18 Day Rwanda, Congo and Uganda Safari

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Tour Overview:

This Budget Safari Package Starts in Kigali and Ends in Kampala, During this tour You will experience what Africa is all about with nature and species. Some types of Birds and and Primates like the famous Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees. You will also climb the famous Nyiragongo volcano in Congo, Experience culture of the people and be entertained by Intore dancers, You will also enjoy a game drive in Queen Elizabeth home of a variety of animals like Elephants, Buffaloes, mongoose among others.

Day by Day Tour program

Day 1 Arrival in Kigali Rwanda, Visit the Genocide memorial

Arrive at Kigali airport, where you will be welcomed by our English, French speaking guide, short briefing and transfer to your Hotel in Kigali. After cheking in you will Visit The Rwanda Genocide Memorial center. At This Genocide Memorial you will understand what happened in Rwanda in 1994 a year in which 1 million people died within 100 days, If times allow us you will also Enjoy a short city tour of Kigali. Kigali was founded in 1907 as small colonial outpost by Dr Richard Kant, the first German colonial resident of Rwanda. The city has made tremendous progress since 1994 genocide. Considered one of the safest and friendliest of African capitals, Kigali is blessed with a moderate high altitude climate. It is inhabited by approximately 1 million people who now enjoy the benefits of peace. You will be pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it feels to be among the gentle people of Rwanda who will be delighted to welcome you to their beautiful, exceptionally friendly country.

Accommodation: Okapi Hotel
Meals & drinks: Lunch and Dinner + Drinking Water

Day 2 Transfer To Goma in Congo- Intore Dancers

After Breakfast, at 8:00am Drive to Goma in Congo town, stopover in Musanze for lunch at Muhabura and be Entertained by Intore dancers Performances at Ibyiwacu cultural center. The “Intore”, once the elite of the traditional Rwanda army, were not only trained as military but also in high jump and dance. They were known for their remarkable technique allowing them to jump over 2m40. The Intore became worldwide famous as dancers in 1958 when the World Expo was held in Brussels. Today Intore dancers are part of the rich Rwanda folklore. The warriors dance is a jewel of the choreographic heritage of Rwanda. Dressed with a mane made of sisal fibre, Tied up on ankles, little bells jingle on each step, giving the warriors dance a thrilling rhythm. Throughout the Intore ballet, physical confrontation turns into artistic rivalry and then at “the end” comes out into a vigorous hug of the warriors. This is the most artistic gesture of friendship mutual aid and protection.

Accommodation: Bugwe Guest House
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 3 Mountain Gorillas Tracking in Virunga National Park

Our safari guide will pick you at 7.00 am in the morning after taking your breakfast and drive to Virunga National Park station for registration and briefing about Gorilla trekking adventure. Later you will drive to the trekking start point at base of the Virunga Mountains accompanied by armed game rangers. You will move into the jungle in search of the amazing mountain gorillas. The trek might take between 2 and 6 hours depending on your trekking ability and the gorilla family you will visit. Our safari guide will wait for you at the base of the Virunga volcanic mountain ranges until you finish trekking. Then you will drive to Goma the capital city of North Kivu Province in the DRC Congo. Dinner and Overnight.

Mid Range Accommodation: Bungwe Guest House
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 4 Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking

After your breakfast, you will move from the hotel, and do some shopping in the supermarket before transferring to Kibati Village where you start you hiking experience. Start the hiking and arrive at the top in the afternoon. This will take you 6 hours, with en route view of some animals and birds along the trail. Admire the lava lake all evening, before retiring in the hut on the rim of the giant crater high above the active lake. The climb up to and down from Nyiragongo is strenuous and often in hot conditions, but the path is relatively easy and not excessively steep. You will get a backpack from us which includes; a lunch package, warm fleece and a sleeping bag. You will have a personal cook preparing a hot meal at the summit. You can hire a porter to carry your luggage at US$ 24 per porter to be paid on ground. The Nyiragongo is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Recently erupted in 2002 creating a mass destruction of Goma city where the lava lakes can still be seen.

