Day 1: Hit the Road to the Home of Mountain Gorillas (Bwindi National Park)
After breakfast, you will be picked by the driver / tour guide from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe and set off for the adventurous journey to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Enroute stop at the Equator for photographs and break tea, then lunch in Mbarara town before continuing the journey via green hills, and flatlands and settle in Kabale which is also known as the “Switzerland of Africa”! Later continue and have dinner and overnight at;
- Wagtail Eco Safari Camp (Budget)
- Gorilla Mist Lodge (Deluxe / Mid range)
- Mahogany Springs Lodge (Luxury)
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking Adventure, Batwa community walk (Pygmies)
Breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing from the Park rangers / warden about the dos and don’ts with the Gorillas, before embarking on the memorable activity of tracking the amazing apes. Gorilla Tracking will take you through thick forest and the ease of finding the Gorillas will depend on the movement of these Gentle giants within their natural environment. A maximum of one hour will be allowed with the Gorillas for observation and photographing. Later descend to the Lodge for late lunch. Time allowing, you may go for an evening cultural walk, where you will be entertained by the Batwa Community, and learn more about their Unique cultures and history. Dinner and overnight at Wagtail eco camp / Gorilla Mist Camp / Mahogany Springs Lodge.
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park – Rwanda
Breakfast at the lodge and start a picnic drive to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. We shall cross through Cyanika boarder in Kisoro. The journey goes through beautiful scenic views of the Kigezi region, famously known as the Switzerland of Africa. Enjoy adventurous views of winding roads, deep valleys and mountains in Kisor region, enroute visit to the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, arrive to Ruhengeri in Rwanda by late afternoon or early evening, dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury) / Hotel Gorillas (Deluxe) / Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Deluxe and Budget).
Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Tracking Adventure, Rwanda
An early morning breakfast is followed by transfer to Kinigi park headquarters (with packed water) for, guide allocation and briefing about gorilla trekking. This is followed by a drive to the trailheads where hiking and trekking up the hills to the bamboo zone begins. Hiking, trekking and tracking gorillas may take 2-7 hours, depending on their movements. Sight and stay with these gentle giant apes is 1hour. Descend to the hotel for late lunch. Time permitting, visit the panoramic twin volcanic lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury) / Hotel Gorillas (Deluxe) / Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Deluxe and Budget).
Day 5: Travel back to Kampala / Entebbe Airport OR proceed to kigali
After your breakfast, we shall start a 2 hrs drive to Kigali (Rwanda capital), do city to Gisozi genocide memorial museum, art and crafts shopping, visit local fruit markets after which we shall transfer to the airport for your scheduled departure flight.
Alternatively, you will set off for your return journey. Stopover in Mbarara for lunch before continuing the journey to Kampala / Entebbe Airport. Settle in your hotel or be transferred to the airport for your flight if it is on schedule.
END OF THE TOUR