The 12 days Uganda Rwanda combined safari starts in Kigali Capital and ends in Kigali, the Capital city of Uganda. Offers great opportunity to track gorillas twice in both countries. This trip will also expose you to excellent birding, incredible primate trekking experience, boat trips, Cultural Excursions, City Tours, and big game drives among others.
Upon arrival in Kigali, you will meet your driver-guide at the airport and then transfer to Parc National des Volcans. If time allows, we can take a tour in Kigali city; visit Genocide memorial site, local markets, local art and crafts among others. The 2 hours journey to PNV goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that characterize much of Rwanda’s landscape, check-in Muhabura Hotel / Amahoro Guest House / Mountain Gorilla’ View Lodge / Le Bambou Lodge / Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Wake up early and prepare for today’s incredible experience of Gorilla trekking adventure. We shall assemble at Park Headquarters with packed lunch, attend a briefing on the Dos and Don’ts while with Gorillas. Tracking gorillas take 2-9 Hours depending on their movements. You will stay with these Giant apes for 1 hr for observation and photographing. Descend to the hotel for a rest and if the evening is free, we can have a walk to nearby communities, interact with them and learn more about their culture. Dinner and overnight stay at DAY1.
Have breakfast at the lodge and start our excursion to the grave of Diana Fossey; the American primatologist. This is situated at the former Karisoke Research Center where Diana spent about 20 years studying and habituating the Mountain Gorillas. The trek to the site is quite spectacular, it goes through bamboo forest and thick Afro-montane habitats crisscrossed trails with tracks of forest buffalo and elephant. You will be exposed to several primates and birds as you make our way up and down to Karisoke, nestled between the volcanic peaks of Karismbi and Bisoke. Overnight as on DAY 1.