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16-Day Rwanda and Uganda’s Gorilla Trekking & Big Five.

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Arrival 

  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali Airport and Transfer to your Hotel

This is the day you’ll arrive into this beautiful country late at night. You are welcomed by our professional driver guide at the airport and then you are driven to the hotel to rest as you wait for the fascinating adventures of this epic country (Rwanda is nicknamed as land of thousand hills) in the following days. You will have a relaxed overnight at your hotel in Kigali which is a few minutes’ drive from the airport.

Main Destination: Kigali (City, Rwanda)

Accommodation: Quiet Haven Hotel

  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Kigali

Meals & Drinks:

  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included) 

Day 2: Visit the Genocide Memorial and Museum then Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

After having breakfast, check out of the hotel and set off to Genocide Memorial and Museum then after continue towards the famous Nyungwe Forest National Park which is an untouched Rainforest, one of the largest forests in East and Central Africa. The forest is abundant with flora and fauna including 13 primate species from Colobus monkeys, mangabeys, blue monkeys and, of course, our cousins the chimpanzees. Nyungwe Forest is semi heaven for birders. With a little over 300 recorded bird species, 26 of which are endemic, making it one of the most important—and still little known—bird-watching destinations in Africa. Have lunch en route or at the lodge depending on time. You will have an overnight at the lodge with stunning views of Nyungwe. You can have a guided community walk around the hotel.

Main Destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park (Chimps)

Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking and Afternoon Canopy Walk

Have an early morning breakfast, and later proceed to Nyungwe Forest at 6:00am in search of chimpanzees. You will also track the Colobus monkeys in the forest and have a chance to view the other habitants of the forest like birds, reptiles and butterflies. Chimpanzee tracking will enable you to meet man’s closet cousins in the wild. You will be amazed to see these primates as they play, swing on tree branches, fight for food, etc. This exciting up-close encounter with human’s closest relatives will forever live with you. After the chimp tracking, you will have an afternoon canopy walk which takes place above a deep gorge cutting across the massive forest. Lasting about 1½ hours, the walk takes you through some beautiful foliage and animal habitats. You’ll have the chance to spot blue monkeys and unique birds that dwell in the upper levels of the forest canopy.

Main Destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park (Chimps)

Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes for Ibyiwacu Cultural Tour

Have breakfast and then enjoy the beautiful services and scenery at your lodge. You shall drive northeast to the town of Musanze close to the Virunga Volcano range. Here you will see the Rwanda’s Musanze caves which date back 65 million years and lay with in the volcanic region, with lava flow layers created long ago by the Albertine Rift Valley. In the evening, you will embark on the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village which gives you a rare chance to meet local people, in their environment, with a taste of the culture and traditions. Be genuinely welcomed by the community as a special visitor while they proudly present to you aspects of their traditions and beliefs. Expect to have a guided community walk to visit different sites and experience the everyday lives of the local people.

Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation: Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge

Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Mount Bisoke Hike.

Have Breakfast and transfer to Musanze province in the Volcanoes National Park. Briefing and hiking registration is at the Kinigi Park offices at 7:00 AM. The Mount Bisoke hiking starting point is located away from the briefing point and requires driving on rocky and muddy terrain. On reaching the starting point, you will then proceed to hike the mountain along with the mountain guides and porters. The hike takes between 3 to 5 hours. After reaching the peak, check out the beautiful views and take as many photos as possible. You will come back to the start point where you will meet our guide. Have lunch and head back to Kigali or your hotel.

Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation: Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge

  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After having breakfast, check out at around 8:00 am from your lodge in Musanze and embark on the border crossing journey to Uganda. This is scenic drive in comfortable and secure touring vehicle to the extreme southwestern Uganda and you can have stopover for photography of the country side. Lunch will either be packed or have a hot lunch en-route, arriving late in afternoon. Relax at the lodge with stunning views of Bwindi Impenetrable Tropical Rain Forest as you wait for the next day’s adventure.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation: Gorilla Hills Ecolodge

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included) 

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early morning breakfast, and with your picnic lunch, we’ll take a short drive to the park offices for briefing. We will meet the excellent local guides and trackers who give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We’ll then hike into the forest to a spot where gorillas were seen the previous night and track from there. Trekking may take anything between 1 to 6 hours, depending on the location of the family and altitudes which is in excess of 7500 feet. Once you find the gorillas, you spend with them one full hour. You will later have a peaceful/relaxed time at the lodge.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation: Gorilla Hills Ecolodge

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 8: Transfer to Ishasha for tree Climbing Lions.

After having an early morning breakfast at the lodge, you will drive to the famous Ishasha Sector which is known for its tree climbing lions. You will embark on the game drive that will give you a chance to see tree climbing lions of Ishasha. On a lucky afternoon or mid-morning, you will be amazed to see them resting on the branches of fig trees. Enjoy this together with other wild animals and amazing vegetation cover and landscapes. You will have lunch from your Lodge.

