6 Days Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Habituation Safari

6 Days Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Habituation Safari

This 6 Days Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla Habituation Safari is a combined Rwanda and Uganda safari, on this safari you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful Kigali City, visit and explore Akagera National Park for sightings of wildlife including the Big Five and take part in gorilla habituation exploration for 4 hours of being with mountain gorillas.

akagera national park wildlife

This safari starts and ends in Kigali City.

Highlights of 6 Days Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali
  • Day 2: Kigali City Tour
  • Day 3: Game drive in Akagera National Park
  • Day 4: Transfer to Kisoro
  • Day 5: Gorilla Habituation Experience
  • Day 6: Departure

Detailed itinerary of 6 Days Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Habituation Safari

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide and transfer you to your hotel in Kigali City for dinner and overnight stay,

Accommodation: Kigali Mariotte Hotel

Meal Plan: Half Board

Day 2 Kigali City Tour

Have breakfast and go for a city tour in Kigali City visiting Ntarama & Nyamata Genocide Memorials and Reconciliation village. After lunch, you will embark on a drive to Akagera National Park arriving in the late afternoon. Check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ruzizi Tented Camp

Meal Plan: Half Board

Day 3: Game Drive in Akagera National Park

Have early breakfast and head to the park for a full day game drive departing at 5:00 am, you will spend the whole exploring the savannah plains of Akagera national park and enjoying sight of various animals such as giraffes, lions, leopards, buffaloes, elands, zebras among others.

After picnic lunch, you will head to Lake Ihema for a boat ride. On this thrilling cruise, you will catch sight of herds of animals such as buffaloes and elephants along the shores of the lake and various water birds such as herons. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Ruzizi Tented Camp

Meal Plan: Half Board

Day 4: Transfer to Kisoro, Uganda

After breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and embark on a drive to Kisoro in Uganda with en-route lunch. When you arrive in Kisoro that is in the evening, you will check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Lake Mutanda Resort

Meal Plan: Half Board

Day 5 Gorilla Habituation Experience.

Have early breakfast and head to the park’s headquarters in Rushaga Sector for a gorilla habituation experience which lasts for 4 hours, at the park’s headquarters a ranger will take you through the rules and regulations to follow. In groups of 8 people together with rangers, scientists and researchers, you will head into the forests of Bwindi looking for the semi-habituated gorilla family you are trekking.

On this experience, you will take part in habituation process together with trained researchers. This involves studying their individual behavior by trained researchers who visit these wild apes every day to analyze the best way they can relate and communicate with the gorillas. In the long run, the wild gorillas learn to get used to human presence, give them names and during the interaction, they would be at ease with human presence.

Unlike gorilla trekking, gorilla habituation experience lasts 4 hours and is limited to only 4 people. Return to the lodge and spend the rest of the day relaxing. Have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Lake Mutanda Resort

Meal Plan: Half Board

Day 6:  Departure

After breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and embark on a drive back to Kigali City with border crossing at Cyanika or Katuna. You will be dropped off at the airport for your flight back home.

END OF 6 DAYS RWANDA & UGANDA GORILLA HABITUATION SAFARI

Price Includes

English speaking driver & guide

The accommodation such as indicated to the program.

The 7 full days excursions exclude lunch and drinks costs.

The entrance fees in  and local guide

Airport pick -up and Drop -off

24 hour emergency contact

 Price Excludes

The international and domestic flights,

The meals not indicated to the program,

Optional activities

Your insurances.

The price of the visa

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