7 days East Africa Gorilla trekking safari (Uganda, Rwanda & Congo)

7 days East Africa Gorilla trekking safari (Uganda, Rwanda & Congo) takes primate lovers to 3 beautiful destinations in East Africa where gorilla trekking safari is carried out. In the entire east African region, gorilla trekking is done only in Uganda with in Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Rwanda with in Volcanoes national park and Congo with in Virunga national park. However the largest population of these endangered mountain gorillas is located in Bwindi impenetrable national park with in Uganda the pearl of Africa. This 7 days East Africa Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo includes 7 days and 6 nights exploring 3 east African countries.

Highlights of 7 days East Africa Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo

  • Day 1: Transfer from Kampala/ Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
  • Day 2: Uganda gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 3: Transfer to Virunga national park Congo
  • Day 4: Congo gorilla trekking in Virunga national park
  • Day 5: Transfer to Volcanoes national park Rwanda
  • Day 6: Rwanda gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park 
  • Day 7: Transfer to Kigali for departures

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala/ Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable national park

  • Kampala – Bwindi impenetrable national park: Be ready for hotel pick up very early on day 1 of 7 days Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo and start a thrilling long journey to the southwestern part of Uganda where the endangered mountain gorillas are trekked in their natural habitats in the Bwindi impenetrable national park. Along the way, you will be stopped at the equator which is the most stopover by several tourists on a Uganda safari in the western region. Take as many photographs as you can and then head to Igongo cultural hotel in Mbarara city for lunch before proceeding the drive via thrilling hill and farmlands that makes your east Africa safari rewarding until you get to Bwindi impenetrable national park for lodge check in, dinner and overnight.
  • Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Uganda gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park: Arise as early as possible on the 2nd day of 7 days East Africa Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo, have breakfast at the lodge, pack some snacks, drinking water and wear the most appropriate gorilla trekking gear then meet your safari driver to be transferred to the park headquarters for briefing, gorilla allocation and porter hiring. Once you are done with briefing, you will start the fascinating search of the allocated mountain gorilla family together with the armed rangers and the guides. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park lasts between 1 to 8 hours or even a full day depending on the movement of gorillas and the trekking speed of trekkers in regards to the slowest trekker. Spend one hour with gorillas taking photographs and watching them as they feed, play, and breastfeed and groom each other then return to the lodge to freshen up as you wait for dinner and overnight.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch and dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Virunga national park Congo

  • Transfer to Virunga national park Congo: After breakfast at the lodge in Bwindi impenetrable national park on day 3 of 7 days Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo then check out of the lodge with all your belongings and set off from Bwindi and exit Uganda to Uganda –Congo border where you will have clearances done, pick your gorilla trekking permit and then proceed to Virunga national park in Congo.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Congo gorilla trekking in Virunga national park

  • Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park:  On day 4 of 7 days East Africa Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo, wake early again and have your breakfast served. Once breakfast is done, pack all that you require during gorilla trekking in Virunga national park and then be driven to the park headquarters for briefing about Congo gorilla trekking and later on embark on the search of habituated gorillas in the wilderness of Virunga national park. Spend one hour with these gorillas after finding them and later on return to your lodge for relaxation.
7 days East Africa Gorilla trekking safari
East Africa Gorilla trekking safari
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Volcanoes national park Rwanda

  • Transfer to Volcanoes national park: On the 5th day of 7 days East Africa Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo, you will arise from you bed, have breakfast and check out of the lodge to be transferred from virunga national park amidst tight security to Rwanda Congo border where you will be met and picked up by your safari driver and transferred to Volcanoes national park in Musanze / Ruhengeri. Lunch will be enroute and after lunch, you will be driven passed volcanoes national park headquarters to obtain your gorilla permit and head to the lodge for check in, dinner and overnight.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Rwanda gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park

  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park: Breakfast will be served in the morning on day 6 of 7 days East Africa Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo then be driven by your safari driver to the headquarters for a gorilla trekking briefing before penetrating the jungle in search of habituated gorilla families. This will be the climax of gorilla trekking in East Africa after trekking in Uganda with in Bwindi impenetrable national park, in Congo with in Virunga national park and finally inn Rwanda with in Volcanoes national park. 
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Kigali for departures

  • Transfer to Kigali for departures: Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the lodge on day 7 of 7 days East Africa safari in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo then check out and exit Volcanoes national park to Rwanda for a Kigali city tour where you will explore the genocide memorial sites, Kimironko markets and many more. Have lunch and be dropped off at either the lodge in Kigali or to Kigali international airport for departures.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

END OF 7 DAYS EAST AFRICA GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI

Inclusive in 7 days East Africa Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo

  • Uganda gorilla trekking permit
  • Rwanda gorilla trekking permit
  • Congo gorilla trekking permit
  • Ranger fees
  • Safari vehicle and fuel
  • East African tourist visa
  • Congo visa
  • English speaking guide
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Enough drinking water

Exclusive in 7 days East Africa Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo 

  • Visa & Air ticket
  • Porter fees
  • Tips to the porter /guide
  • Laundry fees
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional accommodation
  • Other expenses of personal nature
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