2 Days Uganda Gorilla trekking from Kigali Rwanda.

2 Days Uganda Gorilla trekking from Kigali Rwanda

Bwindi Forest National Park Safari

2 Days Gorilla Tour in Uganda takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for an amazing time of observing wild mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the south-western part of Uganda along the edge of the great Albertine rift also to the nearest towns of Kisoro and Kabale.
Bwindi forest is thought to be a remnant of a vast forest that once covered most of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, safari to Bwindi Forest, offers you a great opportunity to encounter the rich biodiversity and explore the different attractions in the park. Within the park alone, the forest has got 160 tree species, 100 of ferns and over 200 butterflies that you will be able during the gorilla trek in the forest. Furthermore, Bwindi is home to chimpanzees, forest elephants, antelopes, Colobus and l’Hoest’s monkeys. Among the bird species are the African green broadbill, the Chapin’s flycatcher, the Grauer’s swamp warbler, Shelley’s crimson-wings and Turner’s Eremomela among others with Gorilla trekking being one of the famous activities other come after the Gentle giants.
Gorilla trekking is the main activity in the park and receives bigger number of visitors in the park each year coming for gorilla trekking. Bwindi is the best place to go for gorilla trekking because it’s a home to the biggest population of the mountain gorillas living in its dense tropical forest. To be able to track the gorillas in Bwindi, you need to have a gorilla trekking permit, a gorilla permit in Bwindi costs $700 while in Rwanda it is $1500. Bwindi has 19 habituated gorilla groups but over 50 others have been left undisturbed wild. It is only in Bwindi that primate lovers can take part in a 3-day gorilla habituation experience. Gorillas in Bwindi can be tracked in four sectors – Rushaga, Ruhija, Buhoma and Nkuringo with a maximum of only 8 people trekking each gorilla group per day.
If you’re interested in gorilla trekking in Uganda and you’re starting from Kigali, Rwanda, it’s indeed possible to plan a two-day trip. This 2 days Uganda gorilla tour starting from Kigali is designed for visitors who prefer to use the shorter route to Bwindi from Kigali Rwanda compared to the 9-10 hours journey from Entebbe international airport or Kampala the capital of Uganda. The journey begins from Kigali in Rwanda to Bwindi via Katuna border or Cyanika border passing through the stunning Kigezi hills to Uganda and connecting to Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga or Nkuringo sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park.
It’s advisable to obtain a gorilla trekking permit in advance through the Uganda Wildlife Authority or a reputable tour operator.

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Start early in the morning from Kigali, our company representative will meet you and brief you about your 2 days gorilla safari in Uganda from Kigali. thereafter, you will proceed with a city to explore Kigali city or visit notable attractions such as the Genocide Memorial Centre where you learn about the brutal killings during the 994 genocides where thousands of people lost their lives, also you will visit natural historical museum, Kilimanjaro market among other places. After the city tour, you will proceed with lunch and start your journey to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park.
The drive time takes approximately 4-5 hours to reach Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Cross the Rwanda-Uganda border at Cyanika or Katuna. on the way, you will be amazed by the stunning rolling hills of Rwanda, terraced farmlands among others. Make sure to have your passport and necessary documents for the border crossing. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, known for its population of mountain gorillas. Arrive in Bwindi in the afternoon and check into your accommodation near the park for dinner and overnight rest.
Accommodation option; Mahogany springs, Buhoma lodge, Clouds Mountain gorilla lode(luxury), Buhoma community Haven lodge, Engagi lodge (Midrange)/ Rushaga gorilla lodge, Buhoma community rest camp, Mutanda eco community centre (Budget).
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast, and proceed to the park’s headquarters for a pre-trek briefing. You’ll be assigned to a gorilla group to track, and a professional guide will lead you into the forest. The duration of the gorilla trek can vary, ranging from 2 to 6 hours depending on the gorilla group’s location on that particular day.
Once you locate the gorillas, you will spend a precious hour observing and photographing them from a safe distance, you will watch them feed, groom young ones among other daily activities.
After the gorilla trek, return to the lodge for lunch. Thereafter, check out from your accommodation and depart for Kigali across the Rwanda-Uganda border back to Kigali. The driver will drop you off at the Kigali airport for your fight home or to your preferred location.

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Tour includes;

Gorilla trekking permit
Kigali city tour
Services of an English-speaking guide/ driver
Full board accommodation
Pick up and drop off
Vehicle and fuel
Bottled drinking water

Tour excludes;

Air flight tickets
Life Insurance
Optional activity not included in the Itinerary
Personal expenses like purchasing souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, Hiring a porter, tips among others.