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6 Days Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

6 Days Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari: 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 tracking; this park was the very first National Park to be created in Africa, it later became the base for the American naturalist Dian Fossey to carry out her research into the gorillas. This Park is best known for the mountain gorilla. Other mammals include: golden monkeys, black-fronted duiker, buffalo, spotted hyena and bushbuck. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is among the most visited National Parks in the country and is popularly known as home of mountain gorillas which are among the endangered species in the world today. Besides mountain gorillas, there is a great diversity of other wildlife including small wild animals and primates such as red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, L’Hoest’s, black & white colobus monkeys, baboons and much more.

 

Activities

  • Gorilla trekking in Valconoes
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

Tour Highlights

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 Uganda and D.R. Congo. You will thereafter head to your booked accommodation.

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 Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda. You will later have dinner and sleep.

Accommodation

  • Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge

Meal

  • Full board

Day 5: Gorilla trekking 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 6 after your breakfast, marking the end of the 6-days Uganda-Rwanda gorilla trekking safari. You will arrive in Kampala late in the evening.

END OF SAFARI

Included

  • All Park entry fees
  • Gorilla trekking fees
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation including fuel
  • All activities (included in the itinerary)
  • All accommodation (included in the itinerary)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip/Airport transfer
  • Drinking water

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Personal items
  • Meals
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

PERMITS

In Uganda Gorilla trekking is done throughout the year and a Gorilla permit goes for $700 per person while in Rwanda it goes for $1500 per person and all these are payable through the Uganda Wildlife Authority or through our Company.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SAFARI

  • Gorilla trekking permits.
  • Proof of Yellow fever vaccination.
  • Good physical, fit health and mental condition.
  • Uganda Visa which can be got on arrival at the Airport.
  • Travelers must be at least 15 years old on the day of the trekking.
  • Travel & Health insurance arranged from your home Country.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Water proof Jacket.

SAFARI TRANSPORT

Standard 4X4 Safari Vans/Land cruisers

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari van and Land cruisers with open roof tops customized for game viewing and photography. Each Safari van/Land cruiser comes with a professionally trained driver/guide with fuel for the whole safari. Each client is entitled to a window seat and can take up to 8-10 people. We also have very comfortable super customs which can carry up 6 people with their luggage also have small vehicles like Alphads, Harrier and much more that can carry 4-5 people.

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