10 Days Uganda – Rwanda Wildlife Safari

Experience an abundance of wildlife, scenery, and people interactions on this 10 day Safari. For most people gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking are the highlight of this safari. However, there are several opportunities of seeing numerous exotic animals like Rhinos, lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopard, elephants, and several species of birds. Enjoy the thundering Murchison Falls and the calm crater lakes spread in western Uganda.

Safari Highlights

  • Rhino tracking
  • Game drive
  • Boat safari
  • Nature walk
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp
  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
  • Lake Kivu

Day 1: Arrival to the Pearl of Africa

On arrival, Kagera Safaris representative will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy the breeze from Lake Victoria – 2nd largest lake in the world.

Drive time – 20 minutes
Hotel No 5 / Protea by Marriott

Day 2: Rhino trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Have an early breakfast and depart for Murchison Falls National Park. This journey takes you through the numerous small town scattered along the highway. Your first stopover is Ziwa Rhino sanctuary route to track Rhinos.

After this experience, proceed to the park with a stopover at the ‘Top of the falls’ where the River Nile is forced through a 7-meter gorge with a thunderous fall.

Driver time – 5 hours or Scheduled flight – 1 hour 10 minutes
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Nile Safari Lodge / Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 3: Game drive and Boat Safari on River Nile

Murchison Falls National park is the largest park in Uganda. The game drives start early morning right after breakfast which increases the chances of sighting different animals before they go into hiding during the heat of the day. The game drive happens in the northern bank of River Nile, where we look out for giraffes, elephants, hartebeest, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions and different bird species.

In the after-noon, the safari will continue on River Nile – Nile boat safari towards the mighty Murchison falls. The relaxed boat safari provides more opportunities for spotting a variety of animals and birds and falls from. You have an opportunity to watch the falls from below and hike up to the top – you need to be in good shape to enjoy this short hike.

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Nile Safari Lodge / Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale forest national park

Today we depart for the home of Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park. Kibale forest is home to 13 species of primates with the main attraction being chimpanzee tracking and bird watching. The journey to this tropical forest passes villages and colorful road markets. Lunch will en route or packed.

Drive time – 5 hours
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Kyaninga Lodge/ Ndali Lodge / Primate Lodge

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest

Chimpanzee tracking is an adventure that takes you deep in the forest with streams of water and abundant wildlife. You start with a briefing from the ranger guide about your chimp trek. On your trek, you might have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black-and white Columbus monkeys, butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies. With the help of your ranger guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and watch them as they play, groom, and feed.

After lunch visit Bigodi swamp – a community project known for its rich diversity of birds and primates depending on the availability of time. This community project is involved in providing employment for youth through tour guiding.

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Kyaninga Lodge/ Ndali Lodge / Primate Lodge

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi

Have breakfast and thereafter your driver guide will pick you up for the journey to Bwindi forest.  The journey takes you through beautiful landscape of Kigezi region of winding terraced hills arriving at the lodge later that afternoon.

Drive time – 6 hours
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Buhoma Lodge/Bwindi Lodge/ Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/ Clouds Mt Gorilla Lodge/ Gorilla Heights

Day 7: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Mountain gorillas are true gentle giants found in Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda. The driver guide will transfer you to the briefing area where you will meet your ranger guide. After briefing you will start the journey into the park with guidance of the ranger guide. The trekking experience takes anything from a few minutes to hours to eventually sight the gorillas, you are only allowed one hour with gorillas to capture your finest moment before you start your trek back. .

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Buhoma Lodge/Bwindi Lodge/ Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/ Clouds Mt Gorilla Lodge/ Gorilla Heights

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Kivu

After breakfast, you will drive to the Lake Kivu via Cyanika border with Rwanda. Enjoy the amazing scenery of rolling hills.

Drive time – 6 hours
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Lake Kivu Serena

Day 9: Lake Kivu

Enjoy your time at the shores of lake Kivu and remind from the long safari you have had. You have opportunities for a boat trip on the lake.

Optional activities: Kayaking, boarding, paddling

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Lake Kivu Serena

Day 10: Transfer to Kigali International Airport

We hope you had a fantastic time on your safari. Buy souvenirs and transfer to the airport with a short Kigali city tour depending on your flight time.

Drive time – 3 hours
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