5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari – Gorilla Tour

This 5 days gorilla tracking tour starts and ends in Kigali.


  • Day 1: Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National park

    Day 2: First Gorilla Tracking

    Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking / Dian Fossey hike

    Day 4: Second gorilla tracking

    Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali. Kigali city tour optional

    5 days Rwanda Uganda safari

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  • ITINERARY FOR 5 DAY UGANDA AND RWANDA SAFARI.

    Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National park
    5 day rwanda gorilla tourYou will be picked from your hotel in Kigali or the airport on arrival by our Driver/guide and drive northwards to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, a home to 360 Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bambou Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)

    Day 2: First Gorilla Tracking
    In the morning at 7:30am, you will assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing in the morning together with your trekking gear and drinking water and packed lunch. Your driver guide will transfer you to point at which the gorilla trail into the forest begins. It may take between 1 to 6 hours to encounter the gorillas. You will be free to take photographs and remain in their presence for a maximum of an hour. Return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. Dedicate your evening to nature walk or visiting the Ib’iwachu Cultural Village for Rwanda’s cultural heritage and practices. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bambou Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)

    Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking / Dian Fossey hike
    In the morning, you will gather at the park headquarters for briefing. You may either go for golden monkey tracking or hike up to Karisoke research centre, established by Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who dedicated all her life conserving the lives of mountain gorillas until she was killed and is buried there next to Digit, a mountain gorilla. You will learn more about the lives of the mountain gorillas at the research centre. On return, you will cross over to Uganda and drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park, home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Bakiga Lodge (mid-range)/Gorilla Safari Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Gorilla Mist Camp (luxury) Safari Lodge (Luxury).

    Day 4: Second gorilla tracking
    In the morning, assemble at the park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Proceed for the memorable adventure in the forest, an activity that may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the wild. Meet and stay with the habituated mountain gorillas for at least an hour. As you exit the forest, your tour guide will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge for relaxation / lunch. In the evening, you may visit the nearby Batwa community. Dinner and overnight Bakiga Lodge (mid-range)/Gorilla Safari Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Gorilla Mist Camp (luxury) Safari Lodge (Luxury).

    Day 5: Transfer to Kigali
    After breakfast transfer back to Kigali. You may enjoy a city tour of Kigali (optional) including a visit to the local market, museum, Gisozi genocide memorial center, etc. Your safari guide will drop you at the airport for a scheduled flight back to your next destination.

    End of  the Tour.


  • Safari inclusions

    • Gorilla Permits

    • Park Ranger Fees

    • Relevant Government Taxes

    • Full Board Accommodation

    • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide

    • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle

    • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

     

    Exclusions:

    • Airfares

    • Visa Fees

    • Personal Insurance

    • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities

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  • Accomodations;

    Gorilla Trek Africa makes sure all our clients stay at the most relaxed during a safari with us,in clean and highly rated safari establishment in the different destinations Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and DR Congo.

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