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GORILLAS IN THE MIST

Gorilla Trekking

KIGALI – BWINDI FOREST – KIGALI
4 Days

Itinerary & Rates

Day 1: Kigali
Murakaza neza mu Rwanda! (Welcome to Rwanda!) You are met on arrival at Kigali International Airport by your driver-guide. Depending on your arrival time, your driver-guide may propose you a visit of Kigali city which includes the Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi.Overnight at the Kigali Marriott Hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2 – Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast, Take a visit to the genocide museum. Later, transfer to Bwindi – Uganda. Enjoy the beautiful scenery. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils. Overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge on full board basis.

Day 3 – Gorilla Trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You need to carry drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is one of the unique activities you will enjoy while photographing and observing the gorillas. After tracking, come back to the lodge and relax. Overnight on full board basis.

  •  Gorilla Trekking

There are a total of 80 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of 8 trekkers visiting any one group. Treks vary in duration depending on which gorilla group you are assigned to. After locating your assigned gorilla group, you will spend approximately one hour in their company before heading back down the volcano slopes.

Bwindi is home to 326 gorillas almost half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. The forest has about 30 elephants and 120 species of mammals including 7 diurnal primates. 360 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies. This Afro -montane forest has dense under story of fern, vines, and shrubs. About 324 tree species have been recorded here, of which 10 don’t occur else in Uganda.

Day 4 – Bwindi to Kigali and departure
Have breakfast at the lodge and later drive to Kigali to be transferred to the airport in time for departure flight (Cost of flight not included) or depending on your flight and onwards plans you can book an extra night in Kigali (on request).

Distance/drive time: 170km / 3.5 hours.

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VALIDITY PRICE PER PERSON SHARING SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Jan.1 to Dec.20 $1,050 $260
GORILLA PERMITS $650 ----
PRICES INCLUDE: Accommodation, meals as specified, 1 gorilla permit – priced separately – , mineral water while trekking, land transportation, Kigali Genocide Museum visit and park fees.

PRICES EXCLUDE: Any airfare, visa fees, airport taxes, travel insurance, beverages, tips and gratuities and all items of a personal nature.


DEPARTURES 2018: January 4, 11 & 18 – February 1, 8 , 15 & 22 – March 8 & 22 – April 5 & 12 – May 10 & 17 – June 7, , 14, 21 & 28 – July 5,12 & 19 – August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – September 6, 13,20 & 27 – October 4, 11, 18 & 25 – November 1, 8, 15 & 29 – December 6, 13 & 20

NOTES:
  • Departs with a minimum of 2 people
  • Prices are quoted in US Dollars
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