6 Days best of Uganda and Rwanda gorillas

13 Apr by pamoja

6 Days best of Uganda and Rwanda gorillas

6 Days best of Uganda and Rwanda gorillas

Overview

The 6 Days best of Uganda and Rwanda gorillas’ trip takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable NP with a stopover at the equator. Arrive at Entebbe International Airport and to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Early morning drive to Bwindi Impenetrable NP for gorillas and crossing over to Rwanda Volcanoes NP for more gorillas. Depart with very spectacular memories of these spectacular endangered mountain gorillas.

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to your hotel
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by a friendly representative of Pamoja Tours and Travel who will then transfer to you to your hotel and assist with check-in. They will provide you with all the necessary information about the trip. Have dinner and rest as you await your adventure.

Meal Plan: Dinner and breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP
After your breakfast very early in the morning at 7am, your guide will pick you from your hotel and transfer you to Bwindi impenetrable rain forest. You will have a brief stop at the equator for photography and experimentation and an en route lunch in Mbarara. The beautiful scenery of Kabale also referred to, as the “Switzerland of Africa” will be a big spectacle as you traverse the vast countryside. Arrive in Ruhija in the evening to prepare for gorilla trekking the next morning.

Main destination: Bwindi NP
Accommodation: Bakiga Lodge
Meal Plan: dinner

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and cultural walk
On this day, you will wake up very early at 6:00 am, take breakfast and report to the Park headquarters at 7am with your packed lunch for briefing by the senior park ranger guide. You will then set out to track the gentle giants through thick vegetation as you hike up and down slippery slopes. Be vigilant to listen to their vocal communications and follow them until you finally catch a sight of them. An hour with them is a guarantee as you observe and learn their habits while taking photos. After tracking, you will return to the lodge for refreshing. In the evening, you may go for cultural walk and some entertainment to the Batwa community and the neighboring local community.

Main destination: Bwindi NP
Accommodation: Bakiga Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 4: Transfer from Uganda to Rwanda and to Volcanoes National Park
You will wake up early, have breakfast and head for Gatuna Border crossing to Rwanda.
You will visit the Rwanda genocide memorial and later have lunch then continue to Volcanoes National Park where you will see very beautiful landscapes and vegetation of Rwanda to your hotel/lodge where you will relax, have your dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Volcanoes NP
Accommodation: Five volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Meal Plan: dinner

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes NP
After an early breakfast, you’ll venture out to Kinigi along with your packed lunch at the foothills of the Virungas, in Parc National des Volcans where you’ll begin your trek. Your guide and tracker will lead you deep into the forest in search of your allocated gorilla family. Your trek could last from 30mins-8hrs depending on the exact location of the specific gorilla family which you’re tracking.

When you meet the gorillas you’ll have the chance to spend up to one magical hour quietly observing them. The gorillas are likely to be just a few meters away from you and they will continue to go about their daily lives, feeding and interacting with each other.
Late in the afternoon, you’ll be transferred back to your accommodation where you can spend the evening reflecting on your incredible encounter with the wild mountain gorillas of Rwanda.

Main destination: Volcanoes NP
Accommodation: Five volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Transfer back to Uganda and to Entebbe airport
On this day, you will wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast, later hit the road to cross the border from Rwanda back to Uganda. You will have lunch enroute. You will later continue for about 8hrs up to Kampala-Uganda or to the airport. This will be depending on your flight schedule or head to your hotel for dinner and overnight. When you stay for the night you can have a Kampala city tour before you fly out of the country at an extra charge. this will mark the end of the 6 days best of Uganda and Rwanda gorillas.

Main destination: Kampala-Uganda
Accommodation: N/A
INCLUDED;

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)
  • Accommodation in luxury hotels/lodgesEXCLUDED
    • International flights (From/to home)
    • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
    • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp. per day)
    • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
    • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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