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13 Days Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya Safari Highlights.

Discover three countries combined on a 13 days Exclusive but impressive journey through East Africa. This journey would take you through Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya visiting each country’s highlight. Enrich yourself with history, ultimate Gorilla tacking and spectacular wildlife.

Trip Starts: Kigali Rwanda – Lake Bunyonyi Uganda

Trip Ends: Masai Mara – Nairobi

Destinations: Kigali | Lake Bunyonyi | Bwindi forest | Queen Elizabeth N.Park| Kibale N.Park | Entebbe| Masai Mara kenya

What To Expect/Impressions: Kigali historical Tour | Ultimate Gorilla Tracking | Tree Climbing Lions | Wildlife Boat cruise| Chimpanzee tracking | Aerial Scenic Views | Planned Sundowners | 8th World wonder Masai Mara

Trip Overview

Arrival at Kigali Airport: Transfer to Hotel For Overnight

Day 1: Kigali Genocide tour and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Overnight at Arcardia Cottages or Birdnesnest

Day 2: Lake Bunyonyi Boat island tour and transfer to Bwindi Forest

Gorilla Valley Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi lodge

Day 3: The Ultimate Gorilla Trekking Uganda

Gorilla Valley Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi lodge

Day 4: Forest Nature Walk & Transfer to Ishasha

Overnight at Enjojo Lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Kasenyi & Kazinga Boat Cruise

Overnight at Bush Lodge Mazike Lodge

Day 6: Game Drive & Transfer to Kibale National Park

Overnight at Chimpanzee Guesthouse or Turraco tree tops

Day 7: Bigodi Swamp Walk & Chimpanzee Trekking.

Overnight at Chimpanzee Guesthouse or Turraco tree tops

Day 8: Transfer back to kampala/Entebbe

Overnight at Secrets Guesthouse or papyrus Guest house

Day 9 : Flight Transfer to Kenya Nairobi With Uganda Airlines

Overnight: Nairobi Tented Camp

Day 10 : Road Transfer To Masai Mara Reserve

Overnight at: Sentrim Mara

Days 11 & 12: Full Day Gamedrive & Masai Mara

Overnight at: Sentrim Mara

Day 13 : Transfer Back to Nairobi For connecting Flight

Day – Day Itinerary.

Arrival at Kigali Airport: Transfer to Hotel For Overnight:

Meet & Greet: You shall be met by our Representative at Kigali international Airport and transferred to a hotel in Kigali for a relax and in preparation for the next days  days activity and journey to Lake Bunyonyi. The best part of this hotel is the 360 degrees of the night bright Kigali city over the terrace and the rooms are super welcoming.

Day 1: Kigali Genocide tour and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Welcome to East Africa, Where the journey into the wild begins. Today, You will be met by your guide in the morning after your breakfast as you kickstart the journey with a visit to the genocide memorial on the outscarts of Kigali city. The museum, depicts the atrocities by the interahamwe during the 1994 genocide where over a million Tutsis and Hutus were brutalily murdered in cold blood not leaving innocent kids. This tour takes averagely two hours and should give you the whole picture about the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda. If We manage to do it on time or less, we will also visit the Belgium soldier monuments. These are the Belgium soldiers who were killed during the genocide and different monuments stand upright for each of them. We will later have lunch and proceed to drive towards katuna boarder crossover to Lake bunyonyi.

Overnight At Birdnest Lodge or Arcadia Cottages.

Day 2: Lake Bunyonyi Boat island tour and transfer to Bwindi Forest

Today morning after a relaxed breakfast, we will embark on a short lake Bunyonyi island tour with an engine boat spectating and learning about the some African culture and traditions. The lake bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa after lake Tangayika estimated at 900m deep. Its quiet a calm lake with calm waters snaking around the traditional islands including the punishment island where young girls that got pregnant before marriage would be left to starve and die if they tried to swim back as a punishment. Later we will Proceed back to the mainland for lunch and later drive to Bwindi Forest. This is a 3-4 hours journey with great scenic views to spectate at.

Dinner & Overnight at Mutanda lake Resort or Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Day 3: The Ultimate Gorilla Trekking Uganda

Today is the most awaited day. The day for the up-close and personal with the mountain Gorillas. Depending on the available Gorilla group or family, our day will start earlier to the briefing point for the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking before yo ascend into the jungles. When with the gorillas, you shall be allowed an hour with them and then return back. The hour spent with these gentle apes of Bwindi affirms the true relationship and similarity that exists between the apes and man, and definitely leave you with nothing but everlasting memories. Upon return, you shall have a de-briefing with a certificate for trekking Uganda Mountain Gorillas. Absolutely one of the amazing encounters.

