Culture and Wildlife of Uganda & Rwanda

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7 Nights
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Experience the magic of Africa

Discover the wonders of Uganda and Rwanda on this once in a lifetime guided journey through vibrant cities and lush national parks. On this 7-night tour, you will stay in unique accommodations, engage in the local culture, and spot chimpanzees and gorillas on thrilling wildlife treks!

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Our Flexible Change Plan is  included with this package , allowing you to cancel and rebook at a later date for any reason (even COVID-19) up to 14 days before departure for a full credit that can be used for travel at a later date. See Terms & Conditions for more details. 

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Kampala (EBB), out of Kigali (KGL)
  • Accommodation as listed below, or similar:
    • 1 night in Kampala at the Forest Cottages
    • 2 nights in Fort Portal at the Kluges Guest Farm*
    • 2 nights in Queen Elizabeth National Park at the Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge*
    • 2 nights in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park at the Rushaga Gorilla Camp*
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including the following:
    • Chimpanzee Trek
    • Bigodi Community lunch
    • 2-day Wildlife Safari Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
    • Gorilla Trek**
    • Kigali Genocide Memorial Visit
    • Lunch at Nyamirambo Women’s Centre
  • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Services of a professional group leader
  • Transportation by private van
*Please note: These nights you will be sleeping in tented accommodation on wooden platforms, with shared bathroom facilities. All tents are large, walk-in tents with mosquito-netting, two beds, and provided linens.

Please note: Your flight must depart KGL after 8pm on Day 8

**Please note: Travelers should be in excellent physical condition, without any heart problems and prepared to spend strenuous days in humid rain forests, steep terrain and high altitude trekking for chimpanzee and gorillas, as well as other primates. Please be advised that it will be required to show a yellow fever certificate upon entering Uganda and Rwanda.

Please note: As per the land operator’s policy, travel insurance is required in order to participate in this escorted trip. With this being said, you will not be permitted to join the group until proof of travel insurance has been verified by your tour leader. When selecting a travel insurance policy, please bear in mind that you must have medical coverage, and you must have a minimum coverage of $200,000 USD in case of repatriation and/or emergency rescue. While the policy offered to you by Great Value Vacations does meet the coverage requirement, please note that you are not required to have travel insurance from any particular provider.

We think this small group escorted tour is an amazing experience and we hope you will too! Please remember that this is a developing area and as such, accommodations/service may not be of a similar standard to which you are used to in your home country. In addition, interruptions in electricity and water can be common. We appreciate your patience and understanding, as well as your sense of adventure.

The minimum age for this tour is 15 years old. All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Great Ways to Explore
  • Embark on a thrilling wildlife safari drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Have your camera ready! It's likely that you'll spot warthogs, elephants, buffalo, hippos, and even lions.
  • With scenic drives in-between destinations, you'll see many different areas of Uganda.
  • Spot chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, then go gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • Enjoy local experiences, like lunch in the Bigodi Community, a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial, and a meal prepared by women from Nyamirambo Women's Centre in Rwanda.
Package Overview

This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation. 

Unleash your wild side! Check "safari" off your bucket list on this thrilling adventure from Uganda to Rwanda. Not only will you embark on traditional wildlife safari drives, but you will also go chimpanzee and gorilla trekking! Immerse yourself in local culture and tradition as you partake in community meals, visit the Kigali Genocide Museum, and have lunch at the Nyamirambo Women's Centre.

Start off in Uganda's capital city of Kampala and meet your guide and fellow travelers. From Kampala, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Fort Portal, located on the edge of Kibale National Park. During your stay, you will dive into action on a thrilling chimpanzee trek! After (hopefully) spotting a few of these amazing primates, you will sit down to a traditional Bigodi community lunch, where you'll learn all about Bigodi culture and way of life. 

From Kibale, you'll be driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its vast savannas, large swamp areas, and extensive forests. During your stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park, enjoy two wildlife safari drives, on which you'll have the opportunity to spot lions, elephants, leopards, hippos, hyenas, and more. From Queen Elizabeth National Park, you'll keep the wildlife adventure going as you drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, known for its abundant gorilla population! Head out on an early morning gorilla trek and come face-to-face with a family of mountain gorillas. 

From Bwindi, you'll cross the border into Rwanda, to the capital city of Kigali. Learn all about Rwanda's dark history during a devastating, yet informative visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial and Museum. Your last stop will be in one of Rwanda's largest and most vibrant townships: Nyamirambo. Enjoy a special lunch prepared by women at the Nyamirambo Women's Centre, a local organization that provides educational opportunity and support to women and girls of Rwanda. 

Packed with cultural experiences and wildlife thrills, this itinerary is a recipe for adventure! 

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Please note that some package inclusions may be restricted or unavailable at time of travel. We will substitute them with similar options of equivalent value, as available.

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Escorted vacation packages are per person based on two travelers (unless otherwise specified), and typically include hotel accommodations; transportation with professional driver/guide; sightseeing as listed, some meals, local taxes, hotel service charges and porterage of one (1) suitcase per person, due to limited capacity on motor coaches. Space is limited and prices may be restricted to certain travel dates, length of stay or room type. Driver and guide gratuities are not included, and are at the discretion of the traveler. Terms and conditions apply. Minimum child ages and handicapped traveler restrictions may apply on escorted tours; please call for details.

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