20 Days Rwanda and Uganda in Depth Odyssey

Sectors covered: Kigali | Nyungwe Forest NP | Lake Kivu  | Parc des Volcans | Mgahinga NP | Bwindi NP | Kidepo NP |  Mbarara | Entebbe/Kampala | Kidepo NP | Mount Elgon | Jinja | Bulago Island-Lake Victoria | Entebbe

Safari Highlights

  • City tour of Kigali
  • Chimp tracking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Sunset cruise on Lake Kivu
  • Gorilla tracking/Hike to the Dian Fossey research centre
  • Golden Monkey tracking in Mgahinga National Park
  • Hike through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Visit the Gorilla Research Clinic
  • Community stay in Mbarara
  • Bush Flight from Entebbe-Kidepo
  • Wildlife viewing in Private 4x4wd Vehicle- Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Hike the Sipi Falls
  • Nile River Excursions
  • Behind the Scenes Experience at Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
  • Sunset Cruise with drinks and a brunch on Lake Victoria
  • 19/20 Nights of Luxury accommodation
  • Meal Plan (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner)

Itinerary

 Day 1: Arrive and transfer to the hotel in Kigali.Meals and overnight at Hotel des Mille Collines/Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 2: Full day city of Kigali including Camp Belgium and Gisenyi Genocide Museum.Meals and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Breakfast-check out and transfer to NyungweForest.Meals and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Nyungwe Safari Lodge

Day 4: AM Chimp tracking  and PM Capony Walk in  Nyungwe National Park – Rwanda.Meals and overnight at the lodge

Day 5: Breakfast-check out and transfer to Lake Kivu.PM sunset cruise on Lake Kivu.Meals  and overnight at Kivu Lodge/Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

Day 6:Breakfast-check out and transfer to Kinigi-Parc National Des Volcans Rwanda. Meals and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Virunga Lodge/Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.

Day 7: Full day Gorilla trekking/Hike to Karisoke research centre –where Dian Fossey and favourite gorilla Digit were buried.

Day 8: Breakfast-check  out enroute visit the twin lakes of Rwanda Burera and Ruhondo proceed to  Kisoro.Check in at the Lodge-PM visit to Lake Chahafi for canoe/Hike experience.Meals and overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge/Mount Gahinga Lodge/Travellers Rest Hotel/ Hotel Mucha

Day 9 :Breakfast transfer to your briefing point for the Buhoma-Nkuringo Trail. This nature walk through the impenetrable forest is approximately 4-6 hrs. Meals and overnight at Bwindi Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs Lodge/Silverback Lodge / Haven Lodge

Day 10: Breakfast-check out-Visit the Gorilla Research Clinic transfer to Mbarara for exceptional local experiences. Meals and overnight at Lydia’s Royal cottage

Day 11: Keen on meeting people, see things and do things that you can’t see and meet and do at home? Visit the local community and attend a traditional wedding ceremony/day visit to the Ishanyu Homestead. Meals and overnight at Lydia’s Royal cottage

Day 12: Check out and transfer to Entebbe/Kampala.Meals and overnight at the hotel/resort

Day 13: Check out and fly to Kidepo.PM nature walk .Meals and overnight at Apoka safari lodge

Day 14: AM & PM game drives in Kidepo.Meals and overnight at the Lodge

Day 15:Breakfast-checkout and transfer to Mountain Elgon .Meals and overnight at Sipi River Lodge

Day 16: Hike the falls and return to the lodge for lunch.PM visit to the community for coffee brewing experience.Meals and overnight at the Lodge

Day 17: Breakfast-check out and transfer to Jinja-enroute visit the source of the Nile.Meals and overnight at Holland Park  and Spa Hotel/Wildwaters Lodge.

Day 18:  Half/Full day white watering/Fishing/Horseback safari on the Nile River.Meals and overnight at the Hotel/ Lodge.

Day 19: Bungee jumping return to the hotel for breakfast-Check out and transfer to Bulago Island. Meals and overnight at Pineapple Bay Resort

Day 20: Early lunch-check out and transfer to Entebbe for the behind the scenes encounter Uganda Wildlife Education Centre followed by a sunset cruise on Lake Victoria. Proceed to the closest restaurant /hotel for your farewell dinner and hot shower later to transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

 

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