6 Days Uganda & Rwanda gorilla tracking safari

The 6 days Uganda & Rwanda gorilla tracking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the volcanoes national park, lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), which are covered in rainforest and bamboo. The park was the base for the zoologist Dian Fossey. Activities to encounter include the gorilla tracking, Rwanda gorilla tracking, Rwanda gorilla trekking, gorilla trekking, gorilla safari, gorilla safaris!

Day1: Kampala-Bwindi Gorilla Park

After breakfast, from your hotel depart from Kampala, drive towards Western Uganda. Have brief stop at the Uganda Equator for a photographic exercise and admiration of handicraft. During the drive, you will see the green panoramic nature, the long-horned Ankole cattle, the gently sloping hills and the terraced scenery of the region, and fine-looking hills that characterize Kabale District. Have lunch break on the way at Lake View Regency Hotel in Mbarara town. Arrive at the park in the evening. Check in at Mahogany springs/Lake Kitandara Luxury Tents, Gorilla Resort, Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Community Bandas for overnight and dinner. Meal plan: H/B

Day2: Uganda Gorilla Tracking

After an early morning breakfast and a thorough briefing by the park guide, start your gorilla tracking expedition in the green forests of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking can be strenuous and tough because of the challenging topography of Bwindi forest. You will have to carry a packed lunch and drinking water, and wear comfortable boots or strong shoes or jungle shoes appropriate for steep muddy slopes and also carry a light rain jacket as Bwindi forest weather is unreliable. Walking sticks will be obtainable from the park rangers. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B

Day3: Bwindi-Volcanoes National Park

Take an early breakfast at your accommodation prior to the driving to Rwanda via the Katuna border with lunch en-route. Upon your arrival rest at your lodge as you wait for your next day gorilla tracking in the mist. Check in at Gorilla nest lodge/Lebombou lodge/Kinigi guest house. Meal plan: F/B

Day4: Rwanda 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 as above. Meal plan: F/B

Day5: 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. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B

Day6: 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 hotel, End of service

The package includes:

Ground transportation

Accommodation and meals as per itinerary

2 gorilla permits

Golden monkey tracking

Visit Dian Fossey

Community walk

Professional guide allowances

Package excludes:

The air fares, Visa, porter fees while trekking the gorillas, laundry, expensive drinks, and other activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
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