3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Kigali

3 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Kigali

This 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park begins from Kigali in Rwanda. The distance from Kigali to Bwindi forest or Mgahinga National Park in Uganda is shorter and may take between 3 to 4 hours to cover by road. The gorilla trip involves a short tour of Kigali City during which you would visit the Genocide Memorial Center, the markets. After touring Kigali, you would then have lunch and depart for Bwindi forest, the habitat to mountain gorillas in Uganda. This tour package where you fly into Kigali and track gorillas in Uganda is meant to offer more time for relaxation as well as doing other excursions like nature and forest walks in Bwindi. With this gorilla safari is meant for those that would love to trek Uganda gorillas but want to drive less by flying into Kigali instead of going through Entebbe International Airport.

The driving duration from Kigali to Bwindi vary depending on the gorilla family to be trekked. From Kigali to Uganda, expect to track gorillas that belong to Ruhija, Nkuringo or Rushaga Sector of Bwindi since they are in the southern side of the park. Buhoma Sector is not ideally doable from Kigali since it’s in the north of the park. For those interested in flying out of Kigali are advised to book flights that depart late from Kigali. This package is among the Uganda Gorilla trekking safaris from Kigali packages .

Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Kigali

Kigali to Bwindi Gorilla Safari Highlights

Day 1: Get picked up from Kigali Airport or a Hotel, have a brief city tour and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 2: Enjoy a Gorilla trekking Adventure Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 3: You may have a optional activity including a nature or community walk and transfer to Kigali from Bwindi.

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Get picked up from Kigali Airport or Hotel, City Tour before embarking on a 3 day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Tour

Our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kigali or the Airport to do a brief city tour during which expect to visit the Genocide Memorial Centre. After the city tour, start the ride to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This very charming journey will take you through the rolling hills of Rwanda and Uganda’s Kigezi region characterized by verdant green. You will drive through Katuna or Cyanika Border points to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for overnight.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation Options: Gorilla Safari Lodge or Bakiga Lodge

Driving time: 3-4 hours

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After a morning breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters for briefing about trekking gorillas in the forest. The day’s guide will comprehensively explain to you rules and regulations while with mountain gorillas.  After the briefing, you will be driven to the trekking starting point of your allocated gorilla group. Based on you fitness and particular interests, kindly tell your guide of what you need regarding gorilla family allocation before the trekking adventure. Gorilla trekking may be tiresome to some degree, it’s the reason a reasonable level of body fitness is required. You must be prepared for trekking since the process may take between an hours to several hours before finding the gorillas.

During hiking before you bump into the gorillas, ask any questions about the birds, animals or plant life and your guide will be able to provide the necessary answers. One meeting the gorillas in the jungle, there is a sigh of relief and excitement. Have your camera ready to take pictures as well as observing the primates critically during the one hour you will have with them. You will then trek back to the park offices to pick your Gorilla Trekking Certificates before returning to the lodge for a restful day and later dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Gorilla Safari Lodge or Bakiga Lodge

Day 3: Drive to Kigali from Bwindi 

After breakfast, you may do undertake any optional activity like a community or nature walk or you may choose to drive straight away to back to Kigali from Bwindi. An optional activity will be determined by the time you need to be in Kigali. In case of an afternoon or evening flight, you will have to drive early and reach Kigali in time for an early airport check-in.

End of the Gorilla Safari

3 Days Gorilla Tracking Bwindi