This 3 day Uganda gorilla tour commences and ends in Kigali – Rwanda. It is an amazing encounter of the magical scenery of Rwanda hills before approaching to have a challenging and yet memorable gorilla tracking encounter in Bwindi – Uganda.
Day 1: Drive from Kigali city – Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park –Uganda.
Day 2: Do Gorilla tracking
Day 3: Drive back to Kigali city.
Drive from Kigali city – Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park –Uganda.
You will be picked by our driver guide from your place of domicile in Kigali city after breakfast to start on your 225 km approximately 5 – 6 hours’ drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Ruhija area). You will have Lunch en route and you will enjoy great sights along the way including the Virunga volcanoes and the Kigezi Highlands. Arrive in Bwindi in the evening for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: Ruhija Gorilla safari lodge (Luxury/upmarket) or Gorilla Mist Camp (midrange/standard) or Ruhija Community Rest Camp (Budget/basic).
Do Gorilla tracking
After an early breakfast, gather at the UWA park headquarters at Ruhija to be briefed about the conduct of gorilla tracking activity. This starts at 08:00am after which you will embark on a search for gorillas in the mist of Bwindi. The trekking experience can take 2 – 8 hours depending on gorilla movements. Carry with you packed lunch since the activity could be longer. You have one hour to interact with gorillas, ask questions to the tour guide and taking photos after which you will retire at your lodge to recap the memories of this day’s great experience.
Accommodation: Spend a night at your previous lodge.
Drive back to Kigali city.
After breakfast, embark on your return transfer to Kigali city to mark the end of your safari.
End of safari.