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Rwanda and Uganda

Rwanda and Uganda are two East African neighbours and both landlocked countries and as such, rely heavily on cross-border trade. Uganda additionally acts as a transit country for goods coming from the Kenyan ports to Rwanda, bounded to the north by Uganda. The two countries have more similarities that differences. Similarities in terms of the climate (tropical), landscape (mountains/hills, savanna, plains and swamps and main wildlife (The Gorillas and Chimpanzees)

Welcome to Rwanda

Known as the land of a thousand hills because of its breath-taking scenery, Rwanda is sandwiched between the iconic safari destinations of Kenya and Tanzania, Rwanda offers guests some of the best primate tracking on the planet. With incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains, travellers come from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the magnificent gorillas, yet there is so much more to see and experience including the fun-loving Sykes monkey, the Golden monkey and the boisterous chimpanzee in the Nyungwe Forest.
Come to Rwanda and let its friendly people share their traditional authenticity. Despite unfortunate historic events from its past, Rwanda is a safe and friendly destination – testimony of the resilience of its people.
Conservation organizations, government agencies, and ordinary Rwandans have developed strategies to ensure long-term prosperity for the next generation, founded on the country’s many natural treasures, the best-known of which are the Virunga’s Mountain gorillas of Rwanda.

Welcome to Uganda

Uganda is a great destination to experience wildlife viewing in both forest and savannah. Not to be missed is gorilla tracking in Bwindi, while chimps can easily be spotted in Kibale Forest Park National Park as well in Kalinzu forest in Queen Elizabeth national park. If you’ve ever wanted to sit with mountain gorillas in their natural rainforest habitat at an affordable price, then a Uganda safari will deliver on your expectations. Boasting a 95% success rate at finding habituated gorilla family groups in the extraordinary Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, gorilla trekking in Uganda has become one of Africa’s most powerful wildlife experiences and such is its success that the gorilla population is actually increasing.
However, Uganda is not only about tracking the Gorillas, but the country is also home to a range of diverse national parks and is a strong contender for one of the world’s best bird watching destinations. Head for Murchison Falls or Queen Elizabeth National Park for classic big game viewing, chimpanzee trekking, spectacular waterfalls and river cruises.

Popular destinations

Rwanda

  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Akagera National Park
  • Kigali Genocide Memorial
  • Lake Kivu
  • King's Palace Museum
  • Ethnographic Museum

Uganda

  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Kibale Forest National Park
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Kibale Forest National Park
  • The source of the Nile
  • Mt. Elgon National Park

Best time to travel to Rwanda

Although it’s regarded as a year-round activity, the best time to visit Rwanda for a gorilla trek is during the short dry season from mid-December to early February or over the long dry season months of June to September. These periods offer by far the easiest hiking conditions and the lowest malaria risk.

You can track gorillas year-round in Rwanda, however, remember that tracking during the wet season is more difficult due to the terrain’s muddy conditions. The rainy seasons, from March to May and in November, have perfect conditions for chimpanzees. It’s also quieter then.

Best time to travel to Uganda

Although it’s regarded as a year-round activity, the best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking is during the country’s two dry seasons: January and February and from June to September. Game viewing in Uganda’s savannah parks is best at the end of the dry seasons – February and March and September / early October – when wildlife is concentrated around the remaining few water sources. Bird watching is fantastic all year round but is at its peak between November and April when migrant species are present. We’d recommend avoiding a Uganda safari entirely during the heavy rains of April and May.

Featured Tours

14 Nights Rwanda-Uganda Safari Adventure

Nyungwe Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

6 Nights Uganda primates trekking and wilderness adventures

Areas visited: Kampala, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park,

4 Nights Fly-IN Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

Areas visited: Kampala, Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

5 Nights Kibale Chimpanzee Habituation and Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

Areas visited: Kampala, Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

9 Nights Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wilderness Adventures

Areas visited: Kampala, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mount Elgon National Park

9 Nights Uganda Highlights

Areas visited: Kampala, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

13 Nights Best of Uganda Safari

Areas visited: Kampala, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

6 Nights Murchison Falls, Kibale and Bwindi Safari

Areas visited: Kampala, Murchison falls national park, Kibale National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

4 nights Uganda Gorillas and White-Water Rafting Nile Adventure

Areas visited: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, River Nile, Jinja

8 Nights Uganda and Rwanda Primates and Wildlife safari

Areas visited: Kampala, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes National Park

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