30 Days Self Drive East Africa – Uganda Rwanda, Tanzania & Kenya Safari.

The Self drive Uganda team has the expertise to design any adventure around East Africa be it tailor made or group travel to explore the magical lake Victoria and wildlife watching like the unique 30 Days Self drive Safari.
Our Experienced Safari designers have grown up in East Africa and are passionate about the region. Self-Drive Safari around East Africa on family vacation is something unique that can be done by family, group and friends to explore the magical east Africa with one visa in landcruiser with rooftop tent.  Dont miss to enjoy the adventure around the 5 member states that make up the East African Region which are safe for self-drive Experience! Plan your rental in East Africa with leading local operator known as Self Drive Uganda Limited.

This 30 days Self Drive safari highlights in East Africa combines a visit to all the 4 East African Community countries that rewards you with a visit to renowned East Africa destinations starting with Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.

30 Days Self Drive East Africa entails the visit to the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park , Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest national Park , Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda , drive around lake Kivu in Rwanda for the scenic view of Democratic Republic of Congo in your reliable 4×4 Landcruiser Jeep.

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Day 1: Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda and Kampala City Tour

Upon arrival at entebbe international Airport , you will be welcomed by the team of Self Drive Uganda where by one is to orient you about the car operation and traffic rules and the handler is to orient you about the various safari activities booked with us during your East Africa Self-drive holiday .

Your Kampala City Tour will begin shortly after your breakfast and you will start off with a visit to Kasubi Tombs a great World Cultural Heritage site in Uganda for the Buganda Kingdom. Proceed to Namugongo Martyrs Shrine where the 22 martyrs were killed between 1885 and 1887 by Kabaka (King) Mwanga of Buganda in Uganda; 13 of the martyrs were burnt to death at Namugongo.

Proceed to visit the Uganda museum on your Kampala City Day Tour. Have a Lunch break at any Good restaurant in Kampala preferably your choice.

Accommodation at Nyumbani Hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

You will start on your journey to explore Uganda with the visit to the Murchison falls national Park, passing through Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the Rhino tracking, and later proceed to  Murchison Falls National Park entering the park through Kichambanyobo gate.

Accommodation at Red Chili Camp

Day 3: Morning game drives & Cruise on River

We begin the day with an early morning game drive on the Buligi, Albert or Queens tracks north of the river Nile. Here we have the chance to observe those animals closely associated with the African Savannah like lion, leopard, giraffe, antelope, elephant, and warthog.

After lunch we have a cruise on the Nile River. The cruise takes to the bottom of the thundering falls where you will see huge crocodiles, hippo, buffalo, elephant and a variety of water birds like herons, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, kingfishers, skimmers, fish eagle and the rare shoebill.

Camping at the Delta is recommended as the best option since it’s the last day in Murchison fall, sleep close to River Nile under the watch of the Uganda wildlife authority Ranger guide.

Accommodation at Red Chili Camp

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

You will enjoy your breakfast and start on the drive to see that you exit the park and start on connecting to Kibale Forest national Park. The scenic journey to Kibale national park takes approximately 6 hours to connect to Fort portal and later connect to Kibale forest national Park the home for the primates.

Accommodation/camping at Kluges Guest House

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Day 5: Kibale Chimpanzee Tracking – Transfer to Rwenzori National Park

You will wake up early morning and head to the park headquarter for briefing about the chimpanzee tracking rules and registration of your passport and chimpanzee permits Kibale National Forest has one of the highest diversity and concentration of primates in Africa, and is one of the best places not only in Uganda, but in the world, to see chimpanzees. Drive to Fort Portal for lunch and after proceed to where Kibale Park is connected to Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

Accommodation at Ruboni Community Camp

Day 6:  1 day Rwenzori trek

You will wake up early morning and head to the park headquarter for briefing about the you trekking activity. Your rangers and tour guide will company you to the mountains along with your parked lunch.

Accommodation at Ruboni Community Camp

Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will wake up early at your preferred time for breakfast and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park.

This afternoon we can visit the salt Lake Katwe for a local community experience about how the salt is locally mined from the lake.

Camping/accommodation at Mweya Peninsular Campsite managed by UWA

Day 8: Morning game drive & Boat cruise Queen

 This morning we embark on a game drive in open Savannah covered by acacia trees on the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley. We will search for the typical tree climbing Lions (among other things), a population which is found only in this part of the country. It is impressive to see the animals while they are resting on top of the fig trees.

This afternoon we cruise up the Kazinga Channel, a narrow band of water connecting lakes Edward and George. This is one of the most memorable experiences of a visit to Uganda, offering an opportunity to cruise amid members of Africa’s largest hippo population. In addition to these giant semi-aquatic mammals, the launch affords unique opportunities to view other mammals and birds as they come to the water’s edge to drink and bathe. Birding is excellent, and we expect to see species ranging in size from the tiny, brilliant Malachite Kingfisher to the giant Goliath Heron.

