20 days uganda and Rwanda safari

20 days uganda and Rwanda safaris will guide you through the stunning landscapes of Africa, where you may witness magnificent great apes, explore diverse vegetation, go on thrilling animal experiences, and traverse majestic rolling hills. This safari promises an unforgettable and exciting experience. Experience Uganda’s and Rwanda’s awe-inspiring gorillas at a reasonable cost in the woods of Volcanoes National Park, Bwindi National Park, and Mgahinga gorilla national park. This will provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Reserve the most exceptional 20 days uganda and Rwanda safari package from reliable operators and anticipate an unparalleled experience in Africa. Ensure that you allocate sufficient time to pack and remember to bring your cameras and binoculars to capture and preserve your most cherished experiences. 

Detailed itinerary for 20 days uganda and Rwanda safari

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport and hotel transfer

Day 1 of 20 days uganda and Rwanda safari Upon your arrival at the airport, our driver guide will be present to greet you and provide transportation. They’ll be waiting for you and extending a warm welcome. They will then take you along Entebbe’s pleasant roads. If time permits, you may have the opportunity to visit various botanical sites in Entebbe, including Lake Victoria. You will be transported to the hotel of your choice for an evening meal and an overnight stay.


Day 2: Drive to Murchison falls with rhino viewing

On the second day, we will embark on a journey to Murchison Falls, where we will have the opportunity to observe rhinos. Start your day with a leisurely hot breakfast at the hotel, then head towards Murchison Falls. However, make a diversion to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking, which will also allow you to spot Uganda’s big five animals. After a mid-journey meal, you will continue your journey to Murchison Falls National Park. Upon arrival, you will complete the check-in process at the lodge, where you will be accommodated for the night and served dinner

Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Day 3  of 20 days uganda and Rwanda safari will consist of a morning game drive followed by an afternoon boat trip. After your breakfast, take pleasure in your morning drive along the Albert and Victoria Niles, where you will be able to observe many wildlife species and a diverse array of birds. For instance, one can appreciate various species such as elephants, antelopes, giraffes, buffalos, waterbucks, lions, Uganda Kob, and many others. After returning to the resort for lunch, you will embark on a boat excursion along the Boom of the Falls. This cruise, which lasts for 3 hours, departs from Paraa and offers the opportunity to observe many wildlife species, such as hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and a variety of birds, including the African kingfisher. Following your boat trip, opt to trek to the summit of the falls to relish the picturesque vistas of the surrounding flora and fauna, accompanied by the resounding roar of the falls. Subsequently, you will return to the lodge to spend the night and have dinner.

Day 4: Proceed to Kibale National Park

On the fourth day, continue your journey to Kibale National Park. After enjoying a nutritious breakfast in the early morning, you will check out of the lodge and proceed to Kibale National Park. The park is renowned for its diverse range of primates, including chimpanzees, baboons, and monkeys. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to have lunch. During your safari in Kibale National Park, you will have the opportunity to observe and enjoy the presence of chimpanzees, baboons, and monkeys as you travel along the roads and through the forests. Subsequently, you will arrive at the lodge, where you may proceed with the check-in process for supper and enjoy a delightful evening.

Day 5: chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi walk

Day 5 will consist of two activities: chimpanzee tracking and a Bigodi hike. Wake up early in the morning to have a prompt breakfast so that you may go to the park headquarters early and attend the briefing session on chimpanzee tracking, which will be conducted by the park guide or ranger. Following the briefing, you will proceed to the Kibale rainforest to engage in the activity of tracking chimpanzees, which is renowned as the global hub for primates. This excursion involves being accompanied by a park guide, who will lead you along the paths in search of primates. Upon locating these chimpanzees, you are afforded the opportunity to engage in various activities, such as photographing them, interacting with them through play, feeding them, and communicating with them, among other experiences, providing you with an exceptional encounter. After your lunch at either the park or the lodge, you will embark on a Bigodi walk near Kibale Forest. During this walk, you will have the opportunity to observe colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, and several bird species. Subsequently, you will proceed to the lodge to spend the night and have dinner.

