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21 Days in Rwanda and Uganda

Itinerary

Day1 :

Pick up and drive to the hotel for rest and relax

This day according to your arrival, you will be picked by driver guide, get briefing about the tour and transfer to the hotel in Kampala for relax and visit school where you will volunteer for next day. spend overnight stay there.
Accommodation

Midrange : 2 friend’s hotels
Luxury : Golf Hotel

Day 2 :

Day of Volunteering in Kampala at Community based organization

In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Green Planet Kindergarten for starting a day with young kids the school caters for ages 1year - 10yrs. They stay at school from 8am - 1pm. Some of them extend to evening as kids are waiting for their parents to get back from work., you will be involved in whole day activities of teaching and taking care of kids, you will have lunch with them. then later in the evening you will drive back to the hotel for overnight and dinner.
Accommodation

Midrange : 2 friend’s hotels
Luxury : Golf Hotel

Day3 :

Transfer to Murchison falls Via Ziwa Sanctuary

We shall have early morning breakfast after which we go for the chimps trekking breathing at Kaniyo Padidi. We then start our chimpanzee tracking. The evocative pant-hoot calls are characteristic of the forest and will contribute in guiding you to these delightful apes. You will observe these delightful apes and may also get an opportunity to participate in the chimpanzee habituation process that will give more interaction with man closest relatives. The habituation process involves among other activities feeding them and mimicking their different actions as they do. From There you will have lunch with afternoon game drive. Later Dinner and overnight
Accommodation

Midrange : Fort Murchison Falls

Luxury : Pakuba safari lodge

Day 4 :

Game drive Northern Murchison Falls

A highlight of the visit will undoubtedly be the boat trips to the bottom of the falls and on the game drive as we make it to the delta, on lucky days we have great views of the Shoebill Stork. There will be other birds including the Red-throated and Northern Carmine Bee-eater mammals such as Rothschild’s Giraffe, Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Waterbuck and many others will be viewed. Other birds to look out for include the Saddle-billed, Yellow Billed and African Open Billed Stork, Hauglins Francolin, Senegal Thick-knee, Rock Pratincole, Giant, Woodland, Grey Headed, Malchite, Pygmy and striped Kingfishers. On the game drive, we look out for Heuglin’s

Francolins, Black Billed Barbet, Northern and Red-Faced Barbet, Swallow-tailed, Little Bee-eaters, Abyssinian Rollers, the giant Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, Black Winged and Northern Red Bishops, Chestnut Crowned and the White Browed Sparrow Weaver, Northern Crombec, Namaqua, African Morning, Ring Necked, Red Eyed dove among others.
The Patas Monkey will be the primate to look out for on this day. A night drive today is very advisable looking out for nocturnal mammals and birds.

Accommodation

Midrange : Fort Murchison Falls

Luxury : Pakuba safari lodge

Day 5 :

Transfer to Kibale

On the third day, you will wake up to an early breakfast and embark on your long journey to Kibale Forest National Park. You will have lunch en-route in Fort Portal town and Proceed with your journey to Kibale arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

Luxury : Isunga safari lodge
Mid-range : Kibale forest camp

Day6 :

Bigodi Swamp walk and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth for evening Game drive

Today morning after an early breakfast, your driver guide will have transferred to Explore the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The reserve is abundant with butterflies, plants, animals and spectacular birds like Great Blue Turaco and rare Papyrus Gonolek will be of great interest to birders.

The swamp is also home to elusive animals such as Red Colobus monkeys and Sitatunga, later after lunch, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth national park for evening game drive and overnight stay

Accommodation
Luxury : ihamba lake side safari lodge
Mid-range : Bush lodge

Day 7 :

Full Game drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Boat ride

In the morning after breakfast, you will start morning game drive into Queen Elizabeth National park and afternoon around Evening hours, arriving in time for the amazing Kazinga Channel to see at close range the water animals to include Hippos, Buffalos, and Crocodiles. There is also a variety of bird species on the water banks especially the famous Shoebill, pelican and Jacana. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge. You will have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation

Luxury : ihamba lake side safari lodge
Mid-range : Bush lodge

Day8 :

Morning Game drive and Transfer to Ishasha Sector

Start the day with an early cup tea/coffee before embarking on a game drive along the Queen’s Mile plus the Kasenyi trail. On this trail you will see elephants, water bucks, lions, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs plus warthogs in addition to several birds, continue heading to ishasha sector for trekking tree climbing lions in southern location of queen Elizabeth, later you will check in the lodge for overnight stay and Dinner.

