4-Day Gorilla Tracking Via Kigali

From $1400

 per person sharing

Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room

Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

Safari overview

The tour starts and ends in Kigali but you will do the Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest N.P. in Uganda. After 4 hours drive you will reach the enchanting Lake Mutanda on the edge of the forest. This is the perfect starting point for your Gorilla tracking and to relax with the best view overlooking the Virunga mountains.

 

Tour Summary

You'll go to Rwanda  & Uganda 

This tour starts and ends in Kigali (Rwanda)

You'll visit Kigali (City), Lake Mutanda, Bwindi NP & Kigali Airport

Activities: gorilla tracking

Getting around: minivan

A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost

Day by Day

Arrival

You'll be collected from the airport (or hotel).

Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

Day 1: Welcome to Rwanda

A representative of Flame tree village shall be at Kigali Airport to pick you up from your flight.

Depending on your arrival time you can visit some of Kigali’s craft markets, to browse amongst the pottery, carvings, batik, weaving, sculpture, musical instruments, leather and fabrics on offer. Prepare to haggle! All activities today are at your own cost.

You will spend the night at a lovely accommodation. Flame tree village is ideally located on the outskirts of Kigali. You will enjoy the tranquillity. The rooms have an en-suite bathroom and overlook the tropical gardens. There is a swimming pool to refresh yourself.

Main destination: Kigali

Accommodation: Flame Tree Village Mid-range lodge located in or near Kigali

Meals & drinks: Meals at own expense-Drinks not included

Day 2: Lake Mutanda

A representative of Mutanda Lake Resort will pick you up from your accommodation. From Kigali you will be transferred in about 4 hours to Mutanda Lake Resort in Uganda. Departure from Kigali is latest at noon time. Your Uganda visa can be obtained from the border.

 

Please realize that you will need an East African single tourist visa costing USD 100 which allows you to move freely within Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.

 

Mutanda Lake Resort is spectacularly located on a private peninsula stretching into Lake Mutanda. With small islands dotting the surrounding lake and a backdrop of misty volcanoes in nearby Rwanda and DR Congo this setting never fails to impress visitors. The main building where the restaurant is located resembles a Swiss chalet with an African touch, the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner watching otters visiting the shore, or to cuddle up next to the fire place. The cottages are built on a wooden platform, each with private veranda and en-suite bathroom.

Main destination: Lake Mutanda

Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort Mid-range lodge located in or near Lake Mutanda

Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

Day 3: Gorilla tracking in Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees - the only forest in Africa which can make this claim in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds.

 

The Gorillas you will track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the Gorillas’ habitat.

 

The time taken to track the Gorillas can take as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 hours before one returns! 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’.

Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort Mid-range lodge located outside Bwindi NP

Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

Day 4: Kigali

After breakfast – latest by 10 am - you will be transferred back to Kigali (Airport) by the driver of Mutanda Lake resort.

 

Accommodation in Kigali is not inclusive. If you wish to spend an extra night in Kigali this is possible at an extra costs.

 

This is the end of hopefully a wonderful tour!

Main destination: Kigali International Airport

Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)

Meals & drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)Drinks not included

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost.

You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$5.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)
  • Drinks