Heart of Africa

Uppdaterat: nov 18

When we die, the wind will erase our footprints. That’s the purpose of the wind.

Then we are gone forever. We are the wind.

- Bushman legend, East Africa -

Välkommen till The Search ® Adventures Expedition ”Heart of Africa”. (Min 4 per. på förfrågan)

Ett unikt program där vi återvänder till vårt fantastiska Afrika och till de vackra länderna Rwanda och Uganda. (14 dagar resa med Land Cruiser från Kigali till Entebbe)


Vår expeditionen startar i Rwandas huvudstad Kigali, varifrån vi tar er med på en historisk resa från mäktiga kungadömen, tropiska skogar till storslagna savanner. Vi reser på småvägar, genom lokala byar, vackra bergsområden och grönskande landskap. Vi möter människorna, tar del av deras vardag och upplever ett riktigt genuint Afrika.


Här finns också några av Östafrikas mest artrika och spektakulära nationalparker där vi kan se och uppleva ett fantastiskt djurliv, bl.a. endemiska fågelarter, lejon, svart noshörning, leopard, afrikansk elefant, afrikansk buffel, också kända som ”The Big Five”. Vi finner också en enorm mångfald av primater som chimpanser, colobusapor, silkesapor och så de mäktigaste av alla ‘De dimhöljda bergens gorillor.

Program på engelska: Day 1 - Kigali

On your arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda at 19.10 flight KLM, our representative will welcome you and transfer to the hotel. Snack meal and overnight at The Manor Hotel

Day 2 - Kigali

After breakfast visit the genocide memorial of Gisozi and other relevant sites of Kigali the capital town of Rwanda. Lunch not included. In the evening transfer to Hotel Des Mille Collines for reception and dinner. Overnight at the Manor Hotel

Day 3 - Nyanza - Butare Gikongoro

After breakfast you leave Kigali Southwest to Nyungwe National Park. The first stopover is made in Nyanza, that in the past was the political capital and it hosts the antique Royal palace, entirely renovated for the visitors, displaying original items and pieces of history of the Mwami, the king. Lunch in Butare, the second town in Rwanda, considered the cultural capital, hosting the university and the National Museum. Arrive in Nyungwe National Park for dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House & Gisakura Family Hostel Full Board. Note: Today journey might take up to 5 hours.

Day 4 Trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park - Kibuye

After an early breakfast, at 6 am you enter Nyungwe forest for the trekking to see the chimpanzees. The park is spread for over 970 sq. km of green hills, the largest uncontaminated piece of tropical forest in Eastern Africa. Nyungwe hosts 13 species of primates, including the chimpanzee, the Angolan colobus, the Hoest Monkey, the silver monkey, owl faced monkey, red tailed monkey, velvet monkey and olive baboon. Ensure you carry with you packed lunch and water for a picnic lunch. After lunch, proceed to Kibuye on Lake Kivu, for dinner and overnight at Rwiza Village Hotel. Full Board. Note: Today journey might take up to 3 hours dirt roads.

Day 5 - Lake Kivu - Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, early morning boat trip to Idjwi Island on Lake Kivu. Proceed to Gisenyi for lunch. In the afternoon you arrive at Volcanoes National Park, at the foothills of the beautiful Eight Virunga volcanoes, at an altitude range of 2.500 meters. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Full Board. Note: Today journey might take up to 4 hours.

