Kubwa Five Safaris

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Kigali

Kigali

Upon your arrival in Rwanda, you will be greeted by a Kubwa Five Safaris guide, who will be holding an A4 paper with your name printed on it at Kigali International Airport. You will then be transferred to your hotel, where you will check in and have the opportunity to relax for the remainder of the day.

Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Main Destination:
Kigali (Rwanda)
Accommodation:
Heaven Boutique Hotel
  • Mid-range hotel located in Kigali (Rwanda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Kigali - Volcanoes National Park

Kigali - Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kigali and begin a city tour, stopping first at the Genocide Memorial Site, which provides a brief history of Rwanda. Following the city tour, we will drive northwards to Volcanoes National Park. Upon arrival in Musanze, you will visit the Dian Fossey Center.

Lunch will be provided on the way, after which you will visit a nearby village to experience Rwandan culture, including traditional dance performances.

Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August (It is drier and hiking is easier)
High Season June to September (Permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Volcanoes NP

Accommodation:
Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
  • Mid-range lodgejust outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas, Rwanda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Volcanoes National Park - Lake Kivu

Volcanoes National Park - Lake Kivu

After breakfast, you will gather at the park headquarters in the morning with your trekking gear and drinking water for a briefing before ascending into the forest to track the golden monkeys.

During the golden monkey trekking experience, you will discover fascinating facts about these unique primates, adding to the richness of your Rwanda tour.

After lunch, you will be driven to Lake Kivu, which borders Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Upon reaching the lake, you will enjoy the rest of your evening at the lakeside, taking in the serene surroundings.

Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Main Destination:
Lake Kivu (Rwanda)
Accommodation:
Nirvana Heights Resort & Spa
  • Mid-range hotelin Rubavu (Lake Kivu, Rwanda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Lake Kivu - Entebbe

Lake Kivu - Entebbe

After breakfast in the morning, you will have the option to either go kayaking or take a boat ride on Lake Kivu. Afterwards, you will drive back to Kigali for your departure flight to Uganda.

Upon your arrival in Uganda, you will be greeted by a Kubwa Five Safaris guide, who will be holding an A4 paper with your name printed on it at Entebbe International Airport. You will then be transferred to your hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe, Uganda)
Accommodation:
Cycad Guest House
  • Mid-range guest housein Entebbe (City, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Entebbe - Murchison Falls National Park

Entebbe - Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Murchison Falls National Park. The vehicle will drop you off near the falls, where you can hike from the top of the falls to the bottom. This is an exciting experience that brings you very close to the rushing whitewater as it squeezes through the narrow crevice below. The mist from the turbulence often produces rainbows, adding to the beauty of the scene.

Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)
Best Time To Visit December to February (Easier to spot animals)
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June and July (Less rain and lower temperatures)

Wildlife in Murchison Falls NP

ChimpanzeeOccasional
ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoAbundant
LionOccasional
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ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

Embark on an early morning game drive on the northern bank, where your guide will help you spot a great number of animals and birds. After the morning game drive, return to the lodge for lunch and rest until your afternoon boat ride at 2:00pm.

Safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls. You’ll marvel at toothsome hippos and crocodiles. Over the 17-kilometer stretch, you may also see elephants, waterbucks, and Uganda kobs. This area is also home to many bird species.

In the evening, enjoy another game drive to spot any animals you might have missed during the morning drive. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Murchison Falls National Park - Kibale National Park

Murchison Falls National Park - Kibale National Park

After breakfast, you will leave Murchison Falls, driving southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the western Great Rift Valley. Drive through Hoima and the Kyejonjo district en route to the colorful and beautiful town of Fort Portal. Fort Portal is capital of the Tooro kingdom and is situated in the shadow of the fabled "Mountains of the Moon," the Rwenzori.

You will arrive at Kyaninga Lodge, which is located at the top of the Kyaninga Crater Lake, in time for lunch. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at a nearby camp.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Best Time To Visit December to February and June to July
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Least rain)

Wildlife in Kibale NP

ElephantOccasional
BuffaloOccasional
LeopardVery Rare
HippoRare
LionRare to None
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ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Kibale Forest Camp (Camping)
  • Just outside Kibale NP (Chimps, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Kibale National Park - Semuliki National Park

Kibale National Park - Semuliki National Park

Today’s chimpanzee tracking starts early and takes about two to three hours, depending on the chimps’ location.

After the trek, you will return to the resort for lunch and then drive to Sempaya Hot Springs, which are the main attraction of this park and the highlight of our safari. At the springs, you will witness water boiling itself using natural forces. The strength and heat of the springs are amazing. One can boil eggs and matooke (a type of banana) in a few minutes, making them ready to eat.

Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the camp.

