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6 Days
Rwanda & Uganda

Tour summary

This tour takes you to both Uganda and Rwanda to trek the gentile giants and golden monkey in the mist


Tour highlight

Trek the gorillas in two countries

Visit the local communities

Trek the golden monkey in Rwanda


Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali airport you will be transferred to Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. While here you will have a briefing about this Rwanda safari. After lunch, depart for Park National des Volcanos at around 2pm. The journey involves driving to the North where you will pass through eye-catching terraced hills which are the case with most of the country’s terrain, steadily as climb to the foothills of the astonishing Virunga volcanoes; there is a possibility of seeing the 5 volcano peaks.

Overnight at Kinigi guesthouse or, La palme, La bambo lodge,Volcanoes Virunga Lodge or the Gorilla View lodge (FB).


Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Set out for gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcanos (based on the availability of the trekking permit at the time of making your booking). Tracking the mountain gorillas through the light forested mountain slopes of the stunning Virunga is a thrilling experience. When you eventually meet the gorillas, you will be allowed to stay with them for an hour, 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 tracking may last the entire day especially during the rainy months as the paths are quite muddy.

Overnight at Kinigi guest house or, Volcanoes Virunga Lodge or the Gorilla View lodge (FB).


Day 3: Golden Monkey trekking experience

Today you will visit the beautiful golden monkeys (at an extra fee payable at the time of booking) or opt to drive directly to Gisenyi, or visit Ross Carr’s orphanage as well as Lake Kivu, or walk to Lake Bulera, or hike the Bisoke or Muhabura volcanoes, or alternatively visit one of the local schools and the local community projects.

Overnight at Kinigi Guesthouse or the Gorilla’s view lodge(FB)


Day 4: Trek Dian Fossey’s visit and transfer to Uganda

After breakfast you may choose to relax at the lodge, take a walk around or walk to Dian Fossey’s grave. In the afternoon after your lunch you will head to Uganda.

Overnight at the Gorilla Resort, or Buhoma community bandas, Nshongi Gorilla Resort, Trekker’s Tarvan, Gorilla Mist lodge, Silver Back lodge, Kitandara Safari Tents, Mahogany springs Lodge(FB)


Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Today you will track mountain gorilla again, but this time this will be in Bwindi and later in the day you will take a nature walk in case you still have some energy.


Day 6: Drive to Kampala

After breakfast you will drive to Kampala or go directly to Entebbe where you will arrive in the evening for your departure flight.

End of 6 days Rwanda and Uganda gorilla trekking safari!

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