Uganda Safaris From Kigali

The trip will take you to Mgahinga National Park for golden monkey trekking and Bwindi for gorilla tracking

15 Days Uganda Safaris From Kigali

This 15 days Uganda safaris from Kigali Rwanda is designed for people who are interested in Uganda tours and can only through flights to Kigali international airport. Currently, the gorilla permit prices for Rwanda are high and therefore Uganda remains the preferred destination for cheaper gorilla tracking. This trip is shorter to access Uganda and visitors will have after of both Rwanda and Uganda while of this 15 days Uganda safari from Kigali. The trip will take you to Mgahinga National Park for golden monkey trekking and Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park which is known as the home to the endangered mountain gorillas and Kibale forest National Park regarded as the primate capital of Africa with over 13 species of primates residing in Kibale Forest National Park including the habituated chimpanzees that you will track during this 15 days Uganda safaris from Kigali and thereafter travel to queen Elizabeth National Park for game viewing and transfer to Murchison falls National Park boat cruise safaris, Lake Mburo, and game viewing safari and end with adventure white water rafting in Jinja later connect to Entebbe international airport for the departing flight

The highlight for 15 days Uganda safari from Kigali

Day 1: You will be picked up from the Kigali international airport or Kigali city and transfer to Mgahinga National Park

Day 2: Golden monkey trekking and evening canoeing at Lake Mutanda

Day 3: Sabinyo Hiking and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 4: Gorilla trekking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Batwa cultural walk

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Ishasha for tree-climbing lions

Day 6 Morning game drives and afternoon boat cruises

Day 7: Kasoga community tour and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Day 8: Morning game drives and afternoon boat cruise

Day 9: Horse riding and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 10: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi swamp walks.

Day11: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park for hiking to the top of the falls

Day 12: Morning game drives and afternoon boat cruises

Day 13: Ziwa (rhino tracking) and transfer to Jinja

Day 14: Touring to the source of river Nile and water rafting

Day 15: Transfer to Entebbe international airport

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali internal airport to Mgahinga National Park

This 15 days Uganda safaris from Kigali Rwanda will start from Kigali upon your arrival at Kigali airport or your hotel that we have booked for you in Kigali. You will meet and greet our professional guide who will introduce himself and thereafter give you a short briefing about the itinerary. In case you have enough time, let say you have arrived in the morning, he will take you for the short Kigali city tours and enjoy one of the cleanest cities of Africa Kigali, visit some of the genocide memorial site and the Kigali city museum if time allows. After you will now start the fantastic road trip to Mgahinga National park as you enjoy the scenic views of the rolling hills of Rwanda before you cross to Uganda via the Cyanika border. After crossing to the Uganda side, you will drive to Kisoro town for lunch before you proceed to Mgahinga National Park to your booked lodge. Then from Kisoro, you just proceed for a short distance to Mgahinga National Park our overnight stay.

Point of stop: Mgahinga National Park

Journey time: 4-5hours

Longing options: Rushaga gorilla lodge (luxury), Rushaga gorilla camp (mid-range), and Rushaga Haven Lodge (budget)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

Day 2: Golden monkey trekking and afternoon canoeing at Lake Mutanda

Yes after early morning breakfast, with your packed lunch, you will be driven by your safari driver to Ntebeko park headquarters golden monkey tracking experience which lasts for half a day after reaching the park headquarter you will need to first register and in the visitor’s book and then be briefed of the does and don’ts while within the forest, searching for the habituated golden monkey trekking after briefings, you be led by the ranger-guided to the forest to meet and great et the rare golden monkeys. It is only in Mgahinga National Park where golden monkey costs with endangered mountain gorillas and it is the only park in Uganda where golden monkeys are found. You will walk majestically within the forest as you encounter other different wildlife which will be identified to you by your guide until you reach the habituated golden monkeys. You will spend only one hour with the golden monkeys as you observe their behavior in the forest and how they behave when they see people coming closer to them. Feel free to ask your ranger guide and you will get enough explanation. After you will return to your lodge and after relaxation, you go for afternoon Lake Mutanda exploration where you take a come and visit various islands on the lake you enjoy the interesting views of Virunga Mountains and the local community adjacent the lake. Return to the lodge for relaxation and the overnight stay

Longing options: Rushaga gorilla lodge (luxury), Rushaga gorilla camp (mid-range), and Rushaga Haven Lodge (budget)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Hiking Mount Sabinyo