Main Destination:
Semuliki National Park (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Kibale Forest Camp (Camping)
  • Just outside Kibale NP (Chimps, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Semuliki National Park - Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Semuliki National Park - Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will visit the Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves and the three surrounding explosion crater lakes. This makes for an interesting day adventure and can be done while staying in Fort Portal. The side-trip to the Amabere Caves and the crater lakes will involve hiking and learning about the local culture and legends.

Upon arrival in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will go on a boat drive. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a game drive to spot some of the “Big Five” (lions, leopards, elephants, and buffaloes) and other wildlife.

Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
Best Time To Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth NP

ChimpanzeeOccasional
ElephantCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoAbundant
LeopardOccasional
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ZebraNone
Accommodation:
The Bush Lodge (Banda)
  • Mid-range banda located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the Ishasha sector in search of the tree-climbing lions on the Kasenyi Plains. This area is famous for the local lions’ unique tree-climbing behavior.

Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August and December to February
High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Bwindi NP

Accommodation:
Bwindi Backpackers Lodge
  • Budget lodge bordering Bwindi NP (Gorillas, Uganda) without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Lake Bunyonyi

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you’ll depart with packed lunches in hand for the park headquarters alongside your guide. Here, you will receive a briefing about the do’s and don’ts of gorilla trekking.

Your gorilla trekking adventure will take you through the misty rainforest. The trek can last between 2-6 hours, depending on the location of the gentle giants. Be sure to carry sturdy shoes, non-flash cameras, rain jackets, and enough water.

After this long and exciting adventure, you’ll return to the lodge to freshen up. You will then be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi, a picturesque site characterized by the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across its surface.

Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Arcadia Lodge Lake Bunyonyi
  • Mid-range lodge located at Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 12

Lake Bunyonyi - Kampala

Lake Bunyonyi - Kampala

After breakfast, you will be driven to Kampala. Along the way, you will stop at the equator in Masaka, where you can marvel at the imaginary line that divides our planet into two equal hemispheres. You can also enjoy snacks, purchase souvenirs, and take photographs here.

Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Main Destination:
Kampala (City, Uganda)
Accommodation:
Bushpig
  • Budget hotelin Kampala (City, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 13

Kampala

Kampala

After breakfast, you will embark on a tour of Kampala, which is Uganda’s capital city. This vibrant metropolis offers various attractions, from its lively atmosphere and hilly landscape to its breathtaking scenery. You will enjoy its bustling and lively state. We will have lunch at one of the restaurants in town.

Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Main Destination:
Kampala (City, Uganda)
Accommodation:
Bushpig
  • Budget hotelin Kampala (City, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 14

Kampala - Lake Nakuru National Park

Kampala - Lake Nakuru National Park

Upon your arrival at Lake Nakuru National Park, you will check in at your hotel for lunch and then head out for a game drive. Lake Nakuru is renowned for being an important haven for endangered species, particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo, and baboons are also residents here.

Lake Nakuru is one of Kenya’s renowned soda lakes and is world-famous for attracting millions of flamingos to its alkaline shores. You’ll witness the legions of fuchsia-pink flamingos feeding on the abundant algae that grows in the warm and shallow waters, which is a sight to behold.

You will go for an evening game drive to explore the park further. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Lake Nakuru National Park (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit June to February (Best for wildlife viewing; little rain)
High Season July to February (The park gets very busy)
Best Weather June to February (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Nakuru NP

GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
Black RhinoOccasional
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LionOccasional
LeopardOccasional
HyenaOccasional
WildebeestVery Rare
Accommodation:
Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP (Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 15

Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara National Reserve

Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru is one of Kenya’s renowned soda lakes and is world-famous for attracting millions of flamingos to its alkaline shores. You’ll witness the legions of fuchsia-pink flamingos feeding on the abundant algae that grows in the warm and shallow waters, which is a sight to behold.

It's rare for a visitor to miss spotting the “Big Five” in this park. The phenomenal Great Migration, which is a spectacular event only seen in the Masai Mara, is considered the wonder of the world.

Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit June to October (For general wildlife viewing) and August to October (For wildebeest migration)
High Season June to October and December to March
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Masai Mara NR

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
CheetahCommon
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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BuffaloCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Jambo Mara Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range resort bordering Masai Mara NR (Kenya) without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 16

Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, you will spend half a day in the park with a packed lunch in hand, searching for its well-known predators and their prey. The Masai Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is easy to believe that over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, leopards, many kinds of antelopes, and elephants.

After the half-day game drive, you will visit a Maasai village.

An evening game drive will provide you with a few more chances to spot some animals you might have missed in the morning.

Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Jambo Mara Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range resort bordering Masai Mara NR (Kenya) without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 17

Masai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

Masai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

This is your last day on safari. After breakfast, you will return Nairobi, arriving late in the afternoon. You will then be driven to the airport for your flight back home.

Main Destination:
Nairobi (City, Kenya)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

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  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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