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Day 6 - Optional Trekking in Volcanoes NP

After breakfast, we organize a trekking in Volcanoes National Park. The choice is between mountain gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking or Old Karisoke trekking to see the tombs of Dian Fossey and the gorillas. Bring with you water and the packed lunch. In the afternoon proceed to Uganda via Cyanika border on Lake Mutanda or Lake Mulehe, for the dinner and overnight at Bwindi Jungle Lodge (2 double, 3 twin – Includes TL) / Chameleone Hill Lodge (4 double, 1 single). Full Board


Day 7 - Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi NP

In the morning you enter the rain tropical forest of Bwindi for the gorilla safari. The activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas. You have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviours, while taking photographs. In the evening short canoe trip along the lake Mulehe and Lake Mutanda. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi Jungle Lodge (2 double, 3 twin – Includes TL) / Chameleone Hill Lodge (4 double, 1 single). Full Board


Day 8 - Batwa Trail - Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you can enjoy a walk in the nature of Echuya Forest, to encounter the Batwa pigmy’s and to learn about their history, traditions and culture. Lunch and proceed to Lake Bunyonyi, where we organize a canoe trip for cultural and natural activities. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi (6 double, 3 twin, 1single). Full Board

Day 9 – Lake Bunyonyi - Ishasha of Queen Elizabeth

After breakfast, you leave Lake Bunyonyi to Queen Elizabeth National Park in time for lunch in Ishasha. You will have a game drive in the Southern region of the park, Ishasha, in search for the so called “tree climbing lions”. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge. Full Board Note: Today transfer can be very long up to 5 hours and depends on roads conditions.


Day 10 - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, be ready for a long game drive along the tracks of the national park, in the Northern sectors and towards Lake George and Kasenyi village, using our safari vehicle. Queen Elizabeth enjoys unique landscapes and views of crater lakes and the Albertine Rift Valley, which make this area special and unforgettable. Lunch from the lodge. In the afternoon, take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya peninsula along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants while drinking from the channel. In the evening you go for another short game drive and try out your luck. Return at lush to your lodge for dinner and overnight, Mweya Safari Lodge. Full Board

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Day 11 - Queen Elizabeth - Crater Lakes - Hoima

After breakfast, the journey proceeds to the North. You pass through the beautiful area of the Kasenda crater lakes. Stop for a tea plantation walk and learning experience at Ndali Lodge. Lunch at Ndali Lodge overlooking the crater lakes. In the afternoon proceed North through sugarcane, tea, banana, coffee and cocoa plantations up to Hoima, the capital town of Bunyoro kingdom. Dinner and overnight in Hoima, Hoima Cultural Lodge. Full Board Note: Today transfer can be up to 4/5 hours and depends on roads conditions.


Day 12 - Hoima - Murchison Falls NP

After breakfast proceed to Murchison Falls National Park in time for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon game drive in the savannah of the Delta of river Nile North of Murchison Falls. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge, with its beautiful view of the Nile. Full Board

Day 13 - Murchison Falls National Park

After a cup of coffee, you will depart for an early morning game drive, in the region of the delta of the Nile on Lake Albert, Northern bank. Among other animals in the wild. Relax as you drive back to the lodge where you will have breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon, another safari will be organized by boat along the river Nile to the base of the Murchison Falls. It is amazing the concentration of wildlife in the bank of the river Nile, including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird’s species, like African eagles, pelicans, kingfisher, Egyptian geese and much more. The boat excursion will end with the walk to the Top of the falls. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge. Full Board


Day 14 - Kampala

After breakfast, you drive to Kampala. In the afternoon you will be in Kampala for some shopping before airport transfer for departure from Entebbe Airport for evening flight at 23.30 flight KLM. Half Board

When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.

-Dian Fossey-


Kontakta oss för ditt program: Arrangör: Destination Jungle, Kampala, Uganda

  • 14 dagar rundresa från Kigali till Entebbe enl. program

  • Svensktalande erfarna färdledare

  • Engelsktalande guider/chaufförer

  • Helpension förutom drycker

  • Safari med sköna 4×4 Land Cruisers

  • Alla parkavgifter och skatter

  • Filtrerat vatten under hela turen

Expeditionen inkluderar inte:

  • Flygresa till och från Rwanda/Uganda

  • Obligatorisk reseförsäkring

  • Visum 2x60 USD

  • Drycker

  • Dricks till guider (ca. 220 USD per person)




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