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14 DAYS IN UGANDA & RWANDA

Many travelers flock to Uganda and Rwanda for one undeniable reason: encountering giant apes in their natural habitat. These two countries are where you can come face-to-face to these majestic primates, and it truly is an experience of a lifetime.

In Uganda, the lush landscapes of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park offer encounters with endangered mountain gorillas and diverse wildlife. Meanwhile, Rwanda's mist-shrouded Volcanoes National Park invites travelers to trek alongside gorillas and explore its breathtaking volcanic terrain. Both countries captivate with their warm hospitality, vibrant cultures, and a commitment to conservation, creating a harmonious blend of wildlife adventures and cultural immersion against the backdrop of stunning landscapes.

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TRIP
HIGHLIGHTS

Locations

  • Kibale National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Kigali
 

Experiences

  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Game drives
  • 2 gorilla treks
  • Community walks
 

ITINERARY

Days 1 - 2

Days 2 - 4

Days 5 - 7

Days 8 - 10

Days 10 - 12

Days 13 - 14

Welcome to Uganda! Your adventure begins in Entebbe where you'll meet your private driver/guide who is with you for the duration of your stay. Rest up—there's so much ahead. 

After a short flight and road transfer, you'll end up at Kibale National Park in Western Uganda, celebrated for its remarkable primate population. The park's dense tropical rainforest is a sanctuary for over 1,500 chimpanzees, making it one of the best places in East Africa to encounter these playful primates.

Home to an array of iconic African species, including elephants, lions, and buffalos, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a captivating destination for safari seekers and nature enthusiasts. View animals from both land and water on the picturesque Kazinga Channel.

After being flown in a small aircraft, you'll settle into your accommodation in Nkuringo, a perfect base for your mountain gorilla adventures. Observe these gentle giants in their natural habitat and trek through the lush vegetation of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest—an opportunity some only dream of. You'll also have the chance to go on a community walk and learn about the Batwa tribe who once resided in the national park as hunters and gathers.

Making your way south and into the country of Rwanda, you'll embark on a second trek, but this time in Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy the finest views from your luxury lodge, overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes and the Musanze valley to the west and Lake Bulera and Ruhondo to the east.

Your journey ends in Rwanda's capital city, Kigali. Kigali is a hub for cultural experiences, boasting art galleries, craft markets, and a burgeoning culinary scene. Despite its poignant history, the city exudes resilience, with memorial sites like the Kigali Genocide Memorial providing a somber reflection on the past.

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