The 6 days gorilla safari expedition starts from Kigali airport, and takes through the various undulating scenic geographical land forms between Rwanda and Uganda. Activities to encounter the gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest national park where you can find half of the mountain gorillas in the mist, community walk and cultural performances, primates and birds, Mgahinga hike, genocide memorials visit view within the rain forest! Gorilla trekking safari, gorilla tracking tours, gorilla safari, gorilla tours, gorilla adventure, Uganda gorilla safari, Rwanda gorilla trekking!
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
On arrival at the airport, you will be met by our representative who will drive you to the hotel for refreshments, before transferring to Volcanoes national Park in Ruhengeri, home of the endangered mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Muhabura guest house/Kinigi Guest House. Meal plan: H/B
Day 2: Gorilla tracking adventure
This is the day for the memorable adventure of gorilla tracking. In the morning, equipped with your tracking gear, you will assemble at the park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts while you are with the gorillas. Embark on the adventure of tracking the gorillas, which may take 2-7 hours depending on the movement of the amazing apes. Stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour, where you may take photography and ask questions. Descend to the park headquarters where you will be met by your guide, who will take you to your hotel for lunch. In the evening, you may go for cultural walk or nature walk. Dinner and overnight stay as above, meal plan: F/B
Day 3: Volcanoes-Kisoro
In the morning after breakfast, take community tour visiting several community projects, then you will drive to Kisoro. After lunch, transfer to Uganda/Kisoro and take your dinner and overnight at Kisoro Traveler rest Hotel. Meal plan: F/B
Day4: Mgahinga hike
After breakfast, transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla Park for the mountain hiking, and while on this adventure expect to spot variety primates and birds, scenic view of the other undulating hills and other geographical land forms. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, dinner and overnight at Kisoro Traveler Rest Hotel, meal plan: F/B
Day5: Mgahinga Batwa Trail
The dense forests at the foot of the Virunga Volcanoes were home to the Batwa people: hunter-gatherers and fierce warriors who depended on the forest for shelter, food and medicine thanks to ancient knowledge passed down for generations.
When Mgahinga Gorilla National Park was established, the Batwa, a group of indigenous people, were suddenly evicted from the forest and forced to abandon their low-impact, nomadic lifestyle. Now landless, they work for local farmers. The only time they are permitted to re-enter their cherished forest is as tour guides on the Batwa Trail. A visit to the Batwa trail permits visitors to discover the magic of the indigenous people old home while partaking in nature walks and learning about the group’s cultural heritage.
During this moving cultural encounter tour, the Batwa demonstrate hunting techniques; gather honey; point out medicinal plants and demonstrate bamboo cups. Guests are finally invited to the sacred Ngarama Cave, once home to the Batwa King, where the women of the community perform a sorrowful song which echoes eerily around the depths of the dark cave, and leaves guests with a striking and moving sense of the richness of this fading culture. This is truly a unique experience for visitors to learn about the traditional culture of the indigenous people. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B
After breakfast, return to Kigali at leisure; visit some of the Rwanda genocide memorial sites, Lunch en-route, then after drive to Kigali at your hotel for dinner and overnight or Kigali airport for your return flight, meal plan: H/B
The package includes:
Transport in a 4wd safari truck
English speaking Ugandan driver/guide
Accommodation and meals
Batwa walking trail
Visit genocide memorials
International air fares, Entry visa Uganda, Personal (medical/travel) insurance, All drinks, Meals and snacks which are not inclusive in the accommodation, A porter for during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your day pack), All expenses of a personal nature like drinks, laundry, souvenirs etc.