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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 from Kigali to Kisoro/Kabale in Uganda

Transfer from Kigali to Kisoro/Kabale in Uganda

You will be met by your safari guide in Kigali, Rwanda, who will drive you straight to the Uganda-Rwanda border of Cyanika/Katuna. In the process, you will traverse the lush countryside dotted with undulating hills that have qualified Rwanda as a land of a thousand hills. You'll be arriving in Bwindi in the afternoon, check into your lodge. Later, go for the Batwa Cultural trail. You will go through their villages to have an experience of how they go about their daily routine activities and be amazed by the way they skillfully cultivate the hillsides and how they care for their animals (cows) which are a prime source of pride. Dinner and your overnight stay are at your accommodation.

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:
Trekker's Tavern Cottages
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Bwindi NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After early morning breakfast, walk to the park headquarters for a briefing on the dos and don’ts during gorilla tracking. Thereafter, you'll proceed to the gorilla trail. Gorilla tracking normally lasts between 2 to 8 hours or even a day to encounter the gorillas. However, you'll be allowed to stay in the presence of these awesome apes for at least an hour. It is advisable that you carry packed lunch, which will be provided, as one cannot determine how long it may take to encounter the mountain gorillas. Later, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive is through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ for its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzia free. Dinner and your overnight stay are at the resort.

Main Destination:
Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Bunyonyi Safaris Resort
  • Mid-range resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Transfer Back to Kigali

Transfer Back to Kigali

After early morning breakfast, you will take a boat ride on this lake and tour different islands. Then we will head to border to cross to Rwanda, you will drive to Kigali for your drop-off.

Main Destination:
Kigali
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 Frena Adventures, 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 is subject to availability.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • Gorilla tracking permits are subject to availability.
  • This tour is subject to the terms & conditions of Frena Adventures.