DAY 1: UGANDA MUSEUM This day starts with a visit to Uganda Museum which was established in 1908 and is the oldest museum in East Africa. The museum displays Uganda’s cultural heritage; one can see ethnological and natural history exhibitions, a vivid reminder of the country’s colourful past. It also features a collection of traditional musical instruments, cars from way back during the colonial days among others which visitors are free to play.Duration: 2 hours DAY 2: VISIT TO KABAKA'S PALACE AND BULENGA IN MENGO This is the palace of the kabaka, the king of Buganda. Built in 1885, the Twekobe is a symbol of Buganda Kingdom’s past power and glory. History of the Baganda, and colonialism. Buganda is Uganda's largest tribe and the people from whom the country derives its name. The King’s palace is seated directly opposite Bulange Houses with a 2.3KM Kabaka Anjagala road connecting the two buildings. Bulange houses Buganda Kingdom’s administration and parliament. In the past, sessions used to be held under trees, before they moved to a grass-thatched building. Construction of Bulange began in 1955 when Ssekabaka Mutesa returned from exile in Scotland with a drawing of what he wanted it to look like; it was completed in 1958. It’s a good place to learn about the history and culture about Buganda. Note that ladies shouldn’t wear trousers when visiting. Duration: 2 hours DAY 3: KAMPALA CENTRAL MOSQUE. This takes us to one of biggest mosques in Uganda located at Kampala hill in the old kampala area of Uganda. This mosque is a 15000 seater constructed and completed in 2006. This was donated by the late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of libya. Duration: 1 hour DAY: 4 DRIVE TO KASUBI TOMBS This drive takes us to one of the historical site after a quick lunch. Its a visit to one of Uganda's few UNESCO heritage sites The Kasubi tombs is the burial site of four of Buganda’s past Kabakas (Kings). Make a stop here to learn all about the rich history of this great Kingdom. Duration: 1 hour DAY: 5 DRIVE TO THE BAHAI TEMPLE The Bahá’í Mother Temple of Africa, also known as the Mashriqu’l-Adhkar, is the only Bahá’í temple on the continent and one of only nine around the world. The temple on the hill is located about three kilometres (two miles) from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. we ,ake a trip to discover more. Duration: 1 hour DAY: 6 UGANDA MARTYRS CATHOLIC SHRINE NAMUGONGO Thousands of Catholic pilgrims from around the world have gathered in Uganda to celebrate Martyrs Day, where more than 20 Catholics converts were executed 124 years ago on the instructions of King Mwanga of Buganda. At least 20 Anglican converts were also executed by the king, who allegedly took offence to the conversion of his subjects. Duration: 2-3hrs
Kigali City is the capital city and business center of the Republic of Rwanda. It is located in the center Rwanda with a vibrant restaurant and nightlife. Kigali spans across numerous hills, ridges and valleys attesting to the fact that Rwanda is the land of a thousand hills. The Kigali Genocide Memorial Center documents the 1994 mass killings in Rwanda, associated with the country’s civil war. Detailed itinerary Day 1: Kampala – Kabale dirve. You will meet with Cyanden Tours’ representatives at Shell Nakasero at 6:00 am.You will depart Kampala at 6:30 am to Lake Bunyonyi-Kabale via Mbarara-Masaka High way. This will be an interesting 7-hour drive through three different types of vegetation. The first two hours will take you through typical tropical countryside with large swamps, Mpanga Forest, thereafter, you will drive through the flat savannah country side where you are likely to observe the famous long horned Ankole cows. We shall make a stopover at the Uganda Equator for Photography and then another stop at Lukaya for the famous Nyama Choma. You will have Lunch in Mbarara town at Buffalo Restaurant before continuing through the impressive hilly countryside of Kabale, popularly known as "the Switzerland of Africa" where we shall check-in with the hotel for an overnight/dinner. Accommodation: Herras Country Resort (Bed and Breakfast)Day 2: Kabale (Uganda) – Kigali (Rwanda) After your breakfast, we shall head to Kigali City with a stopover at Katuna-Gatuna Borders for documentation and clearance. We shall then proceed to Kigali City and visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. This portrays a very intense terrifying event in Rwandan history and for anyone visiting Rwanda, understanding this context is critical, because it is still recent, still touches