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6 Days Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

A 6 Days Gorilla Safari taking you for gorilla trekking in both Uganda and Rwanda. This trip offers the maximum opportunity to track the endangered gorillas in both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Volcanoes National Park, the two most popular safari parks for gorilla tracking in Africa. Though this trip starts in Kigali and ends in Kampala, you can easily change to start from Uganda and end in Rwanda.

Trip Highlights
Day 1: Arrive Kigali
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
Day 3: Golden monkey Trekking
Day 4: Trek Dian Fossey’s visit and transfer to Uganda
Day 5: Gorilla trekking
Day 6: Drive to Kampala

TOUR ITINERARY FOR THE GORILLA TREK

Day 1: Arrive Kigali
On arrival at airport, our driver guide will welcome and transfer you to Kigali. Briefing on your safari. After lunch depart for PNV at 2pm. The journey north goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that characterize much of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the awesome Virunga volcanoes, sometimes with as many as five peaks visible. O/N: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge or Gorilla Nest lodge or Kinigi guest house (FB).

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
Bwindi forest national park
Go gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans (subject to permit availability at the time of booking). Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas is a magical experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and be back at the base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families however are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. O/N: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge or Gorilla Nest lodge or Kinigi guest house (FB).

Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking
You will have an early morning breakfast and then transfer to the national park headquarters for briefing before embarking for golden monkey trekking.You will then hike into the forest searching for golden monkeys. On reaching them, you will spend an hour observing their unique characters as you you take photographs. You will Enjoy time with them as they are playful and jumpy creatures rewarding you with unforgettable experience. Dinner and overnight at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge or Gorilla Nest lodge or Kinigi guest house.

Day 4: Trek Dian Fossey’s visit and transfer to Uganda
Gorila tours
In the morning either relax or walk near the Lodge, trek to Dian Fossey’s grave. After lunch transfer to Uganda [Clocks go forward one hour]. O/N: Gorilla Resort or Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Lodge or Buhoma community bandas (FB).

Day 5: Gorilla trekking
Go gorilla tracking again, this time in Bwindi and after noon nature walk if you still have the energy.

Day 6: Drive to Kampala
Morning coffee and depart for Kampala arriving in the evening for your flight AT Entebbe international Air port

Included in the Quotation for the Gorilla Tour are the following:

  • The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Full time safari guide and his related expenses
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Boat cruise
  • Game drives
  • But it excludes; Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beers,
  • Park entrance fee

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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