2 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda : From Kigali to Bwindi (Express)

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Summary Of the 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour in Uganda

The 2 Days Kigali to Bwindi gorilla trekking tour will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable national park, the home of Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda.

The tour will start in Kigali Rwanda where you will go for a tour of the city and then drive to Uganda through Musanze region in Rwanda.

Gorilla tracking will be done in either Rushaga, Nkuringo, Mgahinga, Ruhija or Buhoma regions since they are a bit closer to Uganda – Rwanda border.

This tour is recommended incase you do not want the trouble of traveling fro 9 hours from Kampala to Bwindi. This safari is shorter and enables you to track Gorillas in a very short time and on a very affordable Budget.

Doing this Uganda gorilla trekking tour from Kigali is recommended since the gorilla permit is cheaper in Uganda as compared to Rwanda.

Therefore if you have limited funds and have a short time on your vacation, you can enjoy the gorilla trekking experience as well.

Book your 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour

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  • Note:
  • The price of Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda is $700

Highlights and summary of the Safari

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda and transfer to Uganda for the gorilla trekking experience
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking and transfer back to Kigali for the flight back.

This safari is suitable for all budgets. Whether you are on luxury or shoestring budget, you are assured of meeting the Gorillas.
Uganda WIldlife Authority (UWA) provides more information about Bwindi Forest National Park.

 

Full Itinerary for the 2 day gorilla trek in Bwindi Uganda

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and Transfer to Uganda

Our driver will meet you at the Airport or hotel to kick-start our safari. You will go for a Kigali City tour. From Kigali, you will head to Uganda through Musanze region of Rwanda.

The drive gives you beautiful spectacle of the country with “a thousand hills” before exiting Rwanda from Chanika Border.

We head to Lake Mutanda which has a rich photographic opportunity. From Lake Mutanda, we head to the lodge in Kisoro town or in Bwindi for the overnight awaiting the gorilla trekking experience the next day.

Another route to Bwindi is through Katuna Border. With this route, from Kigali we head north towards Katuna border.

Upon crossing, you will head to Kabale Town known as “The Switzerland of Africa”. We can have a stop at lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and pictures and then settle in our lodge for gorilla tracking the following day.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and transfer back to Kigali

This is the gorilla trekking day. Early in the morning, you will gather at the park offices where you will find fellow trekkers.

Please make sure you let the ranger know your interests before attaching you to a group.

Some gorilla groups require a certain amount of physical fitness and might not be favorable to every one. Therefore availing this information to your ranger will help him to organize the best gorilla group to track.

Here you will be grouped(8 people) and the ranger will take you through the rules or Do’s and Dont’s of gorilla trekking.and then he will lead you into the forest to track the gorillas.

The ranger uses radio communication to stay in touch with the trackers who head into the forest way before you start on your way into the forest.

The trackers inform your ranger about the whereabouts of the gorillas and direct him to the actual location of the gentle giants.

You will then spend a maximum of 1 Hour in the presence of the gorillas. Here you will be able to take pictures and observe the way of life of these primates.

After the experience, you will trek back out of the forest.
Our driver will be waiting for you and will take you back to Kigali for your flight back home.

End of our Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali Tour

Important Information: Uganda Gorilla permit Booking

What You need on the 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour in Uganda

Just like Rwenzori Mountain trekking, gorilla trekking also requires these items when tracking the gorillas.

  • Water: Gorilla trekking can be very tiresome and you need to refill your tank as the trek goes on. It is advisable to park a few water filtration tablets before you come for the trek.
  • Boots: You will need good waterproof comfortable shoes. Some times it rains during the trek, so skid proof shoes can come in handy.
  • Rain Jacket: You are advised to carry rain jacket because if rains very often in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
  • Snack: You can carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest
  • Trouser and Shirts Bwindi forest is covered with thick undergrowth, therefore light trousers and long sleeved shirts are advised.
  • Socks: You will have to tuck in the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside.
  • Gloves: You will need Gardening gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches, leaves, name it, and some can be thorny.
  • Camera: Carry a good camera (no flash ) to capture this lifetime experience

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What is included in the Safari cost

  • Rwanda Airport Transfers
  • 1 night accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
  • Meals
  • Bottled Water
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit
  • Experienced English speaking Driver
  • 4X4 Safari car for Transportation

What is excluded on the Gorilla trekking safari Cost

  • Visas
  • Tips for Driver and Guides
  • Souvenirs
  • Insurance
  • Air tickets
  • Drinks from the Accommodation
  • Laundry

 

Accommodation (Hotels and Lodges around the Tourist Sites)

The accommodation depends on your Budget. Here is a list of Lodges around the Tourist site.

Route to Bwindi Impenetrable from Kampala

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Gorilla Trekking Frequently Asked Questions

Does the rain affect gorilla trekking?

Whether it rains or not, gorilla trekking will take place. However it is recommended to carry rain gear and trekker shoes so that movement becomes easier.

How long does it take to meet the gorillas?

Gorilla trekking can take a period of 30 minute to 8 hours. This depends on the location and movements of the gorillas.

What is the maximum number of people on a gorilla trekking group?

A maximum of 8 people in a group are allowed to trek and meet the gorillas.

How much time do I have when i meet the gorillas?

When you meet the gorillas, you are allowed a maximum of 1 hour. You can take pictures however, note that flash is not allowed.

How close can i get to the gorillas?

You are allowed a distance of 7 meters in presence of the mountain gorillas. You are not allowed to touch the mountain gorillas though there are rare cases when the gorillas touch humans. When this happens, you should not panic and you should know that the gorillas are always in control.

Are mountain gorillas dangerous?

These animals are very gentle and they seem to ignore tourists in their presence. However, do not take this for granted. You a not allowed to make any rush movements, do not block the way between a mother and baby.

How physically fit should i be before trekking?

You should be in good physical condition. If you are sick or do not feel well, then it is recommended that you should not do the trekking. Trekking can be tiresome and sometimes it can take the whole day, therefore being physically fit comes in handy.

How can I ease my self during gorilla trekking?

In case you want to ease your self, you should dig a hole of about 30 centimeters deep, and then cover the hole right after.

Mountain Gorilla trekking Rules and Regulations

More information on Gorilla trekking

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