Day 1: Pickup from Kigali
Our tour guide will pick you up in the morning from your hotel or the Airport. Take a brief Kigali City Tour – Take a Gisozi Genocide Memorial Tour where you will learn about the 1994 Rwanda Genocide that saw almost a million people dead in just a few days. Have Lunch in Kigali and Travel to Southern Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. If we travel via Cyanika Border, you will have a stopover at the Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. Then continue past the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and on a clear day you will take great photos of the 3 Virunga Mountains: Sabinyo, Muhabura and Gahinga Mountains. Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda. Depending on the location where there is availability of gorilla permits, stay at
- Gorilla Valley Lodge (Budget) / Gorilla Mist Camp / Bakiga Lodge (Deluxe or Luxury) in the Ruhija Sector
- Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget) / Rushaga Gorilla Camp Cottages (Midrange) / Chameleon Hill Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge (Luxury)
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Southern Bwindi
The guide will pick you up after early breakfast, and drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable Park offices. Get briefed about the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ of gorilla trekking and how you should behave while with the gorillas within the forest. Guided by a UWA Ranger Guide, start the hike into the impenetrable jungle to look for the endangered mountain gorillas. Gorilla Tracking can take 2-8 hours depending on the movements of the mountain gorillas within the forest. Tracking involves walking up steep and densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. Upon meeting the mountain gorillas, you will stay with these giant apes for 1 hour enjoying observation and photography. After the gorilla trek, return to the park offices for your certificate. Embark on a return trip to Kigali. Drop off at the hotel or Kigali Airport.
End of the Tour
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