After a peaceful night, you wake early in the morning and have your morning breakfasts and still, drive to the Mgahinga National Park headquarters for Mountain Sabinyo hike briefing and useful instructions, embark on the mount Sabinyo climbing journey with the guidance of your guide. While hiking, you will enjoy the great views of the other Virunga volcanoes and the various forests bounding the Sabinyo mountain providing habitat to several unique bird species that you will as well explore during your Mount Sabinyo climbing, you’re lucky, you may meet the gorillas and golden monkeys as your hiking, at the summit of Mount Sabinyo, your eyes will be filled with spectacular crater lakes that occupy the top of the mountain as you enjoy the wonderful views of Uganda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo at once. You will spend about 8 hours ascend and descend to mount Sabinyo. After this wonderful experience, you will find when your driver-guide is waiting for you and he will drive you to the lodge for lunch and relaxation and overnight stay as you prepare for your morning gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Longing options: Rushaga gorilla lodge (luxury), Rushaga gorilla camp (mid-range), and Rushaga Haven Lodge (budget)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

NB: Mgahinga National Park is close to Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park and therefore, you can use the same lodge for both National Parks.

Day 4: Morning Gorilla trekking and evening Batwa cultural experience.

Gorilla trekking now is the major highlight of our 15 days Uganda safaris from Kigali Rwanda. After taking your breakfast, with your packed lunch ready, you will now embark on the unique gorilla trekking in the jungle. This experience will make you meet and endangered mountain gorillas in their natural world which is so rewarding, you will starting the gorilla trekking experience at the park headquarters for a briefing which is done by the ranger guides who will give you the instructions to follow while in the forest enjoying the gorilla trek. Here, you will also be allocated the gorilla family to trek and that’s why it important that you inform your guide about the interest of the gorilla family that you would like to trek such that you can be considered when allocating the gorilla families. Gorilla family allocation is done basing on your interests, physical fitness, and age, and after all this, you will be transferred or taken to the starting point for your gorilla family. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park may last between 30 minutes three hours and thus you need to prepare for this journey. You will walk majestically within the forest as you encounter other different wildlife which will be identified to you by your guide until you reach the habituated gorilla family. You will spend only one hour with the habituated gorilla family as you enjoy the family while observing their activities such as feeding and learn more about these animals including what do they do and what they like. Feel free to ask your ranger guide and you will get enough explanation. After, this you will be guided back to the starting point and get a certificate and then go to the loges relax and then go for the Batwa cultural experience where you will encounter the unique pygmy people who were once the inhabitants of the forest and interact with them as you are led by the local Mtwa guide, enjoy the local cultural dance and drama as presented by the Batwa. After return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation /lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury), Bakiga Lodge (midrange) and Ride for Woman and Haven Lodge Rushaga for (budget)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After taking breakfast, you will start the journey to Queen Elizabeth National park which is found in western Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National park is one of the most visited national parks in Uganda with several wildlife species such as elephants, buffaloes, leopards, Nile crocodiles, and tree-climbing lions. The journey will take you approximately 6 hours and you will reach the park via Ishasha sector in the southern direction where you will have lunch and then as you drive slowly on a game drive for sightings of the tree-climbing lions and other species such as the elephants, antelopes and if your lucky you will be able to spot, leopards, and spotted hyenas. Then you will proceed to your lodge in the northern sector of the park for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay.

Point of stop:  Queen Elizabeth National Park

Journey time: Approximately five to six hours (5-6)

Accommodation /lodging options: Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury), Buffalo Safari Lodge (midrange), and Pumba Cottages (budget)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 6: Morning game drives and afternoon boat cruise at Kazinga channel

In the morning you will wake up very early and thereafter drive to Kasenyi plains for game drive safaris. The morning game drive safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park are full of praises with the interesting sightings of the wildlife animals such as leopards, elephants, warthogs, antelopes, lions, buffaloes, and leopards. Kasenyi plains also feature the mating ground for the antelopes for the after this adventurous game drive, you will return to your lodge for relaxation and lunch as you wait for the afternoon boat cruise at the Kazinga channel where you will see the different animal species on the channel banks after strong sunshine as they are drinking or swimming in water. The channel also attracts interesting bird species such as lesser swamp-Warbler, black bee-eaters, and the pied kingfisher among others. Thereafter you will return to the lodge and relax and you prepare for the next day’s course of action.

