5 days Gorilla Trekking safari

Tour overview

This safari also takes place in Uganda and Rwanda and it offers a chance to do double trekking in both bwindi and volcanoes national park. Tracking these gentle giants is so exciting and can be found in these tropical forests of Uganda and Rwanda.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Kampala – bwindi national park

Day 2:  Bwindi national park gorilla safari

Day 3: Bwindi national park – tour volcanoes national park gorilla.

Day 4: Gorilla trek parc volcanoes

Day 5: Rwanda / Uganda

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – bwindi national park

This morning also starts with a cup of coffee at your lodge before departing by road to the south western direction of Uganda for your gorilla trek in Bwindi. You will also have a stopover in Mbarara for your lunch afterwards proceed to the forest arriving late in the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort/ Lake Kitandara lodge/Buhoma community bandas

Day 2:  Bwindi national park gorilla safari

You will wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast as you prepare to start your journey to greater experience.by 8:00, you will report to the headquarters for a briefing by the rangers as well as registration. The guides will then lead you to track the gorillas through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth and the thick creepers. And when the gorillas are sighted, the visitors will be guided to within 6 meters of them and you will have a chance to sit around these great apes for a whole hour looking into their big eyes. These big giants are also powerful and can sometimes weigh over 250 kilograms. The visitors also require a reasonable degree of fitness as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes, since the trek can take from half an hour to 6 hours depending on the movement of these lovely primates. You will have your packed lunch after the trek. After trekking you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Bwindi national park – tour volcanoes national park gorilla.

Have breakfast in the morning and after, cross to the border for Rwanda to avoid inconveniences visitor planning to visit Rwanda are also advised to work on their visas before the safari. You will then drive direct to the stunning parc National des volcanoes check in at the lodge for dinner and the overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge or Kinigi Guest. House.

Day 4: Gorilla trek parc volcanoes

Have breakfast and after go tracking in the park. Tracking the mountain gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas is a magical experience. This walk might also be strenuous but can be an encounter of a family of the gorillas which is rewarding. You will also be given one hour to spend with them and then be back at the base in time for a late lunch! Some of the families are more elusive and tracking them can be hard and can take a full day,

Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge or Kinigi Guest. House.

Day 5:Rwanda / Uganda

You will have a cup and then say good bye to Rwanda the land of a thousand hills. You will then reach to Uganda in the evening and drive to Entebbe Airport in catch your flight. In case your departure flight is in Kigali, you will also enjoy a city tour in Kigali and you will visit many attractions including the memorial center, local schools and the colorful markets, later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight.

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Tour inclusions

  • photography and touring,
  • Gorilla trekking permits(Uganda & Rwanda)
  • full board accommodation,
  • Full time English speaking professional driver/guide,
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary,
  • Bottled water while on safari,
  • Transport

 Tour Exclusions

  • Kigali &Kampala hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

 

 

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