Gorilla trekking Safaris to Parc National Des Volcans (Rwanda), Virungas National Park (Congo), Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National park (Uganda) rank as one of the worlds most thrilling wildlife experiences that Uganda and Rwanda offer to travelers! With more than half of the remaining 700 mountain gorillas residing in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, gorilla tracking is an omissible activity on any Uganda – Rwanda Safari. Jungle Safaris Uganda with its experience of 6 years takes you through the life changing event of Mountain Gorilla Tracking.
RWANDA CLASSIC GORILLA SAFARI ITINERARY
Day 1: Kigali City- Kinigi Town
Murakaza neza mu Rwanda! (Welcome to Rwanda!) You are met on arrival at Kigali International Airport by your driver-guide. Depending on your arrival time, your driver-guide may propose you a visit of Kigali city which includes the Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi. A two hour transfer brings you to Kinigi at the foothills of the Volcanoes. Overnight at Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.
Day 2: Kinigi – Mountain Gorilla Tracking
After breakfast, you will depart for the Headquarters of the Park where your driver-guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you. You will meet your ranger guide(s) for a briefing about the greatest animal experience ever! You will be taken to the slopes of one of the Virunga volcanoes for your trekking. After the trekking, if time allows,enjoy lunch at Ruhengeri and an excursion to explore the beautiful lakes in the region (Lake Bulera & Ruhondo). Overnight at your DAY 1 Lodge on full board basis. Your guide will make the necessary arrangements for the next day.
Day 3 : Second gorilla tracking – Kigali
After breakfast, you will report to the headquarters for your second Gorilla trek to a different gorilla group. If you love to hike and enjoy a great sense of achievement, we advise you to take one of the groups with a longer hiking distance.
After the trekking, visit the Iby’Iwacu traditional village (a community based tourism project where the local community displays the traditional ways of living). On your way to Kigali, several stops will be made to admire the scenery. Rwanda is the country of the thousand hills! Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel on full board basis. The Sussa group with more than 30 members is the most challenging gorilla group to be visited in Rwanda. The gorilla group is located at the Karisimbi volcano about one hour drive from the park headquarters. The trekking usually last for the whole day. Good physical condition is recommended!
Day 4: Departure
Pick up at your hotel, depending on your departure time and if you missed the opportunity the first day, you will have Kigali city trip including the visit of the Genocide Memorial centre at Gizozi. Transfer to the Airport for your departure.
End of the Rwanda classic gorilla tour
The tour quotation Includes:
– 2 Gorilla tracking permits
– Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
– Full board accommodation
– All park entrance fees to include government taxes
– Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
– All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
– Bottled water while on safari
– Airport transfers
The tour quotation excludes:
– Laundry services
– International flights
– Items of a personal nature
-Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary