2-Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali

2-Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali

The 2-Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali offers an intense and exhilarating wildlife experience. Starting from Rwanda’s vibrant capital, Kigali, this short trip takes you to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you’ll embark on a gorilla trekking adventure, coming face-to-face with the majestic mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. This compact safari is ideal for those with limited time, seeking a quick yet unforgettable encounter.

2-Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi & Back to Kigali

 

Detailed 2-Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Commencing your 2-Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali with a satisfying breakfast at your Kigali hotel or following an early-morning pickup from the airport, our experienced tour guide will be there to greet you. A brief yet insightful city tour will set the stage for your remarkable journey to the renowned Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

As far as names go, there are few that evoke the essence of Africa as vividly as the Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi. Picture vast expanses of steep mountains enveloped in dense, humid jungle, and you’re on the right track. Spanning an impressive 331 square kilometers, this World Heritage-listed sanctuary, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is one of the continent’s oldest ecosystems. It has withstood the test of time, persevering through the last Ice Age when many other forests on the continent disappeared into history.

Upon your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed at the lodge, where you can unwind and savor the breathtaking vistas of the sprawling forest.

  • Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
  • Best Time to Visit: June to August and December to February
  • High Season: June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
  • Best Weather: June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)
  • Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Haven’s Lodge, Budget lodge located just outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas)
  • Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included), Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
2-Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi & Back to Kigali

Start your 2-Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali day with a delicious breakfast, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the adventures ahead. Grab your packed lunch and make your way to the nearby park headquarters, just a stone’s throw away. Here, you’ll receive a comprehensive briefing, be assigned to your respective Gorilla groups, and then trek into the forest. The duration of your trek through Bwindi can vary, spanning from 2 to 8 hours, contingent upon the Gorillas’ movements.

Upon locating them, you’ll spend up to 1 hour observing and photographing the gorillas. Following the trek, savor a well-deserved lunch and receive your official Gorilla trekking certificate. After, meet your guide and transfer back to Kigali to mark the end of your trip.

  • Main Destination: Kigali (Rwanda)
  • Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included), Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of 2-Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

2-Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, nestled in southwestern Uganda, is a sanctuary of extraordinary biodiversity and one of the last refuges of the endangered mountain gorillas. Trekking through its dense forests offers a mesmerizing encounter with these majestic primates, allowing visitors to observe their intricate social dynamics and behaviours in their natural habitat. Beyond the iconic gorillas, Bwindi is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, including over 120 mammal species, such as forest elephants and several primate species like chimpanzees and colobus monkeys. Bird enthusiasts will also delight in the park’s avian diversity, with over 350 species recorded, including numerous Albertine Rift endemics.

For those seeking adventure and immersion in nature, Bwindi offers an array of activities beyond gorilla trekking. Guided nature walks unveil the park’s rich biodiversity, with opportunities to spot elusive forest dwellers and learn about the local ecosystem from experienced guides. Cultural experiences with nearby communities provide insight into the traditions and way of life of the Batwa and Bakiga peoples, adding depth to the visitor experience. The best time to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is during the dry seasons from June to August and December to February when trekking conditions are optimal, although gorilla sightings are possible year-round. However, it’s essential to book permits well in advance, as they are limited and in high demand, ensuring a memorable and ethically conscious encounter with these remarkable creatures.

2-Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali Inclusions and Exclusions

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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