13 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari tour

13 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari tour is such a fascinating combined Rwanda Safari and Uganda safari that including Wildlife viewing, primate adventures, and many more. This 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari tour starts in Kampala and ends in Kigali Rwanda and is one of the adventurous and long safaris that one ought to enjoy at least once in a life time. You will visit Murchison falls national park, Kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, and volcanoes national park. 

Highlights of 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari tour

  • Day 1: Welcome to Kampala and hotel transfer.
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee viewing at Ngamba Island and drive to Kampala
  • Day 3: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.
  • Day 4: Morning game drive and Afternoon boat safari
  • Day 5: Transfer to Kibale forest National Park
  • Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp walk
  • Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 8: Game drive and Kazinga channel boat 
  • Day 9: Tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
  • Day 10: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 11: Transfer to Volcanoes national park Rwanda
  • Day 12: Golden Monkey trekking transfer to Kigali
  • Day 13: Transfer to the airport for departures

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome to Kampala and hotel transfer.

Arrival: As soon as you land at Entebbe international airport on day 1 of 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari, you will be welcomed into Uganda the pearl of Africa by our experienced safari driver who will yet be your safari guide throughout the trip. You will then be driven direct to your hotel in Kampala/ Entebbe where you will spend an overnight. 

Meal plan: depends on your arrival time.

Day 2: Chimpanzee viewing at Ngamba Island and drive to Kampala

Chimpanzee viewing: After breakfast on day 2 of 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari, meet your safari driver/ Guide for a transfer to the shores of Lake Victoria to take a 30minutes boat ride to Ngamba Island where a chimpanzee sanctuary was established to protect the orphaned chimpanzees. You will spend time viewing and feeding these chimpanzees in their sanctuary. After spending some time with chimpanzees, take a boat back to the shores of Lake Victoria for lunch and head to your lodge for check out and be driven to Kampala city for an overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.

Drive to Murchison falls via Ziwa: After breakfast on day 3 of 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari, check out of the hotel in Kampala and embark on a drive from Kampala to Murchison Falls National park with a stopover at Ziwa White Rhino sanctuary situated in Masindi. You will spend about 2 hours trekking White Rhinos in their natural habitats after which you will proceed to Masindi for lunch before proceeding to the park with an enroute game drive as you head to your lodge for dinner and overnight sleep.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 4: Morning game drive and Afternoon boat safari

Game drive and boat cruise: After breakfast on day 4 of 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari, meet your safari driver for a morning game drive in the savanna part of the park where you will be able to encounter with several fauna and flora species including Elephants, Buffaloes, lions, hartebeest, giraffes, Uganda Kob, Antelopes and several bird species among others.

After game drive, return to your lodge for lunch then embark on an afternoon boat cruise upstream to the bottom of the waterfalls where you have a view of the waterfalls at a distance. This is one of the most rewarding experiences that is worth a do at least once in a life time. During the boat cruise, look out for different mammals that visit the water body to quench their thirst over hot scotching sun. After the boat ride, those who wish to hike up the top of waterfalls are allowed to leave the boat and enjoy an optional 45 minutes ascent to the top of waterfalls.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Kibale forest National Park

Transfer Kibale forest national park:  You wake up early for breakfast on day 5 of 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari then set off on a drive to Kibale forest national park which is a full day drive with an enroute lunch. Kibale forest national park is one of the best primate park in Uganda that harbors over 13 primate species. Expect to arrive late in the evening for check in, dinner and overnight sleep.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp walk

Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi walk: Arise from your bed as early as possible on day 6 of 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari, have your breakfast and pack enough drinks and eats as you meet your safari driver for a transfer to Kanyanchu visitors center for chimpanzee trekking briefing before embarking on a forest walk to search for the habituated chimpanzees in their natural habitats. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest lasts about 2-5 hours and only one hour is allowed to view the chimpanzees in their natural habitats. 

After trekking chimpanzees, return to the lodge for lunch and embark on an afternoon bigodi walk one of the best birders haven where you are sure of spotting a rare shoebill.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive to Queen Elizabeth national park: After breakfast on day 7 of 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari, check out of the lodge and be ready for a drive to Queen Elizabeth national park with a stopover at the crater lakes and Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru caves. Proceed with an enroute lunch and get to the park in the evening for dinner and overnight rest.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Game drive and Kazinga channel boat 

Game drive and boat cruise: Arise from the bed early in the morning on day 8 of 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari, head out for a thrilling early morning game drive in the savanna plains of Kasenyi where you will look out for different mammal species including Lions, Buffaloes, Elephant, Waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Warthogs, Leopards and many more that thrill in this savanna part of the park. 

After game drive, have lunch at the lodge and be transferred to Kazinga channel for an afternoon boat cruise looking out for hippos, crocodiles and many more. Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: Tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Tree climbing lions and drive to Bwindi: Have your breakfast served as early as possible on day 9 of 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari then check out of the lodge with packed lunch box and be driven direct to Ishasha sector for an early morning game drive amidst tree climbing lions. After the game drive, have your lunch under tree shade then proceed to Bwindi impenetrable national park for dinner and overnight rest. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi impenetrable national park

Gorilla trekking: after breakfast on day 10 0f 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari, your driver will be ready to take you for briefing at the park headquarters after which you will hire a porter and penetrate the forest to search for the habituated gorilla family. The trek last from a few minutes to about 7 hours depending on the movement of gorillas. After finding gorillas, you have maximum of one hour in their natural habitats taking photographs and closely viewing the gorillas after which you will exit the forest and return to the lodge either for a relaxed evening or opt for an evening Batwa experience.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11: Transfer to Volcanoes national park Rwanda

Drive to Volcanoes national park: after breakfast on day 11 of 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari, check out of the lodge and set off on a drive to Volcanoes national park where you will arrive in time for dinner and overnight sleep.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12: Golden Monkey trekking transfer to Kigali

Golden monkey trekking: Enjoy your breakfast as early as possible on day 12 of 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari, pack some drinking water and snacks and head to the park headquarters for briefing then penetrate the forest to search for the Golden monkeys in the forest. Spend an hour with these primates taking photographs and then exit the forest back to your lodge for lunch. After lunch, meet your driver for a transfer to Kigali city for overnight.

13 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari tour
13 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari tour

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13: Transfer to the airport for departures

Drive to Kigali international airport for departures: Have a relaxed breakfast on day 13 of 13 days Rwanda Uganda safari, then head out for a brief city tour exploring the genocide memorial sites, market centers and many more. Check out of the lodge and be driven to Kigali international airport for departures.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch.

END OF 13 DAYS RWANDA UGANDA SAFARI

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