Day 1:  Lake Bunyonyi
Our guide/driver picks you at 8:00 am from your hotel in Kampala. Drive to Mbarara via Masaka. Make a stop over at Equator crossing for photography. Proceed and stop over for Lunch in Mbarara at Igongo Cultural village (Ankole Museum) or Agip Motel. After lunch, drive through the breathtaking beauty and soothing environment of western Uganda to Kabale in Kigezi region commonly referred to as “The Switzerland of Africa”. Proceed to Lake Bunyonyi enjoying the stunning view of the beautiful  Muhabura Volcanic Ranges. For bird lovers, Bunyonyi is home to several bird species like the African Harrier Hawk, Yellow-backed and spectacled weavers, Levillant cuckoo and lots more birds.
Dinner and overnight at your choice accommodation around Lake Bunyonyi.
Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2:  Transfer to Rwanda
In the morning, you will take a boat ride and visit some of the 29 historical islands. After lunch, transfer to Kigali via Katuna.  The drive takes you through spectacular countryside of rolling hills with terraced gardens interspersed with woodlots. Arrive Kigali in the evening.
Overnight at Hotel Des Mille Collines
Meal plan: Full Board (dinner, breakfast, packed lunch)

Day 3: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, drive to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. The road to Ruhengeri is sealed offering stunning scenery of the hills and valleys of this green and lush country, taking a little less than two hours. From Ruhengeri a 20 minute drive to Kinigi at the base of Sabinyo Mountain, with excellent views of the rest of the Virunga Volcanoes.
Proceed to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film are recommended. It can rain at a few minutes notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film.
Depending on the gorilla group you have tracked, you may still have enough time to take a nature walk in the National Park, visit the golden monkeys, or visit Dian Fossey’s Grave.  It is also possible to visit the Twin Lakes Ruhondo and  Burera .

Overnight at  Gorilla Nest Lodge or Le Bamboo Hotel

Meal plan: Full Board (dinner, breakfast, packed lunch)

Day 4: Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe Forest national Park. This is one of East Africa’s largest forests, with 13 monkey species, including chimpanzees. Make a walk through the forest in search of chimpanzees, monkeys and birds, or do the waterfalls trail.

Overnight at Hotel Des Mille Collines or  Gisaruka Lodge

Meal plan:  (Dinner, Breakfast)

Day 5: Transfer from Nyungwe Forest N.P to Kigali
Transfer from Nyungwe Forest National Park to Kigali Air Port for your outbound Flight.

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation with meals mentioned
  • Drinking water on trip (3 litres per person per day)
  • 4×4 safari Vehicle with fuel and driver/guide
  • Gorilla permits
  • International flights
  • Visa for Rwanda
  • All optional activities
  • Insurances
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.

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