Rwanda Uganda Safari Adventure

Rwanda Uganda Safari Adventure


DURATION

13 Days 12 Nights

STYLE

Gorilla / Big Five Safari

PRICE GUIDE

$ 21400 Per Person

Experience our unforgettable 13-day journey through the captivating landscapes and rich biodiversity of Rwanda and Uganda. encountering majestic mountain gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda to witnessing the diverse wildlife of Africa's national parks, this safari promises an immersive and rewarding experience.

INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

•All entry fees to all parks

•Gorilla trekking permits

. Chimpanzee tracking permits

• Guided Community walk

. Private boat safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Private boat safari in Murchison Falls National Park

• All meals, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (Including premium brands) while in Bwindi

•Emergency medical evacuation and laundry services

•All ground transportation in a private 4x4 land cruiser

•All activities as indicated in the itinerary

•All Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary

•English-speaking Experienced Safari guide

•Meals as indicated in the itinerary

•Drinks on all days

Safari Notes

Accommodation: Although the itinerary price is based on the suggested accommodation, Mond Safaris offers fully customizable trips. Our specialists can assist you in choosing the accommodation option that aligns best with your preferences and budget.



What to carry for Gorilla Trekking Safari


  • Raincoat and sweater: Keep warm during chilly mornings.
  • Backpack: Carry your packed lunch and drinking water during trekking.
  • Cap and sunglasses: Protect your head and eyes from the sun.
  • Hand gloves: Shield your hands from sharp tree branches.
  • Hiking boots: Ensure they have good grip and cover your feet and ankles.
  • Clothes: Wear long-sleeved tops and trousers in earthy tones like cream, brown, grey, and dark green.
  • Insect repellent: to ward off any potential insect bites. It's essential for ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience amidst nature
  • Camera: Bring one with excellent focus, a strong battery, and enough memory.
  • Pair of long stockings: Useful for tucking in your pants during trekking.



What to expect through out this Safari


. Exciting Treks: Get ready for thrilling treks through lush forests in search of mountain gorillas.

. Close Encounters: Experience unforgettable moments as you come face to face with magnificent mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

.You'll have the opportunity to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial and delve into its historical significance.

• Expert Guides: Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable guides who will lead you through the terrain and share fascinating insights about the gorillas and their habitat.

• Physical Activity: Be prepared for moderate physical activity, including hiking and trekking through sometimes challenging terrain.

• Weather Changes: Expect various weather conditions, ranging from warm and sunny to cool and rainy. Bring appropriate clothing to stay comfortable.

•Morning Routine: some days we Will be waking up around 5:45 AM to prepare ourselves, have breakfast at 6:30 AM, and then kick off the day's activities.

•You'll enjoy a private boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, providing an excellent chance to observe wildlife gathering near the water.

•Photography Opportunities: Capture unforgettable moments with your camera as you observe gorillas in their natural habitat.

. Game Drives: Going on thrilling game drives through the akagera national park, offering opportunities to observe wildlife up close and capture memorable moments.

Gorilla Trekking Rule: Participants must be at least 15 years and above to trek gorillas

Guest Details

13 Days of Rwanda and Uganda Safari Adventure

DAY 1

Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda

DAY 2 

Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial & Head to Volcanoes National Park

DAY 3

Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

DAY 4 & 5 

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

DAY 6 & 7

All Day Exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park

DAY 8 & 9

Kibale National Park

DAY 10 & 11

Murchison Falls National Park

DAY 12

Rhino Tracking and Return to Kampala

DAY 13

Departure

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, our friendly Mond Safaris team will warmly welcome you to Rwanda, famously known as the "land of a thousand hills." You'll then be escorted to your luxurious lodge, where you can unwind and relax after your long flight. Enjoy a delicious dinner to kick off your adventure.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Kigali Marriott Hotel

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Hotel Highlights

  • Conveniently located on Lake Victoria between Kampala and Entebbe, perfect for a break before or after a gorilla trekking trip.
  • Offers a championship golf course, spacious pool, luxurious spa, sauna, yoga and Tai Chi classes, cardio studio, beautiful mosaics, frescoes, fountains, terraced rose gardens, and various dining choices.
  • Rooms feature an Italian-inspired design with all the latest amenities, including satellite TVs, Wi-Fi, and 24-hour room service.
Serena Lake Victoria Hotel Overview


