5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Tour overview

The tour includes both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Volcanoes National Park, you will get a chance to trek these mountain gorillas twice on this safari which give you the best adventure ever!

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Our tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer, you will start your transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Have a journey break at the Equator and take some photos. Then continue to Mbarara town where you will stop for lunch prior to heading through the grasslands of Ankole. If you are trekking in the southern part of Bwindi where Nkuringo and Nshongi Families of gorillas are located, you will have a lunch stop in Kabale before you proceed to Kisoro. Along the road you will enjoy the beauty of the wonderful long horned cattle before going on to the highlands of Kigezi referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Africa! You will arrive in Bwindi in the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge/Engagi Lodge/ Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Day2 –Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest

After breakfast, transfer to the ranger station for briefing from ranger guides who will guide you through the impenetrable forest. Tracking the Gorillas through the thick forest is awe-Inspiring experience! In case you are lucky you can get to see the gorillas, spend 1 hour with them, and be back at the lodge in time for dinner. Remember to carry packed lunch, enough water as this activity is so tiring, it’s also important to wear good hiking boots of an ankle level and long trousers for protection against stinging nettles.

Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge/Engagi Lodge/ Buhoma Community Rest Camp

 

Day 3 –Transfer to Rwanda

This day takes you to Rwanda. You will cross the border via Kisoro orKabale then clear at the boarder – Rwanda is 1 hour behind Uganda. Located in the far northwest of Rwanda, the Parc des Volcans is home to the steep slopes of this wonderful mountain range – home of the rare mountain gorilla – and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which cuddles evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath.

Dinner and overnight at Gorilla nest House / La palme/ Kinigi Guest House

Day 4 – Gorilla trekking in Pac des Volcanoes and transfer to Kabale

The day that you have been waiting for. Transfer to the offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.

In the afternoon transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for sightseeing, you will view lots of bird species here.

Dinner and overnight at e Arcadia Cottages/Bunyonyi Over land camp (luxury) ,Amagara café and Restaurants (budget).

Day 5- Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe

Take early breakfast and drive back to Kampala. Lunch en route reaching in the early evening.

END OF SAFARI

 

Tour inclusions

  • Gorilla Permits in Uganda & Rwanda
  • Transport
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Accommodation
  • All the activities detailed in the Itinerary

Tour exclusions

  • Air Travel to and from Uganda,
  • Uganda Visa Costs, Laundry,
  • Tips,
  • Drinks,
  • Except those included in lodging meal price.
  • Optional Activities