15 Days Uganda Rwanda Group Tour

Join our 15 Days Uganda Rwanda group safari to trek chimpanzees at Ngamba island, white water rafting at the source of the Nile, game viewing in Kidepo, and Murchison Falls National Parks, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest, Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest and DianFossey graveyard hike with Engagi Safaris

This safari starts  on  May 5th   to May 19th 2020 costing $3450 pp sharing

Trip Summary

Day 1 (May 5th 2020): Pick up and transfer to UWEC

Day 2 (May 6th 2020): Transfer to Jinja – White Water Rafting

Day 3 (May 7th 2020): Transfer to kidepo Valley National park

Day 4 (May 8th 2020): Game Viewing in Kidepo

Day 5( May 9th 2020): Transfer to Murchison Falls National park

Day 6( May 10th 2020): Game viewing and launch cruise

Day 7 (May11th 2020): Transfer to Zziwa – Rhino tracking

Day 8 (May 12th 2020): Transfer to Kibale Forest NP

Day 9 (May 13th 2020): Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi Wetland walk

Day 10 (May 14th 2020): Transfer to Queen Elizabeth – Afternoon launch Cruise

Day 11 (May 15th 2020): Lion tracking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 12 (May 16th 2020): Gorilla trekking

Day 13 ( May 17th 2020): Transfer to Mgahinga forest – Golden Money Trekking /Batwa Cultural Trail – Transfer to Volcanoes National park

Day 14 (May 18th 2020): Dian Fossey Graveyard Hike

Day 15 (May 19th 2020):Transfer to Akagera Park, Game Viewing & Departure

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 (May 5th 2020): Pick up and transfer to UWEC

Pick up from Entebbe International Airport in morning and transfer to Mabamba Bay Wetland to visit shoe bill storks. Return to Entebbe for lunch and then visit Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC)/Zoo for a close interaction with various birds and animals. Overnight in Kampala at Red Chill

Day 2 (May 6th 2020): Transfer to Jinja – White Water Rafting
After an early morning breakfast, transfer to Jinja for a whole day White water rafting on the Nile. After rafting, transfer to Mbale. Overnight in Mbale Town.

Day 3 (May 7th 2020): Transfer to kidepo Valley National park
Have an early morning breakfast and set off for Kidepo Valley National park. Expect to see and interact with Kalamanjongo on your way reaching in the evening. You may have an optional night game drive @ $60. Dinner and overnight at Uwa Bandas in Apoka.

Day 4 (May 8th 2020): Game Viewing in Kidepo
Game Drive to hot springs and nature walk/ Narus valley tour . Depart on a morning game drive to the hot springs via the palm tree lined Kidepo River. Search for ostriches, Cheaters and leopard tortoises along the way. After Lunch take a game drive along the Narus Valley. Keep your eyes peeled for buffalo, giraffes, zebras, elands, oribis and elephants – and even the odd jackal. Your guide may even be able to locate lions, sunbathing atop rocks. Overnight at Uwa Bandas in Apoka.

Day 5( May 9th 2020): Transfer to Murchison Falls National park
Have an early morning breakfast, drive out to Murchison Falls national Park
Morning game viewing and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park for overnight.You will have lunch en route and reach in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at Red Chill

Day 6( May 10th 2020): Game viewing and launch cruise
Make the most of the morning by taking the 7am ferry (if staying on the south bank) to begin your game drive in the Delta Area. The area is home to many lions, as well as elephants, giraffes and other wildlife. After lunch, embark on the three-hour launch trip to the base of the falls. Cruise past huge hippo pods, crocodiles, bathing buffalo and numerous aquatic birds adorning the north bank on the way to the mighty waterfall. Hike to the top of the falls for excellent views. Dinner and overnight in Masindi Town at Court View Hotel

Day 7 (May11th 2020): Transfer to Zziwa – Rhino tracking 
Transfer to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a guided walk to view the rhinos walk followed by a picnic lunch. Continue up to have a night in Kampala at Red Chill. Clubbing at Irish bar night event (Optional $20). You can choose to chill at the hotel.

Day 8 (May 12th 2020): Transfer to Kibale Forest NP
After breakfast, you will embark on a scenic journey to Fort Portal, a beautiful town overlooking the mountains of the moon. Taking the Western scenic route to Kibale National Park, this journey will take you through the Albertine rift found in the Western arm of Great East African rift valley. Reaching Fort Portal early evening, relax and refresh at the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House.

Day 9 (May 13th 2020): Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi Wetland walk 
Have an early morning breakfast and drive to the park headquarters for the chimpanzee briefing by the ranger guide. You will locate the chimps by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. You may see more other primates such as the black and white colobus and the red-tailed monkey. Afternoon head for a Bigodi swamp walk, where there are over 138 different bird species including the great blue turaco, plant species, and butterflies will be seen in the forest. Dinner and Overnight at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House. Night Forest walk (Optional $60)

Day 10 (May 14th 2020): Transfer to Queen Elizabeth – Afternoon launch Cruise 
Have breakfast, check out of the lodge and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Go for an afternoon launch cruise at Kazinga Channel for bird watching and a peaceful calm cruise on the waters. Dinner and overnight at UWA Bandas. You may do an optional night game drive @ $60.

Day 11 (May 15th 2020): Lion tracking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

This morning we will work with the Ugandan carnivore programme to do lion tracking and hear all about the work they do monitoring the lions in the park. Continue to Lake Bunyonyi one of the deepest lakes in Africa and bilhazia-free. For overnight  Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Day 12 (May 16th 2020): Gorilla trekking

Early in the morning after breakfast and briefing by a ranger guide, enter the forest for your gorilla tracking adventure. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Tracking may take 2-7 hours depending on the movements of the gorillas in their natural wild. You will stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour once you encounter them, and then transfer back to Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort for Overnight

Day 13 ( May 17th 2020): Transfer to Mgahinga forest – Golden Money Trekking /Batwa Cultural Trail – Transfer to Volcanoes National park
Wake up very early and at 5:00am transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla national park for golden monkey trekking.Alternatively, you can do a Batwa cultural trail in Mgahinga forest to learn more about Batwa’s initial forest life. In the afternoon, transfer to Volcanoes National park with a stop at Dian Fossey exhibition Center if time allows. Dinner and overnight at Muhabura Lodge.

Day 14 (May 18th 2020): Dian Fossey Graveyard Hike
Have breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing. You will them embark on a hike to Dian Fossey grave yard in respect of Dian Fossey ho lost her life to Save mountain gorillas in the Virunga region. Hike back and transfer to Kigali. Dinner and overnight at Five to Five Hotel Clubbing (optional $20).

Day 15 (May 19th 2020):Transfer to Akagera Park, Game Viewing & Departure
Wake up early, have breakfast and transfer to Akagera national park for big five game. There you will numerous animals browsing, grazing and hunting in open savannas rewarding you with a memorable experience. Drive to Kigali international airport for your return flight.

Tour Ends

Trip Inclusions

  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Rhino tracking
  • launch cruise
  • Ground transport
  • Accommodation for 14 nights
  • Meals
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Golden monkey trekking