This 2 day bwindi gorilla safari through Kigali is meant for those people interested in trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park but are staying in Rwanda. It is also meant to reduce on the distance travelled as well as drive times. Our 2 day bwindi gorilla safari through Kigali helps you to see mountain gorillas in Uganda in only two days at an affordable rate for gorilla permits at USD700.00 per person per trek.
Summary of 2 Day Bwindi Gorilla safari through Kigali
Day 01: Pickup from Kigali City/Airport and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and drive back to Kigali
- You’ll go to Uganda through Kigali Airport or Rwanda
- 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 for extra cost
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
- Gorilla permits
- You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
- Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost
DAY 1: Pick up from Kigali Airport/Lodge to start your 2 Day Bwindi Gorilla Safari From Kigali
You will be picked from Kigali International Airport/Any Hotel in Kigali to start your 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) and proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for overnight.
Drive time: Approximately 4-5 hours
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Lodging: Ruhija gorilla camp
DAY 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast on your second day of 2 DAYS BWINDI GORILLA SAFARI FROM KIGALI, 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 and one needs to prepare for both.
Your 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. You will then drive back to Kigali Rwanda through Katuna or Chanika boarder for your overnight in Kigali town or your international departure flight. Please ensure that you book flights that depart late from Kigali International Airport if you intend to fly back after your 3 day bwindi gorilla safari through Kigali.
End of your 2 DAYS BWINDI GORILLA SAFARI FROM KIGALI
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch
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