- Tours & Safaris
- Uganda & Rwanda Safaris
- Amazing Gorilla Trek
Highlights of this Safari
- Diverse & fascinating itinerary
- Gorillas, forest wildlife & hiking
- Meet the Batwa Pygmies
- Comfortable eco-lodges with amazing views
Days 1 – 2: Discover the Rainforest
Arrive in Kigali for a warm welcome from your guide who will accompany you throughout your safari. A 4-hour drive lies ahead so sit back and watch Rwanda pass by as you enter Uganda and head for Mount Gahinga Lodge, enjoying prime position at the foot of the Virunga Volcanoes. Here you’ll enjoy a fascinating tour with Batwa Pygmies, learning about their forest traditions. It is possible to go gorilla trekking in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park but you’ll need to organise an extra trekking permit as your inclusive gorilla permit is for Rwanda. Other activities include hikes to volcanoes as well as local communities.
Days 3 – 5: In the Shadows of Volcanoes
You’ll head back to Rwanda today but not before you’ve searched for golden monkeys in the bamboo forests of Mgahinga. Arriving at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge after lunch still leaves you time to settle in at camp and sit back to enjoy an exuberant display of song and dance from a local troupe. You then have two full days to explore: one day will be taken up by your gorilla trek (you’ll need to arrange additional permits if you want to go gorilla trekking more than once) but there’s plenty to do the next day. You could hike to crater beaches (Lake Kivu has one of the finest lake beaches in Africa) pay homage at Dian Fossey’s grave or visit friendly local villages.
Day 6: The Journey Ends
Your safari ends with a drive back to Kigali Airport and your connecting flight. Depending on the time of your departing flight, there may be time to tour the city.
Accommodation, Meals as specified, Gorilla Trekking Permit, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges, Road Transfers as specified, All Park fees, Airport taxes.Excludes:
Flights to & from Kigali (Rwanda), Additional Permits, Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance
USD 4796pps *2017 Low Season Rate - Prices vary according to seasonality. Usually we tailor itineraries to your particular requirements. Simply contact us!