RWANDA UGANDA GORILLA TREK-3 GORILLA TREKS – 6 DAYS

This is no doubt the best Africa safari experience you will have with Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trek-3 gorilla treks. Getting to See gorillas 3 times in both Rwanda’s Volcanoes park and Uganda’s Bwindi Forest. See both worlds of the Gorilla trekking what for many people are the most emotive wildlife encounters of all – high-altitude trekking in search of endangered mountain gorilla.

Trek gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda

RWANDA UGANDA GORILLA TREK-3 GORILLA TREKS SAFARI SUMMARY:

  • Day 1: Arrival, transfer by road to Volcanoes Park for gorilla trekking
  • Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
  • Day 3: Transfer by road to Uganda – Bwindi Forest
  • Day 4: First Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
  • Day 5: Second chance to see gorillas in Bwindi Forest (a different family)
  • Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali, connect with international flight out of Kigali.

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PRICE PER PERSON SHARING IN USD (MODERATE ACCOMMODATION):
1 PERSON = 3357
2 PEOPLE = 2015
3 PEOPLE = 1681
4 PEOPLE = 1514
5 PEOPLE = 1414
Single room supplement= US$340(Does not apply to one person price)

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Highlights

  • Close encounters with the mountain gorillas
  • trek gorillas 3 times
  • Gorilla trek Rwanda
  • Trek 2 times in Uganda
  • Gorilla Thrill

When to Go

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Day 1

On arrival at the airport you will transfer to Kigali where you will be briefed about your safari. Following lunch, leave for PNV at around 2pm. This drive to the north will take you through the stunning terraced hillsides which characterize most of Rwanda’s terrain, gradually ascending to the foothills of the amazing Virunga volcanoes, and in fact you may be able to see 5 volcano peaks. Overnight Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Dinner included)

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Day 2

Set out gorilla trekking in the Parc National des Volcans (based on the availability of the trekking permit at the time of making your booking). Track the mountain gorillas through the light forested mountain slopes of the stunning Virungas is a thrilling experience. When you eventually meet the gorillas, you will allowed an hour with them, seeing them feed, play and look for their young ones. From here you will return for a late lunch at your lodge. Important to note is that some gorilla families are hard to find the gorilla trekking may last the entire day especially during the rainy months as the paths are quite muddy. Overnight Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Full board)

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DAY 3

After breakfast you will head to Uganda. After immigration procedures, you eventually cross over into Uganda transfer to the Bwindi Impenetrable National park. Overnight Engagi Lodge or similar(Full board)

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DAY 4: FIRST GORILLA TREK UGANDA

The Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi National Park is certainly aptly named. On its steep slopes and in the deep valleys, the largest of the primates – the gorilla has managed to escape extinction. Report at the park office at 7.30am for the gorilla tracking. Carry a picnic lunch and enough drinking water. It can rain at short notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. When you arrive at the park headquarters you will meet the gorilla tracking park ranger guides, together with other gorilla tracking enthusiasts who will joining your tracking group you will be given a briefing on the gorilla tracking do’s and don’ts before you are led on the steep, trail-less slopes to search for the mountain gorillas. In addition to the mountain gorillas, you may spot many birds, red-tailed and ground-dwelling L’Hoest’s monkeys. Although park rangers try to keep tabs on the whereabouts of the mountain gorillas, they are free ranging wild creatures and can be difficult to locate. Sometimes finding the mountain gorillas can be easy, as they may have remained close to the area where they had been feeding the previous day. Sometimes the gorillas require constant tracking, which can be arduous. Some of the difficulties to be encountered can include steep, muddy slopes, stinging nettles, safari ants, and rain. The reward is an extraordinary opportunity to observe the gorillas at close range. The gorillas are not tame, but they have been scientifically habituated to accept the presence of quiet and non-threatening observers. The park rangers will brief you on appropriate behavior. You can expect to stay with the animals for about an hour after first encountering them. If your group size is less than eight members, the park rangers will add other trekkers to your group. You have no way of knowing who these trekkers will be or what physical condition they may be in and our group will need to trek together. Should your gorilla tracking end early, village walks in Bwindi can be arranged (optional). Overnight Engagi Lodge or similar(Full board)

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DAY 5

Early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters with picnic lunch for your second day of gorilla trekking. Just like yesterday you will again be briefed by the gorilla trekking park guides on your second gorilla trekking experience You will trek a different group of gorillas since Gorilla trekking is limited to 8 people per group you will be joined by other trekkers. After the gorilla trekking experience return to your accommodation to view your pictures and share your experience with family back home. Most of the lodges in Bwindi Forest have free wifi. Overnight Engagi Lodge or similar(Full board)

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DAY 6

After breakfast you will drive back to Kigali Rwanda to catch your international flight back home. Meals included: Breakfast

Included

  • Pick up and drop off Kigali
  • Private transportation in 4 WD safari vehicle with opening roof hatches,
  • Fuel Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide,
  • Park entrance fees during the trek
  • All excursions mentioned
  • Meals and accommodation as stated in the itinerary

Excluded

  • Flights to and from Uganda,
  • Uganda entry visas
  • Medical or travel insurance
  • Drinks (other than mineral water in the vehicle),
  • Gorilla permits (Rwanda = US$1500 each, Uganda US$700 each)
  • Laundry, Souvenirs and items of a personal nature like telephone calls
  • Any activity, meals or accommodation NOT mentioned in the itinerary
  • Porters and other luggage service
  • Tips and gratuities to porters, waiters, guides and safari guide