Main Destination: Ishasha Sector

Accommodation: Enjojo Lodge

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 9: Morning game drive in Ishasha and Transfer to Kyambura.

After having an early morning breakfast at the lodge, you will drive to ishasha sector for morning game drive then later transfer to Kyambura that’s queen Elizabeth National park.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth NP.

Accommodation: Buffalo Safari Lodge

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 10: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel.

You’ll have an early morning breakfast and then go for a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Anticipate to see members of the famous Big Five including buffalos, elephants, lions and other mammals like warthogs, bushbucks, Uganda kobs, hyenas and waterbucks among others. In the afternoon hours, you will participate in 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 including the great pelicans. In the evening, you can have a guided community walk along the Kyambura Rift before you retire for the day.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth NP.

Accommodation: Buffalo Safari Lodge

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 11: Transfer to Kibale National Park and have Bigodi Swamp Walk.

After breakfast you will embark on your journey to Kibale National Park, you will reach at the lodge have lunch then in the afternoon go for Bigodi Swamp Walk.

Main Destination: Kibale National Park.

Accommodation: Turaco tree tops lodge.

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 12: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale national park.

Today you will track the most famous inhabitants of the Kibale National Park, the chimpanzees. Chimpanzees share 98% of the human genes making them our closest living relatives. They are found in 21 countries throughout Africa but are most easily sighted in Uganda due to their dense populations. Today, in Uganda, there are approximately 5,000 chimpanzees left in the wild. The chimpanzee trekking experience here is done on several well maintained walking trails. There is also a wonderfully diverse concentration of other primates, more than any other forest in East Africa. In fact, besides our colorful cousins, the chimpanzees, you can find red Colobus, red-tailed guenon, white-nosed monkey, gray-checked mangabey, blue monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, and the black and white Colobus monkey.

Main Destination: Kibale National Park.

Accommodation: Turaco tree tops lodge.

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included) 

Day 13: Transfer to Murchison Falls and Tour Top of the fall.

After having breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and kick start this day’s nature adventure with an exciting 6 hours’ road trip to Murchison Falls National Park with lunch en route. Upon arrival inside the park, you will be amazed by the beautiful landscape while occasionally sighting warthogs and other wildlife, while on a drive to the top of the falls whose views are breathtaking. You will see the top of Murchison Falls where about 300 – 400 cubic meters per second of Nile water force through a tiny gorge of about 7 meters to plunge into a violent tempest in a whirlpool about 42 meters below. It is such a beautiful sight with incredible picture moments here. Drive to the lodge as you view wild animals en route and have a peaceful overnight at the lodge.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 14: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise to the Bottom of the fall.

After your early morning breakfast, our driver guide picks you up for the early game drive. Explore the major game trails especially in the northern bank for good game spotting including lots of elephants, lions, giraffes, antelopes, jackals, hyenas, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, Jackson’s hartebeests and hopefully the elusive leopards among others. Later on, get your lunch break and some relaxation for an indefinitely short time. Later we’ll set out for the afternoon boat ride on the Victoria Nile which is the high spot of any Murchison Falls safari for you get to spot lots of animals at a close encounter. You will have to spot lots of hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, and many other animals that come to drink water, refresh and cool themselves off the scorching sun. Some animals come to eat the fresh grass along the river banks. Later, drive to the lodge for dinner and your overnight rest.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 15: Transfer to Kampala via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After an early breakfast, you will check out and set off for the drive from Pakuba to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Along the way, you will make a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where rhinos are being reintroduced to the wild in Uganda. You will have a complete feel of the African Big Five mammals as it is the rhinos, out of the Big Five that are missing in Murchison Falls National Park. Here you will go for a trek around the sanctuary on foot. You will have lunch at the sanctuary and some relaxation for an indefinitely short time. Later, transfer to Kampala city, which is Uganda’s capital city where you will spend the night.

Main Destination: Kampala (City, Uganda)

Accommodation: Latitude 0 Degrees Hotel

  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Kampala

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 16: Kampala City Tour and Transfer to Entebbe

After your early breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up from your lodge/ hotel. You will embark on your Kampala tour, a great Uganda experience unique among all Uganda safaris. The following are the sites to be visited; Kabaka’s Palace at Bulange Mengo and Former Amin torture chambers, Uganda Museum and Gaddafi Mosque. You will be transferred back to Entebbe to readily board your flight back home as you say fare well to the pearl of Africa!

Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport (Airport/Airstrip, Uganda)

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour. 

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

Rate is $6500pp.

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

Included

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)

Excluded

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees.

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Customer Reviews

Ngoni Safaris Uganda

Customer Reviews

Michael T 06/June/2021

TripAdvisor
Above & Beyond
Review of: 3-Day Gorillas trekking and Batwa Experience
Sedrick went above and beyond to accomodate our request for an itinerary alteration due to our compressed time in Uganda. He also compeltely took care of scheduling our covid 19 testing and drove us to the site on arrival.

