Amakula African 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

Arrival and transfer to your hotel

Arrival and transfer to your hotel

On your arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be met by the Amakula African safaris staff that will brief you and transfer you to your hotel for relaxation, dinner as you completely relax and refresh from the long jet lag and prepare for the nest days’ adventure.

Main Destination:
Kigali (Rwanda)
Accommodation:
Five to Five Hotel
  • Budget hotel located in Kigali (Rwanda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for the evening and night game drive

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for the evening and night game drive

You will be picked by your safari guide who will give you a short briefing about this 7 days safari. You will start your 6 hours drive to Lake Mburo National Park from Kigali and cross Rwanda- Uganda land border upon arrival; you will have lunch and get prepared for a brief evening game drive where you encounter the true zebra magnet alongside other animals like buffalos, giraffes, and elands. From there check-in at the lodge, for relaxation and dinner, and immediately after dinner, you go for the nocturnal game drive which starts at 6 pm in the evening till late, on this game drive you may encounter various nocturnal animals such as leopards, hyenas, jackals, civets, genet cats, and serval cats.

Main Destination:
Lake Mburo National Park (Uganda)
Best Time To Visit June to August and December to February
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June, July and January to February (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Mburo NP

BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
GiraffeOccasional
LeopardOccasional
HyenaOccasional
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LionRare
Accommodation:
Rwakobo Rock Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Lake Mburo NP (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Nature/community walks and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

Nature/community walks and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

After your breakfast head out for the morning, game drive through Lake Mburo national park and feed your eyes as you spot amazing wildlife species and bird species alongside the scenic savannah grasslands. After the game drive out of the park with a stopover along the way for lunch Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch in Mbarara Town and later proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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:
Buffalo Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Chimpanzee Trekking and Afternoon Boat Cruise

Chimpanzee Trekking and Afternoon Boat Cruise

On this day after breakfast, your guide will take you to track man’s closest cousins the chimpanzees. This is an obviously amazing experience to mark done on your bucket list. After chimpanzee tracking later in the day transfer to your lodge for relaxation as you enjoy the scenic landscape views. After lunch, you will embark on an amazing launch cruise on Kazinga Channel where you will have an exciting and memorable adventure. This water sail provides a magnificent platform for photographing and 360 degrees of game viewing. After the boat cruise, you will drive back to the hotel for your dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Buffalo Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Morning Game Drive and Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park And Batwa Pygmies Tour

Morning Game Drive and Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park And Batwa Pygmies Tour

After an early breakfast, your driver will take you for the morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National park. This is an amazing experience with a great opportunity of spotting a wide range of wildlife such as cape buffalo, Uganda kobs, African elephants, hippos, lions, leopards, waterbucks, warthogs, and antelopes. After the successful game-viewing adventure, you will transfer to the lodge for lunch and then kick-start your journey to the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park is famous for its endangered mountain gorillas. The drive to the park is incredibly scenic, going through the remote and hilly plains covered by lush green. Upon arrival at Bwindi, it is visible that the park has the most appreciative ecosystems in Africa and the diversity of the wildlife species is also portrayed on sight. The park is home to about 120 species of mammals and 348 species of birds. Later on, you will check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Ishasha Sector (Queen Elizabeth NP, Uganda)
Accommodation:
Ride 4 a Woman Guesthouse
  • Budget guest housejust outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Gorilla trekking day and transfer to lake Bunyonyi

Gorilla trekking day and transfer to lake Bunyonyi

Set off early morning with your packed lunch to the gorilla trekking park headquarters for the mandatory briefing. All tourists are put in groups of 8 people and allocated to the gorilla families and the ranger escorts on duty and enter into the forest. You will explore and traverse nature and wilderness. Shortly after your Gorilla trekking and wilderness experiences, after Gorilla trekking activity in Bwindi, your guide will transfer back to the lodge.

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:
Itambira Island
  • Mid-range hotel located at Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Explore the Magnificent Lake Bunyonyi

Explore the Magnificent Lake Bunyonyi

Today, you're spending the entire day at a glance of the scenic lake Bunyonyi, here you will have a boat ride through the lake where you will visit various islands and learn about their traditional significance, you will see multiple bird species and other wildlife species. The island consists of 29 islands and is the most scenic place in Uganda and Rwanda. You will spend your evening at the resort enjoying the beauty of the area.

Main Destination:
Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Itambira Island
  • Mid-range hotel located at Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Transfer to Kigali volcanoes National park

Transfer to Kigali volcanoes National park

The day starts with breakfast shortly after sunrise and the road trip to the Volcanoes begins. Upon arrival, you will have a cultural tour at Ibiwachu culture village where you will experience and learn about the historical and present day’s livelihood of the Rwandan citizens through cultural performances, village walks, and museum visits.

Main Destination:
Mount Bisoke (Virunga Mountains, Rwanda)
Accommodation:
Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
  • Mid-range lodgejust outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas, Rwanda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Mount Bisoke hiking

Mount Bisoke hiking

You will set off by 7:30 am for the briefing at the volcanoes national park offices after breakfast at your hotel. It takes between 4 to 6 hours to hike mount Bisoke. The actual hike starts at 8:00 am. After the briefing, you will be handled by car to the starting point. This is because the Bisoke head trail is a 3 Days Gorilla Tour and Bisoke Hiking distance from the park offices. It’s advisable to get yourself a porter to carry any heavy backpack or camera. The park authorities will provide you with a hiking stick. On reaching the summit, expect to view the magnificent Crater Lake on top of the volcano. From the summit, one can spot beautiful views of the other Virunga ranges of mountains, the volcanoes national park, Virunga National Park, Mgahinga National Park, and the Rwenzori mountains. Once done with enjoying the beautiful views from the mountain top, you will descend down and head back to the starting point.

Main Destination:
Mount Bisoke (Virunga Mountains, Rwanda)
Accommodation:
Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
  • Mid-range lodgejust outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas, Rwanda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Do Golden Monkey tracking and Twin Lakes Visit

Do Golden Monkey tracking and Twin Lakes Visit

After the briefing, embark on the golden monkey tracking. The encounter starts at 7 am at the Park headquarters where you head to the forest in unlimited numbers in search of these endangered Species. You take about 4 hours on the Golden monkey tracking experience inclusive of one hour encounter with them where you see them roll themselves on the Bamboo stems and present themselves with not much shyness as it has been reduced through habituation and enjoy the sights of their silver patch. After the adventure with the rare monkeys, you will transfer to the twin lakes or Musanze caves in the evening for a more adventurous experience. Drive to the lodge for relaxation as you wait for the next day’s adventure with dinner and overnight.

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
  • Drinks not included

Day 11

Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Early in the morning you will transfer to Kigali for the city tour especially the renowned Kigali genocide memorial center where you will learn about what happened during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. After visiting the genocide site, you will visit the local markets, the presidential palace museum and a few artisan shops. Once done with the city tour, you will be taken for lunch at a suitable hotel. After some relaxation you will embark on the transfer to the airport or your hotel of stay hence the end of your safari to Rwanda.

Main Destination:
Kigali Genocide Memorial (Kigali, Rwanda)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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