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    $1900 p/p in USD
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Kawira Safaris

  • Rwanda
  • Uganda


Uganda, Rwanda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Mid Range

Tour Overview

This fantastic safari combines the wildlife highlights of Uganda; chimps in Kibale National Park, gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and a huge range of animals and birds in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Activities include guided tracking, game drives and a boat cruise.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale National Park
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Trekking, Boat Cruise
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Entebbe, end in Kigali


  • Chimps trekking
  • Big five safari
  • Gorillas in Bwindi
  • Kazinga Boat cruise


  • Day 1: Entebbe – Kibale
  • Day 2: Chimps trekking and Kazinga channel
  • Day 3: Game drive and transfer to Bwindi National Park
  • Day 4: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Kigali airport


From USD 1,900 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation and meals as stated in the program
  • Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle exclusive to you
  • English speaking driver guide
  • All guide fees
  • One gorilla permit per person
  • One chimpanzee tracking permit per person
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Park entrance fees
  • Complimentary bottled mineral water

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Anything not mentioned in the Includes


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Kawira Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Kawira Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Depart early in the morning from Entebbe and drive to Kibale, a distance of 358 km. Drive west through Mityana and proceed for a lunch break in the beautiful town of Fort Portal. Marvel at the stunning palace of Toro Kingdom, the Royal tombs, the numerous shops and the mosque before driving on to Kibale, only a couple of kilometers ahead. On arrival, you will check into Ndali Lodge or the Primate Lodge.

Kibale National Park hosts the highest number of primates in the whole of East Africa including chimpanzees, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys and blue monkeys. Have a primate walk in the afternoon to Kanyanchu River Camp, the most popular walks inside the park. It takes you through a diversity of flora zones and unveils a number of wild animals along the way living inside the forest. Head back to the luxurious Ndali Lodge or the budget Primates Lodge (FB).

  • Driving distance: 5 hours
  • Activities: Transfer to Kibale en-route photography
  • Overnight: Primate Lodge| Kibale forest camp | Kibale forest Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, bed & breakfast

Today the forest opens its doors for an exhilarating chimpanzee tracking experience. Kibale Forest is known for having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black and white colobus monkey and many others. Upon sighting the chimpanzees, you will spend an unforgettable hour with them as they go about their daily life – feeding, playing, grooming, taking care of their young, howling and screeching in their natural habitat.

After the trek you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for most of the journey). Have lunch on the way then enjoy an en-route game drive until 4pm when we arrive at Kazinga Channel for a sundowner boat cruise. Kazinga Channel is a natural waterway between Lake Edward and Lake George and the cruise will be one of the highlights of your safari as you see abundant birdlife and elephants, buffaloes and pods of hippos cooling off at the shores. Afterwardsl we will take you to your accommodation for check in, dinner and overnight at your lodge.

  • Driving distance: 4 hours
  • Activities: Chimps Tracking and Transfer Queen Elizabeth Nat Park
  • Overnight: Bush Lodge| Parkview Safari Lodge | Mweya safari lodge
  • Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, bed & breakfast

The day begins early as we start with a game drive. We head towards Bwindi, driving through the Ishasha sector, famous for its tree-climbing lions. Whilst all lions can climb trees these two prides are the only ones found to spend a majority of their time in trees. There’s a good chance of seeing tree-climbing lions as we organize an experience that includes the park tracking system and expert doctor. We will rush to Ishasha Wilderness Camp for lunch and afterwards we drive 90 minutes to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park through the verdant countryside, passing traditional homesteads and enjoying panoramic views of the Rwenzori Mountains. Arrival in Bwindi National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas, check in for dinner and overnight at your lodge or camp.

  • Driving distance: 8 hours
  • Activities: Game Drive and Transfer Bwindi Nat Park
  • Overnight: Broadbill Forest Camp| Gorilla Mist Camp | Gorilla Safaris lodge
  • Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, bed & breakfast

After an early breakfast you will proceed to the National Park headquarters to meet your guides for the day. Complete the park formalities and then embark on a spectacular mountain tracking adventure. The trekking will be strenuous, up to 6 hours or longer at a relatively high altitude, but so worth it once you spot the gorillas. You’ll spend time observing these gentle giants – a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. Enjoy taking photographs then descend back to the lodge. Most treks will be finished before lunch and we will return you to your lodge to freshen up and check out. Lunch is already packed and will be eaten en route as we leave for Rwanda.

The return drive to Kigali, Rwanda is extremely scenic and we will stop to take pictures of the Five Volcanoes and the Land of a Thousand Hills. In all the transfer takes around 4.5 hours and we will have you at Kigali International Airport in plenty of time for an evening departure.

  • Driving distance: 4.5 hours to the airport
  • Activities: Gorilla Tracking and Transfer to Kigali airport
  • Meal Plan: Lunch & breakfast
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