17 Days Breathtaking African Safari (Rwanda Uganda Kenya) Wildlife Vacation Tour

Acacia Safaris offers you the opportunity of 17 Days Breathtaking African Safari to see leopards, lions, giraffes, elephants, trekking Gorillas and watching various bird species among others in some of Africa’s best tourist hotspots. You will visit the Genocide memorial site. You will also visit Volcanoes National Park for Golden monkey trekking. The park is home to the endangered Golden monkey species that are only endemic to the Albertine rift where you can find volcanoes national park.

17 Days Breathtaking African Safari Highlights

Detailed 17 Days Breathtaking African Safari

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali City

On your arrival at the Kigali International airport, you will be picked and be transferred for the Covid-19 test (60$ per person) and transfer to your hotel as you wait for your results.

You will travel to Volcanoes National Park the following day. The park is known for its ultimate primate safaris where tourists will get to see a number of primate species.


Day 2: City Tour, Genocide Memorial Visit, Visit the Dian Fossey Center, Cultural Village Tour

After breakfast, we drive back to Kigali and embark on a city tour visiting the Genocide memorial site which gives a brief history of the country you are visiting.

After that, you will drive northwards to Volcanoes National Park. On your arrival in Musanze, you will visit the Dian Fossey Center. You will have lunch on the way, after lunch, you will visit the community cultural Village to enjoy the Rwandan culture including the traditional dance.


Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking, Drive to Lake Kivu

After breakfast, you will assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing in the morning together with your trekking gear and drinking water and ascend in the forest to track the golden monkeys.

While participating in golden money trekking you will get to find out interesting facts about golden money that will make your Rwanda tour interesting.

After lunch you will drive to a scenic lake Kivu bordering Rwanda and DR Congo, you will En-route to test again for Covid for your required Covid results on your departure date, it should be valid for 72hours ( US $50 per person), After reaching the lake you will enjoy the rest of your evening at the lakeside.


Day 4: Morning Activities, Drive Back To Kigali, Flight to Uganda

This morning after breakfast you will do either the Kayaking or boat ride on Lake Kivu and drive back to Kigali for your departure flight to Uganda. On your arrival in Uganda, you will be picked by our 17 Days Breathtaking African Safari Acacia Safaris representative with your name printed on an A4 paper from Entebbe International Airport, you will take a covid-19 test, be transferred to African Roots Guest House Entebbe for dinner and overnight.


Day 5: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park, Top of fall

After the breakfast, you will be transferred to Murchison Falls National Park. The vehicle leaves you near the falls and you can hike from the top of the falls to bottom. It is an exciting experience that brings you very close to the rushing whitewater as it squeezes itself through the narrow crevice below.

The resulting mist from the turbulence often produces rainbows.


Day 6: Morning Game Drive, the Boat Cruise, Evening Game Drive

Embark on an early morning game drive on the Northern bank where your 17 Days Breathtaking African Safari guide will help you spot a great number of animals and birds. After the morning game, you will end back to the lodge for lunch and rest till 2pm for an afternoon boat ride.

You will 17 Days Breathtaking African Safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls. There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. This is also the habitat for many bird species.

You will have the evening game drive to spot other animals which you might have missed during the morning drive.


Day 7: Travel to Kibale National Park, Explore Kyaninga Crater Lake

After breakfast, you will be travel from Murchison Falls National park, driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. Drive through Hoima, then Kyejonjo district and reach the colorful and beautiful town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, situated in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori. You will arrive at Kyaninga Lodge time for lunch. Kyaninga Lodge is located on the top of the Kyaninga Crater Lake.


Day 8: Chimpanzee Tracking, Visit the Sempaya Hot Springs

The tracking will start early and takes about two to three hours, depending on the location of the chimps. After the trek you will go back to the resort for lunch and you will drive to Sempaya hot springs which are the main attraction of this park and our 17 Days Breathtaking African Safari highlight. At the springs, you will witness water boiling it’s self-using the natural forces. The strength and hotness of the springs are amazing as one can boil eggs and matooke in a few minutes, its ready to eat.


Day 9: Visit Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves, Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park,Boat Ride, Game Drive

After breakfast, then you will visit the Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves and the three surrounding explosion Crater Lakes. This makes it a most interesting day adventure and can be done while staying in Fort portal. A side-trip to the Amabere Caves and the three nearby Crater Lakes will be a time of hiking, learning about the local culture and legends, plus a hike around three crater lakes.

On arrival in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will a boat drive. You will have the evening game drive to spot some of the BIG FIVE animals such lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and other animals.


Day 10: Travel to Ishasha Sector, Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Ishasha sector for the tree climbing lions on the Kasenyi Plains, it is time to go to the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth: Ishasha. This area is famous for its tree climbing lions.

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Ishasha sector for the tree climbing lions on the Kasenyi Plains, it is time to go to the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth: Ishasha. This area is famous for its tree climbing lions.


