4 Days Rwanda – Uganda Gorilla Trekking

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SAFARI OVERVIEW

Gorilla tracking is arguably one of the most rewarding wildlife encounters in Africa and the highlight of every tour. This tour takes you through 2 countries, with arrival in Rwanda and then transfer to Uganda in the southern part of the country for Gorilla trekking. This is the shortest route to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by road and has stunning views of the terraces and hills of Kigezi. After the tour, enjoy a city tour of the Capital city of Kigali before departure.

Safari Highlights: Gorilla Trekking

Tour Summary

Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda
Day 2: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 3: Gorilla trekking
Day 4: Transfer to Kigali, city tour and depart

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda and after all the formalities, you shall be welcomed by our safari guide, who will then drive you to your hotel in Kigali for an overnight.

After an early morning breakfast, you will have a brief city tour of Kigali and then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – home to the endangered mountain gorillas lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley.

Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain Gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. There are 23 of the 24 Albertine Rift endemic bird species including Blue-throated Broadbill, bar-tailed Trogon and other beautiful forest species.

After an early morning breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters and meet with excellent local ranger guides and trackers who will brief you about the etiquette of gorilla trekking. Thereafter head off to the forest for Gorilla trekking in the company of an experienced ranger who will tell you interesting facts about flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas.

Trekking the Mountain Gorilla is one of the most exciting wildlife experiences, although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery makes the trekking worthwhile. The trek will take between 2 and 6 hours, but is well worth the effort. As an alternative to gorilla trekking, you could choose to take a guided forest walk in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

A forest walk in Bwindi rewards the travelers with an exclusive feeling of a natural virgin forest, sweet melodies of birds singing up in the trees as well a close encounter with wild animals such as baboons, vervet monkeys, L’Hoest’s Guenon, duickers, giant forest hogs and bush pigs among others.

After breakfast, you will drive to Kigali, upon arrival in Kigali; you will have a city tour of the capital city of Kigali and also visit the Genocide museum. Thereafter transfer to Kigali Airport and depart

Included Services:

  • 3 Overnight stays and meals in lodges as per the program 
  • All Entrance fees and all relevant government tax.
  • A professional and experienced English speaking Guide. 
  • Transportation in 4*4 Vehicle with pop up roof & fuel on the entire tour
  • Mineral Water while on the Tour
  • In cases where warm lunches are not provided, you shall have packed lunch

Excluded services:                        

  • Tips, souvenirs, any soft drinks and any personal purchases
  • Optional activities as listed in the program
  • Flight to Uganda and back home
  • Visa Fees, $50 per person per entry into Uganda

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