5 Days Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Trek : A thrilling gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda and Uganda over the course of 5 days. The package includes gorilla tracking in both Rwanda and Uganda, as well as tracking golden monkeys, as well as a visit to the Karisoke research station, which is where Dian Fossey did her study on gorillas, and the journey will conclude with a tour of Kigali. On the gorilla tracking tour, you will visit two national parks: Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This will allow you to see the most gorillas possible.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
You will be picked up from the airport upon arrival by our guide, who will then transport you to the park in the designated vehicle. When you have checked into the hotel or lodge, you will have dinner there before retiring for the night.
Day 2: First Gorilla Trekking (Rwanda)
You will be transferred to the park headquarters for a briefing at 7:30 in the morning fully loaded with the tracking equipment, drinking water, and a packed lunch. After that, you will start your gorilla trail and begin tracking the gorilla family that has been assigned to you. It might take anything from one to five hours before you finally get to see the gentle giants, depending on how they move. After having an encounter with the gorillas, you will get the chance to take photographs of themselves in their natural environment before heading back to the resort for some rest time and lunch. In the evening, you will go on a nature walk or, alternatively, you can visit the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village to get a sense of the cultural history of Rwanda.
Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking / Karisoke Research Center
You are to meet at the headquarters of the park first thing in the morning for a briefing. You have the option of going on a golden monkey tracking excursion or making the ascent to the Karisoke Research Center, which was founded by Dian Fossey. Fossey was an American primatologist who devoted her entire life to the protection of mountain gorillas until the day she was killed. She is buried at the center next to a mountain gorilla named Digit. At the research facility, you will get further knowledge on the daily life of mountain gorillas. On the way back, you will cross the border into Uganda and travel through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is home to around fifty percent of the mountain gorillas that exist in the wild.
Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla trekking (Uganda)
After breakfast and a briefing by park ranger guides, you will begin a trek that could take anywhere from 30 minutes to 8 hours to find the Mountain gorillas. This trek will require you to climb up and down slippery slopes that are covered in dense misty vegetation. Picnic lunch boxes will be provided. You will finally come face to face with one of the most sought after beasts, the mountain gorilla, if you persevere through this challenging adventure. Return to the Camp for supper and overnight accommodations after spending one full hour with them, during which time you will observe and learn about their behavior while taking photographs of it.
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali
You will have breakfast very early in the morning, and then after that, you will go to Kigali for an interesting tour of Kigali, the fastest growing and cleanest city on the continent; on this trip, you will also be escorted to see the memorial sites for the genocide (optional). After that, your driver or guide will transport you to the airport they have reserved for you.