2 Days Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali

This short gorilla trekking safari is designed to enable travelers with limited time and or budget track the Uganda gorillas from Kigali. The tour starts and ends in Kigali, with a cross over to the Bwindi impenetrable forest for gorilla trekking. Travelers are able to save a lot of money given that the Uganda gorilla trekking permit is at only $600 as compared to $1500 for the Rwanda permit and yet enjoy the same gorilla trekking experience.

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali Airport/Lodge to start your 2 Day Bwindi Gorilla Safari Through Kigali

Your gorilla safari driver will meet up with you upon arrival at the Kigali International Airport and head to the Republic of Uganda through the rolling hills of Rwanda, driving through Ruhengeri in the Musanze province and head to the cyanika border post or Gatuna Border post having great views of the volcanoes and Lake Mutanda. Your driver shall have stop overs for you to have great picture moments.

Check in and out of the migration at the border post and head through Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. We have several options of where to track the mountain gorillas with Nkuringo, Mgahinga and Rushaga sections emerging the best as they are very close to the border with Rwanda. Other sections include Ruhija and the Buhoma section of Bwindi Forest Park.

Dinner and Overnight at your preffered lodge.

Accommodation options: Broad bill camp, Buhoma community rest camp (budget) or Ichumbi Gorilla lodge / Gorilla mist camp / Nkuringo Gorilla Safari lodge (mid-range) or Chameleon Hill Lodge / Mahogany springs(luxury)

Drive time: Approximately 4 -5 hours (depending on tracking location)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National 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. 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 2 day bwindi gorilla safari through Kigali

Drive time: Approximately 4 -5 hours (depending on tracking location)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch 

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