Friday, March 6, 2020
The edge of the rainy season is the best time to visit Rwanda and Uganda. The days are clear and cool, the gorillas are lower to the forest and you can see them better. The evenings are rainy with incredible thunderstorms, always clearing up by sunrise in time for you to hike, find the gorillas and monkeys or otherwise enjoy. See 2 countries in 4 days. Gorillas, canoe rides, Batwa trail, and the golden monkeys.
Friday Morning :
Depart RWANDA Air at 1:00 am landing at 600 am.
Day 1: Culture Day
Driving: Kigali International Airport to Ruhija Gorilla Camp 5h
We leave just after midnight Dubai time, so we arrive very early into Kigali, 6:20 am. After clearing customs and purchasing visas (cash/credit card), we will meet our local guide. The morning will be spent driving through Rwanda, crossing into Uganda and reaching our final destination in Ruhija, Uganda. Lunch will be en route.
Overnight/dinner Gorilla Safari Lodge or similar 3-star lodging
Saturday: Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
Driving: Ruhija to Bwindi, Uganda 2 ½ hours
After a hearty breakfast, we will meet our Gorilla Tracking guide by 7:30am. He will lead you to one of the fantastic Gorilla families. Spend an hour watching these magnificent animals feeding and playing in their natural habitat. After we drive to Lake Mutanda where we will relax in a local dugout canoe. Enjoy the beautiful lake, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. Overnight/dinner in Bwindi Jungle Lodge or similar 3-star hotel
Sunday: Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking; Transfer to Kigali Airport
Driving: Bwindi Jungle Lodge to Mgahinga (1h10m); Mgahinga to Kigali (4h30m)
This morning we will trek and observe the golden monkeys in the Mgahinga National Park. There are only three countries where you can see the endangered Golden Monkeys in the wild and there are only about 5000 remaining in the Virunga Volcano Chain. After lunch we will leave the Mgahinga and begin our journey to Kigali. We will arrive at the Hotel des Mille Collines (known as the Hotel Rwanda) for an early dinner before heading to the airport. Dinner is not included in the price of the tour.
Gorilla and Monkey Tracking Permit (700 USD)
2 nights accommodation
Transfers and transportation to Uganda
All meals and snacks and water
English speaking guide
Does not include flights.
Booking for this trip will close on January 15th. There is no way to get permits at the last minute.
Contact: [masked] to book
Transfers from airport and to Uganda RT
Twin Sharing basis
Gorilla Permit (600 US)
Golden Monkey Permits (100 US)
Batwa and Canoe tour
3 nights lodging
Not Included in Package
Single hotel rooms
East African Tourist Visa
Dinner at Hotel des Mille Collines, Kigali (before flight)
Bottled Water (in the hotel)
Tips (porters, guides, driver)