Discover Uganda and Rwanda hidden treasures on the 17 day gorilla tracking & wildlife tour in Africa. This is the best trip if for adventure travelers to Africa!

Safari overview:

This is one of our longest safari to explore Uganda and Rwanda wildlife national parks. 17 days ( 16 nights) on full board basis.

  • The tour starts in Uganda at Entebe International Airport and end at Kigali International Airport.
  • Enjoy gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, Mt Rwenzori hike among other.
  • In Uganda, tour Jinja, Murchison falls national Park, Mt. Rwenzori and so on.
  • In Rwanda, tour Nyungwe forest national park, Volcanoes national park, Kigali city among others. For inquiry, click below or Email: info@rwandagorillasafaris.comBook This Rwanda Tour

Detailed itinerary:

17 Days Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla, Chimpanzees and Wildlife Safari

DAY 1: Arrival and transfer to transfer to the hotel
On arrival, you will be picked by our representative to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Serena Hotel, Cassia Hotel or The Lodge.

DAY 2: Transfer to Jinja

Breakfast and drive to Jinja. Visit Ssezibwa falls en route and enjoy the sights and sounds. Proceed to Mabira forest for a short nature walk. Lunch en route in Jinja town and then you will head to the source of the Nile River. Transfer back to Kampala. Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel, Cassia Lodge or The Lodge.

DAY 3: Cultural tour

Breakfast and depart for the Kabaka’s lake expecting to see various bird species. Proceed to Kasubi Tombs, the royal Burial grounds for the Kings of Buganda. Go to Bahai temple where those with the Bahai faith go for worship. Lunch in Kampala and visit the Namugongo Uganda Martyrs shrine where 22 martyrs were burnt by the old Kabaka (King) of Buganda. In the evening, go to Ndere centre and enjoy the different African cultural performances. Return to your Lodge for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4: Drive to Murchison Falls National park

After your breakfast in the morning, leave for Masindi for Lunch and proceed to the park up to the top of the falls. Dinner and overnight at Red Chilli Rest Camp, Paraa Safari Lodge or Murchison River Lodge.

DAY 5: Morning game drive and Boat cruise

A cup of coffee/ tea and thereafter, go for a game drive in the park to view the wildlife species at the park such as Hartebeests, elephants, oribis, Roth’s child giraffes, leopards, hyenas, Uganda kob to mention but a few. Return to the lodge for breakfast, relaxation and lunch. Afternoon go for a boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls for game views of kingfishers, elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, hippos among others. Dinner and overnight at Red Chilli, Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge.

DAY 6: Drive to Kasese

Very early after breakfast, drive to Rwenzori Mountain National park via the Albertine escarpment of the western rift valley through the green vegetation and traditional homesteads. Lunch en route and proceed for dinner and overnight at tour Holiday Inn / Hotel Margarita.

DAY 7: Hiking from Nyakalengija (1615m) to Nyabitaba Hut (2651m).

Breakfast and start your hike from the RMS offices at Nyakalegija early in the morning with your packed lunch. You will then climb up onto a massive ridge to reach Nyabitaba hut after passing through the farmland beyond which it follows the Mubuku River, crossing its Mahoma tributary. Your hike may take around 5 hours and you are most likely to enjoy sights and sounds of colored Rwenzori turaco, white and black colobus, blue monkey and chimpanzees. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 8: Hiking from Nyabitaba (2651m) to John Matte Hut (3505m).

Have breakfast and proceed with packed lunch crossing the Kurt Shaffer Bridge passing through the muddy area along the Mubuku River. You will reach Nyamuleju hut after passing through the bamboo forest. You will continue through the tropical plants along the Bujuku River to John Matte. The trip can take around 6 hours. Have a remarkable view of the snow capped Margherita, Elena peaks and Mount Stanley. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 9: Hiking from John Matte (3505m) to Bujuku Hut (3962m).

Have your breakfast and cross to Bujuku River to enter the lower Bigo Bog. You will then go over a steep ascent to the upper Bigo Bog and proceed to lake Bujuku and finally to Bujuku hut. You will have a spectacular view of Mount. Baker, Speke and Stanley. This will take like 5 hours. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 10: Bujuku (3962) to Kitandara Hut (4541m).

After breakfast you will ascend to the highest point on the Loop trail to Scott Eliot pass then descend to the two Kitandara lakes. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 11: Drive to Bwindi National Park.

Breakfast is followed by the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park and stop at Ishasha Wilderness Camp for lunch. Have a remarkable sight of the tree-climbing lions. Visit the Ishasha River and see the Hippos, buffaloes, Uganda kob, topis, bushbucks and the vegetation. Proceed with the journey to Bwindi. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Safari Lodge / Gorilla Mist Lodge / Wagtail eco – Lodge.

DAY 12: Gorilla tracking experience and Nature walk.

Breakfast and head to the park headquarters with packed lunch, water for refreshment and tracking gears and be briefed about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Natures walk in the Batwa (Pygmies) community and visit the Batwa people who have amazing cultural performances, traditional. Return to your Lodge for dinner and overnight

DAY 13: Transfer to Rwanda.

Have breakfast and thereafter embark on the safari to Volcanoes National park in Rwanda through a beautiful scenic view of the Virunga Mountains. Lunch en route and continue to the park for dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House, Le Bambou gorilla Lodge, Gorillas view Hotel.

DAY 14: Dian Fossey Tombs

Enjoy your breakfast and head to Karisoke research centre to visit Dian Fossey’s grave. Return to your Lodge for dinner and overnight.

DAY 15: Drive to Nyungwe forest.

After breakfast, drive southwards to Nyungwe forest. Lunch and visit to Mirambi genocide memorial site and Royal palace en route. Proceed for dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest LodgeGisakura Guest house.

DAY 16: Chimpanzee tracking.

Take breakfast and head to the park headquarters to be briefed about the chimpanzees. Proceed to the forest for the adventurous activity. Dinner and overnight stay at Peace Guest house, Gisakura Guest house / Nyungwe safari lodge.

DAY 17: Return to Kigali to visit Gisozi genocide memorial and Departure

After your breakfast, you will drive to back to Kigali to visit Gisozi genocide memorial site and thereafter, transfer to Kigali international Airport for your scheduled flight back home.

End of safari

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