African Safari Tours in Uganda and Rwanda

Tour Dates: Year-round

We offer African safari tours in Uganda and Rwanda. Uganda, where the East African savanna meets the West African jungle, is the “pearl of Africa”. Its incomparable natural beauty encompasses a host of different ecosystems, and the variety of animals is staggering! Uganda is the only safari destination whose range of forest primates is as impressive as its selection of antelope, and its bird checklist tops the 1,000 mark!

Rwanda is “the land of a thousand hills” and home to half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. For 20 years the late Dian Fossey traveled the bamboo-covered hillsides of Rwanda’s volcanoes and shared her amazing gorilla research with the world. This tiny country in the middle of Africa is filled with beauty, unsurpassed biodiversity, and is embracing a bright new future apart from its troubled past.

Price: Call Us For a 9 day tour for a group of 4 people, prices begin at $3,600 US per person (double occupancy in moderate level accommodations.

The price is dependent upon number of days and level of accommodations and the number of people in your group. We offer moderate and luxury accommodations in most locations.

Price Includes:
  • Year around Wildlife Safaris
  • Amazing Wildlife!
  • Magnificent Scenery
  • African Rift Valley
  • Incredible African Sunsets
Price Does Not Include:

International flights

Sample Uganda Gorilla and Chimp Tracking Itinerary

We offer safaris year around. You can begin any date and we customize the tour for the exact number of days and dates that you request. We can arrange itineraries between 3 – 14 days in Uganda, Rwanda, or a combination of both countries.

Day 1: Entebbe

Arrival at the Entebbe Airport in Uganda.  We will transfer you to a comfortable hotel near the airport where you can relax and get over jet lag before beginning your safari.

Day 2: Lake Mburo National Park

Your guide/driver will pick you up after breakfast and you’ll begin your drive to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive takes around 4 hours and you’ll make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for magical photo shoots where one leg can be placed in north sphere and the other remains in the south. Afternoon game drive in the park. Lake Mburo is one of Uganda’s smallest wildlife parks although very rich in wild game. Plentiful of bird life flourishes here with more than 315 different bird species, a rich animal life including 68 different mammals like impala, leopards, buffalo, jackals and hyenas to see on a Uganda safari. Aside all this, it is only here that you will find zebras.  At night the sounds of bush come to life and allow your imagination to run wild.

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, morning walking safari in the park.  This walk can be customized for your interest and energy level.  After the walking safari, you’ll continue your drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Drive time will be around 5 hours.  Located in south-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, Bwindi Park covers 32,000 hectares and is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including half of the surviving mountain gorillas in the world.

You’ll spend 2 nights in the accommodation.

Day 4:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, you’ll transfer to the park offices to get briefed and you’ll embark on the Uganda gorilla trek along the designated trails within the impenetrable forest in search for these great mountain gorillas. The gorilla trekking might take 2 – 8 hours to find the giant Gorillas depending on their movement. The trek/quest for these great apes is tiresome but very well rewarded by meeting, spending time with and photographing these great gorillas as you look straight into their inviting brown expressive eyes, this is a life time thrill of a wild life adventure only Africa can offer you. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point. There is no guarantee that you will see these animals, but the stats are in your favor that more than 90% of the groups do get to see them.  You’ll return to your lodging for the night.  If there is time in the afternoon, you’ll have a Batwa Community tour.

Day 5:  Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, famed for its tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will see buffalo, topi and hippo among other species. It is a fabulous sight to see the lions draped from the trees and nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in the large low-limbed fig tree of Ishasha. You’ll continue on to Queen Elizabeth National Park.  On your drive into your accommodation, there is a possibility of seeing elephants.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you’ll have a morning wildlife game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will hopefully see a wide range of wildlife including elephants, buffalo, wart hogs, lions and antelope. In the afternoon, you’ll take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel.  On this boat ride, you will encounter the Nile crocodiles, the Hippos and water birds along the channel. The wild game also tends to come to the channel shores to quench their thirst.

Day 7: Kibale Forest National Park

Following breakfast and a morning game drive, you will depart to Kibale Forest National Park.

Your Chimp tracking is scheduled for this afternoon. You will gather at Kanyanchu Tourism Center in Kibale National Park to catch up with Chimpanzee trekking which begins in the early afternoon. The encounter commences with a briefing from the respective park rangers who will be your guides through the activity detailing the conduct of the exercise. After this, you head to the forest in search of the man’s closest relative. The dense forests of Kibale comprise of lush flora with mature trees marked with huge buttress and climbers, impressive bird species, many varieties of monkeys and baboons.  Finally you approach the common chimpanzees which have been fully habituated and thus offering you an opportunity to draw closer to them and take pictures. Viewing them as they munch fruit, swinging in trees, socializing, patrolling, mating and making pant hooting calls may lure you into unforgettable excitement. You have an hour availed to you to encounter these precious apes and you are free to take as many photos as you can.

Day 8: Hiking around Crater Lake and Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru Caves

You’ll spend the morning hiking around the Crater Lake and visiting the caves. Termed as ‘one of the seven wonders of Uganda’, the Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves are located in the town of Fort Porta. Several legends are told about the caves which make for a fascinating experience. The caves are found in a limestone site with both stalagmites and stalactites and a waterfall called the ‘Natural Shower’.  After lunch, you’ll return to Entebbe for your final night.

Day 9: Optional day to Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary before evening departures

If you have an evening flight, we can arrange a visit to the Chimp Sanctuary. 8:30 am transfer to the dock where you will board the boat for a short cruise on Lake Victoria to the Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary.  This sanctuary is home to 49 orphaned  chimps rescued from throughout Uganda.  You’ll have an opportunity to view a chimp feeding close up from the viewing platform.  This is a half day tour and you will return to your hotel in the early afternoon.  You will receive an evening transfer to the airport for your flight home.