This 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali is meant for those people interested in trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park but are staying in Rwanda. It’s also meant for those that would love to trek Uganda gorillas but want to drive less by flying into Kigali Instead of Entebbe International Airport. With this 3 Day Uganda Gorilla safari from Kigali, one gets to drive for only 4-5 hours from Kigali to Ruhija/Rushaga instead of the 8-9 hours from Entebbe International Airport to Ruhija.
2 Nights accommodation
Local taxes Gorilla Permit per person per trek National Park fees
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Driver/ Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off Hotel pickup
Private transfer Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
Uganda and Rwanda Visa (USD100.00 East African Visa)
Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL
Pickup is from Kigali Airport or Airport in Kigali. Areas outside Kigali will attract a surcharge for the pickup. Departure Time; 7am, 8am, 9am
Monday to Sunday. Hotel pickups commence prior to this time.
Arrival back to Kigali.
YOUR TRIP ITINERARY
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali Airport/Lodge to start your 3-Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali, journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The journey is very scenic and will take you through a country of a thousand hills to the Pearl of Africa. You cross over to Uganda at Katuna or Chanika boarder for a stop at Kabale town (Katuna) or Kisoro (Chanika) before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for overnight. Drive time: Approximately 4-5 hours Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner Lodging: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park after breakfast and with your packed lunch, you will walk to the park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking. Your guide will take you through all the dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas and after that, you will be transferred to the starting point of your gorilla family. Please note that gorilla family allocation depends on your interests, fitness and age. You will be able to inform us of your interests and we will try to request for the gorilla family of your choice before you start the trek into the forest. Gorilla trekking can be strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required. Gorilla trekking can take from 30 minutes to three quarters of the day so one needs to prepare for both. Your guide will try to provide information about trees, birds and other wildlife in the forest until you reach a given gorilla family of gorillas. You will be allowed only one hour of photography and observing mountain gorillas as they go about with their daily day activities and then trek back to the park headquarters to pick your certificates and then dinner and overnight at your Lodge.
Lodging: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Drive to Kigali Airport/Hotel after breakfast, you will be driven back to Kigali Airport for your flight or back to your Hotel in Kigali marking the end of your 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali.
Confirmation will be received within 24 hours at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
A maximum of 12 people per group booking.
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing.
All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveller Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.