Taste of Rwanda & Uganda – 10 days

10 Days

participants: 1 – 6

Golden Monkeys and Gorilla in the Rainforest

This combined Rwanda – Uganda trip takes you to the rare Golden Monkeys in Volcanoes National Park and to the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The tour starts in Kigali, the impressive capital of Rwanda, and ends in Entebbe on Lake Victoria. You travel comfortably in your Toyota Landcruiser and are accompanied by an experienced and well-trained guide. In Lake Mburo National Park you go on a walking safari, a great experience in nature. Look forward to an extraordinary safari in East Africa.


Golden Monkeys in Rwanda
Mountain gorillas in Uganda
Private tour with your own guide
good mid-range lodges
Travel in a 4×4 Landcruiser


9 x breakfast
8 x lunch or lunch box
8 x dinner
All transfers according to the itinerary of the tour
Rides in a 4×4 Landcruiser off-road vehicle with window seat
All park entrance fees
Professional, English-speaking guide
1x Golden Monkey Tracking
Game drive Lake Mburo National Park
Walking or boat safari Lake Mburo
Drinking water


Gorilla Permit ($700)
Things to do at Mount Gahinga


• English-speaking driver on request
• We are happy to book international flights from Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Vienna or Zurich.
Price per person:
with 2 participants: 3445 Euro
with 4 participants: 2885 Euro
6 participants: 2810 Euro
Trip starts: daily


Day 1: Arrival at Kigali Airport (KGL), Rwanda – transfer to the hotel

Our driver/guide will meet you at Kigali airport and take you to your hotel.  On the way you will get your first impressions of this unusual city for Africa. Depending on the time of day, you may have the opportunity to visit the genocide memorial, where you will gain an insight into Rwanda’s recent history. Alternatively, you can visit one of the lively markets or the Kandt Museum.

Day 2: Kigali – Volcanoes Mountains

This morning, after a hearty breakfast, we head towards the Volcanoes Mountains. You leave Kigali heading west and soon get an impression of where the name “Land of a Thousand Hills” comes from. The small villages are often quite sleepy, you will be amazed by the lush vegetation with the large coffee and tea plantations and you will enjoy driving through the constantly changing landscape. There is little car traffic, and the bicycle is still the  most popular means of transportation for the rural population of Rwanda. In the afternoon you reach Ruhengeri at the foot of the Volcanoes Mountains

Day 3: Vulcanoes Mountains – Golden Monkeys Tracking

Today it’s time to get up early, have breakfast and then drive to the starting point of the Golden Monkey Tracking. In small groups with a maximum of 8 participants, we head into the Vulcanoes National Park. Endangered animals live here. Only here in the border region between Rwanda, Uganda and the Congo are there around 4500 of these mystical golden monkeys left in the world. The animals’ habitat is the bamboo forests at the foot of the Virunga Mountains, and the ascent is comparatively easy. Alternatively, you can go gorilla tracking for an extra charge.

Day 4: Ruhengri – Kisoro

Today the journey continues to Kisoro in the far southwest of Uganda After crossing the border, you will reach the small town at the foot of Mount Gahinga after about an hour’s drive. A paradise for bird lovers, you can observe and photograph a large number of different, sometimes very rare bird species, such as the rare white-tailed blue flycatcher, in the area surrounding your lodge.

Day 5: Volcano ascent / Batwa visit / rest day

Today you have the opportunity to choose your own program for the day. There is the possibility to climb the surrounding volcanoes, which is a 6-8 hour tour. Alternatively, you can visit a Batwa community or simply take a day off at the lodge.

Day 6: Kisoro – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today we head towards Bwindi on a particularly scenic route. After breakfast, you will travel along winding roads with magnificent views of the green terraced mountains and Lake Bunyonyi with its 19 islands to the starting point for your gorilla tracking.

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, gorilla tracking

Today you have the opportunity to go gorilla tracking. Here in Bwindi Impenatrable NP, the gorillas and chimpanzees have their common habitat – nowhere else will you find both primate species so close together. After a briefing by the rangers at the entrance to the national park, you start your hike in the rainforest. To begin with, you will walk with your guide and a ranger on a well-maintained hiking trail slightly uphill into the park. On the way, the guide will answer your questions about the impressive vegetation of the rainforest and the way of life of the primates. Depending on the location of “your” gorilla family, you then head off the beaten track and cross-country through the bush. The ranger leads the way, you follow him and then suddenly you are standing in front of the gorilla family. You have 1 hour to observe and photograph the animals before heading back. Alternatively, you have the option of going on a hike in the surrounding area or visiting a Batwa community. But you will certainly regret it if you don’t visit the gorillas.

