Overview

The 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Uganda and Rwanda takes you to the Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is a short Uganda Rwanda combined gorilla safari that commences and ends in Kigali offering you the great opportunity to view mountain gorillas in the Virunga massif and Bwindi Impenetrable, the only places where these species exist in the whole world. It incorporates the Gisozi genocide memorial tour to pay tribute to the counts of Rwandese who lost their lives in the bloody genocide that befell Rwanda in the year 1994.

Safari Highlight

Day 1: Visit the Gisozi genocide memorial & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Do Gorilla Trekking & transfer to Uganda

Day 3: Do Gorilla trekking & transfer to Kigali

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Description:

Day 1: Visit the Gisozi genocide memorial & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, embark on the tour of the Kigali genocide memorial in Gisozi where counts of Rwandese dominantly from the Tutsi ethnicity and moderate Hutus lay in memory following their slain in cold blood in 1994 genocide that hit Rwanda. You will listen to the sorrowful account of genocide and the lasting effect that it bestowed on Rwanda not forgetting the hearing the reconciliatory efforts that the country has employed in order to prevent any tragedy of that sort in the future. From the genocide site, you will embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 2 -3 hours’ drive in the north west of Rwanda driving along the rolling hills of Rwanda that have earned it a dub as the land of a thousand hills. You will arrive in the evening for relaxation dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Mount Gorilla View Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Hotel La Palme (Midrange/Standard) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Do Gorilla Trekking & transfer to Uganda

After breakfast, gather at the Kinigi Park headquarters at 8am to start with a briefing session from the rangers about the gorilla trekking conduct. The before trek experience is spiced by a cup of coffee grown from the Rwandan soils amidst traditional Kinyarwanda performances. After this session, you will be allocated a respective gorilla family to track and head to the forest in the slopes of Virunga Volcanoes in search of the critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. The trek for the gorillas is one of the lifetime experiences that you will always wonder to have had. Hiking the slopes and challenging landscapes is an experience in its self while the magical scenery of the Virunga Volcanoes, the rolling hills of Rwanda, impressive flora and the birds combine to make the gorilla trek to go beyond only gorillas. The one hour of direct encounter with the gorillas is availed to you upon reaching them and will be utilized maximum by asking the questions that you wish to know about gorillas from the Ranger, taking life time pictures and viewing of the gorillas themselves. Retreat from the activity which tends to last 2 – 8 hours to the starting point after your picnic lunch and then transfer to Uganda and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in particular for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Do Gorilla trekking & transfer to Kigali

Gather at the respective park headquarter in the morning after an early heavy breakfast for briefing about the gorilla trekking encounter by the park rangers at 8am. After briefing, you will head to the forest for the thrilling gorilla trekking adventure. The hike across the varied landscapes of Bwindi marked with deep valleys, steep hills and dense vegetation cover is very rewarding. The moment you come across the critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is one those must list moments that you can ever encounter in the life time. The gorilla trek lasts between 2 – 8 hours and after the one full hour of direct encounter with them; you will return the starting point and transfer to Kigali arriving in the evening to mark the end of your safari.

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