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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Our tours generally start with a company guide picking you up from your hotel or airport very early in the morning. This 4-day tour will start with a tour of the city of Kigali. The Kigali city tour includes a visit to the 4-day Rwanda gorillas and golden monkeys, the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, the main city market, the presidential palace museum, artisan shops, and a few other places that might interest you. After the city tour, our guide will take you for lunch at a suitable spot before starting the 3-hour journey to the Volcanoes National Park. The journey involves passing through beautiful mountainous countryside and vast tea plantations. You will discover why Rwanda is referred to as “the land of a thousand hills”. Once you reach the park, you will be taken straight to your hotel for check-in and relaxation in your room or hotel gardens. Ensure that you sleep early so that you are ready for gorilla trekking the next day.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August (It is drier and hiking is easier)
High Season June to September (Permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Volcanoes NP

Accommodation:
Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas, Rwanda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Golden Monkey Tracking then Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Golden Monkey Tracking then Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After your breakfast, you will set off for Volcanoes National Park offices for another briefing on golden monkey tracking. You will have an opportunity to hire a porter to help out with any heavy luggage during the briefing or at the starting point. After hiking for about 2 hours, you will find them feeding on top of tree branches and the ground. Golden monkeys are found in 3 countries – Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are critically endangered and face great threats from human activities. Golden monkeys are very playful and cute. They live in groups consisting of about 80 individuals. They are comfortable with flash cameras, unlike gorillas. After spending time with them, you will go back to the starting point and find our driver waiting for you. The next program will be lunch and refreshment after which you will drive to Bwindi.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation:
Rushaga Gorilla Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Rushaga (Bwindi NP, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Batwa Experience

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Batwa Experience

The briefing for gorilla tracking starts at 8:00 a.m. This briefing is organized by park officials at the headquarters in the Bwindi Rushaga Sector. All trackers must be at the park offices and should attend the briefing to get an overview of what to expect during the activity. As we already stated earlier, there are 8 habituated gorilla families in Rushaga Sector and you will be assigned one based on your overall fitness. Once the briefing is completed, you will be led into the forest by park officials. Gorilla tracking in Bwindi National Park takes between 2 to 6 hours. After locating your gorilla family, you only have one hour to observe them. Listen to instructions from your guide and stay calm even when the silverback attempts to show power. Never make sudden and unnecessary movements to avoid alerting the gorillas.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August and December to February
High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Bwindi NP

Accommodation:
Rushaga Gorilla Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Rushaga (Bwindi NP, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4

Transfer to Kigali

Transfer to Kigali

You will wake up and have a late breakfast as you prepare to check out and start the trip back to Kigali. The driver will take you up to the airport if you have a flight that day. If you are still in Rwanda, then he will drop you off at your hotel.

Main Destination:
Kigali International Airport (Kigali, Rwanda)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.
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  • This tour is offered by NGONI Safaris Uganda, not SafariBookings.
  • This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on SafariBookings.
  • If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rates will likely change.
  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour are subject to availability.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • Gorilla tracking permits are subject to availability.