UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI IN BWINDI FROM KIGALI

 Kigali, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

From $1515 Per Person

Uganda Gorilla Tracking Safari in Bwindi From Kigali for 4 Days

 Tour Overview

This 4 days gorilla safari in Uganda starting from Kigali Rwanda is for travelers who have enough time and would like to spend some good time in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or in Mgahinga gorilla national park. In 4 days one can go for two gorilla trekking which can be done in eith Bwindi or Mgahinga and you will be able to trek 2 different gorilla families in fact even choose to have your first trek in Bwindi forest and second trek in Mgahinga national park or either way around.

There is another option of gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi forest-Rushaga sector, this means that you can even book one gorilla trek and one gorilla habituation experience which allows you to spend up 4 hours with mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in south western Uganda.

Uganda gorilla habituation permit price is $1500 per person and you are allowed to spend 4 hours with gorillas while normal Uganda gorilla trekking permit costs $700 per person which allows only one hour with gorillas. This 4 days Uganda gorilla tracking safari in Bwindi starting from Kigali also gives you opportunity to take part in other Bwindi forest activities like forest walks, community visiting, birding watching, hiking Mt Sabinyo, Mt Gahinga,Mt Muhabura and golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga national park.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Track Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Forest
  • Visit Uganda Equator

Trip Inclusions

  • Safari Vehicle Transportation
  • An expert English-speaking driver/guide
  • All Accommodation and meals
  • One gorilla permit
  • All park entrance fees
  • Activities as specified in the itinerary

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visas and personal travel insurance
  • All drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

DETAILED ITINERARY for 4 days Uganda gorilla tracking safari in Bwindi from Kigali

Day 1

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Transfer from Kigali to Bwindi forest in Uganda for gorilla safari

Our tour guide/driver will pick you up from Kigali International Airport or from a Hotel in Kigali to start the drive/journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This drive to western Uganda will take you through a country of a thousand hills to the Pearl of Africa, crossing into Uganda via the Katuna border in Kabale or the Cyanika border in Kisoro as you access Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge below.

Drive time: 4-5 hours
Lodging: Broadbill Forest Camp or Rushaga Gorilla Lodge
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner


Day 2

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Uganda Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest

After breakfast, your guide/driver will drive you to Bwindi Forest Park headquarters for a briefing about gorilla trekking as park rangers take you through all the dos and don’ts while trekking mountain gorillas after the briefing, you will be transferred to the starting point of your gorilla family that you have been allocated to trek.

Gorilla family allocation depends on travelers’ interests, fitness, and age, so if you have any special interests please inform your guide/driver so that he will try to request for the gorilla family that suits your choice before you begin to trek. Gorilla trekking can be strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required.

Uganda gorilla trekking can take between a half hour to three-quarters of the day so one needs to be well prepared, once you find gorillas you will be allowed to spend only one-hour photography and observing mountain gorillas as they go about with their daily business after trekking go back to the park headquarters to pick your certificates that show that you completed gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi forest. Dinner and overnight lodge are below.

Lodging: Broad Bill Forest Camp or Rushaga Gorilla Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 3

Rwanda increased gorilla permit Price to 1500USD

Second optional gorilla trek or gorilla habituation experience in the Bwindi forest

On this day you can choose to go for a second gorilla trek in Bwindi forest or in Mgahinga. After early breakfast, get your packed lunch and your guide/driver will transfer you to the park headquarters for the second briefing about gorilla trekking. Parker guide will take you through all the dos and don’ts of the second gorilla trek and after that, you will be transferred to the starting point of your gorilla family.

When park rangers are allocating gorilla families based on your interests, fitness, and age. So it’s good to inform your guide/driver of your interests so that he can try to request the gorilla family of your choice before you start the trekking.

Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forest can be strenuous and a level of fitness is required for you to have a successful trek also mountain gorilla trekking can take half an hour to three-quarters of the day so one needs to prepare and plan accordingly.

Lodging: Broad Bill Forest Camp or Rushaga Gorilla Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 4

Transfer back to Kigali for a City Tour

After morning breakfast, we drive you back to Kigali for a city tour. The first spot that tourists visit when on a city tour in Rwanda is the genocide memorial museum; it has information about how this war started. You continue visiting the national museum and other attractive sites in the city (Kigali City tour is optional). After we will take you back to the airport for your flight out


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