everyone’s lives personally. You will proceed to the Nyamata Church another heart breaking Church about the genocide. You will then have a lunch break and then proceed to Ntarama Catholic Church where 5,000 people killed. See the Children’s Sunday School where kids were thrown or smashed against the wall (the blood stained wall preserved). End the emotional Kigali City tour with a visit to the Inema Art Galley, Kigali Arena and Kigali conventional Centre. This is a cute Local Art Gallery with all young local artists. Beautiful Art, Chili and wind down in a small cafe where you can sit and have a delicious Africa coffee. We shall head back to Kabale (Uganda) for overnight at Herras Country Resort (Bed and Breakfast) Day 3: Drive to Kampala After breakfast, you will then drive back to Kampala stopping in Mbarara town for Lunch at Buffalo Restaurant. You will then proceed to Kampala via the Equator where you will make a brief stop-over and stride the northern and southern hemisphere then proceed with your journey to Kampala arriving evening. End of service on the Kigali City tour Kigali City Tour will include: • Private safari fuelled vehicle • Services of English speaking driver/guide • Visit to the Genocide Memorial Kigali • Visit Nyamata Church • Visit the Ntarama Church • Visit Inema Art Gallery Lunch for the day in Kigali • Walk at Kigali Conventional Centre and Kigali Arena This Kigali City Tour Excludes: – Tips to local guides, Porterage, Personal insurance cover, Soft or alcoholic drinks, Items of a personal nature, any meals not indicated above, any tours not mentioned from the itinerary above.
Day 1: Transfer to fort portal, Amabere Caves, and community walk. After breakfast, get yourself ready to hit the road to Fort Portal. The first stopover will be made in Mubende town for a quick snack and buying refreshments. Proceed again to Fort Portal for lunch and then to the Amabere Ga’nyinamwiru Caves. With the help of a local guide, you will trail down the caves for spectacular views. While there, you will be able to sight caves with the stunning stalactites and stalagmites with the milky substances within and scenic water falls adjacent. The guide will take you through the history and tradition of this area. After, you will then go for hiking along the hills that are as a result of volcanic eruptions. You will trail round the hill up to the top. This offers a wonderful view. You will also sight swamps/ wetlands, the crater lakes which are a result of volcanic eruptions and these provide a breath taking view. After the hiking, you will go down the hill as you proceed to check in at your hotel in Fortportal town. After checking in, refresh yourself and then take a short nap. In the evening, head out for a community walk in Fort Portal town to mix freely with the hospitable Batooro people. You can stay in the town for the night life in the bars and the clubs. Then dinner and overnight at the hotel.Day 2: Transfer to Semuliki national park for game drive and hot springs. After the morning breakfast, you will hit the road to Semuliki national park for a game drive. While there, you will see animals like buffalos, warthogs, chimpanzees, monkeys and many bird species. After the game drive, you will check out the Sempaya hot springs. At the springs, you will witness water boing its self-using the natural forces. Then you will drive back to Fort Portal town in the evening. Then check-in at Mountains of the Moon hotel for diner and overnight. Day 3: Visit Toro Kingdom palace and transfer back to Kampala. After morning breakfast, visit the Toro kingdom palace and the other cultural sites around the town. The Toro Kingdom is a home for the world’s youngest king “Oyo”.While here, Students will learn about the history of Toro kingdom traditional dress code, language spoken, about the past kings and where they are buried among others. Then also the numerous artifacts that represent their culture. You will get to know more about Toro kingdom and people while at the palace. There will be a local guide to take you through the history of Toro kingdom in details. Then you will hit the road back to Kampala but expecting to eat lunch on the way either in Kyenjojo or Mubende town. Then you drive to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe. What is included in this safari: • All activities / services as per itinerary • A professional English speaking driver / guide • Site entrance fees • All ground transportation and fuel • Meals • Drinking water in the vehicle Exclusions of the safari: • Visas • International air fares