5 Days Uganda- Rwanda Gorilla Safari
Day 1: HEAD TO BWINDI FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Wake up early in the morning and our tour guide pick you up from your hotel in Kampala. Head westwards to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Have a journey break at the Equator and take some photos. Move on to Mbarara town where you will stop for lunch before heading through the grasslands of Ankole. If you are trekking in the southern sector of Bwindi then you may track the Nkuringo and Nshongi Families of gorillas are located, you will have a lunch break in Kabale before you proceed to Kisoro . As you drive passed the rolling hills on the winding road, you will get pleasure from the beauty of the wonderful long horned cattle , prior to moving on to the highlands of Kigezi referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Africa! You will get to Bwindi in the evening. Enjoy your dinner and over night. Dinner and overnight at
Super Rustic Luxury accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp/ Clouds lodge/ Bwindi safari Lodge / Gahinga
Mid range accommodation: Lake Kitandara camp/Gorilla Forest Camp
Budget accommodation: Buhoma Community bandas / Bwindi View bandas / Nkuringo campsite tents / Virunga Hotel /Nkuringo safari centre
Day 2; GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Rise up early in the morning for breakfast carry your tracking gears, packed food, drinking water and move to the ranger station for briefing from ranger guides who will guide you through the impenetrable forest. It’s also important to wear good hiking boots of an ankle level and long trousers for protection against stinging nettles Bwindi Impenetrable forest was gazetted in 1942 it turned into a national park in 1992 and recognized as a world heritage site in 1994. Locally the word ‘bwindi’ means” impenetrable”, this double warning ‘Bwindi Impenetrable is appropriate to great Bwindi because it is impenetrable. But the terrain is far from easy to negotiate; it is well worth the effort. A trek through Africa’s most ancient rainforests Tracking the Gorillas through the thick forest is awe-Inspiring experience! You are required to have a little patience because the time you take to meet the gorillas depends on where they slept the day before. The ground is quite slippery too. Dinner and overnight at your booked lodge.
Day3: CROSS TO RWANDA
Enjoy your early morning breakfast and drive to the boarder of Uganda and Rwanda. You will cross the boarder at Kisoro or Kabale then clear at the boarder. Remember to adjust your watches because Rwanda is 1 hour behind Uganda (GMT+2). Parc National des volcans is situated in the far northwest of Rwanda. It is recognized as the home wonderful mountain gorillas. The mountain slopes are decorated with mosaic of montane ecosystems, which cuddle evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath. Dinner and over night at
Budget accommodation: Muhabura Lodge / Kinigi guest house
Moderate accommodation; Gorilla nest lodge / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Up market accommodation in Virunga Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver back lodge.
Day 4 GORILLA TRACKING IN PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCAN
Wake up and take breakfast then 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 time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight at your selected lodge.
Day 5 RETURN HOME
After the colorful adventure, pack your belongings and depart for your homebound flight.