2 Days Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali

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10 Days, 9 Nights


10 Days, 9 Nights

2 Days Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali

This short gorilla trekking safari is designed to enable guests with limited time or budget to track the Uganda gorillas from Kigali. The safari departs from Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali. The journey begins and ends in Kigali, and it includes a transfer to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest so that you can do gorilla tracking there. When compared to the price of a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda, which is $1,500, the cost of such a permit in Uganda is only $600, allowing tourists to make significant financial savings while still having the opportunity to enjoy the same gorilla trekking experience.

Day 1: You will be picked up from the Kigali Airport or your hotel to begin your two-day gorilla safari through Kigali and Bwindi.

Following your arrival at the Kigali International Airport, your gorilla safari driver will meet you there and drive you to the Republic of Uganda through the rolling hills of Rwanda. You will pass through Ruhengeri in the Musanze province on the way to either the Cyanika Border Post or the Gatuna Border Post, both of which offer spectacular views of the surrounding volcanoes and Lake Mutanda. Your driver will make pit stops so that you can take advantage of photo opportunities along the way.

In order to reach Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you will need to go through Uganda and check in and out of the migration at the border point. We have a number of different possibilities for where to follow the mountain gorillas, but the portions of Nkuringo, Mgahinga, and Rushaga have proven to be the most successful because of their proximity to the border with Rwanda. The Ruhija and Buhoma parts of the Bwindi Forest Park are two of the park’s other sections.

About four to five hours of driving time (depending on tracking location)
Food Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on day two of the safari.

You will stroll to the park headquarters after breakfast, bringing your lunch with you, and receive a briefing there on going on gorilla treks. After receiving instruction from your guide on the proper and improper ways to interact with mountain gorillas, you will then be transferred to the location where you will first meet your gorilla family. Take into consideration that the gorilla family you are placed in will be determined by factors such as your age, fitness level, and interests. Before beginning the journey into the bush, it is important that you discuss your interests with your guide so that he may make arrangements to visit the gorilla family of your choosing. Trekking with gorillas can be challenging and requires a certain level of physical fitness from participants. Because gorilla tracking can take anything from half an hour to three-quarters of a day, individuals need to be prepared for either option. Up until the point where you approach a specific gorilla family, your guide will make an effort to educate you about the trees, birds, and other forms of flora and fauna that can be found in the jungle. You will only have one hour to take pictures and watch mountain gorillas go about their daily routines before you have to make your way back to the park headquarters to pick up your certificates. During that hour, you will be able to observe and photograph the gorillas. After that, you will either spend the night in Kigali town or drive back to Kigali, Rwanda, via the Katuna or Chanika boarder, depending on whether you have an international flight the next day. If you want to fly back after spending two days viewing gorillas in Bwindi National Park and traveling via Kigali, you need to make sure that the flights you book from the Kigali International Airport leave late.

About four to five hours of driving time (depending on tracking location)
The meal plan consists of breakfast and lunch.

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  • All relevant Government taxes
  • Park fees
  • Transfers to all destinations as per the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Gorilla permits
  • Water in the vehicle for all overland sectors
  • Services of a qualified English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Meals as showed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as showed in the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

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