The 14 days Uganda Rwanda self-drive safari is one of Africa’s top rewarding safaris, adventures to undertake to include the certainly not equaled gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, wildlife, and cultural encounters, watching the amazing rare tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, bird watching, visiting the world’s finest Murchison fall and white water rafting along the Nile, as well as clipping at the source of the Nile. While traveling through these two countries you only need a single East African tourist visa.
Day 1: arrival at Kigali airport
Upon your arrival at Kigali international airport, if time allows take Kigali city tour to the Genocide memorial museum. Transfer to Nyungwe southeast Rwanda. Dinner and overnight Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel.
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk.
Following your morning breakfast, head to the park headquarters for chimpanzee tracking briefing. Then with the armed ranger will lead into the thick forest to start searching for the chimpanzee. About 1 to 4 hours to encounter the species and have a maximum of one hour in their presence. return to the starting point have a lunch refreshment and head for the afternoon canopy walk of the Nyungwe national park. after drive back to Kigali for an overnight and dinner at your reserved hotel.
Day 3: Transfer to Akagera national park
Today following your breakfast, have an early drive to the eastern side of Rwanda to Akagera national park. reaching the park take a game drive through the savannahs of the park, it’s a greater opportunity to encounter the big five and many more wildlife species. Take your lunch and board for the afternoon boat ride on lake Ihema watching numbers of hippos crocodiles and countless bird species.
Dinner and overnight at Kagera Bush Camp.
Day 4: drive to Volcanoes national park
After the morning breakfast, drive to Volcanoes national park via Kigali city to the stunning hilly land that famously names Rwanda the land of a thousand hills. Have lunch at Ruhengeri town, then drive to Dian Fossey’s research center where she was buried alongside many other mountain gorillas in particular the famous digit and a two-hour hike execution to the ruins of the camp. Dinner and overnight Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
Day 5: Drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
This morning enjoy the breakfast and drive to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park via Katuna boarder. Visit the Batwa communities within around Kisoro for the cultural entertainment for the famously forest pygmies who are believed to have stayed around the forest Bwindi for over 400 years, lunch enroute. Drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park for dinner and overnight at Bakiga lodge Ruhija sector.
Day 6: Mountain Gorilla trekking
Today following the early morning breakfast, head to the starting point for the briefing on the trekking etiquette. Then embark into the forest with the lead of an armed ranger guide to search of the world’s most thrilling species. gorilla trekking is the highlight of the rest of Africa’s adventure safaris and encountering the silverback for an eye to eye contact is an exceptional lifetime experience. The trek can take about 1 to 8 hours and encountering the species you spend an hour with them.
After the trek have refreshment at the starting point and lunch then drive to Lake Bunyonyi for the overnight and dinner at Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort.
Day 7: Boat ride and tracking the tree climbing lions.
This day following breakfast, board for Lake Bunyonyi boat ride, after embark on your drive to Ishasha sector south of Queen Elizabeth national park. tracking the rare tree climbing lions can last for about 3 hours alongside other wildlife encounters. It’s a special encounter to see these predators lazily relaxed under tree branches. The drive Kibale national park via Fort Portal town, dinner and overnight at primate Lodge.
Day 8: Tracking chimpanzees
After the early morning breakfast, head at the starting point for the briefing on chimps tracking etiquette. Be grouped not beyond 8 trackers per group, then assigned an armed ranger who leads you into the jungle to starting searching for the giants. Tracking chimpanzees in Kibale is the world’s best chimpanzee tracking destination and well known as the world’s primate capital harboring over 13 primate species. encountering the chimps have an hour in their presence. after lunch refreshments can visit the adjacent Bigodi wetland for the nature walks and here can sight the remaining primate species and numbers of bird species together with several mammal species. dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge.
Day 9: Transfer to Murchison falls national park
Today following the served breakfast, board for a drive to Murchison falls national park, with lunch en-route. Take the afternoon boat ride to the Bottom of the Murchison falls which comes along with a lot of wildlife encounters including countless numbers of hippos, crocodiles, monitor lizards, several water bird species and beautiful clips among other wildlife seen at the banks of the river. Reaching the bottom of the falls hike to the top of the falls to glance at how the huge sums of water force into a narrow gorges forming a thunderous roar that makes it the world’s most powerful falls. Dinner and overnight at Bakers Lodge.
Day 10: Game drive
Following the morning breakfast, board for the dame drive safari coming up with varieties of wildlife encounters. A lot of wildlife encounters including the big four, a game drive at the northern section of Murchison falls national park is one of the wildlife most rewarding safaris in Uganda. The drive extends to the throughout the savannahs to the swamps of the Nile delta.
After drive to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary with lunch enroute, track the endangered species on foot. After the extinction of rhinos in the 1980s they were reintroduced here and can only be encountered at ziwa in their natural setting. Dinner and overnight at Amuka safari lodge.
Day 11: Transfer to Jinja town.
Following the breakfast, drive to Jinja via Kayunga with lunch enroute. Afternoon hours take the boat ride to the source of the Nile. Dinner and overnight at 2 Friends Guesthouse.
Day 12: White water rafting.
Today following breakfast, drive to the Nile River for the one of the most thrilling adventures in the world, spend a full day on white water rafting, kayaking and Bungee jumping. Raft on the world class grade 4 and 5 level for advanced rafters alongside lunch enroute.
Dinner and overnight at 2 Friends Guesthouse.
Day 13: Driving to Kampala
After the morning served breakfast, drive to the adjacent Mabira forest for the forest nature walks and zip lining. The embark of the drive to Kampala with lunch enroute, branch to fascinating and cool Sezibwa falls and then continue to Kampala reaching by evening hours and tasting the Kampala dramatic traffic gem.
Dinner and overnight at your reserved hotel in Kampala.
Day 14: Kampala city tour
This day following the cool served breakfast, take a desired city tour for the day alongside lunch enroute, hoping you have a late evening scheduled flight. Then in the evening hour drive to Entebbe airport for your ultimate flight back.