Rwanda & Uganda






We’ve been to Tanzania a few times and love it…Now we want to explore more of Africa!!

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Africa, where nature’s splendor and wildlife await your discovery. Your adventure begins in the lush landscapes of Nyungwe National Park, a verdant haven nestled in the southwest corner of Rwanda.

Nyungwe National Park: As you step into Nyungwe, you’ll be enveloped by a symphony of sounds – the gentle rustle of leaves, the melodious songs of birds, and the distant calls of primates. Your first stop: chimpanzee tracking. Guided by expert trackers, you’ll venture deep into the dense forests in search of these intelligent creatures. Traverse winding trails, crossing babbling streams and ancient trees, until suddenly, you catch sight of a chimpanzee swinging effortlessly through the canopy. Witness their playful antics and marvel at their human-like expressions as they go about their daily routines.

After an exhilarating chimpanzee encounter, set out on a guided nature walk through Nyungwe’s diverse ecosystems. From towering mahogany trees to delicate orchids, every step unveils a new wonder of the natural world. Keep your eyes peeled for colorful butterflies flitting among the foliage and elusive forest dwellers such as L’Hoest’s monkeys and golden monkeys.

Kivu at Lake Kivu: Next, journey to the tranquil shores of Lake Kivu and the picturesque town of Kibuye. Here, you’ll unwind amidst stunning views of Africa’s sixth-largest lake, its azure waters stretching as far as the eye can see. Embark on a scenic boat ride, gliding across the glistening surface while soaking in the breathtaking panorama of rolling hills and lush greenery that surrounds you.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: Your adventure continues as you cross the border into neighboring Uganda, where the ancient and mystical Bwindi Impenetrable Forest beckons. Home to roughly half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas, this UNESCO World Heritage Site promises an encounter with one of nature’s most awe-inspiring creatures. Trek through dense undergrowth, guided by experienced trackers, as you navigate the rugged terrain in search of these majestic primates. Finally, as you come face to face with a gorilla family in their natural habitat, time seems to stand still, and you’re overcome with a profound sense of connection to these gentle giants.

City Tour of Kigali: Conclude your African odyssey with a visit to Kigali, Rwanda’s vibrant capital city. Delve into the rich history and culture of this dynamic metropolis as you explore its bustling markets, poignant memorials, and modern landmarks. From the bustling streets of Kimironko Market to the solemn tranquility of the Kigali Genocide Memorial, each stop offers insight into Rwanda’s past, present, and future.

Throughout your journey, you’ll be accompanied by knowledgeable guides who share their passion for this remarkable region, enriching your experience with fascinating insights and unforgettable encounters. So, pack your sense of adventure and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition through the wonders of Rwanda and Uganda.


**PLEASE NOTE – due to the nature of this adventure, the government permits are NOT transferable nor refundable. 


  • Transportation 4x4 Safari Vehicles per itinerary
  • Accommodation & Meals per itinerary
  • Non-transferable Permits - 1 gorilla permit & 1 chimpanzee permit
  • Cultural visits & tours
  • Genocide Memorial Visit
  • Boat ride on Lake Kiev
  • Driver- English speaking driver and guides

Not Included

  • Transportation not listed in itinerary
  • Accommodations not listed in itinerary
  • Meals not listed
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Porters for Hiking - should you need them they are about ($200-$300)

Trip Outline Itinerary

Day 1 - Nov. 30th

Arrive in in Kigali

Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, our friendly guide will be there to welcome you to Rwanda, known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills.” We will then transfer you to your booked accommodation at Eagle View Lodge , where you can enjoy dinner and prepare for the exciting adventures ahead.

Accommodation: Eagle View Rwanda (or similar)

Meal Plan: Dinner Included

Day 2 - Dec. 1st

Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll check out from the hotel and head to the western province of Rwanda. En route, we’ll visit the Royal Palace Museum in the Southern Province, providing insight into Rwanda’s traditional way of life and past kingship. Lunch will be served on the way. In the afternoon, you’ll arrive at Nyungwe National Park, where you can unwind at your leisure.

Accommodation: Nyungwe Hotel (or similiar)

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 3 - Dec. 2nd

Chimpanzee Tracking & Canopy Walk

After your morning coffee, we’ll leave for Nyungwe Forest, home to 13 primate species. You’ll embark on a chimpanzee trek, spending an hour with these fascinating creatures. Afterward, enjoy lunch before taking on the thrilling canopy walk, offering breathtaking forest views. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Nyugwe Hotel (or similar)

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 4 - Dec. 3rd

Transfer to Kibuye at Lake Kivu

Following a leisurely breakfast, we’ll transfer to Gisenyi via Kibuye, Visit The Karongi Environmental Museum invites you to explore, learn, and connect with Rwanda’s environmental and cultural heritage this Environmental Museum isn’t just about the past and present; it’s also about the future, It’s a place where curiosity meets conservation a lakeside town near Lake Kivu. After lunch Where we will have a full boat ride on Lake Kivu which is biggest lake in Rwanda where we shall visit different historical Islands such as the Napoleon Islands where we find a lot of bats, Star Island where we find some species of monkeys and Peace/Amahoro Island to explore this magnificent lake, observing local fishermen and visiting islands. Lake Kivu is a haven for birdwatchers. Afterwards drive to Gisenyi take a relaxed stroll by the lakeshore and explore the town. 

Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at Paradise Kivu Lodge.

Accommodation: Serena Hotel  

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 5 - Dec. 4th

Transfer to Bwindi via Cyanika Border

After a relaxed breakfast, we’ll drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population. Along the way cross the Rwanda and Uganda border and afterwards visit Batwa Cultural Experience. The batwa are the real natives of the bwindi forest who were evacuated from the forest as a reason for conservation of the park. Check-in for dinner and sleepover at the Mutanda Lake Resort

 Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort

 Meal Plan: Full board

Day 6 - Dec. 5th

Gorilla Trekking

Begin your day with coffee and a briefing at the park headquarters. Then, venture into the jungle with a packed lunch to find the elusive mountain gorillas. Spend an awe-inspiring hour observing their behavior and capturing memories with your camera. The trek duration varies but is well worth it. Return to the lodge for lunch and relax while reliving your trekking experience.

Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 7 - Dec. 6th

Transfer to Kigali with a City Tour

After a leisurely breakfast with stunning views, check out and drive back to Kigali via Gatuna border. Enjoy lunch at a convenient restaurant in Kigali. If time permits, visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a sobering tribute to the 1994 genocide victims. Later, enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at Eagle View Lodge.

Accommodation: Eagle View Lodge

Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 8 - Dec. 7th

Airport Transfer

After a relaxed breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your onward flight, marking the end of your incredible 8-day journey through Rwanda and Uganda.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is designed to help cover your expenses if something goes wrong on your trip, and fill any gaps that wouldn’t be covered by your primary health insurance or other insurance you may have. It’s not meant to be a substitute for health insurance and won’t cover non-essential overseas medical treatment, such as routine exams.

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