Rwanda & Uganda Combined

17 days experiencing the best of Rwanda and Uganda with incredible wildlife and luxury accommodation.

Start your trip with a night in Kigali and an introduction to Rwanda’s tragic past with a visit to the Genocide Museum. Next, head off to Akagera National Park to start experiencing the splendours of Rwanda today. Spend 2 nights here and enjoy a boat cruise and a game drive with a chance to spot animals such as hyenas, elephants, various buffalo and lions. Next, head to the Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo surrounded by the Virunga high hills. Spend 2 nights here visiting a local village and spending a day gorilla trekking in Virunga NP. From here, you will cross into Uganda and spend 2 nights in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, visiting local villages and going in search of Golden monkeys. Next, you will visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for some gorilla trekking in Uganda. Next head to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will spend 2 nights and enjoy some game drives in search of wildlife including antelopes, elephants, buffalos, and lions. Spend two nights in Lake Mburo, heading out on more game drives both during the day and the night to give you the best chance of spotting a wide variety of animals. You will finish your trip with three nights in Jinja, the source of the Nile. Here you can take part in some exhilarating activities including white water rafting along the Nile and quad biking.

Trip highlights

  • 1 night in Kigali at Serena Hotel in a Standard room with breakfast included

  • Visit to Kigali Genocide Museum

  • 2 nights in Akagera National Park at Magashi in a Luxury Tent with all meals included

  • Sunset boat cruise in Akagera National Park

  • Full day game drive in Akagera National Park

  • 2 nights in Twin Lakes Burera & Ruhondo at Virunga Lodge in a Standard room with breakfast included

  • Visit to the Iby’lwacu Cultural Village

  • Full day gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park

  • 2 nights in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park at Mount Gahinga Lodge in a Standard room with all meals included

  • Visit to Batwa Cultural Village

  • Full day Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

  • 2 nights in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp in a Luxury Tent with breakfast included

  • Full day gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest

  • 2 nights in Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park at Kyambura Gorge Lodge in a Standard room with breakfast included

  • Morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Half day boat cruise on the Kazinga channel

  • 2 nights in Lake Mburo National Park at Mihingo Lodge in a Luxury Tent with breakfast included

  • Evening game drive in Lake Mburo National Park

  • Morning game drive in Lake Mburo National Park

  • Sunset boat cruise on Lake Mburo

  • 3 nights in Jinja at Lemala Wildwaters Lodge in a Deluxe Suite with breakfast included

  • White water rafting on the river Nile

  • Half day quad biking in Jinja

  • Private half day tour of Jinja

Map of your holiday


The price for this itinerary is GBP £14,820 (pricing also available in US Dollars)

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room.

What’s included

  • 16 nights in luxury accommodation as listed above

  • Private transfers and tours with an English speaking guide and driver

  • All internal flights in economy class seating

What’s not included

  • International flights (discuss your specific requirements with us)

  • Travel insurance

  • Any visas you may require

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.



Our suggested luxury hotels for this trip

Hotel Serena, Kigai, Rwanda

Serena Hotel

Ideally located on one of Kigali’s most charming boulevards, the Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. The 148 rooms are relaxed yet elegant and feature all the modern amenities. Guests can choose from the Executive Lounge and bar, which opens onto a wide sundeck overlooking the swimming pool,  the popular Milima Restaurant or the relaxed Sokoni Café with inside and outside poolside seating.

Magashi Camp, Akagera National Park, Rwanda

Magashi Camp

Situated overlooking beautiful Lake Rwanyakazinga, Magashi Camp is surrounded by a stunning landscape of savannah, swamps and lakes. The whole camp is inspired by traditional Rwandan culture from the food to the design. Six luxury tents make up the accommodation, each with a view of the lake. Sustainability is at the forefront of the camp’s ethos with the use of solar panels and a borehole for water. Guests can enjoy delicious cuisine combining local and international dishes and enjoy a sundowner around the camp fire at the end of the day

Virunga Lodge, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Virunga Lodge

The magnificent Virunga Lodge is Rwanda’s premier luxury gorilla lodge  and one of Africa’s  most renowned lodges. Perched high on a ridge, it offers stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the Musanze valley to the west and Lake Bulera and Ruhondo to the east. The 10 luxurious bandas are decorated in a Rwandese style with locally inspired furniture. Guests can enjoy fantastic food and exceptional and personalised service, the perfect base for tracking the endangered mountain gorilla.

Mount Gahinga Lodge, Mgahinga National Park, Uganda

Mount Gahinga Lodge

Located at the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes is the charming Mount Gahinga Lodge. Eight bandas come with en-suite bathrooms with double vanity, shower with hot and cold running water, a cosy fireplace, and private porch to contemplate the beauty of your surrounds. The bandas are all decorated in the creative spirit of the Bufimbira people and a private butler service is standard for all guests. Tick off a stunning array of bucket list experiences and go gorilla and golden monkey tracking. Visit the Gahinga Batwa Village and discover fascinating uplifting community projects

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi National Park, Uganda

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Ecologically respectful, contemporary-yet-classic in style, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp blends in sensitively with the dramatic African mountain landscape and, situated uniquely inside the national park, you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla trekking adventure. There are just eight luxury tents, ensuring and intimate, exclusive feel to the camp. Each is decorated with indigenous prints and furniture made from natural materials and features a spacious, stone-walled bathroom and a free-standing bath for a relaxing soak after a day’s trekking.

Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Kyambura Gorge Safari Lodge

Set between the Kyambura Gorge and Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kyambura Gorge Safari Lodge boasts eight beautiful and spacious bandas nestled on the hillside, each with its own bathroom. Warm and welcoming, each banda overlooks a different aspect of the panoramic views across the gorge and the lush savannah, stretching all the way to the Rwenzori Mountains. Meals are prepared using the freshest local ingredients and served in the dining area. The lodge is situated within easy walking distance of the trail where guests can begin their chimpanzee trekking adventure.

Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda

Mihingo Lodge

Mihingo is a luxurious, family owned lodge in a magical setting adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. Perched high on a rocky kopje, whose pre-Cambrian granite boulders were formed over 500 million years ago, it has spectacular views over a vast savannah landscape. The lodge is wonderfully located property with 10 stilted wooden bungalows covered in traditional thatch. An infinity pool overlooks the valley below where buffalo, eland, impala, warthogs, bush buck and zebra can be seen at the waterhole and there are exceptional leopard spotting opportunities from the lodge.

Lemala Wilderness Lodge, Jinja, Uganda

Lemala Wildwaters Lodge

Nestled in a luxuriant rainforest on its own private island, mid-stream in the mighty Nile, Lemala Wildwaters Lodge is breath-taking. Thick riverine forest naturally covers the island and each of the ten timber-floor rooms is nestled amidst the trees with private views over the River Nile and its rapids. The expansive, canvas walled, traditionally thatched rooms each boast private decks with elegant free-standing baths and wash basins carved from the local pink granite. Elevated wooden walkways gracefully link the rooms to the restaurant and bar area and offer an unforgettable walk through the heart of the forest.