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6 DAYS UGANDA RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI

Safari Highlights
Get this thrilling opportunity to trek gorillas in both Rwanda and Uganda in just 6 days. Track gorillas in Bwindi national park of Uganda and volcanoes national park of Rwanda. This double Gorilla tracking is indeed the most wonderful wildlife experience in the bush; search them in the thick forest/ slippery mountain slopes to get up close to these gentle giant animals. It's a thrilling moment when you finally meet these individuals and watch them go about their lifestyle; feeding and the acrobatic young seemingly swing between tree branches! To the size of a mature gorilla, one would expect Gorillas to be violent animals but they are not. This wrong belief was changed by findings of American zoologist Dian fossey a famous gorilla girl who spent years researching about mountain gorillas in the Virunga mountains. You may also visit the Dian fossey tombs while on this tour.

Day 1: Arrive in Kampala
Meet a representative from Select Safaris Africa on arrival at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to Kampala for your overnight at the hotel or Lodge of your choice

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Following breakfast leave Kampala by road and head south-West to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have a short stop at the Equator for an informative talk as well as a photographic opportunity. We will continue to Mbarara where we will stop for lunch. Your drive will take you through Uganda rolling green hills through the highlands, also known as the ‘Switzerland of Uganda’. Your road will then head even higher to where you can see the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo. We then drop down into a valley, to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs/Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/Wag Tail Eco Lodge

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi
Following an early morning breakfast, head to the park headquarters for a briefing before set off to the forest to see the gorillas. The ranger guides will take you through the forest, slashing at the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track gorillas. This trek can take from half an hour to five hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. It is amazing to think that there are only about 700 or so of these creatures left in the world! Then we will cross the Uganda-Rwanda border and head to Ruhengeri, Rwanda. Dinner and overnight at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi Guest House

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking
Have morning breakfast, you will have a golden monkey track. These golden monkeys are the most endangered primates in the Volcanoes. You will be part of a select group of a maximum of 6 people, and the track will take most of the day. After the trek, return to the lodge for relaxation OR a community walk. Dinner and overnight at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi Guest House

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking at the Volcanoes
Early morning following a cup of coffe/Tea, you will enter the Gorilla sanctuary of Parc National des Volcans, the rain tropical forest covering the hills surrounding Virunga Volcanoes. The trekking is a demanding but rewarding experience. Ensure you bring with you enough water and the packed lunch. The time spent in the forest depends on the movements of the Gorillas in their natural environments. If you have the energy this afternoon, you will drive to Gisenyi, visit Ross Carr’s orphanage and Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Lake Serena Hotel/Stipp Hotel/Malahide Paradis Hotel

Day 6: Reserved for Departure:
After breakfast, we will depart to Kigali; go for a tour of the city including a visit to the market, pottery project, handicraft shops and the genocide memorial. Drop off at Kigali International Airport. Email us your inquiry at info@selectsafarisafrica.com


The tour quotation Includes:
- Gorilla and Chimpanzee 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:
- Tips
- Laundry services
- Beverages/Drinks
- International flights
- Visas
- Items of a personal nature
-Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary