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5 DAYS UGANDA AND RWANDA GORILLA TREK

Day 1: depart for Ruhengeri

After early breakfast or on arrival at Kigali International Airport, start with a complimentary tour of the city referred to as the land of thousand hills. Drive to Ruhengeri area the second largest town in Rwanda, with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains – The Virungas.

Arrive and check in at your Hotel/Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Activities: City tour
Meal Plan: Half board – Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: GORILLA TRACKING + KAGANO COMMUNITY VISIT

After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters – Kinigi to meet your guides for the day. After completing the park formalities, embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 700 living today. You will get within meters of the family, and be privileged to spend an hour amongst them. The trekking may be fairly strenuous; up to six hours or longer at a relatively high altitude. We encourage for your own enjoyment to make sure that you are perfectly fit and healthy. (We’ve had people as old as 70 years old do gorilla tracking so this should not be a problem; all you need is to ask your driver guide to request a shorter group for you if cannot you trek far)It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers, gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets (for you, not the gorillas) as well as sufficient water as the rain forest gets hot and humid during the day.

Evening visit to the Kagano community village as you get to know why the community left the park and when was that. Return to your hotel for lunch and later dinner and overnight.

Activities: 1 Gorilla Trek, Community visit.
Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, bed & breakfast

DAY 3:  DEPART FOR THE UGANDA- RWANDA BOARDER

After early breakfast proceed for the twin lakes of Bulera & Ruhondo located in theNorthern Rwanda at the base of volcano Muhabura and close to the border with Uganda. They are surrounded by steep hills and large waterfalls with a backdrop of the Virunga volcanic mountains. Their deep blue waters ringed by steep hills and tall waterfalls with the outlines of the nearby Virunga Volcanoes provide a spectacular backdrop. Get to the view point then drive to Uganda through Cyanika border, after going through the immigrations, drive to your accommodation unit for dinner and overnight stay.

Activities: Twin Lakes Visit
Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, bed & breakfast

DAY 4: BWINDI Gorilla tracking

After breakfast, prepare for a meeting with the great apes – the Mountain Gorillas. You will be allowed to spend one hour with these gentle giants upon location. Watch them as they groom each other and as the juveniles delightfully swing from figs to figs in a playful way.

On return, meet with colleagues exhilarated to relive your encounter over a drink. Dinner and overnight stay at Lodge or Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Activities: Gorilla tracking

DAY 5: DEPART FOR KAMPALA

After early breakfast, check out of the room and embark on your return journey to Kampala. The journey will take you through the Ugandan country side past forest galleries, winding hills, through savanna grasslands till you get to Kampala. You will pass by the equator line crossing where you can have one foot on the northern hemisphere and another foot on the southern hemisphere. Continue and arrive Kampala in the evening

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Activities:

NB: Trip can begin in Uganda and end in Kigali

Cost Includes:

Two gorilla tracking permits per person
Community visit
Accommodation and meals as specified
Transport in 4x4wd vehicle
All guide fees
English speaking driver

Costs excludes:

Flights
Visas
Travel Insurance
Tips
Souvenirs
Drinks, personal clothing and baggage
Activities not mentioned in the programme
And any other items of personal nature.