6-Day Rwanda-Uganda Safari Tour

The 5-night/6-day Rwanda-Uganda Safari Tour takes you from the vibrant city of Kigali in Rwanda to the scenic wonders of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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  • Duration: 6 Days
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What’s included

  • Transfer from/to international airport
  • 5 nights’ accommodation 
  • English-speaking driver/safari guide 
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Guided safari tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park 
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel 
  • National park fees, where applicable 
  • Meals as per itinerary 
  • Still water/ tea or coffee on chimpanzee trekking and safari tour  

Description

Guests have the choice of affordable or luxury accommodation so it suits everyone’s travel budget. 

This remarkable tour is a combination of spectacular scenery, outstanding wildlife sightings and cruising down the world’s longest river. The highlight is trekking through dense forest undergrowth and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet a few of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.  

Highlights

  • Guided tour of the city of Kigali 
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Guided safari tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park 
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel  

Accommodation

Kigali Serena Hotel

Accommodation in Kigali, Rwanda

148 rooms, sleeping up to 300 adult guests

Kigali Serena Hotel is an elegant hotel located on a pleasant avenue in central Kigali and a short drive from the main tourist attractions in the city. It’s a popular place to stay in Kigali for travellers and business people, offering a stylish choice of accommodation and an excellent selection of restaurants. 

The ensuite rooms at Kigali Serena Hotel are air-conditioned and fully-equipped for comfort and convenience, including a flatscreen TV with satellite channels and tea/coffee-making facilities. There is Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the hotel. The front-facing rooms overlook a large sparkling pool. 

Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

28 units, sleeping up to 50 guests

Rushaga Gorilla Camp consists of a selection of luxury safari tents, family cottages and wooden cabins that sit perched on the edge of an escarpment overlooking the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 

Built from volcanic stones and timber, each ensuite room and chalet offers guests a clean and comfortable place to stay and is ideally located for the gorilla trekking expeditions. It’s a 10-minute walk to the Southern Sector Park Headquarters.   

Chameleon Hill

Accommodation close to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

10 chalets, sleeping up to 20 adult guests

Chameleon Hill Lodge is best known for its magnificent setting and dramatic views. The lodge is built on a ridge overlooking Lake Mutanda with the Virunga Mountain Volcanoes in the distance. Chameleon Hill lies nestled in a lush valley between Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. 

It’s a magical oasis in the lush and verdant highlands that are usually cloaked in mist in the early mornings. The design and décor of the Chameleon Hills is unusual; with the rooms and buildings painted in array of colours, making it look like a rainbow on the edge of the escarpment.  

Baboon Safari Lodge

Accommodation close to Queen Elizabeth National Park

10 canvas tents and a wooden suit, sleeping up to 40 guests

The Baboon Safari Lodge is located outside of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Kyambura escarpment.The magical Rwenzori Mountain form a dramatic background with snow-covered peaks. 

Guests stay in ensuite canvas safari tents which have highly-polished mahogany flooring and a large private deck which overlooks a sparkling pool and the lush forest surrounds. The wooden chalet sleeps up to 20 guests, catering for young travellers on a tighter budget. 

Mweya Safari Lodge

Accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mweya Safari Lodge offers discerning travellers luxury accommodation on a peninsula in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park with the magical Rwenzori mountain range forming a spectacular backdrop. The Rwenzori mountains are renowned as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’ from the epic movie of the same name. 

Each ensuite suite at Mweya Safari Lodge boasts breathtaking views of the Kazinga Channel. They’re fully equipped for comfort and convenience. Luxury facilities include an excellent restaurant serving authentic Uganda cuisine and the Mweya Health Club for spa treatments.  

Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali

 Guests collected at an agreed destination; either Kigali International Airport or a hotel/guest house within the city precinct. Transfer to your hotel in Kigali, capital of Rwanda; ‘meet and greet’ and safari tour briefing. 

Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel. Dinner served in the hotel restaurant. 

Includes: Dinner  

Day 2: Kigali - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (177 Kilometers)

Early wake up for breakfast. Check out of hotel and depart for a tour of Kigali. Then it’s time to enjoy scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a stopover for lunch along the way. 

Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp or Chameleon Hill. Dinner served in the lodge restaurant. 

Includes: Breakfast and dinner  

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wake up early (6h30) for breakfast. Depart for a full morning in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on an exciting gorilla trekking expedition. Return to your hotel for lunch. 

Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp or Chameleon Hill. Dinner served in the lodge restaurant. 

Includes:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner  

Day 4: Bwindi - Queen Elizabeth National Park (155 Kilometers)

Early wake up (7h00) for breakfast. Check out of your hotel and depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Stopover for lunch along the way. Enjoy a wonderful safari tour of the national park as you make your way to your hotel. 

Overnight at Baboon Safari Resort or Mweya Safari Lodge. Dinner is served in the lodge restaurant. 

Includes: Breakfast and dinner  

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early wake up for breakfast (6h30). Depart for an early morning safari tour of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Return to your lodge for lunch and a rest. 

Depart at 14h00 for a 2-hour boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. The Kazinga Channel in Uganda is a wide, 32-kilometre long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George. It’s home to one of the world's largest concentrations of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles. 

Overnight at Baboon Safari Resort or Mweya Safari Lodge. Dinner is served in the lodge restaurant. 

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner  

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Kampala (386 Kilometers)

Early wake up (6h00) for breakfast. Check out your hotel and depart for Kampala. Lunch at a viewpointalong the way.  

Arrive in Kampala late afternoon; drop off at Entebbe Airport or a hotel/guest house within the city precinct. 

Includes: Breakfast  

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled flights to/from Kampala
  • Other domestic airfares
  • Permit for chimpanzee trekking 
  • All purchases of a personal nature 
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 
  • Laundry services 
  • Phone call and Wi-Fi charges 
  • Extra activities/day excursions not included in itinerary  

Important information

This is for a tour group comprising 15 people. The cost per person may increase if the tour group is less than 15 people. 

Important

Gorilla trekking permit: USD 600 

Not included in cost of tour  

Gorilla trekking is dependent on the availability of permits at the time of your booking. Gorilla permits in all national parks in Uganda and Rwanda are in very high demand. We recommend you book your gorilla trekking tour as early as possible to avoid disappointment.  

R 36,000 6 Days , Easy

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