Accommodation

Luxury : Topi lodge
Mid-range : Enjonjo lodge

Day9 :

Game drive and Transfer to Kigali

Have an early breakfast in hotel and leave Ishasha and proceed to Kigali the travel time is about 4-6 hours. A game drive en-route will reward you with views of climbing trees Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety of Antelope species. Enjoy the unique evening 2-hour launch cruise on Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. The trip passes through the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. Later you will have overnight and dinner at you hotel in Kigali

Accommodation
Luxury : Mille coline hotel
Mid-range : Ubumwe Grand hotel

Day 10 :

Kigali City Tour

Welcome to Rwanda ! Meet and greet with you driver guide, and start sight-seeing in Kigali which is capital of Thousand Hills Rwanda. With a cool breeze and well-lit roads, you will start city tour in Kigali by visiting Gisozi memorial site, campaign against genocide and later after lunch you will visit Rwanda art museum and Richard katds museum which is the first building in Kigali. from there you will be dropped to your hotel for overnight and dinner.

Accommodation

Luxury : Mille coline hotel
Mid-range : Ubumwe Grand hotel

Day 11 :

Transfer to Nyungwe National Park for Canopy Walk way

Early morning, after your breakfast, we head south west to the verdant Nyungwe Forest National Park via to King’s royal palace museum Nyanza and Ethnographic museum during drive, you will have to experience the culture and tools of ancient Rwandans. then later you will reach in Nyungwe at Uwinka over look where you will visit Canopy walk way and then drive to your Hotel for overnight in Nyungwe

Accommodation

Luxury : Nyungwe Top View Lodge
Midrange : Peace Guest House

Day 12 :

Chimpanzee Trekking And transfer to Karongi for visiting Environmental Museum

After your breakfast, we head south west to the verdant Nyungwe Forest National Park, you will have to experience the Chimpanzee Trekking where you will found them jumping from one tree to another with a lot of noise which with enjoyable to take video of such kind of primate called Chimpanzees. After continue to your hotel lunch and leave home of chimpanzee and drive to Karongi for visitng Environmental Museum,

Accommodation

Luxury : Comoran lodge
Midrange : Morial Hill resort

Day 13 : Boat ride in Karongi transfer to Musanze

At morning after breakfast, you will leave hotel and go to visit environmental museum in karongi, after you will get boat in Kivu lake visit, here you will enjoy, boat ride in lake kivu visiting Amahoro Island, Inyenyeri Island, Napoleon Island. from there you will Musanze for for overnight and dinner.

Accommodation

Luxury : Ingagi Pak view lodge
Mid-range : Classic lodge

Day 14 : Diana Fossey tomb visit

This Day in the morning, you will visit Diana fossey tomb, and learn history about Diana as the one who has discovered and conserve Gorillas in Volcano National Park, later you will be back to the hotel foe evening rest, and having fun with local traditional dancers at the lodge. Then later you will have overnight and dinner at your hotel

Accommodation

Luxury : Ingagi Pak view lodge
Mid-range : Classic lodge

Day 15 : Gorilla trekking and Gorilla guardian Village

Early in the morning, take breakfast and head to the Kinigi for three hours taking us over the rolling countryside of Rwanda, and later the great Volcanoes will come into Gorilla trekking. Each one of these stunning mountains possesses its own unique character and outline, even though together they form the great distant yet visually outstanding ecosystem. Volcanoes National Park was the very first destination in Africa to be affirmed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This park is habitant to some of the remaining tranquil Mountain Gorillas remaining in the world. Following lunch at Musanze, then after you will experience Gorilla guardian village for traditional dancing and songs.

