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This 15 Days Uganda Rwanda Burundi Tour takes you to explore the best tourist destinations in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi including tracking mountain gorillas, tracking chimpanzees, taking wildlife game drives and so much more. Book this East African Combined Safari.

15 Days Uganda Rwanda Burundi Tour

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Fort Portal, Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru

After breakfast at your lodge in Kampala, you will transfer to transfer to Fortpotal a tourism town in western Uganda known for its clean streets and fascinating conical hills that overlook the mid of town creating an incredible scenic view. Amabeere ga NyinamwiruArrive fortpotal in the afternoon, have lunch and later proceed to Nyakasura hills home to Amabere Ga nyina Mwiru caves. These caves have both cultural and geographical theory which is explained in details by the site guide. After this adventure you will get to your lodge to retire for dinner and overnight.

Overnight:

Luxury-Primate lodge

Mid-range-Kibale forest camp

Budget-Kibale guest cottages

 

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking

After a heart breakfast at your lodge, you will continue to Kanyanchu the park headoffices for a briefing and later embark into the forest insearch for the chimpanzees the closest Apes to human beings.  The Chimpanzee trekking experience lasts for 2 – 5 hours, including one hour in direct contact with these fascinating creatures.

15 Days Uganda Rwanda Burundi TourOther species to entour in this rain forest are the baboons, Bush-babies, colobus monkeys, Mangabeys and a variety of squirrels.

After lunch, you will transfer to Bigodi community wetland for a nature walk, to explore this ecologically diverse habitat.

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Shoe Bill Storks are common at the Bigodi Wetland sanctuary near Kibale National Park

Set out for a walk in the Bigodi Swamp sanctuary to enjoy birding and explore the exceptional wetland vegetation and animals that unveil in this sanctuary .Return to the lodge after this experience, relax for and dinner.

 

Overnight:

Luxury: Primate Lodge

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp

Budget: chimpanzee guest cottages 

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park, community walks along Lake George

After morning breakfast at the lodge, proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park, one of the premier and most famous parks in Uganda, located in Kasese town just after the Rwenzori Mountains. Arriving at Lake George in mid-morning, to begin your community experience interacting with the local people and get introduced to their daily activities. Return from the encounter, and proceed to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Overnight:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Midrange: Ihamba Safari Lodge

Budget: Simba safari camp

Day 4: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise along Kazinga channel

After a morning  cup of hot tea; you will drive in the main camp at Mweya peninsular which is attractively positioned, separating Lake George from Lake Edward by Kazinga channel. Continue to the Kasenyi plains, the known mating ground offers you a memorable experience to encounter a variety of wild game families at a great view including elephants, buffaloes, water bucks and Kobs along with predators like lions, leopards and jackals. The game drive takes 3 – 4 hours before you retreat back to the lodge for lunch.

African Wildlife

Animals along the Kazinga Channel

After lunch proceed for a launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel. This boasts to be home to one of the largest concentrations of hippopotamus, as well as herds of elephants, buffalo, and other wildlife that come to drink from the channel. The Kazinga also attracts a tremendous variety of bird species including the African Eagle, white ingrets, and Pied Kingfishers.

Overnight:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Midrange: Ihamba Safari Lodge

Budget: Simba safari camp

 

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After a leisurely cup of coffee, embark on the trip to Lake Bunyonyi in south western part of Uganda. You undertake a game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of the tree climbing lions.

Recreational Tours

Spectacular views of Lake Bunyonyi

This area of the park is well endowed with the infamous climbing lions together with other wild game that dwell in this open savannah grassland part of the park. The tree climbing lions prefer to lie flat on fig tree branches in the mid-morning sun while waiting for their prey.  After this encounter, continue on the drive to the scenic Lake Bunyonyi arriving in the evening and relax for dinner and overnight.

Overnight:

Luxury: Arcadia cottages, Bunyonyi

Midrange: Bunyonyi Safaris Resort

Budget: Supreme Adventure Park

 

Day 6: Activities on Lake Bunyonyi & transfer to Parc National Des Volcans

Wake up in the morning to admire the beautiful sun rising over this scenic lake and enjoy viewing it just from the Balcony of your room.

Lake Bunyonyi is famous for its unequalled terraces overlooking one of the deepest lakes in East Africa with 29 islands dotted all over the lake.

Take a mid-morning boat cruise to explore the 29 islands all around Lake Bunyonyi, and visit the local Batwa communities who have lived in this area for centuries.

Return from this excursion early enough to transfer to Rwanda, in Volcanoes national park through verdant country side across the Virunga chain of mountains. Arrive in the evening for relaxation, and overnight.

