6 Days Gorilla Tour of Uganda and Rwanda

6-Days’ Gorilla Tour of Uganda and Rwanda

 

SUMMARY

This 6 Day Uganda-Rwanda tour takes you to both countries and allows trekking gorillas in either country or in one country. You will visit popular National Parks such as Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda for gorillas or golden monkey trekking and Bwindi Impenetrable National park in Uganda for gorillas.

OVERVIEW

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes forest

Day 3: Dian Fossey’s grave/golden monkey tracking

Day 4: Transfer to Uganda

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

Day 6: Return to Kampala

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport

As soon as you arrive at Kigali International Airport, you will be received by one of our drivers and guide who will then transport you to the city of Kigali for your lunch after which you will head to Ruhengeri Volcanoes.

The Volcanoes are part of the wide Virunga Mountain which has various peaks such as the Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo and Muhabura. It is home to the endangered mountain gorillas, along with the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national Park in in Uganda and D.R. Congo. You will thereafter dine and then retire to bed.

Accommodation: Gorilla’s Nest Hotel

Meal: Full board

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes forest

After an early morning breakfast, you will be driven to the national park headquarters for briefing. Thereafter, you will begin trekking gorillas into the Volcanoes forest where you will find them and be amazed by the sheer size of the Silverback, their communication skills as well as behavior. During the one hour you will spend with these gorillas, you will observe and learn a lot about them before returning to dine and then sleep.

Accommodation: Gorilla’s Nest Hotel

Meal: Full board

Day 3: Dian Fossey’s grave/golden monkey tracking

On day 3, you will tour the beautiful golden monkeys or opt to drive directly either to Gisenyi, visit Ross Carr’s orphanage, Lake Kivu, walk to Lake Bulera, hike the Bisoke or Muhabura volcanoes, walk to Dian Fossey’s grave, or alternatively visit one of the local schools and the local community projects. You will then return to the lodge.

Accommodation: Gorilla’s Nest Hotel

Meal: Full board

Day 4: Transfer to Uganda

After an early breakfast you will be driven to the city of Kigali and if time allows, briefly tour Kigali city before being driven off to Bwindi National Park in Uganda. You will later have dinner and sleep.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge

Meal: Full board

Day 5: gorilla tracking in Bwindi

Following an early morning breakfast, you will go gorilla-trekking and enjoy views of the huge silverback gorilla, besides various other wildlife species.

You will spend one hour with the gorillas, observing them go about their daily activities, and then have a guided nature walk in the afternoon along the River Mayanja trail or alternatively visit the local community. You will retire off for dinner and sleep.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge

Meal: Full board

Day 6: Return back to Kampala

You will be driven from Bwindi to Kampala on the morning of day 7 after your breakfast, marking the end of the 7-day Uganda-Rwanda gorilla tour. You will arrive in Kampala late in the evening.

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