4 days Gorilla Tour in Bwindi and Virunga Volcanoes

Overview

The 4 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari starts in Uganda and ends in Uganda. The safari gives you an opportunity to encounter the mountain gorillas in the forested hilly landscapes of Bwindi dubbed the Impenetrable and then those that thrive in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park in the shadows of the Virunga rages. The 4 Days Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla safari gives you an extended stretch of Uganda’s country side landscapes including the traditional range lands of Ankole and the fascinating highlands of Kigezi not forgetting the lake of a thousand islands – Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 2: Do Mountain gorilla trekking & transfer to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Day 3: Do Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park & cross to Lake Bunyonyi for overnight

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala

Description

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Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will be picked up by our driver guide from your lodge/hotel and immediately embark on transfer drive from Kampala city to Bwindi National park one of the natural blessed national park with fascinating landscape and rare fauna and flora. You will have stopover at the Equator for photo shooting, astounding water experiment and visit to African craft shops. After wards you will get back on your vehicle and continue with the drive to Bwindi while having your lunch en-route. After arriving in Bwindi proceed to check in at your respective lodge for dinner and overnight depending on which gorilla group you are going to trek.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-range/Standard) or Broad bill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Do Mountain gorilla trekking & transfer to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

You will wake up very early in the morning; take an exuberant breakfast to give you the energy needed to hike the hills in the slippery trails of Bwindi forest when searching for the rare mountain gorillas. After breakfast you will proceed with your packed lunch to the park’s headquarters for early morning briefing at 8:00am about the code conduct when trekking the gorillas. Afterwards you will be led by ranger guide to trek the gorillas in the thick creepers and undergrowth afro monotone vegetation of Bwindi and this will take you between 2 - 8 hours depending on the movement of the mountain gorillas. Once up close to the group, a memorable, magical one hour is given to you to be with these gentle giants.  You can decide to sit in the forest among the Gorillas, listen to them grumble to each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male-the Silverback. The steeply forested landscape of Bwindi is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. It is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. When the one hour is done, you will make U turn back to where you started the trek from and embark on the journey to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park driving along the fascinating Kigezi Highlands and the Virunga Massif. Arrive in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

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

Day 3: Do Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park & cross to Lake Bunyonyi for overnight

After your early morning breakfast, 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 Lake Bunyonyi dubbed the lake a thousand islands arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Upmarket/Luxury), Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort (Midrange/Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget/Basic).

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala

After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer to Kampala with a stop at Igongo traditional Center for lunch. The journey is 437km about 7 – 8 hours’ drive. You will arrive in the late afternoon to mark the end of the safari.

End of safari