4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Lake Kivu tour

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Lake Kivu tour

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Lake Kivu tour

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Lake Kivu tour is a safari to engage in different tourism activities in both Rwanda and Uganda to national parks such as Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where you will see the endangered gorillas and also a visit to Lake Kivu in Rwanda where you will also have a city tour around Kigali city to Kimoronko market and Kigali genocide memorial center as seen in the itinerary below;

Safari Highlights of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Lake Kivu tour

  • Day 1; pick up and drive to Bwindi national park
  • Day 2; gorilla trekking 
  • Day 3; drive to Rwanda and Lake Kivu tour
  • Day 4; drive to Kigali

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; pick up and drive to Bwindi national park

Your guide will pick you up from the airport in Entebbe and welcome you and also brief you about your safari. After you have been briefed, you will proceed to Bwindi national park which is home to the gorillas in Uganda. You will have a stop at the equator to enjoy photos and also to visit the craft shops at the equator. Your guide will drive you to Mbarara town after your experience at the equator and you will have your lunch.

After lunch, you will proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where you will check in at your lodge and prepare to have your dinner and overnight at Buhoma lodge.

Day 2; gorilla trekking 

On the second day of your safari, you will have breakfast at your lodge and then you will be driven to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about the gorilla trekking activity. You will continue to follow the trials into the forest where you will spend about 2 to 8 hours searching for the gorillas in the impenetrable forest which is also home to other primate species such as black and white colobus monkeys and vervet monkeys.

You will also see various bird species in the forest during the gorilla trekking activity. You will spend about 1 hour with the gorillas before returning to the briefing point where you will meet your guide and will drive back to your lodge. Dinner and overnight will be at Buhoma lodge.

Day 3; drive to Rwanda and Lake Kivu tour

After breakfast at your lodge in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, you will check out of the lodge and you will be driven to Rwanda (the land of a thousand hills) where you will proceed to Gisenyi. When in Gisenyi, you will engage in a number of activities such as a boat ride along Lake Kivu as you enjoy the beautiful views around the lake area. You will also visit the neighboring fishing villages where you will interact with the local community.

Lake Kivu tour
Lake Kivu tour

Dinner and overnight on day 3 of your safari will be at Lake Kivu Serena lodge after your activities on Lake Kivu.

Day 4; drive to Kigali

On the last day of your safari, you will have breakfast and then check out of your lodge as you prepare to drive to Kigali where you will have a brief city tour to places such as the Kimironko market and also Kigali genocide memorial center. Your guide will drop you off at the airport or at any other location of your preference which will mark the end of your safari.

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The safari and tour prices below include

  • all-day game drives as per sample itinerary
  • gorilla permits
  • Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the safari
  • Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences
  • Private 4-wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
  • Professional safari and tour guide/driver
  • All national park fees
  • All meals on the safari
  • All game viewing activities specified
  • Price quoted per person sharing

The safari and tour prices below exclude

  • Drinks and mineral water
  • Laundry
  • Items of personal nature
  • International and local airfares
  • Airport taxes Any airport transfers & hotel accommodation before/after the safari
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
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