4 Day Rwanda and Uganda Experience - Kigali City Exploration, Golden Monkey and Gorilla Trekking


Day 1

Kigali City Exploration

Breakfast and start the historical-minded exploration of Kigali city with visits to landmarks from colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times i.e. Kigali Genocide memorial site where over 259,000 genocide victims were put to rest in mass graves, Dr. Richard Kandt Museum who was the first Germany explorer to settle in Kigali, Belgian camp where they killed the 10 Belgian UN soldiers who were protecting the moderate prime minister before the start of genocide, campaign against Genocide museum.

Transfer to Bugesera in the afternoon to visit the reconciliation village where the survivors of genocide live together in harmony with the perpetrators that killed their own families, get opportunity to hear testimonies from both sides and engage in different activities

Nyamata and Ntarama genocide churches where thousands of innocent people were butchered in the house of God. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2

Golden Monkey Trekking & Transfer to Bwindi National Park

Early breakfast and transfer to the Volcanoes National park headquarters for check-in, briefing and grouping followed by the Golden Monkey trekking. It is now believed that they are the only feasible population of Golden Monkeys residing in Volcanoes National Park.

They are beautiful and endangered primates which have become quite habituated to humans, making it possible to observe them closely. Be back at the base and take lunch at the hotel. Afternoon transfer to Bwindi. Overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 3

Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Breakfast then departure to the Park headquarters to take some briefings and groupings followed by the once in a lifetime trek of the critically endangered mountain Gorillas, once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long-lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breathtaking wildlife experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Bwindi is a magical experience. 

Be back at the base in time for lunch! Some gorilla families however are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy.

Dinner & Overnight at the camp/ lodge.

Day 4

Transfer to Kigali

Breakfast and transfer to back to Kigali.