Our tour guide will meet you at the airport or your hotel in Kigali for a transfer to Volcanoes National Park, the place where the American primatologist Dian Fossey spent almost 20 years pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour.
On arrival at the park, check into the lodge for dinner and overnight. O/D Gorillas Nest Lodge (LUX) / La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorillas Hotel (Mid Range) / Kinigi Guest House.
After an early breakfast, our driver head to the ORTPN offices and get briefed about the activity of gorilla trekking. After the briefing, set off in the forest for gorilla trekking.
The trek is a thrilling adventure taking you through the refined foothills of the Virungas as you hike into the densely forested canopy. On finding the gorillas, you have one hour to spend time watching them. Feel free to photograph the gorillas.
After the trek, have lunch and depart for Uganda. You will cross the border via Kisoro then clear at the border.
O/D Clouds Mountain Gorillas Lodge Bwindi (LUX), Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro (Mid Range) / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro (Budget).
After breakfast, head to the park head quarters for briefing and then set off into the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, searching for the mountain gorillas. The trek in Bwindi can sometimes be tough and long, therefore be ready for the hike.
Dinner and Overnight at the Clouds Mountain Gorillas Lodge Bwindi (Luxury) / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro (Mid Range) / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro (Budget Hotel)
Option 1: After breakfast, leave for Kigali. You have the opportunity to take a Kigali city tour including a visit to the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Museum before getting transferred to the airport.
Option 2: After breakfast drive to Kampala, the capital of Uganda. Drop off at the hotel or at the Entebbe airport.