4 days/3 nights

Private basis

Group size:
2-16 adults

Minimum group:
2 clients

Travel mode:
Road on a 4×4 Tourist converted Jeep

This gorilla trekking safari gives you an opportunity to experience two East African countries cultures with arrival in Rwanda and crossing over to Uganda for the primates experience. A city tour through the capital Kigali narrates the tales of yester years while depicting a tranquil present, revealing an incredible recovery from the turbulent eras in-between. From here, enjoy a scenic drive across the border to the world famous Bwindi Impenetrable in Uganda. The tour culminates with an exciting gorilla trekking experience and leisurely drive back to Kigali for your departure.

Gorilla Trekking Experience Schedule

Day 1 – Kigali

On arrival at the Kigali International Airport you will be met and transferred to the Kigali Marriot Hotel in the heart of Kigali city. Overnight at the hotel on bed and breakfast basis (Dinner is on own arrangement)

Day 2 – Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, Take a visit to the genocide museum. Later, transfer to Bwindi – Uganda. Enjoy the beautiful scenery. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils.

Overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge

Distance/drive time: 170km / 3.5hours

Day 3 – Gorilla Trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You need to carry drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is one of the unique activities you will enjoy while photographing and observing the gorillas. After tracking, come back to the lodge and relax.

Gorilla Trekking

There are a total of 80 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of 8 trekkers visiting any one group. Treks vary in duration depending on which gorilla group you are assigned to. After locating your assigned gorilla group, you will spend approximately one hour in their company before heading back down the volcano slopes.

About the Bwindi Impenetrable

Bwindi is a habitat to 326 gorillas almost half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. The forest has about 30 elephants and 120 species of mammals including 7 diurnal primates. 360 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies. This Afro -montane forest has dense under storey of fern, vines, and shrubs. About 324 tree species have been recorded here, of which 10 don’t occur else in Uganda.

Day 4 – Bwindi to Kigali and departure

Have breakfast at the lodge and later drive to Kigali to be transferred to the airport in time for departure flight (Cost of flight not included) or depending on your flight and onwards plans you can book an extra night in Kigali (on request).

Distance/drive time: 170km / 3.5hours

Airport transfers, All meals as specified in the itinerary, 1 Gorilla Permit (cost separate) and 1 Trek, one litre of bottled drinking water while trekking, Kigali City tour and Genocide Museum, English-speaking driver guide.

All meals and beverages other than specified, International or regional flights, airport taxes, passport and visa fees, items of personal nature

Gorilla Trekking and Kigali city tour

City hotel, safari lodges.

Kigali (1 Night)
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (2 Nights)

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