TOUR ITINERARY FOR THE GORILLA TREK
Day 1: Arrive Kigali
On arrival at the airport you will transfer to Kigali where you will be briefed about your safari. Following lunch, leave for PNV at around 2pm.
This drive to the north will take you through the stunning terraced hillsides which characterize most of Rwanda’s terrain, gradually ascending to the foothills of the amazing Virunga volcanoes, and in fact you may be able to see 5 volcano peaks. Overnight Mountain Gorilla View lodge (BLD).
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Rwanda
Set out gorilla trekking in the Parc National des Volcans (based on the availability of the trekking permit at the time of making your booking). Track the mountain gorillas through the light forested mountain slopes of the stunning Virungas is a thrilling experience. When you eventually meet the gorillas, you will allowed an hour with them, seeing them feed, play and look for their young ones.
From here you will return for a late lunch at your lodge. Important to note is that some gorilla families are hard to find the gorilla trekking may last the entire day especially during the rainy months as the paths are quite muddy. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge (BLD).
Day 3 :Golden Monkey trekking experience
Today you will Visit the beautiful golden monkeys (at an extra fee payable at the time of booking) or opt to drive directly to Gisenyi, or visit Ross Carr’s orphanage as well as Lake Kivu, or walk to Lake Bulera, or hike the Bisoke or Muhabura volcanoes, or alternatively visit one of the local schools and the local community projects. Overnight at Mountain Gorlla View lodge (BLD).
Day 4: Trek Dian Fossey’s visit and transfer to Uganda
After breakfast you may choose to relax at the lodge, take a walk around or walk to Dian Fossey’s grave. In the afternoon after your lunch you will head to Uganda. Overnight at Mahogany springs Lodge, Engagi Lodge (BLD)
Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Uganda
Today you will track the mountain gorillas again, but this time this will be in Bwindi and later in the day you will take a nature walk in case you still have some energy.
Overnight Mahogany springs Lodge, Engagi Lodge (BLD)
Day 6: Lake Mburo National Park:
After an early breakfast you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo is an attractive park which is worth visiting; home to zebras plus other mammals. You will reach the park, check into our lodge and afterwards have lunch. There are several lodges such as MantanaTented Camp, Arcadia lodge and Mihingo lodge, that range from luxury, mid range and budget and as well offer a splendid view looking over Lake Mburo. The choice of accommodation will depend on your preference.
Later in the afternoon, you will have a boat ride on the lake. You will have an opportunity to see big numbers of hippos playing in the water, crocodiles, numerous elephants plus buffaloes, Elands, zebras, Impalas and antelopes enjoy the vegetation in addition to birds of all types as they sing up in the trees. This will reward you with an opportunity to take photos of this beautiful countryside. Head back to the lodge for dinner and the night’s rest.(BLD)
Day 7 – Departure;
After breakfast you will go for your final morning game drive as you go through and drive past the lakes. You will observe various animals plus birds staying in the umbrella acacia trees.
You will stopover at the Uganda Equator to take some photos pictures and Visit the craft shops and Buganda drum makers to purchase souvenirs to remind of the great holiday you had in Uganda. Reach Kampala in the late afternoon, In case your flight is that day your transfer to Entebbe airport, else, another night can be arranged for you in Entebbe (BL)