6 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Uganda Safari

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6 Days Gorilla Rwanda Uganda Safari takes 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 of Uganda and Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda, the two most popular safari parks for Mountain gorilla tracking in the whole world.

This trip starts in Kigali and ends in Kampala, however you can easily change to start from Uganda and end in Rwanda. During this trip, you get to experience gorilla trekking in the two different national parks. For example in Uganda, a gorilla family to be trekked is allocated while acquiring the gorilla permit while in Rwanda the gorilla family to be trekked is allocated on the very day of gorilla trekking.

 

Items to pack for this Gorilla Trek Safari

  • Hiking boots
  • A rain jacket
  • Gardening gloves
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Pair of Binoculars
  • Hat and Sun Glasses
  • Long sleeved shirt or blouse
  • Energy giving snacks and drinks

 

Some of Gorilla Tracking Guide lines

  • Do not eat or smoke when with the gorillas or within a distance of 200 meters from the gorillas.
  • Do not get closer than 7 meters (21 feet) to the gorillas.
  • Do not use flash photography as they may scare the gorillas.
  • Do not Make loud noise or move suddenly.
  • No one with any sort of disease or communicable disease (e.g Flu) is allowed in the park.
  • Always stay together in a tight group while with the gorillas, do not surround them.
  • No person under the age of 15 years is allowed to track gorillas

 

For the best experience to our customers, below services are guaranteed:

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

 

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Day 1: Departure from Kigali to Virunga Volcanoes

Our driver(s) will pick you up for your 6 days gorilla trekking safari trip from your hotel/ airport and we shall depart for Parc National des Volcanoes. The journey to the northern part of the country takes you through the beautiful terraced hillsides that show much of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the awesome Virunga volcanoes, sometimes with as many as five peaks visible. Overnight at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi guest House (FB).

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Day 2: Day for Gorilla Trekking in the Volcanoes

After an early morning breakfast you will be briefed by your tour guide and after start your gorilla trekking journey in Parc National des Volcans. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a wonderful experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and be back at the lodge 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. Overnight at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi Guest House.

 

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Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking

You will have an early morning breakfast and after, you will have a golden monkey track. These golden monkeys are the most endangered primates in the Volcanoes. After lunch, you will have an optional community walk. Dinner and Overnight at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi guest House.

 

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Day 4: Visit to Uganda

After breakfast, cross to Uganda via the Cyanika Border to Uganda. Enroute visit the Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. Continue to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park of Uganda, one of the three national parks in the Virunga Volcanoes that host the endangered the mountain gorillas. Relax at the lodge as you prepare for the next day gorilla trekking experience in the Mgahinga National Park. Dinner and overnight at Mount Gahinga Lodge (Luxury) / Bwindi Jungle Lodge (Midrange) / Kisoro Travelers Lodge (Budget).

 

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Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga

After a morning breakfast, drive to the Mgahinga Park headquarters. Get briefed about gorilla tracking in the park from the Uganda wildlife Authority officials. After the briefing, hike into the forested jungles and start your search for the endangered mountains in the Mgahinga National Park. After the gorilla trek, return later for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight at Mount Gahinga Lodge (Luxury) / Bwindi Jungle Lodge (Midrange) / Kisoro Travelers Lodge (Budget).

 

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Day 6: Batwa Experience & Depart to Kigali

After breakfast, go for the Batwa Experience within the park. The hike takes you to the Garama cave, the place where the Batwa used to live within the park. After the hike, embark on a return trip to Kigali in Rwanda. Either you will be transferred to your Hotel in Kigali or dropped off at the airport for your flight back home. End of the Safari

 

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