5 Days Double Gorilla Trekking Safari to Rwanda and Uganda


The double gorilla trekking safari starts in Rwanda and ends in Uganda (Entebbe/Kampala). Take on a double gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda. Both destinations present an opportunity to have an encounter with the mountain gorillas in 2 different natural habitats. Get an understanding of the different cultures, the Batwa in Bwindi and visit different cultural sites and markets in Rwanda. An experience worth taking on without forgetting having the right items to pack for the ultimate gorilla safari.

mubare gorilla family
gorilla trekking in Bwindi

Summarized itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali – Rwanda
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking – Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla trekking
  • Day 5: Transfer to Entebbe/Fly to Entebbe

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali – Rwanda

On arrival in Kigali, you will be welcomed by the Jewel Safaris representative for a meet and greet and a quick briefing then transfer to the hotel for relaxation as you prepare for the next day’s activities.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking – Volcanoes National Park

Wake up, have an early breakfast, and transfer/drive to the park headquarters at Kinigi for a briefing before you start the adventurous gorilla trekking activity. This may take about 30 minutes to a whole day and this depends on the fitness of the trekkers and the location of the gorillas. On encountering the gorillas, you will spend an hour, watching and learning about their behavior as you capture all the moments. You will later visit a traditional village where you will learn and have an in-depth cultural experience of Banyarwanda.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Today you will have breakfast, check out of the lodge and have a leisure transfer to South Western Uganda, enjoy a change in topography and nature as you cross over from Rwanda to Uganda. The journey takes about 5 hours. Arrive in time for lunch and have an afternoon relaxation as you prepare to take on another memorable gorilla trekking experience in the jungles of Bwindi.

Day 4: Bwindi gorilla trekking

Enjoy an early breakfast, have your packed lunch ready before driving to the park headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Rushaga sector for a briefing. Here you will be informed about the do’s and dont’s of gorilla trekking, thereafter, you will be allocated  gorilla family to track and a ranger guide to take you through the thick forest. The time taken to locate the gorilla depends on the location of the gorilla family and may take up to 3-8 hours. You will have up to 1 hour. The one hour is spent monitoring and learning about their different behavior.

Later you may take on the Batwa community experience which involves hiking through the forest and discovering and learning their different ways of life. Get an opportunity to take part in the local traditional songs and dances. Pay attention to the ancient stories about their history and origin.

Day 5: Transfer to Entebbe

After breakfast on the last day, check out of the lodge and embark on your journey to Entebbe with an en-route stop over at the equator for a photo session. You may also purchase souvenirs. Arrival in Entebbe will be later in the afternoon in time for your flight back home.

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Package includes
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Gorilla trekking Permits
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled water (2 bottles per day)
  • Meals included till dinner
Package excludes
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Laundry services
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees

We use 4×4 safari cars for our safaris and therefore every traveler is guaranteed a window seat, bellow are photos of the cars.

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Tony M
Tony M
Jewel Safaris has a jewel in a female driver, Rachel My trip to Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park on 5th Jan 2024, could not have gone better. My great experience was all down to Jewel Safaris' professionalism and industry experience. The car arrived at my house on time (5 am) to pick me up for the trip. The tour guide driver, a lady named Rachel Aheebwa, was such a delight. Female tour guides drivers are so rare, so this was unexpected. But looking back at how much of a success my tour went, Rachel was the best part of the trip. Two hours into the drive, she suggested a breakfast place that turned out to serve the best coffee I'd ever taken. The small eatery happened to be ran by a lady with tourism experience of 17 years. We set off for Lake Mburo about an hour later and arrived at the park gate three hours later. Because we planned to sleep in Queen Elizabeth National Park and we still had hundreds of kilometers to cover, she made sure we wasted no time Mburo. She was always friendly and firm in her advice when it came to time keeping. We made it to our final destination before dark and had time to rest. Before going to bed, she told me, firmly that we must leave at 7 if we are to see all the animals we wanted to see. I would have loved to sleep in but she made it clear that this was not an option. I was later thankful for this. There were several tourist vehicles at the UWA offices when we arrived. After payments, all the cars left through a Northwards track but Rachel went Eastwards and in less than thirty minutes of Game driving, we hit a jack pot. We found lions on the road and I was able to take close up pictures for several minutes as she made calls to all her friends letting them know that she had found lions. By the time all the vehicles crowded around the lions, I had spend over half an an hour with them. One of the best moments of my life. Jewel safaris couldn't have chosen a better tour guide driver for me. Every thing was well planned to help me see all there was to be seen.
Murchison Falls Adventure This was my first safari adventure and it was a trip of a lifetime. The owner, Dona was very professional and helpful and made sure he understood what we wanted. The vehicle was wonderful and roomy and well kept. Our guide, Patrick made the trip exceptional. He knew the park, he knew the animals and he was a former ranger who spent years protecting the animals of that park. It was clear that the other guides respected him and Patrick was kind, funny and made sure we had a wonderful adventure. The first night, the owner called me to ask how everything was going and he messaged me after the trip to make sure we had a great time. That was above and beyond what I expected. Great company, great customer service and fantastic guide with years of experience. This is the company I would choose over and over.
Great safari!!!! Fantastic. The owner went out of the way to make sure we had what we wanted. I highly recommend Patrick as guide and driver. He loves what he does and you can tell.
Simon T
Simon T
Two-day trip to Lake Mburo Our two-day trip to Lake Mburo with our driver and guide Patrick was great. He delivered what we asked for, and more! Other than being a very kind person and good driver, Patrick was able to share a lot of information about the different animals and places we encountered. A big thanks to Jewel Safaris and Patrick! 100% Recommend!
Sander T
Sander T
2 days Safari to Lake Mburo We had a blast of a weekend with Patrick from Jewel Safari's. He knew so much about the animals, was so friendly and flexible to arrange it the way we wanted. I would advice to go on a Safari with him!
George H
George H
Uganda 2023 We had the great pleasure of having Patrick from jewel safaris for a week in Uganda. Hugely informative and fun, Patrick is a perfect ambassador for a fun, beautiful and dramatic country which is Uganda. A fabulous tour by a class guide. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting most of Africa and Uganda is top. Will go back
astrid H
astrid H
Incredible experience Amazing service and amazing country and people. It was an incredible trip, I can’t fault anything. We all enjoyed it so much and our guide was so attentive and catered to what we wanted to do
Utmärkt service, bra bil och kunnig guide. Jewel Safaris arrangerade vår resa till Uganda, med bland annat gorillorna i Bwindi. Vi var även i nationalparken där schimpanserna finns. Jewel Safaris har lång erfarenhet av att anordna safaris i Uganda. Goran
good service We had a great trip with Jewel Safari and would definitely recommend to book trips with Jewel Safari.
Ola Karlsson
Ola Karlsson
Great agency We ordered the trip in 2019 to go to Uganda in April 2020. Then Covid came and the trip was postponed for 2,5 yrs and in the meantime we kept contact and When we finally could go it all went super-smooth. Well organized and very friendly personnel and a fantastic guide. Nothing went wrong during the 10 days we visited and the arrangements were spotless.


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