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Overview

This 3 Day Bwindi double gorilla trek through Kigali is meant for those people interested in trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park but are staying in Rwanda. Our 3 day Bwindi double gorilla trek through Kigali is also meant for those that want to trek gorillas twice for reasons such as comparing different mountain gorilla families or spending more time with mountain gorillas on different days.  It’s also meant for those that would love to trek Uganda gorillas but want to drive less by flying into Kigali Instead of Entebbe International Airport. With this 3 Bwindi double gorilla trek through  Kigali, one gets to drive for only 4-5 hours from Kigali to Ruhija instead of the 8-9 hours from Entebbe International Airport to Ruhija, Nkuringo or Rushaga. For those interested in flying out of Kigali are advised to book flights that depart late from Kigali.

Day 01: Pickup from Kigali City/Airport and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 03: Optional second gorilla trek and drive to Kigali Airport for your flight out.

Highlights

  • You’ll go to Uganda through Kigali
  • This tour starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda
  • You’ll visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Activities: gorilla tracking
  • Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • This safari is guided by New normal post covid safari SOPs
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival

  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

DAY 1: Pick up from Kigali Airport/Lodge to start your 3 day Bwindi Double Gorilla Trek Through Kigali

You will be picked from Kigali International Airport/Any Hotel in Kigali to start your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The journey is very scenic and will take you  through a country of a thousand hills to the Pearl of Africa. You cross over to Uganda at Katuna or Chanika boarder for a stop at Kabale town (Katuna) or Kisoro (Chanika) before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for overnight.

Drive time: Approximately 4-5 hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Lodging:Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge.


DAY 2: 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 and then dinner and overnight at your Lodge.

Lodging: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


DAY 3: Drive to Kigali Airport

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali Airport for your flight out of Uganda marking the end of your 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali.

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