Uganda and Rwanda, Uganda and Rwanda – 6 Days, African Safari ExpertsUganda and Rwanda, Uganda and Rwanda – 6 Days, African Safari Experts

Uganda and Rwanda – 6 Days

From: $6,241.00

Fly in to Kigali in Rwanda and begin an exciting safari to discover the last remaining mountain gorillas in Africa. Incredible accommodation in perfect locations in both Uganda and Rwanda this safari will open your eyes to mans ancestors and the incredible jungles the gorilla call their homes.

Description

Uganda and Rwanda

Kigali | Volcanoes | Bwindi

Your safari starts and ends in Kigali.

Uganda and Rwanda are the perfect counterparts for an incredible safari into some of the wildest places Africa has to offer. In just a few hours one can experience the mist shrouded mountains and volcanoes and drop down to the warm and hot savannah plains.

Undulating hills of tea plantations give way to tangled forests and jungle vegetation that are both mysterious and eerie. The chaotic and varied bird life of tiny sunbirds iridescent in the sunlight hide the lumbering and silent forest Elephants that disappear with ghost like vapour in the jungles.

Chimpanzees crash about the forest canopy screeching their chorus of calls and sitting silently are the gorillas. Chewing on leaves and quietly maintaining their lives. Rwanda is in the Great Lakes region of Africa and is highly elevated, her geography is dominated by mountain peaks to the West and open savannah plains to the East. Numerous lakes dot the landscape of this incredible African destination.

Relax in stunning accommodations en route over this six day safari that takes in the best gorilla trekking that both countries have to offer. From the Kigali Serena Hotel to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge and Volcanoes Virunga Lodge. Rest weary feet after the days activities in beautiful rooms and staff to cater to your every need.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Uganda. Your safari is fully guided with experienced guides and gorilla trackers to ensure excellent sightings.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the last places on Earth to home endangered mountain gorilla, read about its incredible value to the planet and conservation efforts.

If you would prefer a longer stay then explore our 8 day Legends of Uganda tour.

Alternatively we have a 12 day tour, Primates and Predators, that explores the very best of Uganda.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Kigali – Rwanda – with Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kenya Airways, South African Airways from Johannesburg, Qatar, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airways or Egypt Air.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you with your luggage and drive you to your first nights accommodation at the Kigali Serena Hotel.

For assistance with flights get in touch with us.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 – Kigali

Arrive at Kigali Airport. Meet and greet by your Driver/Guide who will transfer you to your accommodation (+/-20 minutes).

Overnight at Serena Kigali Hotel (BB).

Day 2 – Volcanoes Virunga Lodge

Visit the genocide museum plus the markets then have lunch. Afterwards, transfer by road towards Volcanoes Virunga Lodge (+/- 3 hours) for your overnight.

Overnight at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge (FB + drinks)

Day 3 – Volcanoes Virunga Lodge

Full day gorilla tracking. Then return to the Lodge.

Overnight at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge (FB + drinks)

Day 4 – Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

After breakfast, depart for Uganda. Cross the border and continue towards Nkuringo, Bwindi National Park (+/- 4 hours).

Overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (FB + non-premium brand drinks)

Day 5 – Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Gorilla tracking in the Nkuringo area. Then return to the Lodge.

Overnight Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (FB + non-premium brand drinks)

Day 6 – Departure

After breakfast depart for Rwanda and transfer to Kigali Airport for your outbound flight.

Seasons and Costs

LOW SEASON: (MAR | APR | MAY | OCT | NOV 2019)

Based on 2 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 6241-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 6941-00

Based on 4 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 5641-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 6341-00

Based on 6 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 5440-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 6141-00

HIGH SEASON: [ JAN | FEB | JUN | SEP | 1-14 DEC | 11 – 31 JAN 2019 ]

Based on 2 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 7835-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 9311-00

Based on 4 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 7235-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 8711-00

Based on 6 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 7035-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 8511-00

PEAK SEASON: [ JUL | AUG | 15 DEC – 10 JAN 2019]

Based on 2 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 7968-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 9484-00

Based on 4 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 7368-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 8884-00

Based on 6 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 7168-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 8684-00

Includes / Excludes

Pricing includes:

  • Meals as specified above

  • Drinks as stipulated in itinerary

  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary

  • Water in the vehicle for overland sectors

  • Scheduled flights, inclusive of airport taxes where applicable, as specified in the itinerary

  • NB: Baggage restriction of 15 kgs per person (no more) is applicable on all flights in small, soft-sided bags. This includes hand luggage. Extra luggage will incur a charge of $3 per kg, per sector, to be paid directly to the airline upon check-in.

  • NB: Certain routings have restrictions on schedules and have minimum numbers: details will be confirmed upon booking

  • All ground transportation and transfers as indicated, which are inclusive of fuel

  • Activities as stipulated in the itinerary

  • Park, ranger guide, conservation fees

  • Community bed night fees

  • All applicable taxes, administration and banking fees

  • Amref Flying Doctors emergency evacuation

  • Gorilla permits as stipulated in the itinerary

Pricing Excludes:

  • All passport and visa fees:
    Uganda: With effect from 01 July 2016, the Government of Uganda has introduced an online visa application system. Guests intending to visit Uganda for tourism-purposes are required to apply and obtain a visa online: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/ . Single entry tourist visas are available at a cost of $50, and East African tourist visas (between Uganda | Rwanda | Kenya) are available at a cost of $100.
    Rwanda: All visa applications for Rwanda are applied via their online visa application system. Guests intending to visit Rwanda for tourism-purposes are required to apply and obtain a visa online: http://www.migration.gov.rw/. Single entry tourist visas are available at a cost of $50. East African tourist visas (between Uganda | Rwanda | Kenya) are available at a cost of $100.
    All health vaccinations and medications, including, but not limited to:
  • Yellow Fever vaccinations are currently compulsory for entry into Uganda. All those entering Uganda must be in possession of a valid and original Yellow Fever vaccination card.
  • International flights and associated airport departure taxes.
  • Meals not specified (including lunch and other meal stops between properties on overland sectors).
  • Drinks where not stipulated in itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities for guides / drivers / hotel staff etc.
  • Any extras and additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellations or other inconveniences beyond our control.
  • Trip cancellation, travel delay or baggage insurance.
  • All statutory increases beyond our control.
  • Travel / medical insurance.

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