Nestled between Kampala and Entebbe on Lake Victoria, Serena Lake Victoria Hotel is perfect for a rest stop before or after a gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Enjoy stunning lake views and a range of amenities. There's a championship golf course, a big pool, and a luxurious spa offering various treatments along with sauna, yoga, and Tai Chi classes, plus a cardio studio. The hotel grounds are relaxed with mosaics, fountains, and rose gardens. Dining options are plentiful, from casual bites by the pool to the 24-hour Citadel Restaurant serving extensive buffets for breakfast and lunch, and a dinner menu inspired by Uganda and the Mediterranean. Rooms are elegantly themed with modern amenities like satellite TVs, Wi-Fi, and 24-hour room service.

Day 2: Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial & Head to Volcanoes National Park

Start your day with a visit to the poignant Kigali Genocide Memorial, a sobering reminder of Rwanda's tragic history. Then, journey to the breathtaking Volcanoes National Park, home to the renowned mountain gorillas. Check in to your accommodation and prepare for an exciting exploration ahead.

On Day 3, Gear up for the highlight of your trip - gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park! Get ready in the morning and head to the briefing center for a briefing about the dos and don'ts during gorilla trekking, head into the lush forest in search of these magnificent primates. Once you find them, Spend a magical hour observing them in their natural habitat, an experience that will stay with you forever.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Bisate Lodge


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Hotel Highlights

  • Designed camping grounds just close to Bwindi Forest.
  • Well stocked bar and restaurant with a wonderful staff that prepares both international and local cuisines.
  • Art and Craft shop that is fully stocked with wood sculptures, woven bags, baskets and local fabrics.
  • Full night entertainment with dance and drama.
  • The bandas have a touch of an African architectural design and the six bandas are fully furnished with about 4 beds that will favor all groups of tourists.


The Buhoma Community Bandas is one of the most affordable safari lodges in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Buhoma Community Rest Camp is positioned just close to forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National park. You can enjoy a pleasant stay while waiting for your gorilla trek in the wild jungles.

Tourist activities around Buhoma

  • Take time and venture in Buhoma community village and experience great activities such as banana brewing, cultural dances as well as singing.
  • The community is blessed with beautiful attractions such as butterfly viewing, handicraft sites; bird watching along with Orphan support projects.
  • See some chimpanzees and Gorillas.

Day 4 & 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On day 4, Bid farewell to Rwanda as you cross the border into Uganda and head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Settle into your accommodation nestled amidst the dense jungle, preparing for another unforgettable gorilla trekking experience.


On Day 5, prepare for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have breakfast around 6:00 am and be at the tracking center at 07:15 a.m. You will receive a briefing on the dos and don'ts of gorilla trekking. Subsequently, you will be divided into groups of a maximum of 8 individuals to visit a gorilla family. Accompanied by experienced guides and armed rangers, you will embark on a search for mountain gorillas through dense forests. Upon encountering the gorilla family, you will have the opportunity to spend an hour observing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The duration of the trek can vary from 1 hour to 6 hours depending on the gorillas' location. Afterward, you will return to the starting point to receive a gorilla trekking certificate as proof of your experience in Uganda before returning to your lodge for relaxation and an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Gorilla Leisure Lodge

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Hotel Highlights

  • Designed camping grounds just close to Bwindi Forest.
  • Well stocked bar and restaurant with a wonderful staff that prepares both international and local cuisines.
  • Art and Craft shop that is fully stocked with wood sculptures, woven bags, baskets and local fabrics.
  • Full night entertainment with dance and drama.
  • The bandas have a touch of an African architectural design and the six bandas are fully furnished with about 4 beds that will favor all groups of tourists.


The Buhoma Community Bandas is one of the most affordable safari lodges in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Buhoma Community Rest Camp is positioned just close to forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National park. You can enjoy a pleasant stay while waiting for your gorilla trek in the wild jungles.

