Tracking Uganda Gorillas from Kigali

Tracking Uganda gorillas from Kigali saves you the hefty road drive from Uganda’s airport to where the mountain gorillas are (8-9 hours) but yet let you watch the mountain gorillas at an easier price (US $700 per person), compared to tracking them in Rwanda’s Volcanoes NP for US$1500.

Our driver/guide will pick you from Kigali and drive you 3 hours, crossing the Rwanda-Uganda border, into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP. You’ll be tracking the mountain gorillas the next day in Bwindi, experiencing the forest people’s cultures and relaxing at the forest lodge. The last will see you driving back into Kigali to catch your flight back home.

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Overview

Western Uganda is the most endowed region in the Ugandan Tourism industry, with most of the parks lying within the Great East African Rift Valley. This 3 Day Tracking Uganda Gorillas from Kigali takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south Western part of the country and border with Rwanda, transfering from the nearest city (3 hours) Kigali Capital, Rwanda.

This Gorilla tour is an opportunity for you to see the mountain gorillas especially if you have limited time to go on an African safari, with stunning scenery within the hilly landscape.

As this Tracking Uganda Gorillas safari takes you across the border, you will need to apply for an East African Visa, easy way to get to the two countries without a visa for each one of the country.

Safari Highlights

  • You’ll be received in Rwanda’s capital Kigali and transfered across the border to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (3 hours)
  • Tracking Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Batwan, Forest people culture encounter in Bwindi.

Day 1 – Arrival at Kigali Airport and drive to Bwindi Gorilla Park

Arrive Kigali International Airport in the morning, you meet and greet with our representative who will then transfer you to the Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable forest Park.

Drive to Cyanika border of Rwanda and Uganda will finalize with immigration and border crossing processes then continue the drive to Bwindi Gorilla Park with lunch en-route.

This 3-4 hours drive is along one of the richest roads with beautiful scenic views en-route and you will enjoy the driving from the beginning to the end with each area you come to with something interesting to see as you drive by.

Check in at the Lodge and relax anticipating the gorilla trekking experience the next morning.

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Day 2 – Tracking Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in southwestern Uganda edge at the edge of the great east African Rift Valley. It is a home to over 400 species of mountain gorillas about half of the world’s population.

Many of these are habituated in families that are daily visited by tourists. The forest is also a home to over 350 species of birds and 400 flora species.

Tracking gorillas in Bwindi starts at 8am after a briefing at the park headquarters, you will trek through the dense steep forest searching for the gorillas depending on where they were seen making nests the previous evening.

The trekking can last 2-7 hours depending on how soon you find the gorillas; this is influenced by the location they stayed overnight. Trekking can be a tasking adventure, but coming to a facial close-up with these close relatives to human is a reward worthy to earn

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Day 3, Bwindi Gorilla Park to Kigali and departure

With a lot of memories of the Tracking Uganda Gorillas from Kigali safari still very fresh in your mind, Transfer back to Kigali international airport with lunch en-route arriving in time to check in for your flight back home.

We believe you have enjoyed your holiday in the most hospitable country, the Pearl of Africa!

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation at lodges and hotels mentioned in the itinerary or equivalent based on availability
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary, (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Transfers in a 4×4 Safari Vehicle with services of an experienced English speaking Driver guide
  • 1x Gorilla trekking per person in Bwindi Uganda
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • 1 liter of mineral drinking water per person per day in the vehicle.

Exclusions

  • Meals in Kigali
  • Drinks
  • Visas 
  • International Air ticket
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry
  • Personal Expenditures and any other services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Nshongi Camp
  • Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
  • Clouds Gorilla Lodge

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