3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi from Kigali

3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi from Kigali

Take this 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari and get to meet the wonderful mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and live to express the experience that many have disastrous to put to words. This tour starts from the nearest International Airport to the trailhead in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, making the expedition less revolting. From Bwindi Forest after the gorilla tracking experience in the misty jungles, we take you to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi (the Switzerland of Africa) to relax and later visit the genocide memorial in Kigali to seal the trip.

Highlights

  • Visit Lake Bunyonyi
  • Tour can be customized to your interest
  • Leaves any day and is not suitable for children
  • You’ll visit Kigali City’s Genocide Memorial Center
  • You’ll go gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest National Park

Trip Overview

Take this short 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari and get to meet the wonderful mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and live to express the experience that many have disastrous to put to words. This tour starts from the nearest International Airport to the trailhead in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, making the expedition less revolting. From Bwindi Forest after the gorilla tracking experience in the misty jungles, we take you to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi (the Switzerland of Africa) to relax and later visit the genocide memorial in Kigali to seal the trip.

Trip Summary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali — Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 3: Transfer from Bunyonyi to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival

You’ll be collected from the airport.

Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali — Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park

This day jolts with your African safari driver guide picking you up from Kigali International airport and boarding on an exhilarating road drive to the extreme south western Uganda. A stopover for lunch will be made en route. The dense rain forest of Bwindi, famous for its gorilla population, is one of the most abundant and rich in the world, being home to a diversity of primates, animals, insects and mysterious birds. Upon arrival, check in at the lodge for relaxation.

Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Mist camp amidst the forests and luxuriant hills of Bwindi.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda)

Best Time to Visit: June to August and December to February

High Season: June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)

Best Weather: June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp (mid-range)

Meals & Drinks: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast not included), Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, depart for the gorilla trekking briefing point. This gorilla walk can take up to six hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness and a strong pair of walking shoes are required. The location of the Gorillas is erratic thus packed lunch is recommended for this venture. After tracking, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a relaxing evening. You can have an optional canoe ride or swim in the Bihazia free lake.

Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Gorilla View Parkers.

Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)

Accommodation: Bunyonyi View Resort (Budget)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included, drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Transfer from Bunyonyi to Kigali

On this day, you will check out of the resort and embark on a border crossing expedition from Western Uganda to Kigali city. Depending on your arranged flight time, you may have lunch with us (There is also a possibility of an optional Kigali city tour to the Genocide Museum) and later transfer to Kigali international airport, to readily catch your flight back home.

Main Destination: Kigali International Airport (Rwanda)

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

End of the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi from Kigali

Accommodation

  • Gorilla Mist Camp (mid-range)
  • Bunyonyi View Resort (Budget)

What is Included

  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional Driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/ VAT
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Drinking water (On all days)

What is excluded

  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • The government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guidelines US$10.00 pp per day)

Price — US $530 per person (For two people)

The price increases if you opt to travel as a solo traveler. Also, the price payable per person reduces from the stated amount when the tour is booked by more than two people.

Start date1 Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Px5 Pax6 Pax
Any date$1040$530$510$450$410$380

Excluding international flights from/ to your home country.

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