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Remarkable Uganda Safari

This tour offers an opportunity to visit the green countryside of Uganda. Here, you will visit the mountain gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda, and learn about the local culture. Besides, during your trip, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Virunga massif on both sides, both in Uganda and Rwanda. Come to Uganda and trek the mountain gorilla in their habitat!

Key information

  • Group safari
  • Group size: Maximum of 20 persons
  • Children policy: Children from the age of 14 years are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Starting point and ending point: Kigali
  • Languages: English speaking guide
  • All park fees are included.

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  • 2 trekking activities
  • Gorilla and golden monkey permit
  • Trekking for gorilla and golden monkey
  • Exploring the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Transport in 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Breakfasts during the safari
  • 4 nights' accommodation


5 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer included: Kigali International Airport (Kanombe Airport)
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You will be staying in the accommodation provided by Red Rocks Rwanda.


Day 1: Kisoro

You will depart from your hotel in Kigali at 10:00 and have a road transfer to the border of Rwanda and Uganda. Then, you will enter Uganda then proceed to Kisoro for overnight. If time permits, you may enjoy a city tour of Kisoro and the surrounding environment.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Kisoro District

After breakfast, you will enjoy the highlight of the trip, gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. Accompanied by a forest guide through the rainforest and bamboo slopes, you will spend an hour with the gorillas before you drive back to your hotel for overnight.

Day 3: Cultural tours in Kisoro District

After breakfast, you may opt to immerse into cultural expeditions, ranging from village walks to scenic bodaboda tours and a visit to the Batwa community. In the late afternoon, you can take a local canoe boat to explore nearby islands at Lake Mutanda.

Day 4: Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. After registration to visit the rare golden monkey, you will spend the whole day in the forest guided by researchers on how golden monkeys are habituated. Lucky visitors may sight elephants, buffalos, duiker, bushbucks, etc., which straddle in the forest.

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali

After a leisurely breakfast, you will drive back to the border, enter Rwanda, then proceed to Kigali. This is the end of services.


Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227 meters and 4,127 meters. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey.

Besides being important for wildlife, the park also has a huge cultural significance, in particular for the indigenous Batwa pygmies. This tribe of hunter-gatherers was the forest’s “first people” and their ancient knowledge of its secrets remains unrivaled.

Mgahinga’s most striking features are its three conical, extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda. Mgahinga forms part of the much larger Virunga Conservation Area which includes adjacent parks in these countries. The volcanoes’ slopes contain various ecosystems and are biologically diverse and their peaks provide a striking backdrop to this gorgeous scenery.


All foods offered at the various hotels / lodges are organic food grown by the local community residing near the hotels / lodges premises.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Agricultural tour

Experience a day in the life of Rwandan family, waking up early to feed the animals followed by planting or harvesting local crops. After a work-filled morning, enjoy relaxing with the family with a snack in the shade.

Banana beer production

Get to work smashing bananas and grinding sorghum grain on a grinding stone. In the end, enjoy some delicious banana beer with the local women.

Basket weaving

Customarily woven by women, the Agaseke craft is known for its impressive quality, beauty, and cultural importance. The Agaseke basket is traditionally given from mothers to daughters during marriage ceremonies.


Spend an evening with local community members and learn about Rwanda’s rich history and culture. This activity takes place around the campfire. Come with all your questions.

Red Rocks wooden biking

The wooden bike was invented to move all types of goods from farms and homesteads to the market. You may decide to bike into town where you can buy some local goods in the market.

Red Rocks art center

The Red Rocks art center showcases a variety of beautiful handcrafted jewelry, baskets, pottery, and bags made by local women and 100% of the profit goes directly to their cooperatives. After checking out the community shop, join the local artist, Zulu, for a chance to create your own art.

Red Rocks movie night

Every Friday is a movie night at Red Rocks Rwanda. You are welcome to share your movies with the rest of the campers. The activity happens after dinner with everyone seated around the fire.

The Twin Lake tour

Burera and Ruhondo are twin lakes with great views of the nearby Virunga volcanoes. The tour includes a boat ride and a visit with one of the island communities which boasts breath-taking scenery. For those hoping to spend more time at the twin lakes, camping on an island (and dinner with a local family) can be arranged.

Mountain hike to Rugalika

The hike begins at Red Rocks and takes you through fields and villages to a school on top of Mount Rugalika. If time permits, you can extend the hike and continue your walk up to Kabere Health Centre. The tour includes lunch.

Medicinal and beekeeping tour

This field tour will introduce you to the traditional herbs and plants used to cure different ailments. Learn about the history of the people and how they live in harmony with the forest and the gorillas.

Tree planting project

Be a part of the Red Rocks conservation program by helping locals plant trees and combat deforestation. The goal is to plant a minimum of 500 trees each year to help protect the fragile local ecology and conserve scarce resources.

Cultural activities not included in the price

  • A visit to Batwa community
  • Bodaboda scenic tours
  • Coffee tour
  • Lake mutanda canoe ride
  • Mabungo homestead visit
  • Nyaruyaga walking safari
  • Orphanage visit

What's included

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Golden monkey trekking
  • Cultural activities at Red Rocks Rwanda
  • Golden monkey permit
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Services of an English-speaking driver / guide
  • Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with gasoline / fuel
  • Mineral water in the vehicle
  • Statutory taxes where applicable
  • Transfer from / to Kigali International Airport (KGL)
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts

What's not included

  • Optional activities
  • Vaccinations and inoculations
  • East African entry visa fees
  • International airfares
  • Items of personal nature not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Porter fees, tips, and gratuities
  • Excess baggage charges
  • International airport departure taxes

How to get there

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Airport: Kigali International Airport (Kanombe Airport) Airport transfer included: Kigali International Airport (Kanombe Airport) No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 1 days before arrival.
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