Itinerary for the 5 days Uganda and Rwanda gorilla trekking safari
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
To begin with, you will meet our safari guide after breakfast at your hotel in Kampala. Thereafter, you will travel west to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
You will have a journey break at the Equator and take some photos. Then, you will continue to Mbarara town for en route lunch prior to heading through the grasslands of Ankole. Afterwards, proceed through Ishasha sector which is known for the tree climbing lions.
Lastly, you will have dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort, Silverback lodge or Buhoma community Rest Camp. If you are to trek gorillas in southern Bwindi, we shall have lunch in Kabale. Then, we will proceed while enjoying the beauty of the wonderful long horned cattle before going on to the highlands of Kigezi (the ‘Switzerland of Africa). You will arrive in Bwindi in the evening; freshen up as you wait for dinner and over night at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla mist Camp or Gift of nature.
Day 2: The Memorable Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
Breakfast, report for briefing at the park headquarters. Join fellow trekkers through Bwindi forest to search for Gorillas. In case you are lucky you can get to see the gorillas after few hours, spend 1 hour with them, and be back at the lodge in time for relaxation as you wait for meals and overnight at your Lodge. However, packed lunch, water and tracking gears should be prepared in advance.
Day 3: Cross to Rwanda –Volcanoes National Park
Take breakfast and depart for Rwanda. You will cross the border via Cyanika to Rwanda. Located in the far northwest of Rwanda is the Parc des Volcans, the home to the steep slopes of this wonderful mountain range – home of the rare mountain gorilla – and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which cuddles evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Le Bambou gorilla Lodge or Kinigi Guest House.
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Pac des Volcanoes and return to Uganda
Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend one hour watching gorillas and take photos, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display. In the afternoon transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for sightseeing, you will view lots of bird species here. Dinner and overnight at e Arcadia Cottages/Bunyonyi Over land camp or Amagara café and Restaurants.
Day 5: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe
Take early breakfast and drive back to Entebbe for your scheduled flight back home
Tour costs include the following
- Gorilla tracking permits
- Park fees (non-residents)
- All activities that are shown in the itinerary
- Professional driver/ tour guide
- All transfers (airport pick up and drops)
- All Taxes
- All transportation
- Meals (as specified in a day by day section)
- Drinking water all days
Tour costs Excludes
- International flights
- Additional accommodation before and after the trip
- Government imposed increased of taxes and park fees
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visas etc)
- Optional activities (not detailed in the above itinerary)