5 DAYS UGANDA & RWANDA COMBINED GORILLA TREK
The 5 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour offers 2 gorilla treks in Uganda and Rwanda, that is, in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. The trip can start and end in Kampala or Kigali, or start in Kigali and end in Kampala. Below is the proposed day by day itinerary.
DAY 1: Kigali City Tour, Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Breakfast at your hotel in Kigali, pick up by your driver / tour guide, start with a visit to Kisozi Genocide museum, Local art and craft shops, lunch, then transfer to Uganda through Katuna boarder, arrive to your lodge for dinner and overnight. (Chameleon Hill Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Nshongi Gorilla Resort or Rushaga gorilla Camp)
DAY 2; Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park - Uganda
After breakfast, assemble at the park headuarters for a briefing about gorilla tracking with your packged lunch and bottled mineral water. Hiking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. A maximum of 1 hour is allowed with gorillas, take photos and videos, enjoy them feed, playing and young ones swinging on trees. Return to your Lodge for relaxation as we prepare for afternoon lots of entertainment from the Batwa people (Pygmies). Dinner and overnight as on Day 1.
Day 3: Cross the Boarder to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Breakfast and hit the road to Rwanda. It is a less than 3 hours journey thorough Chanika boarder, going through beautiful scenery, majestic rolling rills and deep valleys that characterize much of Kigezi region. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Hotel Muhabura or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge among others.
DAY 4: Second Gorilla Trek in Rwanda - Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast and head to the park headquarters with packed lunch & water for a briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the Gorillas then proceed to track them in their natural habitat. Time taken searching for these Gentle giants ranges between 2-7 hours depending on their movement in the forest. Return to your lodge for lunch and then visit the beautiful twin Lakes; Burera and Buhondo or take a community walk around Musanze town and local markets, interact with local people. Dinner and overnight at your previous Lodge
DAY 5: Optional Activities, Departure
After breakfast, proceed for a third gorilla trek, or golden monkey tracking or adventurous hike to Dian Fossey Tombs before transferring to Kigali where the safari ends.
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