7 Days Gorilla Safari
7 Days Gorilla Safari this program will take you to witness gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park of Uganda and volcanoes national park of Rwanda. Gorilla tracking is indeed the most wonderful wildlife experience in the African bush, search for gorillas in the thick forest or slippery mountain slopes to get close to these gentle and giant animals.
It is very wonderful when you finally close in and watch gorillas go about their life feeding and the acrobatic young seamlessly swing between tree branches.
Day 1: Airport Pick up.
On arrival, our representative will welcome and transfer you to Volcanoes National park. You will enjoy a spectacular scenic view of the Virunga Mountains en route. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)/ Hotel La Palme (Deluxe)/ Hotel Muhabura (Budget)
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Adventure & Ib’iwachu Cultural Village.
Take your early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before commencing the mountain gorilla trekking. Spend at least an hour interacting with these awesome gorillas – take photographs as they feed or dramatically play around. After lunch visit Ib’iwachu Cultural Village – get immersed in real Kinyarwanda cultural practices! Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)/ Hotel La Palme (Deluxe)
Day 3: Dian Fossey Hiking .
After your breakfast undertake a hike to Karisoke Research Centre to witness the graveyard for the famous primatologist – The Late Dian Fossey. Later transfer to Lake Kivu for relaxation at the beach and stay an overnight at Lake Kivu Serena; alternatively stay an overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Arcadia Cottages / Bird Nest Lodge in Uganda
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest or Kibale Forest National Park (Uganda).
After your breakfast, you will then drive to southern Rwanda to Nyungwe forest national park. Alternatively cross to Uganda’s Kibale forest national park – the most renowned primates park in Africa, with over 13 primates species in one forest. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe forest lodge if in Kibale stay at Crater Lodge – Kibale, Ndali Lodge or Kyaninga Lodge
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking.
After breakfast transfer to the park headquarters to be briefed about the “dos and don’ts” while with the chimps in the forest. Your guide will transfer you to the starting point for Chimps tracking. Expect to encounter the chimps and many other primates like the black and white monkeys and various bird species along the trail. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (5-star Lodge).. If in Uganda, this afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park for an overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge / Kyambura Game Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Katara Lodge
Day 6: Colobus monkey tracking and canopy walk or game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park
Take breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing by the park warden. Begin the forest hike along with other visitors and park rangers following well tended trails to the colobus monkeys; in the alternative a canopy walk is another highlight worth undertaking. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge . In case you opt for Uganda, a game drive in the park and a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel will be a big highlight.
Day 7: Kigali city tour and Departure.
Enjoy your breakfast and drive back to Kigali for your scheduled flight back home. Visit Murambi Memorial, Nyanza palace or Butare Museum en route. In case you are to travel the following day, a city tour that includes visiting the handicrafts market and Gisozi genocide site would be optional.
- Gorilla & Chimps Permits
- Park Ranger Fees
- Relevant Government Taxes
- Full Board Accommodation
- Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
- Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
- Visa Fees.
- Personal Insurance.
- Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.