Our driver/guide Ben was also outstanding!

**We highly recommend using a porter during gorilla trekking as their are some complex parts to the trail/terrain. This also benefits the local people by providing them work.**

David 24/June/2021

TripAdvisor
Seeing Lots of Animals and Uganda
The schedule suited my time in Uganda exactly and was a great opportunity to view some of the top wildlife and natural wonders of the country. Lodgings range from mid-range to near upscale and are in beautiful locations. Food is good and ample. My driver, Stanley, was expert at spotting wildlife and, very importantly on the Ugandan roads, a careful and skilled driver. You see various parts of the country on this tour, and due to distances, be aware you'll spend quite a few hours on the road. One thing they might add is an itinerary going into more detail ahead of time on each day's activity and suggested things to bring. I was concerned about the needed COVID test for return home, but they took care of arranging that, and it turned out successfully. Overall the tour was a real highlight and is highly recommended.

Justo Nov 18, 2019

Safaribookings
I went on an 11 day safari visiting Kampala, Jinja, Lake Mburo NP, Bwindi NP, Queen Elizabeth NP and Kibale NP. Communications with Ngoni were prompt and easy from the start. As soon as I made my booking, Sedrick contacted me through WhatsApp and guided me through the rest of the process. Leading up to the tour he made sure I was well-prepared to begin. He was always very clear and friendly. Service was exceptional. I had the pleasure of going on this safari with three members of Ngoni's staff - Sedrick, Nelson and Joel. These guys made my comfort their priority from the moment we met. Whether it was checking if I was okay with the accommodations or making sure I always had a bottle of water, I always felt like I was being well taken care of. Nelson is an excellent guide. His knowledge about the flora and fauna of Uganda was extensive, always able to answer any questions I had and was eager to teach - it's obvious that he has a great love for his country and it's environment and is eager to share this love with his clients. My experience with Ngoni and Uganda surpassed all expectations I had. Absolutely amazing, and thanks to the guys at Ngoni it feels like a new home - can't wait to come back and visit. Webale, brothers!

Stephany Aug 13, 2019

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Sedrick was unique and stood out from the rest in the high quality communication he provided since the first inquiry. He called me to provide information about the itinerary and see if I had any questions even before booking the tour. We communicated through WhatsApp for any other questions that came to mind after that call. After picking me up from the airport, he and Pilot (additional tour guide) provided plenty of information about the country to give me some context and we started our long drive to the impenetrable forest. The food was delicious with many options; the accommodation was very clean with exceptional service; and the transportation from Entebbe to Bwindi park was very comfortable (although long). As a solo female traveler, both tour guides (Sedrick and Pilot) did an exceptional job at enduring I accomplished everything intended to in Uganda, and always made me feel safe. I highly recommend to book your safari with this company because the quality and professionalism will not let you down.

Shakira Dec 14, 2018

Ngoni safaris uganda is the best tour operator in Uganda. A few weeks back we traveled to Bwindi impenetrable with sedrick to explore the beauty that is Uganda. This company took care of us . with most comfortable car , Great guide .We highly recommend it to the next travelers

Winnie Dec 19, 2018

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I was going on a gorilla safari with my friend and this was going to be the first ever safari for the both of us. Luckily, the communication with the office was super easy and we got answers to all of the questions we needed. The driver / guide (Sedrick) was very professional and funny and made our time very pleasant. Also, he had a proper knowledge of the local area close to the Mgahinga national park and he promptly spoke some 7 languages which we thought was super positive. The safari was surely the highlight of out East African trip!

Ritah Jan 2, 2019

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My Team and I did a five day trip, including Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls and Kidepo. It was truly an incredible experience. Our guide, Sedrick, was knowledgeable, skilled in driving in some challenging settings and just plain fun to hang out with for five days. The lodging was perfect, especially Savannah Lodge. The tents and beds were high quality. The views were spectacular. Meals were delicious and varied. I recommend Ngoni safaris Uganda with all my heart and soul!

Pilot May 28, 2019

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Our six days trip was amazing. The driver/guide had an incredible knowledge of animal and bird-life and are so interesting to talk to. His driving skills through lashing rain and massive puddles was admirable! The cooks managed to produce varied and delicious meals from the kitchen, which we ate both at accommodation or roadside when we were travelling from one place to another . At all times we felt safe and well-looked after. All in all, an incredible experience, due not only to the abundance of wildlife we were lucky enough to see, but also to the great efforts put to have our Safari a better one . The safari was full of fun. Traveling with ngoni safaris is my life time memorable experience and I highly recommend it to travellers who would love to visit uganda or EastAfrica for holidays, vacations or Adventure.. Even five stars are too small .