5 Days Uganda gorilla trekking double will start and end in Kigali Rwanda but involve trekking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Volcanoes National Park as the second gorilla trekking experience and also involve border crossing between two countries that is Uganda and Rwanda.
Detailed itinerary for 5 days Uganda gorilla trekking double
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi.
You will be picked from the Kigali airport or hotel in Kigali by your guide and transferred to Bwindi via Gatuna boarder with a wonderful view of the countryside to your booked accommodation for dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (luxury lodge) or Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Mid-range lodge) or Bwindi Back Parker lodge (Budget) Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner.
Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rain forest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas – believed to number just 720. Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the life style of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink. Accommodation: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (luxury lodge) or Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Mid-range lodge) or Bwindi Back Parker lodge (Budget) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3: Bwindi – Musanze Volcanoes. Travel time +3 hrs
Today, you will have breakfast at your lodge before drive to Musanze – Volcanoes via Cyanika boarder, with a beautiful view of the rolling hills and several stopovers along way for photography. Musanze is region around Volcanoes national park were most of the lodgings are located as there is no lodges in the park areas. Volcanoes national park is very famous for the harboring the mountain gorillas and the shy golden monkeys that you will be tracking on the next day. You will later be served lunch and after lunch head for an optional visit Iby’ Iwacu cultural village for a community encounter where you can get the insight of Rwanda culture or you can decide to relax at your lodge at the pool side.. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge. Accommodation: Five Boutique Volcano Lodge (luxury lodge) or Le Bambou Gorilla lodge (Mid-range lodge) or Le Palma hotel (Budget) Meal Plan: Full board
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking at Volcanoes
Early morning cup of coffee, then prepare for the gorilla trekking briefing from the park headquarters and thereafter, you will enter the jungle with your packed lunch to search the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their life style in their real home. After meeting the gorillas, you can sit around these great apes for a whole hour watching their social life as you take pictures. On a gorilla safaris, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sun screen and hut.
The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole day depending on the movements of these primates. After this gorilla tracking experience you will return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, spend the day relaxing at your lodge. Diner and overnight at the lodge. Accommodation: Five Boutique Volcano Lodge Lodge (luxury lodge) or Le Bambou Gorilla lodge (Mid-range lodge) or Le Palma hotel (Budget) Meal Plan: Full board.
Day 5: Transfer Musanze to Kigali: Travel time +2hrs
After a relaxed morning buffer breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and transfer to Kigali with a beautiful view unwinding hills of the country side and check in to Kigali Serena hotel for lunch. After lunch, you will head for the city tour to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Ground, where over 25000 bodies of the victims of the genocide incident were laid to rest for a decent burial. After the genocide visit, you will return to the lodge for your dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel (luxury lodge) or Hilltop Hotel (Mid-range hotel) or Five to Five hotel (budget hotel) Meal Plan: Full board.
Day 6: Transfer to Kigali airport.
Today after your warm early morning buffer breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer to Kigali airport to catch up with your flight to your home country. End of service!
5 days Uganda gorilla trekking double includes.
- All airport transfers
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- 2 Gorilla permits, ($2100) per person to be paid in advance
- Driver guide allowances
- Visit to Kigali genocide memorial ground
- Community tours
- Services of English speaking driver/guide.
- 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari
5 days Uganda gorilla trekking double excludes.
expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.