5 Days Gorilla Tour Rwanda Uganda

The 5 days adventure in Uganda and Rwanda involves traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Southwestern Uganda to Volcanoes National Park in Northwestern Rwanda for mountain gorilla trekking. Your five days combined safari starts in Kampala and ends in Kigali. Uganda and Rwanda are among the three famous destinations in the world where the rare mountain gorillas are inhabited.


Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali International Airport


Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Following breakfast in the morning, you will be picked by our qualified driver guide from your respective hotel ready to set off for your 5 days safari in Uganda and Rwanda. You will drive to west of Uganda along the Masaka-Mbarara route where you will have a stop at the Equator for photo taking and lunch at Agip motel. After, you will continue to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and along the way, you will catch a glimpse of the spectacular banana plantations, farms with Ankole long horned cattle as well as lush vegetation views. You will check in your lodge in the evening for a rest, dinner and overnight stay in Ruhija Lodge, Clouds Gorilla Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Kitandara Camp and Buhoma Rest Camp.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Breakfast early in the morning and after you will set off for morning briefing from the park official on how you are supposed to behave while tracking these critically endangered apes in their natural habitat. After, you will allocated one gorilla group to track in a group of eight members where you will have only one hour of face to face magical encounter with the apes. The trek can take you one to eight hours depending on the location of the gorilla family that will be assigned to you, nature of the terrain and your speed to hike through the thick vegetation. After your lifetime experience, you will return to the lodge where you spent your previous night for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay. For this adventure you need waterproof hiking boots, snacks, rain jackets, bottled water, sun screen, walking stick, insect repellent and many more gears while in tropical rain forest.

Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi National Park to Rwanda Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast early in the morning and thereafter, you will set off to the local community around the park to experience the Bakiga culture and traditional practices, learn more how they make their local brew, engage in Batwa trail and visit the craft shops of the local residents. After, you return and have some rest and lunch and later head to Rwanda Volcanoes National Park where you will arrive in the evening. Check in the lodge of your choice where you will have dinner and retire for the night at Virunga Lodge, Gorilla Nest and Kinigi Guest House.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Following breakfast in the morning, you will embark on your lifetime adventure in Volcanoes National Park. You will be transferred from your respective lodge to Kinigi for the morning briefing on rules and regulations for gorilla trekking before you are set off to go and look out for these fascinating creatures in the forest. Like any gorilla destination you are encouraged to pack hiking boots that are light weight, rain jacket, gardening gloves, insect repellent, bottled water, snacks and many more items.

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali International Airport for departure
You will have breakfast early in the morning and after visit the Gisozi genocide memorial site to explore more about the 1994 Rwanda genocide. After, you will set off to Kigali International Airport for your scheduled flight back home.

END OF TOUR

• Transport by safari vehicle
• Airport transfers
• En route lunch
• Accommodation for 4 days and meals
• Two gorilla permits
• Community visit
• City tour at Gisozi genocide site
• Stopover at the Equator
Safari exclusions
• Personal expenses such as airfare, visa, laundry, tips, telephone, porter fee while tracking, insurance, shopping expenditure, alcoholic drinks and many more