This Self drive Uganda Rwanda tour takes the visitor through two beautiful countries. In Uganda, you visit the medley of wonders queen Elizabeth national park where you get a chance of viewing the four of the big five animals in Africa. Enjoy a boat ride at one of the most fascinating streams in Africa the Kazinga channel.
In Rwanda, you will visit the mountain gorillas in their natural environment at volcanoes national park. You may opt to do a Kigali city tour as you wait for your departure flight out of Africa.
Details of the itinerary
Day1: Travel to Queen Elizabeth national park
On the first day of your tour, you will travel to Queen Elizabeth national park. However, on your way to queen, you will make a stopover at the equator to observe the midpoint of the planet earth and also take some photos.
Proceed to Mbarara where you will have lunch of which you will continue your journey till Mweya in the evening. Check in at your lodge and have a night rest.
Day2: Queen Game drive and boat ride
At sun rise, you will have breakfast and then embark on a morning game drive to look for the earlier risers in kasenyi sector that is lions, elephants, buffaloes, topis, Uganda kobs, elands, warthogs, hertbeests and antelopes among others.
In the early in the afternoon you will get back to your lodge for lunch and then in the late afternoon, you will go for an epic boat ride on the Kazinga channel, a stream of wonderful sights and sounds.
You will also be able to see the hippos floating, crocodiles, waterbuck, variety of bird species trying to poke out some small fish and worms out of the water and also have a sight of the elephants and buffaloes at the banks quenching off their thirst.
Day3: Transfer to Rwanda volcanoes national park
Early in the morning, you will have breakfast hit the road to Rwanda. as leading out of queen Elizabeth national park, you will make a stopover at Ishasha sector to have a rare spot of the tree climbing lion.
Then proceed where you will cross to Rwanda through the cyanika border and head to the northeast of Rwanda. You will have lunch in Kinigi and reach in Ruhengeri in the early evening for check in at your lodge.
Day4: Rwanda gorilla trekking
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will head to volcanoes national park headquarters to catch up 7am briefing. After briefing you will head to the montane and bamboo forest of Virunga ranges in search of the most sought after animals the mountain gorillas. It may take you 2-6 hours to find the gorillas.
The all fatigue will go away when you meet these wonderful animals as you will interact with them for one hour, you will watch them forage, play around and also take photos of them.
In the evening, you may opt to go for a village encounter at the iby’iwacu cultural village for intermingling with authentic Rwanda traditional culture as you watch performance and also engage in social works like food preparation, bricklaying and also sowing to mention but a few.
Day5: Travel to Kigali for departure
After breakfast, you will travel to the capital of Rwanda, Kigali where the international airport is located for a departure. If your flight is in the evening, you may go for a city tour to visit the historical, cultural, social and religious sites.
End of safari.