Tourist activities around Buhoma

  • Take time and venture in Buhoma community village and experience great activities such as banana brewing, cultural dances as well as singing.
  • The community is blessed with beautiful attractions such as butterfly viewing, handicraft sites; bird watching along with Orphan support projects.
  • See some chimpanzees and Gorillas.

Day 6 & 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

On Day 6. Journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda's most diverse wildlife reserve. Check in to your accommodation and unwind amid the stunning scenery surrounding you


On Day 7, Start your day with a lion experiential, tracking these iconic predators with expert guides. Later, enjoy a private boat safari along the Kazinga Channel, home to one of the highest concentrations of hippos in Africa.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Kyambura George Lodge

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Hotel Highlights

  • Designed camping grounds just close to Bwindi Forest.
  • Well stocked bar and restaurant with a wonderful staff that prepares both international and local cuisines.
  • Art and Craft shop that is fully stocked with wood sculptures, woven bags, baskets and local fabrics.
  • Full night entertainment with dance and drama.
  • The bandas have a touch of an African architectural design and the six bandas are fully furnished with about 4 beds that will favor all groups of tourists.


The Buhoma Community Bandas is one of the most affordable safari lodges in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Buhoma Community Rest Camp is positioned just close to forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National park. You can enjoy a pleasant stay while waiting for your gorilla trek in the wild jungles.

Tourist activities around Buhoma

  • Take time and venture in Buhoma community village and experience great activities such as banana brewing, cultural dances as well as singing.
  • The community is blessed with beautiful attractions such as butterfly viewing, handicraft sites; bird watching along with Orphan support projects.
  • See some chimpanzees and Gorillas.

Day 8 & 9: Kibale National Park

Morning after breakfast, to Kibale National Park, renowned for its diverse primate population. Settle into your accommodation and prepare for an exciting day of chimpanzee tracking tomorrow. You may go for a nature walk if time permits


On Day 9, Enjoy a thrilling chimpanzee tracking excursion in Kibale National Park. Trek through the forest in search of these lively primates and witness their playful antics in their natural habitat. You will spend one hour with chimps and later return to the lodge for an overnight


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Chimpundu Lodge

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Hotel Highlights

  • Ideal Base: The lodge serves as an ideal base for adventurous travelers, offering a plethora of activities including game drives, boat trips on Lake Mburo, bush breakfasts, nature walks around Lake Kigambira in Lake Mburo National Park.

  • Avian Paradise: With 20% of the park comprising wetlands, it's a haven for ornithologists, boasting over 350 species of birdlife, including the rare shoebill, Red-Faced Barbet, and African Finboot, among others.
  • Scenic Surroundings: Situated amidst the serene landscapes of Lake Mburo National Park, guests can immerse themselves in the beauty of nature while enjoying the comfort and luxury of the lodge's amenities.


KIGAMBIRA LODGE OVERVIEW

Situated in the southern part of Lake Mburo National Park, Kigambira Safari Lodge offers a luxurious eco-lodge experience. As Uganda's nearest national park from Entebbe International Airport, it's conveniently accessible, just a 36km drive from the main Kampala-Mbarara highway. Nestled between Lake Kigambira and the Rubaga forest, the lodge derives its name from the adjacent Lake Kigambira. Positioned along the route to or from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kigambira Safari Lodge serves as an essential stopover destination for travelers seeking relaxation and rejuvenation.


Day 10 & 11: Murchison Falls National National Park

Travel to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's largest protected area. Check in to your lodge and prepare for thrilling game drives and a boat safari along the majestic Nile River.


On Day 11: Start your day with game drives across the savannah plains, encountering a wealth of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, and more. Later, cruise along the Nile River to the base of Murchison Falls, where the river plunges dramatically through a narrow gorge.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Nile Safari Lodge

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Hotel Highlights

  • Ideal Base: The lodge serves as an ideal base for adventurous travelers, offering a plethora of activities including game drives, boat trips on Lake Mburo, bush breakfasts, nature walks around Lake Kigambira in Lake Mburo National Park.

