Rock My Uganda & Rwanda Adventure

15 Nights from £3,780*

Tour Overview

Ever dreamt of locking eyes with a gorilla or standing metres away from white rhinos? Or seeing the Nile River and going on a breathtaking safari?

Then join us for an unforgettable journey spanning two extraordinary countries – Rwanda and Uganda. If you have a passion for stunning landscapes, rich cultures, and thrilling encounters with wildlife, this is the expedition you’ve been waiting for!

We’ll start in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, before crossing into Uganda to visit Lake Bunyoni and go gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

From there we’ll go on safaris in Lake Mburo and Murchison Falls National Park, go rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest and end up in Jinja, the adventure capital of East Africa.

Are you ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Then read on…


Lake Bunyoni

Gorilla Trekking

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Rhino Trekking

Uganda Chimp Trekking

Chimpanzee Trekking

Mount Kilimanjaro

Murchison Falls NP

Stone Town, Zanzibar at Sunset

Jinja & The Nile

Lake Mburo NP

Essential Info

Tour Dates

What’s Included

  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 15 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 13 dinners
  • Rock My Adventure group leader & local guides
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information & support
  • All transportation as per the itinerary & included activities
  • Tips for local guides
  • All activities & park fees as per the itinerary below:
    • Kigali City Tour
    • Kigali Genocide Memorial
    • Iby’lwacu Cultural Village
    • Lake Bunyoni Tour
    • Gorilla Trekking
    • Lake Mburo Boat Safari
    • Murchison Falls
    • Murchison Falls Safari
    • Victoria Nile Boat Trip
    • Chimpanzee Trekking
    • Rhino Tracking Walk
    • Ugandan Family Dinner & Cultural Dancing
    • Jinja Craft Marke
    • Sunset Cruise

What’s Not Included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers (however we can arrange these for you)
  • Visas
  • Medications, antimalarials or vaccinations
  • Travel/health insurance (required)
  • Drinks & meals not mentioned
  • Optional activities
  • Transport & tips for optional activities


Total – from £3,780 (subject to current USD to GBP exchange rates)*

  • Deposit: £900 (non-refundable to cover gorilla & chimp permits)
  • 2nd Payment: £2,160 (due 62 days before the departure date)
  • 3rd Payment: $1,000 (local payment, paid on arrival)

The local payment is part of the overall cost of the trip. You pay the local payment to your tour leader in US Dollars (unless specified otherwise) upon arrival in Africa.

This includes the on-tour expenses that we cannot pay prior to arrival, such as national park entry fees, meals, local transport, and some activities.

The local payment is NOT your spending money.


  • Start: Kigali, Rwanda.
  • End: Entebbe, Uganda.
  • Maximum group size of 10.
  • Please note that gorilla permits went up to $800 pp in July 2024.
  • This is one of our most popular trips so please book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Gorilla Permits are extremely limited in number, so to ensure your place on the tour we recommend that you book between 6 months to a year in advance.
  • This is a physically demanding trip, both for the itinerary and the gorilla trekking, so you will need a good level of fitness and stamina.
  • These tours are best suited to laid-back, fun and adventurous travellers who don’t mind hot, bumpy travel and the occasional long drives.
  • We are not including the DRC this year as the Virunga National Park/Mount Nyiragongo is closed (since 2020 and) for the foreseeable future. If and when it is safe to go, we can add this as an optional extra prior to the trip. The trip is just as good without the DRC. 🙂


Day 1: Kigali, Rwanda

Arrive in Kigali and transfer to your comfortable accommodation for the night. Relax and get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome meal.

Your Rock My Uganda & Rwanda Adventure starts here and we can’t wait to show you around these two amazing and beautiful countries!

Welcome to the “Land of a Thousand Hills”.

*  If you have the time and can arrive earlier, we can organise any other activities you wish to do. Additional accommodation and activities charged separately.


  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None
Uganda & Rwanda Group Tour

Day 2: Kigali, Rwanda

We’ll spend our first day exploring the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Kigali.

We’ll visit some of my favourite places in the city, including the Nyamirambo neighbourhood, a local women’s centre, a social enterprise, a great local market (where you can buy beautiful African fabrics), and fantastic arts centre, all the while learning about Rwandan culture and experiencing it first hand.

On the tour, we’ll enjoy a lovely Rwandan meal cooked by the local ladies in Nyamirambo.

The evening is free to relax at the guesthouse, go out to a great local restaurant and/or explore the city’s nightlife.


