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Specialties:

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Photography
  • Birding & Wildlife
  • Safaris

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Activities & Transport

  • Safari
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Meet the Locals
  • Car with driver
  • Boat | Sailing Boat
  • 4x4

Main travel focus

Cultural visits
Nature & landscapes
Animals & wildlife

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Wildlife Adventure through Rwanda & Uganda

Nocturnal Forest Walk - Gorilla tracking - Chimpanzee habituation - Lion tracking
Unique about this tour:
  • Sleep like a local at Karamoja
  • Stay at lodges in the best spots
  • Spend a whole day with the world’s great primates, chimpanzees.
  • Travel in small groups of 2-6 people with a certified English speaking guide

This 16-day Rwanda and Uganda adventure safari takes you through Akagera National Park to see the Big 5, to Bwindi forest for gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale forest for chimps habituation, Murchison Falls National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park to see giraffes, elephants, lions, buffalos, hippos, and leopards among others. You will enjoy comprehensive game drives and boat trips, plus you'll experience the unique atmosphere of nocturnal wildlife spotting. 

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Services

Included
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodations (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified)
Excluded
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Drinks
  • Visa fees
Optional (Available upon request)
  • Gorilla habituation experience on day 5 ($1500 per person)

Example Trip to customize

Kigali International Airport - Kigali  

Welcome to Rwanda!

On your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you'll be met by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel in Kigali.



Relax after your journey and enjoy dinner at your hotel. Get ready for your adventure through Rwanda and Uganda!

Day 1
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2000 Hotel Downtown Kigali

Kigali - Akagera National Paark  

Take a Night-time Game Drive

After a relaxed breakfast at your hotel in Kigali, you'll head to Akagera National Park.



The park covers 2500 km² of savannah west of the Kagera River, in the north-east of Rwanda. Here you can find a wide variety of wildlife and over 500 different species of birds. Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes, while you might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena, or even a lion.



In the afternoon, you'll take a long game drive in the park. Afterward, return to your lodge and enjoy a nice hot meal in the evening.



At night, your adventure begins again! Head out with a spotlight to spot predators on the prowl. On this 2-hour game drive, you'll get a truly different perspective of the park. You might see a few leopards, lions, civets, serval cats, hyenas, birds as well as bush babies with their large eyes.

Day 2
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Akagera Game Lodge

Akagera National Park - Akagera National Park  

Spot Wildlife on a Game Drive and Boat Ride

Today you will go for another game drive in the park to search for more wildlife. As you travel through the impressive Savannah grasslands, watch out for animals like lions, leopards, elephants, antelopes and many more.



Enjoy lunch after the game drive, before setting out on a boat ride on Akagera River. Here you'll be in search of water-loving animals like hippos, and crocodiles.



Return to your lodge for dinner. 

Day 3
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Akagera Game Lodge

Akagera National Park - Kigali - Bwindi National Park  

Visit Kigali Genocide Memorial Center and Journey to Bwindi National Park

First, you'll journey back to Kigali from AkageraNational Park.



When you reach Kigali, you'll have time to visit the Genocide Memorial Center, the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. It honors the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 and promotes education and peace-building.



Afterward, you will take a 4.5 hours transfer to your lodge in Bwindi National Park. Tomorrow you'll be going gorilla tracking!

Day 4
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Bakiga Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park  

Come Face to Face with Gorillas

After breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters with your packed lunch for a vital briefing prior to trekking to the gorillas hidden in the thick impenetrable forest.



You will get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 2-8 hours. How will it feel to see these majestic animals up close in their natural environment?



If you have time and still feel strong afterward, you can take a brief walk to the local Batwa community. Check out their curio shops, children’s school and learn more about their unique culture.



There is the option to further customize your tour with a gorilla habituation experience on this day, for an additional price.

Day 5
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Bakiga Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park  

See Tree-Climbing Lions and Take a Boat Ride

After breakfast, start your journey through the Ishasha sector to Queen Elizabeth National Park.



You will have a game drive en route — watch out for tree-climbing lions in particular!



In the afternoon, you will go for a boat ride on the Kazinga channel that connects the two lakes Edward and George. On the cruise, you'll have the chance to spot game like hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and birds at the shores.



Return to your accommodation for dinner and have a real bush experience overnight in a bush lodge.

Day 6
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Bush Lodge

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park  

Track Lions and Take a Boat Safari

Today you will go with a member of the research team to follow a group of lions. You'll be using radio tracking, making it possible for you to get up close.



