6 Day road trip to Kampala and Kigali

Tucked in the left arm of the gregorian rift the two states of Rwanda and Uganda provides travellers with a unique experience not attainable anywhere. you get to explore the heritage, history and beauty of the pearl of Africa and the pristine hilly landscape of Rwanda.


“The Brief…

Tucked in the left arm of the gregorian rift the two states of Rwanda and Uganda provide travelers with a unique experience not attainable anywhere. you get to explore the heritage, history, and beauty of the pearl of Africa and the pristine landscape of Rwanda.


Day 01: Nairobi/Eldoret- Kigali

Depart Nairobi/Eldoret for a long drive to Rwanda’s Capital Kigali arriving the following Day.

Day 02: Kigali City Tour

Check in to the hotel upon arrival freshen up, have breakfast then relax till afternoon where
you will start your city tour. We will start our tour by visiting the Kandt museum of national history established in the former residence of Dr. Richard Kandt, who was a colonial resident of Rwanda. The museum strives to show the evolution of life, description of Flora and Fauna of Rwandan Natural Parks (Nyungwe, Akagera, and Rwanda Volcanoes), the geological background of Rwanda with the aim to explain the interrelation between nature and history as the result of natural history. Thereafter, we proceed to the presidential museum where two former presidents of Rwanda resided. Get to learn about the political history of Rwanda. Our tour will end for the day by visiting Caplaki craft center, where you will be able to buy souvenirs. Thereafter, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 03: Kigali Gorilla Tracking ,

Very early in the morning you take breakfast and left to Musanze arriving there at around 7 am. Upon arrival, you are brief about the mountain Gorillas and volcanoes as well. After briefings proceed to the forest to track Gorillas, at around noon you should be able to have finished the tracking and be back to your Kigali hotel.

Day 04: Kigali Genocide Memorial-Kampala

The Kigali Genocide Memorial is the best known and most visited memorial site in Rwanda
because of its easy accessibility. Tourists arriving at the Kigali International Airport will find the
site an easy drive from the airport or from one of the many hotels located in and around Kigali. It
is situated in the Gasabo district about 3 km from the Kigali City Center. The Genocide Memorial contains oral testimonies collected from different Kigali city quarters, documents, publications, genocide victims remains, and weapons used during the genocide like machetes, clubs, swords, etc. Kigali Genocide Memorial also contains objects like rosaries, photographs, identity cards, shoes, clothes, and pipes abandoned by victims. After your visit to Memorial center have your lunch and get prepared to depart Kigali in the afternoon for Kampala, Arriving at around mid-night check inn to your hotel overnight.

Day 05: Kampala Tour: (Kasubi Tombs, Makerere University, Gadaffi Mosque, Uganda Museum & Kabakas Palace)

Early in the morning you will visit Kasubi after breakfast, the tombs are one of Uganda’s most popular tourists attraction sites and a source of income for the Buganda kingdom, once most powerful kingdom in East Africa. Thereafter, proceed to the Uganda national mosque formally known as Gaddafi National Mosque after Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya who build it as a gift to Uganda and for the benefits of the Muslim population, thereafter Break for lunch. after lunch, we proceed to the Uganda museum. The museum displays and exhibits ethnological natural historical and traditional life collections of Uganda’s cultural heritage. The museum was founded in 1908 after George Wilson. The day ends with a visit to the royal palace. A rich history lies behind Buganda’s palace that includes activities that have been instrumental in shaping the kingdom. The kabaka’s main royal palace is Bulange Mengo and more than the prehistorical architecture that greats your eyes at the pinnacle of Bulange hill. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

DAY 06: Sacred Heart, Rubaga Cathedral, Uganda Martyrs Shrine Namugongo, Nakasero Market

Early in the morning have breakfast then visit the Rubaga Cathedral. The Cathedral

was built by earliest missionaries and features carved windows were strewn with the colour-rich painting of catholic saints and Upholstery mosaics. Later visit Martyrs Shrine Mungo Namugongo Shrine made in the memory of the Uganda Martyrs, a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity in the historical kingdom of Buganda, who were executed between 31 January 1885 and 27 January 1887 on orders of Mwanga II, the Kabaka (King) of Buganda. This shrine gets thousands of pilgrims each year who visit it to honour and pray to God through the intercession of the twenty-two Uganda martyrs. Break for early Lunch then go for your own tour to town as you shop around the markets for 3-4 hours later in the evening board your bus back to Nairobi/Eldoret. Arriving Nairobi/Eldoret early in the morning the following day.


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