8 Day Uganda - Rwanda Gorillas and Big Game Safari

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Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up at Entebbe International Airport and briefing in Entebbe Town

Pass By: Lake Victoria, Entebbe Uganda
We will stay in the beautiful town of Entebbe which is located along the shores of the biggest fresh water lake in Africa, Lake Victoria. Those who arrive early will have the chance to see more of Entebbe town.

Stop At: Entebbe, Entebbe, Central Region
Upon arrival you will be driven in to your guest...
Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up at Entebbe International Airport and briefing in Entebbe Town

Pass By: Lake Victoria, Entebbe Uganda
We will stay in the beautiful town of Entebbe which is located along the shores of the biggest fresh water lake in Africa, Lake Victoria. Those who arrive early will have the chance to see more of Entebbe town.

Stop At: Entebbe, Entebbe, Central Region
Upon arrival you will be driven in to your guest house for the night's stay. For those that arrive early in the day the guides can walk you around the leafy surburbs, market place and the botanical gardens of Entebbe.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Airport Guest House

Day 2: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park via Equator Crossing

Stop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Western Region
After a 4 hour drive from Entebbe town to Lake Mburo National park. Upon arrival, we will settle in to our lodge before we head out for a night game drive later on. We will get to see big game including giraffe, zebra, various antelope species, buffalo and with a little luck leopards. Lake Mburo is Uganda's smallest national park but offers a vast array of wildlife in one of Uganda's most beautiful landscapes.
Duration: 18 hours

Stop At: Uganda Equator, Masaka Road, Kayabwe Uganda
Stop at the centre of the world at the equator crossing. We will take the moment to get a coffee and take photos and check out the crafts by the roadside.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Leopard Rest Camp

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for evening Game Drive

Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
This day will offer you the chance to see the incredible landscape of Queen Elizabeth as well as incredible wildlife that roams the plains of Queen Elizabeth. On the game drive, expect to see elephants, buffalo, antelope and with a little luck big cats like lions and leopard.
Duration: 18 hours

Stop At: Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
Drive across the Kazinga channel where you will see men fishing in fresh waters dotted by hippo pods.
Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Morning Game drive and Afternoon Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
You will start the day with an early breakfast followed by a morning game drive through the savannah grasslands of the park. On this game drive look out for elephants, lions, buffaloes, kobs, warthogs, waterbucks and other small mammals. You will also see the beautiful Rwenzori ranges and the Crater Lake dotted landscapes of the park on this game drive. Break for lunch at the Mweya Peninsula also known as “the beautiful place”.

In the afternoon, head for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. Enjoy the beautiful sights along the lake shores teeming with "loser “buffalo herds, hippos and crocodiles as well as numerous birds including pink backed pelicans, plovers, Kingfishers and many other bird species that reside in this avian paradise.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mweya Safari Lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest via Ishasha Tree Climbing Lion Territory

Stop At: Ishasha, Uganda
After a leisurely breakfast, embark on the journey through Queen Elizabeth as you make your way to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This is arguably one of Uganda’s most scenic route as the journey takes you through savannah grasslands and tropical rainforests.

Stop for lunch and a game drive in the Ishasha sector where with a little luck, you will get to see the elusive tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector. Thereafter you will embark on the final leg of the journey to Bwindi where you will arrive in the late evening hours.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Engagi Lodge or
Bakiga Lodge or
Gorilla Treetops

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
Arise early for breakfast, head to the park office at 08:00am for briefing. Thereafter, the rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth, with the bird sounds in the background as you search for the gorilla families.

Get in close proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe these pacific primates in their natural habitat. Watch the gorillas eat, groom and play. After the days’ activities return to the lodge for tree planting as a sign of conservation efforts. Settle in for dinner and the night’s stay
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Engagi Lodge
Gorilla Treetops
Bakiga Lodge

Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi

Stop At: Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda
After breakfast, we will embark on a 2 hour drive to Lake Bunyonyi. Arrive in time for your lunch. Thereafter spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and unwinding of the past experiences of your safari. Optional activities include canoe rides, community hikes and swimming in the disease free fresh waters of lake Bunyonyi.
Duration: 22 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Arcadia Lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali City for Kigali City Tour and thereafter transfer to Kigali Airport

Stop At: Kigali, Rwanda
After a hearty breakfast, transfer to Kigali city. We will start with a visit to the genocide monument where we will learn about the tragic events that happened in Rwanda. Here you will listen to stories of how the genocide events of the past in Rwanda. Learn about the great hope of Rwanda and the rebirth of Rwanda as a country. Thereafter also visit the craft market and other places in Kigali city. In the evening, you will be transferred to Kigali Airport for your departure flight.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • 6x Lunch
  • 6x Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Uganda Equator
  • Entry/Admission - Kazinga Channel
  • 7x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
Not Included
  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Entebbe International Airport, 14 Kitaasa Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
Return Details
Kigali International Airport, KN 5 Rd, Kigali, Rwanda
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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