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15-Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Duration

15

Max People

18

Min Age

15+

Pick Up

Airport

Overview

Get prepared for an unforgettable 15-Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari round trip through the breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife of Uganda and Rwanda with Exodus Safaris. Beginning in Entebbe, your adventure kicks off with a visit to the vibrant capital city of Kampala, where you'll immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Uganda.

From there, journey to the iconic Murchison Falls, where the mighty Nile River plunges through a narrow gorge, creating a spectacular cascade that is not to be missed. Explore the surrounding area on thrilling game drives and boat safaris, keeping your eyes peeled for sightings of elephants, hippos, and crocodiles along the riverbanks.

Continue your journey with a hike through the ancient forests of Budongo, home to a thriving population of chimpanzees. Led by experienced guides, venture deep into the heart of the forest in search of these fascinating primates, whose playful antics and complex social behaviors never fail to captivate and inspire.

Next, head to Fort Portal, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the lush landscapes of Kibale National Park. Known as the "Primate Capital of the World," Kibale is home to an incredible diversity of primate species, including the rare and elusive mountain gorillas. Embark on guided treks through the forest, keeping your eyes peeled for sightings of chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, and more.

After exploring the wonders of Uganda, cross the border into Rwanda, where you'll be greeted by the stunning beauty of Lake Mburo. Nestled amidst rolling hills and verdant forests, this tranquil lake is a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike. Take a leisurely boat ride across the lake, soaking in the breathtaking scenery and spotting an array of bird species along the way.

Finally, no trip to Rwanda would be complete without a visit to the awe-inspiring Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to one of the last remaining populations of mountain gorillas in the world. Join experienced trackers as they lead you through the dense jungle in search of these majestic creatures, whose gentle nature and human-like expressions will leave a lasting impression.

At Exodus Safaris, we believe that every journey should be a transformative experience, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime. Join us on this unforgettable round trip through Uganda and Rwanda, where every moment promises adventure, discovery, and the opportunity to connect with the natural world in meaningful ways.

  • Luxury tour: This luxury tour uses lodges.
  • Private tour: This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won't be shared with others.
  • Can start any day: If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
  • Can be customized: You can request changes to this tour.
  • Suitable for solo travelers:  Solo travelers can book this private tour.
  • Minimum age of 15 years

How to Get There

  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe
  • Book your own international flights however we can help you
  • Fly to/from Entebbe Airport (EBB - Check price)
  • transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Tour Activities and Transportation.

  • Activities: gorilla trekking
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle & air transfer
  • transfer from and back to the airport is included

Included/Excluded

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals as Listed
  • Meals & Drinks
  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Drinks

Tour Plan

Day 01 Pick Up at Entebbe International Airport
  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Enjoy a delightful start to your day with an early breakfast, followed by a journey to Murchison Falls National Park. After taking either Kawempe and Luwero or Hoima Road, you can make a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to catch a glimpse of Rhinos. Continuing through Budongo Forest, look out for primate sightings, including Chimpanzees, Red-Tailed Monkeys, Bush Babies and Black and White Colobus Monkeys. Delight in a tasty lunch before reaching the top of the magnificent Murchison falls, where the impressive Nile river surges through a seven meter gorge and drops 43 meters below.

together you will head to your hotel in Kampala. Once arrived you can relax, dine and slumber inside your hotel.

Main Destination: Entebbe (City, Uganda)
Accommodation: Rwizi Arch Hotel - Kansanga
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Kampala
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 02 Transfer to Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls National Park is home to more than 76 different species of mammals, including lions, giraffes, elephants, leopards, and buffaloes. Many visitors also regularly observe the spotted hyena. In addition, the park boasts over 450 species of birds, such as water birds, raptors, and the iconic Shoebill Stork. As you explore, you might get the chance to witness some amazing wildlife interactions, like snakes being preyed upon by birds, Nile crocodiles and Savannah Monitors. At the end of your adventure, head back to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

  • Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)
  • Accommodation: Fort Murchison (Room)
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP
  • Meals & Drinks:
    • All meals included
    • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 03 Game Drive and Boat Ride in Murchison Falls

Rise and shine! Begin your morning with a warm mug of your favorite tea or coffee, and start the game drive to witness the sunrise. Keep a lookout and you'll encounter some of the most beautiful wildlife species the African savannah has to offer, like buffalo, oribi, elephants, hyenas, Rothschild giraffe, lions, kobs and waterbucks, plus a variety of birds. Once you've had your fill of the great outdoors, head back to your lodge to rest until lunchtime.

