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10 Days Best of Uganda From Kigali Rwanda

Tour Overview

Start your 10 Days Best of Uganda From Kigali Rwanda connecting to Mgahinga Gorilla national park for the mountain gorilla trekking experience then head out to Lake Bunyonyi for a more relaxed adventure. Connect to Kibaale forest for the chimpanzee trekking and later Murchison falls national park for a wildlife experience. Conclude the safari from the Zziwa Rhino conservancy for a chance to trek this critically endangered animal species. Enjoy this 10 day Uganda safari visiting the major safari destinations of Uganda.

Highlights


  • Rhino Tracking
  • Genocide Museum
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Rhino Tracking Experience
  • Meet the Golden Monkeys
  • Boat Cruise along the Nile River

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and Transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park

The driver guide will meet you in the morning at your hotel in Kigali or the Kigali International airport for a transfer to the Mgahinga gorilla national park of Uganda, one of the homes of the mountain gorillas.

This is approximately a 6 hours road transfer so you will have an enroute lunch. Arrive at your hotel for overnight. Dinner and night.

Overnight at Lake Mulehe Safari lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park

Wake up early for this magical day to encounter the last few remaining mountain gorillas. You will grab a hot cup of coffee and head out in this misty home of the mountain gorillas. You will have a briefing before the start of the activity and once you are assigned a gorilla family, you will head out into the forest, search for about 2 to 6 hours and once you meet your gorilla family, you will enjoy the allocated one hour taking non flash photos or just watch the way these gentle giants relate.

Exit the forest headed back to your hotel for a hot lunch and cool off.

(Optional) If you are feeling energetic, you may head out for the Batwa experience of the Mgahinga gorilla national park. Return to your hotel for dinner and another night stay.

Overnight at Lake Mulehe Safari lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Golden Monkey trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park

Mgahinga national park is one of those that offer mountain gorilla trekking as well as golden monkey trekking and, on this day, you wake up to experience the golden monkeys. Unlike the gorillas, these are very playful and will be seen swinging from tree branch to tree branch. You may rather enjoy the moment rather than try to capture a photo.

Once the experience is done, head back to your hotel for dinner and third night stay.

Overnight at Lake Mulehe Safari lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Leave Mgahinga headed for Lake Bunyonyi

You will wake up on a more leisurely note, have breakfast and then head out to Lake Bunyonyi. This is approximately a 1-hour drive so you will arrive in time for lunch at your hotel in Bunyonyi. Basing on the previous engaging days, you will relax and cool off some of the fatigue at your hotel.

Overnight at Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: A Day on the Lake Bunyonyi

Wake up at leisure for breakfast and you will enjoy a relaxed day on the Lake Bunyonyi and if you are interested in any of the activities such as canoe rides, island visits, these may be arranged once there. You will spend your second night at your hotel in Bunyonyi.

Overnight at Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Drive from Lake Bunyonyi to Kibaale forest national park (Bushenyi Ishaka road)

Wake up ready to leave Bunyonyi to connect to Kibaale forest, the home of the chimpanzees of Uganda. You will drive via the Bushenyi Ishaka Kagamba road which is approximately a 6-to-7-hour road transfer.

You will have an enroute lunch and connect further to your hotel arriving in time for dinner and night stay.

Overnight at Chimpanzee forest guest house

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibaale forest national park

As early as 6 am, you will be receiving the briefing for the chimpanzee trekking experience from the park wardens and rangers. You will be allocated a family to trek and you will follow your ranger closely for about an hour or more until you come across the chimpanzees of the Kibaale forest.

These are active animals so expect to see some great activity and you may be able to capture some memories on camera.

Return to your accommodation for lunch and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. You may visit the Bigodi Community project for a chance to interact with the local people of the area. Dinner and night stay will be at hotel as night before.

Overnight at Chimpanzee forest guest house

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Connect to the Murchison Falls national park for the top of the falls hike

Have an early breakfast and check out of your hotel heading to the Murchison falls national park, which has the world’s most powerful waterfalls. You will embark on the Hoima Kagadi Road with an enroute lunch.

You will arrive in time for the hike to the top of the Murchison falls which gives off a splendid view and feel at the top.

Connect to your hotel for dinner and a night stay.

Overnight at Nkundwa Nile View Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Morning Game drive and evening boat cruise on the Nile

This is an eventful day so you will be expected up early and by 6 am you will be done with your hot cup of coffee/ tea ready to set out to the park for your morning game drive. You will drive through the trails of the Murchison falls national park for about 2 to 4 hours spotting the wildlife of this park. Be sure to not miss spotting the Rothschild giraffes on this drive.

You will return to your lodge for lunch and later connect for the boat cruise on the Nile where you will get close to the bottom of the falls. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel as night before.

Overnight at Nkundwa Nile View Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Leave Murchison for Kampala with a stopover at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary

You will wake up on your last day of the safari ready to check out of your hotel. Have breakfast and later set out for your Rhino tracking experience at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. You will spend some great time at this sanctuary then head out for lunch and drive further to Kampala to end your safari.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.

End of Your Safari

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