20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari

Overview of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari

20 Days Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari starts from Kigali International Airport and features Nyungwe Forest NP canopy walk, Volcanoes National Park Golden Monkey trekking, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Mountain Gorilla Trekking, Lake Bunyonyi canoeing encounter, Queen Elizabeth National Park game drive & Kazinga Channel boat safari, Rwenzori Mountains day hike, Kibale National Park Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda & Bigodi wetland, cycling in Fort portal crater field, Bush dinner at Lake Albert, Murchison Falls National Park game drive, Nile boat safari & hike to the top of the falls, Kidepo Valley National Park unlimited game drive & IK heritage tour, Sipi Falls hike, adventure white water rafting along the Nile River and then drop off at Entebbe International Airport.

Safari Highlight of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari

Day 1 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Visit Nyanza Palace & Butare National Museum en route

Day 2 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Do Adventure Nyungwe Canopy walk & transfer to Volcanoes National Park. Sightseeing of the Congo Nile divide trail

Day 3 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Do Golden Monkey Trekking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer to Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Enjoy incredible views of Virunga Volcanoes & fascinating Kigezi Highlands en route

Day 4 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP & relax

Day 5 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, do canoe paddle exploring the Island Communities & the fishermen

Day 6 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Transfer to Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park & do game drive in search of tree climbing lions

Day 7 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Another game drive in Ishasha sector & transfer to Mweya for an afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise

Day 8 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Morning game drive in Kasenyi sector in the north of Queen Elizabeth NP & transfer to Kasese

Day 9 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Adventure hike to the Rwenzori Mountains for the whole day.  Explore the foothills of the legendary mountains of the moon & transfer to Kibale NP

Day 10 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale NP & afternoon Bigodi wetland walk for traditional food experience & conservation experience

Day 11 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Cycling experience in Fort Portal Area covering Amabere Caves & the Fort Portal crater lake field, transfer to Lake Albert Lodge, Sightseeing of Albertine rift valley escarpments, flats & Blue Mountains of Congo. Enjoy a thrilling Bush Dinner

Day 12 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Do an afternoon game drive

Day 13 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Extensive morning game drive in Murchison Falls NP, afternoon Nile launch cruise & hike to the top of the falls

Day 14 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park. Enjoy en route landscapes

Day 15 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: A day of game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park; morning & afternoon game drive

Day 16 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Authentic cultural experience to the Indigenous Karimojong in the Morungole Mountains  

Day 17 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Transfer to Sipi Falls. Enjoy the scenic en route landscapes 

Day 18 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Do Sipi Falls Hike & transfer to Jinja

Day 19 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Adventure White water rafting along the mighty Nile River in Jinja

Day 20 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Drive to Kampala City and then to Entebbe International Airport for flight departure

Safari Highlight of the 20 Days Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari

Day 1 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Visit Nyanza Palace & Butare National Museum en route

Settle for breakfast after which you transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park 268km about 6 hours’ drive driving through scenic landscapes en route.  You will make a stop at Nyanza Palace to explore the home of the last two kings of Rwanda namely; King Rudahigwa and his father King Musinga with beautifully built architectural hut, Royal instruments and inyambo cows.  You proceed to Butare for lunch and the visit the Ethnographic Museum – the largest Museum in Rwanda with over 100,000 artefacts. Proceed to Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Midrange: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Day 2 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Do Adventure Nyungwe Canopy walk & transfer to Volcanoes National Park. Sightseeing of the Congo Nile divide trail

At 8am, you engage in Nyungwe Canopy walk. This is 200m walk way though the lush Afro forest canopy gaining good sight of birds, primates and good flora. Noted to be the first of its kind in East Africa, this adventure walk way is an adrenaline activity with a very rewarding experience. The activity lasts 2 hours maximum after which you transfer to Volcanoes National Park 244km about 6 – 7 hours’ drive enjoying the sights of Rwandan countryside including the Congo Nile trail and the shores of Lake Kivu.

Accommodation

Midrange: Davinci Gorilla Lodge

Day 3 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Do Golden Monkey Trekking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer to Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Enjoy incredible views of Virunga Volcanoes & fascinating Kigezi Highlands en route

The golden Monkey trekking starts at 7am from Kinigi with briefing after which you set off to the forest to explore the endangered Golden Monkeys another species of Primates only thriving in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The golden Monkey trek lasts 4 hours with one hour of actual viewing exploring them as they jump from branch to branch and from one tree to another in the Bamboo zone on the slopes of Mount Sabyinyo.  From the activity, you transfer to Uganda crossing via Cyanica boarder enjoying incredible views of Virunga Volcanoes and fascinating Kigezi Highlands.

