13-Day Explore Uganda & Rwanda Safari

Arrival to Uganda

Arrival at Entebbe airport for the Explore Uganda & Rwanda safari. We meet our tour guide and make the journey to Kampala getting a first taste of Uganda along the way. Get to the guest home in Kampala to relax after the flight and be ready for the adventure starting the next day.

Main Destination:

Kampala (Uganda)

Accommodation:

Mamaland Guesthome

• Budget guest house located in or near Kampala

Meals & Drinks:

• Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)

• Drinks not included

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino and top of the falls

Leave Kampala in the morning to head to Murchison Falls national park. Along the way we make a stop at Ziwa rhino sanctuary where they are working to reintroduce rhinos to Uganda. Here you go for a trek to meet these impressive animals. You then continue on having lunch along the way and drive on to Murchison Falls NP for a visit to the top of the falls. This is a magnificent classic highlight as an explosive dash of water at close range gushes through a narrow crevice. After this we drive on to the lodge just outside the park.

Main Destination:

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Uganda)

Accommodation:

Twiga Tales Lodge

• Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinks not included

Game drive and boat-cruise in Murchison Falls NP

In the early morning we set off for a game-drive in the park. You have the chance of seeing Big cats hunting, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, plus more as the checklist of mammals reaches 76. We continue browsing the Drive circuits to the Delta point for a cocktail of Birds and mammals. Enjoy a relaxed lunch and then go for a 3 hour boat ride on the river Nile to the base of the falls where you get to see the Hippos (You have never seen more hippos yawning, Grooming in there Pods anywhere else than here- Believe me you)! Nile Crocodiles, Elephants and a variety of beautiful bird species along the banks. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch them. This is a grand start to your visit in this Great Animal home!

Main Destination:

Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)

Best Time to Visit December to February (Easier to spot animals)

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June and July (Less rain and lower temperatures)

Accommodation:

Twiga Tales Lodge

• Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinks not included

Transfer to the Kibale Forest environs

After breakfast transfer towards the environs of Kibale Forest. It’s a long drive, so be prepared to relax in the car. A punctuation of stopovers at sceneries like the Rift valley escarpment on Lake Albert if the day is clear with the Congo mountains in view - typical African village setup in the far countryside and tea plantations along the drive offer us chances of stretching. We check in late afternoon at the lodge bordering Kibale Forest in an area with an amazing display of primates. A night in this forest gives you the calls from the nocturnal life plus famous Frog concerts in this forest area revealing a true pristine Africa.

Main Destination:

Kibale National Park (Uganda)

Best Time to Visit December to February and June to July

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June to July and December to February (Least rain)

Accommodation:

Isunga Lodge

• Mid-range lodge located just outside Kibale NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinks not included

Transfer through the crater lakes area to Queen Elizabeth NP & boat-cruise on Kazinga channel

We leave the lodge after breakfast and drive through the crater lakes region with beautiful scenery and chance of seeing primates like black and white colobus and red tailed monkey along the way. Our target is Queen Elizabeth NP and the afternoon boat-cruise on Kazinga channel.

This natural channel connects Lake George - Lake Edward. Here you can see Hippopotamuses yawning, Nile Crocodile gaping along the Banks, Savannah version of Pigs the Warthog, impressive elephants and more. After the boat we continue on to the lodge for dinner and a relaxed evening.

Main Destination:

Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)

Best Time to Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)

Accommodation:

Pumba Safari Cottages

• Budget lodge located in or near Kyambura

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinks not included

Game-drive in Ishasha and transfer to Kisoro by Mgahinga NP

After breakfast we leave the lodge and head towards Ishasha, the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. Ishasha is known for its tree-climbing lions, one of two places in Africa where the lions have the habit of regularly climbing trees to rest. We drive along the tracks seeing buffaloes, topis and hopefu

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