You’ll learn about the lion's role in the ecosystem and the challenges the lions and the local population face living together.



Later on, take a boat safari on the Kazinga Channel and then head back to your lodge.

Day 7
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Bush Lodge

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Kibale National Park  

Experience a Nocturnal Walk in Kibale Forest

Your nocturnal forest walk in Kibale Forest takes place after you have had dinner at your lodge (7:30 pm).



First, you will have a brief orientation from Uganda Wildlife Authority Rangers and then it is off onto the trail into the jungle.



Kibale is where the jungle of West and Central Africa meets Uganda. The park is a fascinating place to explore during the daytime, but you'll find it is a whole other world at night.



While one portion of the animals and birds go to sleep, the nocturnal world comes alive. The sounds of the

forest change from the cries and chatter of chimpanzees to the eerie sounding shrieks of the tree hyrax.
 



Battery-powered spotlights are used to illuminate the trail and enable you to spot animals, birds, and other creatures of the night that you encounter.



Beyond even seeing various creatures, the feeling of being immersed in the jungle at nighttime is extraordinary.

Day 8
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Isunga Lodge

Kibale National Park - Kibale National Park  

Meet the Chimps in Kibale National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale National Park for a briefing about the dos and don’ts while with a community of chimpanzees.



After the briefing, you will start your trek deep into the forest.



You will spend the whole day in the forest with guides and researchers during your chimp habituation experience. Learn more about these amazing primates and get-up-close with humanity's close relations! 



At the end of this memorable day, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 9
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Isunga Lodge

Kibale National Park - Murchison Falls National Park  

Journey to Murchison Falls National Park

Today you'll drive north via Hoima to Murchison Falls, traveling through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms.

Day 10
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Twiga Tales Lodge - Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls National Park - Murchison Falls National Park  

Try to Spot the Most Sought-After Bird in Africa

After a hearty breakfast, you'll embark on an early morning game drive where you are likely to spot animals like lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, and Rothschild’s giraffe among others.



Return for lunch at the lodge, which will be followed by a breathtaking launch cruise. This will give you a great chance to see hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, and several water birds such as the shoebill stork — the most sought-after bird in Africa!



Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11
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Twiga Tales Lodge - Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls National Park - Kidepo Valley National Park  

Discover the Savannah at Kidepo Valley National Park

Enjoy your savannah-inspired lodging, located at the edge of one of the most beautiful national parks in Uganda!



Start your journey from Murchison Falls National Park, to the grassland and outcrop surroundings that await you. Also, you'll encounter the Karamojong tribe with their manyattas and colorful blankets.



The savannah itself is one of the most stunningly beautiful reserves located in the remote Kidepo Valley National Park. Once you've checked into your hotel, you will be able to explore the territory with game drives and nature walks visiting the Lamoj Mountains and the Kidepo River Valley.



While exploring the park, you will be able to spot its rich population of raptors and diverse species of birds. 

Day 12
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Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Kidepo Valley National Park - Kidepo Valley National Park  

Make the Most of Kidepo Valley National Park

Kick your day off with a walking Safari tour through the swaths of the savannah studded with hills and rock clusters, and its forest-flanked Lorupei River. 



Afterward, you'll join an afternoon game drive to spot more wildlife, including greater and lesser kudu, elands, lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, and a variety of game from the plains.

Day 13
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Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Kidepo Valley National Park - Kotido  

Explore the Small Town of Kotido

After all the wildlife viewing, head to the small town of Kotido, located in the district of Northern Karamoja.



Check into your cozy bed and breakfast and prepare for a walk through town.



Here, you will have the opportunity to meet the friendly locals and get to know the burgeoning cultural scene.



The main group of people who live here are the Jie, a Karimojong subgroup. Since the 2008 disarmament, safety is very good in this region.

Day 14
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Karamoja Arts

Kotido - Entebbe  

Return to Entebbe

After all your wild adventures and cultural explorations, it's time to head back to your hotel in Entebbe.



You can enjoy a relaxing day at your accommodations or why not go for a stroll along the lake?



Later, enjoy a delicious meal provided at your accommodation.

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Sunset Entebbe

Entebbe - Entebbe  

Farewell!

Pack up your bags and enjoy your final breakfast in Uganda before heading to Entebbe International Airport.



It's time to say goodbye to all the wonderful nature, diverse wildlife, and rich culture Uganda and Rwanda have welcomed you with and get back to your everyday life.



Safe travels and visit again soon!

Day 16