Rwanda and Uganda are neighboring East African countries that offer a unique combination of wildlife, culture, and adventure. A combined safari to both countries offer opportunities to experience mountain gorilla trekking, game drives in savanna parks, and cultural immersion with local communities.
Some popular activities on our Rwanda-Uganda combined safaris that have over the years become our bestselling Niche Products include:
- Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park- Rwanda or Bwindi Impenetrable NP in Uganda.
- Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, or Akagera NP in Rwanda.
- Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda or Nyungwe NP in Rwanda.
- Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, or Lake Ihema in Akagera NP-Rwanda.
- Visiting Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s “Switzerland of Africa” or Karongi/Kibuye a coastal like Town in Southern Rwanda
- Visiting Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda’s largest rainforest.
- Visiting the source of the Longest River in the World- THE RIVER NILE in Jinja- Eastern Uganda with activities like Bungee Jumping, White water Rafting, Sunset Boat Cruises on the Nile, or the more gentle Tubing.
A typical itinerary for a Rwanda-Uganda safari takes about 10-15 days, depending on the number of activities included. It’s common to start in Rwanda and end in Uganda or vice versa.
Regarding logistics, visas for both countries can be obtained upon arrival at the airport or border. There are also vaccination requirements for example all incoming Tourists to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or Test for Covid-19 before Departure as well as Yellow Fever Vaccination for Uganda. As such, it’s essential to check with a doctor and your Tour Operator on recommended vaccinations before embarking on the trip.
Overall, a Rwanda-Uganda combined safari offers diverse experiences and is a cost-effective way to explore East Africa’s natural wonders.