A Perfect 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour from Kigali
Experience the thrill of Mountain Gorilla encounter when your book our 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour Package that starts and ends in Kigali city of Rwanda for international travelers and Kisoro or Kabale for travelers already in Uganda.
Whether you have limited time or budget and you plan is to trek mountain gorillas, then the 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is the best gorilla trekking safari packages you should consider to book.
Unlike most Uganda gorilla trekking safaris, this short gorilla tour package involves border crossing from Rwanda via Katuna/Chanika border to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your gorilla trekking experience. Your journey will commence and end in Kigali city.
Things to expect on 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
- Gorilla Trekking with 1 hour of magical encounter with mountain gorillas in the wild.
- Canoe Ride on lake Bunyonyi or Batwa cultural tour
- Border crossing from Katuna/Chanika to Kabale/Kisoro then to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Travel in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Service of an English-speaking tour guide
Detailed itinerary of our 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali City to Bwindi forest Uganda
You will be expected to rise up a little early and have your breakfast in Kigali, then meet your tour guide to brief you about the whole experience and start your 3-4 hour journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in a private 4×4 safari vehicle.
You will have a chance to view beautiful sceneries en-route and drive via Katuna border to Kabale to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
On arrival, we may either take you for a canoe ride with locals on lake Bunyonyi or go for cultural tour to one of the Batwa communities. If time allows and at an extra cost, we can do both, canoe riding and Batwa community visit.
Accommodation Options in Bwindi;
Mountain Gorilla heights Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge. 4 Gorillas Lodge, Ichumbi gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, or Ruhija Gorilla Camp
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
On the tracking day, you will have to wake early and eat your breakfast, pick your packed lunch still at the lodge and be driven to park headquarters to be briefed on the set guidelines for gorilla trekking.
This will be done by one of the park officials who also will assign to you a habituated gorilla family to trek in a group of not more than 8 visitors.
At 8:00am you and your park ranger guide will hit the jungles to search for mountain gorillas and this may cover about 2-6 hours but it also presents you opportunity to sight many other primates, birds and a lot more.
On finding your gorilla group, you will have 1 hour to spend with these great apes, take pictures and have an in-depth exploration about their daily behaviors.
Later, walk back to the park headquarters where you started your trek to get your gorilla trekking certificate and to meet your driver guide ready to make a return trip straight to Kigali city.
This marks the end of your 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Experience.
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2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour Costs Includes:
- A Gorilla permit
- 1 hour of magical encounter with mountain gorillas
- Bottled drinking water
- Transportation in 4×4 safari car
- Accommodation for 1 night and meals for 2 days
- Relevant government taxes
- Fulltime English-speaking tour guide
- Border crossing from Kigali Rwanda to Bwindi National Park
2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour Prices Excludes;
- Alcoholic drinks
- Uganda visa
- Laundry service
- Personal insurance
- Hotel fees in Kigali after the trip
- Optional activities
About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is positioned and shared by Kisoro, Kabale and Kanungu districts in Southwestern Uganda. It is one of the 4 premier gorilla safari parks in Africa where mountain gorillas can be trekked and it is reachable between 8 and 10-hours’ drive starting from Kampala and 3-4 hours’ drive beginning from Kigali capital city of Rwanda.
This stunning gorilla safaris park was founded in 1991 and in 1994, it was later designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site. It occupies an area of about 331sq. kms and hosts an estimate of about 459 mountain gorillas of 1063 individuals which today still live on earth. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park also inhabits chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, elephants and over 360 avifaunal species and a lot more.
Gorilla treks in Bwindi begin in Rushaga, Buhoma, Nkuringo and Ruhija. The gorilla families to expect to explore on Uganda gorilla safaris in this gorilla park include Oruzogo, Mubare, Katwe, Mucunguzi, Kutu, Bweza, Nkuringo, Rwigi, Bikingi, Christmas, Bushaho family, Mishaya, Kahungye, Mukiza, Bitukura, Kyaguriro, Rushegura, Habinyanja, Nshongi and Busingye.
What you should pack for the 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
- Long sleeved shirts
- Waterproof hiking boots
- Gardening gloves
- Camera with no flashlight
- Pair of binoculars
- Bottled drinking water
- Energy giving snacks
- Insect repellents
- Walking stick which you can find at the lodge or park headquarters on briefing day
- Rain jacket/poncho
Gorilla Trekking Guidelines to follow on your 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari
- Once you come across a gorilla family, you have only 1 hour of magical encounter.
- Only 8 tourists are allowed to track 1 habituated gorilla group.
- Don’t go to trek gorillas if you are sick.
- Always maintain a distance of 7 meters from gorillas.
- No flashlight camera is accepted when taking photos of gorillas.
- Keep your voices low when trekking mountain gorillas but don’t shy away from asking your guide questions.
- Only persons above 15 years are accepted to trek mountain gorillas.
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