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4 Day Double Gorilla trekking safari

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From $1400


Day 1: Pick up from Kigali – Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and be ready to drive crossing the border into Uganda and driving to Bwindi national park. Depending on your Pickup time, you will have a tour of Kigali city and the Gisozi genocide memorial site.

Dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking – Visit Batwa Pygmies / Canoeing and Transfer to Mgahinga national park
Have breakfast at your hotel, and with a packed snack, set off for the Bwindi head offices for briefing. After a comprehensive overview from one of the head guides about what to expect during your gorilla trekking adventure, you will split into groups of 8 people for which gorilla family you will be tracking. If you need a simple hike, inform your guide before the briefing so that he helps speak to the trackers to select for you a simple hike. The trackers have an idea of how far each group is as their colleagues go into the forest earlier to establish actual locations of the gorilla groups. Do hire a porter, even if you feel fit enough not to need a hand up having someone else to carry your backpack makes it so much easier as you hike.
You start your hike with your guide and two guards as the forest is home to several other primates like forest elephants.

Chances of seeing gorillas on your trek are high and guaranteed, but just incase you fail to see them, The Uganda Wildlife Authority offers you an opportunity to go back into the forest at half price

Your guide will signal you as you approach the gorillas so you prepared to meet your gorilla family. Its amazing seeing them, its mixed feels, as they are usually relaxed as they go about their day with the babies clinging to their mothers, the silverback gorillas always on a watch for the group, quite evident that “his the man”.
A gorilla family comprises of 10 – 30 members of gorillas with varying ages and can have more than 1 silverback but headed by the dominant oldest silverback.

You get to spend Just one hour with the gorillas after which you hike back to the starting point where you will receive certificates of acknowledgement that you aided gorilla conservation in Bwindi forest.

Return to your hotel for lunch and an afternoon rest, and late evening head out to visit the Batwa pygmies communities which are just neighboring the park. These where the former forest inhabitants who where led out of the forest in order to conserve mountain gorillas and their habitant. You will have a chance to interact with them and learn about their cultures.

Dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp 

Day 3: Second gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp.

Day 4: Departure
Wake up at leisure depending on your flight time, and drive back to Kigali with drop off at either your hotel or airport.

  • Airport Transfers

  • Transportation by 4WD safari van, Fuel expenses

  • Accommodation while on safari

  • The costs also cover the services of English speaking driver/guide

  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on safari,

  • Bottled Mineral water Per day,

  • Park entrance fees

  • 2 x gorilla permit per person

  • Community visit

  • Ranger fees

  • Lots of fun in the African Sun

  • Fuel plus all activities while on the tour as will be detailed in your itinerary.



Pairs of Sunglasses, Prescription Glasses, Sunscreen, Closed Toe Shoes, Light Weight Scarf, Binoculars, Camera, A note on cell phones: Insect Repellant,  Hat, 10-Jacket or Coat


Africa is home to dozens  national parks, game reserves and other safari destinations. Each one of them has something to different to offer, whether  large mammals dominated by the Big Five, the opportunity to trekk gorillas or chimpanzees, or more subtle pleasures such as looking for rare birds or colourful butterflies. But for first-time visitors wondering exactly where to go, the highlights below stand out as perhaps the ten best places to visit in Africa.

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► Guaranteed departure from Kigali with a minimum of two travelers.

► Dates and itinerary are customizable.

► This itinerary also available as a  Group safari with set departure dates, limited to 6 travelers.

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