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Gorilla Express - Rwanda, Uganda / 5 days/4 nights

Rwanda , Uganda | 5 Days / 4 Nights

Travel offer Overview

You travel via Rwanda to Uganda to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Here the highlight of your journey takes place: the visit of the mountain gorillas to the rainforest. The gorillas you will see belong to one of 9 families that tolerate the presence of humans for a short time each day.

Country Rwanda , Uganda
Accommodation
Food Full board
Minimum number of participants 2 Persons

Category

Safari

Price category

Budget

Travel type

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Price

from €
Individual trip
per person

Details

Stations

Ruanda Uganda interaktive Karte
  • Kigali

  • Bwindi Impenetrable Nationalpark

Impressions

Detailed travel plan

  • Day 1

    Kigali

    Today your East Africa trip starts with the arrival in Kigali. Ru- andas capital is the largest city in the country and is built on hills surrounded by mountains. There arrived you solve the visa for East Africa. Your guide is already waiting for you and will take you to the hotel for check-in.

    • You must have a valid yellow fever vaccination
    • Plastic bags are not allowed in Rwanda
  • Day 2

    Crossing the border and arrival Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

    After breakfast you will be picked up and drive across the Ugandan border to Bwindi National Park. This forest reserve is home to mountain gorillas, elephants, chimpanzees and other monkey species and various small antelopes. The drive takes only about 3-4 hours and takes you through the evergreen hills of Rwanda into the Ugandan highlands. You will spend the night in the evergreen highlands of Bwindi National Park.

  • Day 3

    Gorilla Trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

    Today follows the highlight of your Uganda trip: The visit of the mountain gorillas! Early in the morning you will be briefed by the gorillas and assigned to the guides before you head into the rainforest. The gorillas you will visit belong to one of 9 families that tolerate the presence of humans for a short time during the day. The hike takes you through the mountain slopes. On the way your guide will explain to you about the gorillas, their life and habitat. The hike takes at least 2 hours until you arrive at the gorillas. Then you may spend a maximum of 1 hour with the gorillas and observe them. Afterwards you will return to your accommodation.

  • Day 4

    Return to Rwanda

    After breakfast you leave Bwindi and drive back over the Rwandan border to Kigali. Here we will show you the city including the Genocid Museum and the Presidential Palace in the afternoon. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

  • Day 5

    Departure

    2 hours before departure you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport. Here you will check in with a suitcase full of memories for your flight home.
    We say goodbye and wish you a good flight:

    Kwa heri na karibu tena!
    Goodbye and see you soon!

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This woodland preservation area is home to mountain gorillas, elephants, chimpanzees and other monkey species as well as various small antelopes. In Uganda, the endangered mountain gorillas are also protected in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Included

  • Airport Transfers
  • Transportation in a four-wheel drive mini-van with English-speaking driver
  • Accommodation and meals as indicated
  • 1x Gorilla Trekking Permit (600USD per person)
  • 1x city tour
  • Park admissions
  • All activities as described
  • 1 liter of water per person per day during the safari
  • Flying Doctors Insurance*

* In case of an accident or sudden illness, the Flying Doctors will pick you up at the nearest landing place and fly you to a hospital in Nairobi. From there on your international health insurance should cover the payment of the treatment.

Exclusive

  • Any airport taxes
  • basic necessities
  • Tips
  • Visa Rwanda (30USD per person) and Uganda (50USD per person) or one-time East Africa visa (100USD per person) to be purchased upon arrival at the airport in Rwanda
  • Beverages Getränke
  • Health insurance for travel abroad
  • Travel cancellation insurance Reiserücktrittsversicherung
  • International flight*

*International flights can be booked through Safari Experts