6 DAYS UGANDA & RWANDA GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI (INS026)
6 DAYS UGANDA & RWANDA GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI
Tour Code: INS026
TOUR ITINERARY FOR THE GORILLA TREK
Day 1: Arrive Kigali
Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi ForestMet on arrival at airport and transfer to Kigali. Briefing on your safari. After lunch, depart for PNV at 2pm. The journey north goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that characterise 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
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: Gorilla Trekking
Either go gorilla tracking again in Parc National des Volcans (on payment of supplement at time of booking), or visit the golden monkeys or drive to Gisenyi, visit Ross Carr’s orphanage and Lake Kivu or climb the Visoke/Muhavura volcanoes, or trek to Dian Fossey’s grave, or visit the local school, community projects or walk to Lake Bulera. . O/N: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge or Gorilla Nest lodge or Kinigi guest house (FB).
Day 4: Trek Dian Fossey’s visit and transfer to Uganda
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 package:
• 5 nights’ accommodation with meal plan as stated
• Transport (4WD) and Fuel for the whole trip plus a full time English speaking safari guide
• Gorilla permits
• Water throughout the trip
• Lunch on 1st and last day of safari
Excluded from the package:
• Phone calls, bar bills, laundry bills and any other personal expense not included on the itinerary.
• Accommodation for the first night prior to the trip and the last night after the trip
- Fees for extra activities, meals not included in the itinerary as well as optional activities
All Gorilla trips must be booked three months in advance and can only be confirmed depending on availability of gorilla permitsGo back to gorilla safaris page