4 Day gorilla & golden monkey tracking
The Southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a reasonable distance of about 3 hours from Kigali airport. You will take advantage of lower permit prices ($600 instead of 1500 dollars) in Uganda
• Gorilla tracking
• Golden monkey tracking
• Breath taking views
Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe airport
Today upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be welcomed and picked up from the airport by your hotel in Entebbe in Entebbe where you will stay overnight.
Journey Time: 10 minutes
Accommodation: Karibu Guest House -Midrange
Meal plan: No meal inclusive
Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP
Today after early breakfast, your safari guide will come to your hotel, brief you about your safari and transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrabe Forest. You will have a stopover at the equator where you will be able to stand in two hemispheres. You will have en route lunch in Mbarara. After lunch, you will be transferred to the south-western part of Uganda; close to the borders with Rwanda and Congo. You cross a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’. You will see a great country-side, bamboo forest and have great views over the Virunga Mountains.
Journey Time: 9 hours
Accommodation: Gorilla Valley lodge
Meal plan: All meals
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest-Transfer to Kisoro
Today is the day. You will encounter one of Bwindi’s endangered mountain gorillas. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa that can make this claim. It also hosts five other species of primates, 113 species of mammals, over 200 species of butterflies and 360 species of birds. The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.
The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’. After gorilla tracking, you will transfer to Kisoro town. Prepare for your Golden Monkey tracking in Mgahinga national park. Check into your lodge for dinner and overnihgt
Journey Time to Volcanoes: 2 hours
Accommodation: Traveller’s Rest Kisoro
Meal plan: All meals
Day 4: Golden Monkeys – Transfer to Kigali
Today, you will go for golden monkey tracking. Golden monkeys are now considered one of most endangered primates in Africa. You will return to the lodge, have early lunch and after lunch, you will be driven to Kigali, Rwanda’s capital for your outbound flight
Journey Time: 3 hours
Accommodation: Not included
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
If you want to extend your tour to one of our other destinations or if you’d like to add a few side trips to the itinerary, kindly let us know.
Because this is an individual tour, it can depart any time of the year subject to vehicle and accommodation availability.
You sleep in budget accommodation nicely located close to the national parks.
With 2, 4 or 6 people you will have 1, 2 or 3 double/twin rooms (shared).
With 3 or 5 people you will have 1 or 2 double/twin rooms + 1 single room.
We retain the right to substitute the accommodations mentioned with suitable accommodations if there is no availability, and we retain the right to run aspects of the itinerary in a reverse direction if necessary.
Most meals during the tour are inclusive. Please see the day-to-day programme for the details.
In case you have a dietary restriction or preference, please let us know and we will inform the accommodations accordingly.
• Transport in a 4WD safari van
• All fuel for the tour;
• English speaking driver/guide;
• Accommodation as per programme;
• Meals according to the programme;
• Park entrance fees according to the programme;
• All activities described in the itinerary;
• 1 gorilla permit per person.
• 1 golden monkey permit
• International air fares;
• Entry visa Rwanda All drinks;
• Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
• All activities that are not mentioned in the program or activities that are mentioned in the program as optional activity;
• A porter for during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your daypack);
• Personal (medical/travel) insurance;
• Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc;
• All expenses of a personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, souvenirs etc.)
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