Dinner & Overnight at Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Ishasha Sector Q.E.N.P

Today after winding up your Gorilla encounter, with packed Lunch, we will head for a walk through the Bwindi and transverse to the other side of the forest where you shall meet your driver guide. The Guided walk through the forest is enriching and constantly bonds you with nature and the feeling of walking in the gorilla bounderies is exciting. There is a lot to see including different kinds of monkeys, Birds and chances to encounter more gorillas can’t be ignored. On arrival in Buhoma side, you shall meet up with your guide and driver then transfer to Ishasha which is about 2 hours drives. With time upon arrival in the park, we will head for a game drive in search for the tree Climbing lions and more wildlife. We expect to see, elephants, lions, buffalos, antelopes, leopards, hyenas and may bird species. Later we will proceed to end our day on a sundowner on one of ishasha beautiful escarpments.

Overnight at Enjojo Lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Kasenyi & Kazinga Boat Cruise

Today, we will have a relaxed breakfast and transfer later to kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park about 2 hours drive but within the park boundaries. We will today head for the afternoon boatcruise on the Kazinga channel with a lot of water life to see at close range. We expect to see crocodiles, buffalos, large schools of hippos, elephants and many bird species with fishing villages on the lake Edward shores.. This trip takes about 2 hours and we shall later transfer tour lodge on the kyambura escarpment.

Overnight at Katara Lodge or Mazike Lodge

Day 6: Game Drive & Transfer to Kibale National Park

Today is a relaxed day to enjoy the beautiful lodge as we prepared for our next destination. We will today Transfer to kibale national park about 3-4hours drive. Through the Foothills of mountain Rwenzori, we plan on having an authentic local experience with our Ugandan meal. Along the way, we will have a typical African meal, in a typical African home and in a typical African surrounding. This is for you to understand our African traditions and encounters well. Your guide will take you through the most healthy foods and their traditions as you eat away your lunch in style.. It’s the typical local authentic experience for you to adventure. Later we will drive to Kibale National park through beautiful crater lakes to spectate at.

Overnight Crater Safari Lodge or Chimpanzee Guest House

Day 7: Bigodi Swamp Walk & Chimpanzee Trekking.

Today is another day for the monkey business but especially trekking down humans most closest relatives_ The Chimpanzees. After a relaxed breakfast, we will embark on a relaxed 2 -3 hours swamp walk in the bigodi wetlands. We do expect to see a lot of active different monkey species and a lot of endemic but beautiful birds and plants. Later you will get back to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon; you shall embark in search for the Chimpanzees in the kibale forest. With a ranger guide, you shall penetrate the rainforest in search of the chimpanzees listening to their calls, nests, and fresh paths. This takes about 3-4 hours depending on where and how long you take to find the chimps. After an hour of viewing them you shall return to the lodge and sip away the day on a campfire or seeing the sun go down.

Overnight Crater Safari Lodge or Chimpanzee Guest House

Day 8: Transfer back to kampala/Entebbe

Today we will start a relaxed journey to Kampala Entebbe depending on your flight details. The journey to Kampala takes about 5 hours with a lot of Ugandan life and sceneries to spectate at. We anticipate on having a picnic lunch along the way as we drive back to Entebbe to your hotel

Day 9 : Flight Transfer to Kenya Nairobi With Uganda Airlines

Today Morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will transfer to Entebbe airport for a connecting flight to Nairobi Kenya. After Two hours of an impressive flight to Nairobi, you shall transfer to Nairobi for your accommodation or you can opt to do a Nairobi city tour (Optional Activity)

Overnight: Nairobi Tented Camp

Day 10 : Road Transfer To Masai Mara Reserve

Today morning after a relaxed Breakfast, you shall transfer by road to Masai mara wildlife reserve for about -/+ 4 ½ hrs drive. Through the rift valley escarpment, you shall arrive at masai mara. You shall check-in for lunch and proceed for the afternoon/evening gamedrive

Overnight at: Sentrim Mara

Days 11 & 12: Full Days Gamedrive in Masai Mara

Today morning after breakfast and with a packed lunch, you will embark on a full day gamedrive. Masai mara is the 8th world wonder with spectacular wildlife to see. Between June till September, you could stand chances of watching the Wildbeast migration cross the Crocodile infested river.

Overnight at: Sentrim Mara

Day 13 : Transfer Back to Nairobi For connecting Flight

Today, After a relaxed breakfast, you shall transfer by road back to Nairobi for your accommodation or connecting flight back home

Included in The package/Price:

  • Transfers in a 4×4 Customized Safari landcruiser
  • Flight to Nairobi on Uganda Airlines
  • Full Board Accommodations 12 Nights
  • All Park Entrace Fees
  • All Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla permit Per person
  • 1 Chimpanzee Permit per person
  • Bottled water on safari
  • Planned Bush Breakfasts & Sundowners

Excluded in the Package

  • Personal International flight
  • Visa (USD $50 or $100 for east African tourist visa
  • 1st Night if required & Depends on Flight details
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry service
  • Tips
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