Camping/accommodation at Mweya Peninsular Campsite managed by UWA

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After Morning breakfast, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha sector for the search for the tree climbing lions and later enjoy lunch at Enjojo Camp, proceed to drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with in Ruhija Sector.

Camping at Ruhija Community Camp site

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Day 10: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi

Simple Facts about Bwindi, a World Heritage Park, is home to just over half of the world’s last surviving mountain gorilla population of 1,000 individuals. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is invigorating, and the beauty of the forest and its inhabitants is fascinating.

You will have early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing by the ranger guide and later head into the forest trekking until you encounter the mountain gorillas. This could take 2-4 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. On finding them, you will be allowed to spend one hour with these gentle giants and later return and transfer back to the lodge where you will unwind, have dinner and stay overnight as above.

Camping at Ruhija Community Camp site

Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi Boat Cruise and Transfer to Rwanda

After an early breakfast and transfer to Rwanda via Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale where you will embark on a boat cruise visiting the different islands while enjoying the magnificent scenery and a lot of bird-life. Have Lunch and after continue to Rwanda through Cyanika Border. After immigration procedures, proceed to Volcanoes National Park for the best experience of Rwanda’s epic centre for Gorilla Trekking within the entire east African region.

Accommodation at Muhabura Lodge

Day 12: Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, you prepare to start journey to Rwanda. Volcanoes national park is located within the virunga massif that houses the mountain gorillas and the golden monkey alongside various mountaineering trips and winding roads in the land of a thousand hills.

After you lunch, you can visit the gorilla guardian’s village for a cultural experience from the former poachers of volcanoes national pack.

Accommodation at Muhabura Lodge

Day 13: Transfer from Volcanoes national park to Nyanza

Today we drive to Nyanza where you will visit the Nyanza Kings Palace, Murambi Genocide Memorial and other destinations along that route.

Accommodation at Quiet Haven Hotel Nyanza

Day 14: Transfer from Nyanza to Lake Kivu

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Lake Kivu Kibuye were you will have a boat cruise.

Accommodation at Macheo Eco lodge

Day 15: Transfer Lake Kivu to Kigali

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Kigali. On arrival, you will check into your hotel and relax from the 13 days drive.

Accommodation at Peponi Living Spaces

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Day 16: Transfer from Kigali to Biharamulo

After breakfast, you drive to Biharamulo where you will be spending this night of your trip as you transfer to Tanzania for the wildlife Experience.

While here, you can spend time in the Biharamulo Forest Reserve.

Accommodation at Starlight Hotel

Day 17: Transfer from Biharamulo to Mwanza

After breakfast, you drive to Mwanza where you will be spending this night of your trip before the visit to the famous Serengeti for a more interesting and diverse wildlife Experience.

Accommodation at Charming Bungalow

Day 18: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

This morning we enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a beautiful rolling landscape with periodic views over the Ngorongoro Crater. Before descending onto the Serengeti Plain, we’ll stop at a viewpoint overlooking the crater. The name “Serengeti” derives from a Maasai word meaning “Land-without-end.” This is a land of superlatives, both in the vast landscape that surrounds you and the incredible biodiversity it supports. It is here that you have a chance to witness one of the most compelling natural dramas on earth the annual migration, a sight unparalleled anywhere in the natural world. Our afternoon game drive provides an excellent introduction to this fantastic landscape and the biodiversity it supports.

Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite

Day 19: Serengeti National Park

Today we have a full day of game viewing on the Serengeti. We will visit the “kopjes,” a series of low, incongruous hills dotting the open landscape that often provide a vantage point for hungry predators contemplating the endless stream of hoofed animals parading past them. Depending on the season and the timing of the rains, up to 1.5 million wildebeest and a half a million zebra embark on a single-minded and perilous quest for water and grazing land.

Even outside of “migration” time, large herds are still seen as they bear their young and feed, gaining strength for their annual return to the parks northern reaches. Resident species that do not migrate make for rewarding animal viewing in any season. It may be possible to take an optional hot-air balloon safari   over the plains at daybreak; today is the best day to participate in this activity.

Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite

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Day 20: Serengeti – Olduvai Gorge – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Traveling back to Ngorongoro today we make a stop at Olduvai Gorge, site of the Leakey excavations in the 1960s and 70s that established this region as the prehistoric habitat of some of the earliest species of hominids with some finds dating back 1.8 million years.

Called the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ and stretching across some 8300 sq km, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts a blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeology that is unsurpassed in Africa. The volcanoes, grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests are home to an abundance of animals and to the Maasai.

Overnight at Simba Campsite A

Day 21: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Today we enjoy a half-day tour in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After an early breakfast we descend into the crater far below for a game drive in this incredible setting. We explore the Ngorongoro Crater, 20 km (13 miles) wide and 700 m (2,300 feet) high where we may see the “Big Five” as well as many herbivores like wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and hippopotamus, as well as thousands of flamingos on Lake Magadi.

