16 days Magical Expedition Uganda-Rwanda

This 16 days Magical Expedition which is carefully crafted safari with Simba Africa Expeditions will have you on an unforgettable Uganda and Rwanda experience. This is the ultimate and Magical Expedition safari for the adventurous you. You will get to explore various activities like trekking Mountain gorillas, Chimpanzee tracking, Golden monkey trekking and so much more. This safari will start in Uganda and end in Rwanda, a country of a thousand hills.

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Highlights for 16 days Magical Expedition Uganda & Rwanda

  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest, Kyambura Gorge & Nyungwe forest National Park
  • Amazing game viewing in Queen elizabeth national park
  • Afternoon launch cruise on Kazinga Channel for bird watching
  • Magical Expedition for Gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest & Volcanoes National Park
  • Guided Nature walk – Visit the Manyanga falls
  • Magical Golden monkey trekking & Dian Fossey
  • Service of english speaking guide / driver
  • Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle
  • 15 nights accommodations in Rwanda and Uganda
  • City excursion in both Uganda and RWanda
  • Delicious meals
  • Airport transfers

Detailed Itinerary for 16 days Magical Expedition Uganda & Rwanda

Day 1 : Arrival at Entebbe – Kampala

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your safari guide / driver who will help you with your luggage and make sure you have all your stuff, you will then proceed to your booked accommodation for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: H/B

Day 2 : Travel from Kampala to Kibale National Park

After your breakfast, check out of the hotel and begin your journey to Kibale Forest National Park. Drive through the villages and beautiful scenery via Mityana – Mubende highway to Fort portal. We will stop for a lunch break at the Mountains of the Moon Hotel and proceed to Kibale. Upon your arrival, check into your booked safari lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: H/B

Day 3 : Chimpanzee trekking

After your morning breakfast, drive to Kanyanchu with your guide, the chimpanzee trekking starting point and briefing point. The park ranger will give you tips about the park and some chimpanzee trekking rules before you set off into the forest for your chimpanzee tracking experience. Kibale forest National Park is a habitat for more than 13 primate species, some of which include, the black & white Colobus monkeys, red Colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys and the chimpanzees that are most famously visited in this park.

After a thrilling visit with these beautiful creatures, you will return to your lodge for your delicious African cuisine and later in the evening you will have an evening nature walk to view lots of monkey, sitatungas and various bird species. Meal plan: F/B

Day 4 : Kibale Forest – Semliki National Park ( 120 km, 2 – 5 hrs )

Transfer to Semliki National Park with chances of seeing the Ruwenzori Mountain ranges. You will stop at the Sempaya Hot Springs in the afternoon in search of various animals that this park has as well as explore the various bird species of this park. Return to lodge for Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 5 : Kibale forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have breakfast and then set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park, an incredibly diverse national park in the type of terrain it encompasses, expect some game viewing on your way to your booked lodge, check in and have lunch. Set out for a thrilling boat trip along the Kazinga Channel,

famous for the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa alongside other animals like the Nile crocodiles, large herds of Elephants and Buffaloes, basking along the water shores, as well as 611 Bird species. The Boat provides a clear platform for photographs and observation. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge /Katara lodge /Bush lodge/Simba safari Camp. Meal plan: F/B

Day 6 : Morning Game drive – Afternoon Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel

Wake up to a fresh cup of tea or coffee, set out for an early morning game drive along Kasenyi trail, a good chance to see the early morning risers as they come out of their hiding to feel the warmth of the African sun. After your adventurous morning, you will return to the lodge for a full breakfast.

Get Some time to relax and enjoy the beauty around you as you wait for your lunch. Later on in the day, you will have an evening game drive along the Mweya pen, a great opportunity to enjoy more wildlife viewing and take more unique pictures. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 7 : Kyambura Gorge – Gorilla tracking Bwindi forest National Park

This day will be sparked off with a thrilling Kyambura gorge chimpanzee tracking after your delicious breakfast. It will be an awesome journey of discovering various primates in kyambura gorge as well as coming close one on one with man’s closest relative, the chimpanzees. Kyambura gorge is also ideal for the butterflies and bird lovers.