Accommodation

Midrange: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge   – Private Cottage

Day 4 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP & relax

After a briefing at 8 am, you follow the rugged terrain with steep hills and narrow valleys with dense forest cover as you look out for the Mountain Gorillas that are critically endangered world over. The gorilla trek can last 2 – 8 hours but with one hour of actual gorilla viewing as they socialize, forage and demonstrate other behaviors as you take counts of photos. From the activity, you spend the afternoon at leisure.

Accommodation

Midrange: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge   – Private Cottage

Day 5 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, do canoe paddle exploring the Island Communities & the fishermen

Slope down to Lake Bunyonyi enjoying the views of Kigezi Highlands – famously known as the Switzerland of Africa and Virunga Volcanoes at a distance.  Upon arrival at Lake Bunyonyi – the lake of a thousand Islands because of its count of 29 Islands, you take up a canoe ride exploring this amazing lake, hopping between Islands and visiting the Islands to view the way of life of the Islanders and their traditions. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Day 6 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Transfer to Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park & do game drive in search of tree climbing lions

After breakfast, transfer via Kabale and Kanungu to Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda 177km about 4 hours drive. Upon arrival, engage in an extensive game drive in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game. Ishasha sector is re-known for the population of tree climbing lions which is a rare occurrence across the world.

Accommodation

Midrange: Enjojo Lodge – Thatched Cottage

Day 7 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Another game drive in Ishasha sector & transfer to Mweya for an afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise

Start off the game drive in the early hours of the morning in search of Elephants, Buffaloes, Defassa waterbucks, Kobs, Topis and most especially the famous tree-climbing lions that have made Ishasha sector beyond the ordinary. They tend to lie on the branches of fig trees overlooking their prey in the plains below.  The game drive will be done in the morning, drive to upper Queen about 3 hours’ drive for a hot lunch at Tembo restaurant. In the afternoon, you gather at Mweya jetty for an afternoon boat cruise starting at 2 pm for Marasa for 2 hours. The encounter offers you the opportunity of encountering the Nile crocodiles, the Hippos and water birds along the channel. The wild game also tends to come to the channel shores to quench their thirst. Retreat from that and do a game drive along the channel track as you connect to the lodge for overnight

Accommodation

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 8 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Morning game drive in Kasenyi sector in the north of Queen Elizabeth NP & transfer to Kasese

Drive to the rolling plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park with its extensive savannah grassland for amazing game viewing experience after breakfast. The drive through the Kasenyi tracks enables you to explore a range of game including the elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards, water bucks, side stripped jackals among other species. The activity tends to last 3 – hours after which you transfer to Kasese. You are welcomed by the incredible views of the Rwenzori Mountains.

Accommodation

Midrange: Sandton Kasese

Day 9 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Adventure hike to the Rwenzori Mountains for the whole day.  Explore the foothills of the legendary mountains of the moon & transfer to Kibale NP

The day hike to the legendary Mountains of the moon departs at Nyakalengija park station at 8 am presenting an opportunity to explore the foothills of Africa’s third-highest Mountain rising to 5,109m above sea level with snowcapped peaks. Because Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya are free-standing, Mount Rwenzori stands as the tallest Mountain range on the continent of Africa. The sights of vegetation on the lower slopes, birds, Albertine rift flats below & local settlements. You enjoy picnic lunch and you will transfer later in the evening to Kibale National Park 135km about 2 hours’ drive enjoying the incredible views of Ndali Kasenda crater field.

Accommodation

Midrange: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Day 10 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale NP & afternoon Bigodi wetland walk for traditional food experience & conservation experience

Take up Chimpanzee trekking experience departing Kanyanchu Tourism Center in Kibale National Park at 8am and in the company of the armed park ranger guides, you head to the rain forest in search of these Great Apes recorded to be closest species to humans in terms of DNA. With 2 – 5 hours trek in the lush forest with other primate species like Black and white colobus, 375 species of birds, the one full hour spent with the Chimpanzees as they forage, play, mate, patrol, make pant hooting calls among others while taking amazing photoshoots, lasting memories will be generated. From the activity, you settle for lunch and later embark on an exciting eco-community tour experience to Bigodi community. Enjoy a guided wetland walk for lush flora and birds exploring how the community has come together to conserve this natural feature and the adjacent Kibale Forest. Explore the community way of life learning about their traditions.

Accommodation

Midrange: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Day 11 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Cycling experience in Fort Portal Area covering Amabere Caves & the Fort Portal crater lake field, transfer to Lake Albert Lodge, Sightseeing of Albertine rift valley escarpments, flats & Blue Mountains of Congo. Enjoy a thrilling Bush Dinner

Connect to Fort Portal, get the bikes and proceed to Amabere caves for an amazing cycling experience traversing the Fort Portal Crater field with scenic crater lakes and hollows. From the activity, transfer to Lake Albert enjoying the views of Albertine Rift valley including the scenic flats, escarpments and the Blue Mountains of Congo. Enjoy a thrilling bush dinner under the lush tropical sky.

