This 5 Days gorilla adventure combines gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Volcanoes National park. Enjoy gorilla trekking, an adventure of a life time in both Uganda and Rwanda.

Safari Overview:

This is a 5 days (4 nights) Uganda – Rwanda Combined tour.

  • The trip starts at Kigali Airport, cross to Uganda and return to Rwanda.
  • Uganda and Rwanda combined safari

Detailed Itinerary:

5 Day Uganda Rwanda Combined Gorilla Safari – Day 1: Arrival, transfer to Bwindi national park

gorilla-trekking-in-bwindi-forestMeet at Kigali Airport on arrival or from your hotel in Kigali, drive North wards to Southern Bwindi Impenetrable forest (3-4hrs). The journey goes through wonderful scenic views of majestic rolling hills that characterize much of Rwanda, enter Uganda through Katuna boarder, proceed through rolling hills, deep valleys and winding roads of the Kigezi region, famously known as the Switzerland of Africa, check in Nkuringo Gorilla Camp / Nshongi gorilla resort / Wagtail Eco Camp, relax in the evening with breathtaking view of the forest. If interested and time permitting, we can take a community a walk around.

Day 2: First Gorilla Tracking Adventure

Have breakfast at the lodge and you will transfer to the park headquarters for briefing from the Park rangers about the dos and don’ts while with the Gorillas, before embarking on the memorable activity of tracking the amazing apes. Trekking gorillas will take you through thick vegetation and the ease of finding the Gorillas will depend on the movement of the animals with in their natural habitat. A maximum of one hour will be allowed with the Gorillas for photographing and observation. Later descend to your Lodge for late Lunch. Relax in the evening with entertainment from local community groups. Dinner and overnight as day 1.

Day 3: Second Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest, cross back to Rwanda

This is another day for second gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi National Park! It is always more rewarding to visit a different gorilla family from the previous day. Return to the lodge for lunch, refresh, then cross back to Rwanda, this time through Cyanika boarder to Volcanoes National Park (2hrs). Time permitting, we can enroute visit the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla view lodge, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge or Muhabura Hotel.

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking, Volcanoes National Park

Early breakfast and transfer to the Park headquarters for a briefing about golden monkey trekking on Volcanoes national park. Return early to the lodge by lunch time, transfer to Lake Kivu (1hr), relax on the beach in the evening, dinner and overnight stay Serena hotel or Paradise Marahide, both overlooking Lake Kivu Beach.

Day 5: Boat cruise, Visit Congo Boarder, Departure

After your breakfast, take a boat ride on Lake kivu to the hot springs, retire for early lunch, visit DR Congo boarder (Goma) before setting off for your return journey to Kigali airport (3hrs) where the tour ends.


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Safari lodge:

Safari lodges in Uganda includes;  Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp, Gift of nature lodge among others.

Lodges in Rwanda includes; Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Sabyinyo Silver back Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Le bambou Gorilla Lodge, Villa gorilla among others.