5 Days Uganda Gorilla tracking and Volcano Climbing tour

The 5 day tour leads down to southwestern Uganda, a region popular for a dramatic landscape of rolling hills and Volcano Mountains that possess lush montane rainforests which are home to the Mountain Gorillas and many other rare wildlife, and beautiful lakes set in the valleys. This is one of the most scenic regions on the African continent! The region will treat you to wonderful adventures including the Mountain Gorilla trek, climbing the Virunga volcanoes and going on a scenic ride on Lake Mutanda.

Day 1 – travel to Kisoro/Mutanda

Pick up from Kampala at 7am and drive to the southwestern corner of Uganda. This is a long drive of over 8 hours and we will reach Kisoro in the late afternoon, about at 5pm. Check into your lodge situated at the edge of the stunning Lake Mutanda. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Lake Mutanda and the surrounding lush highlands, with three of the Virunga Volcanoes – Mt Muhavura, Gahinga and Sabinyo – forming a spectacular backdrop. On very clear days the peak of Mt. Mikeno in the DR Congo can also be spotted, and at night you may have a glimpse at the spectacle of active Nyiragongo in the DR Congo spilling magma in the air!

Day 2 – Gorilla tracking

Early wake up and transfer to the Rushaga area of Bwindi by 7.30am, meet the ranger guides and set out into the Bwindi impenetrable forest to track one of the biggest habituated mountain gorilla groups in Bwindi. After Gorilla trek in Bwindi Forest you will spend the afternoon at Lake Mutanda, set out on a canoe ride and explore beautiful scenery and islands of the lake.

Day 3 – Volcano climbing

Early wake up and drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which supports three Virunga volcanoes along the border, that is:

Mt. Muhavura

Mt. Gahinga

Mt. Sabinyo

We will hike one of the three volcanoes and enjoy stunning views of the Virunga mountain range which is made up of 8 major volcanoes, and spans into three countries – Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. During the hike we also expect to encounter with some endemic wildlife such as the golden monkeys and rare birds. It is a full day hike, with the round trip of 10 hours.

Day 4 – Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast we shall drive to Ishasha, a remote savanna wilderness in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 5 – Drive to Kampala

After breakfast check out and drive to Kampala with a game drive though the Ishasha plains to watch some animals and hopefully sight the famous tree-climbing lions which are common in this area of the park. We shall stopover in Mbarara town for lunch, and again at the Uganda Equator point for some pictures.

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