This 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali is meant for those people interested in trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda but prefer to or are staying in Rwanda. It is also meant for those who would love to trek Uganda gorillas but prefer a shorter drive time. The drive time from Kigali to Ruhija where you will trek gorillas is only between 4-5 hours as opposed to the 8-9 hours drive from Entebbe to Ruhija. So, you can fly into Kigali Rwanda to meet your guide instead of flying into Entebbe International Airport. By tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you will be saving USD900.00 off each person as opposed to tracking gorillas in Rwanda.
- You’ll visit 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 for extra cost
- Accommodation is Inclusive
- Gorilla permit
- 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
- 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 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali to Ruhija Uganda
You will be picked up from Kigali International Airport/Any Hotel in Kigali to start your 3 day Uganda Gorilla Safari journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The journey is very scenic as it takes you through a country of ‘a thousand hills’ to ‘the Pearl of Africa’.
You cross over to Uganda at the Katuna or Chanika boarder with a stop at Kabale town (when you cross from Katuna border) or Kisoro (when you cross from Chanika border) before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 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 Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will walk to the Park Headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing about gorilla trekking. Your guide will take you through all the Dos and Don’ts while with the mountain gorillas. Thereafter, you will be transferred to the starting point to begin your trek into the forest to look for the gorilla family you have been asigned.
PLEASE NOTE that;
Gorilla family allocation depends on your interests, fitness and age.
You may 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 between 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 family of gorillas.
You will be allowed only one hour to observe the gorillas as they go about their daily activities and take photographs of the gorillas before you trek back to the park Headquarters to pick your certificates that confirm that you tracked gorillas in Uganda.
You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Lodging: Ruhija Gorilla camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 3: Drive to Kigali Airport
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali International Airport for your flight. This marks the end of your 3 Day Rwanda-Uganda gorilla safari.
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