Culture & Wildlife of Uganda & Rwanda
There's a wealth of adventure to be had in both Uganda and Rwanda, especially now that tourists are beginning to rediscover this region. We keep this trip small and intimate think guesthouses and farm stays in order to really create a connection with this captivating land. Of course there'll be trekking to spot chimps and gorillas and game drives through Queen Elizabeth II National Park to see elephants and hippos, but we'll also visit the genocide museum for a closer look at the recent history of the region. Trust us: Uganda and Rwanda will stay in your memory for a very long time.
Admire a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, trek to see chimpanzees in Uganda, keep your eyes peeled for the plentiful elephant and hippo populations in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Private van, walking.
Standard hotel (1 nt), simple furnished tents/rooms (6 nts).
Guest farm stay near Kibale NP. Chimpanzee trek. Bigodi Community lunch. Queen Elizabeth NP wildlife safari drives. Guided gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Visit to Kigali Genocide Museum. All National Park fees and trekking permits. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Kampala
Arrive at anytime.
Day 2 Jinja (1B)
Enjoy a free day in Jinja. Opt to go whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, and more. In the evening, opt for a sunset cruise.
Day 2 Kampala/Fort Portal (1B, 1L, 1D)
Take the scenic route to Fort Portal at the edge of Kibale National Park. Spend the night on a guest farm listening to the sounds of monkeys and birds.
Day 3 Kibale National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore the evergreen rainforest and trek to spot chimps in the morning or afternoon. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the Bigodi Community.
Day 4 Kibale NP/Queen Elizabeth NP (1B, 1D)
Continue on to Queen Elizabeth NP, stopping at the equator. Head out on a wildlife safari drive in the afternoon. Keep your eyes peeled for warthogs, elephants, buffalo, five different species of primates, and hippos.
Day 5 Queen Elizabeth National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Take an early morning wildlife safari drive and enjoy lunch inside the park. Opt for an evening cruise along the Kazinga Channel.
Day 6 Queen Elizabeth NP/Bwindi Impenetrable NP (1B)
Enjoy the scenic drive south, with views of forests, volcanoes and lakes. Spend the night on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day 7 Gorilla Trekking (1B)
Rise early for the tour's main highlight gorilla trekking!
Day 8 Bwindi/Kigali (1B)
Cross the border into Rwanda, then head to the capital city, Kigali. Visit the genocide museum to learn more about the dark history of this fascinating country. Tour ends on arrival at hotel.
Day 10 Kigali (1B)
Depart at any time.