3 days Kigali, Gorillas in Volcanoes and Bwindi

Overview:

The 3 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla is one of the shortest gorilla safaris that you can have in Rwanda and Uganda. The 3 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla safari starts in Kigali and ends in Kigali. It exposes to the critically endangered mountain gorillas thriving in the Virunga massif where Volcanoes National Park is located and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda. The mountain gorillas have got thick fur, frightening eyes and huge berries that makes then impressive to look at. The mature males called Silverbacks have a silver patch on their backs that justifies their names. The drive along the Virunga massif offers magical views of the entire Virunga range with eight volcanoes. This combines to make the 3 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safari worth undertaking.

Safari Highlight:

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali & Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Do mountain gorilla trekking & cross to Uganda

Day 3: Do gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Kigali.

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Description:

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

On arrival at Kigali Airport, you will meet and greet our driver guide who will be with you for the rest of the days of your gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda and Uganda. You will have short briefing from the driver guide and then afterwards embark on drive transfer of 2 - 3hours from Kigali Airport to Volcanoes national park. The drive to Volcanoes national park is scenic with beautiful hilly landscapes bearing green tea plantations. On arrival at Ruhengeri where Volcanoes national park is located, you will drive direct to your lodge for check-in and overnight

Accommodation: Mount Gorilla View Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), La Palme Hotel (Mid-range/Standard) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Do Mountain gorilla trekking & cross to Uganda

Immediately after your early morning  breakfast like at 06:20  hours, you will transfer  to  the  Volcanoes  National  Park  Headquarters at Kinigi  for  Briefing at 8:00am by  park rangers about the rules and regulations to follow while trekking and spending time with the mountain gorillas. After the briefing, you will be  driven  to  the  trail  head  for  the  start  of  your  amazing  Gorilla  Tracking  adventure in the precious Volcanoes national park.  Porters  may  be  hired  for  the  trek  to  help you carry  your  backpack  and  gear. Your memorable Gorilla trekking  experience begins from the  cultivated  foothills  of  the  Virunga’s  offering  stirring  views  in  all  directions and the trails will lead you  to the  mysterious  intimacy  of  the  rainforest,  alive  with  the  unique colorful   bird species which offer free entertainment to trekkers moving in the forest,  during the trek you have chances of hearing the  chattering   golden   monkeys as well as enjoying the views of   elusive   buffalo   and  elephant roaming in the forest. Upon  sighting  the  gorillas,  you  will  stay  with  them  for  one   memorable magical  hour  as  they  go  about  their  daily  life of feeding,  playing,  resting,  raising  their  young.  Coming  face  to  face  encounter with  a  giant  silverback  will be truly your greatest  wildlife  experiences  on  earth. During this one hour you will be allowed to take a many photos as you can. Immediately the one hour is over, you will make U turn journey to the park head Quarters and embark on the drive to Uganda. The drive to Uganda will see you pass through the magical Virunga Mountains after crossing you will join the fascinating Kigezi highlands with remarkable sceneries. Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Valley Lodge (Mid-range/Standard) or Wagtail Eco-safari Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Do gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Kigali.

After your early morning breakfast, your driver guide will drive you to the Park head Quarters in Rushaga for briefing about the do’s and don’ts of gorilla trekking in Bwindi. You will meet other trekkers in the headquarters and you will be divided in groups of eight individuals who are allowed to visit one particular gorilla habituated group. After briefing ,UWA experienced ranger guide will lead you to the trail heads where gorilla trekking starts from and you will entre in the thick dark impenetrable forest to start searching for the mountain gorillas. It can take you like 2-8 hours to encounter mountain gorilla and once up close, you will be allowed to spend one magical hour with these stunning apes. During this time you can decide to sit down listen to gorilla crumble, study how these apes go about their daily activities and you can take as many photos as possible. When the one hour is done, you will walk back to the park headquarters and finally after the whole mountain gorilla encounter in Uganda’s Bwindi you will drive back to Kigali city crossing the Uganda Rwanda border arriving in Kigali in the evening to mark the end of safari.

End of safari