3 Days Gorilla trekking SAFARI In Uganda From Kigali Rwanda.
It is possible to fly in to Rwanda’s Kigali International air port and do gorilla trekking in Uganda either in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park- the home to more than half population of remaining mountain gorillas remaining in the whole world, Bwindi Forest inhibits more than 400 mountain Gorillas or trekking in Mgahinga National park which is part of the great Virunga Conservation area .
This 3 days Gorilla trekking tour is suitable for people who are already in Kigali ,people who have short time and want to visit two countries ,people who want to avoid long hours of driving from Entebbe to Bwindi which is between 7 to 9 hours drive, this will only take between 3 to 5 hours drive from Kigali to Bwindi and offcorse save money ($900) Gorilla trekking permit for Rwanda’s Volcanoes National park costs $1500 where as Gorilla trekking permit for Uganda’s Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga National park costs $600 but will be Increased to $700 starting July 2020.
This 3 days Gorilla trekking tour can be tailored to start and end in any other location of Rwanda or Uganda. You can check out our other Gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda , Congo and Uganda and those that include internal flight safaris to Kisoro or Kihihi.
3 Days Gorilla Trekking safari In Uganda From Kigali Rwanda
This 3 Days Gorilla Trekking tour in Uganda will make you have a memorable encounter with the beautiful mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. the best animal encounter ever!. This 3 Days Gorilla Trekking safari in Uganda also takes you to Lake Bunyonyi the most beautiful in lake in Uganda ,the second deepest lake in Africa with depth of 44m to 900m ,clean and safe from animals, bilharzia free which is perfect for a refreshing swim after your meeting with the worlds largest primate, among other activities that you can do on this tour include ; community walks like visit the Batwa, blacksmith people and a boat cruise exploring the history rich and un touched Lake Bunyonyi’s Islands. Depending on your arrival or departure time you will visit Gisozi Genocide memorial in Kigali on your first or last day. The Kigali Genocide memorial commemorates the Rwanda’s Genocide of 1994.
Day 1 Pick from Kigali International air port transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking, evening relax or Community Walk or lake Bunyonyi island exploration this depends on how long you spend in Gorilla trekking.
Day 3: Transfer To back to Kigali
Day 1: Pick from Kigali and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest.
Our Guide will pick you up from the air port or at the hotel or any location in in Kigali, depending on the time of pick up you can have a short Kigali city tour and then procced with the journey to Uganda the pearl of Africa through Katuna Boarder. The journey will take about 2 hours to Katuna boarder .The is road is descent all the way to Kabale and very scenic .Rwanda is also known to be the land of a thousand hills you will witness this as you drive along side many green terraced hills .Depending on your preference you a can have an over night in Lake Bunyonyi which is about 45 minutes from the boarder and wake up early for 1 and half hours or drive for another 2 hours to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park.Check in your lodge dinner and over night
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
After an early breakfast your guide will remind you of what to pack for the day after getting ready transfer to the park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers about the gorilla trekking rules and how the day will look like you will also be allocated a gorilla family to visit at this time. Proceed for the memorable adventure in the forest, it may go for 30 mins-4 hours to find Gorillas depending on their movements. once you meet Gorillas you will have one hour maximum to see, learn, photograph and interact with the Gorillas there after you will eat your packed lunch hike back to the park head equator receive your Gorilla trekking certificate and drive to lake Bunyonyi. Depending on your preference about activity to do this evening you may decide to relax, go swimming or do an island tour . Dinner and Overnight stay at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort
Day 3: Transfer To Kigali
After breakfast transfer back to Kigali through Katuna border up reaching Kigali visit the Kigali Genocide memorial ,for remembrance, learning and honour victims of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 and ensure that it never happens again depending on your departure time you can go for Kigali tour to see markets and learn more about the lives of Rwandans today .Leter the Guide will drive you to the airport and I will be time to say GOOD BYE
End Of the Safari
The price range for this tour is between $900 to $1700 per person the price depends on the number of people and the accommodation type get in touch to find more information about the pricing
Safari Price includes
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Transportation from the meeting point to the departure point
- Bottled water
- 2 nights accommodation and meals
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
Safari price excludes
- Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, laundry etc.
- Tips to porters and driver/ guide
What to park ;-
- Good Hiking shoes
Camera (photo graphs are allowed but without flash light)
Gloves Long pants and shits
Warm clothes especially if visiting in rain months
Small day backpack
Sunscreen especially if you are visiting in dry season
You may need Insect repellent most especially mosquitoes
You many need a hat to protect your hair or head when moving through the thorns
A pair of garden gloves to protect you from a thorny vegetation
You can park a folding walking stick from home but local wooden walking sticks are available at the briefing point.