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7 Days Volcanoes Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi

Our 7 days Gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi safari starts in Kigali and ends in Kigali. Get ready to start your adventure with golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes national park, also visit the gorilla guardian’s village as you get to learn about the rich kingship history of the people of Rwanda. A trip to Africa without visiting the mountain gorillas is considered incomplete!

Get to track the gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and spend one full adventurous hour with these gentle giants. Batwa also commonly known as pygmies tell you stories about their life in the forest as well as how they have managed to live in the forest for long. A visit to Lake Bunyonyi sums it all in a special way that, with the help of an experienced local guide, take a tour around the lake as you explore the 29 islands with a beautiful scenery of the surroundings. Lake Bunyonyi is also known as a place of many little birds.

Detailed 7 days Gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to the hotel

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be met and greeted by Corners of Earth safari representative who will later transfer you to your booked facility in time for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

  • Luxury: Kigali Serena Hotel/ Marriott Hotel
  • Midrange: Five to Five Hotel
  • Budget: Five to Five Hotel
  • Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes national park

After served breakfast, check out of the facility and transfer to Volcanoes national park. Enroute stop at the Kandt museum and learn more about the leadership history of the people of Rwanda. Later embark on the journey to Volcanoes national park arriving at the booked facility in time for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay

  • Luxury: Five Volcanoes Boutique
  • Midrange: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
  • Budget: Le Palme Hotel
  • Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking and Cultural visit

After served breakfast, our company guide will transfer you to the park headquarters in Kinigi for briefing and later embark on the journey to the park to search for the golden monkeys. It is a thrilling experience as you get to see them swing from one tree branch to another.

Later alone in the afternoon, go for a visit to the Ibyiwacu cultural village also known as the Gorilla guardian’s village. During this visit, you are able to learn more about the kingship lines of the people of Rwanda and how they have managed to maintain it till date. In the evening, return to the booked facility in time for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

  • Luxury: Five Volcanoes Boutique
  • Midrange: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
  • Budget: Le Palme Hotel
  • Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi national park, Batwa visit.

After breakfast, check out of the booked facility and transfer to Bwindi. Enroute stop at Cyanika border for immigration clearance and later embark on the journey to Bwindi arriving at the booked facility and check in. In the afternoon, go for a visit to the Batwa community and listen to their unique story of surviving in the forest over the years. As you are entertained with traditional songs as well. Return to the booked facility in time for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking Experience Bwindi

This is the highlight of your itinerary – the gorilla tracking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. After breakfast and a briefing, you’ll embark on a thrilling trek through the dense forest, guided by experienced trackers. As you encounter a family of gentle giants, you’ll have a precious hour to observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Lunch will be provided, giving you time to rest and reflect on this extraordinary experience. The rest of the day will be spent at the lodge, where you’ll have dinner and spend the night.

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After served breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Arrive in time for lunch and later go for a boat cruise around the lake as you get to explore the 29 islands as you also listen to the history of this lake. Enjoy a cool breeze and the beautiful scenery of the lake’s surroundings. In the evening, return to the booked facility in time for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

  • Luxury: Arcadia Cottages
  • Midrange: Bird Nest Resort
  • Budget: Bunyonyi Overland Resort
  • Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 7: Transfer to Kigali

After served breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Kigali via Katuna border. Enroute stop at the border for clearance and later embark on the journey to Kigali arriving at the airport in time for your flight back home.

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