This tour is ideal for the tourists who want to get a comparison between the Gorillas of Rwanda and the Gorillas of Uganda. The tour starts and ends in Kigali and Gorilla tracking activity is done twice.
Day 1, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast at your lodge in Kigali, you will be met by our driver who will brief you and later transfer you to Ruhengeri where Volcanoes National Park is found. En route to the park, you will enjoy the rolling hills for which the country Rwanda is well known for. Upon arrival, you will go for a short town tour around Ruhengeri where you will visit the local communities and local markets. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Day 2, Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park and transfer to Kisoro
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing from the ORTPN officials. After the briefing, you will be allocated Gorilla groups where you will also be accompanied by ranger guides. You will trek through the forest as you search for the rare endangered Mountain Gorilla species. It will not be an easy task since you will encounter swamps, hills, valleys and so on but once you reach the exact place where the Gorillas are, you will forget all the hardships that you have gone through the past few hours and you will enjoy the one hour you will have with them. Such moment will be your best and the greatest among all. After the interaction, you will return to your lodge for refreshments and later transfer to Kisoro in southern Uganda. Dinner and overnight stay at Travelers rest Camp/3 way Gorilla resort/Kisoro Hotel
Day 3, 2nd Gorilla trek in Bwindi in Uganda
After breakfast you will transfer to your allocated Gorilla group orientation point and be briefed about the Gorilla rules. Later after this, you will depart with your ranger guide and enter the forest to search for the Mountain Gorillas. Once you come across them, closely look at them and establish the differences between the Gorillas of Uganda and those in Rwanda. They are all the same and if there is a difference, it’s in numbers, walking distance and so on. Like in Rwanda, you are also allowed to spend one hour with the Gorillas. Return back to your lodge for refreshments or a small community tour around Kisoro. Dinner and overnight stay at Travelers rest Camp/3 way Gorilla resort/Kisoro Hotel
Day 4, Transfer back to Kigali and departure
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali. Later you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.