Accommodation: Virunga Shelter
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 5 Back From The Volcano, Transfer to Kisoro in Uganda, 

In the morning you will enjoy your breakfast with the breathtaking view overlooking the Nyiragongo crater before you descend. Back from the Volcano, arrive Around noon at base camp in kibati and Transfer back to your hotel in Goma. Goma is the capital city of North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu, next to the Rwandan city of Gisenyi. The lake and the two cities are in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift system. Goma lies only 13 to 18 km due south of the crater of the active Nyiragongo Volcano. The recent history of Goma has been dominated by the volcano and the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, which in turn fuelled the First and Second Congo Wars. The aftermath of these events was still having effects on the city and its surroundings in 2010. Transfer to Kisoro. Dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation: Virunga Hotel
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 6 Visit Lake Mutanda and Pygmies

Morning at 7. Am after Breakfast Drive to pygmies Village, spent an 2 Hours with them the Transfer to Mutanda lake. Lake Mutanda is simply one of the most scenic Lakes in all of Africa, simply amazing, stunning, and yet for many visitors to Uganda it is off of the beaten path and most never venture here. Those that do find a magical, scenic paradise that is beyond any imagination. Lake Mutanda is studded with emerald isles, the Virunga Volcanoes tower around it, gentle breezes, cool, yet sunny climate, activities in abundance. Back To your Hotel in Kisoro where.

Accommodation: Virunga Hotel
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 7 Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda

After morning breakfast you will drive down to Kabale in Uganda’s highest town (2000 m), with beautiful, lush scenery along the way. We will stay at Lake Bunyonyi, Africa’s deepest crater lake (900 m). Bunyonyi means “place of little birds”, so you can expect to view interesting and unique bird-life. After lunch you will take a guided walk to visit the locals in the community, visit the Batwa community or go canoeing on lake. Return back to the Lodge for your Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Crater bay Lodge
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 8 Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park

After Breakfast Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park- The road winds up into the forested hills and the views are breathtaking- and you have plenty time to admire them because some stretch are unsurfaced that you can only drive very slowly. It passes through deep-farmed valleys. The drive is reminiscent to what one would experience driving through central Europe- indeed this region of Uganda is often referred to as “Little Switzerland.” arrive at Lunch time, After Lunch Go For an evening Game Drive In the National park.

Accommodation: Engiri Lodge
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 9 Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have an early morning breakfast then go for a morning game drive within the park. Anticipate to see the famous big five including Buffalos, elephants, Lions and other mammals like Giant forest hog, Bush bucks, Kobs, Hyenas and water bucks. In the afternoon hours you will get ready for a launch cruise along Kazinga channel. You will appreciate the high scores of Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos and crocodiles. A number of bird species will also be seen along including the rare shoe bill. Diner and overnight.

Accommodation: Engiri Lodge
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 10 Chimpanzees Tracking and Transfer to Murchison

Go for Chimpanzees Tracking and after drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Lunch along the way and proceed with the journey to the magnificent Murchison falls where you will marvel at the breath taking beauty of the mighty Nile River forced into a seven meter crevice to thunder 43meter’s below in a series of cascades. The sight of the Nile River, the world’s longest river, winding its way through the park and plunging through a narrow gap is unforgettable. You can view this spectacular sight from the top of the falls. Dinner and overnight at overnight

Basic Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge
Meals & drinks: Dinner and Lunch included + Drinking Water

Day 11: Murchison Falls National Park

After an early morning breakfast our driver and game ranger will take you out for an early game drive. You will explore the major game trails especially around the area of Para where good game spotting of elephant, lion, giraffe, antelope, jackal, hyena, Uganda kob, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest and hopefully the elusive leopard, among others, can be seen.
In the afternoon you return back to the lodge for lunch and then take some time to relax. Later in the afternoon you will set out for an exciting boat ride on the Victoria Nile, a high spot of any Murchison Falls Safari! On this ride you will spot a variety of animals at close range, including hippo, Nile crocodile, elephant, buffalo, and many other animals that come to drink water and cool themselves off from the scorching sun. You will return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and your overnight stay.

