3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali
3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali: 3 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari is Uganda’s most sought after safari package by gorilla lovers. Opting to visit Bwindi forest from Kigali Rwanda is a great option as it takes a shorter time on road. This package starts from Kigali connecting via Katuna border and back to Kigali for drop off.
You can book this safari any day of the week throughout the year.
Trip highlights of the 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali
- Day 1: Leave Kigali for Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
- Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
- Day 3: Drive back to Kigali Rwanda
Day 1: Leave Kigali for Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
At 9 am, you will be expected to be ready for your safari to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. You will have a brief Kigali city tour visiting the Kigali Genocide memorial grounds for a brief history of the 1994 political war of the country and also pass by the Kimironko market for a chance to interact with the local community and buy some local produce.
Drive further to cross into Uganda from Rwanda via the Katuna border and drive to your hotel with an enroute lunch. You will arrive at your hotel in the evening hours and settle in as you a wait for dinner.
Accommodation options in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
- Rushaga gorilla camp for budget
- Ichumbi gorilla lodge for midrange
- Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge for luxury
Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
Have a very early breakfast and head out to the park reception for the briefing before the mountain gorilla trekking experience. You will hire your porters if need be and connect with your ranger guides into the misty impenetrable forest. The trekking will be for about 2 to 6 hours depending on how far into the forest the gorillas might be that day.
Once you meet your gorilla family of the day, you will spend one hour in their presence as you take non flash photography and study the gorillas and after exit the forest back to your hotel for a late lunch. If you are feeling strong enough and have time, you may take on an optional village visit of the Batwa people living around the park. Return to your hotel in time for dinner and second night in the park.
Day 3: Drive back to Kigali Rwanda
Have breakfast at leisure in the cold Bwindi forest and gather your belongings to check out of the hotel. Your driver guide will be waiting to transfer you to Rwanda. You will drive south of Uganda and cross back via the Katuna border. You may take on the Kigali city tour on this day if it was not possible on the first day.
End of the 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali
- Full time fueled safari vehicle
- English speaking driver guide
- Park entrance fees
- Boat trip
- Bottled water
- PCR- COVID 19 test
- Flight fares
- Visa fees
- Optional/ extra activities
- Personal requirements like phone service, laundry, tips and gratuities