Relaxed tour through Uganda and Rwanda

Rwanda , Uganda | 19 days

Travel offer Overview

On this relaxed trip through Uganda and Rwanda, you will visit the highlights of both countries. Your journey begins in Entebbe on Lake Victoria in Uganda. From there the way leads you via the Ziwa Rhino station to the famous Murchison Falls National Park. You will spend 3 days here, during which you will extensively explore the park and the Nile Delta. The highlight of this region will certainly be the chimpanzee trekking. The journey then takes you to the Kibale Forest and Queen Elisabeth National Park. Both parks are home to many different species of wildlife and you have enough time to observe them on boat trips and game drives. The Lion Trekking in particular will be remembered for a long time. Through the green highlands of Uganda you reach the Bwindi rainforest. The highlight of the tour is waiting for you here: the gorilla trekking - let yourself be captivated by these beautiful creatures.

You cross the border into Rwanda and reach Lake Kivu. Here you can end your exciting tour in a relaxed manner. The last stop on your journey is Kigali, from where you will fly back to Europe.

All accommodations are in the upper middle class, very comfortable and are highly recommended by us!

Country Rwanda , Uganda
Accommodation Higher Middle Class
Food Full Board
Minimum number of participants 2 Pax



Price category


Travel type


19 days


from 9.265 €
Individual trip
per person



Ruanda Uganda interaktive Karte
  • Murchison Falls Nationalpark

  • Kibale Forest Nationalpark

  • Entebbe

  • Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark

  • Bwindi Impenetrable Nationalpark

  • Volcanoes Nationalpark

  • Lake Kivu

  • Kigali


Elephant in Murchison National Park

Detailed travel plan

  • Day 1

    Arrival in Entebbe

    Your adventure in Uganda and Rwanda starts today! Upon arrival in Entebbe, you can obtain your visa on site. After you have completed all immigration formalities, you will be greeted at the exit by your guide, who will take you to your accommodation in Entebbe.

    Entebbe was the former seat of the Ugandan government and is just a short drive from the capital, Kampala. Here you can relax on the shores of Lake Victoria, stroll through the botanical garden or visit the chimpanzee conservation project on Ngamba Island.

  • Day 2

    Entebbe with Cheese and Wine Tour on Lake Victoria

    This morning enjoy at leisure. Relax in the morning at the hotel and take a stroll across the street and along Lake Victoria for lunch.

    Would you prefer to be a little more active on the road? Then we would be happy to organize a mountain bike tour for you.

    Are you interested in Ugandan botany? Then visit the botanical gardens today. They are home of a collection of plant species from the tropical, subtropical and temperate zones, as well as several shrubs and other plants that have naturally established themselves over the years. The gardens include 309 species: 199 native to Uganda and 110 exotic species.

    Your guide will pick you up in the afternoon. At 5 p.m. we invite you to a cheese & wine tasting by boat on Lake Victoria. You will cross the equator and experience a great sunset. Upon returning to the shore, you will be brought back to your accommodation.

  • Day 3

    Via Ziwa Rhino Station to Murchison Falls National Park

    After breakfast, your journey continues to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

    The sanctuary was set up to protect the rhinos after they were almost extinct. The rhinos are waiting for you. They are wandering around and might just come across - so keep your eyes open!

    On a guided tour you will learn many details about the rhinos, which are still threatened with extinction and are among the Big Five in Africa. After the tour, continue to Murchison Falls National Park.

    Before checking into the lodge, stop at Baker Summit. At this point the Nile falls 43 meters into a rocky gorge. An incomparable view. Then we follow the road along the Nile to the accommodation.

  • Day 4

    Nile Delta in Murchison Falls National Park

    In the morning you go on a boat tour to the Nile Delta.

    You start the boat tour at 07:00 in the morning and drive approx. 20 km downriver to the Victoria-Nile Delta. You will see many water birds along the way, such as the shoebill and papyrus. Breakfast is also served on the boat. The tour itself takes about 4–5 hours. After this first excursion, return to your accommodation and relax until the early afternoon. Then iyou will return to the Nile again, but upstream to the waterfalls.

    Take the boat up the Nile, as soon as you hear the rush of the falls, it is not far. The falls are 43 meters high and really impressive. Along the way, see various aquatic and land animals that come to the river to drink.

