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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

Pick up and drive to Volcanoes National Park

Pick up and drive to Volcanoes National Park

After a safe landing at Kigali International Airport, you will be greeted by our friendly driver-guide who will take you to and from the gorilla trek. Volcanoes National Park is home to the world's largest population of mountain gorillas.

You start with a city tour, and if time allows, also visit the Genocide Memorial. We will have breaks for lunch and refreshments. You'll arrive at the park just before dusk to enjoy a delectable dinner, and then retire for the night. The golden monkey trekking begins quite early in the morning, so you should keep to your schedule and be well-rested.

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 lodgejust outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas, Rwanda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Bwindi National Park, Uganda

Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Bwindi National Park, Uganda

Start the day with a mouthwatering breakfast at the lodge, and then drive to the park headquarters with all of your luggage and trekking gear for a pre-trek briefing. The knowledgeable ranger-guides will go over the do's and don'ts of trekking and then accompany you. The experience will last anywhere from 1 to 7 hours, depending on how far the golden monkeys are foraging.

You can expect to see the golden monkey habitats, rare plant species like the giant lobelia, birds, and more. After a successful visit, you transfer to Bwindi National Park in Uganda, crossing the Cyanika border. You will arrive in the evening and enjoy dinner.

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:
Bweza Gorilla Lodge
  • Mid-range lodgejust outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Gorilla trekking and transfer to Kigali

Gorilla trekking and transfer to Kigali

Your gorilla-trekking experience will begin in the morning with a hearty breakfast. Drive to the park headquarters where you will meet the park ranger-guide who will first take you through a briefing about the do's and don'ts while tracking. He will then lead you to the forest to trek for these endangered mountain gorillas.

The mountain gorilla trekking lasts from an hour to 8 hours, depending on where the gorilla family moved to while looking for food. Enjoy the bird calls and spot other primates as you search for the endangered mountain gorillas. After a successful trek, embark on your journey to Kigali to arrive in time for your flight. End of service.

Main Destination:
Kigali (Rwanda)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not 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 Epic Uganda Vacation, 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.
  • This tour is subject to the terms & conditions of Epic Uganda Vacation.