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With the 6 Days Rwanda/Uganda Gorilla Trekking tour, you have a 6 day tour package taking you through Kigali, Rwanda and 3 other destinations in Africa. 6 Days Gorilla Trekking Adventure with Rwanda-Uganda Experience is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Meet your favorite wild animals in Rwanda and Gorillas in Uganda! This tour introduces you to the Rwandan wild animals, visit to the museums and cultural sites and Gorilla Trekking experiences. This tour also introduces you to Kigali city, including a visit to the genocide memorial, cultural attractions, museums, Mountain Kigali viewing and local markets for tasting local fruits or milk. It also makes you visit Akagera National Park for sighting wild animals, Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Buhanga forest, twin lakes and cultural center in Rwanda. This is a lifetime experience for animal sighting, museum visits and insights on both Rwanda and Uganda.
Day 1: Kigali City Tour
Arrive in Kigali and picked up by a Green Rock Safari tour guide and checked-in to your hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, start Kigali city tour and experience about Rwanda and the city during the pre-colonial period, colonial and post-colonial periods i.e. through independence, genocide period and current trends. This is done by visiting different sites in Kigali and its suburbs. You will basically visit the genocide memorial, Richard Kandt House, Campaign Against Genocide, Camp Kigali Memorial, Mount Kigali Visit and horse ride & Zipline activities, a visit to the local market and ending the day.
Start point: Kigali International Airport, Kigali City, Rwanda 06:00 - 10:00
Day 2: Akagera National Park
After an early morning coffee, depart for Akagera National Park at 5:00 am for check up at the Park's office at 7:00 am. Pick your guide for the full day game drive. Start witnessing your favorite animals in the park including zebras, giraffe, Impala, Topi, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Bushbuck, Sable Antelope, elephants among others. Overnight in Kigali.
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda
The journey to Bwindi begins from your hotel; our guide will meet you and transfer you to Bwindi forest driving either through Cyanika border post to southern Bwindi in Rushaga; or Begin from Kigali city and drive through Katuna border post to Ruhija in the northern sector of Bwindi national park. All this depends on the availability of gorilla permits in either sector of the park. Dinner and Overnight at Buhoma lodge/Bwindi lodge/ Gorilla Safari lodge (luxury) or sleep in Kabale for low budget with basic accommodations.
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking experience
After an early breakfast at 6:30 am, get ready for trekking. Ensure to carry the rain jacket, drinking water, snacks and jungle boots. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare mountain Gorillas; an exercise that might take between 2-8 hours. Overnight at your lodge/Guest house.
Day 5: Drive to Musanze for Buhanga Forest Visit
Early morning drive to Musanze for Buhanga Forest Visit. In the Afternoon you will visit Ibyiwacu Cultural Village in Kinigi. Overnight at a Recommended Hotel in Musanze.
Day 6: Twin Lakes experience and Transfer to Kigali International Airport
Morning drive to Burera and Ruhondo Twin Lakes to enjoy a fantastic nature walk around the lakes, bird watching, fishing and later a beautiful sundowner cruise while enjoying the outstanding view of the volcanoes with cold drinks and snacks. Later you will drive back to Kigali and transfer to the airport. You will have time to buy souvenirs at Kirenge Cultural Village and drive to Kigali International Airport or a hotel in Kigali for overnight stay.
Transport in a 4WD landcruiser with pop-up roof for excellent game view
English speaking driver/guide
Accommodation as listed in the itinerary
All included meals
Packed lunch for the gorilla tracking
Park-entrance fees according to the itinerary
All activities described in the itinerary
1 gorilla permit per person (US$ 600).
International air fares
Meals that are not part of your accommodation
A porter during the gorilla tracking
Personal (medical/travel) insurance
Government tax or park fees increase
Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, e.t.c.
All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs e.t.c.).