10 Days Uganda Rwanda Group Tour Trip – Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Communities, Scenery Viewing

10 Days Uganda Rwanda Group Tour Trip – Overview

10 Days Uganda Rwanda Group Tour Trip features Gorillas and Chimpanzee trekking, wildlife, Communities, and incredible scenery viewing.

10 Days Uganda Rwanda group tour starts in Kampala/Entebbe and ends in Kigali featuring the prime Uganda national parks – destinations of Murchison Falls National Park & Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the Big five experience, Kibale National Park for amazing Chimpanzee trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for majestic Kazinga Channel launch cruise & the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Mountain Gorilla trekking encounter, Lake Bunyonyi experience, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, relaxation at Gisenyi Lake Kivu and Genocide memorial in Kigali.

10 Days Uganda Rwanda Group Tour – Safari Highlights

Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls NP, tour Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

Day 2: Undertake morning game drive in northern Murchison Falls NP, afternoon Nile launch cruise & hike to the top of the falls

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park and explore the views of the countryside

Day 4: Undertake Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park & drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.  Sightseeing of Rwenzori Mountains en route

Day 5: Do Morning game drive in Kasenyi Sector, afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Day 6: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Do Ishasha game drive en route in search of tree climbing lions

Day 7: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP & spend the evening at Lake Bunyonyi – the Lake of a thousand Islands for sightseeing, relaxation, and a canoe ride

Day 8: Relaxed breakfast, boat ride at Lake Bunyonyi & transfer to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Sightseeing of Virunga Volcanoes en route

Day 9: Optional Golden Monkey trekking $100pp or adventure Bisoke hike $75pp & transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu for relaxation

Day 10: Drive to Kigali. Sightseeing of Rwandan hillsides, Visit the Kigali genocide memorial upon arrival

10 Days Uganda Rwanda Group Tour – Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls NP, tour Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

Settle for breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala/Entebbe and depart at 6:30 am for Murchison Falls National Park Uganda to Uganda’s North West. You drive 311km about 5 hours’ drive excluding stops en route.

A stop will be made at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking exploring the only population of Southern White Rhinos in Uganda and this last for 2 hours after which you enjoy lunch at Kabalega dinner and proceed to the park enjoying the views of Masindi town and Budongo Forest Reserve arriving at the lodge for relaxation, dinner overnight.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari Tent

Day 2: Undertake morning game drive in northern Murchison Falls NP, afternoon Nile launch cruise & hike to the top of the falls

10 Days Uganda Rwanda Group TourYou cross with the 7 am ferry if you slept in the south or start the game drive at 6:30 am if you slept in the north and inside the park gaining rich possibilities of spotting Elephants, Rothschild Giraffes, Lion, Buffalo, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Leopard, Oribis, Kobs, waterbucks among others.

The activity lasts 3 – 4 hours and at 2 pm, the Nile launch cruise departs at Paraa Jetty to the bottom of the falls cruising on the world’s longest river.

Upon arrival at the bottom of the falls, you embark on the hike to the top of the world’s most powerful waterfall enjoying the incredible views of the Nile River as it forces itself to make way through a less than 7m ravine after which it falls 43m below to the Devil’s Cauldron generating a plume of spray with a thunderous roar and a trademark rainbow.

Meet your guide at the top of the falls and transfer to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari Tent

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park and explore the views of the countryside

Depart the lodge with lunch box and transfer to Kibale National Park 366km about 8 hours’ drive enjoying the views of the countryside landscapes.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Day 4: Undertake Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park & drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.  Sightseeing of Rwenzori Mountains en route

Settle for breakfast at 7 am and connect to Kanyanchu tourism centre for briefing at 8 am after which you engage in the 2 – 5 forest trek in search of Chimpanzees. Kibale National Park Uganda is a rich bio-diverse destination with great flora including flowering plants, tall and mature trees some of which are medicinal and others are favourites to wild animals, 375 species of birds not forgetting 13 primate species.

The one hour with Chimpanzees is a memorable one as you explore them to feed, patrol, fight, mate, play, and display their jumping skills among other interesting features as you take amazing photoshoots.  From the activity, you enjoy lunch and later visit Bigodi wetland and Community for a rewarding ecotourism experience.