  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Kigali City Tour
Rwanda & Uganda Group Tour
Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour
Rwanda & Uganda Group Tour

Day 3: Musanze, Rwanda

In the morning, we’ll take a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial to learn about the events and circumstances of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. This is a harrowing experience, but a must for anyone visiting Rwanda.

We’ll then travel to the town of Musanze, home of the Volcanoes National Park, where we’ll relax in our beautiful surroundings.


  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Kigali Genocide Memorial
Rwanda View
Rwanda View
Rolex Uganda
Uganda & Rwanda Tour
Lake Bunyoni

Day 4: Musanze, Rwanda

Today is a free day to take part in some of the amazing activities available in the area.

This includes climbing Mount Bisoke, visiting Dian Fossey’s grave or the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, visiting the twin lakes of Ruhondo & Burera to do a boat tour and community walk, learning to cook, drum or dance, or weave baskets and make pottery with the local women.


  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None
Lake Bunyoni Tour
Uganda Group Tour

Day 5: Lake Bunyoni, Uganda

In the morning, we’ll visit the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village, a project that provides employment to former poachers, offering visitors a fascinating insight into traditional Rwandan culture and the Intore dance.

We’ll then cross over the border into Uganda and make our way to Lake Bunyoni, one of the most tranquil and stunning locations in all of Africa.


  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village
Rolex Uganda
Ruhija Community Walk

Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Start your morning with a refreshing swim in the lake or a little lie-in!

We’ll then take a boat tour of island-studded Lake Bunyoni, with my friend Josh, to get an insight into the lives of the people who call the lake home.

On the tour you’ll visit a couple of the islands and try a ‘Rolex’ lunch!

In the afternoon, we’ll embark on a short journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a dense rainforest and one of Uganda’s most extraordinary places, home to the mountain gorillas.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Lake Bunyoni Tour
Lake Bunyoni
Lake Bunyoni Tour
Josh Lake Bunyoni

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Early in the morning, we’ll head to the gorilla trekking start point, where you’ll receive a safety briefing before trekking through the jungle to find the endangered mountain gorillas.

It’s not always an easy trek, but spending time with these beautiful primates is one of the most magical experiences and one that you will never forget, so the effort is 110% worth it.

Once you find the gorillas, we’ll have around an hour with them to observe and stare in awe at just how amazing they are. When one looks you in the eye, you’ll experience one of life’s real ‘wow’ moments and think of yourself as the luckiest person in the world.

In the afternoon, you can take an optional community walk through Ruhija. On the walk you will learn about the people and culture of the area.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Gorilla Trekking



Day 8: Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda

Today we’ll make our way to Lake Mburo National Park.

In the afternoon, we’ll take a boat trip on Lake Mburo where you will be able to get up close to the hippos and crocodiles that call the lake home as well as experiencing the fantastic bird life that inhabits the surrounding areas of the lake.

In the evening, we’ll have a hearty dinner and relax at our lovely lodge. You will have the option (extra cost) to do a night safari drive where you may have best chances to see some of the more elusive species of the park such as leopards, hyena, porcupines and pangolins.


  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Lake Mburo Boat Safari

Day 9: Kampala, Uganda

From there we’ll make our way to Uganda’s capital city, Kampala.

The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the city, and there are lots of cool things on offer! Spa treatments, motorbike or walking tours, bar crawls, food tours and the Ugandan cultural centre – or you can just explore on your own!

In the evening, those who want to can visit a great local restaurant and sample the very famous, and lively Kampala nightlife.


  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None
Uganda & Rwanda Tour
Uganda Group Tour

Day 10: Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

From Kampala, we’ll travel north to Murchison Falls National Park where we’ll visit the top of the falls and we can marvel at the most powerful waterfall in the world! It’s a true sight to behold!

From there we’ll make our way into the park and relax at our beautiful lodge for the evening, and prepare for our safaris tomorrow.


  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Murchison Falls

Day 11: Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Today we’re going on safari in Murchison Falls National Park. If we’re lucky, we may see giraffes, hippos, lions, crocodiles, elephants and buffaloes!

In the afternoon, we’ll take a boat trip out on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of Murchison Falls.

We’ll stop at the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, the place where the falls burst through the rocks, creating a spectacular sight.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Murchison Falls NP Safari, Victoria Nile Boat Trip
Murchison Falls Safari
Uganda Chimp Trekking

Day 12: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

From Murchison Falls, we’ll make our way to Budongo Forest to go chimpanzee trekking, where you will have the chance to spend an hour with the chimps in their natural habitat.

