6 Days Gorilla Tour Uganda Rwanda
Top Destinations/Parks to Visit:
- Bwindi Forest National ParkThe Impenetrable Forest of Mountain Gorillas
- Entebbe International AirportFor your flight departure & arrival plans
Activities to do on this Safari:
- Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
- Bird watching
6 Days Gorilla Tour Uganda Rwanda
This 6 Days Gorilla tour Uganda Rwanda safari combines gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest and Volcanoes National Park. The trip starts with a visit to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest protected area home to a wide range of flora and fauna. You will have agame drive and see animals in this park which include some of the big five such as elephants, buffaloes and lions; as well as giraffes, antelopes, crocodiles, hippos etc. The trip takes you further through the Albertine Rift to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to more than half of the remaining total population of the mountain gorillas. The trip starts in Kampala and ends in Kigali or Kampala.
Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport
Arrive at Kigali Airport where our driver guide will receive you from – he will later transfer you to Kigali which is Rwandas capital, its where you will have lunch from. After that drive to Ruhengeri to the Volcanoes National Park; it is among the widespread Virunga Mountains along with Bwindi forest in Uganda and the Virunga in Congo which have a variety of peaks like the Bisoke, Karisimbi, Muhabura and Sabyinyo. It is also home to the rare Mountain Gorillas. Dine and have an overnight stay at Gorilla’s Nest Hotel/Kinigi Guesthouse(FB).
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking-Volcanoes
On this beautiful day after your breakfast drive to the headquarters of the park, while there you will have a briefing from the ranger guides concerning gorilla tracking. Later start trekking the gentle giants through the Volcanoes forest. Meeting the gorillas will be the most thrilling experience as you will be amazed at the Silverbacks. It will be a great time watching the gorillas play, communicate to each other and the mothers feed the young ones. In fact today will be your day to view and learn a lot about the gentle giants. Strictly one hour is spent with the gorillas, so make sure utilize your time with them. Return to the lodge, dine and spend overnight at Gorilla’s Nest Hotel/Kinigi Guesthouse(FB).
Day 3: Golden monkey tracking/Dian Fossey’s grave
You might visit the attractive golden monkeys and take walk to Dian Fossey’s grave or just choose other activities like visiting local community projects and schools or choose to hike Muhavura or Bisoke volcanoes. Have dinner and overnight at Gorilla’s Nest Hotel/Kinigi Guesthouse(FB).
Day 4: Travel to Uganda-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Enjoy breakfast and transfer to Kigali whereby if time allows you could have a short city tour, after which you will proceed with your journey to Uganda. Arrive at Bwindi Impenetrable and spend an Overnight together with having dinner at Buhoma Community Bandas/Gorilla Resort Hotel
Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Be a wake so early and have breakfast after drive to the headquarters, be brief and go through the mist Bwindi forest as you trek gorillas, it is an amazing time added with great views of the Silverback and other wildlife species in the forest. Upon meeting the gorillas, you will have only an hour with them. Later head back to the lodge and in the evening have a walk through the community of the indigenous Batwa people where you will learn a lot about their culture. Have dinner and an overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas/Gorilla Resort Hotel
Day 6: Return to Kigali-Rwanda
Have an early breakfast and after that bid good bye to the great Bwindi forest and drive back to Kigali where you will have lunch and after your guide will transfer you to the Airport for your flight back home.
End of 6 days Rwanda-Uganda Gorilla Tour
- A Gorilla permit (at US$600 each)
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Lunch and bottled drinking water
- A professional English speaking tour driver/guide
- Park entry fees and Guiding
- Ground transport and Flights to Kabale or Kisoro but can be arranged on request
- Accommodation but can be arranged on request
- Personal expenses such as beverages and tips given to staff
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- Local Flight from Entebbe to Kihihi – Western Uganda
- Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Nature Treks & Jungle Safari
Best Time to Visit
The best wildlife viewing months in Uganda and Rwanda are during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Rwanda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely.
How to Obtain Tourist Entry Visa
The most easier way of getting a visa to Uganda is by purchasing it at the entry point, Entebbe Airport or any border station. This is very possible for tourists. All you need to do is pay USD 50, fill in the application form with passport dates and information. The visa fee of USD 50 usually runs for 90 days.