8 Days, Uganda Volcano Hiking Safari, Road Trip

Hike Sabinyo & Muhabura and Trek Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Hiking The Virunga Volcanoes & Trekking Gorillas in Uganda

The walking safari starts and ends with a southwestern Uganda road trip.

This Uganda Volcano Hiking Safari takes place in the mountainous southwestern corner of Uganda, in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Virunga mountains for seven nights. The Virunga Mountains are a chain of volcanoes along Rwanda’s northern border, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Uganda. The mountain range consists of eight major volcanoes. Most are dormant, except Mount Nyiragongo 3,462 meters (11,358 ft) and Mount Nyamuragira 3,063 meters (10,049 ft), both located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The last eruption occurred as recently as 2006 and January 2010. Mount Karisimbi is the highest of the volcanoes at 4,507 meters (14,787 ft). The oldest of them is Mount Sabinyo, which rises 3,634 meters (11,923 ft.) above sea level. On this challenging safari trip, you’ll be hiking two of the mountains, and later in the itinerary, take it to the jungle to meet the magnificent mountain gorillas in Bwindi. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi is equally challenging, but we relax the adventure marathon with a canoe ride on Lake Mutanda and a cultural community hike.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drive through the scenic southwestern mountainous region of Uganda’s countryside and see Africa’s beautiful landscapes and human settlements on steep slopes.
  • Hike through ancient Ugandan villages that have not been so much affected by modern developments and experience African village life. Take a boat canoe on Lake Mutanda.
  • Take a double mountain hiking challenge of central Africa’s Virunga mountains chain.
  • Go trekking Uganda’s famous mountain gorillas and spend precious moments in a gorilla family’s presence in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, southern sector.
  • Get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Virungas, Rwenzoris and Bwindi Forest from Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla Lodge lounge.
  • Meet with the African native people and experience their raw cultures in person.
  • Live like a Ugandan tasting and enjoying our cuisine and entertainment during your Uganda Volcano Hiking Safari trip.

INCLUDED

  • Transportation, local flights, and 4×4 vehicle transfers
  • Accommodation and Meals as per itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide

We will process the trekking permits on your behalf from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

Please carry a pack of N95 Facemask and hand sanitizer with you. You’ll be required to have a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of your arrival in the country, and keep your mask on when with animals and people crowds. You’re are requested to adhere to COVID Operating procedures to keep you safe during your trip.

Your walking safari at a glance



Day 1 — Arrival in Entebbe, Optional Activity

Arrive in Entebbe as per your international flights and transfer to Papyrus Guest House.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY

In the afternoon, depart your hotel at 14.30/15.00 hours by car and then local canoe boat to Mabamba Swamp, one of the best places for spotting the rare shoebill stork. Of course, some luck is needed, but rarely does one leave the swamp without seeing one. Many other water birds have chosen this area as their home, so birding is always exciting. Enjoy a relaxing sundowner on Lake Victoria and then return to the Guest House.

  • Accommodation: Papyrus Guest House (Garden Room)
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast basis; Lunch & Dinner on own’s account



Day 2 — Drive to Kisoro & Check-into Gahinga Lodge

 

• You’ll be sleeping atm Mount Gahinga Lodge
• Your meal plan includes: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D)



Day 3 — Hike Mount Sabyinyo (3,645 m)

 

• You’ll be sleeping atm Mount Gahinga Lodge
• Your meal plan includes: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D)



Day 4 — Relax The Day Out With Lodge Activities

 

• You’ll be sleeping atm Mount Gahinga Lodge
• Your meal plan includes: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D)



Day 5 — Hike Mount Muhabura 4,127 m (13,540 ft)

 

• You’ll be sleeping at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
• Your meal plan includes: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D)



Day 6 — Take Canoe Ride on Lake Mutanda & Community Walk

 

  • You’ll sleep at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)



Day 7 — Gorilla Trekking in Rushaga or Nkuringo Sectors

 

  • You’ll sleep at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)

Day 8 — Drive to Kisoro and Take a Flight to Entebbe

 

  • No Accommodation, but depending on your departure flight, the possibility of booking a day-use or overnight room at Papyrus Guest House could be considered. Kindly note that we recommend booking only night flights or overnight in Entebbe to be on the safe side.
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)

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    Please make sure you have your facemask on when in contact with animals, especially the endangered creatures. Without a negative PCR Covid Test, you’ll not be allowed into the country. You’ll spend most of your time in open spaces away from human crowds, with that there’s minimal to no infections of the COVID virus.


    Flexible booking terms

    Your booking can be extended up to 12 months ahead with no extra fees, in case of any emergency (based on accommodation availability). Reservations are accepted after we receive a 30% deposit on the trip and the full payment for gorilla tracking and chimp tracking permits for each tour participant. For more details on our booking terms, please read our Terms and Conditions.

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