10 Days Burundi, Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Bujumbura
Arrival, meet our company tour guide and transfer to your hotel to check-in.
Depending on the time of your arrival, you will have a city tours in Bujumbura, to visit the Snake & Culture Museum; the Explorers Memorial, the Islam Culture Centre; City Hall; President’s Office and the main attraction of the City: Lake Tanganyika.
Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 2: Kibira National Park Burundi
Start your day with breakfast and transfer to Kibira Forest National Park, for a guided nature walk in this park of few animals’ species. Time permitting, visit the Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers John Speke and Hanington. Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 3: To Kigali, Rwanda
Drive eastwards to Kigali in Rwanda. Drive through hills and turns, continuing to the border with Rwanda and on to Butare. Lunch while there and visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum. Arrive late afternoon. [Approximate driving time: 8 hours].
Overnight: Hotel Chez Lando or Hotel des Mille Collines

Day 4: Kigali to Parc National De Volcans
Morning in Kigali, do some shopping and have Lunch. In the afternoon, drive the two hours North of Kigali to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known.
Overnight: Hotel La Palme/Virunga Hotel Ruhengeri/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking
Transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Parc National des Volcans. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort.
Overnight: Hotel La Palme/Virunga Hotel Ruhengeri/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 6: Transfer to Uganda
Transfer to Kisoro and on to Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda. Approximate driving time: 2 hours] Either guided nature walk in Gahinga or climb a volcano, visit the natural, beautiful-looking Lake Mutanda and other lakes in the area, surrounded by the Virunga volcanoes, take a walk on the shores. Lunch in Kisoro. Overnight: Travellers Rest Hotel (FB).

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking in Uganda or Congo
Start off with early breakfast and
EITHER: Gorilla tracking in Nkuringo, Ishongi or go for a guided nature walk in the forest for butterflies, plant and bird species; or climb a volcano or simply relax at the camp! In the afternoon visit the Batwa pigmies, a local animist communist that is almost extinct. See their cultures.
Transfer to Congo Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Parc National des Volcans de Djomba. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort. Late lunch on return.
Dinner and overnight at the Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro on a Full Board basis.

Day 8: Lake Mutanda to Lake Bunyonyi
Breakfast and, transfer to lake Bunyonyi for scenic views of the most beautiful lake in the region, visit the Batwa pigmies, take a boat on the lake to see fishing villages and other local communities. Overnight: Bunyonyi Safaris Resort (FB).

Day 9: Back to Rwanda
Start early for Kigali in Rwanda via Katuna boarder this time. Go for a tour of the city including a visit to a genocide memorial and the art and craft centre. [Approximate driving time: 4 hours]
Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, is an attractive city spread over many hills for which Rwanda is well known. The City has a pleasant, buoyant air and its people are some of the most friendly in the world. The markets, the handicraft shops and the genocide sites are some of the main places of interest. The range of hotels and restaurants is steadily increasing. Time permitting, visit the Nyabugogo market, the Moslem quarter in Nyamirambo, the Franco-Rwanda cultural centre and a genocide memorial. Overnight: Hotel Chez Lando or Mille Collines Hotel (B-L-D).

Day 10: Airport transfer – depart
Transfer to the airport for your flight.

End of Safari