The 14 days best of Uganda Rwanda safari. You shall undertake Gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest National Park which is a home to over 400 Mountain Gorillas where you shall be led by an experienced ranger guide, you shall be given one hour encounter with these gigantic Gorilas. Tracking gorillas is exciting but it requires you to be physically fit since it takes between 2 and 6 hours. Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest National Park where 13 species of primates are believed to live in this forest, 300 bird species are also registered in this home, over 300 butterfly species ,wild elephants and buffalos, over 1400 chimpanzees are found here. You shall also have a guided walk in bigodi wetland where you have more chances of viewing bird species and primate species.
Rhino tracking in zziwa rhino sanctuary where white rhinos are kept in a natural environment. It offers Murchison falls National Park, the largest conservation area which has a waterfall. The Nile the longest river presses through a 7 metre gorge and has a depth of 43 metres, you shall have a boat safari on the Victoria nile and game drive in the northern bank of the Park. It also features Queen Elizabeth National Park and here you shall have game drives in the northern bank and a game drive in ishasha area which is known for the tree climbing lions, a boat ride on kazinga channel. Tree climbing lions in ishasha, relaxation at Bunyonyi lake one of the most beautiful places in uganda. In Rwanda you will undertake optional activities in the virunga volcanoes National Park and visit kivu lake in gisenyi then transfer to Kigali and visit the genocide memorial.
Safari highlights for 14 days Best of Uganda Rwanda safari
Day one : arrival at Entebbe international airport
Day two : transfer to Murchison falls national park and undertake rhino tracking on your way there then visit top of the falls
Day three : have a game drive in the morning in the northern bank and afternoon boat tour on the Victoria Nile to the base of the falls
Day four : transfer to kibale forest National Park
Day five : undertake chimpanzee tracking and in the afternoon have swamp walk in bigodi
Day six : transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park and evening have a game drive
Day eight : undertake game drive in the morning and afternoon have a boat tour on kazinga channel
Day nine : drive lake bunyonyi via ishasha sector where the tree climbing lions are found
Day ten : undertake gorilla tracking in windi national park
Day eleven : Relaxation at lake bunyonyi
Day twelve : drive to Rwanda
Day thirteen : undertake activities in the volcanoes national park and drive to gisenyi
Day fourteen: drive to Kigali and departure
Safari day by day for 14 days Best of Uganda Rwanda safari
Accommodation ( please click on a particular accommodation to view more details about it )
Day 1 : Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda and after finalization of the formalities, you shall be welcomed by your guide, who will then drive you to your hotel. Overnight at karibu guesthouse
Day 2 : Rhinos and Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast you shall start your safari, driving through kampala, you shall proceed to zziwa rhino sanctuary. Here you shall have a walking safari to the southern white rhinos that have been introduced in Uganda. In afternoon drive to the legendary Murchison falls, from which the National Park derives its name. Overnight at Murchison river lodge.
Day 3 : Game drive and boat ride on Victoria Nile
After breakfast you shall go for an early morning game drive, in the afternoon, take a boat trip on the river nile to the bottom of the falls, enjoy these spectacular waterfalls. Overnight at Murchison river lodge.
Day 4 : Kibale forest National Park
After breakfast, you will depart Murchison falls National Park, driving past the rift valley escarpments and tea plantations you may have a chance to visit a tea plantation and find out how tea here is grown and processed. In the afternoon you will arrive fort portal town. Overnight at Mountains of the moon hotel
Day 5 : Chimpanzee tracking kibale forest National Park and bigodi papyrus walk
After breakfast you shall proceed to kibale forest for chimpanzee trekking. kibale forest National Park is the only Park in Uganda where you can find the 13 species of primates like chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, olive baboons, blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, white and black colobus monkeys, red colobus, grey cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest monkeys , galagos and bush babies among others. You will be guided by ranger guide who will explain to you about the flora and fauna in the Park and also about chimps our next relatives. In afternoon, you have an opportunity for a nature walk in bigodi wetland sanctuary or have a community visit. Overnight at mountains of the moon hotel.
Day 6 : Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast you will drive today to the world-famous Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing the Equator along the way. You shall have an evening game drive. Overnight at Enganzi lodge
Day 7 : Game drive and Boat ride on kazinga channel
You start the day with an exciting early morning game drive, famously known as one of the world’s National Parks with the highest number of biodiversity of flora and fauna like crater lakes, forests, open savanna, woodland, bushland, lakes, rivers, swamps and over 100 mammal species are found in the Park. Over 600 species of birds are also found in the Park thus making it to be a biosphere reserve. In the afternoon, take the amazing Launch cruise on the kazinga channel, revealing hundreds of hippos as well as numerous Bird species some of which are seasonal “immigrants” from Europe. Overnight at Enganzi lodge.
Day 8 : Ishasha Tree climbing Lions
After you shall drive to ishasha, the southern Part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy the African Wildlife in indescribable scenery. In ishasha, you shall have agame drive in search of unique tree–climbing lions. Overnight at enjojo lodge
Day 9 : Trip to Lake Bunyonyi
Today you shall begin your journey to one of the most beautiful places in Uganda. Lake Bunyonyi which means a place with many small birds. Along the way you shall have spectacular views of the terraces of the Ugandan Mountains. This area is called the Switzerland of Uganda. Overnight at birdnest@ bunyonyi
Day 10 : Gorilla Tracking Bwindi forest National Park
This morning you will get up very early to prepare for the upcoming gorilla tracking. Trekking the Mountain Gorillas is one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Overnight at birdnest @ bunyonyi.
Day 11 : Relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi
You shall have an exciting boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi. In the afternoon you may choose between different activities, a canoe boat ride, a swim in the bilharzia free lake, you may also explore a nearby village. Residents are happy for your visit and are open to explain their daily lives. Overnight at bird nest@ bunyonyi.
Day 12 : Drive to Rwanda
After breakfast you will drive to Rwanda fondly known as the “the land of a thousand hills”. Enjoy the stunning landscapes along the way. Overnight at gorillas volcanoes hotel
Day 13 : Optional Activities in volcanoes National Park–Lake Kivu
The volcanic chain “virunga” is a breathtaking beauty of old volcanoes rising almost 5000 meters, completely covered by dense, green rain-forest. You shall choose an activity to undertake : Hike the 3711 m high bisoke, or visit the grave of the famous gorilla researcher Dian Fossey or visit the habituated golden monkeys or visit the community. In the afternoon you shall leave Ruhengeri and proceed south to Gisenyi on lake kivu. You will take a walk through the fashionable lake resort.overnight at hakuna matata lodge
Day 14 : Drive to Kigali and departure
After breakfast you will drive to the congo border post and later proceed to Kigali the capital of Rwanda. Enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way. Upon your arrival in Kigali for a city tour, you will visit the genocide museum in the suburb Gisozi. In the evening depart for the Airport and take your flight back home.
safari inclusions for 14 days Best of Uganda Rwanda safari
- Gorilla permit per person in Uganda
- Chimpanzee permit per person
- Full board accommodation on safari
- Transport in either 4*4 safari van or safari landcruiser with pop up roof
- Professional English or german driver /guide
- Entrance fees to all the national parks
- Bottled water while on safari
- Fuel costs
- All government taxes
- All park entry fees
safari Exclusions for 14 days Best of Uganda Rwanda safari
- International flights and visas
- Personal insurance
- Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional activity fees in volcanoes National Park
- Drinks and phone calls
- Laundry services