which you will head back to your lodge.
Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla view lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange)

Day 14: Mountain Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda
Today, you will head to Kinigi Park after an early morning breakfast. The guides are well informed and will therefore provide you with necessary information needed. Trekking the mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park offers a very unique experience giving you a chance to get up close to one of human’s closest primate specie. This trek usually takes several hours depending on how quickly you get to your allocated mountain gorilla family. You will strictly be given an hour to interact with the mountain gorillas and after it elapses, you will be directed back for to the headquarters and given certificates of participation Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla view Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange)

Day 15: Transfer To Kigali City and departure
Take an early morning breakfast then head to Kigali city which is Rwanda’s capital city. You will arrive in Kigali in the afternoon and head to the Gisozi/ Kigali genocide memorial located in the city premises in Gisozi district. This genocide features mass graves where a number of people were buried during the genocide. The mass graves are outside and have names of the people who were buried there. Inside the genocide memorial are some of the remaining’s of the people who were killed during the genocide as well as some of their photographs.
You will then head to Kigali international airport for departure

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