Accommodation /lodging options: Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury), Buffalo Safari Lodge (midrange), and Pumbi Cottages (budget)

Meal plan: Breakfast &Lunch and dinner

Day 7: Kasoga community experience and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Wake up early in the morning and after that having your break and then your driver-guide will take you for a community experience in Kasoga community village which is one of the best initiatives that was established with all forms captivating all forms of the local artifacts to enrich your authentic and extraordinary cultural experience and engage in canoeing trips at lake George as well as Fishing trips. And then transfer to Lake Mburo National Park in the western part of Uganda as you stop at Igongo cultural center for lunch and short Museum tours

Point of stop: Lake Mburo National Park

 Journey time: Approximately three to four hours (3-4)

Accommodation /lodging options: Mihingo Safari Lodge (Luxury), Rwakobo Rock (midrange), and Mpogo Safari Lodge (budget)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 8: Morning Game drives and evening boat cruises

Very early in the morning, the driver will pick you from your hotel and then go for the game drive safaris. Yes, Lake Mburo National Park has good sightings of wildlife safaris, and the introduction of the Giraffes in the park has made the game drive safaris so interesting. The morning game drives in Lake Mburo National Park will lead you to herds of buffaloes, impalas, giraffes, and a variety of bird species and this will be seen after driving for a short distance. After morning game driver that lasts for about 3 hours, you will return to the lodge, relax and then head for the afternoon boat cruise at Lake Mburo that lasts for 2 hours. Enjoy the breathtaking cruise experience as you enjoy the various aquatic species such as hippopotamus, the crocodiles, and then the water birds which all sighted on the lakes after this magnificence forest, retire to your lodge for relation, dinner, and overnight.

Journey time: Approximately three to four hours (3-4)

Accommodation /lodging options: Mihingo Safari Lodge (Luxury), Rwakobo Rock (midrange), and Mpogo Safari Lodge (budget)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 9: Horseback riding and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Wake up and have your breakfasts and wait for the morning horseback riding session that starts at 10 am and you will ride with the help of the well-experienced and trained guide session. You will explore the national park while on the horseback and you will get to know the best areas such as unique lakes, the surrounding hills and also come close to some of the animals such zebras, impalas among others. Horseback riding takes about between 30 to 5 hours and after the horseback riding adventure, you will be transferred to Kibale Forest National Park.

Point of stop: Kibale Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately four to five hours (4-5)

Accommodation /lodging options: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (midrange), and Rwetera Safari Park (budget)

Meal plan: BreakfastLunch, and dinner

Day 10: Chimpanzee trekking activity in Kibale National Park and Bigodi swamp walk

Weak up very early in the morning and have your healthier breakfast and then head to the Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for the briefing before chimpanzee tracking. While at the Kibale Forest National Park headquarters, you will join other chimpanzee trekkers. The briefing is done by the professional ranger guide and thereafter, you will be led by the guide for the walk into the forest primate walk in Kibale Forest National Park. The walk to Kibale Forest National Park will lead you to the habituated communities of chimpanzees and once you have seen the habituated chimpanzees, you will spend one hour with habituated chimpanzees as you observe them as you’re taking the photos of these great apes. And this means that you should be able to come with cameras. Kibale Forest National Park is home to over 13 species of primates can be seen even doing chimpanzee tracking and other numerous bird species. Here you will integrate the chimpanzee trekking with Bigodi wetland after lunch which is the best destination for bird watching and primate watching. See how the people have participated in the conservation of the wetland and you can as well chose to offer a hand to these groups if you wish in form of a donation. After, return to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation /lodging options: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (midrange), and Rwetera Safari Park (budget)

Meal plan: BreakfastLunch, and dinner

Day 11: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park for hiking to the top of the falls

After breakfast in the morning, with your drive, you will drive to Murchison Falls National Park and have a stopover in Masindi town for lunch before you proceed to Murchison falls National Park. After reaching Murchison falls National Park, you visit the top of the falls where you will enjoy the spectacular views of the River Nile and a general overview of the Murchison falls National Park landscape. You will use about 45 minutes from the bottom of the falls to the top of the falls. Enjoy the devil cauldron which you can call Mother Nature’s wondrous gorge as you observe waters of the Nile squeezing itself through the narrow lodge which is about 6 meters after this worthwhile experience go to your lodge, relax and have an overnight stay.