Overnight at Simba Campsite A

Day 22: Transfer to Lake Manyara

After breakfast, transfer to Lake Manyara is the smallest of the northern parks in Tanzania (330 sq km, of which two thirds is the actual lake) hosting a wide variety of vegetation, ranging from savannah to ground water forest to riparian habitats. The park is host to thousands of pelicans, ibis and flamingo that can be heard from afar. Other common visitors to this beautiful lake are hippos and the majestic African fish eagle, which can be seen swooping down from its perch to snatch a fish from the still waters of the lake.

After lunch at our lodge we will have an afternoon game drive in the park, located at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and comprising of forest, woodland, grasslands, and swamps. Wildlife interest at Lake Manyara is not confined to bird life only; animals such as buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo and a great variety of smaller animals also inhabit the park.

Spend the night at Summit Lodge

Day 23: Transfer from Arusha to Kondoa Rock Art

On this day, you will transfer to the Kondoa Rock art where you will spend the rest of the day.

In the late afternoon, you will transfer back to Arusha where you will spend the night before transferring to Amboseli national park the following day.

Spend the night at Summit Lodge

Day 24: Transfer to Amboseli National Park

This park is situated on the African plain at the foot of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, the continent’s tallest mountain at 5894 m (19,300 feet). Here the cone-shaped mountain seems to hover majestically over the shimmering African plains.


Wildlife WatchingThe Amboseli National Park is also famous for its large herds of elephants. Here they cover themselves in red dust, giving them an even more imposing appearance. On this afternoon’s game drive we hope to view animals grazing on the open plain with Mt Kilimanjaro providing the classic backdrop (weather-permitting).

Overnight at Amboseli Community Camp Site

Day 25: Full day Amboseli NP

You will have early morning breakfast then head to the park for a full day of navigating and touring the park’s landscape, Amboseli national park is famed for the magnificent backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro and huge population of elephants with impressive tusks. On the game drive you will enjoy sights of animals like lions, buffaloes, zebras, elephants, Wildebeests, elands, antelopes and many bird species. At lunch you will drive back to your lodge for lunch or have picnic lunch at any picnic spot in the park, in the afternoon you will go for another game drive visiting other parts of the park you have not visited. In the evening you will return to your lodge, have dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight at Amboseli Community Camp Site

Day 26: Transfer to Nairobi

You will spend this day in the city of Nairobi Relaxing from the long driving hours.

Accommodation at Red Buffalo House Hotel

Day 27: Transfer to Masai Mara NP

Have breakfast and check out and depart Hell’s gate for a journey to Maasai Mara which is a drive via Narok town one of the best cultural town in Kenya arriving at the reserve in lunch time. Upon your arrival, you will check into your lodge, have lunch and go for an afternoon game drive. On the game drive through the plains of the reserve you will enjoy views of many animals such as lions, cheetah, elephant, buffaloes and many more. In the evening you will head back to your lodge, have dinner and an overnight stay.

Overnight at Rover Public Campsite

Day 28: Full day exploring Masai Mara NP

Well, after morning breakfast at your lodge, you will head to Masai Mara national reserve for a full day of game drive, while in Maasai plains you will go on a game drive on routes running through the savannah plains of the reserve for sights of animals such as lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, buffaloes, antelopes, wildebeests, zebras and many more. At lunch you will have picnic lunch set at any of picnic sites in the reserve while enjoying the beautiful nature. In the afternoon you will go for another game drive visiting the other parts of the reserve you did not visit in the morning game drive. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight at your lodge as above.

Overnight at Rover Public Campsite


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Day 29: Transfer to Lake Nakuru

After breakfast proceed northwards to arrive in Lake Nakuru National park in time for lunch. After proceed to an afternoon game drives in the park.

Overnight at Enjoro Campsite

Day 30: Full day game viewing in Lake Nakuru

You will have full day game viewing at Lake Nakuru National Park, where you will have a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering for a sizeable number of the endangered rhinoceros and the Rothschild giraffe. Waterbucks as well as the predators such as the lion and leopard are common at the park. Flamingoes are also plenty at the lake. Also to be seen is a myriad different variety of birdlife in and around the lake.

Overnight at Enjoro Campsite

Day 31: Transfer to Busia Border

After your breakfast, you will transfers the the Busia boarder on the Ugandan side where you will be spending this night of your trip.

Overnight at Mamikki Hotel Apartments

Day 32: Transfer to Jinja

On this day, you will transfer to Jinja for the adventurous part of this trip. While in Jinja, you can engage in activities like zip lining, white water rafting, boat cruises, and tubing on the Nile.

Accommodation at Explores River Camp

Day 33: Transfer to Kampala

This will be the last day of your East African safari. You will transfer to Entebbe where you will rest from all the driving and activities of the long trip.

Accommodation at Via Via Guest House

Day 34: Transfer to the airport

You will spend the day relaxing at your hotel and then you will transfer to the airport at 3am for the departure flight back home.

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