 

Overnight:

Midrange: Bunyonyi Safaris Resort

Midrange: Le’ Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Budget: Muhabura Hotel

 

Day 7: Golden monkey trekking & transfer to Lake Kivu

Have early breakfast and head to the jungles of Parc National Des Volcans to explore the endangered golden monkeys in their natural habitat. Trekking these beautiful created creatures in an epic encounter that allows you to see, study, and take memorable photos as they mix up freely within their distinctive troops. In the jungles, you will be able to spot other primates that unveil in this park, including Red & white colobus monkeys, Red tailed monkeys, baboons, among others.

Golden Monkey TrackingGolden monkeys are also considered as endangered  primate species with two habituated troops that are available for tourism in the park, both of which make about 80 members altogether.

Retreat from this activity, and prepare to travel to the western side of Gisenyi, to Lake Kivu near Congo boarder for an overnight stay and relaxation along the lake.

 

Overnight:

Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Midrange: Water front resort, Lake Kivu

Budget: Paradise Malahide Hotel

 

Day 8: Cross to DRC, Kahuzi-Biega national park

After breakfast at your place of accommodation and transfer to Bukavu area in Democratic Republic of Congo.  Crossing via Changugu border, with undulating views of Gisenyi based Lake Kivu and the scenic Congo Nile trail occupying your journey to the Kahuzi – Biega national park.

Spend the rest of the evening chilling at the lodge in Bukavu town awaiting gorilla trekking tour in Kahuzi – Biega national park the next morning.

 

Overnight:

Luxury (Midrange): Orchid Safari Lodge

Budget: Hotel Horizon

 

Day 9: Do Eastern lowland gorilla trekking

In the morning, you will head for the a lifetime adventure experience of lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi-Biega National park.

Eastern Low Land Gorillas

Eastern Low Land Gorillas

Tracking lowland Gorillas is an amazing experience, lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas, the lowland gorillas are bigger in size, usually takes 1-4 hours tracking . These Gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas; you will not regret the safari effort once you meet the amazing Gorillas! After tracking, you will go for a nature walk in the Kahuzi Biega Park and visit Tshibati waterfalls, visit bukavu town, Mbayo tea plantations, the research center and the surrounding traditional homes. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Overnight:

Luxury (Midrange): Orchid Safari Lodge

Budget: Hotel Horizon

Day 10: Drive to the border and transfer to Bujumbura city.

After breakfast, check out from the lodge, and drive to Bujumbura city; arrive in the evening to relax, and have dinner at your lodge in Bujumbura.

Overnight:

Luxury: Club du lac Tanganyika

Midrange: Roca Golf Hotel

Budget: Hotel Dolce Vita Resort

Day 11: Visit Source of Nile, Karera waterfalls.

Karera Falls

Karera Falls

Early morning after breakfast take a visit to the Source of Nile, drive to Rutana to admire Karera waterfalls; later you will visit the Source of the River Nile at Rutovu, a not-so-small forest with a river stream that several researchers, including the BBC, have corroborated to be the Source of the River Nile, the longest river in Africa and second-longest in the world.

 

Overnight:

Luxury: Club du lac Tanganyika

Midrange: Roca Golf Hotel

Budget: Hotel Dolce Vita Resort

 

 

Day 12:  Gishora drum sanctuary-Gitega National Museum.

After breakfast, you will drive to Gishora drum sanctuary and visit the Burundi National museum, visit Mushasha catholic village and later continue to the ancient administrative offices during colonial time, then after return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight:

Luxury: Club du lac Tanganyika

Midrange: Roca Golf Hotel

Budget: Hotel Dolce Vita Resort

Day 13: Transfer back to Kigali city

Have early morning breakfast at lodge and Drive to Kigali city, to your lodge; rest and have dinner.

Overnight:

Luxury: Kigali Serena Hotel

Midrange: Hotel Chez Lando

Budget: Murugo Hostel

 

Day 14: Explore Kigali city – at leisure / Relax at the lodge.

Explore Rwanda’s city, Kigali one of the highly rated smart and cleanest cities in the world, marked with hospitable people, historical buildings and monuments, genocide sites, craft markets and shopping centres.

Overnight:

Luxury: Kigali Serena Hotel

Midrange: Hotel Chez Lando

Budget: Murugo Hostel

 

Day 15: Transfer to the airport and departure flight.

After breakfast, you will transfer to Kigali airport for check in procedures  for flight connections depending on flight time.

End of the 15 Days Uganda Rwanda Burundi Tour.

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