4 Day Bwindi gorilla trekking and Karisimbi hike

4 Day Bwindi gorilla trekking and Karisimbi hike  package is a perfect tour for tourists interested in volcano climbing and mountain gorillas, this safari takes you on a visit to two tourist destinations situated in 2 countries that is Bwindi impenetrable national park found in Uganda and Volcanoes national park situated in Rwanda. On this tour you are to participate in activities like Kigali city tour, mountain gorilla trekking and climbing of mountain Karisimbi.

Highlights of the safari

Detailed itinerary for the safari 

Day 1:  Kigali city tour and transfer Volcanoes national park

On the first day of the safari you will have breakfast and drive to Kigali city for a city tour, on the city tour you will visit historical sites such as Kigali genocide site to learn more about the horrific Rwanda genocide of 1994, go shopping for souvenirs and many more. After city tour you will have lunch and the embark on your 3 hours journey to Volcanoes national park, upon your arrival you will check into your lodge and in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from

Luxury: Le Bambou gorilla lodge

Midrange: Da Vinci lodge

Budget: the Garden palace hotel

Day2: Mountain Karisimbi hiking

On the second day of the safari you will have early morning breakfast at your lodge, meet your safari driver and the park’s headquarters for briefing about the rules and regulations, signing up for the experience  and be assigned rangers.  Mountain Karisimbi is one of the 8 volcanoes of Virunga chain and apparently the tallest mountain of the chain standing at the altitude of 4,507 meters and  at exactly 10:00 am you will start your climbing of mountain karisimbi together with your packed lunch, on your hike you will encounter various vegetation covers and enjoy magnificent sceneries. Climbing mountain karisimbi takes approximately 2 days so you will spend this day at the camp on the slopes of mountain karisimbi mid way of your climbing, at the camp you will have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 3: hike to the summit, descend and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

On the third day of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast, leave your camp and proceed with climbing heading to the summit of volcano Karisimbi. At the top of the Summit you will be rewarded with views of the white snow, stunning landscape and clear views of mount Nyirangongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes of Democratic Republic of Congo. From the summit you will descend down to the Kinigi ranger post to get your hiking permits, have and then embark on your drive to Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park. Bwindi impenetrable national park  is a prominent home for mountain gorillas and one of the known tourist destinations offering the amazing mountain gorilla trekking experience, upon arriving in Bwindi you will check into your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla lodge

Budget: Buhoma community camp

Meal plan – Full board

Day 4: mountain gorilla trekking and transfer to Kigali for departure

On the fourth and last day you will wake up early for morning breakfast and with your packed lunch you will drive to the park’s headquarters for briefing and registration about mountain gorilla trekking experience. In the briefing the head guide will read you the rules and regulations to be followed on the experience and then hike into the forests in search for mountain gorillas, gorilla trekking takes approximately 2-4 hours and when you find these big sized primates you are offered one hour of staying in presence of mountain gorillas. In this one hour you can take pictures and enjoy sights of mountain gorillas as they play with each other, view the big mountain gorilla taking breast feeding the young ones. You will hike back to the park’s headquarters then head to your lodge, checkout and drive to Kigali. In Kigali you will be dropped off either at the hotel or at the airport for your departure flight.

Meal plan – Full board

End of 4 Day Bwindi gorilla trekking and Karisimbi hike

Safari inclusions

  • full time 4X4 safari vehicle
  • An English speaking private guide/driver
  • full for the whole safari
  • mountain gorilla trekking permit
  • park fees
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • bottled drinking water
  • pick up and drop off
  • All activities as detailed by the Itinerary

Safari exclusions               

  • international and local flights
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • alcoholic beverages
  • insurance
  • Tips

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