    After the tour, you will return to the accommodation.

  • Day 5

    Murchison Falls National Park with Game Drive & Chimpanzees

    In the morning you go on a game drive within the park.

    The park is known for its numerous animal species. This includes 76 types of mammals, such as hyenas, jackals, buffalo, elephants, lions, cheetahs, hippos, antelopes, various types of monkeys, etc. Primates such as baboons also call the Murchison as their home.

    In Uganda there are currently around 4950 wild chimpanzees, for which the Budongo Forest offers a perfect home. The trekking tour starts in the early afternoon. Watch these funny fellows roam the forest or just sit in the trees. During the tracking with the ranger he will show you the different species and also pass on his knowledge to you about the plants on the way.

    After visiting the chimpanzees, you go back to your accommodation.

  • Day 6

    Transfer to the Kibale Forest National Park

    After hopefully seeing an abundance of wildlife, today you will go through small villages, through tea plantations and past countless terraces to the Kibale Forest. This day is a pure transfer day!

  • Day 7

    Kibale Forest National Park

    Start the day comfortably and enjoy the peace and quietness.

    You have the morning at leisure. In the afternoon you will take a guided walk through the Kibale forest. This is unique in terms of its biodiversity and its population of primates. For example, over 1000 chimpanzees and forest elephants live here. After the tour, round off the day with a delicious dinner.

  • Day 8

    Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary and Queen Elizabeth National Park

    The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a fascinating area in the Magombe Swamp. This area is known for great biodiversity, including several species of primate.

    More than 200 species of birds live in this swamp, such as the most famous bird, the great "Blue Turaco". The Sanctuary is a great example of a community-based approach to natural resource management that can be of great economic benefit to the various residents in the area and also to the tourism industry.

    Part of this income was used, for example, for the construction of the secondary school in Bigodi and a kindergarten. After the tour, you will continue to the southern sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

  • Day 9

    Lion tracking and boat trip in Queen Elizabeth National Park

    The Lion Trekking is a small research excursion. This new and unique experience allows you to actively participate in the surveillance of some lions in the park and gives you a 95% chance of seeing lions. Use detection devices to find these impressive big cats and learn about their sounds and behavior. The results of the tour will be added to the researchers' databases and will provide valuable information on the overall understanding of animal ecology and help conserve this wonderful ecosystem. The number of participants is limited so as not to affect the animals. The tour lasts 1-3 hours.

    For lunch we invite you to the beautiful Mweya Lodge. Here you have a great view of the Kazinga Chanel before your boat tour starts at 2 p.m. Watch crocodiles and hippos cool off in the water and countless species of birds foraging on the shore. With a lot of luck, even larger animals come to the canal to quench their thirst. After the boat tour, return to the accommodation.

  • Day 10

    From the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park to the Ishasha sector

    In the morning you will have one last game drive in the southern sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park before continuing on to the Ishasha sector.

    This is near the southwestern edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The landscape in this section is very different from that in other parts of the magnificent park.

    It is the habitat for the extraordinary tree lions dozing in the pretty fig trees. Your accommodation for the night is right at the entrance to the Ishasha Sector.

  • Day 11

    Ishasha Sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Use this day for morning and late afternoon game drives. This is the time when the animals are most active.

    During lunchtime you can relax in the accommodation and listen to the sounds of the wilderness.

  • Day 12

    Continue to the evergreen highlands of Uganda

    After breakfast you will be picked up and continue to Bwindi National Park.

    The journey takes about 5 hours and takes you through the pearl of Africa into the Ugandan highlands.

    You will spend the night at the entrance to the national park.

  • Day 13

    Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

    Today the highlight of your Uganda trip is scheduled: the visit to the mountain gorillas!

    Early in the morning you will be briefed by the rangers and assigned to the guides before you go into the rainforest.

    The gorillas you will visit belong to one of 9 families that will tolerate the presence of humans for a short time during the day. The hike takes you through the mountain slopes. On the way your guide will explain a lot about the gorillas, their life and habitat. The hike takes at least 2 hours (sometimes even more) until you reach the animals.

    Then you can spend a maximum of 1 hour with the gorillas and watch them. Then return to the accommodation.

  • Day 14

    Day at leisure

    Today you have free time and can organize excursions on site as you wish.

