6 Days

Gorilla Trekking And Big Game Safari Uganda And Rwanda

$4,200 per person


The Best time to Travel is Jan – Dec
Experience the ultimate safari thrill on this Bwindi gorilla trekking experience. Trek into the dense rainforest of Bwindi in search of the elusive mountain gorillas. Once found, spend up to an hour observing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. We’ll enjoy game drives in the smallest savannah park into bwindi forests and finally to the land of thousand hills, Rwanda.

  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Kigali Genocide visit
  • Scenic view of Lake Bunyonyi
  • Equator crossing


Day 1: Drive Lake Mburo National Park for Evening Game Drive

Set off at 07:00am for Lake Mburo National Park. Drive through the scenic rural countryside making a stopover for lunch. Arrive in the park, have a siesta, and thereafter head out for an evening game drive. With luck some of the big cats like leopards will be seen in addition to other game like giraffes and buffalos.
Return at the lodge, settle in for dinner and the night.
Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, you’ll transfer to Bwindi. Arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the late afternoon. Unwind in the peaceful forest side lodge as you prepare for the action filled day of gorilla trekking.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest + Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

On this gorilla in Uganda safari, we’ll trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the biggest number of mountain gorillas among all national parks. After briefing at 08:00 am, we’ll head into the depth of the jungle for what is a most unique wilderness experience. The rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth. Once found, the rangers will brief us through the dos and don’ts before making any contact with the mountain gorillas.

We’ll spend up to 1 hour watching the gorillas in their natural habitat. We’ll get in proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe the gorillas play, eat, forage, groom, sleep and if we are lucky, we’ll get to watch the gorillas mate. This once in a lifetime experience will give us unique insights into the life and social dynamics of the gorilla families. Gorilla watching also gives us a chance to observe the uncanny similarities between gorillas and human beings and gorillas with whom we share 98% DNA. If we are lucky, we will experience the playfully exuberant energy of the juvenile gorillas who often skip from branch to branch and play with heightened enthusiasm when in the presence of humans. After a long days’ hike and action-packed adventure, embark on the journey to Lake Bunyonyi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi

Spend the morning at your leisure. In the afternoon, we will start our excursion to Joshua’s Island where we are in for a treat and a feel of the local life in Lake Bunyonyi. Learn to make a rolex and see how traditional millet beer is made as you hang out at local bar and in a homestead. Option of hiking, quad biking and swimming in the lake are also on offer.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Kigali where you will enjoy a visit to the craft shops for souvenirs. You will also visit the genocide memorial. Listen to how Rwanda has moved on from a grim episode of a genocide into one of Africa’s remarkable success stories.
Return for overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Kigali & Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, explore Kigali on foot as you shop more souvenirs. Alternatively, spend the day at a swimming pool, massage parlour as you wait for your departure flight.

No accommodation planned for this day
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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What To Carry

  • Passport copy
  • face masks (N95/surgical)
  • personal sanitizer
  • Both short/long sleeved shirts
  • raincoat
  • Both short/trousers
  • swimming costume
  • small torch
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent
  • a good camera
  • refilling water bottle
  • extra cash in local currency and a pair of keen eyes!
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