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Trip highlights

  • Lake Victoria
  • Entebbe 
  • Lake Mburo National Park 
  • Uganda Equator
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park 
  • Kazinga Channel
  • Ishasha 
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 
  • Lake Bunyonyi 
  • Kigali 

Best time to go:  June – September // December – February

Tour at a glance

This trip takes you to Uganda and Rwanda to look for unusual species. You’ll encounter mountain gorillas, elephants, lions, and other animals. This safari lets you see Uganda and Rwanda’s rich history and traditions.

Lake Victoria

Entebbe is located on Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest freshwater lake. Early arrivals can explore Entebbe.

Entebbe

You’ll be driven to your guesthouse upon arrival. Early arrivals can tour Entebbe’s lush suburbs, market, and botanical gardens.

Lago Mburo National Park

Entebbe to Lake Mburo took 4 hours. We’ll check into our accommodation then go on a nocturnal game drive. We’ll see giraffes, zebras, antelopes, buffalo, and maybe leopards. Lake Mburo is Uganda’s smallest national park yet one of its most beautiful.

Uganda-Equator

Visit the equator. We’ll stop for coffee, photographs, and roadside crafts.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

This day will let you view Queen Elizabeth’s beautiful countryside and fauna. Expect to encounter elephants, buffalo, antelope, and lions and leopards during the game drive.

We then use the Kazinga Channel Drive over the Kazinga channel to watch men fishing in hippo-filled waters.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you’ll go on a game drive into the park’s savannah. Elephants, lions, buffaloes, kobs, warthogs, waterbucks, and other small mammals may be seen. On this game drive, you’ll view the Rwenzori ranges and Crater Lake. Lunch in “the wonderful place” Mweya Peninsula. 

In the afternoon you’ll take the Kazinga channel cruise. Enjoy the gorgeous lake shoreline overflowing with “loser” buffalo herds, hippos, crocodiles, and countless birds like pink backed pelicans, plovers, Kingfishers, and many other bird species.

Ishasha

After breakfast, go through Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This route passes through savannah grasslands and tropical rainforests, making it one of Uganda’s most picturesque. Stop for lunch and a game drive in Ishasha, where you may view tree-climbing lions. You will arrive in Bwindi in the late evening.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Breakfast early, 8am park office briefing. The rangers will then lead you down small forest pathways through heavy vegetation to find gorilla families. Observe gorillas in their native habitat up close. Gorillas eat, groom, and play. After the day’s activities, plant trees as a sign of conservation. Dinner and overnight accommodations

Lake Bunyonyi

We’ll drive 2 hours to Lake Bunyonyi after breakfast. Lunchtime! Later, relax and reflect on your safari. Canoe trips, walks, and swimming in Lake Bunyonyi’s disease-free waters are optional.

Kigali

Transfer to Kigali after breakfast. We’ll visit the genocide monument to learn about Rwanda’s tragedy. Here, you’ll hear about Rwanda’s genocide. Learn about Rwanda’s rebirth. Visit Kigali’s craft market and other sites. Evening transfer to Kigali Airport for departure.

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