5 Days 4 Nights Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari

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5 Days 4 Nights Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari in the Uganda Safaris 5 Days 4 Nights offers a life time experience to see the rare Mountain Gorillas in the wild.

This safari offers 2 Gorilla Trekking opportunities, one in Parc Nationale des Volcanoes in Rwanda and other in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda.

Arrive in Uganda and head straight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you will be highly inspired by the sight of the giant mountain gorillas.

Home to nearly 400 species of plants, this “impenetrable forest” also protects the rare mountain gorillas.

Then cross to Rwanda for more tracking at the Volcanoes National Park (Parc Nationale des Volcans), most popular park in Rwanda well known for Gorilla Tracking.

Home to golden monkeys, spotted hyena, buffaloes, elephants and more. The Volcanoes National Park harbors over 170 bird species. The tour begins and ends in Kampala city or Entebbe International Airport.

2 gorilla permits (for Parc Nationale des Volcanoes and Bwindi in Uganda) are included in the safari price. The opportunity to see some of the last remaining 840 mountain gorillas in the world is a wonderful experience.

This 5 Days 4 Nights Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari offers you an opportunity to track gorillas two times and thus have a totally different experience with two different gorilla families each in a very unique habitat.

5 Days 4 Nights Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari Summary Itinerary

DAY 1: Kampala or Entebbe – Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest
DAY 2: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla Trekking
DAY 3: Bwindi – Drive to Rwanda Parc Nationale de volcanoes
DAY 4: Gorilla tracking in Parc Nationale de volcanoes Rwanda
DAY 5: Parc Nationale de volcanoes Rwanda – Drive to Kampala

5 Days 4 Nights Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Have an early breakfast and depart from Kampala and head Western Uganda. A brief stop at the Equator provides an opportunity of photographing.

Continue to the rolling hills and terraced landscapes of Kabale District. Have lunch in Mbarara town and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for the night.

Travel Time: About 9 to11 Hours

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Lodge, Buhomma Lodge, Silver back Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation: Mahogany Springs, Gorilla Forest camp, Clouds Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp, Wagtail safari camp, Lake Kitandara
Budget Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp, Nshongi Gorilla Resort or Bwindi View Bandas

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla Trekking

After an early morning breakfast and guide briefing, set off for your gorilla tracking in the forests of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking can be strenuous because of Bwindi’s challenging terrain.

You will need to carry packed lunch and drinking water, and wear comfortable boots or sturdy shoes, as well as carry a light rain jacket as Bwindi has unpredictable weather.

Walking sticks will be available from the park rangers. A friendly encounter with these gentle giants will be your most exciting experience!

For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these gentle giants.

After an encounter of a group of gorillas some with silver backs, one can say “a sight of Gorillas has made my life time tour”.

In the evening, you will have a cultural walk to interact with the local people. Participate in captivating traditional performances presented by Women’s groups or orphan children groups.

Note that the fees you pay for these performances go directly to improve the welfare of families around the park.

Travel Time: Unpredictable

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Lodge, Buhomma Lodge, Silver back Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation: Mahogany Springs, Gorilla Forest camp, Clouds Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp, Wagtail safari camp, Lake Kitandara
Budget Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp, Nshongi Gorilla Resort or Bwindi View Bandas

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Bwindi

– Drive to Rwanda Parc Nationale de volcanoes (Volcanoes National Park)
Take breakfast before making a scenic journey to Rwanda through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape.

Drive through the winding road and terraced landscape and reach Kisoro for lunch and then drive to Uganda/ Rwanda border and cross to Rwanda.

You will cross the border via Kisoro then clear customs and immigration at the border – Rwanda is 1 hour behind Uganda. Continue put to travel to Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) for an overnight.

Travel time from Bwindi Uganda to Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park is about: 4 to 5 hours.

Accommodation Option:

Budget Accommodation: Kinigi Guest House
Mid-range Accommodation: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Luxury Accommodation: High end Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ La Palme

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking in Parc Nationale de volcanoes (Volcanoes National Park) Rwanda

After an early breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters for briefing at 0800 Hours. You will need to carry packed breakfast and lunch as you will spend most of your time in the jungle.

The time you will spend tracking the gorillas is unpredictable and it may take as few as only 2 hours on a good day yet it may even take you 8 hours before you meet these great apes.

This period taken depends on their movement on the previous day. When you finally find the gorillas, you will have to spend an hour watching them play and eat foliage as you take photographs. It is truly a thrilling experience of a lifetime.

In case you finish the gorilla tracking early you can choose to relax and have a drink at one of the executive hotels near the park or you can drive to Gisenyi to visit Ross Carr’s orphanage and Lake Kivu.

You could also visit a local school, community project or walk to Lake Bulera or take a cultural tour so as to have an opportunity to interact with the friendly local people.

Accommodation Option:

Budget Accommodation: Kinigi Guest House
Mid-range Accommodation: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Luxury Accommodation: High end Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ La Palme

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Parc Nationale de volcanoes Rwanda – Drive to Kampala

We will depart for Kampala, with lunch en route, arriving in the evening. Transfer to the airport if applicable.

Travel Time: About 9 to 10 Hours

Meal Plan: {Breakfast & Lunch}

5 Days 4 Nights Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari Prices

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Notes

* Minimum gorilla tracking age is 15 years
* This 5 day safari could also start in and end in Kigali  Rwanda
* African Spice Safaris can provide you with the following services at an extra fee;
– Airport transfers Entebbe-Kampala, Kampala-Entebbe
– Booking accommodation for you (Night before the safari and after safari in case your flight is on the next day)

5 Days 4 Nights Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari Prices Include:

* Cultural Tour
* Park Ranger Fees
* 2 Gorilla Permits per person
* Relevant Government Taxes
* Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
* Services of our Professional English speaking Driver/ Guide
* Airport transfers, provided you are departing on the day your safari ends
* Full Board Accommodation (4 Nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary

5 Days 4 Nights Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari Prices Exclude:

* Airfares
* Visa Fees
* Expenses of personal nature such as; personal insurance, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities

Booking & Reservations for 5 Days 4 Nights Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari Contacts;

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
WhatsApp : + 254 721-242-711
Mobile :  + 254 780-242-711
Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com
Website: www.africanspicesafaris.com

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