Culture & Wildlife of Uganda & Rwanda

Theres a wealth of adventure to be had in both Uganda and Rwanda, especially now that tourists are beginning to rediscover this region. We keep this trip small and intimate think guesthouses and farm stays in order to really create a connection with this captivating land. Of course therell be trekking to spot chimps and gorillas and game drives through Queen Elizabeth II National Park to see elephants and hippos, but well also visit the genocide museum for a closer look at the recent history of the region. Trust us: Uganda and Rwanda will stay in your memory for a very long time.

Duration: 10 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Demanding
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145003
Starts: Kampala, Uganda Finishes: Kigali, Rwanda
You will visit
  • Kampala
  • Kigali



Day 1: Kampala/Jinja (1D)

Meet at the tour's starting point in Kampala and have a short information meeting with your CEO and fellow travellers before the drive to Jinja.

Spend a free afternoon here before an included welcome dinner in the evening.

Additional Notes:
This trip starts in Kampala on Day 1 at 9am so we recommend you arrive a day early. We can help you arrange a transfer from Entebbe airport if needed and also a night of pre-tour accommodation in Kampala. Arriving early and spending an extra night in Kampala will ensure you are ready to meet your group at 9am on Day 1. Accommodation in Jinja is furnished tents.

Included Activities:
Welcome Meeting

Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s))


Day 2: Jinja (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a free day in Jinja. Opt to go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, bungee jumping, quad biking, and more. In the evening, opt for a sunset cruise.


Day 3: Jinja/Fort Portal (1B, 1L)

Take the scenic route to Fort Portal at the edge of Kibale National Park. Spend the night on a farm listening to the sounds of monkeys and birds.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation in Fort Portal is on a farm in furnished tents.

Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 400km)


Day 4: Kibale National Park (1B, 1L)

Explore the evergreen rainforest and trek to spot chimps in the morning or afternoon.

Included Activities:
Chimpanzee Trek


Day 5: Kibale National Park/Queen Elizabeth National Park (1B)

Queen Elizabeth National Park is characterized by open savannah, large areas of swamp around Lake George, the extensive Maramagambo Forest in the southeast, and the forested Kyambura Gorge along the border with Kyambura Game Reserve.

Additional Notes:
Accommodations in Queen Elizabeth are furnished tents.

Included Activities:
Game Drive

Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 115km)


Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park (1B, 1L)

Explore the national park with a chimp trek in search of the playful primates. Enjoy a safari drive with possible sightings of buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, lions, leopards, hyenas, giant forest hogs, and elephants.

Included Activities:
Game Drive


Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park/Musanze (1B)

Cross the border into Rwanda and continue to Musanze, formerly Ruhengeri, the gateway to Volcanoes National Park.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation in Musanze is a standard hotel.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Uganda - Rwanda)

Private Vehicle
Private Vehicle


Day 8: Musanze (1B, 1L)

Head into Volcanoes National Park to meet the park ranger/guide for orientation. Embark on the trek, which can vary in length and difficulty, depending on the location of the gorilla family that's being visited. Spend 1 hr (max) observing these beautiful and endangered creatures, a truly privileged experience. Trek back and return to town. Enjoy free time in the afternoon.

Included Activities:
Gorilla Trekking

Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))


Day 9: Musanze/Kigali (1B)

Head to Rwanda's capital city, Kigali. Visit the genocide museum to learn more about the dark history of this fascinating country.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation in Kigali is a standard hotel.

Included Activities:
Genocide Memorial Visit

Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 100km)


Day 10: Kigali (1B)

Depart at any time.

    • Farm stay near Kibale NP
    • Chimpanzee trek
    • Game drives (Queen Elizabeth II NP)
    • Gorilla trekking with guides (Volcanoes National Park)
    • Genocide Museum (Kigali)
    • All National Park fees and trekking permits
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Standard hotel (3 nts), furnished tents (6 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners
    • Private van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver throughout, experienced gorilla trackers, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Admire a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Trek to see chimpanzees in Uganda
  • Explore the adventure capital of Jinja
  • Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on game drives in QEII National Park.