5 days Rwanda golden monkeys and Bwindi gorillas safari

4 Days Uganda Rwanda safari

The 4 days Uganda Rwanda safari is an interesting safari that starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda. The safari will take you to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda where you will be able to spend time with the Golden monkeys and Bwindi impenetrable national park in south western part of Uganda where you will be able to spend one hour with the endangered mountain gorillas.

Highlights of the 4 days Uganda Rwanda safari

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Volcanoes national park

Day 2: Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 4: Departure to Kigali

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Volcanoes national park

Depending on your arrival time at Kigali international airport on the first day of the 4 days Uganda Rwanda safari, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about the safari and then go for a short city tour in Kigali where you will be able to visit the Kigali Genocide, Kimironko market, art centres among others. After the city tour, you will have lunch and then transfer to Volcanoes national park which takes about 3 to 4 hours drive. Upon arrival, you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 2 days Uganda Rwanda safari, you will carry packed lunch and meet up with your driver guide to go for a golden monkey briefing at the park headquarters. After the briefing, you will start trekking in the forest in search of the golden monkeys which takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on where they are located. During trekking you will be able to view other primates and once the golden monkeys are found, you will be able to spend one hour with them in their habitat which gives you a chance to watch them feed, play, jump up in trees, take photos and record videos.

After golden monkey trekking, you will meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park via Katuna border in Kabale or cyanika border in Kisoro. On the way you will enjoy stunning views of the rolling hills, farmlands, tea plantations, crater lakes, among others. Upon arrival in Bwindi national park you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Gorilla trekking,

4 Days Uganda Rwanda safari
Gorilla

After an early breakfast on the third day of the 4 days Uganda Rwanda safari, you will carry your lunch box and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the rules, regulations and expectations of gorilla trekking. After the briefing you will be divided in groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is knowledgeable about the mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on their location and during trekking you will be able to view forest birds, other primates, plant and tree species among others. Once the mountain gorillas are found you will be able to spend one hour with them which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their lifestyle, behaviours, habits, take photos, watch them carry out their daily activities and record the fascinating memories to show people back home. After a breath-taking encounter with the gentle giants, you will trek back to the park headquarters, where you will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and then meet up with your guide to return to the lodge for an evening relaxation dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Departure to Kigali

After a relaxed breakfast on the last day of the 4 days Uganda Rwanda safari, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to start the journey back to Kigali with en-route lunch on the way. Upon arrival you will proceed to Kigali International Airport where your driver guide will drop you off for your departure flight or drop off at any place of your choice.

End of 4 days Uganda Rwanda safari

Tour includes

  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Golden monkey trekking permits
  • Kigali city tour
  • All activities included in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off in Kigali
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

Tour excludes                   

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, cigarettes, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.

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