Easiest arrival point is Kigali Airport in Rwanda. On arrival, you’ll be met by your driver and begin the six hour drive north to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. This may sound like a tough slog, but you will be pleasantly surprised as this is one of the most spectacular drives you will ever take.
The drive takes you through quaint, peaceful terraced farms, through quiet mountain valleys, along the shores of glistening lakes and deep into the lush, steaming jungle of Southern Uganda. Crossing the border at Katuna, you’ll overnight at stunning Mahogany Springs. Dinner.
After an early breakfast at your accommodation, you’ll go directly to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s headquarters to meet your guides. After completing the briefing, you’ll embark on the once in a lifetime experience of tracking the mountain gorillas through the jungle.
There is no guarantee how long or difficult your tracking experience will be as it depends on where the family of gorillas is and on weather conditions. It can take anywhere from two up to six hours of trekking through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Fitness is definitely recommended for those wishing to undertake the activity.
This will be one of the most memorable experiences you’re ever likely to have. You’re allowed an hour of close contact with the gorillas once you’ve come across them. It is a sheer privileged to come within mere metres of a family of these rare and beautiful animals. You’ll observe their family dynamics and learn a bit about each gorilla’s distinct personality in the serene silence and tranquility of nature.
After your hour is up and you descend back to the starting point, you’ll make the return trip to Kigali. Stay at the Five Volcanoes in Musanze. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked and and taken on a tour of Kigali. The city tour will including the heart wrenching Genocide Museum, the local craft markets and the Presidential Palace Museum.
The opportunity to have lunch at the famous Mille Collines Hotel (Hotel Rwanda) is also a highlight of your day. Transfer to Kigali airport. Breakfast.
Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. One of the most luxurious accommodation in East Africa, the feeling that you will experience when staying here is beyond compare.
At Mahogany Springs it is the little touches that make the big difference, from the tiny details in the design of the lodge through to the unrivaled service levels provided by the highly trained management team.
The team are one big family of people from the local Ugandan community who love hosting clients and showing you the true wonders of Ugandan hospitality.
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel aims to offer luxury accommodation while you are staying in Musanze. We want to make sure that your stay is a memorable one – in a most positive way.
The hotel offers a restaurant, bar and lounge area with a fire place and an incredible view of the Volcanoes – perfect spot to relax. Lush green garden areas and pool and a massage spa to relieve those tired legs.
All rooms offer
– Return airfares, unless specified as included.
– Visa fees and requirements
– Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
– Optional activities/tours
– Personal porter
– Personal expenses
– Travel insurance (Mandatory)
* Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised with Trailblazers Travel.
Please read the FAQ’s section Gorilla Trekking Info.
By choosing Trailblazers Travel to go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, you are aligning yourself with an organisation that gives our guests real, authentic and life changing experiences, works with responsible travel operators to leave a social impact, and gives you the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself.
We believe in contributing to change and making a difference, whether through the use of local staff and guides, or by donating to charities we believe in on behalf of every person who travels with us.