I would like to ask you for your advice on my holidays in Rwanda and Uganda. So far, I’ve only fixed my flight (13.10.2018 arrival at KGL, 03.11.2018 departure from EBB) and made a list of places I would like to see. The primary reason for going to Rwanda and Uganda is nature (gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, lions etc.) but I am also interested in nature and would like to learn about the genocide. I will travel on my own and would like to use public transport as far as possible.
My preliminary itinerary is as follows:
13.10. Arrival at Kigali (evening)
14.10. Kigali: Genocide Memorial, Kimironko market
15.10. Travel to Butare: Ethnographic Museum, Murambi Genocide Memorial
16.10. Nyungwe National Park: Chimpanzee tracking
17.10. Nyungwe National Park: canopy walk or some other hike
18.10. Travel to Kibuye: Lake Kivu
19.10. Kibuye: Lake Kivu
20.10. Kibuye: hike on the Congo Nile trail
21.10. Travel to Musanze / Volcanoes National Park
22.10. Volcanoes National Park: Golden Monkey Trail
23.10. Volcanoes National Park: hike on Mount Visoke or Crater Lakes
24.10. Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
25.10. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Gorilla tracking
26.10. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: some other hike
27. 10. Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
28.10. Queen Elizabeth National Park: tree climbing lions
29.10. Queen Elizabeth National Park: Kazinga Channel
30.10. Queen Elizabeth National Park: game drive safari
31.10. Queen Elizabeth National Park: Kyambura Gorge
01.11. Spare day
02.11. Travel to Entebbe
03.11. Entebbe, flight to Brussels (late evening)
Is the foreseen itinerary realistic? Are there any other places that you would recommend visiting?
I’ve not included a visit in Akagera National Park because I thought that the Uganda part of my travel will already cover savannahs and safaris. Am I going to miss something by leaving out Eastern Rwanda?
Do you think it would be possible and worthwhile to also go to Rwenzori National Park for 2 days if I would shorten my stay at Queen Elizabeth National Park?
Where is the best place to stay to visit Nyungwe / Volcanoes / Bwindi / Queen Elizabeth National Park?
For which trips am I going to need a taxi and which can be done by public transport?
Any thoughts and suggestions would be highly appreciated!