Our company representative guide/driver will pick you up from your hotel or airport in Kigali and take you for a half day Kigali city tour, you will visit a souvenir shop, the former presidential palace, the genocide memorial Centre and the main city market.
After the city tour, you will start the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through Rwanda’s amazing countryside (green rolling hills and plantations) which will take 4hrs.
After clearing with immigration, you will then cross over to Uganda and finally to your lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Unpack and relax at the lodge.
Overnight and Dinner at Chameleon Hill Lodge (luxury) and Rushaga Camp (Mid-range and Budget).
Early morning you’ll take breakfast and head for briefing at the park offices. The briefing is conducted by the head Guide at 7:00am and is basically about how to conduct yourself while with the gorillas or what to bring along during gorilla tracking. You will be assigned a gorilla group and given an opportunity to hire porters. After knowing your gorilla group, you should now head to the forest to look for the primates. You’ll enjoy photos of yourself with the group. After the one hour with the mountain gorillas, you should head back to the starting point where you will meet our guide to take you back to the lodge for lunch and rest.
In the late afternoon, you will be taken to visit the Batwa community living near the park. The Batwa were the original inhabitants of the Bwindi impenetrable forest but were relocated outside the park to create room for gorilla conservation activities.
Overnight and Dinner at Chameleon Hill Lodge (luxury), and Rushaga Camp (Mid-range and Budget).
After the previous long day, wake up at your own time and take breakfast as you wait for our company representative guide/driver. Checkout and embark on the journey back to the Volcanoes national park in Rwanda.
Lunch will be served at the lodge.
After lunch, you can have a nap at the lodge as you wait for the driver to take you to the Gorilla Guardians Village. You will spend the afternoon watching traditional dance performances.
Overnight and Dinner at The 5 Volcanos Lodge (Luxury), Da Vinci Lodge (Mid-range) and The Garden Place Hotel (Budget).
After your early break, you’ll head for the Volcanoes National Park for the briefing on gorilla tracking at 7:00am. Like in Bwindi, the briefing covers topics about mountain gorillas, the history of the park, the gorilla groups, what to pack and what to expect.
After the briefing, you will be led into the forest by the park Rangers/Guide. Expect to pass through thick bamboo forest with amazing creatures. Our driver will drop you off at your hotel or airport in Kigali for departure.
End of Tour