    Many lodges offer various excursions. Highlights are a visit to the local villages, a canoe or boat tour, if the lodge is on a lake, as well as hikes around the accommodation.

  • Day 15

    Border crossing and canoe trip on the Mukungwa River

    In the morning you will be picked up and cross the border from Uganda to Rwanda. Here you can get your visa for Rwanda.

    Now a great tour is waiting for you! Northern Rwanda is known for its breathtaking scenery. Get a unique glimpse of rural life in Rwanda on a canoe trip through the 1000 hills that Rwanda is so famous for, as you cruise past farms and rural villages. Keep an eye out for native species such as birds and otters, and benefit from the knowledge your professional guide shares with you.

    After the tour, you will continue to your accommodation.

  • Day 16

    Lake Kivu

    Today we have a somewhat quieter program. You drive on in all African comfort to the impressive Lake Kivu. On this day you can simply enjoy the view over one of the largest lakes in Africa. It is the sixth largest lake in the world. It covers an area of 2,700 square kilometers and at its maximum depth reaches almost 500 meters.

  • Day 17

    Lake Kivu and visit to a coffee plantation

    Today explore on a guided tour the hot springs near Lake Kivu, the waters of which are said to have healing properties.

    Then proceed to visit a coffee plantation. Here you can see how processing from a bean to coffee in your cup works.

    In the evening we have organized a sundowner trip on Lake Kivu for you.

  • Day 18


    In the morning continue to Kigali. The journey takes about 2-3 hours.

    Once here, we will show you Rwanda's capital. It is the largest city in the country and was built on hills surrounded by mountains. Kigali is the country's financial, economic and cultural center.

    Rwanda has an eventful past, which is particularly evident in the Genocide Museum. The stories you hear on a guided tour of the presidential palace are almost out of this world.

    Then we will bring you to your accommodation.

  • Day 19


    We'll take you to the airport. Here you check in for your flight home. Unfortunately, now it's time to say goodbye to Africa!

Gorilla mit Baby

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This woodland preservation area is home to mountain gorillas, elephants, chimpanzees and other monkey species as well as various small antelopes. In Uganda, the endangered mountain gorillas are also protected in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Gorilla im Baum

Kibale National Park

The Kibale National Park has its name from the Kibale Forest. This forest features a unique biodiversity and population of primates, including more than 1000 chimpanzees. Some of them can be observed by visitors. The black-and-white colobus and the red colobus live here as well as the forest elephant. The Kibale Forest used to be endangered by deforestation and settlements, and is now an attraction pole for tourists.

Boot, Murchison Fall, Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park

This national park in the northwest of the country comprises the largest single preservation area of Uganda. The grassland is populated by lions, African buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs (an antelope species common in Uganda) and as a special feature, the rare Uganda giraffe (also: Rothschild giraffe). The park is named after the Murchison waterfalls: Here, the Nile impressively plunges over a step. In and along the river, you can find Nile crocodiles (also living on the animals which became victims of the waterfall), hippos and many birds.

Tiere am Fluss

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is situated in the south of Uganda at Lake Edward and Lake George. The Mweya Lodge at the Kazinga Channel is famous as an observation point especially for hippos and pelicans, but also various kingfishers, the African Fish Eagle, Goliath Heron, Defassa waterbuck, African buffaloes, elephants, lions and banded mongoose. Acacia and candelabra trees are typical for the flora. In the Maramagambo forest, you can find different monkey species and giant forest hogs, and in the south of the park, crowned cranes (Uganda’s heraldic animal) as well as topis. The lions living here like climbing on trees. The crater area is also interesting with beautiful grassland.


Airport transfers

Transport in a land cruiser with an English-speaking driver

Accommodation and meals as indicated

1x Gorilla Trekking Permit (700USD per person)

1x chimpanzee permit

Park admission

All activities as described (except: optional activities)

1 liter of water per person per day during the safari

Flying Doctors Insurance *

* In the event of an accident or sudden illness, you will be picked up by the Flying Doctors at the nearest landing site and flown to a hospital in Nairobi. From then on, your international health insurance should cover payment for the treatment.


Any airport charges

Things of personal use


Visa Rwanda (30USD per person) and Uganda (50USD per person) to be paid upon arrival at the airport in Uganda


International travel health insurance

Travel cancellation insurance

International flight