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Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya agreed to a one Tourist Visa (East African Tourist Visa). This allows travellers to visit all the 3 countries with 1 Visa. So to break the driving distances to Uganda's south west, you can start your Journey from Rwanda, to Bwindi or Mgahinga the connect to other parks. The 7 days Uganda Safari from Rwanda is a cross border tour from the Land of 1000 Hills to the pearl of Africa. It combines Uganda gorillas at the Bwindi Impenetrable National park and big game at one of Uganda’s most famous national park name after the Queen of England-Queen Elizabeth National park. The safari goes through the south west and western part and on the dirty roads of the country side. Starting in Rwanda ending in Entebbe, Uganda.


  • • Transportation
  • • Guide
  • • Park entrance fees
  • • Activity fees
  • • Drinking water
  • • Accommodation and meals
  • •Visa
  • • Flights
  • • Alcoholic drinks
  • • Tips, Souvenirs and other personal expenses

Tour Plan

Day 1- Arrival and Pick up

Today you arrive at Kigali International Airport, our representative will pick you up from there and transfer you to the hotel where you will relax from and have an overnight before embarking on the journey to Uganda. Depending on arrival time you can have a city tour in Kigali on this day or the next day before setting off for Uganda. And if you are night life lovers, you can have a night out at any spot in the city.

Destination: Kigali

Accommodation: Great Seasons Hotel, Kigali.

Read about the Covid-19 requirements for entry to Rwanda here.

Day 2- Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early breakfast at the hotel, we check out and head for Katuna (Border between Uganda and Rwanda) and cross to Uganda using the RN4. The drive is about 5 hours to the Ruhija sector of the park. Upon arrival we shall check in and later go for the Batwa Community encounter. The Batwa are a group of people who were forest dwellers (hunter-gatherers), before they were evicted. Now they live with the community and perform their customs and way of life to tourists as an alternative.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija.

Day 3- Gorilla Tracking

Bwindi’s rugged landscape of steep hills and valleys provide shelter to about 55% of the global mountain gorilla population and gorilla tracking is the main activity here. It is a thrilling but costly adventure to meet these great apes. Today by 8 we shall be at the booking office for briefing and leave shortly with the guides and rangers in the lead. The round trip can take anything from 3-10 hours depending on the proximity and how easy you locate the gorillas. So you will carry your packed lunch, enough drinking water and energizer. You can also hire a potter to help you with your back pack. On return, you will relax at your lodge for an overnight before transferring to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija

Day 4- Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

From the south we drive to 1998sqkm Park’s southern sector- Ishasha of Queen Elizabeth National park. The area is famous for tree climbing lions. It is also one of the few places where visitors are almost guaranteed to see tree-climbing lions, so we shall have a chance to drive around and try our opportunity to see these before we continue to the Northern part of the park. From here we shall continue north to the Katunguru area and have an overnight in the northern sector of the park.

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National park

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Day 5- Kyambura Gorge Walk and Boat Safari

The Kyambura River Gorge is a popular area in Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for chimpanzee tracking. The forests ravine is carved into the surrounding flat savannah. Today after breakfast we shall drive to the fig tree camp for briefing and later slope into the gorge for a walk and search for the one

community of chimpanzees that reside here usually referred to as “Lost Apes”. After we shall drive back to the lodge for lunch before going for the boat safari on the Kazinga Channel. The 2-3 hour return boat safari is a popular activity from the mouth of the channel to Mweya or vice versa. It is a great excursion with great wildlife viewing.

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National park

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Day 6- Morning game drive and transfer to Entebbe

Big Game day. You have an early morning breakfast, check out and then go for a morning game drive within the park. Anticipate to see the famous big five including Buffalos, Elephants, Lions and other mammals like Wart hog, Bush bucks, Kobs, Hyenas and water bucks in the Kasenyi plains. After the drive we shall leave for Entebbe/Kampala. You shall do a Covid-19 test and have an overnight.

Destination: Entebbe

Accommodation: 2 Friends Beach Hotel, Entebbe.

Day 7- Shoebill Search and Exit

The shoebill is the most sought after of Ugandan birds. The rare bird is a native to a swamp near Entebbe-Mabamba swamp. Here there is a 90% success rate of seeing the bird. Today we shall have breakfast, and drive to Nakiwogo landing site where we shall board a motorized canoes to the swamp. We shall spend hours riding through boat trails made in the swamp as we search for the bird. After, you shall be transferred to the Airport for your exit flight.

The Shoebill search can be optional depending on the departure time.


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African Rock Safaris LTD is a Ugandan based tour operator company that specialises in independent and group travel packages to East Africa. Our team has a wealth of experience in dealing with East Africa, having sent a large number of travellers from around the world to the region over the years.


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