Accommodation

Luxury : Ingagi Pak view lodge
Mid-range : Classic lodge

Day 16 : Golden Monkeys Trekking and and evening Local community

This day in the morning, you will drive to Reception for starting trekking of Golden monkeys, in Rwanda they live in the bamboo vegetation towards the base of the volcanoes and habituation has helped them to overcome their initial shyness to accept their daily visit by researchers and tourists. They are very active creatures, and jump from tree to tree which is
really interesting and a little difficult to photograph ! The golden monkey trek is worth going for while in Volcanoes National Park then after you will have evening locaol community by walking around local area in Musanze, vsiting local market for experiencing cultural Rwanda. From there you will back to the hotel in the evening for overnight and dinner.

Accommodation

Luxury : Ingagi Pak view lodge
Mid-range : Classic lodge

Day 17 : Transfer to lake Bunyonyi for relaxing and swimming at Bunyonyi

This Day in the morning, you will drive back to Uganda at Lake Bunyonyi for rest and relax, with swimming at this beautiful lake of Uganda, with nice mountains a side. you will spend a night there.

Accommodation

Midrange : Bunyonyi lake view resort
Luxury : Bunyonyi rock resorts

Days 18 : Activity at Lake Bunyonyi and Transfer to Lake Mburo

Today you can choose to unwind from your trip at this stunning location. You can as well opt for some wonderful optional activities from the lodge. The south-western part of Uganda is known as ’’Little Switzerland’’ , a lush, mountainous region dotted with freshwater lakes, which makes it the perfect base for a number of activities beyond gorilla tracking. The area is great for walking, hiking, mountain biking, cultural village tours, bird watching or water sport activities. then later you will have lunch and dive to lake mburo for overnight and dinner.

Accommodation

Midrange : Eagle’s nest
Lucury : Alcadia lodge

Day 19 : Transfer from Lake mburo to Jinja

On this day, you will be picked up from your location in lake mburo and embark on a 1 hour and 47minute journey to Jinja town. On this journey, you will go through Mabira forest, one of the thickest and largest forests in Uganda, and also through the large tea and sugarcane plantations in Lugazi. This is quiet an interesting journey as there’s a lot to see along the way from the roasted food vendors at Namanve and close to Mabira to the beautiful scenery. Close to Jinja town, you will cross the Jinja Bridge, were Owen falls dam is located. While in Jinja town, you will be driven straight to the source of the Nile…. Here you can go for a boat ride along the Nile, buy some souvenirs from the craft shops around then go for a trip in Jinja town to get familiar with the environment. After this tour, you will check in to your camp, have dinner and spend the night.

Accommodation

Midrange : Paradise on the nile
Luxury : Jinja nile resort

Day 20 : White water rafting and transfer back to Kampala

On this day, you will wake up to ready breakfast at the lodge after which you will get ready to go rafting. Rafting at the Nile is done either in the morning from9am or evening from 2pm.this being your last day in Jinja, you will be guided to the rafting spot where you will be given the full gears needed and some instructions too. You will then enjoy a half day of amazing fun along the white waters. When this activity is done, you will get ready and set off back to Kampala.

Accommodation

Midrange : 2 friend’s hotels
Luxury : Golf Hotel

Day 21 : Kampala City tour and Drop off

In the morning after relaxed breakfast, you will have free day in Kampala travelling around, shopping souvenirs by visiting different art crafts shops and local market, you will have lunch and later according to your flight you will be dropped
to airport.

Highlights

• Culture tours
• Boat trip
• Hoest monkeys
• Bamboo
• Chimpanzee trekking
• Gorilla trekking
• Canopy walk
• Museums
• Kigali City tour
• Fishing if applicable.

Inclusions

• 20 nights’ accommodation
• A professional driver/guide
• Transportation in Land cruiser
• All Meals
• All entrance fees (All activities to be done)
• Boat Ride
• Pick up and drop off

Exclusions

• Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (we can help you to arrange)
• Alcoholic drinks/spirits
• Laundry
• Personal Insurance
• International flights (from/to home)
• Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, tips, etc)