2 Days Bwindi Gorillas from Kigali

With this 2-day tour, you will have a lifetime opportunity to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to the verdant Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This is where over 459 of the 1063 endangered mountain gorillas on earth live, and your gorilla tour offers you a great to have a deep insight into their daily behaviors, take pictures, and more.

Considering the long-distance one takes to connect to Bwindi from Kampala about 8-9 hours, this tour will begin from Kigali and you will spend not more than 5 hours driving. It involves crossing from Rwanda to Southwestern Uganda through the borders like Katuna to Kabale or Chanika to Kisoro town and you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park for a gorilla trekking vacation.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a recognized UNESCO Site in Uganda considering its biodiversity. Over 120 mammal species, 360 bird species, reptiles, butterflies, floral species, amphibians, and other species are all concentrated within this forest-dominated park. For gorilla trekkers, the park has 20 fully habituated gorilla families to be tracked in the 4 sectors- Nkuringo, Rushaga  (the Southern sectors); Buhoma to the North, and Ruhija in the Eastern part.

Detailed Itinerary

Day one: Kigali city tour & cross to Bwindi National Park

A special breakfast will be enjoyed at leisure at a hotel in Kigali after which, meet your gorilla tour leader for a briefing about this short 2-day Bwindi from Kigali safari. Since your journey begins from Kigali, you will have a short city tour of about 2 hours in Kigali and you will be visiting the Gisozi genocide memorial, local markets especially Kirimonko -Rwanda’s biggest local market where fresh fruits and kinds of stuff are sold, craft shops etc.

You will settle for early lunch break, then begin your journey to Bwindi crossing to Uganda via Katuna to Kabale, an ideal route for guests who prefer tracking gorilla families at Buhoma/Ruhija or Chanika border to Kisoro if your target is to visit habituated groups in Nkuringo/Rushaga. In far Southwestern Uganda, you will have a magical view of the rolling hills and surrounding rural settings before you connect to your lodge for evening relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Bwindi gorilla trekking & transfer back to Kigali. End of tour.

Wake up early and breakfast will be served to you then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park offices for a briefing about gorilla tracking guidelines. Before you connect to the briefing center, ensure that you have packed enough drinking water, you have the right gear, snacks, etc.

Actual tracking of gorillas begins at 8:00 am after you have been allocated to habituated gorilla groups and park guides. Your trek is estimated to last for 2-6 hours, and when you get a gorilla family you will stay face-to-face with these large apes for one hour and also take pictures.

Start walking back after photography, and at the park offices, an official will give you a gorilla trekking certificate and you proceed to the lodge for lunch, relax and check out. Drive back to Kigali, and be dropped off at a hotel which marks the end of this 2 days Bwindi gorilla trek from Kigali.

End of tour

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