The 5 days Uganda and Rwanda gorilla trekking safari will enable visitors encounter mountain gorillas in both Bwindi and Volcanoes National park respectively, this has been prepared to enable tourists make comparison. The tour starts and ends in Uganda.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Meet our safari guide after breakfast at your hotel in Kampala and drive west to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Have a journey break at the Equator and take some photos. Then continue to Mbarara town for en route lunch prior to heading through the grasslands of Ankole. Proceed through Ishasha sector which is known for the tree climbing lions.
If you are to trek gorillas in southern Bwindi, we shall have lunch in Kabale, proceed while enjoying the beauty of the wonderful long horned cattle before going on to the highlands of Kigezi referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Africa! You will arrive in Bwindi in the evening; freshen up as you wait for dinner and over night.
Day 2: The Memorable Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
Breakfast, report for briefing at the park headquarters. Join fellow trekkers through Bwindi forest to search for Gorillas. In case you are lucky you can get to see the gorillas after few hours, spend 1 hour with them, and be back at the lodge in time for relaxation as you wait for meals and overnight at your Lodge. However, packed lunch, water and tracking gears should be prepared in advance.
Day 3: Cross to Rwanda –Volcanoes National Park
Take breakfast and depart for Rwanda. You will cross the border via Kyanika to Rwanda. Located in the far northwest of Rwanda is the Parc des Volcans, the home to the steep slopes of this wonderful mountain range – home of the rare mountain gorilla – and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which cuddles evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath.
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Pac des Volcanoes and return to Uganda
Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend one hour watching gorillas and take photos, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.
In the afternoon transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for sightseeing, you will view lots of bird species here.
Day 5: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe
Take early breakfast and drive back to Entebbe for your scheduled flight back home.