This 7 days Gorilla tracking Uganda & Rwanda safari will provide you with the amazing experience of visiting and having a face to face interaction with the great Apes; The Mountain Gorillas of Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It is most notable for about a quarter of the world’s remaining population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas and this will be the highlight of our safari. Surely the three times of Gorilla trekking on this safari will bring everlasting memories and will give you ample time for taking some of the best photographs.You will also get to trek the Golden monkeys, which are some of the nicest looking primates in this part of the World. Welcome to Rwanda – The country of a thousand hills!
Day 1 : Arrival at Kanombe International Airport in Kigali
Upon your arrival at Kanombe International Airport in Kigali, you will be met by a representative from Rangeland safaris who will welcome you, brief you through your safari program. If times allows, we can do a city tour and visit the genocide memorial sites and the traditional markets with in Kigali, craft shops and so on.
Day 2 : Transfer to Lake Kivu
Breakfast and then enjoy the beautiful services and scenery at your lodge. After lunch you will travel to Kibuye on the eastern shores of Lake Kivu where you can visit the Ndaba Falls or take a walk around Kibuye town. In the late afternoon, you can go for 1 to 2 hours hike or rent a boat and visit a few islands. This activity is at your own cost. You can later retire to your accommodation for the night in the luxury serena kivu Lodge located on the shores of Lake Kivu. There are other optional activities like swimming, visiting the communities, sport fishing to mention but a few.
Day 3 : Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Today, after breakfast you shall drive northeast to the town of Musanze close to the Virunga Volcano range. Here you will see the Rwanda’s Musanze caves which date back 65 million years and lay with in the volcanic region where lava flow layers long ago created the Albertine Rift Valley. The caves offer easy hiking 2 kilometers in distance and have brilliant views of cascading lights from the surface, unique rock formations, and a colony of bats. You will have lunch in this town at your own cost then be on your way to Volcanoes
Not far from Ruhengeri, on your way to Volcanoes you find the magnificent twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Closer to the gorilla’s home, Lakes Burera and Ruhondo are real gems you must not miss.The twin lakes area is very scenic, with steep and intensively farmed hills surrounding the pristine dark blue waters. They offer magnificent views over the whole of the Virunga Volcanoes. You will then arrive to you lodge for tonight is located near the entrance of the national park with an amazing view overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes.For budget Muhavura Lodge
Day 4 : Golden monkeys Trekking in Volcano National Park
After breakfast at our lodge, we will head to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing from the RDB park wardens. After the briefing, you will then head for Golden monkey trekking with in Volcanoes National Park with the rest of the trekkers. Just like Gorilla trekking, this activity may take some hours in this jungle forest and it depends on the movement of these primates on the previous and that particular day. After trekking, we will retire to our hotel, for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 : Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Have an early morning breakfast and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest. Bird life and primate life in this forest is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda, of which you might have a chance to encounter some as well as other primate species. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla safari lodge and Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Day 6 : Gorilla Tracking Bwindi forest National Park
After a great night in a natural environment, you wake up to a beautiful view of the Sunrise over the misty Bwindi Impenetrable national park, have breakfast and at about 7:45am, with our packed lunch, we move to the park offices for registration and briefing before you start the gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Gorilla trekking can be challenging in that sometimes you climb steep hills under muddy conditions and it’s unpredictable how long this will take because it always depends on the movement of these great Apes. There are many factors that determine the movement the mountain gorillas and food availability is one of them, but generally the activity can take between 2 to 8 hours. You go back to the lodge, relax around dinner and Overnight at Gorilla safari Lodge
Day 7 : Departure
After your morning breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and transfer back to Kanombe Airport Kigali for your flight back home
Included in 7 days Gorilla tracking Uganda & Rwanda safari package
- Vehicle, Safari Van
- Transport in 4X4 Vehicle/Landcruiser with pop roof
- English speaking Guide/ driver
- Chimpanzee tracking permi
- All meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Park Entrance fees
- Bottled water
Excluded in 7 days Gorilla tracking Uganda & Rwanda safari package
- Laundry services
- Visa (Uganda)
- Any other personal interests
- No accommodation on last night in Uganda (But can be arranged at extra cost)
- Tips and gratuities (Guides)