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6 Days Gorilla Safari In Rwanda & Uganda

The 6 Days Rwanda Uganda gorilla safari is a combined safari rewarding you with double gorilla tracking in Uganda and Rwanda, Wildlife viewing and boat cruise at Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park. The tour starts in Rwanda ending in Uganda.

Trip summary

Day 1: Pickup, City Tour & Transfer to Volcanoes National park
Day 2: Gorilla trekking
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Forest national park & community walk
Day 4: 2nd Gorilla trekking
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth & Lunch Cruise
Day 6:Morning game drive & Departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pickup, City Tour & Transfer to Volcanoes National park
After arriving at the airport, our driver guide will pick you up and transfer to kigali for a city tour. Visit various tourism spots i the city such as kigali genocide memorial centre, kigali convention centre as well as doing some shopping. You will then drive to volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri a home to the gorillas in northern western Rwanda.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

gorilla tracking Rwanda
On this day, you will wake up early, have breakfast and with packed lunch transfer to volcanoes national park for a simple briefing from the park rangers. At 8:00am,hike into the forest following specific trails in search of the allocated gorilla family. There is no specific time to spend in the forest but varies from 30 minutes to some hours depending on the location and movement of the gorillas. on reaching the gorillas, you will spend an hour as you observe their human like characters as well as taking photographs.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Forest national park & community walk

You will have breakfast, drive through kigali and cross over to Bwindi in Uganda either through Cyanika or Katuna border. This will take you roughly 4-5 hours to reach Bwindi forest a home to the highest population of the world’s mountain gorillas. Check in to the lodge, have lunch and some rest.Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Lodge

Day 4: 2nd Gorilla trekking & Batwa community Walks

Batwa community walks
This is a second day of trekking gorillas. In the early morning, transfer to the park head quarter, have a simple briefing and hike into the jungle for the gorillas. You also have high chances of meeting a variety on monkeys, bush pigs and many bird species. You will spend an hour with the gorillas and return to the lodge for refreshment. Ih the evening, visit the community villages mainly for the Batwa who initially lived in the forest. Dinner and overnight at Chameleon lodge.

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park & Evening launch cruise

Have breakfast and depart for Queen Elizabeth national park Via ishasha sector a home for the tree climbing lions. have lunch and rest at the lodge waiting for an evening launch cruise. At 4:00pm. drive to kazinga channel for a launch cruise expecting to see many birds on the river banks, crocodiles, hippos, elephants buffalos and many bird species. A boat cruise also provide you with a spectacular vies of the national park and the fishing villages in the neighborhood. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge.

Day 6: Mornig game drive & Departure

On this day, you will have breakfast, check out of the lodge and drive through kasenyi plains heading to kampala.

End of the Safari