Trek Africa Tours proudly presents an exceptional opportunity to embark on a Uganda Gorilla Safari, commencing from the vibrant city of Kigali, Rwanda. This exclusive experience is tailored for travelers with a fervent interest in tracking Mountain Gorillas within the enchanting realms of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks in Uganda. This unique safari is designed for those who prefer to stay in or are already situated in Kigali, Rwanda, and wish to minimize their travel time to the Gorilla tracking destinations. By choosing this route, you’ll be pleased to discover that the drive from Kigali to Ruhija, the eastern gateway to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is a mere 4-5 hours, as opposed to the 8-9 hours required when journeying from Entebbe or Kampala to Ruhija. Thus, arriving in Kigali, Rwanda, for your Uganda Gorilla Safari not only shortens the road trip but also offers the added benefit of saving USD900 per Gorilla Permit compared to tracking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.
Day One: Your adventure begins as you are picked up from Kigali International Airport or any hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, to embark on your Uganda Gorilla Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The journey is not only picturesque but also historically significant as it leads you through the remarkable landscapes of “A Thousand Hills” in Rwanda. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the genocide memorial site in Kigali, gaining insight into the poignant history of the region. Crossing into Uganda at either Katuna or Kyanika borders, you’ll proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, where you’ll be treated to a well-deserved dinner and an overnight stay.
Day Two: Awaken to a morning filled with anticipation and enjoy an early breakfast. Following this, you’ll be transferred to the park offices with your packed lunch, where you’ll register and receive a comprehensive briefing about Gorilla tracking. A knowledgeable park ranger guide will guide you through the essential dos and don’ts while in the company of the Mountain Gorillas. Once fully prepared, you’ll head to the designated starting point, embarking on a captivating walk into the heart of the forest in search of your assigned Gorilla family.
Day Three: Following a leisurely breakfast, your journey continues with a drive back to Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport for your onward flight. As you depart, you’ll carry with you the cherished memories of your Rwanda-Uganda Gorilla Safari, and the enchanting moments spent in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
For further information about this extraordinary Gorilla safari from Kigali, Rwanda, to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, we invite you to contact Trek Africa Tours.