Double Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda Uganda – 10 Days

Day 1, Kampala City tour
After breakfast, our safari guide will pick you up from your Hotel in Kampala and you will be taken out for the Kampala city tour where you will be able to visit tourist sites like Uganda Museum, Kasubi tombs, Namugongo Martyr’s shrine, Bahai Temple, National Theatre, Makerere University, Namirembe and Rubaga cathedral, Kabaka’s lake, shopping11 arcades in town and craft shops and so many others. Return back to your Hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Cassia Lodge/Imperial Royale Hotel/Kampala Serena HotelDay 2, Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Early in the morning after break first, our driver guide will meet you and transfer you to South Western Uganda where Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located. En route, you will have a stopover at the Equator at Kayabwe for an informative explanation from the experts of the area as well as taking Photographs. Continue with the journey to Mbarara town for lunch and then proceed with the journey to Bwindi through Rural country side areas. Reach Bwindi in the evening in time for dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Resort/Gorilla Forest Camp/Wagtail Eco Safari Camp/Buhoma Community Bandas.

Day 3, Gorilla trek in Bwindi Forest
Early morning after breakfast, report at the park head quartos before 8:00am for briefing about gorilla trekking and the rules to follow. This will be done by one of the ranger guides of the Station who will even allocate you to a given group that you will have to track. After this, your rangers will lead you to track the endangered Mountain gorillas through the bush, undergrowth and parting thick creepers.  On your way to see the Gorillas, look out for other primate species like the Monkeys, baboons and a lot of bird species. Upon meeting the Gorillas, you are only allowed to spend one hour with them sitting them grazing as you are taking photographs . You are reminded to take with you your packed lunch and mineral water since the gorilla trek time is unpredictable and it ranges from half an hour up to 8 hours depending on the movement of these primates. After tracking the gorillas, you will return back to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Resort/Gorilla Forest Camp/Wagtail Eco Safari Camp/Buhoma Community Bandas.

Day 4, Forest walk in Bwindi
After breakfast, you will go for a forest walk and pass through this spectacular rain-forest and crisscrossed by numerous animal trails. You will be able to see various primate species and mammals and you might get a chance to see animals that you missed seeing the previous day during your Gorilla trek. Return back to the lodge for lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing. dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Resort/Gorilla Forest Camp/Wagtail Eco Safari Camp/Buhoma Community Bandas.

Day 5, Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Mburo National Park via Katuna border and Kabale region which is famously known as the Switzerland of Africa. The journey will take you through the area famous for the Ankole Long horned cattle. Arrive in Lake Mburo in time for lunch. Have lunch and in the afternoon, set out for the game drive in the Park to search for different wildlife species such as Elands, Impalas, Zebras, Crested crane and so on. Dinner and overnight stay at Mantana Camp/Mihingo Lodge/UWA Bandas

Day 6, Full day in Lake Mburo
Early morning before breakfast, you will take a guided nature walk with in the Salt-licking area. Here you will find a well positioned wooden platform on which you will stand to have splendid view various animal species visiting the place to lick these salty soils. Look out for elephants, Buffaloes, Zebras, Impalas, Antelopes, Kobs and so many others. After this you will transfer back to the lodge for lunch and after head out for the afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo. Look out for different bird species and animals like Hippos, Crocodiles and so on. Dinner and overnight stay at Mantana Camp/Mihingo Lodge/UWA Bandas

Day 7, Transfer to Rwanda
After breakfast, you will drive to Katuna and cross the Rwandan Border and get to Rwanda. Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi guest House/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 8, Gorilla tracking Volcanoes National Park
Early morning after breakfast, you will set out for the Gorilla tracking activity. You will start with the Gorilla briefing from the Park rangers at the Headquarters and then later set out with your armed guide through the transparent mountainous forest on the Virunga slopes to search for these great apes of Mountain Gorillas. You will have a face to face with the gorillas and be in their midst for an hour. You can take pictures, video coverage and so on. Later return back to your lodge for lunch and in the evening, take a small tour to the twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera. Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi guest House/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 9, Kigali city tour and transfer to the airport
After a fully served morning breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali where you will do a city tour. Visit the Genocide Memorial sites with in Kigali, the local Markets and so on. Have lunch and then transfer to the airport for your fight.

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