Accommodation

Midrange: Lake Albert Lodge  

Day 12 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Do an afternoon game drive

After a relaxed breakfast, set off for the transfer to Murchison Falls National Park Uganda 174km to Paraa about 4 hours’ drive. Murchison is Uganda’s largest National Park bisected by River Nile – the world’s longest River in two leaving the great Murchison Falls – the world’s most powerful waterfall in the park. Settle for lunch & undertake a rewarding game drive in the afternoon exploring its beautiful open savannah landscapes and home to Rothschild Giraffes, Hartebeest, Lions, Cape Buffalos, Oribis, Kobs, Leopard among others

Accommodation:

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari tent

Day 13 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Extensive morning game drive in Murchison Falls NP, afternoon Nile launch cruise & hike to the top of the falls

Embark on the game drive at 7am in the northern sector of 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 2pm, the Nile launch cruise departs at Paraa Jetty to the bottom of the falls cruising on the world’s longest River. Upon arrival to the bottom of the falls, you embark on the hike to the top of 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 14 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park. Enjoy en route landscapes       

Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda 347km about 7hours enjoying the views of the rural landscapes of northern Uganda including the remains of the infamous Kony war.  Arrive in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Kidepo Savannah Lodge – Safari tent en suite

Day 15 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: A day of game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park; morning & afternoon game drive

Depart the lodge after breakfast for an extensive wild game viewing in the less explored landscapes of Kidepo National Park traversing the famous Narus Valley stretching up to Kanangarok hot springs. The wildlife to look out for include; elephants, lions, Buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, cheetah, greater and lesser kudu, eland, black-backed and side-striped jackals, leopard, spotted hyena, warthog, Burchell’s zebra, bushbuck, Defassa waterbuck, bush duiker, oribi, Bohor reedbuck and Jackson’s hartebeest.  The stretch to the hot spring Area is good for spotting the Ostrich. It’s a morning and afternoon game viewing experience.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Kidepo Savannah Lodge – Safari tent en suite

Day 16 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Authentic cultural experience to the Indigenous Karimojong in the Morungole Mountains  
Take up a lasting authentic cultural to the Indigenous Karimojong on the great hills of Mount Morungole. This is one of the indigenous tribes of Africa and because of their remote dwelling place, they still feature their original traditions including family setting, norms, marriage practices among others.  It’s an active adventure to the Mountains and it’s a whole day experience with great sightseeing as well.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Kidepo Savannah Lodge – Safari tent en suite

Day 17 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Transfer to Sipi Falls. Enjoy the scenic en route landscapes 

Depart the lodge at 7am after breakfast for the drive to Sipi Falls enjoying the views of North eastern Uganda landscapes including Mount Moroto. Proceed to arrive in Sipi Falls Area in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Midrange:  Mbale Resort Hotel

Day 18 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Do Sipi Falls Hike & transfer to Jinja    

After breakfast, you enjoy the hike to the Sipi Falls a very wonderful site for sightseeing and photography. The hiking uphill offers panoramic views of community lands below. Settle for lunch and then transfer to Jinja for overnight enjoying the scenic views of Eastern Uganda landscapes.

Accommodation:

Midrange: 2 Friends Hotel Jinja

Day 19 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Adventure White water rafting along the mighty Nile River in Jinja

After breakfast, you engage in a lasting adventure exploring the rapids and cascades on this world’s longest River in your rafts with guidance from experts.  It’s a day-long adrenaline experience in the waters of the legendary River Nile. Lunch is provided during the activity.

Accommodation:

Midrange: 2 Friends Hotel Jinja

Day 20 of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari: Drive to Kampala City and then to Entebbe International Airport for flight departure

Depart Jinja after breakfast, arrive in Kampala at 10 am, do Kampala City drive and later proceed to Entebbe International Airport for flight departure in the evening

End of the 20 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Rwanda Primate, Adventure, Wildlife & Culture Safari

Rate per person in US Dollars

No of Pax Rate pp in US Dollars
2 Pax $5938
3 Pax $5322
4 Pax $5039
5 Pax $4860
6 Pax $4740
7 Pax $4747
8 Pax $4696
Single Room Supplement $601

Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit Uganda. From July 1st 2020, a top of $100pp will be required
  • Chimpanzee permit Kibale. From July 1st 2020, a top of $50pp will be required
  • Full board accommodation on Safari
  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Jinja
  • 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
  • White water rafting
  • Rwenzori Day hike
  • Nyungwe Canopy walk
  • Boat fees Kazinga Channel, Murchison Falls & Lake Bunyonyi
  • Fuel
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water while on safari.

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 not detailed in the above itinerary.