Day 6: drive to Queen Elizabeth national park

Day 6: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park by car. Following your morning meal, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. If you act promptly, you will traverse Kasese village, giving you a view of the majestic Rwenzori mountain ranges. Later, you will proceed to the lodge’s check-in area for the night and meals.

Day 7: morning game drive and boa cruise

Day 7: Morning wildlife safari and boat excursion along the river At the break of dawn, you will commence your game drive in the northern crater area, characterised by the presence of waterless, cavernous depressions. Experience a diverse array of wildlife, like monkeys, elephants, lions, leopards, antelopes, buffalos, and more, while enjoying breathtaking views of several craters. This excursion typically requires a time commitment of 3 to 4 hours, as it offers several attractions and opportunities to observe birdlife and other captivating wildlife. Afterwards, return to the lodge to have lunch and refresh yourself. Afterwards, continue with the launch cruise at the Kazinga channel, where you will have the opportunity to observe aquatic wildlife such as crocodiles, hippos, and other bird species, as well as other creatures along the channel’s banks. This activity typically lasts for a duration of 2 to 3 hours. Return to the lodge for an evening and have dinner.

Day 8: game drive in Ishasha sector

Day 8: Participate in a game drive in the Ishasha sector. After enjoying your breakfast at the lodge, proceed to the Ishasha sector, where you will have the opportunity to observe lions engaging in their unique behaviour of climbing trees. You will also have the opportunity to observe wildlife in the savannas, which may require a full day and include a lunch picnic. Subsequently, return to the lodge to spend the night and have dinner.

Day 9: transfer to Bwindi forest national

Day 9: Transportation to Bwindi Forest National Park After breakfast, head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is known for its large population of gorilla families. You can observe these gorilla families in the Buhoma, Ruhija, and Rushaga sectors of the park. During your journey, you will come across residential dwellings for the indigenous population, as well as several avian species that may capture your interest. Next, you’ll head to the lodge to check in, where you’ll find overnight accommodations and food, depending on the part of the journey you’re on.

Day 10: gorilla trekking activity

Day 10: Engaging in the activity of gorilla trekking. After breakfast, depart early in the morning and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is renowned for its population of endangered gorillas. Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with these magnificent creatures. Arrive at the park ahead of time to attend an informative session led by a park guide or ranger. The guide will provide details about the gorilla families and explain the necessary norms and regulations to follow when interacting with these primates during this session. Subsequently, you will venture into Bwindi’s rainforests in search of these primates. Once located, you will be granted a one-hour opportunity to engage in activities such as photography and researching their behaviour. Bring a water bottle and a snack to refuel during the unpredictable gorilla quest. Following the arduous trekking, you will return to the lodge for an evening of rest and dinner. 

Day 11: visit the second deepest lake (Lake Bunyonyi)

Day 11 of 20 days uganda and Rwanda safari Explore Lake Bunyonyi, the second-most profound lake. Following breakfast, embark on a drive through picturesque and captivating countryside, adorned with undulating hills and captivating vistas of Lake Bunyonyi. Indulge in tranquil moments by the lake’s shoreline while partaking in an evening canoe excursion. Subsequently, savour a tranquil evening and partake in a meal at a lodge of your preference.

Day 12: cross to Rwanda

Day 12: Travel to Rwanda Travel to Rwanda by crossing the border from Uganda, where you can engage in another trekking activity for a unique and unforgettable experience in Rwanda. Nestled amidst picturesque rolling hills, elevated in a misty or cloudy atmosphere, lies the serene beauty of a home. Benefit from the pristine environment, abundant with lush foliage, which provides you with exceptionally clean and pure air to breathe. Travel at a velocity of 60 units of distance per unit of time to reach your chosen lodging in Musanze for an evening stay and meal.

