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    Tour overview

    This tour will give you an opportunity to trek the gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda on the same gorilla tour, you will trek in bwindi national park and also in volcanoes national park in Rwanda for a great experience. The tour will begin in Uganda and end in Rwanda the land of a thousand hills. This safari will start and end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital and its largest city. It will give you an opportunity to track the gorillas in both countries for a great experience.

    Detailed itinerary

    Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

    You will be picked at any agreed upon point by our safari guide/driver who will take you to the south western part of Uganda to Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to the few remaining endangered mountain gorillas. The journey from Kampala to the park takes about 7-9 hours’ drive however, with stopovers at any interesting point like at the equator crossing for informative talks, snacks and photography, handcraft shops and also at Mbarara for an hour lunch break. After, we will continue with the drive through the gorgeous scenery sometimes referred to as the ‘’Switzerland of Africa’’ this is a great sight as you continue with the drive to the park. Depending on where you booked for your accommodation you will arrive at the park in the evening either at Ruhija sector or Buhoma sector of the park. Check into your pre-booked accommodation for relaxation, dinner and an overnight at   Buhoma Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Buhoma Community Campground

    Day 2: Mountain Gorilla tracking and community walk in Bwindi national park

    After an early breakfast at the lodge, our safari guide will drive you to the park headquarters where you will meet the park wardens or senior ranger guides who will take you through a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas and also get you allocated to the gorilla family to visit. After, the ranger guide will lead you to the impenetrable forest to begin the search of these incredible species of gorillas. Carry bottled water, and sometimes packed lunch since the trek is unpredictable meeting them depends on where they last spent the previous night from the search may go to a half or full day in the jungle, so don’t forget to put on strong shoes/boats . Passing through the steep, thick and sometimes muddy forest is a bit tiresome, however once these apes are meet you will forget all the troubles you have gone through and utilize the one hour you are allowed to stay with the gorillas, learn their behaviors as well as taking as many photos and videos with them . After this wonderful activity, retreat back to the lodge for relaxation and late lunch, if the evening is free go for a community walk and visit the batwa community.  Dinner and an overnight at   Buhoma Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Buhoma Community Campground

    Day3: Cross to Rwanda side

    After a hearty breakfast at the lodge, our safari guide will be ready to transfer you to Uganda Rwanda border for crossing to volcanoes national park a home to the few remaining endangered mountain gorillas. The journey will take you through the beautiful scenery and land scape up to the border, after finalizing with the border crossing requirement, you will proceed with the journey through the winding road and terraced landscape with rolling hills up the. Arrive in time at the park for late lunch. The evening will be reserved for leisure at the side of the lodge as you wait for another interesting gorilla tracking the following day. Dinner and an overnight at Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/5 volcanoes Bontique hotel/Sabyinyo Silverback Lodg/Midrange: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/La Palme Hotel/ Kinigi Guest House/Hotel Muhabura

    Day 4: 2nd gorilla tracking in volcanoes national park-Rwanda

    You will get up early for breakfast, after our safari guide will drive you to the park headquarters to receive briefings from the park wardens about the all gorilla tracking process and also get you allocated to the gorilla family and the ranger guide. After, head to the thick rainforest to begin. The walks might be difficult so some physical fitness is needed as well as study pair of walking shoes/boots, the trek is unpredictable it can go up to full day, however once the gorillas are met, you are only allowed an hour with them while taking photography and videos with them (flash cameras are not allowed) this wonderful activity, retire back to the lodge for relaxation. However should the evening be free take a tour to lakes Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and an overnight at Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/5 volcanoes Bontique hotel/Sabyinyo Silverback Lodg/Midrange: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/La Palme Hotel/ Kinigi Guest House/Hotel Muhabura

    Day 5: Drive to Kigali and departure

    Wake up leisurely for a hearty breakfast, and then after,  our safari guide will transfer you to Kigali passing through the rolling hills and beautiful land scape to Kigali. Do your last shopping in Kigali markets and lunch en-route after connect to Kigali international airport and meet your departure flight back home if scheduled on this day.

    End of the safari

    The safari includes

    • Transportation and fuel in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
    • Full Board Accommodation on Safari as included in the itinerary
    • 1gorilla permit both in Uganda and Rwanda
    • Full English Speaking driver guide and all his associated expenses. We can also provide any other foreign language speaking guide on request.
    • Park entrance fees
    • Any other Activity fees as mentioned in the Itinerary

    Safari Exclusions

    But it exclude,

    • Accommodation in Kampala/Kigali unless is on itinerary
    • Flights
    • Visa fees,
    • Airport taxes
    • Item of personal nature, like bar bills, tipping, Laundry ,Beverages
    • Optional Activity fees
    • Other extra expenses not included above

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