We’ll then travel south to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

At the moment, the sanctuary is home to approximately 19 of these beautiful creatures and you’ll have the opportunity to see them in close proximity.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Chimpanzee Trekking
Chimpanzee Uganda
Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour
Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour

Day 13: Jinja, Uganda

Early in the morning, we’ll go trekking to see Uganda’s only white rhino who are part of a project to re-introduce these magnificent creatures back into Uganda.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get up close to these beautiful creatures!

Leaving Ziwa, we’ll make our way to the town of Jinja, then on to the village of Bujagali which lies on the banks of the old White Nile (now Bujagali Lake).


  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Rhino Tracking
Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour
Rwanda, Uganda & DRC Small Group Tour
Uganda & Rwanda Group Tour
Uganda Group Tour

Day 14: Jinja, Uganda

Today is free day to take part in some of the great activities on offer in Jinja, such as white water rafting, tubing, cycling, horse riding, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking, bungee jumping and kayaking.

Or you could just wander through the village, grab a rolex (Ugandan street food), or volunteer with a local charity.

In the afternoon we’ll head into the village where you will meet Helen’s Ugandan family and enjoy a traditional Ugandan meal.

You will be welcomed like an old friend, so get ready for an unforgettable experience full of fun, laughter, dancing and tasty food!


  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Ugandan Family Dinner & Cultural Dancing
Uganda & Rwanda Group Tour
Uganda Group Tour

Day 15: Entebbe, Uganda

After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll travel to Entebbe.

On the way, we’ll stop at the famous Jinja Craft Market where you can pick up any last minute souvenirs, such as clothing, artwork, jewellery and homeware.

We’ll then continue to Entebbe where we’ll end our time together with a sunset cruise on beautiful Lake Victoria (drinks and snacks included), followed by a farewell dinner at a great local restaurant.

This is always a fun evening and may or may not end in lots of dancing and merriment!


  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Jinja Craft Market, Sunset Cruise
Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour
Uganda & Rwanda Tour
Tanzania & Zanzibar Group Tour

Day 16: Departure Day

Today is always a sad day as we say goodbye to our new friends (there’s usually a few tears, I will warn you), but the memories and shared experiences of Uganda & Rwanda will last a lifetime!

We can arrange your transfer to Entebbe Airport or you can continue your Africa travels from there.

If you need any support with your pre or post-tour Africa travels, please don’t hesitate to contact us. It’s all part of the Rock My Adventure service.


  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: None
  • Activities: None

Please bear in mind that the itinerary is subject to minor changes, ‘This is Africa’! But whatever happens, we’ll ensure you have an amazing trip!!

Have a question? Feel free contact us here or take a look at our FAQ’s page.



Heather & Jon

“It was perfect.”

“It has taken me 8 months to write this review because I couldn’t find the right words to describe it. It was perfect. Helen (you) are the perfect host. You were always smiling. It was by far the best thing Jon and I have done together since backpacking through SEA in the early 90’s. We are very experienced travellers and there is no way we could have arranged this on our own. We loved that it never ever felt like we were on a tour. We felt like we met up with long-lost friends for a backpacking reunion. The cast of characters and the relationships formed was because of how you put this trip together. It. Was. Life changing. I’ve recommended you to everyone I know. Thank you.”



I honestly couldn’t imagine a better trip!

“It was 10/10 amazing. The group was so diverse but had a great dynamic. I can’t recommend this tour enough! It is incredible to think of the amount we managed to see and do in the time we had, and yet it didn’t feel rushed. I loved that it was a small group, which meant we could easily interact with locals as well as really get to know one another. Jessi was amazing and everything was so chilled and easy. She took all the admin out of the trip meaning we could save our energy for all the adventures. Helen was super helpful in the lead-up to the trip, answering all questions so quickly and giving excellent briefing packs. I honestly couldn’t imagine a better trip!”



A great balance of fun, adventure, and awe-inspiring experiences.

“I loved the variety of the places we visited, and the interaction/immersion with the country and its people.For the short time we had, we did get to do a lot. The places we saw, activities we did, people we met… I almost felt ‘at home’ in some places, which I think is a rare thing when travelling in faraway countries and in no small part, this was owing to the guidance of our leader and connections to the people there. A fantastic trip. We all had trouble picking our favourite part of it — the experiences and activities were each quite different and special in their own right. A great balance of fun, adventure and awe-inspiring experiences.”


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