The 2 days Uganda gorilla trekking tour from Kigali is a short safari tour package but memorable as you get to meet with our closest relative the great mountain gorilla in their natural habitat of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is well known as a home to half remaining mountain gorillas in the wild which can be trekked in four different gorilla sectors such as Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga and Ruhija. More so the park is home to over 23 habituated gorilla families divided in above four gorilla sectors. This trip starts and ends in Rwanda.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Depending on the first day of the 2 days Uganda gorilla trekking tour from Kigali, our professional driver guide will pick you up from Ruhengeri, brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Bwindi impenetrable Forest passing through Cyanika border in Kisoro. Along the way you will be able to enjoy the great views of rolling hills in Rwanda, terraced farmlands, beautiful scenery among others. Upon arrival in the park you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Ichumbi lodge-midrange or Rushaga gorilla haven lodge-budget.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and departure to Kigali

After an early breakfast on the last day of the 2 days Uganda gorilla trekking tour from Kigali, you will check out of the lodge, carry your packed lunch from the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing you will start trekking in the park which takes about 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking you will be able to view other primate species, different plant species, birds among others. Once the mountain gorillas are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to observe their habits, behaviors, watch gorillas feed, breastfeed, groom young ones, take photos and record the breathtaking moments.

After an hour encounter with the great mountain gorillas, you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will be rewarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and then meet up with your driver guide to transfer back to Kigali. Along your way you will enjoy sight-seeing of the Kigezi hills, countryside, terraced farmlands and upon arrival in Kigali your driver guide will drop you off at Kigali international airport for your departure flight or drop you off at your advised place.


End of 2 days Uganda gorilla trekking tour from Kigali

Tour includes           

  • Gorilla trekking permit @ $700 pp
  • Full time English speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals at the lodge
  • Pick up and drop off in Kigali
  • 4WD safari van and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

 Tour excludes  

  • Air flight tickets and Visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.
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