  • Avian Paradise: With 20% of the park comprising wetlands, it's a haven for ornithologists, boasting over 350 species of birdlife, including the rare shoebill, Red-Faced Barbet, and African Finboot, among others.
  • Scenic Surroundings: Situated amidst the serene landscapes of Lake Mburo National Park, guests can immerse themselves in the beauty of nature while enjoying the comfort and luxury of the lodge's amenities.


KIGAMBIRA LODGE OVERVIEW

Situated in the southern part of Lake Mburo National Park, Kigambira Safari Lodge offers a luxurious eco-lodge experience. As Uganda's nearest national park from Entebbe International Airport, it's conveniently accessible, just a 36km drive from the main Kampala-Mbarara highway. Nestled between Lake Kigambira and the Rubaga forest, the lodge derives its name from the adjacent Lake Kigambira. Positioned along the route to or from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kigambira Safari Lodge serves as an essential stopover destination for travelers seeking relaxation and rejuvenation.


Day 12: Transfer to Kampala with an En-route Visit to Ziwa Rhinos

As your safari draws to a close, Head back to Kampala, Uganda's vibrant capital city. En-route stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a memorable encounter with these endangered giants.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel No 5 Entebbe

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Hotel Highlights

  • Ideal Base: The lodge serves as an ideal base for adventurous travelers, offering a plethora of activities including game drives, boat trips on Lake Mburo, bush breakfasts, nature walks around Lake Kigambira in Lake Mburo National Park.

  • Avian Paradise: With 20% of the park comprising wetlands, it's a haven for ornithologists, boasting over 350 species of birdlife, including the rare shoebill, Red-Faced Barbet, and African Finboot, among others.
  • Scenic Surroundings: Situated amidst the serene landscapes of Lake Mburo National Park, guests can immerse themselves in the beauty of nature while enjoying the comfort and luxury of the lodge's amenities.


KIGAMBIRA LODGE OVERVIEW

Situated in the southern part of Lake Mburo National Park, Kigambira Safari Lodge offers a luxurious eco-lodge experience. As Uganda's nearest national park from Entebbe International Airport, it's conveniently accessible, just a 36km drive from the main Kampala-Mbarara highway. Nestled between Lake Kigambira and the Rubaga forest, the lodge derives its name from the adjacent Lake Kigambira. Positioned along the route to or from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kigambira Safari Lodge serves as an essential stopover destination for travelers seeking relaxation and rejuvenation.


Day 13: Departure

Today, our team will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for your onward journey, marking the end of an unforgettable safari experience with Mond Safaris. Depart with cherished memories and a newfound appreciation for the remarkable wildlife and natural wonders of Rwanda and Uganda. Safe travels!


Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

What is Not Included

Entry visa fees

Covid 19 pcr tests

International flight

Activities not part of the described program.

All Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Safari Guide

Items of personal nature like tips, beverages, alcoholic drinks, cigarette etc

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Duration: 13 Days 12 Nights

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About Rwanda

Where is Rwanda located?

Rwanda is situated in East Africa, sharing borders with Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.


What is the currency used in Rwanda?

The currency used in Rwanda is the Rwandan franc (RWF), although the United States dollar is also accepted.


What are some traditional foods and drinks to try in Rwanda?

When visiting Rwanda, you should try some of the traditional foods and drinks, such as:


Ugali: A basic dish made from maize flour and served with various sauces or stews.

Isombe: Mashed cassava leaves cooked with peanuts, usually served with plantains or rice.

Urwagwa: A traditional Rwandan beer brewed from bananas or sorghum, fermented and served in calabash gourds.


What is the language spoken in Rwanda?

The official languages spoken in Rwanda are Kinyarwanda, English, French, and Swahili. Kinyarwanda is the most commonly spoken language and is used for everyday communication by the majority of the population.


Best Time To Visit Rwanda

The best time to go on a safari in Rwanda is during the dry seasons, which typically occur from June to September and from December to February. During these months, the weather is generally mild, and wildlife viewing is at its best as animals gather around water sources, making them easier to spot

Cost of Rwanda

The cost of a Rwanda safari can vary depending on various factors such as the duration of the safari, the type of accommodations chosen (luxury, mid-range, or budget), the number of people in the group, and the activities included in the itinerary

Where to go?

