Uganda gorilla tracking safari from Kigali, Rwanda

3 Days - 2 Nights
  • Mountain gorilla Uganda- Wild Route Tours
  • Silverback
  • Baby Mountain Gorilla On The Back Of His Mother.
  • Baby Gorilla

A Uganda Gorilla Tracking Safari from Kigali, Rwanda comes as a relief to many tourists. This tour starts from Kigali to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. In May 2017 the Rwandan government increased gorilla permit fee from $750 to US$ 1500 per person.

This affected some people who had a dream of tracking the gorillas. This tour as a solution offers an alternative to tracking the gorillas in Uganda with pick up from Kigali. Remember that half the world’s gorillas are in Uganda which adds to your experience.

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Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Your guide will pick you at Kigali international airport or your hotel in Kigali and transfer you to your hotel in the southern sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park both in Uganda. The journey from Kigali will take you through the winding hills of Rwanda and Southwestern Uganda until you arrive at your lodge.

Journey time – 3 hours
Meal plan – Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation

  • Upmarket – Chameleon Hill Lodge
  • Mid-range – Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
  • Budget – Rushaga Gorilla Camp

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Day 2: The Gorilla trekking Experience

After breakfast, the driver guide will transfer you to the briefing point where you will be instructed on how to conduct yourself while in the forest and once you locate the gorillas. After the briefing, you will be divided into different groups according to the gorilla family you will be tracking.

Flash photography is not allowed and so is prolonged eye contact with gorillas is discouraged, as it is a sign of challenging them. The trek takes anything from minutes to hours in search of the gorillas depending on where they nested the previous night.

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Day 3: Transfer to Kigali

After a compelling experience with the gorillas, you are ready to start your journey back to Kigali where you will be transferred to the Airport or destination of your choice in Kigali.

You’ll have an optional Kigali city tour depending on your flight time.

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Gorilla tracking tips

  • Mountain gorillas sometimes nest far from the start of your gorilla trek, you should pace yourself and drink plenty of water.
  • Eating, drinking and smoking near the gorillas is forbidden – designated time and place will be communicated.
  • Bwindi is a tropical forest meaning it could rain anytime so we encourage you to carry a rain poncho
  • Waterproof walking shoes or hiking boots are essential.
  • Gardening gloves for protection against stinging plants
  • Long trousers and long-sleeved sweaters or shirts while in the forest to avoid insect stings.
  • Photography is permitted, although you must not use flash
  • Porters are available to help you carry your daypack for a small charge.

Tour includes

  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Ground transport
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Full board accommodation for two nights
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Tour excludes

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance

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