This trip starts in Kampala, Uganda and travels south through Uganda to Rwanda finishing back in Kampala. Guided gorilla trekking Chimpanzee tracking Lake Bunyonyi Trekking in the Verungu Mountains in the Parc de Volcans in Rwanda in search of the mountain gorilla is one of the most memorable experiences that will stay with you forever. Once found you can sit meters away from these magnificent endangered creatures. A visit to see the gorillas will help to ensure their continued survival in their natural habitat.
Day 1 Kampala Departure Point: Bukoto, Blue Mango Hotel, Old Kira Rd, Kampala. Check In Time: 8:45am Departure Time: 9:30am After checking into the hotel you head off to the Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Situated on an island 23kms from Entebbe, the sanctuary is beautifully forested which provides a safe environment for the orphaned chimpanzee that now regard this as their home. (L; D)
Day 2 Kibale National Park An early start sees you heading southwest to Gorilla country. Sir Winston Churchhill named Uganda “The Pearl of Africa” and never a truer word has been spoken about this beautiful country. The scenery is green and the people are extremely hospitable. The landscape varies from fertile green areas to snow covered Ruwenzori Mountains in the west to semi – desert parts in the north. (B; L; D)
Day 3 Parc de Volcansin This is an easier day as we cross the Ruwenzoris and head into Rwanda and check into our hotel. It is situated on the edge of the Parc de Volcansin the foothills of the volcanoes of the Virungus. (B; L; D) }
Day 4 Kisoro After a briefing by the park ranger, we head off in search of these magnificent gentle giants, the mountain gorilla. Optional Excursion: Gorilla Trek cost from US$250.00 – US$375 per person. The time taken to trek and find the gorillas can be long and tiring, although once in their presence the effort is more than worth it. The mountain gorilla (Gorilla Berengei) is one of our closest living relatives and it is thought that only about 600 still exist! Late afternoon sees us cross over into Uganda. The experience of trekking the gorillas is one of the greatest highlights that anyone can have in Africa. (B; L; D)
Day 5 Lake Bunyoni A leisurely day sees you make our way to lake Bunyoni, where you can relax or swim, windsurf, go cray fishing, whatever takes your fancy from the many amenities there. (B; L; D)
Day 6 Kampala Heading in a northeasterly direction we make our way back to Kampala where the trip comes to end. (B) Optional excusion Gorilla Trek US$225 – 375 Entrance into park and transfer to and from gorilla trekking point US$25 – 30 Please note: This itinerary should be used as a guide only and may vary from day to day depending on road conditions, weather, political situations, and group decisions. Due to new tourism laws in some of the countries there may be a truck and crew change during the trip. All prices & Local Payments are subject to change with prior notice.