Point of stop: Murchison Falls National Park

Journey time: Approximately four to five hours (4-5)

Accommodation /lodging options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (midrange), and Hornbill Bush Lodge (budget)

Meal plan: BreakfastLunch, and dinner

Day 12: Game drives and afternoon boat cruise on river Nile

Wake up early in the morning from your lodge and take breakfasts and drive to the park for the wonderful game drive views via the morning game drives. While driving through well-established trails within the Murchison falls National park, you will be rewarded with the interesting sightings of buffaloes, elephants, hartebeest, lions, buffaloes, elephants with unique bird species within the park and these include secretary birds, open billed stork, marabou stocks, Abyssinian, black-bellied bustards among others. After returning from the morning game drives, you will drive back to your lodge, relax and have lunch, and after lunch head for the boat cruise at the lodge that goes up to the bottom of the forest and experience the wonderful tranquil magnificence that is formed by the waterfalls with water squeezing through the narrow gorge which about 43 meters. The boat cruise safari will lead you close to various animals surrounding the River Nile such as the Hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants that come to the river for drinking water, and after all, you will get back to the lodge for relaxation dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation /lodging options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (midrange), and Hornbill Bush Lodge (budget)

Meal plan: BreakfastLunch, and dinner

Day 13: Transfer from Murchison to Jinja via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After early morning breakfast, you will transfer from Murchison Falls National Park to Jinja for white water rafting and touring the source of the Nile. After Murchison falls National Park, you will pass Ziwa Rhino sanctuary en-route before Jinja and do the rhino tracking, get a chance to see the endangered rhinos grazing in the sanctuary while on foot as you see then just of a mouth to nose distance, however, you will be advised to maintain the 6-meter rule distance, the sanctuary also has a lot of bird species which you can also explore. This means that when you add what you have seen in Murchison Falls National park with Rhinos, then you will have enjoyed the complete experience for the big 5 animals coupled with primates on the 15 days Uganda safaris from Kigali Rwanda, and thereafter you will embark on your journey to Jinja with your guide.

Point of stop: Jinja tourism city

Journey time: Approximately seven to eight hours (7-8)

Accommodation /lodging options: Wild waters Lodge (Luxury), the Source of Nile Hotel (midrange), and Pearl on the Nile Hotel (budget)

Meal plan: BreakfastLunch, and dinner

Day 14: Tour to the source of the Nile and Whitewater rafting in Jinja

After a peaceful night, wake up early in the morning and enjoy your breakfast, after your breakfast, get ready for the sunrise boat that will take you to the source of the Nile in Jinja. Jinja is regarded as a city with alit of tourist attractions and its where the river Nile has its source. River Nile is the longest river in the world fulfilling your adventure expectations. A boat ride will lead you to the source and you will spend about one hour for this source of the Nile tours. After, you will head for the most adventurous activity, call it white water rafting which starts with a briefing. Thereafter, you will be able to go into the waters and start your white water rafting on the longest river in the world. Enjoy the raft over the best grade five rapids offering leap and drops as you enjoy the spectacular views of the bush and forested islands and the sparkling sound of the water over the falls. Wooden canoes operated by the local people will also be seen as most of the locals will come close to enjoy the best of white water rafting and this one of the best adventures that you will ever have. After, you can return to your lodge, relax and make a short Jinja city walk before dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation /lodging options: Wild waters Lodge (Luxury), the Source of Nile Hotel (midrange), and Pearl on the Nile Hotel (budget)

Meal plan: BreakfastLunch, and dinner

Day 15: Transfer to Entebbe international airport for the departing flight

After breakfast, in the morning, you will drive to Kampala and then to Entebbe international airport for your flight and this marks the final moments of your 15 days Uganda safaris from Kigali Rwanda.

The price for 15 days Uganda safaris from Kigali Rwanda will include;

  • The gorilla permits
  • Park entrance fees
  • Our professional guide
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Ground transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Park activities fee
  • Rafting fees

The price for the 15 days Uganda safaris from Kigali Rwanda will exclude;

  • Soda sodas and alcoholic drinks
  • Air ticket and Visa extra activities outside the itinerary
  • Laundry services, personal items, or expenses

What to bring for 15 days Uganda safaris from Kigali Rwanda

  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat

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