Classic Uganda and Rwanda
This safari takes you to two gorilla parks, Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in Rwanda and Mgahinga in Uganda, an opportunity to track gorillas more than once. PNV has five habituated gorilla families and tracking usually takes only a few hours. Mgahinga, is on has one habituated family and it is also a great place to appreciate the unique Virunga volcanoes. Do not miss this rare opportunity of seeing some of the last remaining 700 mountain gorillas in the world.
Flexible and customizable for private departures.
From. $3091. Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.
Day 1: Saturday Rwanda/Parc National des Volcans (PNV)
Arrive Kigali and depart for PNV. The journey takes you through the beautiful terraced hillsides that characterize much of Rwanda's landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the awesome Virunga volcanoes, sometimes with as many as five peaks visible. (L, D) Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Day 2: Sunday Parc National des Volcans (PNV)
This morning track the gorillas in PNV through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga's. If you are lucky you may spot the gorillas after a few hours walk, however some gorilla families are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. (B, L, D) Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Day 3: Monday Parc National des Volcans (PNV)
This morning you may opt to go gorilla tracking again in PNV (must purchase extra permit at time of booking), or visit the golden monkeys or drive to Gisenyi, visit Ross Carr's orphanage and Lake Kivu or climb the Visoke/Muhavura volcanoes, or trek to Dian Fossey's grave, or visit the local school, community projects or walk to Lake Bulera. (B, L, D) Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Day 4: Tuesday Mgahinga, Uganda
Morning is at your leisure before your drive to Mgahinga Park in Uganda. (B, L, D) Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Lodge
Day 5: Wednesday Mgahinga
After breakfast your may opt to either go gorilla tracking (must purchase extra permit at time of booking), or climb a volcano, or go for a nature walk, or visit golden monkeys in Mgahinga. (B, L, D) Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Lodge
Day 6: Thursday Kigali, Rwanda
Return to Rwanda. Time permitting you may tour the city, a visit to the market, pottery project, handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre and the genocide memorial. Overnight in Kigali. (B, L) Intercontinental Hotel
Day 7: Friday Depart
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)