7 Day Mountain Gorilla Tracking Safari in Rwanda and Uganda Combined
The 7 day Uganda and Rwanda gorilla trekking safari is available at an unbelievable deal. Start with a Kampala city tour to the tombs and the Namugongo Martyrs among other attractions. Then an adventure tour to Bwindi national park. Then off to Rwanda – Parc National des volcano for another gorilla tracking tour. You will have two great opportunities of tracking mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda.
Day 1: Arrival in Kampala City Tour
You will meet your tour guide (our Company representative) who will pick you from the airport and transfer you to your proposed accommodation unit in Kampala. If your flight arrives in the morning, you will embark on the city tour in Kampala; where you will visit prominent places and some of Kampala’s historical sites with the help of our driver/guide. This can be done in places like; Kasubi Tombs, Wamala tombs, Bahai tempo, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Uganda Museum and craft shops around town. Dinner and overnight at your hotel of a good standing.
Day 2: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
From Kampala, you will drive towards the west, have a stop over at the equator for photographs, and then proceed to Bwindi arriving in the evening for relaxation, its 7-8 hours drive from Kampala. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp, Gorilla Mist Camp.
Day 3 Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
There is an early morning entry in to the forest. The rain forest offers spectacular, dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. Given the fact that gorilla tracking is unpredictable, it is difficult to foresee how many hours you will actually hike. The escapade of tracking the gorillas in the superb ecosystem of the park will be passionate for the adventurers.
It may take 2hrs up to 8 hours or more and you should be prepared to a walk long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. “The excitement of seeing the gorillas makes it all worthwhile!” Briefing will be given on how to behave and handle these gentle giants. Dinner and overnight at Luxury Gorilla Forest camp / Gorilla Mist Camp or basic at Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Day 4: Bwindi to Parc National des Volcano. (Uganda – Rwanda)
After breakfast fast, drive to Kisoro and cross the border to Ruhengeri in Rwanda, with lots of scenic viewing en route. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Pac De Volcanoes (Volcanoes National Park)
Early morning departure for the mountain gorilla tracking. After the briefing from the authorities of the park at Kinigi, set off for the trekking into the rain tropical forest searching for the habituated gorilla family. You remain close to the beautiful primates for over one hour, for observation and photography. Make sure you carry with you packed lunch and water. After a Lunch break, we depart for Lake Bunyonyi for dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Overland camp or Arcadia cottages.
Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi
In the morning, have a sumptuous breakfast at leisure and cherish some relaxing moments on the shores of this peaceful lake. Tourists will choose among the various tour activities. They can choose to go birding, cycling, and sun bathing, swimming or even canoeing. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia cottages/ Bunyonyi Overland camp
Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi – Kampala
After a hearty breakfast, head to Kampala having lunch en-route. It’s a 7-8 hours drive. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight or check-in Sheraton Hotel / Holiday Express hotel for dinner and overnight.
End of the Uganda-Rwanda Gorilla trekking Safari
The tour quotation Includes:
– Gorilla tracking permits
– Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
– Full board accommodation
– All park entrance fees to include government taxes
– Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
– All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
– Bottled water while on safari
– Airport transfers
The tour quotation excludes:
– Laundry services
– International flights
– Items of a personal nature
-Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary