5-Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trekking, Batwa Experience

Daily Tour 5 days
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Over View

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park &Mgahinga Forest /National Park. The park is situated in south-western Uganda, at the terminal of the plain and mountain forests, Bwindi Park forest covers 32,000 ha and is popular widely for its exceptional biodiversity, inhabiting more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. And other parks that inhabit mountain gorillas include Volcanoes National Park and Virunga National Park situated in the east of DRC and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

You need to book a gorilla Trekking safari at least 2 months before the final date.


ARRIVAL/RETURN LOCATION
Entebbe International Aiport (Google Map)

DEPARTURE TIME
Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.

INCLUDED
  • Gorilla permit,
  • Hiking Mount karisimbi
  • Bird watching,
  • Twin Lakes tour.Ruhondo&Burera
  • Batwa tour
  • Pick ups and drop offs
  • Trekking primates
  • Meals
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Accommodation
  • Accommodations
  • Professional guide

NOT INCLUDED
  • Airfare
  • 5 days cruise

 

Full Itinerary

Day 1:Transfer from kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

In the morning pick up from Entebbe Airport or Kampala,  Later you will have a break in Entebbe or Kampala, before going on you trekking safari.  You will be briefed by the guide and later drive heading to the western part of Uganda. You will have a stopover at the Equator to get some shoots and visit the craft shops. After you will embark on your safari to Mbarara city. Upon arrival in Mbarara, you will have lunch in Mbarara at Igongo. You will proceed to Kabale-Kisoro where the park is situated. Upon arrival, you will enjoy dinner and overnight’

Day 2:Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park &Batwa Tour Experience.

You will have breakfast at your lodge, then you will set off for your adventure Gorilla Trekking from the forest. The trekking will take approximately 2-3 hrs passing through a thick forest of different species of trees, As you continue you will finally find an endangered gorilla family inhabiting the forest, You will be taught about their way of living, like movement, feeding, Protection, and you will have a chance of giving them nice shoots with your camera but not putting on flashlights.

After  3hrs  trekking those primates, you will continue to the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Tour Batwa (pygmies) known as “The keepers of the forest” who have overstayed in the forest of Bwindi for over a thousand years. This adventure starts in Buhoma on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the safari is done on foot hiking through the forest. This indigenous group of people spend much of their time in the forest hunting, gathering fruits making craft materials like baskets and even conserving the forest.

Visiting you will be entertained by their tales about the forest and even their cultural dances.

During your tour in Batwa, you will head off to Garambacaves, the cave full of darkness.

Batwa-people

Day 3: Rwanda Safari and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Early morning, you will have breakfast at the lodge and embark on your safari from BwindiImpenetable National Park to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda crossing over the Cynika border. Upon arrival at the border, you will continue to Ruhengeri where Volcanoes National Park is situated. After arriving in Volcanoes National Park, you will head northwards to the border of Rwanda and Uganda to visit the twin lakes, that is lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera which are situated at the base of Mount Muhabura hence giving off spectacular scenery. As you still trekking, you will view Golden Monkeys, beautiful bird species and Mountain gorillas. Later you will go to Musanze caves for a visit and then to the Ibywacucultuaral village tour.  After embark to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Hiking Mount Karisimbi(Ascend)

After having breakfast, you will set off for a hike with your guide in the Virunga mountains situated in east-central Africa. The moment you start hiking, you will encounter various types of wildlife like golden monkeys, and bird species. We recommend that before setting off for this hike, make sure you are physically fit, not weak, body balance and fitness must be considered since the slopes on this mountain are challenging. If lucky enough you will be able to encounter the Karisimbi mountain gorilla family that are inhabiting the lower slopes of this mountain.

Day 5:Return to kampala via Kigali

After having breakfast, you will ascend approximately 1000m as you get to the top of Mount Karisimbi (4,705m). You will have a spectacular view of the caldera and crater lakes while at the summit. You will relax and give excellent snaps of the beautiful surroundings. Later you will start descending getting closer to your lodge.  You will be picked up from the lodge by your safari driver to Kigali for a  short tour of Kigali city and then finally return to Kampala.

There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.

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