This 6 Days Gorilla Tour Uganda and Rwanda will begin and end in Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali. You will travel to Rwanda and Uganda as part of the program to do gorilla trekking in the respective Volcanoes National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Volcanoes National Park is the oldest national park in Africa and was established in 1925 primarily for the purpose of preserving and protecting mountain gorillas, who are now in risk of extinction. The park, also called Parc National Des Volcans in French, is situated near Kinigi, a small community called Musanze, which was formerly known as Ruhengeri in the northwest of Rwanda. Volcanoes Park Rwanda is a portion of the vast Virunga Conservation Area, which also includes Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The 160 square kilometer Volcanoes Park is home to five volcanic volcanoes out of the nine Virunga Mountains, different varieties of vegetation, endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, elephants, buffaloes, bushbucks, gigantic forest pigs, and a variety of bird species. The sequence of dormant volcanoes that make up the Virunga Massif—Karisimbi, the highest at 4,507 meters, Bisoke with its lush crater lake, Sabinyo, Gahinga, Volcanoes and Muhabura—are the inspiration for the naming of the Park.
6 Days Gorilla Tour Uganda and Rwanda, Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park stretches along Uganda’s south-western border and is a vast, old forest. The park is comprised of a number of deep green, mist-covered valleys that are crammed together along the mountain range’s slopes. The park is an ancient, intricate ecology with a wide variety of species, and deep within its boundaries is a strikingly unique world. Many sections of it may only be accessible on foot due to the thick vegetation and rough terrain, retaining its primitive essence. Under the dense canopy of trees, forest elephants, enormous forest hogs, hundreds of butterfly species, and other primate species roam. The 32,092 acres (331 sq km) World Heritage Site is one of Africa’s oldest habitats, having endured the last centuries when the majority of the rest of the continent’s woods vanished.
After your arrival at Kigali Airport, our driver guide will meet you there and transport you to Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, where you will enjoy lunch. After that, travel to Ruhengeri to the Volcanoes National Park, which is part of the larger Virunga Mountains, which also include the Bwindi Forest in Uganda and the Virunga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These mountains have a variety of peaks, including the Bisoke, Karisimbi, Muhabura, and Sabyinyo. The endangered Mountain Gorillas live there as well. Dinner and overnight stay at the Kinigi Guesthouse/Nest Gorilla’s Hotel (FB).
Drive to the park headquarters on this lovely day after breakfast, where you will receive a lecture from the ranger guides regarding gorilla trekking. Later, start walking through the forest of the volcanoes with the peaceful giants. The most thrilling experience will be going up close to gorillas since you’ll be astounded by their Silverbacks. Seeing the gorillas play, converse with one another, and watch the mothers feed their babies will be a lot of fun. Actually, today will be your chance to see and discover a lot about the gentle giants. Spending only an hour with the gorillas is strictly prohibited, so make the most of it. Gorilla’s Nest Hotel/Kinigi Guesthouse, are the option where you can have dinner and stay the night (FB)
You may go see the lovely golden monkeys and stroll over to Dian Fossey’s tomb, or you could choose to do something else, like check out the neighborhood schools and community initiatives, or ascend the Muhavura or Bisoke volcanoes. Eat supper and spend the night at the Kinigi Guesthouse or Gorilla’s Nest Hotel (FB).
After eating breakfast, travel to Kigali, where, if time permits, you can have a brief city tour before continuing on to Uganda. When you travel to Bwindi Impenetrable, stay the night there and have dinner at either Buhoma Community Bandas or Gorilla Resort Hotel.
Be sure to get up early, eat breakfast, and then travel to the park headquarters for briefing on dos and don’ts while with these endangered primates. While you hike through the misty Bwindi forest, you’ll get spectacular views of the Silverback and other forest creatures. You will only get an hour with the gorillas when you first meet them. Then, return to the lodge, and in the evening, take a stroll through the neighborhood of the native Batwa people to discover more about their culture. Visit the Buhoma Community Bandas/Gorilla Resort Hotel for dinner and a night’s stay.
After an early morning, say goodbye to the magnificent Bwindi forest, and then travel back to Kigali. There, you’ll have lunch before being driven by your guide to the airport for your return flight.
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