Spend the afternoon sailing up the Victoria Nile in your own private boat. On the journey of three hours, you'll have the chance to observe Nile crocodiles, hippopotami, buffaloes, elephants and a wide variety of bird species. When the excursion is over, it's time to go back to the lodge for dinner and a relaxing evening.

  • Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)
  • Accommodation: Fort Murchison (Room)
    • Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP

Meals & Drinks:

    • All meals included
    • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 04 Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo Forest & Village Walk in Hoima

Wake up and enjoy a hearty meal to start off your day! Then make your way to Kanio Papidi; here you will receive an overview of your itinerary for the day: Chimpanzee Trekking. Take a stroll through Budongo forest and see many rare bird species like Puvel’s Illadopsis, Chocolate-Backed Kingfisher, and White-Thigh Hornbill, which are only native to East Africa. Afterwards, explore Hoima and its inhabitants, then return to your lodgings for dinner and a restful night's sleep.

Main Destination: Budongo Forest (Chimps)

Accommodation:
Hoima Kolping Hotel

  • Budget hotel located outside Budongo Forest
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 05 Transfer to Fort Portal for a City Tour

After your morning meal, take a scenic drive to Fort Portal for a tour of the city. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to explore Amabere Ganyinamwiru, an area composed of limestone and various kinds of stalagmites and stalactites which are often referred to as the "Breasts of Nyinamwiru," the ancestress of the first Bachwezi King. Additionally, during your excursion, you may observe some of the crater lakes present in the vicinity. Afterward, you can rest and get ready to continue your adventure!

Main Destination: Fort Portal (Town, Uganda)

Accommodation: Rweteera Safari Park
  • Budget lodge located just outside Kibale NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 06 Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi Nature Walk

After you complete your breakfast, the next stop will be the headquarters of Kibale National Park for a briefing about chimpanzee trekking. Then, you will venture into the forest to spot these amazing creatures. As you search around, you'll notice other primates, including Black & White Colobus Monkeys and L’Hoest. Witness the chimpanzees as they hustle from one branch to another, eating their fruits along the way. When it's time for lunch, you'll head back to the lodge for a meal before taking an evening stroll in the swamp. Experience the beauty of Uganda's natural diversity, then retire back at the lodge for the night.

Day 07 Tranfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Set out for a day of adventure at Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to a wide variety of wildlife. Hippos, kobs, buffaloes, elephants, and many types of birds can be found in the park. Take a stroll around Lake Katwe, well-known for its salt-mining activities. Enjoy lunch at your lodge before embarking on a boat cruise along Kazinga Channel to spot hippos, crocodiles, and different water birds. When the day comes to an end, return to the lodge to have dinner and a restful night of sleep.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)

Accommodation: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 08 Game Drive and Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Start your day off right with a game drive through the Albertine Rift Valley to spot the early risers like lions, hippos, water bucks, buffaloes and warthogs as well as a wide range of birds. Experience the unique beauty of the open savannah, rain forests and swamps! Later, return to your lodge for a late breakfast. After lunch, embark on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel to observe assorted water birds, buffaloes and elephants. End your evening with a delicious dinner followed by a tranquil night's sleep in your lodge.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)

Accommodation: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 09 Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After a nutritious breakfast, travel to picturesque Lake Bunyonyi for a tasty lunch. Afterwards, enjoy the tranquil experience of canoeing across the second deepest lake in Africa and admire the stunning view of the 24 small islands. While rowing, you may be lucky enough to spot some of the diverse species of birds that inhabit the area, such as cranes, black rumped buttonquail, cattel egrets and pink-backed pelican. Additionally, this lake is one of the few bilharzia-free lakes in the world, so feel free to take a refreshing swim! After an eventful afternoon, end the day with dinner and a restful sleep at Bunyonyi View Resort.

Main Destination:  Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)

Accommodation: BirdNest Resort
  • Mid-range resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 10 Gorilla Trekking

After fueling up for the day, set out with a sack lunch for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for an informational talk delivered by park officials regarding gorilla tracking. Once in the woods, begin the quest to find the lovely giants of the rainforest!

Explore the fascinating world of mountain gorillas in their natural habitats of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. Witness the majestic Silverbacks leading their families through the lush forests. There are only 720 mountain gorillas in existence, making them one of the rarest of prehistoric mammals. Guided tours offer a unique experience to observe the gorillas up close. Prepare for an unpredictable 2-8 hour tracking process to spot these incredible creatures before you get the chance to take photos and watch them play and feed for one hour.

