21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour

Overview of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour

The 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour combined safari is one of the most comprehensive safaris that you can ever undertake in East Africa. It offers a range of activities from water adventures at the Jinja – the source of River Nile, Kampala city encounter, Murchison falls National Park encounter, Chimpanzees in Kibale, Game in Queen Elizabeth National Park including the tree climbing lions, Gorilla tracking in Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi encounter, golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park or hiking Dian Fossey grave, Lake Kivu encounter and the splendid Nyungwe canopy walk. The 21 days Uganda Rwanda safari is well detailed and yet with enough space for relaxation.

Safari Highlights of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour

Day 1 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Arrive in Uganda

Day 2 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Encounter Jinja – the source of River Nile

Day 3 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Encounter the city of Kampala.

Day 4 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Murchison – the largest Savannah National Park in Uganda.

Day 5 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Do game drive & Nile boat cruise

Day 6 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Kibale National Park – the world’s primate capital.

Day 7 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Do Chimp trekking & encounter Bigodi wetland

Day 8 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park & do boat cruise on Kazinga Channel.

Day 9 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Do game drive & Imaramagambo forest walk

Day 10 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Relaxation

Day 11 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to mountain gorilla haven of Bwindi.

Day 12 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Do gorilla trekking & visit the Batwa

Day 13 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 14 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Full day chill at Bunyonyi Lake

Day 15 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Volcanoes National Park

Day 16 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Track Golden Monkeys and hike Dian Fossey grave

Day 17 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Lake Kivu & do boat cruise

Day 18 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Spend the whole day relaxing at the beach.

Day 19 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 20 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Do canopy walk & colobus monkey tracking.

Day 21 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Kigali.

Detailed itinerary of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour

Day 1 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Arrive in Uganda

Arrive in Uganda from your country of origin. You will find our courteous guide zealously waiting for you to take you through the wonders of the 17 days Uganda Rwanda Safari. Upon arrival, you will have a brief introduction about the safari and the general overview of the situation in Uganda and Rwanda after which you will be transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation: Cassia lodge (Midrange/standard), The Lodge (Budget/basic) or Sheraton Hotel (Luxury/upmarket).

Day 2 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Encounter Jinja – the source of River Nile

20 Days Uganda Safari

Wake up very early to transfer to Jinja the source of the longest River in the world – River Nile 117km about 2 hours’ drive. Do some water rafting, bungee jumping and encounter the source of the Nile on a cozy boat ride. You will have lunch in Jinja and return to Kampala in the evening.

Accommodation: Spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 3 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Encounter the city of Kampala.

After breakfast, embark on Kampala city tour where you will explore into its rich attractions including Religious attractions such as Namugongo Martyrs shrine, Baha’i temple, Namirembe and Rubaga Cathedrals, Gadhafi and Kibuli Mosques among others; Cultural attractions such as the Kasubi tombs, Kabaka’s palace, Kabaka’s lake among others, Historical attractions like Uganda Museum and various Monuments. You will have Lunch in Kampala and undertake this activity all day long before retiring for overnight in the evening.

Accommodation: Spend a night at your previous Hotel.

Day 4 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Murchison – the largest Savannah National Park in Uganda.

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top-of-murchison-falls

Drive to Murchison Falls National Park 348km about 6 hours’ drive from Entebbe. You will branch off at Nakitoma to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary 175km from Kampala to encounter the magnificent white rhinos that only exist at this sanctuary in Uganda.

Continue with the journey to Masindi for lunch and proceed to the park to visit the top of the falls, where you will marvel at the roaring sound of the Nile waters as they make their way through an 8 meter grand canyon before falling 43m below the devils cauldron. This land mark is described to be the greatest natural feature to have happened on River Nile – the longest river in the world.

Accommodation: Murchison River lodge (Midrange/standard), Red Chili Rest Camp (Budget/basic) or Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury/upmarket).

Day 5 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Do game drive & Nile boat cruise

20 Days Uganda Safari

Wake up early enough to catch up with the ferry crossing at 07:00am to the northern side where you will be able to do game drive. You will be able to spot a range of game including; Giraffes, Jackson Hartebeest, Lions, Buffalo, elephant, Uganda Kobs, among other species. Return from this activity at 11:00am and relax at the lodge till lunch time after which you draw closer to Paraa to catch up with the Nile boat cruise at 03:00pm. On this boat ride, you will enjoy sights of Nile crocodiles, Hippos, water birds and other dwellers including the rare shoebill stork. Many animals are also seen drinking on the river side.

