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10 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari, Wildlife Safari in Uganda And Rwanda

10 Days Uganda Rwanda Wildlife Safari – Overview

10 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari allows you to explore the impressive wildlife in Uganda and genocide site in Rwanda.

The encounter takes you through Ziwa Sanctuary with its white Rhinos, to Murchison Falls National Park with its Rothschild giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, Jackson’s Hartebeest, the Nile River marked by the powerful Murchison Falls and its aquatics of the Nile crocodiles and Hippos, to Kibale with its counts of chimpanzees, Semliki with its hot springs, Queen Elizabeth worth its tee climbing lions, Lake Bunyonyi and its 29 Islands and eventually Kigali city with its famous Gisozi genocide memorial that forms a living testimony of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

10 Days Uganda Rwanda Wildlife Safari – Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route
  • Day 2: Do morning game drive and afternoon Nile launch cruise & hike to the top of the falls.
  • Day 3: Transfer to Hoima. Visit Kibiro Salt Gardens en route
  • Day 4: Transfer to Fort Portal and do Mpanga Tea Estate Cycling
  • Day 5: Do morning chimpanzee trekking in Kibale NP and afternoon Bigodi wetland walk
  • Day 6: Transfer to Semliki. Visit Sempaya Hot Springs and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 7: Do morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise along the Paradise of Hippos – the 45km long Kazinga Channel
  • Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Do a game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions
  • Day 9: Do sunrise boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi and transfer to Kigali
  • Day 10: Visit the Gisozi genocide memorial and depart.

10 Days Uganda Rwanda Wildlife Safari – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

10 Days Uganda Rwanda Wildlife SafariAfter breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, embark on the transfer to Murchison Falls National Park in the north of Uganda 311km about 5 hours’ drive.

You drive through amazing flat landscapes of Nakasongora before branching off at Nakitoma for 7 km to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary is a home to White Rhinos and thus offers impressive Rhino tracking. After this activity, continue on the drive to Murchison Falls National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget / Basic).

Day 2: Do Morning Game Drive And Afternoon Nile Launch Cruise & Hike to The Top of The Falls.

top-of-murchison-falls

After an early morning cup of tea at the lodge, head to the park for a morning game drive which tend to last 3 – 4 hours exploring the park’s wilderness in detail.

The activity is conducted in the northern section of the park which is a common dwelling ground for counts of wildlife including lions, Rothschild giraffes, leopards, elephants, Buffaloes, Jackson Hartebeest, Oribis, Kobs among others.

Retreat from the activity back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Paraa Jetty for an afternoon Nile launch cruise departing at 2pm to the bottom of the falls.

The boat offers you opportunities of encountering Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and the vulnerable shoebill stork not forgetting other wild game drinking water on the river banks.

The stretch to the bottom of the falls and the eventual hike to the top of the falls exposes to the thunderous roar of the Nile River which is the longest in the world as it squeezes its self to pass through a less than 8m ravine forming a plume of spray marked by a trade mark rain bow as it falls 43m below to what has been termed as the Devil’s Cauldron. Retire from the 3 hour activity for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget / Basic).

Day 3: Transfer to Hoima. Visit Kibiro Salt Gardens En-route

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Hoima. You will drive through impressive scenic landscapes of the Albertine rift before making a stop at Kibiro Salt Gardens and hot springs en route on the shores of Lake Albert.

You explore the traditional means of salt extraction and how local people have made a fortune out of this natural feature.

The hike to the salt gardens is also an experience of its own. Retreat from the activity and continue to Hoima for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:  Kontiki Hotel

Day 4: Transfer to Fort Portal And do Mpanga Tea Estate Cycling

mpanga-tea-estateAfter breakfast, embark on the transfer to Fort Portal Area about 5 hours’ drive passing through rural landscapes of Kagadi district before approaching Kyenjojo and eventually Fort Portal town.

You settle for lunch and then drive back to Mpanga tea estates for a thrilling bicycle cycling encounter. Cycling through the undulating tea landscapes with impressive scenery and chatting with the estate staff as the pluck tea where you can also participate in the experience.