Basic Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge
Meals & drinks: All Meals included + Driking Water

Day 12 Visit Rhino At ziwa sactuary and Transfer to Kidepo,

Wake Up Early Morning, Take Breakfast and at  07.00 AM your safari guide Driver will meet you at your Hotel and Drive you to Gulu. we will stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, home to 19 white rhinos, as well as 20 other species of wildlife.  After Rhino trekking you will take a short drive to Amuka Safari Lodge (also within the sanctuary) where you will break for lunch before heading on towards Gulu. Arive late in the afternoon, Dinner and Overnight

  • Main Destination: Gulu Town
  • Accommdation; Dich Comfort Hotel in Gulu
  • Meals: Lunch. Dinner and Drinking water Included

Day 13 Drive for Gulu to Kidepo National park, Evening Game safari

Drive to Kidepo valley national Park. Sometimes referred to as the true African wilderness, this park is one of the remotest and virgin tourism destinations in Uganda blessed with abundance of wildlife, beautiful scenery and rich local cultures of the surrounding Karamojong communities.  Kidepo valley Nationa park hosts a profusion of big game, with over 80 species of mammal, including lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, zebra and various antelope species.   A staggering 28 species of mammal found in Kidepo Valley National park cannot be found in any other national park in Uganda: cheetah, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal and kudu to name but a few.  With a total of more than 475 different bird species, Kidepo is also considered outstanding for birds of prey and 58 different species have been recorded here. go for an Evening game, Back to your lodge, dinner and Overnight.

  • Main destination: Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Accommodation: Kidepo Savana Lodge
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included and Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 14. Go For Another Safari in Kidepo National park

Wake Up Early Morning Take Your Breakfast at 05.30 and at 06.00 exactly you will enter Kidepo Valley NP. This park is known for its wide variety of animals, in fact it has the highest variety of big mammals in Uganda. There are huge herds of buffalo up to 3000 a herd! But it is not only the animals, the scenery alone is breathtaking, after the first game drive you will have lunch at the lodge. You will return to the lodge for lunch and afternoon relaxation. Later in the evening, you will have a sunset game drive in the park then return for dinner and an overnight stay at Apoka Safari Lodge.

  • Main destination: Kidepo valley National Park
  • Accommodation: Kidepo Savanah Lodge
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included and Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 15 Morning game drives and afternoon community walks

After breakfast,  Go for a community walk to the local Karamojong communities who live around the park. These communities have got unique cultures and ways of life that will give you an experience with the true African cultures. The main livelihood activity of the Karamojong is herding livestock, which has social and cultural importance. Crop cultivation is a secondary activity, undertaken only in areas where it is practicable.  Due to the arid climate of the region, the Karamojong have always practiced a sort of pastoral transhumance, where for 3–4 months in a year, they move their livestock to the neighboring districts in search of water and pasture for their animals. The availability of food and water is always a concern and affects the Karamojong’s interaction with other ethnic groups. After Lunch Drive To Gulu

  • Main destination: Gulu
  • Accommodation: Dich Comfort Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included and Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 16 Drive Back to Kampala

 Wake up Early Morning, have breakfast at 6.00 AM and then drive back to Kampala. We will stop in the way for lunch,  we expect to arrive in Kampala around 5 Pm.

  • Main destination: Kampala
  • Accommodation: J and J Appartement or Simillary
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included), Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 17 Visit Jinja and The source of Nile

Have breakfast and your guide will be ready to transfer you to Jinja with a smooth drive through the famous Mabira forest and Lugazi as you take in the scenic landscapes characterized by tea and sugarcane plantations. Arrive Jinja and visit the source of the Nile River after which you will transfer to Triangle Hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, you will Visit the source of the might Nile river and go for a boat cruise and explore the River, taking in all its beauty. The cruise lasts about 2 hours and you will return to Kampala, arrive well in time for dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation: J and J Hotel and Appartement
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 18 Transfer To The Airport For Departure Flight

Personal Goodbye, Shopping and  then we transfer you at Entebbe airport for Departure Flight, If You Have Time We Can Organise a Tour to Jinja For white water Rafting on the River Nile and Other Activities.

Accommodation: Not Included
Meals & drinks: Break fast included + Drinking Water

Cost: From 2900 USD per Person

Included: Park fees, Gorilla permits, All activities, All accommodation, A professional driver/guide, Ground transportation, All Taxes/VAT, Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded: International flights, Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.), Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day), Drinks

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