Accommodation: Spend a night at your previous lodge.

Day 6 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Kibale National Park – the world’s primate capital.

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kibale-chimp-trekking

After breakfast, embark on the drive to Kibale national park 441km about 9 hours’ drive through the lush country side and magical scenery of the western rift valley plus the Rwenzori Mountains before arriving in Fort Portal and Kibale in the evening.

Accommodation: Primate Lodge (Luxury/upmarket), Chimps Nest (Midrange/standard) or CVK resort (Basic/budget).

Day 7 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Do Chimp trekking & encounter Bigodi wetland

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kibale-national-park-chimps

After breakfast, gather at Kanyanchu tourism center for briefing about the Chimpanzee trekking activity at 08:00 am. Set off to the forest of Kibale full of birds, 13 primate species of which chimpanzee is among and other remarkable fauna. The activity takes over 2 – 5 hours and one hour is available for you to interact with Chimps and take photos. Afternoon, proceed to traverse Bigodi wetland for birds, Sitatunga and a simple community encounter.

Accommodation: Spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 8 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park & do boat cruise on Kazinga Channel.

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queen-elizabeth-np-game-drive

After breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth 157 km taking approximately 3-4 hours. You will arrive early for lunch after which you will embark on the 2 hour Boat cruise at 03:00pm along the Kazinga Channel. You will enjoy amazing sights of Hippos, Nile Crocodiles, plentiful of bird life on the channel side and remarkable fauna that quenches its thirst on the cool waters of Kazinga Channel. Drive to the lodge for overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari lodge (Luxury/upmarket), Enganzi Lodge (Midrange/standard) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget/basic).

Day 9 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Do game drive & Imaramagambo forest walk

Wake up at 06:30am for an early morning game drive along the Kasenyi tracks to catch up with the early risers and the nocturnal as they get back to their hiding places. You might be able to see amazing wildlife including; Elephants, Lions, Leopard, Buffaloes, Antelope family species among others. Return to the lodge for breakfast and relaxation till lunch time after which you will transfer to Immaramagambo forest to do an evening forest walk. You will spot a range of birds, amazing tree species and the cozy atmosphere generated by this tropical forest.

Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 10 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Relaxation

This is a full day availed to you to relax, do some swimming, read a novel, and do sun bathing.

Accommodation: You will spend it at your lodge.

Day 11 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to mountain gorilla haven of Bwindi.

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bwindi-gorillas

After breakfast, transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha sector where you will be able to see tree climbing lions. Proceed to Bwindi 150km about 5 hours’ drive from Mweya. Arrive in the afternoon for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Silverback Lodge (Midrange/standard), Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury/upmarket) or Bwindi View Bandas (Budget/basic).

Day 12 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Do gorilla trekking & visit the Batwa

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batwa-cultural-encounter-in-bwindi

Wake up early enough to take breakfast and to gather at the Park headquarters Buhoma at 08:00am for briefing about the whole gorilla trekking activity. After briefing, you set off for the 2 – 8 hour gorilla trekking encounter. This involves memorable trek through the jungle of Bwindi with rugged landscape that poses a challenge for occasional trekkers. The dense thicket lives to justify its name as an impenetrable forest. It is that life time occasion when you suddenly come into sight with the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. Upon encountering them, you have one hour of direct interaction while taking photos and asking some questions regarding gorillas from your respective guide. Return to the lodge for relaxation. In the evening, you can reach out to the Batwa Village to have a look at these short threatened people and their way of life.

Accommodation: You will spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 13 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, embark on the drive to Lake Bunyonyi one of the deepest lakes in Africa and famously known as a lake of a thousand islands with Bilharzia free waters. It is 110km about 4 hours’ drive from Buhoma. You will arrive in time for lunch and the boat cruise to enjoy the sights of the 29 islands that comprise Lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation: Birdnest@Lake Bunyonyi resort (Luxury/upmarket), Arcadia cottages (Midrange/standard) or Byoona Amagara (Basic/budget).

Day 14 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Full day chill at Bunyonyi Lake

Spend the whole day relaxing on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. You can opt for another boat cruise or canoeing or mountain biking or Birding or swimming or local culture encounter.

Accommodation: You will spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 15 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, embark on your transfer to Volcanoes National Park 134km over 5hours’ drive. You will enjoy the majestic views of Kigezi highlands and Virunga Volcanoes. Arrive in Ruhengeri for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Muhabura Hotel (Basic/budget), Lapalme Hotel (Midrange/standard) or Mountain Gorilla View Hotel (Luxury/upmarket).