Return to your lodge for lunch and check out of the safari lodge. We will drive to Ishasha in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive as we exit the park to head on to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Meal Plan: F/B

Day 8 : Gorilla tracking Bwindi Forest National Park

Wake up to a delicious breakfast and drive to the park headquarters with your packed lunch, you will be briefed about the rules of Gorilla tracking and what to expect during this activity. Make sure to carry plenty of drinking water so as to stay hydrated during this hard adventure that may involve a lot of walking. The rangers will provide you with a walking stick should you need it during the Gorilla tracking.

From your tracking, return to the lodge for some refreshments and later set out for an evening cultural encounter to experience typical day today life of the locals in this area. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 9 : Nature walk – Visit the Manyanga falls

After your breakfast, you will have a guided nature walk to encounter some of the rarest flora and fauna with lots of beautiful birds. From your nature walk, return to lodge for lunch and later, check out of the safari lodge and we will set out to briefly visit the beautiful Manyanga’s waterfalls continuing straight to Mgahinga national park. Upon your arrival, you will check into your booked safari lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 10 : Visit to Mgahinga National Park

After breakfast, we will venture out to trek the golden monkeys. We will also be looking out to identify various bird species and enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna. Return to your lodge for lunch and later set out for yet another adventure on a cultural encounter with the local people of this area. Dinner and overnight at Mgahinga lodge / Travelers’ Rest Hotel/ Tourist hotel. Meal plan: F/B

Day 11 : Visit Land of thousand Hills

Today we will drive south over the border to Rwanda and head to Volcanoes National park; another home of Gorillas. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as we drive down through south western Uganda and come into sight of the dramatic Virunga volcanic peaks. Where you will check into your safari lodge upon arrival for dinner and overnight. Accommodation options: Gorillas Nest lodge/ Kinigi Guest House /Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge / Virunga lodge: F/B

Day 12 : Magical Expedition Gorilla Tracking Rwanda

After your delicious breakfast, prepare for your gorilla trekking adventure in the dramatic Virunga mountains, where you will be briefed before the actual trekking and get the rules that concern tracking. You will then set into the forest to track these gentle giants, enjoying their company and taking plenty of pictures to remember these beautiful moments. You will then return to the lodge for some refreshments and a relaxed evening. Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: f/b

Day 13 : Magical Golden monkey trekking & Dian Fossey – Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, you will take the golden monkey trekking trail to view these beautiful unique monkey species coupled with a guided nature walk. Return for lunch at the lodge and later set out for a visit Dian Fossey’s Grave. Dinner and overnight at Muhabura Hotel/ Le ‘Bamboo Gorilla Lodge. Meal plan: F/B

Day 14 : Volcanoes – Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, drive to Nyungwe Forest the home of chimpanzees. Get a little briefing into the activity, what to expect and the rules of chimpanzee tracking, you will then be ready to get into the forest and track man’s closest relative, the chimpanzees. Dinner and overnight at your booked lodge. Meal plan: F/B. Accommodation options: Nyungwe lodge / Gisakura Guest House.

Day 15 : Magical Nyungwe Forest

After your breakfast, you will have a nature walk through Nyungwe Forest in search of Chimpanzees and other primates in Nyungwe forest. Nyungwe is one of East Africa’s largest forests, with a total of 13 primates that belong to this forest and you will get to spend some time with them, Angolan Colobus monkey and other monkeys. Monkey species, including chimpanzees and the Angolan Colobus monkey. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 16 : Nyungwe – Kigali

Drive to Kigali city and enjoy some time to shop for souvenirs before catching your return flight back home. End of your Magical Expedition

Package for 16 days Magical Expedition and Uganda includes :

  • Airport transfers
  • Full board Accommodation
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla tracking permits
  • Game viewing and Boat trips
  • Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Golden monkey trekking permit
  • All activities
  • Guiding fees
  • Transportation by 4×4 comfortable safari vehicles
  • Professional full time English speaking Driver Guide

Package for 16 days Magical Expedition Rwanda and Uganda excludes :

The expenses of personal nature like

  • Air fare
  • Uganda & Rwanda Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone
  • Porter fee while trekking
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above