3 DAYS BWINDI GORILLA SAFARI UGANDA FROM KIGALI
3 days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari Uganda from Kigali: This 3 days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari Uganda from Kigali is such a fascinating gorilla safari enjoyed by tourists who wish to land into Kigali Rwanda and then cross over into Uganda for gorilla trekking and return to Kigali for departures. This safari has lots of advantages including exploring 2 countries of Uganda and Rwanda, reducing travel distance from Kampala to Bwindi which is almost a full day drive to Bwindi and from Kigali it takes about 4-5 hours’ drive to get to Bwindi which less tiresome and finally travelers get to trek cheap gorillas in Uganda as compared to those in Rwanda.
Highlights of 3 days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari Uganda from Kigali
- Day 1: Kigali pick up and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
- Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
- Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali
Day 1: Kigali pick up and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park: Be ready to be picked up from your hotel in Kigali or direct from Kigali international airport early in the morning on day 1 of 3 days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari Uganda from Kigali and set off on a Kigali city tour exploring the best of attractions in Kigali including the Kimironko market, Genocide Memorial sites, Craft shops and many more. After this, enjoy your lunch and head to Bwindi impenetrable national park situated in far south western part of Uganda the pearl of Africa where you are expected to arrive late in the evening, connect to your lodge for check in, dinner and night sleep at Buhoma community Rest camp (Budget)/ Buhoma Haven Lodge (Midrange) and Buhoma lodge (Luxury) or any other equivalent accommodations.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
Uganda gorilla trekking in Bwindi: After enjoying your early breakfast on day 2 of 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari, you are expected to meet with your safari driver (remember to pack enough drinking water, snacks and wear the best attire for the trek), your driver will then take you the park headquarters for a briefing about gorilla trekking, the don’ts and dos during the trek and many more. After briefing, you will be divided into different groups depending on the available gorilla families and then set off amidst armed rangers and local guides to search for these gorillas in the forest.
Gorilla trekking is always considered a full day adventure since no one is aware of how long the entire trek lasts since it always depends on the movement of these gorillas in the forest. So be ready to endure the hikes up and down following the mountain gorillas as they roam the forest. The entire trekking time as mentioned earlier depends on the movement of Gorillas, the speed of the trekkers in favor of the slowest person in the group and well as the nature of terrains. Bwindi has a lot of other attractions that you will likely see while on your trek including other primates, some mammals, birds, butterflies and many more.
Once you find the gorilla family, the maximum time allowed will be one hour for you to interact with Gorillas, take photos and record some videos and many more then later on exit the forest to the offices to obtain your Gorilla trekking certificate before returning to your lodge.
Later in the evening, you may enjoy a batwa experience where the local Batwa pygmies entertain you will fascinating music, dance and drama to make your evening more rewarding after an encounter with the gorillas. Dinner and overnight will be as above.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali
Bwindi impenetrable national park to Kigali Rwanda: After your morning breakfast on the 3rd day of 3 days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari Uganda from Kigali, check out of the lodge and meet your Rwanda safari driver for a drive back to Kigali Rwanda with an enroute lunch. You may choose to have a Kigali city tour depending of your departure time if you never did it on day 1. This marks the end of your Uganda Gorilla trekking adventure from Kigali.
End of 3 days Gorilla trekking Uganda from Kigali
- Airport transfers (Pick up and drop off)
- A 4×4 safari vehicle for all ground transportation
- Uganda Gorilla trekking permit
- An English speaking safari driver/ guide
- All accommodations and meals as per itinerary
- Enough bottled water for drinking
- All mentioned activities as per itinerary
- Ranger fees
- International travel visa and flight ticket
- Porter hire fees
- Life insurance while on safari
- Tips and gratuity
- Laundry fees
- Additional accommodation
- Optional activities
- All other expenses of personal nature like Cigarettes, alcohol, juices, emails, airtime etc.