Overview of 7 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari

The 7 days gorilla tracking Safari will start in Kigali and can end in Kigali, Rwanda or Kampala, Uganda. The trip involve tracking the mountain gorillas two times both in Bwindi National Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: drive to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla Tracking one in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking- Dian Fossey Hike-Drive to Bwindi
  • Day 4: Gorilla Tracking two Bwindi National Park
  • Day 5: drive to  Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 6: Game drive-Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Day 7: drive to Kampala or Kigali

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: drive to Volcanoes National Park
On your arrival at the Airport, the company guide will meet you and transfer you to Volcanoes National Park in Rushengeri, a home to 360 Mountain gorillas.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel/Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla tracking one in Volcanoes National Park
In the morning after your breakfast at 7:30am, you will gather at the Park headquarters for a briefing in the morning. You will leave together with your packed lunch and trekking gears plus some drinking water.  After tracking gorillas slope back to your hotel/lodge for relaxation. Later in the evening, go for Nature walk. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/hotel

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking-Dian Fossey hike-Drive to Bwindi
This morning, you will gather at the parks head quarter for briefing before embarking on golden monkey tracking and later hike up to Karisoke research Centre established by Dian Fossey an American primatologist who dedicated all her life conserving this primates. Later cross to Uganda and drive to Bwindi National Park.
Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Hotel

Day 4: Gorilla tracking two in Bwindi National Park
This morning enjoy your sweet coffee before leave for briefing at the park headquarters. You will be told the dos and don’ts while tracking gorillas. Tracking gorillas in this National Park is more challenging but exciting. After tracking, relax at the lodge and later leave for community walk and encounter with the Batwa community and enjoy their story tale and unique culture.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge or hotel

Day 5: drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After the morning breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park through Ishasha sector where you may have a chance of seeing the tree climbing lions, and different bird species. You will have lunch and later proceed for the afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. While on boat cruise, look out for crocodiles, hippos, Buffalos, elephants and different bird species among others.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 6: Game drive – Chimpanzee Tracking
After early morning breakfast, leave for the morning game drives to catch up with the Early risers before they go in to hiding, Look out for lions, hyenas, bushbucks, elephants among others. Have lunch and leave for Chimpanzee tracking in the afternoon in Kyambura Gorge.
Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Hotel

Day 7: drive to Kampala or Kigali
After the morning breakfast, leave for Kigali or Kampala city with a stopover for shopping. Have some city tour while you wait for your flight back home.
End of Safari

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