The spectacular African landscapes and wildlife of Uganda and Rwanda offer a diverse range of safari activities. Tracking the mountain gorilla through the misty forests of Bwindi in Uganda and the Virungas in northern Rwanda or tracking chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge makes a truly unique safari.
The tour takes you on an unforgettable voyage into the misty forests of Africa and gives you a privileged insight into the fascinating world of the great apes. Led by outstanding guides, you will stay at unique and intimate eco-lodges near the gorilla and chimpanzee forests.for your departure flight.
3 days Gorilla tracking in Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
In the morning at 6:00 am leave Kampala after breakfast and then drive southwestern Uganda to Bwindi Gorilla Park. You will stop at the equator and Mbarara for photos and lunch respectively. The drive will take you about 8-9 hours, reaching the park in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi
This morning you will have breakfast and then transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before you move along the park trails tracking the gorillas. The walk through the forest in search of these great apes will be informative providing information about the surrounding flora and fauna. You will meet the gorillas and then spend an hour with them watching them feed, care for the young ones. After trekking you will return to your lodge. All meals and overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 3: Bwindi
Drive back to Kampala and later transfer to Entebbe Airport for your onward travel arrangements.
Note: There are also scheduled flights from Entebbe to Kihihi Airstrip in Bwindi, which will avoid the long road journeys.
3 Days Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda – Virunga Mountains
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali & transfer to Virunga
You will be welcomed by a guide who will drive you to the north of Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park, viewing spectacular scenery of the Virunga Mountains en route (journey takes approximately 2hrs). Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Virunga
After breakfast head to the park headquarters with packed lunch & water for a briefing. Then proceed with your guide to track the gorillas. Time taken searching for these gentle giants ranges between 2-5 hours depending on the movement of gorillas. On finding the gorillas you will spend one hour in their presence and later return for lunch at the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 3: Return to Kigali, depart
After breakfast drive back to Kigali (journey takes approximately 2hrs). If time allows you will enjoy a city tour to see the genocide memorial and then transfer to the airport for your departure flight.