Retreat from the activity and transfer to Kibale National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Luxury / Upmarket), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Midrange / Standard) or Rwenzori View Guest house (Budget / Basic).

Day 5: Do Morning Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale NP And Afternoon Bigodi Wetland Walk

bigodi wetland tour kibaleAfter breakfast, gather at Kanyanchu Tourism Center at 8am to catch up with the briefing session about chimpanzee trekking experience.

After briefing, you head to the forest of Kibale in search of common Chimpanzees. Hiking through amazing forest landscapes marked with lush flora which is inhabited by a range of bird species, and wildlife including other 12 primate species such as Black and white colobus monkeys.

The chimp trek takes 2 – 5 hours and involves one full hour of direct encounter with chimps as they forage, play, make pant hooting calls and socialize.

Retreat from the activity and return to the starting point.     You enjoy your packed lunch and then embark on the transfer to Bigodi Wetland for an afternoon walk.

The 2 hour guided walk exposes to a range of bird species as the wetland has 138 bird species including the Great Blue Turaco.

The wetland also has impressive swamp animals like Sitatunga Antelope. Retreat from the activity and transfer back to the lodge for relaxation dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Luxury / Upmarket), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Midrange / Standard) or Rwenzori View Guest house (Budget / Basic).

Day 6: Transfer to Semliki. Visit Sempaya Hot Springs and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

sempaya-hot-springs

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Semliki National Park driving through Fort Portal town and eventually continuing to Semliki.

Upon arrival, you undertake the Sempaya Nature Walk exploring the hot springs at Sempaya both male and female.

The walk does not exceed 4 hours and then you transfer back to Fort Portal for lunch and then embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Enganzi Game Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget / Basic).

Day 7: Do Morning Game Drive And Afternoon Boat Cruise Along The Paradise of Hippos – The 45km Long Kazinga Channel

kazinga-channel-boat-cruiseAfter an early morning cup of coffee, embark on the game drive in the rolling Savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park extending to the Kasenyi tracks exploring the park’s unique landscape dotted with counts of wildlife including lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, water bucks, jackals among others.

The activity lasts 3 – 4 hours after which you return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you transfer to Mweya jetty for an afternoon boat cruise along the Paradise of Hippos.

The Kazinga Channel which stretches to 45km in length at one time had great concentrations of Hippopotamus in the region which prompted the management to carry out the great Hippo culling of 1960s.

You enjoy the view of the Nile crocodiles not forgetting other wild game drinking on the channel shores. Retreat from the 2 hour activity, do a game along the channel track as you head to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Enganzi Game Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget / Basic).

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Do a Game Drive in Ishasha Sector in Search of Tree Climbing Lions

tree-climbing-lions-ishashaAfter breakfast, embark to Lake Bunyonyi 289km about 8 hours’ drive.

You undertake a game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions along with other wild game.

The tree climbing lions tend to lie on fig tree branches in the mid-morning sun.  After this encounter, continue on the drive to Lake Bunyonyi driving through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Upmarket / Luxury), Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort (Midrange / Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget / Basic).

Day 9: Do Sunrise Boat Cruise on Lake Bunyonyi And Transfer to Kigali

lake-bunyonyi-boat-cruise

After a relaxed breakfast, embark on a sun rise boat cruise on the lake exploring the scenic landscapes of the lake and reach out to some of its 29 Islands amidst the rolling hills of Kigezi.

The 3 – 4 hour boat cruise is a rewarding adventure worth undertaking. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Kigali arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel des Milles Collines (Upmarket / Luxury), Hotel Chez Lando (Midrange / Standard) or Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel (Budget / Basic)

Day 10: Visit The Gisozi Genocide Memorial And Depart

rwandas gisozi genocide memorial centerAfter your  breakfast at your place of stay in Kigali city embark on the drive to Gisozi genocide memorial to pay a visit to the counts of Rwandese who lost their dear lives during the bloody genocide that befell Rwanda in the year 1994.

The number of skulls line in the building and the respective writings gives you a fresh picture of what exactly transpired during that period.  After this encounter, you connect to the Airport for your flight departure.

End of The 10 Days Uganda Rwanda Wildlife Safari

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Your Safari Route

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)

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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