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In this 3-day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari, we will take you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Rwanda and Uganda, where you will experience the beauty of the African wilderness like never before.
Our adventure starts in Kigali, Rwanda, a vibrant and bustling city known for its friendly people, vibrant culture, and fascinating history. From there, we will journey towards the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of the most biodiverse rainforests in Uganda, home to the rare and majestic mountain gorillas.
As we make our way through the rolling hills and vibrant green valleys, you will be surrounded by stunning views of the Rwenzori Mountains, which loom large in the distance. Along the way, we will stop at the Uganda-Rwanda border, where you can take in the sights and sounds of two incredible countries coming together.
Once we arrive at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, you will be struck by the sheer beauty and majesty of this incredible natural wonder. The forest is home to over 400 species of plants, 120 species of mammals, and an incredible variety of birds, including some of the rarest and most endangered species on the planet.
But the real stars of the show are the mountain gorillas, which you will have the opportunity to observe and interact with within their natural habitat. As you trek through the dense jungle, you will hear the sounds of the forest all around you, including the calls of birds and monkeys. And then, finally, you will come face to face with the gorillas, an encounter that is truly awe-inspiring and unforgettable.
After spending time with the gorillas, we will make our way back to Kigali, where you can explore the city’s many attractions, including the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the colorful Kimironko market, and much more. This 3-day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari is the adventure of a lifetime, taking you on a journey through some of the most beautiful landscapes and fascinating cultures in East Africa. Book your trip today and experience the wonder and magic of this incredible part of the world!
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Arrival in Kigali, Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Your adventure begins with your arrival at the Kigali International Airport, where you will be met by our friendly tour guide. After a brief introduction, we will embark on a scenic journey toward Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of Uganda's oldest and most biodiverse rainforests. The drive will take you through breathtaking scenery, with rolling hills, vibrant green valleys, and stunning views of the Rwenzori Mountains.
Along the way, we will make a stop at the Uganda-Rwanda border, where you will go through customs and immigration. After that, we will continue our journey towards Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, arriving in the late afternoon. You will check in to your lodge, where you will spend the night in comfort, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African wilderness.
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Today is the day you have been waiting for! After an early breakfast, we will set off into the forest, accompanied by an experienced guide and trackers. The trek can take between 1-6 hours depending on the location of the gorilla family you are assigned to visit.
As you hike through the dense jungle, you will hear the sounds of the forest all around you, including the calls of birds and monkeys. And then, finally, you will come face to face with the majestic mountain gorillas. This encounter is truly awe-inspiring, as you watch the gorillas go about their daily routine, interacting with each other and their environment.
You will have an hour with the gorillas, during which time you can take photos, observe their behavior, and learn about their conservation status from your guide. After the encounter, we will hike back to the lodge, where you can rest and relax, or take a nature walk to explore the surroundings.
Return to Kigali
After breakfast, we will check out of the lodge and head back towards Kigali. Along the way, we will make a stop at a local community project to learn about the impact of tourism on the region and how it supports the conservation of gorillas and their habitat. We will also have a chance to buy some souvenirs to take home.
In the afternoon, we will arrive in Kigali, where you can choose to visit some of the city's attractions, such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial or the colorful Kimironko market. We will then drop you off at the airport for your departure flight.
