3 Days Gorilla Tracking from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

3 Days Gorilla tracking from Kigali to Bwindi safari transfers you from the Republic of Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park in Uganda. Our company driver guide meets you at the Kigali Airport or your hotel in Kigali town and drives you North of the country via Ruhengeri through the Cyanika border post and head through Kisoro town for an over night in Bwindi forest National Park. On entering Uganda, we can track the gorillas at the Nkuringo, Mgahinga, Rushaga, Buhoma or even Ruhija sections.

3 Days Gorilla Tracking from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Giant gorilla in the Jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

3 Days Gorillas from Kigali

3 days

Departure / Return

Hotel pickup - Your also returned to your hotel.

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Programme for the 3 Days gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Forest from Kigali

Day 1 - Travel from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park.

Your gorilla safari driver will meet up with you upon arrival at the Kigali International Airport and head to the Republic of Uganda through the rolling hills of Rwanda, driving through Ruhengeri in the Musanze province and head to the cyanika border post having great views of the volcanoes and Lake Mutanda. Your driver shall have stop overs for you to have great picture moments.

Check in and out of the migration at the border post and head through Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. We have several options of where to track the mountain gorillas with Nkuringo, Mgahinga and Rushaga sections emerging the best as they are very close to the border with Rwanda. Other sections include Ruhija and the Buhoma section of Bwindi Forest Park.

Dinner and Overnight at your preffered lodge.

Accommodations to choose from:
  • Bwindi Jungle lodge.
  • Kisoro travellers rest.
  • Clouds Mountain Gorilla lodge.
  • Bwindi Lodge-The jungle Gorilla lodge.
  • Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge.
  • Gorilla forest Camp or Buhoma Lodge.
  • Rushaga Gorilla Camp
  • Gorilla Mist Camp or Trekkers Tavern Ruhija.
  • Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge.
  • Lake Mutanda Lake Resort.
Gorilla Tracking destination from Kigali to Bwindi in Uganda

Day 2 - The Great Gorilla tracking day.

Depending on which lodge you slept at, we usually recommend waking up at 6:30 am, shower, have your breakfast and walk or drive to the briefing area for your gorilla tracking in Uganda.

Bwindi Forest National Park is home to about 340 Mountain Gorillas which is estimated to be half of the world's gorilla population. Your park warden and ranger guide will point out more facts and history about the great gorilla tracking in Uganda. You will be assigned a group and join other trekkers to make at least 8 members and set off for the gorilla trek.

Porters to carry your extra bag, sedan chairs for the disabled, and walking sticks will all be on standby for those who might need them. However, a prior communication will be needed to enbale us prepare well.

We can not predict the time you will take to see the gentle giants of Bwindi forest as this all depends on where they last fed the previous evening. But this all ranges from 1 hour to a full day which ends at 7:00 pm. However, with our past records and experience, you will find the gorillas at least 2 hours from the time you start tracking and spend 1 hour with them while watching, taking pictures and videos. You are likely to be back by at least 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm. Go for a gorilla graduation ceremony, receive your certificate and head back to your car driving back to your lodge.

We have options for the evening.
In any case that you choose to travel to Lake Bunyonyi in your prior correspondencies with our reservations team, the best option for accommodation on this package would be: Buhoma section or Ruhija and the entry back to Kigali would be the Katuna border post not Cyanika.

Dinner and Overnight at your preffered lodge.

Day 3 - Travel back to Kigali.

After our early morning breakfast, we shall head back to Kigali for a city tour and our onward flight.

End of the 3 days gorilla trek from Kigali to Bwindi.

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