Monday, February 23, 2015

4 days gorilla tracking Rwanda and Uganda

4 days gorilla tracking Rwanda and Uganda

This 4 day safari which takes you to Rwanda with 2 gorilla permits (for Parc Nationale des Volcanoes and Bwindi in Uganda. We shall also have a chance to see some of the last remaining 700 mountain gorillas in the world is a wonderful experience. It offers you an opportunity to track gorillas two times and thus have a totally different experience with two different gorilla families each in a very sole habitat.

Day 1.Arrival and transfer to Kinigi
Airport transfer with private vehicle and guide. Transfer to Volcanoes National Park with private vehicle and driver.
Ranging in altitude from 2400km to 4,507 the Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) is dominated by the setting of volcanoes after which it is named. Best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20yrs the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour. Day hikes to see the gorilla families can be strenuous on tracks climbing through the forest, and time is very limited once contact is made with the gorilla families. It is a rare and memorable experience to visit with these giant cousins of man.
Our accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Rwanda Mountain Gorillas that still roam these areas. Share in the cuisine of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality for which we all return to African countries. Take walks, learn more about the gorillas, and absorb the gorgeous surrounding landscape.
Accommodation options available
Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.

gorilla9-300x224 4 days gorilla tracking Rwanda and UgandaDay 2.Gorilla trekking in Pac des Volcanoes and cross to Uganda
Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.
After your trek, have lunch and depart for Uganda. You will cross the border via Kisoro then clear at the boarder – Uganda is 1 hour ahead of Rwanda.

Overnight at
Up-market option: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs Lodge
Moderate option: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp,Ruhija gorilla safari lodge
Low Budget option: Buhoma Community Restcamp or Ruhija Gorilla Friends / gorilla valley lodge /Travellers hotel
Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.
Please see other accommodation options in Bwindi impenetrable national park

taste-of-rwanda-300x198 4 days gorilla tracking Rwanda and UgandaDay 3.Gorilla Tracking Adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Today enjoy surely. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.
Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.
Overnight at
Up-market option: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs Lodge
Moderate option: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp
Low Budget option: Buhoma Community Restcamp or Ruhija Gorilla Friends
Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Day 4: Return to Kigali, visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial and museum, transfer to airport
Following breakfast, you will leave for Kigali. You have the opportunity to visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Museum. The memorial is very moving – the tour takes a couple of hours – and will be of interest to anyone who has spent some time in this enchanting country. It is in memory of the multitudes murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994. The Memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Transport in a 4wd safari motor vehicle for excellent safari view viewing

  • All fuel for the tour;

  • Chimpanzee permit

  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;

  • All park entrance and related fees, boat fees,

  • Full board accommodation with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • Bottled drinking water on safari, private 4×4 ground transportation with an English speaking driver guide, guides in national parks

  • Meals according to the program

Exclusions

  • International air fares;

  • Entry visa Uganda;

  • Accommodation in Kampala

  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation;

  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, hotel staff, etc;

  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).

Meal plan

The cost of the tour includes most meals. Please check in the program what meals are included with your choice of accommodation

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