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 the different landscapes.

Safari Highlights:

  • Gorilla tracking

Day 1: Arrival to Kigali

Welcome to Rwanda the land of “a thousand hills.” Our guide/ representative staff will be at the airport to pick you. 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 – 15 minutes
Kigali Serena

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. You will have opportunities to have different stopovers for pictures and stretching depending on your needs.

Drive time – 2 hours 30 minutes
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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge / Virunga Lodge

Day  3: Gorilla trekking

Meet the mountain gorillas in the dense 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

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. You will spend the afternoon at leisure in preparation for the trekking tomorrow.

Drive time – 4 hours
B, L & D
Clouds Mt Gorilla Lodge / 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 once you locate 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
Clouds Mt Gorilla Lodge / Gorilla Heights

Day 6: Depart via Kigali

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.