The 7 days tour begins and ends in Kigali with two gorilla permits for Volcanoes National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda, which gives you a chance to encounter some of the 900 mountain gorillas that are left in the world. It gives you a chance to trek twice and hence absolute experience with 2 distinct gorilla groups of which each comes with rare encounters for you enjoy while in the stunning tropical rain forest.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 5: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
Day 7: Return to Kigali
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
You will be picked by driver guide from the airport ready to set off to Volcanoes National Park. The park lies between 2400 and 4507 meters and mainly dominated by volcanoes and hence its name. It is a famous destination where Dian Fossey the popular zoologist conducted her 18 year research. You will check in your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge-Up-market, Kinigi Guest House for budget and Le Bambou Gorillas Lodge-midrange
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Breakfast in the morning and after, set off to the park headquarters for briefing on the general behavior while in the jungle with these endangered apes. Out of the ten habituated gorilla groups in Volcanoes National Park, you will be assigned only one group to track. Besides mountain gorillas, there are also bird species, primates and other mammal species for you sight. Gorilla trekking is a breathtaking adventure and regarded as the most sought after experience in the world. After your lifetime experience, you will return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at the previous place.
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda
Get up in the morning for breakfast and after set off to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park provides spectacular tropical rain forest landscape and exceptionally thick but rewards visitors with lifetime experiences. It offers refuge to about 400 mountain gorillas which represent about half of the world population. Up on arrival, you have dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge for Luxury; Silverback Lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp for moderate; Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp for budget.
Day 4 Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Breakfast early in the morning and after set off for morning briefing at the park headquarters ready to go to look out for some of the a group of these spectacular primates in the wild. Besides, there are about 120 mammal species as well as 350 bird species, 200 trees, 51 reptiles, 310 butterflies and many more. Like any mountain gorilla destination, you will be assigned to one habituated gorilla group to track in a group of eight visitors where you will spend about 1 to 8 hours hiking depending on your speed, location of gorilla group and altitude of the area. After your breathtaking adventure, you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge for Luxury; Silverback Lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp for moderate; Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp for budget.
5 Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Breakfast in the morning and after proceed to Kibale National Park, the capital of primates in East Africa. Upon arrival, you catch a glimpse of the surrounding areas and after check in the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Primate Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge for luxury; Chimpanzee Forest Guest house, Kibale Forest Camp for midrange and budget.
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
Following breakfast in the morning you will join the rest of visitors at Kanyanchu visitor for early morning briefing from the park official on how you are supposed to behave in the forest. You will be put in groups of six people to track chimpanzees. You will also catch a glimpse of several primates that make up the 13 primates in the park as well as other forest bird species. After your exciting primate adventure, you will return to the lodge where you spent your night the previous day.
Day 7: Transfer back to Kigali
Breakfast in the morning in your respective lodge and after you set off for Kigali for your scheduled flight back home and this will mark the end of your seven day safari.
END OF TOUR
• Gorilla permit
• Transport (Tour vehicle, driver guide, fuel)
• Full board accommodation for 6 nights and meals
• Bottle of water
• Chimpanzee trekking permit for Kibale Forest National Park
• Canopy walk
• Visa fees
• Phone bills, personal laundry and other personal expenses
• Alcoholic drinks
• Personal insurance