Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Tour 5 Days
Day 1; Transfer from Kampala or Kigali to Bwindi
After breakfast at your hotel in Kampala, you will meet a tour guide from AA safaris and tours who will brief you about the tour and then drive you to Bwindi Gorilla National Park. You may to stop at the Equator if you wish to before you can proceed to Mbarara or Kabale where you will have your lunch from and then continue to Bwindi National park. Dinner and an over night will be at the lodge of choice in Bwindi depending on your budget.
Budget – Buhoma Community Bandas/ Bwindi View Bandas / Virunga Hotel or Nkuringo safari centre/ Ruhija camp (Full Board)
Mid range; L. Kitandara Luxury Camp/ Nkuringo Campsite/ Nkuringo safari Lodge/ Trekkers’ Tavern
Standard; Engagi lodge / Buhoma lodge / Wagtail Eco lodge / Nkuringo safari Lodge / Travelers’ rest Hotel/ Gorilla safari Lodge/ Gorilla Mist Lodge
Luxury- Gorilla Resort Camp / Gorilla Forest camp/ Clouds lodge/ Gahinga Volcanoes Lodge.
Day 2- Uganda gorilla safaris
You will have an early morning breakfast and then go for briefing at the gorilla trekking headquarters before 8am. The guide will drive you to the UWA offices for briefing before you can go for gorilla tracking which might take 2 to 7 hours therefore you have got to be ready for these long hours but an encounter with the gorillas will be worthwhile. You will have an hour to spend with the gorillas, sit with them in the jungle and see how they take care of their young ones before you go back to your lodge for dinner and over night.
Day 3; Transfer to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.
After your breakfast, you will transfer to Rwanda to Park Des Volcano in Rwanda. You will have to cross the boarder there you will be required to clear and pay your visa fees. (It is very important to remember that you need a confirmation letter to get a Rwanda visa and therefore you are advised to contact the Rwanda consulate in your country to check for procedures of how to apply for Rwanda visas online to acquire a confirmation letter which will enable you get a visa from any Rwanda boarded). You will drive to your lodge for your dinner and spending the night.
Budget accommodation: Kinigi Guest Hotel, Muhabura guest House
Mid-range / Moderate / Standard accommodation: La Palme Hotel, Gorilla Mountain View Lodge/ Gorillas Hotel / Le Bambou Hotel
Luxury accommodation: Virunga lodge or Sabyinyo silverback lodge
Day 4; Gorilla Safari Rwanda
After an early morning breakfast, you will be driven to ORTPN Offices for briefing and registration which is also the starting point of your gorilla trekking. You will get a trained guide who will guide you through the tracking gorillas with the guidance of well trained rangers who will guide you through the trails and help you search for gorillas because he will know where your group of gorillas that you are tracking might be and where it was the previous day. After some time with the gorillas, you will return to your lodge for dinner and over night. You will transfer to Kabale if gorilla tracking ends early enough and sleep at
Luxury; heritage lodge on Habuharo island
Midrange; Lake Bunyonyi overland camp, Arcadia cottages.
Day 5; Transfer back to Kampala or Kigali.
After breakfast and you will travel back to Kampala and will have a lunch en route.