• Virunga – Bwindi Safari

Includes:

Park entrance fees

Meals

Accomodation

Gorilla Permit

Guide fees

Ground Transportation

24 hour service from us

All that is mentioned in the itinerary

Excludes:

Bar Bills

Laundry

Tips

Lunch

Dinner

All other activities not mentioned

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Met on arrival at airport and transfer to Kigali. Briefing on your safari. After lunch, depart for PNV at 2pm. The journey north goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that characterize much of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the awesome Virunga volcanoes, sometimes with as many as five peaks visible. O/N (FB) at the lodge.

DAY 2: PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS

Go gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans (subject to permit availability at the time of booking). Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas is a magical experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and be back at the base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families, however, are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. Over night at the lodge.

DAY 3: GISENYI

Visit the golden monkeys or drive to Gisenyi, visit Ros Carr’s orphanage and Lake Kivu or climb the Visoke/Muhavura volcanoes, or trek to Dian Fossey’s grave, or visit the local school, community projects or walk to Lake Bulera. Over night at the lodge.

DAY 4:DIAN FOSSEY’S GRAVE

In the morning either relax or walk near the Lodge, visit the golden monkeys or trek to Dian Fossey’s grave. After lunch transfer to Uganda [Clocks go forward one hour]. Time permitting go for a walk near Mount Gahinga. O/N: at the lodge.

DAY 5: GORILLA TRACKING

Either go gorilla tracking again, this time in Mgahinga/Nkuringo (on payment of supplement at time of booking), or climb a volcano, or go for a nature walk, or visit the golden monkeys in Mgahinga. Overnight at the lodge.

DAY 6: BWINDI DRIVE

Drive to Bwindi through the Switzerland of Africa, with the road winding through many hills and valleys, with distant views of the volcanoes and lakes. Time permitting go for a guided nature walk in the thick forest rich in birds, butterflies and monkeys. Alternatively go for a short stroll around the Lodge. Over night at the lodge.

DAY 7: NATURE WALK

Either go gorilla tracking (on payment of supplement at the time of booking), walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. An inspiring moment! Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Alternatively go for a leisurely nature or community walk. Overnight as above.

DAY 8: DEPATURE

Leave for Kigali in Rwanda via Kabale and Katuna, [Clocks go back one hour]. Time permitting; go for a tour of the city including a visit to the market, a pottery project, handicraft shops and the genocide memorial. Transfer to the airport (HB).