7 Days Mountain Gorilla Trek Uganda-Rwanda Crossover

Tour Highlights

Day 1, Arrival in Uganda

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our tour guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel for check in. Depending on the time of your arrival, you will go for a short city tour around Kampala aGorillas in Uganda and Rwandand visit places like Kasubi Tombs, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Museums and craft shops, Bahai Temple and others. Dinner and overnight at Cassia Lodge/Imperial Royale/Kampala Serena Hotel (BB)

Day 2, Transfer to Bwindi National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the south western corner of Uganda where Bwindi National Park is located via Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. Through here you can spot the rare tree climbing lions in the baobab tree branches. Arrive in the evening at Buhoma. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest camp / Lake Kitandara luxury tents / Buhoma Community Bandas (FB)

Day 3, Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast you will transfer to the park headquarters for the briefing by the park guides, before you set off for the trek. The trek has no fixed duration time as it depends on the last night of where the apes slept from how ever it may be 2-9 hours depending on the movement of the giant primates. The activity is tiresome, it involves walking along steep hilly tracks however encountering these great relatives of man erases all the poor memories/ hardships you went through in trying to find them. They are awe-inspiring! Dinner and overnight at as above. (FB)

Day 4, Transfer to Rwanda

After breakfast, you will drive to Rwanda via Kabale- Kisoro and cross the Katuna border to Ruhengeri in Rwanda. Dinner and overnight at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi Guest House (FB).

Day 5, Gorilla tracking in Pac National De Volcans

After an early morning breakfast, you will go for gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a wonderful experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and be back at the lodge in time for a late lunch. Some gorilla families however are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. After trekking, transfer back to Uganda by crossing again the Katuna border to Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi Overland resort /Arcadia cottages/Bushara Island Camp (FB)

Day 6, Lake Bunyonyi Exploration

After breakfast, you will enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi which is the country’s deepest lake. You will see a lot of bird species on the islands. You can also take a community tour on the islands to see the Pygmies one of the shortest people in the country. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi Overland resort /Arcadia cottages/Bushara Island Camp (FB)

Day 7, Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala, having lunch en route in Mbarara town. reach Kampala late in the evening in time for dinner and overnight stay at Cassia Lodge/Imperial Royale/Kampala Serena Hotel (BB)

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Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival in Uganda

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our tour guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel for check in. Depending on the time of your arrival, you will go for a short city tour around Kampala aGorillas in Uganda and Rwandand visit places like Kasubi Tombs, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Museums and craft shops, Bahai Temple and others. Dinner and overnight at Cassia Lodge/Imperial Royale/Kampala Serena Hotel (BB)

Day 2, Transfer to Bwindi National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the south western corner of Uganda where Bwindi National Park is located via Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. Through here you can spot the rare tree climbing lions in the baobab tree branches. Arrive in the evening at Buhoma. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest camp / Lake Kitandara luxury tents / Buhoma Community Bandas (FB)

Day 3, Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast you will transfer to the park headquarters for the briefing by the park guides, before you set off for the trek. The trek has no fixed duration time as it depends on the last night of where the apes slept from how ever it may be 2-9 hours depending on the movement of the giant primates. The activity is tiresome, it involves walking along steep hilly tracks however encountering these great relatives of man erases all the poor memories/ hardships you went through in trying to find them. They are awe-inspiring! Dinner and overnight at as above. (FB)

Day 4, Transfer to Rwanda

After breakfast, you will drive to Rwanda via Kabale- Kisoro and cross the Katuna border to Ruhengeri in Rwanda. Dinner and overnight at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi Guest House (FB).

Day 5, Gorilla tracking in Pac National De Volcans

After an early morning breakfast, you will go for gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a wonderful experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and be back at the lodge in time for a late lunch. Some gorilla families however are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. After trekking, transfer back to Uganda by crossing again the Katuna border to Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi Overland resort /Arcadia cottages/Bushara Island Camp (FB)

Day 6, Lake Bunyonyi Exploration

After breakfast, you will enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi which is the country’s deepest lake. You will see a lot of bird species on the islands. You can also take a community tour on the islands to see the Pygmies one of the shortest people in the country. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi Overland resort /Arcadia cottages/Bushara Island Camp (FB)

Day 7, Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala, having lunch en route in Mbarara town. reach Kampala late in the evening in time for dinner and overnight stay at Cassia Lodge/Imperial Royale/Kampala Serena Hotel (BB)