Day 16 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Track Golden Monkeys and hike Dian Fossey grave

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dian-fossey-rwanda

After breakfast you can either embark on tracking golden Monkeys in Volcanoes National Park where you will have a chance to see these rare and endangered primate species that only dwell in the Virunga volcanoes. The activity is very interesting as you marvel at these beautiful creatures with stunning golden skins and unique nose structure as they swing through tree branches and the Bamboo stems. It takes about 4 hours starting at 08:00 at the park headquarters Kinigi. Alternatively, hike the Dian Fossey grave at Karisoke research center to see her grave and that of digit her great silverback and a tour around the research center at Karisoke with a lot of collections about Mountain gorillas. It takes 3 – 4 hours and involves a relative hike. You will return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening you can opt for a cultural tour to the Iby’ wachu village or a nature walk to the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.

Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 17 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Lake Kivu & do boat cruise

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Lake Kivu- one of the biggest Lakes in East Africa. Upon arrival, you will undertake a rewarding boat cruise to navigate through its magnificent islands which offer the distant sights of Democratic Republic of Congo.

Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Upmarket/luxury), Palm Beach (Budget/basic) or Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu (Midrange/standard).

Day 18 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Spend the whole day relaxing at the beach.

You have a whole day at Kivu Lake enjoying a range of activities that you can choose from including; fishing, cycling, hiking, water sports such as Kayaking, catamaran, Jet Ski and win surfing.

Accommodation: Spend a night at your previous hotel

Day 19 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park

After your morning cozy breakfast amidst the thrilling fresh air from the Lake, embark on your journey to Nyungwe Forest National Park 220km taking approximately 5 hours’ drive. You will have lunch en route and arrive in Nyungwe in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Nyungwe forest lodge (Upmarket/luxury), Nyungwe top hill lodge (Midrange/standard) or Gisakura guesthouse (Budget/basic).

Day 20 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Do canopy walk & colobus monkey tracking.

After breakfast, embark on the colobus monkey tracking to get exposed to the largest grouping of these species in the while of Africa. The activity is very interesting as you marvel at their uniquely designed skins with a natural blend of black and white. You will return to the lodge for lunch and simple relaxation. In the afternoon, you will embark on the famous Nyungwe canopy walk which takes 1 -2 hours and you will be exposed to the upscale offerings of this largest montane forest in East and central Africa including birds and primate species that dwell in the high layers of the forest. The canopy of the forest is in its self a rewarding encounter on this activity.

Accommodation: You will spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 21 of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour: Drive to Kigali.

After an early breakfast, embark on the return journey to Kigali City. It is 268 km approximately 6 hours’ drive from Nyungwe forest National Park thus offering an opportunity to visit Butare museum, Murambi memorial and Nyanza palace en route.

End of the 21 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge: This accommodation facility extends value for money and the magnificent sights of the Volcanoes national park. It is positioned on the lower gradients of Sabyinyo Mountain. Gorilla view lodge contains 30 private stone cottages with modern furnishing and décor. With a fire place and en suite facilities, the lodge is worth of stay while at Gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda.

La Palme Hotel: With 48 fully furnished rooms with 4 big elegantly designed suites, La Palme Hotel counts among the cozy and ultimate safari accommodations within the environs of Volcanoes national park. Rooms have Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, 24 hour room service, telephone and double beds.

Nyungwe Forest Lodge: The lodge is found on the edge of Nyungwe forest and it has 24 luxury rooms the 2 being suites providing tourists with comfortable sleeps while on their safaris in Rwanda. The lodge has a swimming pool, lounge, bar, fire place, en suite facilities, restaurant, laundry services, internet access, Air conditioner and so many other services provided to Rwanda safari tourists.

Muhabura Guest House: Muhabura hotel is a budget accommodation found opposite musanze headquarters near the bank of Kigali. This exposes you to a comfortable life while you stay away your home. There are 30 rooms with single, double and Twin. The rooms are self-contained, with warm and cold showers, satellite TV, laundry services, balcony, garden and so many others.

La Palme Hotel: This is among the best deluxe hotel in Rwanda where tourists always feel comfortable to stay while o their Rwanda safaris. This hotel has 48 well designed rooms with 4 large suites. The rooms have screens, good services, internet access, Double bed, telephone and are self-contained.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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