Rwanda offers several fantastic destinations for travelers to explore, including Volcanoes National Park, renowned for its mountain gorilla trekking experiences. Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to chimpanzees and features an exhilarating canopy walk. Akagera National Park is famous for its diverse wildlife. Lastly, there's Kigali, the vibrant capital city of Rwanda, known for its cultural attractions, bustling markets, and poignant memorial sites related to the country's history.

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Mond Safaris Reviews

John
John
18. August, 2022
Incredible & amazing The Schedule i was given by mond Safaris staff really suited my time in uganda, i booked a 7 Day trip to uganda with Mond and got an opportunity to see top wildlife and an amazing nature of uganda, i went to murchison falls, kibale National Park and bwindi impenetrable National Park and this really made my trip memorable. The tour was great and i highly recommend
KIETH
KIETH
22. May, 2022
A great company to travel with.."mond safaris uganda " It was our first time in Uganda, me and wife booked a wildlife tour to Murchison falls National Park, at the time of inquiry, we received a shift reply from mond safaris Uganda team, responding quickly to all our questions. our guide made the entire Murchison Falls tour exceptional ,,, trust me we don't regret every dollar spent on our trip, the quality service we got right away from the time of arrival at the Entebbe airport until the end of the safari was more than worthy our money. I recommend this company to anyone planning a Uganda safari this season!!!
Hilary Trevor N
Hilary Trevor N
22. May, 2022
Exciting and Humbling Mondi Safaris is quick to respond and has a better appreciation of what we were trying to achieve than the other companies, and the price was friendly and better. Mondi Safaris put together a full itinerary (which he communicated to us prior) including Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls, Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi, and some street art and ended up at the Markets. Mondi Safaris met us at our apartment in Entebbe Town near the Airport and walked with us to the taxi ride to and from the street art, to save time. Mondi Safaris obviously provided a running commentary during the tour but also gave us an interesting insight into the recent history of Uganda, as well as providing tips on other things to see and places to eat in Uganda. Highly recommended.
Morris R
Morris R
22. May, 2022
Super amazing My 3 days safari to Bwindi Impenetrable with mond safaris was really amazing, Gorillas trekking is the best activity I have ever done and it's really awesome, I would really recommend any traveler out there to go for Mountain Gorilla trekking with mond safaris, it's really fun.
Mek Niz
Mek Niz
16. May, 2022
Breathtaking experience To me all was perfect coz i was already looking forward to the enjoyment ahead. I love gorillas coz they are friendly in nature
sanjeewa
sanjeewa
15. May, 2022
Amazing tour of Uganda The favorite part was seen elephants in queen Elisabeth national park... It its amazing..it was my best ever
Cara O
Cara O
7. July, 2021
Extraordinary Travel with Mond Safaris ASAP! I recently returned from a trip to Uganda and had the pleasure to travel with Jose from Mond. One of the highlights of my trips was seeing the mountain gorillas. I flew to the location, Jose drove the long 10 hours to meet me and travel with me around the amazing sites around Uganda. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable as a tour guide, he is very personable, and will make your experience unforgettable. You will feel like you've known him for years after a few hours. Traveling through the wildlife parks and additional sites was an extraordinary experience with Jose. Further, he has knowledge far beyond that of any guide I have traveled with when it comes to issues that involve the vehicle you are traveling in, routes that should be taken to avoid delays etc. Every morning you will find him hard at work cleaning your vehicle, checking the oil, and preparing to gather your bags. This is man that takes care of your every need. He will take special care to be sure you are booked at the best lodges/camps with views that will take your breath away and staff that go above and beyond to be sure your stay(s) are perfect. Mond is open to any suggestions or options from the client and will got out of their way to be sure your trip is personalized, perfect and one that will be a "once in a lifetime"......although you will want to come back!!!! Book your travel with Mond without blinking any eye. I have already booked mine!!! Of note- there is a question below that asks if the locations was exciting, unusual or risky- Everything was exciting and unusual. Nothing was risky, Uganda is very safe especially when you are traveling with Mond.
Oprah O
Oprah O
21. June, 2021
You guys are the best.... 3 days trip to queen Elizabeth was fabulous....thanks to mond safaris that made everything happen...