Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport
Arrive at Kigali International Airport where you will be met by our safari driver / guide who will drive you to Kigali for lunch and later to Volcanoes National Park. The park is part of the Virunga Mountains which has different peaks like Bisoke, Karisimbi, Muhabura, Sabyinyo and is home to endangered mountain gorillas together with Bwindi National Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo. Spend overnight and dinner at Kinigi Guesthouse/ Gorilla’s Nest Hotel (FB).
Accommodation Options here
- Kinigi Guesthouse
- Gorilla Nest Lodge
- Mountain Gorilla view lodge
- Hotel La Palme
- Muhabura Hotel
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking Parc National des Volcans
Early morning wake up and take breakfast then continue to the park headquarters of Volcanoes National Park for instructions on rules while you are with gorillas in the forest. Go for gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes forest where you will be astonished by the gigantic size of the silverback, the conduct and communicating abilities of these interesting animals and more. Use this minute to study and discover all there is about the gorillas. Afterwards return the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Second Gorilla Tracking PNV
Early morning wake up and take breakfast then continue to the park headquarter for briefing. Then go second gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park where you will be astonished by the large size of the silverback, the conduct and communicating abilities of these interesting animals among other things. Utilize this moment to study and discover what you may have missed out the previous day. Dinner and overnight at the lodge as on day 1.
Day 4: Hike Dian Fossey’s Grave OR Golden Monkey Tracking.
After breakfast at the lodge, go for golden monkeys trekking or head to Gisenyi, visit Ross Carr’s orphanage and Lake Kivu, climb the Bisoke Volcanoes, or Hike to Dian Fossey’s tombs and community walk to Lake Bulera. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight as on day 1.
Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda
After breakfast, you will drive through Rwanda’s rolling hills and cross the border to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda with your lunch en-rout either in Lake Bunyonyi or Kisoro depending on the border you will use. Upon arriving at Bwindi, relax as you prepare for your next Gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Uganda.
Accommodation Options here
- Gorilla Forest Camp
- Mahogany Springs
- Lake Kitandara
- Gorilla Resort
- Buhoma Lodge
- Buhoma Community Bandas
- Wagtail Eco-Safari Camp
Day 6: Gorilla Trekking Adventure Bwindi National Park
After breakfast, you will report to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about the mountain gorilla trackers rules of conduct. Then you will enter the impenetrable forest of Bwindi National Park for a more adventurous and exciting lifetime experience of Mountain Gorilla tracking. You are all reminded to go with your packed lunch and bottled water since the tracking duration depends on the ease to see the gorilla that day and where they slept the previous night. Besides the Gorillas, you will also spot other forest wildlife like the Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Red Tailed Colobus, Blue Monkey, L’hoest and many more. Dinner and overnight at the lodge / hotel as on day 5.
Day 7: Transfer back to Kigali and Departure
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali City Rwanda and hinging on your flight schedule; you will either be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or will first do a short Kigali City tour.
End of 7 Day Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Adventure