3 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour from Kigali

Enjoy gorilla trekking in the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park from Kigali, Rwanda. This tour is designed for travelers who wish to spend less time on the road, while also saving on the cost of the gorilla permit. The uganda gorilla trekking permit costs only $600 as compared to $1500 for the Rwanda gorilla permit and yet the same gorilla trekking experience is enjoyed.

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali Airport/Lodge to start your 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali

Your gorilla safari driver will meet up with you upon arrival at the Kigali International Airport or pick you from your hotel and proceed to Uganda through the rolling hills of Rwanda. You will proceed to croos to Uganda through either the Gatuna or cyanika border posts. Check in and out of the migration at the border post and head through Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. Proceed and check-in to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

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 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Depending on which lodge you slept at, we usually recommend waking up at 6:30 am, shower, have your breakfast and walk or drive to the briefing area for your gorilla tracking in Uganda.

Bwindi Forest National Park is home to about 340 Mountain Gorillas which is estimated to be half of the world’s gorilla population. Your park warden and ranger guide will point out more facts and history about the great gorilla tracking in Uganda. You will be assigned a group and join other trekkers to make at least 8 members and set off for the gorilla trek.

Porters to carry your extra bag, sedan chairs for the disabled, and walking sticks will all be on standby for those who might need them. However, a prior communication will be needed to enbale us prepare well.

We can not predict the time you will take to see the gentle giants of Bwindi forest as this all depends on where they last fed the previous evening. But this all ranges from 1 hour to a full day which ends at 7:00 pm. However, with our past records and experience, you will find the gorillas at least 2 hours from the time you start tracking and spend 1 hour with them while watching, taking pictures and videos. You are likely to be back by at least 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm. Go for a gorilla graduation ceremony, receive your certificate and head back to your car driving back to your 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 3: Drive to Kigali Airport, Optional Kigali city tour

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali with an optional Kigali city tour where you can visit the cities top attractions including local markets, the genocide memorial centre etc. You will have lunch at a restaurant in the city centre then you will be dropped off at the airport for your scheduled flight or to your hotel in Kigali

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