Day 11: Gorilla Trekking, Travel to Lake Bunyonyi with 29 Islands

After breakfast, head out with packed lunch to the park head offices with your 17 Days Breathtaking African Safari guide, have a briefing about the Do’s and Don’ts while in the park with gorillas. After head for gorilla trekking through the mist rain forest, trekking can take 2 hours or up to 6 hours and this is based on the location of the gentle giants.

Make sure you carry enough water, sturdy shoes, non-flash cameras, and rain jackets. At the end of this long and exciting adventure, return to our lodge for a well-deserved shower.

Later, you will be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi which twisting water body dotted with 29 islands with various shapes and sized scattered across the water will amaze you.


Day 12: Visit Equator, Transfer to Kampala

After your breakfast, you will be driven to Kampala. You will have a stopover at the Equator in Masaka, see where this imaginary line divides our planet into two equal hemispheres. Snacks, souvenirs and photographs may be taken here.


Day 13: City Tour, Relax, Covid-19 Test

After breakfast, the doctor will come at the lodge to take your covid-19 test.

You will then head out for the Kampala city tour (capital city of Uganda). We will have lunch from one of the restaurant in town.


Day 14: Fly To Kenya, Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, Evening Game Drive

On your arrival, you will check-in at your hotel for lunch, then head out for an evening game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo, and baboons are all residents here.

Lake Nakuru is one of Kenya’s renowned soda lakes and is world-famous for attracting millions of flamingos to its alkaline shores. Feeding on the abundant algae that grows in the warm and shallow waters, witnessing these legions of fuchsia-pink flamingos is a sight to behold.

You will go for the evening game drive.


Day 15: Morning Game Drive, Travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve, Game Drive

After breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru national park, the park is one of Kenya’s renowned soda lakes and is world-famous for attracting millions of flamingos to its alkaline shores. Feeding on the abundant algae that grow in the warm and shallow waters, witnessing these legions of fuchsia-pink flamingos is a sight to behold.

Hardly can a visitor miss to spot the big five. The phenomenal wildebeest migration which is a spectacular event only seen in Maasai Mara is the wonder of the world.


Day 16: Morning and Evening Game Drive, Visit the Maasai Village

After breakfast, half-day spend in the park with packed lunch and in search of its well-known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo and other animal species.

You will visit Maasai Village after the half day game drive. Evening game drive will be done as you will have more chances of spotting some animals which might have missed during your morning drive.

The Maasai Mara Game Reserve offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe over 450 species of animals has been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes, and elephant


Day 17: Travel To Travel to Nairobi, Fly Back Home

This is your last day on the 17 Days Breathtaking African Safari. After breakfast and head to Nairobi with arrival late in the afternoon and be driven to the airport for your flight back home.


End of 17 Days Breathtaking African Safari

Destinations to Visit on the 17 Days African Breathtaking Safari

Kigali City

Kigali City, the capital of Rwanda, epitomizes resilience, transformation, and progress. Nestled amidst rolling hills, it boasts a blend of modernity and tradition, with bustling markets, vibrant cultural scenes, and a burgeoning tech hub. Known for its cleanliness and orderliness, Kigali’s meticulously planned streets showcase its commitment to sustainability and urban development. The city’s remarkable journey from the devastation of the 1994 genocide to becoming one of Africa’s most dynamic capitals reflects its people’s determination to build a brighter future. With its welcoming atmosphere, stunning scenery, and forward-thinking initiatives, Kigali continues to captivate visitors and residents alike, embodying the spirit of a nation on the rise.


Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda stands as a testament to the awe-inspiring beauty of nature and the remarkable conservation efforts dedicated to preserving it. Nestled in the Virunga Mountains, this sanctuary is renowned as a sanctuary for the endangered mountain gorillas, offering visitors a rare opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Beyond gorilla trekking, the park’s lush rainforests and volcanic landscapes provide a haven for diverse wildlife, including golden monkeys and numerous bird species. Rich in biodiversity and steeped in cultural significance, Volcanoes National Park not only captivates with its breathtaking scenery but also serves as a beacon for conservation and sustainable tourism in Rwanda and beyond. View Details


Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park, nestled in Uganda’s northwest, is a mesmerizing tapestry of savannah, woodland, and the powerful Nile River. Home to an astonishing array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, and crocodiles, the park offers thrilling safaris and boat cruises that provide unforgettable encounters with nature’s grandeur. The crowning jewel of the park, the mighty Murchison Falls, is a breathtaking spectacle where the Nile squeezes through a narrow gorge before plunging into a thunderous cascade, creating a dramatic display of natural power. Beyond its scenic wonders, Murchison Falls National Park embodies Uganda’s commitment to conservation, offering visitors an immersive journey into the heart of Africa’s wilderness and the chance to witness the enduring beauty of the natural world. View Details


Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park, located in southwestern Uganda, is a verdant sanctuary renowned for its remarkable biodiversity and captivating primate population. Encompassing a lush tropical rainforest, it is a haven for over 13 primate species, including the iconic chimpanzees, as well as red colobus monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, and grey-cheeked mangabeys. Visitors to Kibale Forest have the opportunity to embark on thrilling chimpanzee tracking expeditions, immersing themselves in the sights and sounds of the forest as they observe these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. Beyond primates, the park is also home to an array of other wildlife, including forest elephants, buffaloes, and an astonishing diversity of bird species. With its captivating natural beauty and unparalleled wildlife experiences, Kibale Forest National Park stands as a testament to Uganda’s commitment to conservation and ecotourism. View Details


