7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Embark on an extraordinary 7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes and diverse wildlife of East Africa. Begin your journey with an exhilarating golden monkey tracking experience in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll encounter these playful primates amidst lush bamboo forests. Then, venture into the misty jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a life-changing gorilla trekking expedition, forging a deep connection with these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Continue your 7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari exploration into Uganda, where the towering peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains await your ascent, offering breathtaking vistas and a chance to summit Africa’s third-highest peak. Next, delve into the pristine wilderness of Kibale Forest for an enchanting chimpanzee tracking adventure, where you’ll witness the playful antics of our closest relatives in their verdant sanctuary. With each day brimming with discovery and wonder, this safari promises an unforgettable odyssey through some of Africa’s most remarkable landscapes and wildlife habitats.

7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Highlights

 

Detailed 7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo in Rwanda, and set high on the jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains, the Volcanoes National Park is best known as a sanctuary for the region’s rare mountain gorillas. Visitors flock here to experience face to face encounters with these intriguing creatures.

Regulated treks through the reserve allow visitors to spend an hour at a time with these incredible primates in their natural habitat. While the gorillas are without a doubt the main drawcard, visitors can also look forward to exploring a network of scenic hiking trails, with the beautiful day hike to the crater lake on Mount Bisoke being a particular highlight. Make sure to visit the fascinating Karisoke Research Centre and the tomb of the world-famous Dian Fossey.

  • Destination: Volcanoes National Park
  • Accommodation: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Luxury), Da Vince Gorilla Lodge (Mid-Range)
  • Activity: Scenic Drive to Volcanoes National Park and Visit Dian Fossey Grave Yard.
  • Meal Plan: Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

Day 2: Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda offers Golden monkeys trekking. This unique experience allows guests in groups of up to eight to look for and discover golden monkeys within their natural habitat.

The monkeys are incredibly active and enjoy showing off for tourists and researchers that they encounter daily. The monkeys can be found closer to the base of the volcano and enjoy eating the bamboo vegetation in the area.

In the afternoon, visit the Batwa people for a cultural experience in Kisoro and then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking the following day of 7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari.

  • Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Accommodation: Kiho Gorilla Lodge (Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-Range)
  • Activity: Enjoy Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes, Batwa Cultural Experience
  • Meal Plan: Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Transfer to Kasese

7 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wake early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla trekking. Before 8:00 am, report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers. The guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, to track the gorillas. (Please note this trek can take from 30 minutes to 5-6 hours). A reasonable degree of fitness is required, as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them ‘talk’ to one another, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the Silverback. The 7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left.

  • Destination: Kasese
  • Accommodation: Sandton Hotel Kasese (Mid-Range)
  • Activity: Enjoy Gorilla Tracking and Scenic Drive to Kasese
  • Meal Plan: Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Days 4 & 5: Exploration of the Rwenzori Mountains National Park

7 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari

Safari Drive to Kasese

Spanning the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in eastern equatorial Africa, the Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’, have captivated imaginations since as early as 150 AD when Ptolemy mentioned them. Towering at a majestic 5100 meters, these peaks are veiled in mist, boasting perpetual snow and glaciers, while their lower slopes are cloaked in dense forests. Recognized for its breathtaking beauty, the range has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Beyond the allure of the mountains themselves, the surrounding area boasts its own charm, with verdant forests, diverse birdlife, and fascinating wildlife.

Visitors embarking on the 7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari adventure can anticipate trekking through the mountains, relishing in awe-inspiring vistas, and traversing Stanley Glacier. The Rwenzori Park unfolds as a splendid realm of ice and snow, adorned with colossal ice-rime formations and astonishing vegetation, outshining other Afro-alpine regions in its allure, marvel, and appeal to mountaineering aficionados.

Stretching 120 km in length, 48 km in width, and reaching heights of 5100m, the Rwenzori Mountains boast six snow-capped peaks, providing ample opportunities for both seasoned climbers and leisurely hikers alike. Among the highlights is the Afro-Montane rainforest, nestled above 3000 meters, showcasing majestic specimens of lobelia, heather, and groundsel.

Enriching this experience further, consider extending your journey with the 7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari.

  • Destination: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Activity: Mountain Hiking today from Nyabitaba Hut to John Matte Camp
  • Meal Plan: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking Kibale Forest National Park

7 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari

Kibale Forest National Park

Go Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park. Situated in Western Uganda, is famous for its high density of primates, breathtaking crater lakes, and thick, beautiful jungle. Thirteen primate species inhabit the beautiful tropical forest, including red-tailed monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus, and black and white colobus monkeys. Visitors may spot some of the 300 bird species and 250 butterfly species, and buffalo, forest elephants, leopards, bushbucks, and sitatungas also live in the park but are generally shy. The area is decorated by around 50 enthralling crater lakes and numerous pristine hiking trails. Several cultural tours are on offer which delve into the rich traditions of the Batoro people, giving travellers a chance to see Batoro dancing, singing and traditional healing up close.

  • Destination: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Accommodation: Turaco Treetops Lodge (Mid-range), Kibale Forest Lodge (Luxury)
  • Activity: Enjoy Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest
  • Meal Plan: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Day 7: End of Itinerary

The most favourite of Kibale’s walks embarks on from the Kanyanchu Visitor center at 08.00 & 15.00 and lasts 2 to 3 hours. Chimpanzee are the most sought-after primate by visitors, but you should look out for the black & white colobus, red tailed monkey or the grey cheeked mangabey. Your 7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari guides will be able to show you pittas & different bird species and will give details of the tradit of the plant species within the forest. This walk is for 6 people in a group.

7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

Included

  • Ground transfers by 4 WD Safari Land Cruiser
  • One Gorilla permit per person
  • Batwa Cultural Experience. 
  • Services of an English-speaking guide- per vehicle.
  • Fuel expenses.
  • Accommodation and all meals while on the entire safari stay in Uganda.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on safari
  • 1 soft drink per meal i.e. a soda or mineral water at/during lunch and dinner,
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Bottled drinking water & assorted drinks throughout the safari.
  • Ranger fees.
  • All government taxes.
  • Our assistance.

7 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Exclusions

  • International flights,
  • Personal Travel insurance,
  • Visa Fees,
  • Premium drinks,
  • Cigarettes,
  • Tips, souvenirs, and any other items of personal nature.

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