Clients flying into Eentebbe Airport early today we will pickup you with our private transfer to Kampala at Serena Hotel or Cassia Lodge where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at the Kampala Serena Hotel, which is beautifully situated in Kampala; Kampala Serena Hotel is close to Kibuli Mosque, Makerere University, and Kabaka’s Palace. Also nearby are Namirembe Cathedral and Rubaga Cathedral. And is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. You will meet your guide in Kampala Serena Hotel this evening for safari pre- briefing and equipment check.
This tour experience will expose you to the nature of pearl of Africa and leaves awesome life time memories after knocking you into the thousand hills while trailing into the home of endangered mountain gorillas. The safari begins from urban settings to village setting, this tropical rainforest with variety of primate species. From this forest you will track the shy mountain gorilla families while from the other trails you can go for bird watching, nature walk characterized by a number of birds including Blue Turaco, Black casques horn bills, Black and White Horn bills, Yellow Backed Weavers, Wagtails, Cuckoos, Woodland Kingfishers, Flycatchers, Manikins, this adventure knocks into the beauty of thousand hills and enjoy the lots provided like Volcanoes gorilla tracking, visit Dian Fossey, Lake Kivu boat ride and much more thousand hills offers.
Day 1: Entebbe/Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Today after your breakfast from your hotel of residence, meet our professional driver-guide and exchange greetings. Thereafter proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in South Western Uganda. Stop over at the Uganda Equator for an informative talks, photo shooting and snacks. Then proceed to Igongo cultural center or Agip motel or Regency hotel in Mbarara town for en-route lunch and then proceed through rural countryside of Uganda. En-route view of the beautiful scenery like the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo and terraced farming to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to half of the endangered mountain gorilla. Diner and overnight at Gorilla forest camp, Kitandara Camp, Clouds mountain lodge, Gorilla safari lodge, Mahogany springs, Buhoma Camp, Bwindi view. Meal plan: Half-Board.
Day 2: Gorilla tracking Expedition
Early morning cup of coffee, then prepare for the briefing about rules and regulations about gorilla tracking experience from the Uganda wildlife officials. Thereafter enter into the jungle to search the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their life style in their real home. When meet the gorillas, sit around these great apes for a whole hour gazing into their big round eyes. For one to enjoy this experience fitness is the order of the day as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, cameras, rain gears, sun screen and hut. The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole day depending on the movement of these primates. After this experience you will have informative imaginable-memories of life time. Take a guided walk on the Munyaga River trail, which is an ideal short walk. This trail leads to three delightful crystal clear waterfalls, and there is a profusion of tree ferns, epithytic ferns, orchids and Bwindis’ colorful array of butterflies. Here you may also see birds and primates from the forest edge. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 3: Bwindi National Park-Volcanoes Des-National Park
After breakfast visit local communities, return to lodge for Lunch then trail to Rwanda. Relax around the Lodge, or simply take in the panoramic sunset over the volcanoes. Dinner and Overnight at Volcanoes safari lodge, Sabyinyo lodge, Gorilla Nest Lodge or Kinigi guest house. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 4: Volcanoes Des-National Park
After early morning breakfast, you will enter the Gorilla sanctuary of Parc National des Volcans, the rain tropical forest covering the hills surrounding Virunga Volcanoes. The tracking is a demanding but rewarding experience. Remember to carry with you enough water and the packed lunch, sun screen, walkable shoes, rain gears, insect repellent, camera and hut. The time spent in the forest depends on the movements of the Gorillas in their natural environments. After the activity, you will return back to the Cam. If you have the energy this afternoon, you will visit the golden monkeys or drive to Gisenyi, visit Ross Carr’s orphanage and Lake Kivu or climb the Visoke/Muhavura volcanoes, or trek to Dian Fossey’s grave, or visit the local school, community projects or walk to Lake Bulera. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 5: Rwanda-Uganda.
After breakfast, we embark our safari van and depart to Kampala with en-route lunch arriving in the late evening and go to Entebbe airport and board your flight back home. Or take Kigali city tour and evening board your home flight from Kanombe international airport. End of service, Meal plan: Half-Board.
Inquire prices for Gorilla Safari Itinerary” we will send you two price options based on Lodges and Tented Camps classes for your best selection.
The safari package includes:
- Transportation by safari van
- Full time safari guide
- Gorilla Permit fees for both Uganda and Rwanda
- Border crossing
- Kigali city tour
- visit Dian Fossey or trek Visoke
- Nature/forest walk
- Driver allowances
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary.
The package excludes
- Personal nature like Laundry, Beverages, Beers, Beverages, travel documents and tipping of staffs at the lodge.