12 DAYS RWANDA AND UGANDA

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$3800
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
12 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Active - Hiking, horse riding
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Trip highlights:

City tour in Kigali
Mountain Gorilla tracking
Optional activities
Community walk around the lodge
Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake Mburo National Park
Boat ride in Queen Elizabeth National park
Visit the Source of the Nile
City tour in Kampala

DAY 1: ARRIVAL RWANDA -KIGALI
Meet and greet at Kinobe Airport by your Guide who will warmly welcome you and transfer you to a hotel in Kigali. Depending on the time of arrival e.g if your flight arrives in the morning, you are advised to have money changed this day. To get to know Kigali, you can visit some of the landmarks in town with the help of our driver/guide. Places may include; the genocide Memorial site, the markets, Franco-Rwanda Cultural centre. Overnight at your lodge BB

DAY 2: KIGALI – RUHENGERI
After breakfast take a two hours drive North of Kigali to Kinigi through the beautifully terraced hillside and the spectacular Virunga volcanoes. Proceed to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Pac Des National Volcan. Tracking through the dense forest is great adventure and thrill of observing the gorilla is rare, moving and exciting, though tough and tiresome. Once the gorillas are sighted it's worth the input of time and effort. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 3: KINIGI
Today you have different options; you can choose to Gorilla track again which is subject to payment of supplement at the time of booking, or track the Golden monkeys, or climb the muhavura Volcanoes, or take a walk to Lake Bulera or drive to Gisenyi and visit Ross Carr's orphanage and visit the local community or simply stay resting at the camp. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 4: KINIGI – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast our destination is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest driving through the Kigezi Highlands a place formally known as the 'Switzerland of Africa' and catching your eye again are the beautifully terraced hillsides with the winding roads and the distant view of the volcanoes and lakes. Time permitting you can take a guided nature walk in the thick and dense forest which is a habitat for many types of game, several bird species and beautifully colored butterflies. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 5: GORILLA TREKKING
After an early morning breakfast proceed to the starting point to embark on your Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in such of the awesome Gorillas – an unforgettable experience of your lifetime. Don't forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch and plenty of water. Once you find the gorillas, you will spend with them an hour before returning to your lodge. Time allowing; take a community walk around the lodge. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 6: BWINDI NATIONAL PARK – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha to view the famous tree climbing lions. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 7 : QUEEN ELIZABETH
Today we have an early morning game. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a home of abundant wildlife with grassy plains, and volcanic craters. You will have an excellent opportunity to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda kob, topi and bushbuck. After lunch enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. It is a 42kms channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. It offers and excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 8: QUEEN ELIZABETH
Go for an exciting nature walk to Maramagambo Forest to catch a glimpse of a variety of primates including chimpanzee. Visit the bat caves and the 'Blue Lake'. Or visit Kyambura Gorge to track one of man's closest relatives "chimpanzees" which are unpredictable to see because they are quite mobile but the walk is enchanting. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 9: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Enter through the Nshara Gate. Afternoon game drive along the lakeshore track. With its own system of game trails and cleared walkways, the "Kigambara Loop" offers interesting guided lakeside walks. Find here herds of Zebra, Cape buffalo and eland. Pribi and topi are easily approached. Along the game drive, many visitors enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. Self-guided nature trails are also available. Birdwatchers will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including papyrus Gonolek, Brown-faced Lapwing, Carruther's Cisticola, the extraordinary White winged warbler and bare-faced go-away bird. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 10: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK - JINJA
After an early morning game drive to Jinja; en-route stand on the Equator, bargain at the roadside markets and see the royal drum makers. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 11: JINJA
You can either indulge yourself in a whole day White water rafting or visit the source of the Nile and relax at the Bujagali falls in the afternoon. Transfer to Kampala in the evening. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 12: DEPARTURE
Depending on your time of departure, get to know Kampala, you can visit some of the landmarks in town with the help of our driver/guide. Places may include; Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Museums, craft markets and many others. Transport to Entebbe Airport ready to catch your flight back home.

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Crystal Safaris Ltd.

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
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Since: Jul 1999

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Elephant
Elephant
Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
Game drives
Game drives
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