5 DAY RWANDA AND UGANDA GORILLA TREK TOUR
BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda is a bio-diverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda. Its home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves, and fruits from the park are many trees and fern species. At the entrance of the park, you’re requested to present your permit for the 5 days Rwanda and Uganda gorilla trek tour. Restricted numbers of viewing permits help protect the endangered gorilla families. In the park, rough paths weave amid dense forests, which are home to many butterflies and birds.
In this 5 Day Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla trek tour you will have a valuable experience on a checklist to tick off through your primate trek with Mountain Gorillas. It will leave you with a long-lasting memory of Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, Uganda.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN KIGALI AND TRANSFER TO BWINDI NATIONAL PARK
Welcome to Rwanda! Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our knowledgeable representative who will brief you about your itinerary and our beautiful Countries Rwanda and Uganda. Later you will embark on your vehicle for your 4.5 hours scenic transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park. You will discover why Rwanda is called the land of a thousand hills. Arrive in time for refreshments and lunch.
Dinner and Overnight stay at your accommodation
DAY 2: RARE MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREK
After early breakfast, you will carry your packed lunch and meet your driver-guide at the reception to take you to the park headquarters for briefing and meet with excellent and well informed local guides and will keep in touch with the advance group (trackers) the guides will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla tracking based on their experience with gorillas.
We then hike into the forest to where the gorillas were seen the night before from that point with the communication of the advance group. The trek can take from 2 – 6 hours. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest surrounding scenery makes the trekking worthy. 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.
Remember to hire a porter to help you currying your backpack and can give you a hand during hiking where possible. Have your packed lunch along the way after your trek, return to the lodge for refreshment and relax or arrange a community walk with the lodge.
Dinner and Overnight stay at your accommodation.
DAY 3: TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – RWANDA
Today have your breakfast at leisure later you will be assisted to check out of your lodge embark on your vehicle and your driver-guide will transfer you on a 3-hour Scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park. Arrive in time for your lunch and relax with the lodge facilities with a 4:30 pm complementary cultural dance in the lodge’s main garden overseeing the beautiful volcanoes.
Dinner and Overnight Stay at your accommodation
DAY 4: GOLDEN MONKEY TREK AND TRANSFER TO KIGALI
After an early breakfast, you will leave for the Golden Monkey trek at 7:00 am. Golden Monkeys are very rare and nowhere in Africa is there better access to large habituated numbers than right here in Rwanda.
The trek to the Golden Monkey is easier than to the gorilla trek and these unique, playful, and beautiful creatures that will entertain you for a good hour. Returning to your accommodation for a freshen up, lunch and later embark on your 4×4 wd for your 2.5hrs scenic drive back to Kigali. Arrival in Kigali, you will be transferred directly to the Kigali genocide museum tour.
Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum
This is an extremely moving, challenging, educational, and ultimately inspiring memorial and a great place to understand the cause, tragedy, and successful rebuilding post-genocide.
The reconciliation and rebuilding have been miraculous and these memorials are built to inform, educate, and prevent such a tragedy to never occur again.
The tour is very transparent and educational but very somber and humbling when you realize that over 250,000 deceased are buried on the site of the memorial. Guaranteed you will feel every emotion during this visit.
The most common question that goes through your mind is “would I be capable of that level of forgiveness if I found myself in this situation”. That’s a true inspiration.
After the visit, you will be transferred to your hotel for a freshen up and relaxation with the hotel facilities.
Overnight at your accommodation.
DAY 5: TRANSFER TO KIGALI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
On this day you will have your at your breakfast at your convenient time and relax with the accommodation facilities. Later at 1 pm, you will be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your transfer back home. between going back to your rooms for check out and transfer to your Airport back home.