Thrilling 7-Day Uganda Rwanda Burundi Overland Tour

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7 Days / 6 Nights
Availability : January -December
Min Age : 15

Why an Uganda Rwanda Burundi Overland Tour

It is an epic adventure through three East African gems, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, combining thrilling wildlife encounters with rich cultural experiences for an unforgettable journey of a lifetime.

Tour Details

Embark on the ultimate East African adventure with a combined Uganda Rwanda Burundi Tour, where wildlife wonders and cultural delights await at every turn. Uganda and Rwanda are mostly known for Gorilla trekking experiences while the Burundian adventure safari days will be spent on cultural delights.

Imagine trekking through lush forests to encounter majestic gorillas, and delving into the rich history and traditions of Rwanda and Burundi, all while guided by a local travel expert who tailors every activity to suit your preferences. Seven days Burundi Rwanda and Uganda Itinerary is the amount of time required to travel overland between these countries for a quick yet infectious memorable trip.

From thrilling gorilla trekking to immersive cultural experiences, this tour offers the perfect blend of adventure and discovery:

    • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.

    • Exploring Rwanda’s cultural heritage at the Ethnographic Museum.

    • Experiencing the mesmerizing drum performances at the Gishora Royal Drum Sanctuary in Burundi.

    • Marveling at the stunning Karera Waterfalls.

    • Discovering the source of the Nile and exploring the natural beauty of Lake Tanganyika.

    • All with the personalized guidance of a local travel expert, ensuring an unforgettable journey tailored to your desires.

Arrival | Departure

Kigali International Airport | Bujumbura International Airport

Departure Time

2 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Gorilla Permit
  • Accomodation & Meals
  • Tour guide services
  • Museum & park entrance Fees
  • Private transportation

Price Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Visa fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages


  • Mineral water
  • Airport transfers
What to Expect

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the Great Lakes region’s stunning landscapes and rich cultures with the Uganda Rwanda Burundi Overland tour.

Here’s what you can expect:

– Explore the beautiful hills and national parks of Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi.
– Immerse yourself in the shared history and vibrant cultures of these countries.
– Experience the awe-inspiring gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park, Uganda.
– Discover Rwanda’s fascinating history and culture through visits to the Ethnographic Museum.
– Witness the mesmerizing performances of Burundi drummers at the Gishora Royal Drum Sanctuary.
– Marvel at the breathtaking Karera waterfalls and the legendary Source of Nile.
– Explore the natural wonders of Rusizi National Park and the serene beauty of Lake Tanganyika.

Your journey begins at Kigali International Airport and concludes at Bujumbura International Airport, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable travel experience.

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Gorilla trekking tour experience
  • Rwanda cultural and historical visits
  • Bujumbura City tour
  • Gishora drum sanctuary show
  • Karera waterfalls

Day 1Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda

We will meet you at Kigali International, and you will be transferred to Mille Collines Hotel. Relax to prepare for the next safari day. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2Kigali City tour and transfer to Bwindi National Park

After breakfast, Kigali city tour: The city tour includes a visit to the Gisozi Genocide memorial, The Art Museum. In the afternoon, transfer to Bwindi National Park. Overnight at Bakiga Lodge.

Day 3Gorilla Trekking & Transfer to Kigali

In the morning after breakfast, we head to the Bwindi National Park Headquarters where we will be allocated groups of gorillas to be visited. The gorilla trekking will lead you through the Bwindi mountain forest, and this may take 1-4 hours. The maximum time to spend with the gorillas is one hour.

After the Gorilla trekking experience, we drive back to Kigali for an overnight at Mille Collines Hotel.

Day 4Rwanda Historical & Cultural visits

After breakfast, transfer to Nyanza King’s Palace, located 88 km south of Kigali City, this was the residence of King Mutara III Rudahigwa and the Royal Palace that was traditionally built. This Palace offers a detailed look into the Rwandan traditional seat of their monarchy, it is an impressive museum, restored to its 19th-century state and made entirely with traditional materials.  The visit will continue to the Butare Ethnographic Museum, formerly the National Museum of Rwanda. Overnight at Credo Hotel/ Mater Bon Consili Hotel

Day 5Transfer to Bujumbura, Burundi

After breakfast, you will be taken to Rwanda/Burundi border for entry formalities taking about 15-30 minutes. Afterward, you will drive to Bujumbura. Rest at the beach of Lake Tanganyika where your hotel is located. You may use complementary services (swimming pool) or choose to enjoy a walk on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel.

Day 6Visit Source, Karera Waterfalls, Gishora Drum Sanctuary

After breakfast at 7:00 a.m., transfer to Rutana to see the amazing Karera waterfalls and the source of the Nile in Rutovu. Visit Gitega national museum a collection of artifacts and antiquities from Burundi and Gishora drum sanctuary before transfer to Bujumbura. Overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel.

Day 7City Tour + Fly from Bujumbura

After breakfast, pick up at the hotel and go for a city tour in Bujumbura including

  • Visiting Rusizi National Park where a boat trip is possible to let you explore closer the hippos and birds in Rusizi River;
  •  Islam Culture Centre. The Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura that commemorates the meeting between explorers Livingstone & Stanley;
  • Unity monument • Belvedere Hill offering a nice of Lake Tanganyika and the city.

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