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9-Days Private Tour in Rwanda & Uganda

9-Days Private Tour in Rwanda & Uganda

9-Days Private Tour in Rwanda & Uganda

Tour Overview

This 9-Days Private Tour in Rwanda & Uganda – Safari in Africa will start by proceeding to Volcanoes NP for the golden monkey trek before connecting to Uganda via Cyanika Border. In Bwindi, enjoy the gorilla trek and thereafter, we head for safari in Queen Elizabeth NP. Our next stop is Hoima City (en route Murchison Falls NP). In Murchison, enjoy the roaring rapids and wildlife encounter in Uganda largest conservation area. To finish the Big 5 list, we head to Zziwa Rhino Sancturary for rhino tracking. Finally, drop off in Entebbe.

9-Days Private Tour in Rwanda & Uganda

Tour Features

Budget tour

This budget tour uses lodges and tented camps.

Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.

Suitable for solo travelers

Solo travelers can book this private tour.

Minimum age of 15 years

The minimum age for this tour is 15 years.

Upon Arrival at Kigali international Airport

Free Airport Transfer to the Hotel .

Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:Kigali city tour (Morning) and transfer to accommodation in/close to Volcanoes NP

Morning pick up (after breakfast) by Our company Driver-guide who will take you around Kigali City for the city tour. Expect excursion to places like; the national museum, local markets, art and craft shops, genocide memorial ground. Thereafter, you will transfer to Volcanoes NP. Volcanoes National Park lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla NP in Uganda. You will arrive at the booked accommodation and decide to; either take rest – awaiting next day’s activity or consider some activity. #Optional (extra cost): If interested, you may consider moving out for either; twin excursion – canoe trek (60$) or visit to the cultural village (20$) to gain some insight of the traditional Rwanda. Otherwise, relax – enjoying the

9-Days Private Tour in Rwanda & Uganda facility.

9-Days Private Tour in Rwanda & Uganda

Accommodation: (Kinigi Guest House -Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 3-4 hours.

Main Destination:Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)

Meal plan :All meals included

Day 2: Golden monkey trekking Volcanoes NP and transfer (via Cyanika) to Bwindi, Uganda

The activity starts at (7:00 am) just like gorilla trekking. It starts with a short briefing from the park ranger at the RDB Office and thereafter, you will proceed to trek the golden monkeys through the rainforest of the volcanoes NP. After an actual encounter (that lasts an hour), return to the accommodation for some rest and lunch. After lunch, drive off to Cyanika Border Post. From Cyanika, you will be received by our Uganda-based Professional Tour Driver-guide who will take over from his Rwanda-based colleague. You will cross border into Uganda and overnight at a property located at the edge of the Bwindi National Park where you will undertake the gorilla trekking tomorrow.

9-Days Private Tour in Rwanda & Uganda

9-Days Private Tour in Rwanda & Uganda

Accommodation: (Karungi Camp -Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: 4-5 hours.

Main Destination:Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)

Meal plan :All meals included

Day 3:Gorilla trekking Bwindi Forest and take the afternoon/evening relaxing

Breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing (from a ranger guide) on the dos and don’ts during trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the Bwindi Forest for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Return to the accommodation and have a good rest after a strenuous trek. #Optional (extra cost 20$): If interested, you can move out to encounter the local Batwa community. Otherwise, continue with your relaxation.

9-Days Private Tour in Rwanda & Uganda

Accommodation: (Karungi Camp-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer

Main Destination:Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)

Meal plan :All meals included

Day 4:Game viewing Ishasha for tree-climbing lions and connect North Queen

Be up early, have breakfast and embark on a transfer to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP – famously known for its tree-climbing lion population. Once there, undertake a game drive in search of this rare species of lions. Should you get the chance to spot the lions up in the tree, the sight is picturesque and unforgettable. From Ishasha (South), we shall head to the booked accommodation in the North Queen. Check in and take rest. #Optional (no cost): If interested, you may consider a late afternoon-evening game drive in the Kasenyi plains.

9-Days Private Tour in Rwanda & Uganda

Accommodation: (Engiri Game  Lodge-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 6-7 hours. Exclude time in Ishasha.

Main Destination:Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)

Meal plan :All meals included

Day 5:Morning game drive/safari and afternoon boat trip – Kazinga Channel

Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive/safari in the Kasenyi plains and be on the look for Cape buffalos, herds of elephants plus lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. During the trip, the sight of wildlife including giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others will fascinate you. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. #Optional (no cost): If interested, you may go for a brief late afternoon-to-evening game viewing and then, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: (Engiri Game  Lodge-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Main Destination:Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)

Day 6:Chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge and transfer to Hoima – en route Murchison NP

We shall have breakfast and proceed for the Chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura gorge. The gorge is home to habituated Chimpanzees plus other primates including baboons, monkeys and also bird species. Today, you will spend the early part of the day tracking chimpanzees here. Thereafter, return to the accommodation and check out. To help shorten the transfer time from Queen to Murchison Falls NP, we shall embark on a transfer that will see us overnight in Hoima City (that is en route Murchison).

Accommodation: (Kontiki Hotel Hoima-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,

Main Destination:Hoima (Town, Uganda)

Accommodation:Kontiki Hotel

Day 7:Transfer to Murchison Falls NP and move for late afternoon/evening game drive/safari

We will enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the Hotel and thereafter, embark on a transfer to the Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include the roaring rapids of the Murchison Falls, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, leopards, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely, the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here will fascinate you. At about 2 or 3pm, we can move out for wildlife sightings till about 6:30/7pm. #Optional (extra cost 40$): You may consider a breathtaking night game drive to have a rare encounter of the night life in the wild.

9-Days Private Tour in Rwanda & Uganda

Accommodation: (Heritage Safari Camp -Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 4 hours.

Main Destination:Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)

Accommodation: Heritage Safari Camp

Day 8:Morning game drive/safari and afternoon boat trip upstream to the falls

Have your breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park and be on the look for wildlife including: lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. For any birder, there are quite a number of birds to sight too during the drive. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. After lunch, you will head out for the boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls where you will also be able to catch sight of more animals including Hippos and Crocodiles and several water birds. #Optional (extra cost 15$): If interested, continue with a hike to the top of the falls. The hike may be a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Return to your accommodation and relax.

9-Days Private Tour in Rwanda & Uganda

Accommodation: (Heritage Safari Camp -Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: n/a.

Main Destination:Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)

Day 9:Drive to the top of the falls and head to Zziwa rhino sanctuary, then continue to Entebbe Airport

We will have breakfast and then drive to the top of the falls to truly appreciate the beauty and magnificence of the Murchison Falls. From the top, we shall embark on a transfer (not so long) to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Once in Zziwa, you will proceed for an hour of on-foot rhino tracking. From the rhino tracking, we shall enjoy lunch and then continue with the drive to Entebbe Airport where you will catch flight (recommended for 18:00hr or later).

Accommodation: Recommended on request | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch | Transfer Time: Approx. 6-7 hours.

Main Destination:Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe, Uganda)

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Important Information

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 accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)

A professional driver/guide

All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer

Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)

Drinking water(On all days)

Excluded

International flights(From/to home)

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)

Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)

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