Mountain gorilla tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a habitat with a minimum of 400 mountain gorillas which is close to a half of the 880 numbers that are known to thrive in the world. The gorilla destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is also a rich habitat for Afro-montane flora, counts of birds including the African broad-bill which is found in Ruhija and Congo, the forest animals like duikers and forest elephants. The magical hills offer impressive scenery and sightseeing experience. The recreation encounter on Lake Bunyonyi known as the Lake of a thousand Islands because of its 29 Islands presents moments of rejuvenation following a day long gorilla trekking experience.
Day 1-DRIVE TO UGANDA – BWINDI
Breakfast drive to the northern Rwanda for a visit of the Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Enjoy a sumptuous lake fish lunch here and head to the view point where you will be able to see the two lakes and the entire beautiful scenery of the Five Volcanic Mountains stretching all the way to Congo DRC borders.
The three Countries: – Rwanda, Uganda and Congo DRC meet at the tip of the Sabyinyo peak. Take nice” photos and continue on to Cyanika border and cross over to Uganda. Drive through Kisoro town and head to Bwindi for dinner and overnight at
- Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp
Day 2- Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After an early morning breakfast, walk to the park headquarters for briefing on the do’s and don’ts during gorilla tracking and thereafter you will proceed to the gorilla trail. Gorilla tracking normally lasts between 2 to 8 hours or even a day to encounter the gorillas. However, you will be allowed to stay in the presence of these awesome apes for at least an hour. It is advisable that you carry packed lunch, which will be provided, as one cannot determine how long it may take to encounter the mountain gorillas. Later transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, The drive will be through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. Dinner and overnight will be at:
- Budget: Hawk’s Eye/Bunyonyi Safari Resort
Day 3- Welcome to Rwanda and transfer to Nyungwe via Ruhengeri
After breakfast you will continue to the border with Rwanda. After clearing with immigration drive towards the famous Nyungwe Forest, one of the largest forests in East and Central Africa. The forest is abundant with flora and fauna including 13 primate species from colobus monkeys, mangabeys, blue monkeys and, of course, our cousins the chimpanzees. Nyungwe Forest is also a famous location for birders. With about 310 recorded bird species, 26 of which are endemic, this is one of the most important – and still little known – bird-watching destinations in Africa. (Drive time: 6hrs)
- Budget: Gisakura Guest House
- Meal Plan
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4- Chimpanzee tracking and transfer back to Kigali
Today you will go for you’ chimpanzee tracking of this tour!
After a very early morning start, you will proceed to the chimpanzee tracking trail in either the Cyamudongo or Uwinka sections. The total population between the two groups is a healthy 80 individuals. This exciting up-close encounter with human’s closest relative you will not soon forget.
After the chimp tracking you can relax at the hotel or choose an optional activity that you can discuss with your guide.
After the trek will transfer back to Kigali Airport to catch you’ departure flight back home.
Whats included in this itinerary?
- Airport transfer
- Car hire services and fuel
- Drivers allowance
- Park fees
- Gorillas trekking
- Lunch en-route
- General walk/hiking trails
Whats not included in this route?
- Tips/ covid tests
Any and all tours can be combined or modified to fit your particular needs. Please tell us your specific requirements using the contact us page.
Prices are subject to change based upon accommodation availability, your tour alterations and other parameters until time of full and final confirmation.
QUOTE WILL BE $1280 BUDGET PER PERSON BASED ON 4 PAX