Platinum Safaris Uganda

6 Days | Gorilla Trekking

ITINERARY OVERVIEW - 6 Days | 5 Nights

Day 1 – Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport where you will be transferred by your Platinum Safaris driver guide to your hotel.
Overnight at Fairway Hotel Kampala

Day 2 – Depart for Bwindi impenetrable national park
On morning with your Platinum safari guide. We will leave for Bwindi impenetrable forest, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Bird and primate life in Bwindi is exquisite, with an abundant collection of flora. 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 Gorilla Safari Lodge Rushaga (FB)

Day 3 Full Day Gorilla tracking
Early morning breakfast later, we head to the park headquarters for a briefing from the Uganda wildlife authority before setting off to the forest see the mountain gorillas. The ranger guides will take you through the forest tracking gorillas, which can take from half an hour to five hours. A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. If you have the afternoon free, you will take a guided village walk to see how the Ugandans live.
Overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge Rushaga (FB)

Day 4 Depart for Volcanoes National Park
On this day, we drive to kisoro and cross the Uganda- Rwanda border to ruhengeri in Rwanda. Ruhengeri is a city in northern Rwanda’s musanze district and serves as the base for gorilla trekking. The drive is scenic, and we arrive in the late afternoon or early evening. We can stroll around the lodge or relax and take in the panoramic sunset over the volcanoes.
Overnight at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 5 Full day Activities Gorilla trekking
Early in the morning, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary of parc national des volcanoes. The trekking is a demanding but rewarding experience. The time spent in the forest depends on the location of the gorillas, and can take from as little as a half an hour up to five hours. If you have the afternoon free, you can choose to drive around.
Overnight at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 6 Transfer to Kampala
We will depart to Kampala, with lunch en route, arriving in the evening. Transfer to the airport if applicable.

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