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8 Days Rwanda and Uganda Hiking Adventure

Day 1, Arrival and Transfer to Ruhengeri
Our Representative from Span Safaris will meet you at the Airport and brief you about your booked Safari with us.  If you arrive early, you will include a short Kigali City tour on the tour itinerary. You will visit the magnificent capital city of Kigali and tour places like the Genocide Memorial Sites, Education Centre, Memorial Gardens and National Documentation Centre. After the city tour, you will be transferred to Ruhengeri the nearby town to Park National Des Volcano for dinner and Overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House for Budget or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for Mid range or Mountain Gorilla view lodge or Virunga Lodge for Luxury.

Day 2, Rwanda Gorilla trek
You will take breakfast early morning before you report to Parc National Des Volcans head quarters in Kinigi for a gorilla trek registration and briefing. After this, you will set off and enter the Virunga forest for the gorilla trek search. The time taken to search for these rare Mountain Gorillas varies with how close they are and some times, its unpredictable of their natural habitat. You will pass through steep slopes and valleys and once you reach your allocated Gorilla group, you will only be allowed to spend with them one hour and later you will return back. However, the one hour you will spend with them, will be very interesting, take photographs and the experience you will get, will be so interesting and this will make the highlight of your Rwanda Safari. Return back to the lodge for lunch and if time allows, you will visit the little known gorgeous Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House for Budget or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for Mid range or Mountain Gorilla view lodge or Virunga Lodge for Luxury.

Day 3, Dian Fossey walk
After breakfast, you will set out for the Dian Fossey grave Yard walk. She was the lady who is famously known for her great research on Gorillas and did a lot to see that Mountain Gorillas were protected from the Poachers. The trekking time may take 3 hours and while at the center, you will get information from the ranger guides about the history of the lady and how she was assassinated. Return back to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, relax at your Lodge as you wait for your next day’s activity. Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House for Budget or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for Mid range or Mountain Gorilla view lodge or Virunga Lodge for Luxury.

Day 4, Golden Monkey Trekking
After breakfast, you will report back to ORTPN for Golden Monkey briefing and registration. This trek will offer you an exceptional primate experience. You will see them as they inter relate with each other, play and behave when they see the visitors. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House for Budget or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for Mid range or Mountain Gorilla view lodge or Virunga Lodge for Luxury

Day 5, Hiking on Mt. Bisoke
After your fully served breakfast, you will report to the park offices at ORTPN for hiking registration. Later with your ranger guide, you will drive to the base of Mt. Bisoke to prepare for your days hike. Virunga volcanoes has different mountains and among them is Bisoke. Other Volcanoes include: Karisimbi, Gahinga, Sabinyo, and Muhabura. Start your hike on Mt. Bisoke. On top of the Mountain, expect to see the biggest crater which can be clearly seen and it’s the biggest of all the Virunga Crater lakes chain. Later, descend back to base where your guide will be waiting for you. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House for Budget or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for Mid range or Mountain Gorilla view lodge or Virunga Lodge for Luxury.

Day 6, Transfer to Mgahinga National Park
After breakfast, you will cross the Rwanda-Uganda border at Cyanika and transfer to Kisoro. Upon arrival, you will go for cave exploration and Community tour. Dinner and overnight stay at Mgahinga Safari Lodge/Travelers rest/Kisoro Tourist Hotel.

Day 7, Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park
After breakfast, you will go for briefing and later go for Gorilla tracking in Uganda. Look out for Gorilla behaviors though the Gorillas are the same, the hiking and trekking time is different. Sometimes the time taken in Rwanda is shorter than the one in Uganda. After the trek, return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Mgahinga Safari Lodge/Travelers rest/Kisoro Tourist Hotel.

Day 8, Transfer back to Kigali and departure
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali Airport to catch your departure flight back home.

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