Day 13 & 14 gorilla trekking and Dian Fossey

Day 13, of 20 days uganda and Rwanda safari, Engaging in gorilla trekking and visiting the renowned Dian Fossey. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, and then go on a journey to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the magnificent apes. Prior to commencing, you will receive a comprehensive briefing from the park ranger regarding the established guidelines and protocols, as well as pertinent information about the gorillas residing in the volcanic region. You will then traverse slick volcanic trails, making the walk arduous and necessitating comfortable footwear. While walking, take pleasure in the lush foliage, various monkeys, avian species, and several other attractions. We recommend packing a mackintosh for unexpected rainfall in this location. Upon sighting the gorillas, you will be allocated a one-hour duration to interact with them, during which you will have the opportunity to capture their images, observe their behaviour, and engage in other activities, ensuring an exceptional safari experience in Rwanda. Subsequently, take a break at the park and subsequently proceed to the Dian Fossey Centre by car. In this article, you will learn about Dian Fossey and her scientific investigation of gorillas. Next, choose to trek to the cemetery where Dian Fossey rests next to her closest companion. Subsequently, return to the lodge to spend the night and have dinner.

Day 15: visit Lake Kivu

Day 14: excursion to Lake Kivu Following a leisurely breakfast, proceed to Lake Kivu, a prominent African lake situated on the border between Congo and Rwanda. The lake has captivating lakefront towns and is conveniently located two hours away from Kigali, providing ample opportunities for swimming, kayaking, and skiing. You can explore the lake’s islands by boat. After that, return to the lodge for an evening stay and dinner.

Day 16: visit Gisenyi beach

Day 16 of 20 days uganda and Rwanda safari, Explore Gisenyi Beach Indulge for a leisurely cooked breakfast at the lodge or hotel, then spend your day at Gisenyi Beach, unwinding and partaking in various beach activities that will rejuvenate your mind and body in preparation for the next day’s activities. Experience unparalleled lake vistas while indulging in water activities. Explore nearby fishing communities, indulge in rejuvenating hot springs, embark on a challenging hike along the Congo Nile, and enjoy the experience of fishing. Return to the lodge for dinner and rest.


Day 17: visit Nyungwe for chimpanzee trekking

Day 17 of 20 days uganda and Rwanda safari, go to Nyungwe to engage in chimpanzee trekking. After enjoying a nutritious meal early in the morning, prepare your lunch and make your way to Nyungwe Forest National Park for an extraordinary chimpanzee tracking experience. While engaging in this activity, take pleasure in observing the avian fauna, lush foliage, and various creatures, including primates. When you encounter these chimpanzees, relish that hour by capturing photographs, providing them with nourishment, observing them attentively, and conducting research on them. In the afternoon, leisurely savour your stroll in the forest, immersing yourself in the melodic bird calls and the invigorating forest air. Proceed to the lodge for an overnight stay and a meal.

Day 18: drive to Kigali


Day 18: Travel to Kigali by car Take a leisurely journey to Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, where several sights, including the picturesque rolling hills that you can admire even from within the city, will captivate you. Immerse yourself in Rwanda’s lush environment, which offers the purest air for you to breathe. Subsequently, proceed to the hotel to complete the check-in process for your delightful evening and dinner.


Day19: enjoy Kigali city tour


Day 19 of 20 days uganda and Rwanda safari, Experience a guided tour of the city of Kigali. Following your morning meal, dedicate your day to a comprehensive exploration of Kigali city. This tour will encompass a visit to the genocide memorial, where you will gain insight into the tragic mass killings that occurred in Rwanda. Here, you will witness the skeletal remains of the deceased, including children, and the commemorative stones bearing the names of those who perished. Explore museums where you can take photographs and purchase crafts as keepsakes. Restaurants in Rwanda offer authentic cuisine, and you can explore the bustling city with its well-structured traffic systems and enforced speed limits. Subsequently, proceed to the hotel, where you may enjoy a tranquil evening and indulge in a satisfying dinner.


Day 20: departure day through Kigali airport

Departure from Kigali Airport Following your morning meal, make arrangements for your departure and your chauffeur will transport you to Kigali International Airport for your return journey to your intended location, this marks the end of 20 days uganda and Rwanda safari.

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