Queen Elizabeth National Park

Embark on a 17 Days breathtaking African safari adventure that includes a captivating journey through Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s crown jewel of wilderness. Spanning vast savannahs, dense forests, and shimmering lakes, Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a mosaic of habitats teeming with diverse wildlife. Traverse the iconic plains where lions roam freely, witness herds of elephants grazing along the shores of the Kazinga Channel, and marvel at the rich birdlife that inhabits the park’s wetlands and woodlands. Experience the thrill of encountering elusive leopards, buffalo herds, and hippos during game drives, boat safaris, and guided walks led by expert rangers. Beyond the wildlife spectacle, immerse yourself in the park’s cultural heritage, visiting local communities and discovering the traditions that have thrived alongside the wilderness for generations. With its unparalleled natural beauty and unforgettable safari experiences, Queen Elizabeth National Park promises an adventure of a lifetime on this 17 Days African safari journey. View Details


Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Embark on a 17 Days breathtaking African safari expedition that includes a captivating journey through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Africa’s most prized natural treasures. Nestled within the lush landscapes of southwestern Uganda, Bwindi is renowned as the ultimate destination for gorilla trekking, offering intimate encounters with these magnificent primates in their misty mountain habitat. As you navigate through dense vegetation and rugged terrain accompanied by experienced guides, prepare to be awestruck by the sheer beauty and profound connection shared with these gentle giants. Beyond gorilla encounters, the park’s biodiversity extends to a plethora of other wildlife, including forest elephants, chimpanzees, and over 350 species of birds. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of sights and sounds, from the vibrant colors of tropical flora to the symphony of birdcalls echoing through the forest canopy. With its unparalleled natural wonders and transformative experiences, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park promises the adventure of a lifetime on this 17 Days African safari odyssey. View Details


Lake Bunyonyi

Embark on a 17 Days breathtaking African safari journey that includes a serene interlude at Lake Bunyonyi, a picturesque gem nestled in the heart of southwestern Uganda. With its emerald waters and lush green islands dotting the horizon, Lake Bunyonyi offers a tranquil respite amid the adventure of the safari. Spend your days exploring the lake’s tranquil waters by canoe, marveling at the surrounding volcanic hills, and visiting local communities on the islands to immerse yourself in their rich cultural heritage. Take in panoramic views of the landscape from high vantage points, and let the serene atmosphere of this “place of many little birds” soothe your soul before continuing your safari adventure. With its natural beauty and peaceful ambiance, Lake Bunyonyi adds a touch of enchantment to your 17 Days African safari, creating memories that will last a lifetime.


Lake Nakuru National Park

Embark on a 17 Days breathtaking African safari expedition that includes a captivating visit to Lake Nakuru National Park, a jewel nestled in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. Renowned for its shimmering pink shores adorned with thousands of flamingos, Lake Nakuru offers a mesmerizing spectacle of avian life against the backdrop of lush greenery and volcanic landscapes. Explore the park’s diverse habitats, from acacia woodlands to grassy plains, in search of iconic African wildlife, including rhinos, lions, giraffes, and leopards. As you traverse the park’s scenic trails and viewpoints, be prepared for awe-inspiring encounters with both big game and colorful birdlife. With its breathtaking vistas and remarkable biodiversity, Lake Nakuru National Park promises an unforgettable addition to your 17 Days African safari, immersing you in the splendor of Kenya’s natural wonders. View Details


Masai Mara National Park

Embark on a 17 Days breathtaking African safari adventure that includes a thrilling expedition to Masai Mara National Park, Kenya’s iconic wildlife sanctuary. Spread across vast plains punctuated by acacia trees and winding rivers, Masai Mara is renowned for its spectacular wildlife sightings, including the legendary Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra. Witness the drama unfold as millions of animals traverse the savannah in search of greener pastures, accompanied by predators such as lions, cheetahs, and hyenas. Delve deeper into the wilderness on game drives and guided walks led by knowledgeable Maasai guides, offering unparalleled insights into the park’s ecology and cultural significance. As the sun sets over the Mara, relax in luxury tented camps nestled in the heart of the wilderness, where the sounds of the African bush lull you to sleep under a blanket of stars. With its unrivaled wildlife encounters and breathtaking landscapes, Masai Mara National Park promises an unforgettable highlight on your 17 Days African safari expedition, immersing you in the timeless beauty and untamed spirit of the savannah. View Details

Safari Quote includes;

Hotel/Airport pick-up and drop-off.

Bottled water throughout the trip.

Gorilla permit.

Services of a professional English-speaking guide.

Park entrance fees especially

6 nights’ accommodation.

Scheduled flight from Jomo Kenyatta to Kigali International Airport.


Safari Quote Excludes

International flights to and from home

All other personal drinks & Eats

Travel and medical insurance.

Souvenir shopping

Optional activities

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