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9 Days Explore Rwanda & Uganda Safari


9 Days Explore Rwanda & Uganda Safari

Overview

Get the best experience of two small but powerful nations on this tailor-made 9 Day Explore Rwanda and Uganda Safari. Jet into Kigali and relive the genocide memories of this country that has done so well in getting over grave historical atrocities then cool it down at the beach shores of the famous Lake Kivu.

Tracking gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National park would be a great idea before we re-experience it in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. But if your budget does not allow, we’ll take it straight to Uganda and continue into Queen Elizabeth NP to view the wildlife drama in the Savannah plains and on the shores of Kazinga channel.

We later take you to the source of the mighty Nile River to get a taste of where the Nile starts its long journey to Egypt and experience the adrenaline this imperial city has to offer. You got your hands full on this one but we make sure you have ample time to relax, slow down and enjoy the breeze of the African air on your face.

Note that we can tailor this trip to suite your time and money. So hurry and talk to an expert to help you get started on planning.

Highlights

  • Kigali Genocide Tour
  • Lake Kivu Holiday
  • Gorilla Trekking and Batwa pygmy Experience
  • Jinja Source of the Mighty Nile tour

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Meet and greet at Kigali Airport by our Guide who will lovingly welcome you and transfer you to a hotel/lodge in Kigali. Depending on the time of arrival, if your flight arrives in the morning, you go to get to know Kigali; you can visit some of the landmarks in town with the help of our driver/guide. Places to visit include the genocide Memorial site, the markets, Franco-Rwanda Cultural center. Arrive at INZU Lodge or any accommodation of your choice. The lodge offers free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, verandah with lake view and seating units to relax after a busy day.

Journey Time: 30 Minutes

Accommodation: INZU lodge/ Any Choice.

Meal plan: Dinner.

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Kivu.

After breakfast, embark on the journey southwest towards Lake Kivu one of the African Great Lakes. The lake lies on the Border between the Democratic Republic of the Cong and Rwanda in the Albertine Rift. Check into your lodge and then participate in activities such as acoffee tour around Lake Kivu or Orphanage visit in Gisenyi. Return for Lunch and enjoy an evening hike around Lake Kivu.

Journey Time: 3 Hours

Accommodation: Any Choice

Meals — Breakfast Lunch, & Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

After breakfast, start on the journey that will see you cross the border over to Uganda into Bwindi Impenetrable forest for the Batwa trail. You will use the Cyanika border driving through the Kigezi Highlands known as the “Switzerland” of Africa with lunch en- routes. Catching your eye again are the beautiful terraced hillsides with the winding roads and the distant view of the volcanoes and lakes.

Journey Time: 8 Hours

Accommodation: Any choice

Meals — Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi and Batwa Trail.

After an early morning breakfast, your driver/guide takes you to the park headquarters. This is the starting point of the gorilla tracking where you will be briefed by the Park Rangers about tracking these apes in the forest. The rain forest is dense with numerous animal trails. The excitement of spending time by observing these apes is a memorable experience and one of the most important activities of your Uganda Wildlife Safari. Gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with one another.

After lunch, set out to the forest to trail the footsteps of the Batwa who were the first people to live in the forest! These people lived, hunted and gathered in the forest which provided them everything. Learn as they guide you through the forest, their dance, hear them sing and storytelling of their traditional way of farming. Learn how they handle the bow, how they gather honey and picking herbal medicine from roots and leaves a traditional way of treating themselves. Go for a Nature walk which unveils you to the locals living close to Bwindi impenetrable forest plus their culture. Learn how they make their art crafts, dances, traditional cooking, the brewing and much more.

Return to your lodge for the night.

Tracking Time: 2-8 Hours

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park — Game Drive

After an early breakfast, embark on the journey to Queen Elizabeth National park, home to the tree-climbing lions. Go for a game drive to the Isasha sector to look for the tree-climbing lions. Also, other animals can be spotted like the Elephant, giraffes, Uganda kobs, and topi among others.

Journey Time: 5 Hours

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Boat Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Relax at your lodge in the morning hours. Take a walk around the Lodges, talk to some locals or opt-in for a morning game drive. After lunch and in the afternoon, go for a boat trip to the Kazinga channel to sight on aquatic life like the hippos very abundant, crocodiles and the birdlife include collared pratincole, Black bee-eater, Broad- billed roller among others.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Kampala

After early morning breakfast, embark on the journey to Kampala with a short game drive as we move out of the park. On the way, be sure to look out for the serene vegetation, homesteads some of which are designed in an African style of building and more. Stop in Mbarara town for lunch after proceeding to the equator for photographs. From here you will have a stop at Mpambile village for a traditional souvenir if you wish.

Meals — Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8: Kampala – Jinja, Source of the Nile — Kampala

After breakfast, start on the journey to jinja an adventure city. On the way be sure to see small towns like Mukono town designed in an African traditional city, Namanve industrial area the first of its kind, roadside markets like Namawojjoro market where you can buy a snack to feel an African test of food among others. You will go through the Mabira forest for a cool breeze as you continue to the adventure city.

Go for a canoe along the Nile River to explore its beauty, bird spices like the sunbird as well as watching the local fishermen fish in this beautiful water. The boat will take you to the source of the Nile. Return for lunch. In late afternoon go for Big Game Mini Golf which takes you through the African safari themed crazy Golf course with life- sized statues of the Big- 5.

Return to Kampala.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 9: Kampala — Entebbe — Departure

Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home. A simple tour to the Buganda road cultural village as you proceeds to the Airport.

Journey Time: 2 Hours

Meals – Breakfast

END OF TOUR

Oasis Safaris is a Destination Management Company offering World-Class travel management services to Uganda and Rwanda with 6 years of experience. Our Bespoke safaris are built around each client’s individual needs, time and budget offering them the generous choice.

Includes

  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Driver/ Guide Allowance
  • Entrance Fees
  • Ground transportation
  • All Activities in the Itinerary
  • Gorilla Permit
  • Batwa Experience

Excludes

  • Visa
  • International/ Domestic Air Fares
  • Any Private Expenses/ Service of personal Nature
  • Activities/ Services not included in the Itinerary
  • Alcoholic Drinks/ Wines
  • Laundry

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