On this safari, you will visit Akagera National Park and thereafter you will head to Western Uganda and visit two National Parks i.e. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a verdant magnificent swathe of rain forest across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley. This ancient rain forest is one of the few on the African continent to have flourished and a home to half of the world’s endangered population of Mountain Gorillas. Apart from gorilla tracking, the park boasts 90 mammal species, including 11 primates and prominent bird species.

At Queen Elizabeth National Park you will enjoy a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel, game drives to see animals like lions, hyenas, leopards, elephants, tree climbing lions in Ishasha Plains and many more. Queen Elizabeth also has other interesting things to see like dozens crater-lakes, salty and fresh water lakes, views of the Rwenzori Mountains.

You will also do chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Wildlife Reserve and also go for a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi.

  • Gorilla Tracking
  • 4 Game Drives (1 in Kigali, 3 in Uganda)
  • Boat ride on the Kazinga Channel
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Community/ Cultural experience tour

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Day 2: Transfer from Kigali to Akagera National Park for a Boat Ride & Safari

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi National Park from Kigali

Day 4: Gorilla tracking & transfer to Ishaha + Evening game drive (southern Sector)

Day 5: Morning Game Drive + Visit to Deo’s & Agatha’s Community projects

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park - Game Drive + Boat Ride (Northern Sector)

Day 7: Chimp tracking in Kalenzu & Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali and depart

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

You will be welcomed by our tour guide at Kigali International Airport and  then transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Serena Hotel (Luxury)

                                   Onomo Hotel (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Dinner 

Day 2: Transfer from Kigali to Akagera National Park

Early morning transfer (5:00am) to Akagera NP, briefing followed by a boat cruise at Lake Ihema to see schools of hippos, giant Nile  crocodile, buffaloes, water birds, etc. followed by a half day game drive starting from the South and exit through the North Nyungwe gate. During the Game Drive, you will get an opportunity to see some of the 12 species of antelopes, over 525 species of birds including the rare ones such as the shoe bill stock, papyrus gynolek and the big 5 animals i.e. Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant. to mention but a few.

Accommodation: Serena Hotel (Luxury)

                                   Onomo Hotel (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast you will be transferred to Bwindi National Park in Western Uganda. On arrival, you will check-in at the lodge. You will have lunch and thereafter relax at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs (Luxury)

                                   Haven Lodge (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Gorilla tracking & transfer to Ishaha + game drive (southern Sector)

Get up at 6.00 am for a quick breakfast and transfer to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park gate. With packed lunch in your carry-on, your guide will deliver you to the tracking point before 8:00 am for registration and a briefing on what to expect before commencing your tracking.

The guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. (Tracking can takes 2 -8 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes).

When you finally locate the family that you are tracking, sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback.

It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rain forest in the knowledge you are in the presence of the few remaining Mountain Gorillas in the wild. After the mandatory 1 hour is up, the rangers and guides will lead you back to the starting point where your guide will be waiting for you.

Thereafter you will be transferred to Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will do an evening game drive.

Accommodation: Ishasha Wildness Camp (Luxury)

                                   Enjojo Lodge (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Day 5: Morning Game Drive + Visit to Deo’s & Agatha’s Community projects

On this day, after your early morning breakfast, you will head out for another Game drive for a chance to see more wild life in Ishaha, the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National park. After the game drive you will head back to the lodge and rest. After lunch you will head out to Doe’s and Agatha’s community projects; Deo’s model homestead tour shows how Ugandans survive alongside wildlife on the age of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Every member of the family plays their part in farming and defending their crops animals, day in day out.

While Agatha and her female neighbors invite you to learn about the life of a Mukiga woman living in this remote part of Uganda, she will show you how the local women treats dry millet, one of the community’s staple food. The tour takes an hour each or longer.

Accommodation: Ishasha Wildness Camp (Luxury)

                                   Enjojo Lodge (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park - Game Drive + Boat Ride (Northern Sector)

After an early breakfast at 6.00 am, your guide will transfer you to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Together with a game ranger, they will take you on a game drive to the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Kasenyi track in search for lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopards, water bucks, bush bucks, Uganda Kobs plus many bird species including ibis, fish eagles and vultures etc. You will head back to your lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, head out for a boat ride along the Kazinga Channel. During the boat ride, you will have the opportunity to view great numbers of wildlife including elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes and large numbers of birds like eagles, kingfishers, sparrows, doves, weaver birds, eaglets and sun birds converging at the channel waters to enjoy a sip of the natural waters.

After the boat ride you will head back to the lodge, freshen up and have dinner.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)

                                   Marafiki Safari Lodge (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast 

Day 7: Chimp tracking in Kalinzu & Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you will head to Kalinzu Wildlife Reserve for a briefing by the head ranger. You will then start tracking the chimpanzees. The guide will provide detailed explanations on primates. Thereafter you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale. You will have a stopover for lunch. You will check into your lodge and later take a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi for sightseeing of some of the 25 islands and the opportunity to see the Punishment Island where non-virgin girls were abandoned. Later return to the lodge for overnight.

Accommodation: Birdnest  Bunyonyi (Luxury)

                                   Arcadia Lodge (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali and depart

Wake up at leisure and enjoy breakfast. After your breakfast, you will commence your drive back to Kigali. Your guide will drop you off at the airport for your scheduled flight out back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

No of Persons Mid-Range-(RPPS) Luxury-(RPPS)
2 $3,865 $ 5,180
4 $ 3,100 $ 4,235
6 $ 2,845 $ 3,920
8 Nil Nil

Tour Inclusions

  • All ground transportation in a 4x4 vehicle and fuel
  • 7 Nights accommodation
  • An English speaking Driver/guide
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Airport transfer as per itinerary
  • 4 Game drives as per itinerary
  • 2 Boat rides as indicated in the itinerary
  • Akagera National Park Safari
  • Chimpanzee and Gorilla tracking permits
  • Cultural tour

Tour Exclusions

  • International flights are not included
  • Any person expenses not included on the inclusion list
  • Any beverages
  • Phone calls
  • Personal insurance
  • Laundry and other services of personal nature and driver’s/guide’s tips.
  • Visa fees

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are noncommissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as a confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices.
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.
  • Permits Run out fast, the earlier you decide on the tracking the sooner we can secure the permits for you
  • We accept payment by Bank Wire Transfer, Visa, MasterCard and American Express, Cash, EFT.
  • Credit Card payments attract a 4% banking fees surcharge (please include it in your payment to us).
  • If paying by EFT, bank wire transfer, please note that there will be additional bank charges that will be communicated as and when required.
  • We suggest you get the East African Community visa for easy border crossing from Rwanda to Uganda. It can be obtained online ($50)
  • Also a yellow fever card is required.