Tour of Burundi, Rwanda, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, 14 Days | Sankofa Diaspora

Tour of Burundi, Rwanda, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, 14 Days

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Tour of Burundi, Rwanda, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, 14 Days

Burundi (Bujumbura, Kalera Falls) Rwanda (Nyungwe Forest, Kigali, Gisenyi, Virunga Mountain) DRC (Nyrangongo Volcano Climb, Goma) Uganda (Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Jinja, Kampala, Entebbe)

Discover the other East Africa, with an adventure across four of Africa's most beautiful countries. Go in search of the mysterious Mountain Gorillas, shrouded in Mist-and the playful predator-Uganda's Tree Climbing Lion...

Day 1 Bujumbura, Burundi

Arrive Bujumbura; meet assist and transfer to hotel.
Meal(s) Included: No
Overnight at Club du lac Tanganyika or Similar

Day 2 Bujumbura

After lunch visit the mausoleum of Prince Louis Rwagasore, a hero in the independence of Burundi, located in the “Belvedere”. The Belvedere is a dominating point of Bujumbura, which offers a unique view over Lake Tanganyika. In the evening, enjoy entertainment by le ’’Les tambourinaires du Burundi’’ or Burundi Drummers.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Club du lac Tanganyika or Similar

Day 3 Burundi-Kalera Falls

After breakfast; drive South to “la pierre de Stanley et Livingstone” the commemorating stone of the place where the famous explorers Stanley and Livingstone rested during their attempt to find the source of the Nile. Afterwards  head to the stunning “Kalera Falls”. In the afternoon drive to Gitega to visit the Burundi National Museum.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Club du lac Tanganyika or Similar

Day 4 Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast drive to Nyungwe forest national park in Rwanda through the hilly countryside after which Rwanda got its name as “a country of a thousand hills. After lunch go trekking in the forest to find the Blue monkeys, and Angolan Colobus monkeys among others.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Gisakura Lodge or Similar

Day 5 Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, go on an early morning Chimpanzee trek; walk in search of chimps and other primates. Return in time for lunch.  After lunch drive to Butare where you will visit the Historical Museum of Rwanda.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge or Similar

Day 6 Kigali

After breakfast; transfer to Kigali where you will visit Rwanda Genocide Memorial. Here you will begin to understand what happened in 1994 when 1 million people died within 100 days.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Des Milles Collines Kigali or Similar

Day 7 Gisenyi

After breakfast, drive to Gisenyi near the shores of Lake Kivu. Stop in Ruhengeri for lunch and afterwards, enjoy a spectacular performance by the Intore Traditional dancers.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Serena View Hotel or Similar

Day 8 Virunga Mountain

After breakfast, drive to Virunga Park head quarters for a briefing on how to “behave” while in the company of a gorilla group. The length of the trek varies depending on where the gorillas are as well as what the weather conditions are. Meeting these gentle giants in their natural habitat is a unique experience everyone should have the privilege to experience. Favorable good hiking boots, long trousers and gloves for protection are recommended.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Serena View Hotel or Similar

Day 9 Nyrangongo Volcano Climb

After breakfast, drive to Goma/Congo. In the afternoon, relax at your Lodge, admiring the view of the lava lake below.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Ihusi Hotel or Similar

Day 10 Goma

After breakfast, go on a tour of Goma.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Ihusi Hotel or Similar

Day 11 Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, proceed to lake Bunyonyi in Uganda for a cultural walk on the southwestern shores. Visit a number of Pygmy villages. Here pygmies travel through the mountains, from Rwanda to sell their produce at the market hakekuba. In the afternoon, enjoy a canoe ride before returning for dinner.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Bunyonyi Overland Resort or Similar

Day 12 Queen Elizabeth National Park

After Breakfast take a short walk a nearby village in Bunyonyi. Afterwards drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park- famous for its tree-climbing lions’ and large herds of Uganda cobs, Topis; buffalos and elephants. Late in the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Mweya Lodge or Similar

Day 13 Queen Elizabeth National Park-Jinja

After breakfast go on an early morning game drive to view some wild animals like; Lion, Topis, Elephants, Uganda Kobs and buffaloes. After your early game drive, transfer to Jinja. Enjoy the drive through the scenic country side of Ankole  and make a stop over at the Equator for a quick photo op and presentation from your guide. Stop in Mbarara for Lunch before Proceeding to Jinja.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Jinja Nile Resort or Similar

Day 14 Kampala-Entebbe-Depart

After breakfast, return to Kampala. Transfer to airport for flight back home.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Tour Dates 2019

  • February 18 – March 3
  • October 7 – 20

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  •   Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  •   Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers & luggage transfer
  •   Assistance with airport departure formalities
  •   Accommodations in properties listed
  •   Tours in private vehicle
  •   Experienced tour guides
  •   Admissions to all listed sites
  •   Meals indicated

TOUR PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Gratuity to drivers and guides
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