5 Days Uganda Gorillas & Lake Kivu is a trip/safari that will see you travel to Uganda and visit Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga national park and then to rwanda to visit the lake kivu.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park (Uganda)
You will be picked from your hotel in Kigali or the airport on arrival by our driver/guide and and start off the 5 Days Uganda Gorillas & Lake Kivu safari northwards to cross over to Uganda heading to Bwindi impenetrable national park, a home to remaining Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla safari lodge, Buhoma Community Lodge (Luxury)/ Ichumbi Gorilla lodge (midrange)/ Gorilla mist camp (Budget)
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Uganda
Have breakfast and transfer you to park offices for briefing about Mountain Gorilla trekking by a local guide. The time taken is usually between 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. Meeting the gorillas unexpectedly is one of the most captivating lifetime experiences. You will have a chance to observe and take pictures at very close range. You will observe adults feeding and groaning among themselves. After an hour with the long-awaited gorillas, your guide and rangers will lead you back to the starting point where your driver will readily be waiting to transfer you back to the lodge for a restful evening. Have dinner and spend an overnight stay at Gorilla safari lodge, Buhoma Community Lodge (Luxury)/ Ichumbi Gorilla lodge (mid-range)/ Gorilla mist camp (Budget)
Day 3: Golden monkeys in Mgahinga national park (Uganda)
After breakfast you will continue the 5 Days Uganda Gorillas & Lake Kivu safari with a transfer to the Mgahinga National Park headquarters for briefing and later begin the hike over the volcanic terrain in search for Golden Monkeys in the bamboo forests. Mgahinga National Park shares borders with Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in DR Congo. The park is also the most scenic as it stands at three volcanoes of Muhavura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo. Upon finding the golden monkeys, you will be given a maximum of 1 hour to spend with the golden monkey while taking photographs and videos. Return to your lodge for relaxation, Dinner and overnight as above
Day 4: Cross over to Rwanda-lake Kivu
After a delicious breakfast, you will drive to cross over to Rwanda via Cyanika Border Post. Within 3 hours, you will be in Gisenyi Town, where you will do a boat cruise and visit the fishing villages and islands. When you return, you will relax and chill at the shores of the lake and enjoy the breeze, the tropical sun, and you can also swim or do other water activities. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm Gardens resort (midrange)/ Paradise Marahide (Budget)
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali
After breakfast transfer back to Kigali to conclude the 5 Days Uganda Gorillas & Lake Kivu. Driver/Tour guide may take you around the city – visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site and the local handicrafts market, then proceed to the airport for your departure flight.