Gorilla Trek in Uganda and Rwanda

Rwanda gorilla tracking

Rwanda gorilla tracking

10 DAYS GORILLA TREK UGANDA/RWANDA

GORILLA WATCHING IN UGANDA AND RWANDA- ITINERARY IN BREIF

Day 1: Airport Transfer

Day 2: Kampala City Tour

Day 3: L. Mburo National Park

Day 4: To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Game Drive & the Launch Cruise along the Kazinga Channel

Day 6: To Bwindi National park

Day 7: Gorilla trekking

Day 8: To Rwanda

Day 9: Gorilla Tracking

Day 10: Back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Airport Transfer

You will be welcomed by our representative who will transfer you to Holiday Express Hotel/   Humurah Hotel/ Serena Hotel for your dinner and over night.

Day 2: Kampala City Tour

Go for a city tour around Kampala. Visit the historical and Cultural sites of Kampala like Kasubi Tombs, Namugongo shrine, Ssezibwa fall and then have lunch along the way to Jinja. At Jinja you will visit the source of the Nile; boat ride to the source s stunning, visit the Bujagali Falls.  Return to Kampala for dinner and at your Hotel

Day 3: L. Mburo National Park

Leave very early in the Morning after breakfast along Masaka Road. Take a stopover at the Equator. Then proceed to L. Mburo A game drive en route is rewarding  with herds of zebras, antelopes like Topis, Elands, the Uganda Kob ad many others.. You will arrive in the afternoon have lunch. Then after go for a boat ride along the L. Mburo. Dinner and over night at Mantana luxury tented camp/ Mihingo Lodge/ Rwonyo Camp

Day 4: To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Take breakfast then transfer to Queen Elizabeth You will pass through the scenic country side of Ankole .A game drive en route is rewarding with a variety of animals like Elephants, Buffaloes, mongoose among others. Have lunch and Visit the crater lakes region then after retire for dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge or Jacana safari lodge / Albertine camp

Day 5: Game Drive & the Launch Cruise along the Kazinga Channel

Wake up very early in the morning for an early morning game drive. This will be for the search of the early risers like Lions, leopards, hyenas and many other animals.  Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax as you wait for lunch time. In the afternoon, you will be taken to the pier at the Kazinga channel for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. This will expose you to various aquatic mammals like the Crocodiles and herds of Hippopotami. The shore of this channel is well known for its massive flocks of birds like the African jacana, the fish eagle, pelicans among others.  Crocodiles have become a common sight here and occasionally leopards.

Return to your lodge for d inner and over night.

Day 6: To Bwindi National park

You will be transferred to Bwindi National park through the Ishasha sector. A game drive through this southern sector of Queen Elizabeth is famous for tree climbing Lion encounters. You will have a picnic Lunch in the Wilderness and then after transfer to Bwindi national park. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort camp, Buhoma Homestead/ L. Kitandara Tented camp/ Buhoma community bandas.

Day 7: Gorilla trekking

Go gorilla tracking, walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. An inspiring moment! (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes) Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left! If you have the energy this afternoon, take a guided walk on the Munyaga River trail, which is an ideal short walk. This trail leads to three delightful crystal clear waterfalls, and there is a profusion of tree ferns, epiphytic ferns, orchids and Bwindi’s colorful array of butterflies. Here you may also see birds and primates from the forest edge. Overnight at your lodge

Day 8: To Rwanda

After breakfast,   you will transfer to either Kisoro or Kabale .Cross the border then you will be driven to Kinigi. On arrival, you will visit the genocide memorial. Then Visit the Dianne fossey graves before dinner and overnight at Mt Gorilla nest lodge/ Kinigi guest House / Muhavura lodge.

Day 9: Gorilla Tracking

After breakfast, go gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga’s is a magical experience. The walks might be strenuous but an encounter of a family of gorillas is rewarding! Spend an hour with them, and be back at the base 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.  Transfer to Kabale for your dinner and over night at Habuharo Island Camp/ Arcadia cottages/ Bushara Island Camp

Day 10: Back To Kampala

Take breakfast and then Visit the museums in Kabale from where you will be transferred to Kampala or Entebbe for your next flight back home.

Our rates include

  •  park entrance fees
  • Full board accommodation
  • 2 gorilla tracking permits
  • 2 boat rides
  • launch cruise
  • Game drives
  • Meals
  • drinking water
  • services of a full time English speaking driver guide
  • ground transfers and fuel
  • crossing boards

The price excludes tips, laundry, drinks and any other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Budget – Holiday Express Hotel / Rwonyo Bandas/ Simba safari lodge/ Buhoma Community Rest Camp / Kinigi Guest House

Midrange – Speke Hotel / Arcadia Cottages Mburo/ Ihamba Lodge/ Buhoma lodge / Mountain gorilla View Lodge

Luxury Kampala Sheraton Hotel / Mihingo Lodge/ Mweya safari lodge/ Gorilla Forest Camp / Volcanoes Lodge