This five days gorilla tracking tour starts and ends in Kigali.
ITINERARY FOR 5 DAY UGANDA AND RWANDA SAFARI.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
You 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 Gorillas view Hotel(Luxury)/La Palme Hotel(Deluxe)/Kinigi guest House(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. Later ascend in the forest to track the gorillas, an activity that will take you 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the apes in their natural wild. After meeting and staying in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of one hour, descend back to your hotel for relaxation. In the evening, you may go for nature walk or visit the Banyarwanda community. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking / Dian Fossey Hike
In the morning, you will gather at the park headquarters for briefing, and later 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 Gorilla Safari Lodge (Luxury/Deluxe)/Wagtail eco camp (Budget).
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 animals. Meet and stay with the animals for a maximum of one hour, then descend to the park headquarters and then to your Lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, you may go for community walk in the nearby Batwa community, where you will be entertained and told the tales of their unique culture. Dinner and overnight at your hotel (Day 3)
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali, with stop over on the way to admire the beautiful topography, and shopping. Have city tour in Kigali where you will visit the local market, museum, genocide memorial center. Dinner and over night at your chosen hotel or transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
End of Tour