13 Days Gorilla Trekking safaris

The 13 Days Gorilla Trekking Safaris takes you to Volcanoes National park, Virunga National Park, Lake Mutanda, Bwindi Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National park, Kibale Forest National Park and Ngamba Island. This will enjoy remarkable Primate Safaris and Wildlife Tours in Uganda.

Trip Overview

Explore Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo on the 13 Days Gorilla Trekking Safaris as you transfer to Volcanoes National Park, Bwindi Forest National park, Virunga National park to experience remarkable gorilla Trekking Adventures.

Day 1: Arrival Kigali-Volcanoes National Park

On arrival at the Kigali International Airport, you will be picked up by our company driver who will transfer you on a city tour as you visit the Genocide memorial site, local markets, local art and crafts etc. With lunch en-route, you will proceed to Volcanoes National park to track the Mountain Gorillas. You will reach here and proceed to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and overnight stay in Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Hotel Muhabura. Meal plan: H/B

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking-Volcanoes National Park

Wake up early have breakfast then transfer to the headquarters to be briefed on the Dos and Don’ts around the Mountain Gorillas then after you will transfer into the forest with your packed lunch to track the Mountain Gorillas for a period of 2-4 hours depending on the current location of the Gorillas and when you meet them, only an hour is allowed to stay around them. After tracking, you will transfer back to your lodge then in the evening go on a guided nature walk around the communities. As above. Meal plan: F/B

Gorilla Safari AfricaDay 3: Transfer-Virunga National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Virunga National Park and en-route you will have scenic views of Mountain Nyiragongo Volcano, Lake Kivu. You will reach Virunga National Park after some time then transfer straight to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Mikeeno Lodge. Meal plan: F/B

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking-Virunga National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to the park head quarters where you will have briefing on the Dos and Don’ts around the Gorillas then later proceed for a second gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park. After trekking, you will return to your lodge for Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 5: Hike Mountain Nyiragongo

Wake up early take breakfast then transfer to the Kibati Patrol Post to be briefed about the entire hiking experience to the top of the Volcano. In groups you will hike to the top of the volcano for a period of 4-6 hours depending on the physical fitness of the group and when you reach the top, you will take many photos then relax, have dinner and Overnight in the Summit Shelters. Meal plan: F/B

Day 6: Descend Mt. Nyiragongo -Kisoro, Lake Mutanda

Wake up have breakfast then descend the majestic Mountain Volcano then transfer towards Kisoro via Chanika Boarder to Lake Mutanda in Uganda which comprises of many islands and prolific bird life. Dinner and overnight at Lake Mutanda ResortChameleon Hill Lodge  . Meal plan: F/B

Day 7: Transfer-Bwindi-Gorilla Trekking

Wake up early have breakfast then transfer to Bwindi Forest National park to track the Mountain Gorillas. You will proceed direct to the headquarters to be briefed on the Dos and Don’ts around the Mountain Gorillas. After, you will transfer into the forest to search for the Gorillas for a period of 3-5 hours and when you meet them only an hour is allowed to stay in their presence. After watching the Gorillas, you will transfer back to your lodge/ hotel fore relaxation, Dinner and Overnight. Lake Mutanda ResortChameleon Hill Lodge  . Meal plan: F/B

Day 8: Boat Cruise-Lake Mutanda

Wake up have breakfast as you watch the beautiful Lake Mutanda then later proceed to the shores to board your boat to cruise along the lake. After the cruise, transfer back to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 9: Bwindi Forest – Queen Elizabeth National park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and en-route you will have beautiful views of Mountain Rwenzori in a distance. You will reach and break off at the Mweya Peninsula to have lunch where you will leave to transfer to kazinga Channel where you will spot numerous schools of Hippos as well as birds, crocodiles. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Bush lodge. Meal plan: F/B

Day 10: Chimpanzee tracking & Boat Ride along Kazinga Channel

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Kyambura Gorge located close to the park to track the chimpanzee for these are habituated to be tracked by all kinds of travelers around the world. The Chimpanzee tracking process begins at Fig Tree Camp each morning at 08:00 Hrs and afternoon at 13:00 Hrs. Along the Trail you will see other primates like Red tailed monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Black and White colobus monkeys, olive baboons and Giant forest hog. After the tracking experience, you will transfer for an afternoon boat ride along the Kazinga channel where you will spot many hippos and crocodiles as well as birds. Meal plan: F/B

Day 11: Queen Elizabeth – Kibale Forest National Park

Wake up early have breakfast then embark on your journey to Kibale Forest National Park via the Rwenzori Ranges while watching numerous wildlife animals. You will reach the park in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at Kyaninga Lodge or Chimps nest. Meal plan: F/B

Day 12: Chimpanzee tracking –Entebbe

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Kibale Forest National Park to track the Chimpanzees. You will proceed straight to the headquarters where you will be briefed on the Dos and Don’ts around the Chimpanzees then later you will penetrate into the forest to track the Chimpanzees and en-route, you will spot the Colobus Monkeys, Giant forest hog, Vervet, red-tailed monkeys, the Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboons, and over 350 bird species. Return for lunch then embark on your journey to Kampala/Entebbe. Overnight at Lake Victoria Hotel/Bomah Guest House.

Day 13: Transfer-Ngamba Island

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Entebbe water front club and by speed boat visit the Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary to watch the Chimpanzee enjoy their natural habitat. These are habituated to be approached by travelers that visit the sanctuary in Lake Victoria. Meal plan: H/B

The safari package includes:
  • Ground transportation by 4wd vehicles
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Park fees
  • Car entry
  • Boat ride
  • 3 Gorilla permits, Rwanda, Congo and Uganda-one per person to be paid in advance
  • Kyambura gorge chimpanzee walk
  • Visit Ngamba chimp sanctuary
  • Full day professional guide/driver
  • En-route lunches
  • Game drives

The package excludes:

Expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides while gorilla trekking, telephone, personal insurance and cigarettes.

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