Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

4 Days Uganda double Gorilla trekking safari from Kigali

The 4 days Uganda double gorilla trekking safari from Kigali is an adventurous primate safari that starts and ends from Kigali Rwanda. The safari will take you to Bwindi impenetrable national park which is located in south western Uganda. During the 4 days Uganda double gorilla trekking safari, you will get an opportunity to spend time with different mountain gorillas in different gorilla sectors.

Highlights of the 4 days Uganda double gorilla trekking safari from Kigali

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 2: First gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park

Day 3: Second gorilla trekking and Batwa cultural tour

Day 4: Departure to Kigali

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Depending on your location in Kigali on the first day of the 4 days Uganda double gorilla trekking safari from Kigali, you will meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park passing via cyanika border in Kisoro or Katuna border in Kabale. On the way you will have a stopover for lunch and then proceed to the park with stunning views of the countryside, beautiful scenery, Kigezi hills, terraced farmlands and many others. Upon arrival in Mgahinga gorilla national park you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: First gorilla trekking in Ruhija sector Bwindi impenetrable national park

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 4 days Uganda double gorilla trekking safari from Kigali, you will carry packed lunch from the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for a gorilla trekking briefing. After the briefing you will start trekking in the jungle which takes about 2 to 6 hours depending on the location of the mountain gorillas because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking you will enjoy views of other wildlife species, other primates, variety of bird species, view different plant and tree species among others. Once the mountain gorillas are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to observe their habits, behavior, watch them feed, play, breastfeed, groom young ones, take photos and record videos to show people back home after the safari.

After the interesting one hour with the mountain gorillas you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and later meet up with your driver guide and transfer to Buhoma sector in the northern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park. Upon arrival, you will connect to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Second gorilla trekking and Optional Batwa cultural tour

After an early breakfast on the third day of the 4 days Uganda double gorilla trekking safari from Kigali, you will carry your packed food and transfer to the park headquarters for a gorilla trekking briefing trekking where after you will start trekking in the forest in search of the mountain gorillas which takes about 2 to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. Once the golden monkeys are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat.

After the one hour encounter with the mountain gorillas, you will trek back to the starting point where you will meet up with your driver guide and go for an optional Batwa cultural tour where you will be able to learn about their culture, lifestyle, way of living, visit their homesteads, learn about their hunting and gathering skills, enjoy their local dishes, traditional entertainments among others. After the batwa cultural tour, you will transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Departure to Kigali

After an early breakfast on the third day of the 4 days Uganda double gorilla trekking safari from Kigali, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to start the journey back to Kigali with en-route lunch on the way. Upon arrival your driver guide will drop you off at Kigali international airport for your departure flight or drop off at any place of convenience.

End of 4 days Uganda double gorilla trekking safari from Kigali

Tour includes                   

  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off in Kigali
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

 Tour excludes                         

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others
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