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Lake Mburo National Park, game drive

After breakfast, we continue to Lake Mburo National Park.  Numerous rocks and hills alternate with small valleys. Once in the park, you will go on a game drive. Here you will find zebras and antelopes together with the impressive Ankole cattle.

Day 9: Lake Mburo National Park, Walking Safari – Entebbe

It is possible to go on a walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park. Together with an armed ranger, you set off to observe the animals at close range. Your guide will show you the tracks of the animals and explain their way of life.   After 2-3 hours you return to the lodge and after lunch you start your return journey to Entebbe. At the equator you have the opportunity to take a few souvenir photos before you reach your guesthouse in Entebbe in the evening.

Day 10: Departure from Entebbe

Today is the day of departure, depending on your flight time you will have the opportunity to visit the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe or go on a canoe trip to the Mabamba Swamp, where you can observe the prehistoric shoebill stork and many other bird species. The driver will take you to the airport in time for your return flight.


Flame Tree Village

stay: 1 night

Location: Located in the quiet suburb of Nyarutarama in Kigali, Flame Tree Village features an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor restaurant and a terrace restaurant. Facilities: The property has 15 spacious villas with a kitchenette and a private balcony. Cosiness and tranquility are guaranteed. Restaurant: The restaurant offers freshly prepared local cuisine.
Free Wi-Fi is available.

Amarembo Gorilla Lodge

stay: 2 nights

Location: Amarembo Gorilla Village Lodge is a luxury accommodation in Musanza district in the Northern Province of Rwanda. With a great view of the volcanoes, the lodge is close to a starting point for gorilla trekking. Accommodation: 10 luxurious and comfortably furnished rooms in traditional, modern Rwandan style are available to guests. All rooms are equipped with a double bed, mosquito net, flat-screen TV, flush toilet, shower/bathtub and a private balcony with seating. Restaurant: Various African dishes are offered in the main building. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can also be served as a bush or garden meal. The lodge’s pool or the fire pit invite you to relax and unwind after an exciting day. At the bar, you can enjoy a selection of local drinks such as cocktails, wine or international beer. Enjoy the magnificent sunsets and the view of the volcanoes.

Travellers Rest Hotel

stay: 2 nights

Location: The hotel is located in the Bwindi Forest. Accommodation: The hotel has 12 en-suite rooms decorated in a unique Congo style, a private bathroom with hot shower, mosquito net and a balcony overlooking the magical Virunga volcanoes. Restaurant: The main restaurant serves all meals as continental and African cuisine.

Chameleon Hill Lodge

stay: 2 nights

Location: Chameleon Hill Lodge is located on a hill with a fantastic view of Lake Matunda and the Virunga volcanoes. Accommodation: The lodge in Hundertwasser style surprises with 10 uniquely furnished chalets. Each chalet has a bathroom and a terrace. The lodge offers canoe trips on Lake Matunda. Restaurant: In the spacious restaurant and on the terrace, Euro-African dishes are offered with many home-grown ingredients.

Rwakobo Rock

stay: 1 night

Location: Rwakobo Rock Lodge is located 1 km north of the Nshara Gate of Lake Mburo National Park.
The pool, located on a hill, offers great views over the national park. Facilities: The tastefully furnished
Lodge has 8 individual, spacious cabins with rooftops. The cabins offer great views for watching the sunset on your own
Veranda. Restaurant: Food is served as a buffet or set menu. Depending on the weather, a campfire will be lit.
– a great opportunity to exchange ideas with other travelers.

Carpe Diem Guesthouse

stay: 1 night

Location: Carpe Diem is located above Entebbe with a fantastic view of Lake Victoria. In the quiet garden you can enjoy the sunset over the huge lake.  Facilities: The cosily furnished rooms have a private bathroom, each room can be booked as a single, double or triple room. Wifi is available in all rooms and in the garden. Restaurant: Breakfast is served and international cuisine with French accents is served throughout the day.  Activities:  Excursions to the surrounding area, e.g. to the Entebbe Botanical Garden, can be arranged