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13-Day Uganda and Rwanda Safari Cross Boarder Tour

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This 13-Day Prestigious Combined Uganda and Rwanda safari takes you across Uganda borders to Rwanda – famously known as a country of “A thousand Hills and a Million Smiles.” You will compare the unique features Uganda and Rwanda, from the Gorillas both countries share, the green vegetation cover and the rolling hills and valleys. You will meet eye to eye with the amazing Gorillas and Chimpanzees in their natural habitat, one of Africa’s major highlights.

Itinerary

Uganda
Start Entebbe (Day 1)
Day 1 Kampala (City)
Day 2-3 Murchison Falls NP
Day 4-5 Kibale NP
Day 6 Queen Elizabeth NP
Day 7-8 Bwindi Impenetrable NP
Rwanda
Day 9-10 Volcanoes NP
Day 11 Nyungwe Forest NP
Day 12 Lake Kivu (Lake)
End Kigali (City) (Day 13)

Arrival

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

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your accommodation

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport where your Uganda Adventure Safari starts by our representative who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Your will then be transferred to your hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure Safari.

Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have money Changed on this day and time Allowing you may go for city tour with the help of our driver/guide, visit the shopping Malls Around town and craft villages to get items which you may need while in upcountry.

Main Destination:
Kampala (City, Uganda)
Accommodation: Cassia Lodge
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Kampala
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park through Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Have breakfast and Drive North to Murchison Falls with a stopover at in Nakasongola Ziwa Rhino Sactuary for a one and half opportunity to Track Rhinos on foot, You will Later Have Lunch in a selected Restaurant then Proceed through Masindi to The Park.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)
Accommodation: Pakuba Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 3: Morning game Drive and afternoon Sun downer Boat Safari – Hike to the top of the Falls

Arise very early in the morning for your guided game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile in your open-roof vehicle which will give you an excellent opportunity to view and photograph the diverse wildlife. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child‟s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.

After lunch, guided return boat cruise upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few of meters from the „Devil‟s Cauldron‟, Marvel at the schools of hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork.

Main Destination:Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)
Accommodation: Pakuba Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park via Lake Albert Fishing Village

After Breakfast transfer to Lake Albert at the Fishing village to see the local methods used for harvesting fish and mix with the Local Communities. Proceed to Kibale National Park through verdant home steads and tea estates, you Will reach early relax whole afternoon as you wait for your Meals.

Main Destination: Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation: Isunga Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Kibale NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking & Tansfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast transfer to the starting point of your Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale is the best reserve in Africa to view chimpanzees, a thick jungle with a towering canopy. The forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, man‟s closest relative. Kibale‟s 1450 Chimpanzees represent Uganda‟s largest population of this endangered primate.
Enjoy this guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees and birds. Kibale is also a home to the rare I‟Hoest‟s monkey, the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon and more. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, visitors stand a good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins as they gloom and bond with one another.

Main Destination: Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation: Buffalo Lodge
  • Mid-range Lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 6: Morning Game Drive and afternoon Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward

Queen Elizabeth National Park‟s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Have an early morning Lion Tracking activities alongside the researchers who will provide you with the depth information about lions and the surrounding, here you will enjoy an opportunity to view the massive Rwenzori as backdrop, which provides excellent chance to spot more lions as well as leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck.

After lunch, have a boat Safari on Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and this launch/cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
Accommodation: Buffalo Lodge
  • Mid-range Lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 7: Transfer to Ishasha Sector Home of Tree Climbing Lions for a game Drive – Transfer to Bwindi.

After your early morning breakfast, have Transfer to Ishasha Sector home of the Tree Climbing Lions for a Game Drive later, proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi impenetrable National Park arriving in the afternoon.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Bwindi Impenetrable NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking Experience – Optional Batwa Trail Experience

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa‟s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man‟s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge.

Main Destination:Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Bwindi Impenetrable NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 9: Golden Monkey Tracking and Transfer to Ruhengeri

After Breakfast, Transfer to Mgahinga forest and through the bamboo thickets you will come face to face with the Golden Monkeys, You may pay an extra fee of about $3 per person to climb a viewing Platform.

Later cross the Border to Rwanda where you will spend the night in Ruhengeri at the fringes of Volcanoes National Park.

Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 10: Trek Diana Fossey Grave – Transfer to Nyugwe Forest for an evening Canopy walk

After breakfast, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park and Proceed with the trail head to access the karisoke research Camp which is about 10 minutes from the park boundary Trekking to the Dian Fossey‟s grave takes about one and half to 2 hour hike which too rewards you with good views of forest hogs, forest elephants, a variety of primates and bird species. This hike is an incredible experience physically, emotionally and intellectually. It is so inspiring to learn about someone who was so dedicated and left a legacy that exists even today. The hike involves moving through the forests and hiking up the slopes and therefore requires some relative degree of fitness and patience. At the site you will find the house from where Dian Fossey was mysteriously murdered in 1985 but the more peaceful is the place where she was buried just next to her favorite gorilla friend, Digit and about 20 other mountain gorillas either killed by poachers or suffered death for other reasons unknown.

Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House
  • Budget guest house located inside Nyungwe Forest NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 11: Black and white Columbus Monkey Tracking – Afternoon Transfer to Lake Kivu

After Breakfast, join the briefing team and enjoy the trek alongside the Large troops of black and white colobus monkeys which reside in Nyungwe Forest. These primates often travel in groups of over 300 individuals. It is possible to purchase a permit to trek these animals. Walking through a mountain rainforest and being surrounded on all levels by these active and cheeky monkeys is an experience not to be missed.

Main Destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation: Paradise Malahide
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Rubavu
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 12: Morning Relaxation – sunset Boat Cruise to the Napoleon Island

Have Breakfast and Relax at The sun sandy beach on Lake Kivu as you get your meals with in our outside the Hotel, later in the afternoon have a sunset baot safari to the Napoleon Island, you can have a nature walk to the bat cave as you come across Birds and communities.

Main Destination:
Lake Kivu (Lake, Rwanda)
Accommodation: Paradise Malahide
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Lake Kivu
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 13: Morning Transfer to Kigali for a City Drive

Have Breakfast and transfer Kigali for a City tour – Visit Genocide memorial center in Kigali – The center was officially opened in 2004 to Mark the 10 commemoration of 1994 genocide that was against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The center serves as the final place where masses can flock to grieve for their lost ones, and as for today; it acts as a museum where both locals and international visitors can learn about the history, implementation and consequences of genocide.

Time allowing Proceed to visit the oldest Nyamirambo town in Kigali which has a stretched neighborhood found in southwestern corner of Kigali that envelopes diverse behavior with dominance of Arab – like Culture. It is a huge stretched corner which is sometimes referred to as a gangsters‟ Paradise! Characterized with Many Muslim residents, Mosques and unlike other places that close by 8pm with everyone inside their homes, Nyamirambo hustles and rocks late Into the nights!

Main Destination:
Kigali (City, Rwanda)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour

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

 

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Important Information

Price Includes

  • 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)

Price Excludes

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Terms & Conditions

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour must be paid in US Dollars (USD).

Rates Per Person

Rates Per Person

Solo 1 room 2 people 1 room 3 people 2 rooms 4 people 2 rooms
$6,140 $5,000 $4,500 $4,500
$6,140 $5,000 $4,500 $4,500

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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 .
 
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