Overview

This 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali is meant for those people interested in trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park but are staying in Rwanda.

It’s also meant for those that would love to trek Uganda gorillas but want to drive less by flying into Kigali Instead of Entebbe International Airport. With this 3 Day Uganda Gorilla safari from Kigali, one gets to drive for only 4-5 hours from Kigali to Ruhija instead of the 8-9 hours from Entebbe International Airport to Ruhija.

By tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will be saving USD800.00 off each person instead of USD 1500 gorilla permit.

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Highlights

  • You’ll go to Uganda Uganda
  • This tour starts and ends in Kigali (Rwanda)
  • You’ll visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Activities:gorilla tracking
  • Getting around:open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged

Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Pick up from Kigali,Rwanda and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable park

You will be picked from Kigali International Airport/Any Hotel in Kigali to start your ‘Uganda Gorilla Safari from Kigali’ journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The journey is very scenic and will take you through a country of a thousand hills to the Pearl of Africa.

You cross over to Uganda at Katuna or Chanika boarder for a stop at Kabale town (Katuna) or Kisoro (Chanika) before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for overnight.

Drive time: Approximately 4-5 hours
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Lodging: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge.

Day 2. Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Park

After breakfast and with your packed lunch, you will walk to the park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking. Your guide will take you through all the dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas and after that, you will be transferred to the starting point of your gorilla family.

Please note that gorilla family allocation depends on your interests, fitness and age. Please inform your guide of your interests and he will try to request for the gorilla family of your choice before you start the trek into the forest.

Gorilla trekking can be strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required. Gorilla trekking can take from 30 minutes to three quarters of the day so one needs to prepare for both.

You guide will try to provide information about trees, birds and other wildlife in the forest until you reach a given gorilla family of gorillas. You will be allowed only one hour of photography and observing mountain gorillas as they go about with their daily day activities and then trek back to the park headquarters to pick your certificates and then dinner and overnight at your Lodge.

Lodging: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3. Return To Kigali Airport

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali Airport for your flight out of Uganda marking the end of your 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali.

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