Best of Uganda & Rwanda

Best of Uganda & Rwanda



HIGHLIGHTS

-Views of the Nile River
-Rhino trekking
-Spectacular views of Lake Bunyonyi
-Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest
-Gorilla trekking in Rwanda
-Boat cruise at the bottom of Murchison Falls
-Breathtaking views of Mount Rwenzori
-Game drive safaris to see lions, leopards and antelopes in Queen Elizabeth & Murchison Falls parks
-Genocide Memorial Museum in Rwanda
-White-water rafting adventure (optional)

 
ITINERARY

Day 1: Entebbe Airport to Kampala
What we’ll be doing today: Arrive at Entebbe airport. Pick up and proceed to Kampala.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Budget: Namirembe Guest House (B&B) – simple and clean with self-contained rooms
-Luxury: Cassia Lodge (B&B)

Day 2: Kampala to Jinja
What we’ll be doing today: Go on a Kampala city tour and transfer to Jinja.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Budget: Holland Park (B&B) – self-contained rooms on the Nile River
-Luxury: Wild Waters Lodge

Day 3: Rafting in Jinja & Source of the Nile River
What we’ll be doing today: Either go white-water rafting on the Nile River (optional) or visit the source of the Nile and see a number of exotic birds while on a boat ride.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Budget: Holland Park (B&B) – self-contained rooms on the Nile River
-Luxury: Wild Waters Lodge

Day 4: From Jinja to Murchison Falls via Ziwa Rhino Trekking
What we’ll be doing today: After breakfast, drive to Murchison Falls. Stop on the way at Ziwa Sanctuary for Rhino Trekking. After lunch proceed to top of Murchison Falls.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Budget: Murchison River Lodge – self-contained cottages and furnished safari tents (FB)

Day 5: Game drive and Boat Cruise at the bottom of Murchison Falls
What we’ll be doing today: Early morning, go on a game drive looking for lions, wild cats, giraffes, antelopes. In the afternoon, go on a lunch cruise at the bottom of Murchison Falls to spot hippos and crocodiles.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
Budget: Murchison River Lodge – self-contained cottages and furnished safari tents (FB)

Day 6: Murchison Falls to Kibale Forest
What we’ll be doing today: After breakfast at 7am we drive (8 hours) to Kibale Forest, home of the chimpanzees.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Budget: Chimpanzee Guest House (B&B)
-Luxury: Primate Lodge (B&B)

Day 7: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest
What we’ll be doing today: In the morning, go chimpanzee trekking. In the afternoon, visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a primates and bird watching walk (optional).
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Budget: Chimpanzee Guest House (B&B)
-Luxury: Primate Lodge (B&B)

Day 8: Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park
What we’ll be doing today: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth N.P. for a game drive or guided walk on the Mweya Peninsula in the afternoon (optional).
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Budget: Simba Safari Camp (B&B) – self-contained rooms and private enough
-Luxury: Kyambura Game Lodge

Day 9: Game Drive & Lunch cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park
What we’ll be doing today: In the morning go on a game drive. In the early afternoon, go on a boat/lunch trip on the Kazinga Channel, home to colorful birdlife and a spectacular game scene.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Budget: Simba Safari Camp (B&B) – self-contained rooms and private enough
-Luxury: Kyambura Game Lodge

Day 10: From Queen Elizabeth National Park to Lake Bunyonyi
What we’ll be doing today: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Take in the breathtaking views of the 2nd deepest lake in Africa.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Budget: Nature’s Prime Island
-Luxury: Birdsnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi
What we’ll be doing today: Optional activities: canoeing, swimming, nature walks, birding, visits to the local communities, and boat trips to islands. Did you know? Lake Bunyonyi is the 2nd deepest lake in Africa, free from Bilhazia. The lake is a stunning narrow stretch of water with tiny islands overlooked by a number of volcanoes.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Budget: Nature’s Prime Island
-Luxury: Birdsnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi to Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park)
What we’ll be doing today: Travel to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Budget: Muhabura Hotel (B&B) – self-contained rooms
-Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View (B&B)

Day 13: Volcanoes National Park
What we’ll be doing today: After breakfast, go gorilla trekking, followed by a nature walk in the national park.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Budget: Muhabura Hotel (B&B) – self-contained rooms
-Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View (B&B)

Day 14: Lake Kivu
What we’ll be doing today: Relax on Lake Kivu, go for a boat ride to see an island and see hot springs.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Budget: Ubumwe Hotel (B&B)
-Luxury: Gorilla Volcanoes Hotel or Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (B&B)

Day 15: Transfer to Kigali City
What we’ll be doing today: Visit the Genocide Memorial Museum in Kigali. Transfer to Kigali Airport for your departing flight (this is subject to the time of departure on your airfare).

 

ACCOMMODATION
Our packages are based on a accommodations in a B&B (bed and breakfast) whether you decide on either the budget or luxury lodging. However, if you want full board (with breakfast, lunch and dinner), a supplemental fee of $20 will be added per person for all budget accommodations, and a supplemental fee of $40 will be added per person for all luxury accommodations. This fee would be added on top of the nightly cost of the hotel accommodation.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
-Airport transfers
-All on-the-ground transportation
-Accommodations with meals mentioned on the itinerary
-Water bottles, up to 2 liters per person per day on the van
-4×4 custom-built safari open-roof vehicle (Toyota Hiace Van or similar)
-Knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking driver/guide
-Entrance fees to parks
-Boat cruise on the Nile River
-Boat cruise at the bottom of Murchison Falls
-Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
 
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
-Airfare
-Entry visas for Uganda and/or Rwanda ($50 and $30, respectively)
-Gorilla trekking permit ($500)
-Chimpanzee trekking permit
-All optional activities highlighted on the itinerary
-Travel insurance
-Meals not mentioned in the itinerary and meals/beverages on arrival and departure dates
-Personal expenses such as laundry and data plans
-Alcoholic beverages and personal entertainment
-Gratuity

For specific tour pricing, please email us at kitta@kigezitours.com or info@kigezitours.com or call us at +256 777 408098 or +256 772 449444.

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