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Our 5 Days Double Gorilla Tracking Safari gives you a thrilling experience of tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half of all mountain gorillas on Earth. The safari will also give you a taste of the community experience and opportunity to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda. You will have two chances to trek the gorillas. Explore wildlife in Uganda and Rwanda on this 5 Days Double Gorilla Tracking Safari. Book This Safari

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Kigali International Airport

Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by our safari driver/guide who will brief you about the safari itinerary and transfer you to the booked accommodation in Kigali for dinner and overnight stay. Accommodation Options: Marriott Hotel (Luxury) or Flame Tree Village (Mid Range) or Quiet Haven Hotel (Budget). Meal Plan: (Dinner).

Day 2: Visit Kigali genocide memorial & transfer to Bwindi:

Today after taking your early morning breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and drive to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, which honors the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peace-building. You will be able to watch and listen to some video clips from some of the survivors’ of the incident. Later you will proceed with a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda to your booked accommodation. Accommodation Options: Mahogany Springs Lodge (Luxury) or Engagi Lodge/Silverback Lodge (Mid Range), or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget). Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

5 Days Double Gorilla Tracking Safari

Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 3: First Gorilla Trekking Tour in Bwindi

Have an early morning cup of coffee and head out to the park head quarters for briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority officials and thereafter enter the jungle to search the mountain gorillas. After meeting the gorillas, you can sit around these great apes for a whole hour gazing into their big round eyes. Remember to come with walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sun screen and hut. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to another gorilla sector within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for your next day’s trekking. Accommodation Options: Gorilla Safari Lodge (Luxury) or Ichumba Gorilla Lodge (Mid Range), or Rushaga Gorilla Lodge (Budget). Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 4: Second Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Tour.

After your early morning cup of coffee you will head out to the park headquarters for briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) officials and thereafter enter the jungle to search for the shy mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Once you locate them, you will be allowed up to one hour with them seeing how they move about as you take photos. Please be advised that on a gorilla safari, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sun screen and hut. In the afternoon, you will take a walk in the village to explore the indigenous local life of the people. Accommodation Options: Gorilla Safari Lodge (Luxury) or Ichumba Gorilla Lodge (Mid Range), or Rushaga Gorilla Lodge (Budget). Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali, Rwanda.

You will have an early morning breakfast and short sightseeing experience for photography. Thereafter embark on a return journey to Kigali in Rwanda. You will have lunch in Kigali and later be transferred to the airport to catch up with your flight back home or to your next destination.

End of the 5 Days Double Gorilla Tracking Safari.

This 5 Days Double Gorilla Tracking Safari package includes;

  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • 2 Gorilla permits ($1200), per person to be paid in advance
  • Driver guide allowances
  • En-route lunches
  • Visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre
  • Community foot safari
  • Ranger fees
  • Services of English speaking driver/guide.
  • 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari

The 5 Days Double Gorilla Tracking Safari  package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.

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