5 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Itinerary
Day 1: Pick Up – City Tour
Our company tour guide will meet you at the airport on arrival who will transfer you to Kigali for a city tour. This depends on your arrival time as early arrival you will have a grand Kigali tour to Rwanda’s historical sites.
Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel / Hotel des Mille Collines (Luxury)
Strippe Hotel Biz (Mid-range)
Day 2: First Gorilla tracking – Community walk / Tour Twin Lakes
Today is the day to meet the rare mountain gorillas. After an early breakfast, proceed to park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’t while with the gorillas. Make sure to have water and packed lunch as the trek could be long. At the finish of this trek, you will return to your lodge for lunch and relax. In the afternoon if interested setout for a tour to the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera or take a community walk around neighboring communities of the forest. Interact with the local people; learn about their way of living. After a wonderful evening, you return to your lodge for dinner and rest.
Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking / Dian Fossey hike
In the morning, you will gather at the park headquarters for briefing, and later Either go for golden monkey tracking or hike up to Karisoke research centre, established by Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who dedicated all her life conserving the lives of mountain gorillas until she was killed and is buried there next to Digit, a mountain gorilla. You will learn more about the lives of the mountain gorillas at the research centre. On return, you will cross over to Uganda and drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park, home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge (Luxury/Deluxe)/Wagtail eco camp (Budget).
Day 4: Second gorilla tracking – Batwa community tour
In the morning, assemble at the park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Proceed for the memorable adventure in the forest, an activity that may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the animals. Meet and stay with the animals for a maximum of one hour, then descend to the park headquarters and then to your Lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, you may go for community walk in the nearby Batwa community, where you will be entertained and told the tales of their unique culture. Dinner and overnight at your hotel (Day 3)
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali, with stop over on the way to admire the beautiful topography, and shopping. Have city tour in Kigali where you will visit the local market, museum, genocide memorial center. Dinner and over night at your chosen hotel or transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
End of Tour
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