Dian Fossey’s stomping ground
Volcanoes National Park
All ground handling that is a 4×4 land cruiser/Minibus, fuel and an English speaking driver guide
Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
All park entrance fees
Water while on safari
Air fare as per itinerary
Airport Pick up and transfer as per itinerary
Batwa Community Experience
Laundry and other services of personal nature and driver’s/guide’s tips.
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport where you will be transferred by your Platinum Safaris driver guide to your hotel.
On morning with your Platinum safari guide. We will leave for Bwindi impenetrable forest, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Bird and primate life in Bwindi is exquisite, with an abundant collection of flora. Once continuous with the forests of the virunga volcanoes (dian fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils.
Early morning breakfast later, we head to the park headquarters for a briefing from the Uganda wildlife authority before setting off to the forest see the mountain gorillas. The ranger guides will take you through the forest tracking gorillas, which can take from half an hour to five hours. A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. If you have the afternoon free, you will take a guided village walk to see how the Ugandans live.
On this day, we drive to kisoro and cross the Uganda- Rwanda border to ruhengeri in Rwanda. Ruhengeri is a city in northern Rwanda’s musanze district and serves as the base for gorilla trekking. The drive is scenic, and we arrive in the late afternoon or early evening. We can stroll around the lodge or relax and take in the panoramic sunset over the volcanoes.
Early in the morning, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary of parc national des volcanoes. The trekking is a demanding but rewarding experience. The time spent in the forest depends on the location of the gorillas and can take from as little as a half an hour up to five hours. If you have the afternoon free, you can choose to drive around.
We will depart to Kampala, with lunch en route, arriving in the evening. Transfer to the airport if applicable.