This 4 days Rwanda and Uganda double gorilla trek involves trekking mountain gorillas in both Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National park. This is a two in one experience and a very rare and unique opportunity to all tourists who love to explore and adventure. Trek the mountain gorillas in less misty Volcanoes national park in Rwanda vis-a-vis the thick impenetrable Bwindi impenetrable national park and compare and contrast the two experiences.
Day 1: Visit Kigali city and proceed to Volcanoes National Park
Upon arrival, our professional guide will welcome you and brief you about the 4 days Rwanda and Uganda double gorilla trek. Depending on arrival time, visit Kigali city’s historical and legendary sites, ranging from genocide sites, monuments, museums, contemporary buildings, craft markets, etc.
Have lunch, and start your journey from Kigali which is 113 kilometers’ drive to Kinigi-the park headquarters of Volcanoes National Park. On arrival at your lodge in the evening, check-in for dinner and overnight as you anxiously wait for the next day’s activities.
Day 2: Trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
Wakeup to an early morning breakfast before heading to the parks headquarters for a pre-trekking briefing that usually starts at 7:00am, the park officials will take you through the rules and regulations at the destination. Though the activity might seem tiresome, just possess a walking stick, drinking water, good camera, tough trekking boots, long sleeved shirts/tops, long trousers and enjoy the adventure.
The park rangers will lead you to the jungle to sight these apes, following the broken tree branches as well as tracing for them from where they were last found. The time for trekking is dependent on how far the mammals have gone, though it usually lasts for about 2-6 hours with one hour given to you to find observe, take photos and closely study the behaviors of these apes. Get ready to encounter one of the 12 habituated groups of gorillas at this historical destination.
Return to the lodge for some refreshment and lunch before heading for a nature walk to Twins Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo. After this, get back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Head to Bwindi impenetrable Forest in Uganda
Upon having a very delicious early morning breakfast, our expert driver-guide will set off for a journey to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national for yet another wonderful experience of trekking the Gorillas. The 3-hour drive will see you through Ruhengeri – Rwanda’s northern province, the panoramic views of Virunga massif and proceeding via Cyanika border post in Kisoro or Gatuna border in Kabale.
Check –in at the immigration offices before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park. Bwindi is home to over four gorilla sectors, namely Nkuringo, Buhoma, Rushaga and Ruhija, all offering great trekking experiences.
Day 4: Trek the Gorillas and Departure
After an early morning Breakfast, set out with packed lunch to the park headquarters at 7 am for briefing by the park officials, as they take you through the Gorilla tracking rules in the thick mist of Bwindi forest.
Head out to the jungles for the ultimate experience while being escorted by the park rangers who will guide you on your trekking quest. This exercise lasts for roughly 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the allocated gorilla family. One hour is given to you to closely observe and take keen study of their behaviors and day to day lifestyle.
The second beauty of everything is that you will enjoy views of the different bird species, several primates jumping from one tree to the other, abundant flora, butterflies and so much.
After your lunch in the afternoon, Check-out of the lodge and drive back to Kigali international Airport to catch-up with your return flight.
End of the Trip.