Kigali-Bwindi Gorilla Safari: 3-Day Moderately-Priced Private Trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Africa with our “3-Day Kigali-Bwindi Gorilla Safari.” This moderately priced adventure takes you from the vibrant city of Kigali, Rwanda, across the border into the lush landscapes of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Experience the thrill of trekking through dense jungle to encounter one of the most awe-inspiring creatures on the planet – the mountain gorilla.
This safari is uniquely crafted for those who seek an authentic wildlife experience without the luxury price tag. You will venture into the natural habitats of gorillas, immersing yourself in their world while respecting their space. Our experienced guides ensure a safe, respectful, and enlightening adventure. Alongside gorilla trekking, immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the region, all part of your Kigali-Bwindi Gorilla Safari.
3-Day Kigali-Bwindi Gorilla Safari Itinerary
Day 1 – Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Your adventure starts early in Kigali. Our experienced guide will meet you at 6:30 am at either Kigali Airport or your pre-arranged hotel. Remember to have your East African Visa and Yellow Fever Certificate ready. Adjust your watch to East African Time as you head into Uganda.
Choose between a variety of lodges that offer great value and excellent service. Spend your afternoon as you wish – join a cultural village walk, enjoy bird watching, or simply relax at the lodge.
Lodging Options: Choose from our hand-picked, moderately priced lodges known for their great service and location.
Day 2 – Gorilla Trekking Experience
Wake up to a hearty breakfast before your gorilla trekking adventure. Dress appropriately with long trousers, a long-sleeved shirt, hat, boots, and gloves for protection. We provide water, a walking stick, and a porter to assist you.
Your trekking group will be small, with a maximum of eight people, along with rangers and porters. The trek lasts about 3-5 hours, depending on the gorillas’ location. Remember, gorilla trekking rules apply for everyone’s safety.
After an exhilarating day with the gorillas, unwind at the lodge, reflecting on your unique experience.
Lodging Options: Return to Rushaga Gorilla Lodge. or Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge for a relaxing evening. If we trek with Ruhija gorillas and you plan to track golden monkeys the next morning, this means a two-hour drive south, near Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
Day 3 – Optional Golden Monkey Trekking and Return to Kigali
If you’re up for more adventure, consider the Golden Monkey Trekking for $90 per person. After breakfast, embark on this exciting journey in the bamboo forests. The trek is a 3-4 hour experience, followed by lunch at your lodge. Then, we head back to Kigali, timing it perfectly for your departing flight. If time allows, a tour of Rwanda’s capital can be arranged.
Please note: Golden Monkey Trekking.
Included in Your 3-Day Kigali-Bwindi Gorilla Safari:
- Professional Ugandan driver-guide.
- Meet and greet at the airport, including a welcome gift.
- Full-board lodging: all meals included (excluding alcoholic drinks and extra snacks).
- 4×4 vehicle with a pop-up roof, fridge, WiFi, and water.
- Gorilla Trekking permits, porter services, and trekking advice.
- Internet access at most lodges.
- Your dietary needs accommodated (notify us in advance).
Not Included: Visas, travel insurance, laundry, tips, drinks at lodges, and any optional activities not listed.