6 Days Rwanda – Uganda Gorilla Safari

On this trip, you will experience the beauty of Rwanda – the “land of a thousand Hills” and Uganda – “The pearl of Africa”.  Enjoy the backdrops and Landscape of the two countries as you drive along to experience mountain gorillas in both countries. You will then decide the better experience between the two.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali international airport

Welcome to Rwanda the land of “a thousand hills.” Our guide/ representative staff will be at the airport to pick you and transfer you to your hotel. Depending on time of arrival, you will have a short city tour to sights like the Kigali genocide memorial and the Kandt museum.

Drive time – 20 minutes
Kigali Serena / Kigali Marriott

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes national park
Your driver guide will pick you up in the morning to start the journey to the Volcanoes national park which is home to the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. You will have opportunities stopovers to take pictures of landscapes, markets and other interests.

Drive time –  2 hours 30 minutes  Or Helicopter (Augusta) – 35 minutes
B, L & D
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge / Virunga Lodge

Day 3: Rwanda Gorilla trekking

Meet the mountain gorillas in the jungles of the Virunga ranges. The trek to the gorillas starts with a briefing at the park headquarters in Kinigi where you are assigned a ranger and gorilla family to trek. After briefing, your ranger guide leads you to the starting point of the trek. You might need to drive to the starting point of the trek depending on location of gorilla group you are trekking. The trek can last from a few minutes to several hours depending on where the gorillas nested the previous night.

B, L & D
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge / Virunga Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National Park

Our driver guide will transfer you to your lodge in Uganda. Enjoy the winding roads and magnificent views of the different Volcanoes that are shared between Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. You will spend the afternoon at leisure at your lodge in preparation for your trekking tomorrow.

Drive time – 4 hours
B, L & D
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp / Bwindi Lodge / Buhoma Lodge/ Clouds Mt Gorilla / Gorilla Heights

Day 5: Uganda Gorilla Trekking Experience

After breakfast, the driver guide will transfer you to the briefing point where you will receive instructions on how to conduct yourself while in the forest and in presence of the gorillas. The trek takes anything from a few minutes to hours in search of the gorillas depending on where they nested the previous night.

B, L & D
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp / Bwindi Lodge / Buhoma Lodge/ Clouds Mt Gorilla / Gorilla Heights

Day 6: Depart via Kigali international airport

We hope you had a fantastic time trekking mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda. Your driver guide will transfer you to Kigali for your departure flight home.

Drive time – 4 hours
B & L

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