Uganda and Rwanda are members of East African countries, Despite being land locked countries, they have natural wonders that any one couldn’t miss to visit. The countries are neighbors and cross border packages are possible. Road Transport is possible between two countries. The client can choose either to land in Rwanda and fly out from Uganda or vise versa. Among the attractions the countries offer, there are those impressive ones that are enjoyed by most travelers.
Impressive attractions in Uganda.
Mountain Gorillas: These are primates found in Uganda’s two National parks Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla National Park. Tracking takes place every day in those parks. The times spent while tracking mountain gorillas is unpredictable, it depends on the movement of gorillas. But after finding the group, its approx. 1 hour to stay with them. Mgahinga has only one gorilla family and Bwindi harbors 12 habituated gorilla families in 4 regions, Nkuringo, Buhoma, Rushaga and Ruhija.
Chimpanzee Tracking: In Uganda, they are mostly tracked in Kibale National Park which has the Highest percentage of Chimpanzees in Uganda. Tracking starts with briefing at Kanyanchu visitor center then after the clients enter the forest in search for the close relatives of humans. Chimpanzees move very fast jumping around, therefore be ready to follow them up before returning back to the park headquarter.
Wildlife. Uganda has over, 10 national parks with a lot to offer, one of the major attractions here are the wildlife. Game drives are done in the National parks where animals like lions, leopards, Antelopes. Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes and etc. can be seen. you can see the big five here too. In Some parks, night games drives are allowed, for instance Lake Mburo National Park.
Launch trips: Most National parks in Uganda have water bodies, like in queen Elizabeth there is the kazinga channel between Lake George and Edward, Murchison falls National Park there is the river Nile, Lake Mburo National Park, there Lake Mburo and etc. On these water bodies, boat cruises are organized. The cruise will reward you with the aquatic attractions, different animals coming to take water along the banks. There are different sizes of boats carrying certain capacity of people. Book your next vacation to Uganda and you will not regret the experience.
Impressive attractions in Rwanda.
Mountain gorillas: Rwanda is also a home of mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda’s gorillas are popular despite of its high cost of gorilla permit. This is because of the shorter distance between Kigali and Volcano National Park. Some clients decide to Track gorillas in both countries to see the difference between the parks. Rwanda also has the Gorilla ceremony called Kwita Izina where the young gorillas are given names. This ceremony attracts many international visitors.
Wildlife viewing in Akagera National Park: Rwanda has only one wildlife park but it has diversity of animals species, you will leave this park contented. The park is a home to lions (they were re-introduced to this park), Elephants, Zebras, Antelopes and etc. The parks neighbor Tanzania and it is the biggest in Rwanda. Game drive is one of the major activities in the park. From there connected to different destinations of Rwanda or Uganda.
Chimpanzee in Nyungwe National Park: This is one of the must do activities in Rwanda, the permit cost 90 USD from Rwanda development board. You can go through your Travel agency to reserve your permit in advance. Besides the chimpanzees, the park has other attractions like the different types of monkeys, birds, waterfalls and etc.
Boat cruise of Lake kivu: Lake kivu is the biggest water body in this country located between Democratic republic of Congo and Rwanda. Boat cruise on this lake will reward you with scenery, different methods of catching fish, rift valley and etc. Other destinations where you can do the boat cruise is Lake Ihema in Akagera National Park, on the Twin lakes Rubondo and Bulera
Golden Monkey Tracking: This can be done in Volcano National Park in Rwanda and it can be another activity after the gorilla tracking. The permit cost 100 USD for watching Golden monkey. They are not seen in any other place except Virunga mountains.
Suggested Itinerary for Uganda Rwanda Safari attractions.
This package included visiting the Land of a thousand hills, you will visit Kigali, Nyungwe, Akagera and lake Kivu. Then in Uganda, Destinations like Bwindi National Park, and Lake Bunyonyi. Activities like gorilla tracking, game drives, boat cruises, chimpanzee Tracking will be explored.