Culture & Wildlife of Uganda & Rwanda

Classic, Kampala to Kigali

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

There’s a wealth of adventure to be had in both Uganda and Rwanda, especially now that tourists are beginning to rediscover this region. We keep this trip small and intimate to create a deep connection with this captivating land. Of course, there’ll be trekking to spot chimps and gorillas, and wildlife drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park to see elephants and hippos, but we’ll also visit the genocide museum for a closer look at the recent history of the region. Trust us: Uganda and Rwanda will stay in your memory for a very long time.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Local Lunch, Kigali
  • Guest farm stay near Kibale National Park
  • Chimpanzee trek
  • Bigodi Community lunch
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari drives
  • Guided gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Visit to Kigali Genocide Museum
  • All national park fees and trekking permits
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Admire a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Trek to see chimpanzees in uganda
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the plentiful elephant and hippo populations in queen elizabeth national park

Itinerary

Day 1 Kampala Arriving early? Pre-book Nile River Whitewater Rafting in Jinja on Day 1, and be back in time for your evening welcome meeting. We strongly advise arriving one night earlier to facilitate the activity's early start. Additional Notes: Please note that if you choose to participate in the Jinja Rafting excursion, the pick-up will depart from The Forest Cottages in Kampala at approx 7:30am. If you have booked alternative pre-tour accommodations, please be sure to contact Nile River Explorers the day before to arrange a convenient pick-up point. See the Optional Activities section of the Tour Details page for more information. Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kampala/Fort Portal (1B, 1L, 1D) Take the scenic route to Fort Portal at the edge of Kibale National Park. Spend the night on a guest farm listening to the sounds of monkeys and birds. Additional Notes: Accommodation in Fort Portal is on a farm in simple furnished tents with shared bathroom facilities. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-6.00 hours, 297km)
Day 3 Kibale National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Opt to venture deep into the wetlands to spot more wildlife on a guided walk through the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary. Included Activities: Chimpanzee Trek Bigodi Community Lunch
Day 4 Kibale NP/Queen Elizabeth NP (1B, 1D) Queen Elizabeth National Park is characterized by open savannah, large areas of swamp around Lake George, the extensive Maramagambo Forest in the southeast, and the forested Kyambura Gorge along the border with Kyambura Game Reserve. Additional Notes: Accommodation in Queen Elizabeth NP is in simple furnished tents with shared bathroom facilities. Included Activities: Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 115km)
Day 5 Queen Elizabeth National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a wildlife safari drive with possible sightings of buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, lions, leopards, hyenas, giant forest hogs, and elephants. Included Activities: Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Drive
Day 6 Queen Elizabeth NP/Bwindi Impenetrable NP (1B) Enjoy the scenic drive south, with views of forests, volcanoes and lakes. Spend the night on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Additional Notes: Accommodation at Bwindi Impenetrable NP is in simple furnished tents/rooms with ensuite bathroom facilities. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 200km)
Day 7 Gorilla Trekking (1B) Head into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to meet the park ranger/guide for orientation. Embark on the trek, which can vary in length and difficulty, depending on the location of the gorilla family that's being visited. Spend 1 hr (max) observing these beautiful and endangered creatures, a truly privileged experience. Trek back and return to town. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Included Activities: Mountain Gorilla Trek
Day 8 Bwindi/Kigali (1B, 1L) Cross the border into Rwanda, then head to the capital city, Kigali. Visit the genocide museum to learn more about the dark history of this fascinating country. Enjoy lunch at the G Adventures supported Nyamirambo Women's Centre. Tour ends on arrival at hotel. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Uganda - Rwanda) Kigali Genocide Memorial Visit Departure Day Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Local Lunch Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.50 hours, 175km)
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