Retreat from the activity and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 157km about 3 hours’ drive exploring the views of Rwenzori Mountains en route.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 5: Do Morning game drive in Kasenyi Sector, afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Settle for breakfast before setting off for game drive at 7 am. Kasenyi sector is the main area of interest and offers good possibilities for spotting Lions, Elephants, Leopard, Topi, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs, spotted hyenas, Buffaloes among others. The game drive lasts 3 – 4 hours after which you drive to Mweya peninsular for hot lunch.

You will sign up for the 2 pm Kazinga Channel boat cruise for a two-hour experience along this amazing natural channel with possibilities of viewing Nile Crocodiles, Hippos, birds on the shores like Saddle-billed stork, African skimmers and many more not forgetting the wild game.

Upon return from the boat, you do a game drive along the channel track as you head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 6: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Do Ishasha game drive en route in search of tree climbing lions

Settle for breakfast at 7 am after which you drive south to Bwindi Forest National Park 218km to Ruhija and a game drive will be done en route in the Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions and other wildlife. Proceed to Bwindi arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight

 Accommodation:

Midrange:     Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 7: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP & spend the evening at Lake Bunyonyi – the Lake of a thousand Islands for sightseeing, relaxation, and canoe ride

Mountain Gorillas are known to thrive only in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda in Uganda and the Greater Virunga massif shared by Uganda Rwanda and Congo. With their population estimated at 1004, Bwindi alone has a minimum of 400 Mountain Gorillas and thus best placed for a gorilla trekking adventure.

The Uganda gorilla trekking safari briefing starts at 8 am after the armed park rangers lead you to this amazing dense forest hiking up and down the steep slopes intercepted by narrow valleys amidst the enchanting bird songs and lush flora.

The Uganda gorilla trekking duration lasts 2 – 8 hours but the actual viewing is limited to one hour for purposes of Conservation and it is an incredible moment viewing them as they forage and socialize while taking good photoshoots.

From the activity, you transfer to Lake Bunyonyi enjoying nice views of Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa and spend the evening at leisure enjoying the views of this amazing lake with a count of 29 Islands.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Rock-resort

Day 8: Relaxed breakfast, boat ride at Lake Bunyonyi & transfer to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Sightseeing of Virunga Volcanoes en route

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi Uganda exploring the beautiful lake and its Islands including the Punishment Island where pre-marital pregnant girls would be dumped and left to die. From the activity, transfer to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park enjoying the sights of the amazing Virunga Volcanoes – the chain of eight Mountains stretching from Uganda through Rwanda to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Day 9: Optional Mountain Gorilla Trekking $1500pp, Golden Monkey trekking $100pp, adventure Bisoke hike $75pp or Dian Fossey hike $75pp & transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu for relaxation

You can choose to take up optional Mountain Gorilla Trekking $1500pp, Golden Monkey trekking $100pp, adventure Bisoke hike for $75pp or Dian Fossey hike $75pp if you are adventure enthusiasts and later transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu to relax by the sandy beaches.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Paradis Resort Kivu

Day 10:  Drive to Kigali. Sightseeing of Rwandan hillsides, Visit the Kigali genocide memorial upon arrival

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast after which you embark on the drive to Kigali 158km about 3- 4 hours’ drive enjoying incredible views of Rwandan hillsides.

Upon arrival in Kigali, visit the Kigali genocide memorial to gain an insight into what transpired in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

End of the 10 Days Uganda Rwanda Group Tour

Cost/Price Per Person

No of Pax Rate pp in US Dollars
2 Pax $3247
3 Pax $2906
4 Pax $2735
5 Pax $2633
6 Pax $2565
7 Pax $2515
8 Pax $2479
Single Room Supplement $295

10 Days Uganda Rwanda Group Tour – Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit Uganda.
  • Chimpanzee permit Kibale.
  • Full board accommodation on Safari
  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Entebbe
  • Full-time English-speaking professional driver-guide
  • Transportation in 4X4 Safari Van equipped with pop-up roof suitable for touring and photography
  • Rwanda border crossing fees for the vehicle
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Boat fees Kazinga Channel, Murchison Falls & Lake Bunyonyi
  • Boat Bunyonyi
  • Fuel
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water while on safari.

10 Days Uganda Rwanda Group Tour – Exclusions

  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Other Beverages/ drinks
  • International flights
  • Change in tariff due to government policy
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities and any other extras are not detailed in the above itinerary.