More about Rwanda
Rwanda is a small, yet enchanting country located in East Africa. Known as the "Land of a Thousand Hills", Rwanda is a destination like no other, offering visitors a unique blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty.Mountain Gorillas:
One of the main attractions in Rwanda is the opportunity to see the majestic mountain gorillas up close and personal. Trekking through the lush rainforests of the Virunga Mountains to observe these gentle giants in their natural habitat is an experience that will leave you awe-inspired and humbled.Vast Wildlife:
In addition to gorilla trekking, Rwanda is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including golden monkeys, chimpanzees, lions, leopards, and many more. Visitors can explore the country's national parks and reserves, such as Akagera National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park, to see these incredible creatures in their natural habitats.Rich Cultural Heritage:
But Rwanda is more than just wildlife. It is a country rich in culture, with a proud and vibrant history. Visitors can explore the country's cultural heritage by visiting museums, such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial, and traditional villages to learn about the customs and traditions of the local people.Striking Scenery:
One of the highlights of Rwanda is its breathtaking scenery. From the rolling hills of the countryside to the sparkling lakes and waterfalls, the country's natural beauty is truly spectacular. Visitors can take in the stunning views by hiking, cycling, or simply relaxing and enjoying the peaceful surroundings.Pure Adventure:
For adventure seekers, Rwanda offers a range of activities, such as white-water rafting, kayaking, and zip-lining.Monumental History:
And for those interested in history, the country has a rich and complex past, including the tragic events of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Visitors can gain a deeper understanding of Rwanda's history by visiting historical sites, such as the Ntarama and Nyamata Genocide Memorials.Friendly People:
But perhaps one of the greatest treasures of Rwanda is its people. Known for their warmth, friendliness, and hospitality, the people of Rwanda will welcome you with open arms and make you feel right at home. Visitors can interact with locals, learn about their way of life, and enjoy the delicious local cuisine, which includes traditional dishes such as ugali, beans, and plantains.In conclusion, Rwanda is a destination that offers something for everyone. From the incredible wildlife to the stunning scenery and rich cultural heritage, this country is truly a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. So come and experience the beauty and warmth of Rwanda, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
More about Uganda
Uganda is a land of contrasts, where lush tropical forests meet arid savannahs, and towering mountains give way to serene lakes and winding rivers. From the vibrant cities to the remote rural villages, this beautiful country is full of fascinating cultures, incredible wildlife, and breathtaking scenery that will leave you awe-inspired and amazed.Mountain Gorillas and Wildlife Wonders:
One of the main attractions of Uganda is its incredible wildlife. The country boasts some of the rarest and most endangered species on the planet, including the majestic mountain gorillas that reside in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Trekking through the dense jungle to observe these incredible creatures up close and personal is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.
In addition to gorillas, Uganda is also home to a wide variety of other wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and many more. With numerous national parks and wildlife reserves to explore, visitors can go on game drives, nature walks, and boat safaris to see these amazing animals in their natural habitats.Scenic Splendor:
Uganda is also known for its stunning scenery, from the towering Rwenzori Mountains to the tranquil waters of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. Visitors can hike through lush tropical rainforests, explore dramatic volcanic landscapes, or simply relax on the pristine beaches of Ssese Islands.Culture and Tradition:
Uganda is more than just wildlife and scenery. It is a country rich in culture, with over 50 different ethnic groups, each with its own language, traditions, and customs. Visitors can immerse themselves in local culture by visiting traditional villages, attending cultural festivals, and interacting with local people, who are known for their warmth, friendliness, and hospitality.Thrilling Adventures:
For adventure seekers, Uganda offers a wide range of activities, from white-water rafting on the Nile River to bungee jumping, zip-lining, and mountain biking. The country is also a haven for bird watchers, with over 1,000 species of birds, including the rare shoebill stork, which can be found in the wetlands of the Murchison Falls National Park.Historical and Political Exploration:
And for those interested in history and politics, Uganda has a fascinating past, from its pre-colonial kingdoms to its colonial and post-colonial history, including the rise and fall of the notorious dictator Idi Amin. Visitors can explore historical sites, such as the Kasubi Tombs, and the Uganda Museum to gain a deeper understanding of the country's rich history and cultural heritage.In conclusion, Uganda is a unique and unforgettable destination, offering a perfect blend of wildlife, nature, culture, adventure, and history. With friendly people, beautiful scenery, and incredible wildlife, Uganda is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the beauty and diversity of Africa.
More about this tour
This 3-day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari is an experience of a lifetime, taking you on a journey through some of the most beautiful landscapes in East Africa. From the lush rainforests to the majestic mountain gorillas, this tour will leave you with unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Contact us today to book your trip and embark on this incredible adventure