At the end of the day, you can relax near Lake Bunyonyi and reflect on this amazing experience.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation: Bunyonyi View Resort
  • Budget resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 11 Transfer to Kigali and Ruhengeri

After your morning meal, embark upon an exciting journey to Rwanda via Kabale. Experience the breathtaking scenery of surrounding hills and venture on a captivating tour of Kigali. Visit the Genocide Memorial Centre to gain knowledge about the heartbreaking genocide in Rwanda. Get acquainted with Rwandan culture and later spend some tranquil moments in your lodge.

Main Destination: Kigali

Accommodation: Five to Five Hotel
  • Budget hotel located in or near Kigali
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 12 Explore Bunyonyi

Spend the day at Bunyonyi and enjoy the local scenery. Take a leisurely stroll and converse with the locals or try something more thrilling, such as zip-lining. We are here to support you however you need.

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Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
Accommodation: Bunyonyi View Resort
  • Budget resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 13 Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After a morning meal, head to Lake Mburo National Park and witness an abundance of impalas and zebras. Also featured in the park are Ugandan kobs, antelopes, impalas, dickers and bushbucks. Visit the salt licks and observe the variety of animals gathering to consume the minerals at this special place. When night falls, retreat to your accommodation to eat and rest.

Main Destination: Lake Mburo National Park (Uganda)

Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Lake Mburo NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 14 Game Drive and Transfer to Kampala

After your morning meal, journey toward Kampala and take the opportunity to view wildlife along the way. Make a stop at the equator and snap some photographs. On arrival in Kampala, you will be transferred to your hotel. During the evening, you have the option of exploring Kampala's nightlife, enjoying some live music, or simply taking time to relax.

Main Destination: Kampala (City, Uganda)

Accommodation: Rwizi Arch Hotel - Kansanga
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Kampala
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 15 Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

Today is the last day of our safari adventure and our parting ways! No matter how much time you're left with, there are some wonderful options to fill it with - Ngamba Island for the chimpanzee sanctuary, the Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, or Mabamba Swamps to view the Shoebill Stork. Let us take you to the airport and give your last farewells before this amazing journey concludes.

Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe, Uganda)

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Note:

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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    Exploring the Wild: Gorillas and Maasai

    Embark on a wild exploration! The 15 Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari with Maasai Village Tour allowed me to delve into the world of gorillas and experience the vibrant Maasai traditions, creating memories that will forever ignite my spirit.

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    A Safari to Remember

    The 15 Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari with Maasai Village Tour was a safari to remember. From close encounters with gorillas to immersing in the Maasai culture, every moment was filled with wonder, leaving an indelible mark on my heart.

    September 22, 2023

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    Wonders of the Wild: Gorillas and Maasai

    Brace yourself for the wonders of the wild! The 15 Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari with Maasai Village Tour unfolded a world of awe inspiring gorillas and the captivating traditions of the Maasai. A journey that touched my soul deeply.

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    A Tapestry of Wildlife and Cultural Magic

    The 15 Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari with Maasai Village Tour wove together a tapestry of mesmerizing wildlife encounters and enchanting cultural magic. An adventure that left me spellbound and ignited a deep love for Africa.

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    In the Realm of Gorillas and Maasai

    Step into the realm of gorillas and Maasai! This safari tour took me on an incredible journey, where I marveled at the mighty gorillas and connected with the Maasai community, experiencing their rich traditions firsthand. A truly enchanting trip.

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    Majestic Encounters: Gorillas and Maasai

    Prepare to be mesmerized! The 15 Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari with Maasai Village Tour offered majestic encounters with gorillas and a captivating immersion into the Maasai culture. A truly remarkable adventure for the senses.

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    Unveiling Africa's Treasures

    The 15 Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari with Maasai Village Tour was a journey of unveiling Africa’s greatest treasures. From the gorillas to the Maasai traditions, each moment was filled with wonder and a deep appreciation for this land.

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    Wildlife Wonderland and Cultural Immersion

    Step into a wildlife wonderland! This safari tour immersed me in the natural splendor of Uganda and Rwanda while providing an enriching cultural immersion with the warm Maasai community. An exceptional journey of discovery and connection.

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    Discover the Essence of Africa

    The 15 Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari with Maasai Village Tour allowed me to discover the true essence of Africa: its raw beauty, diverse wildlife, and the rich tapestry of cultures. An expedition that touched my soul profoundly.

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    Majestic Gorillas and Maasai Treasures

    Prepare to be enthralled! The 15 Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari with Maasai Village Tour unveils the majesty of gorillas and the hidden treasures of the Maasai culture. An enchanting adventure that left me in awe at every turn.

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