2 Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda from Kigali – Rwanda

For those with less money yet interested in gorilla trekking in Africa, you can take 2 day gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which starts and ends in Kigali – Rwanda, because of the low prices for gorilla permits in Uganda than in Rwanda and it is also easy to connect to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda from Kigali via Katuna or Cyanika boarders which can take about 4hrs drive, then driving 9 hours from Kampala to Bwindi Forest.

Day 1: Kigali city tour, Transfer to Bwindi National Park (Uganda)

Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Site

You will meet the tour guide very early in the morning after breakfast at your hotel in Kigali or at Kigali International Airport on your arrival and go for Kigali city tour, visit Gisozi genocide memorial centre, enjoy your lunch and later transfer to Southern Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a home to half of world’s last remaining population of the rare and endangered mountain gorillas. This journey takes you through beautiful and magnificent rolling hills that portray much of Rwanda, enter Uganda through Cyanika border, and continue through rolling hills, deep valleys and winding roads of the Kigezi area, mainly known as the Switzerland of Africa. You will have your dinner and overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp / Gift of Nature Lodge / Nkuringo Gorilla Camp / Nshongi Gorilla Resort / Wagtail Eco-Safari Camp.

Day 2: Trekking Gorillas in Bwindi National Park

Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Every early in the morning after breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters of Bwindi Forest National Park with your packed lunch and bottled water for a briefing about gorilla trekking. The trekking activity is quite tiresome but rewarding with the view of different primates in the forest and can take about 2-8 hours on steep and slippery forest trails before meeting mountain gorillas in this thick jungle. You will be allowed a maximum of one hour to observe, photograph, recording videos and even watch them and they do their daily activities at a close distance of about 5 meters. Then after this one hour, you will return to the park headquarters for your gorilla trekking certificate before you meet your driver to return to the lodge and transfer back to Kigali where the safari ends.
End of the safari

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