Classic: Culture & Wildlife of Uganda & Rwanda (DURU)

Countries Visited: Rwanda, Uganda
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
    Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
    Group Size: Max 12, avg 8
    Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners
    Accommodations: Standard hotel (3 nts), furnished tents (6 nts).

    Highlights
    Admire a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, trek to see chimpanzees in Uganda, explore the adventure capital of Jinja, keep your eyes peeled for the plentiful elephant, hippo and buffalo populations in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

    Description
    There's a wealth of adventure to be had in both Uganda and Rwanda, especially now that tourists are beginning to rediscover this region. We keep this trip small and intimate in order to really create a connection with this captivating land. Of course there'll be trekking to spot chimps and gorillas and game drives through Queen Elizabeth II National Park to see elephants and hippos, but we'll also visit the genocide museum for a closer look at the recent history of the region. Trust us: Uganda and Rwanda will stay in your memory for a very long time.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    10 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1JinjaDay 1 Kampala/Jinja (1D)
    Meet at the tours starting point in Kampala and have a short information meeting with your CEO and fellow travellers before the drive to Jinja. Spend a free afternoon here before an included welcome dinner in the evening. Additional Notes: This trip starts in Kampala on Day 1 at 9am so we recommend you arrive a day early. We can help you arrange a transfer from Entebbe airport if needed and also a night of pre-tour accommodation in Kampala. Arriving early and spending an extra night in Kampala will ensure you are ready to meet your group at 9am on Day 1. Accommodation in Jinja is furnished tents. Included Activities: Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s))
    Day 2JinjaDay 2 Jinja (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy a free day in Jinja. Opt to go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, bungee jumping, quad biking, and more. In the evening, opt for a sunset cruise.
    Day 3Fort PortalDay 3 Jinja/Fort Portal (1B, 1L)
    Take the scenic route to Fort Portal at the edge of Kibale National Park. Spend the night on a farm listening to the sounds of monkeys and birds. Additional Notes: Accommodation in Fort Portal is on a farm in furnished tents. Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 400km)
    Day 4Kibale National ParkDay 4 Kibale National Park (1B, 1L)
    Explore the evergreen rainforest and trek to spot chimps in the morning or afternoon. Included Activities: Chimpanzee Trek
    Day 5Queen Elizabeth National ParkDay 5 Kibale National Park/Queen Elizabeth National Park (1B)
    Queen Elizabeth National Park is characterized by open savannah, large areas of swamp around Lake George, the extensive Maramagambo Forest in the southeast, and the forested Kyambura Gorge along the border with Kyambura Game Reserve. Additional Notes: Accommodations in Queen Elizabeth are furnished tents. Included Activities: Game Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 115km)
    Day 6Queen Elizabeth National ParkDay 6 Queen Elizabeth National Park (1B, 1L)
    Explore the national park with a chimp trek in search of the playful primates. Enjoy a safari drive with possible sightings of buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, lions, leopards, hyenas, giant forest hogs, and elephants. Included Activities: Game Drive
    Day 7MusanzeDay 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park/Musanze (1B)
    Cross the border into Rwanda and continue to Musanze, formerly Ruhengeri, the gateway to Volcanoes National Park. Additional Notes: Accommodation in Musanze is a standard hotel. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Uganda - Rwanda) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 340km) Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours, 26km)
    Day 8MusanzeDay 8 Musanze (1B, 1L)
    Head into Volcanoes National Park to meet the park ranger/guide for orientation. Embark on the trek, which can vary in length and difficulty, depending on the location of the gorilla family thats being visited. Spend 1 hr (max) observing these beautiful and endangered creatures, a truly privileged experience. Trek back and return to town. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Included Activities: Gorilla Trekking Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
    Day 9KigaliDay 9 Musanze/Kigali (1B)
    Head to Rwandas capital city, Kigali. Visit the genocide museum to learn more about the dark history of this fascinating country. Additional Notes: Accommodation in Kigali is a standard hotel. Included Activities: Genocide Memorial Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 100km)
    Day 10KigaliDay 10 Kigali (1B)
    Depart at any time.
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/14/2017$3,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 11; Minimum Age: 15; 1 AdultQuote
    12/02/2017$3,149.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 7; Minimum Age: 15; 1 AdultQuote
    12/16/2017$3,149.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 15; 1 AdultQuote
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