3 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING FLY SAFARI IN KIGALI
This 3 days gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi impenetrable forest with an alternative of flying in Kigali Rwanda and trekking gorillas in Uganda. Trek gorillas in the southern region of Bwindi impenetrable forest (Nkuringo or Rushaga) and save the long drive from Entebbe to Bwindi.
This safari therefore allows you to fly in Kigali international airport, Rwanda and then transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest. Bwindi is well known as the number 1 most beautiful place on earth according to CNN travel. This is because it is home to half of the world’s gorilla population. Here, you will have an hour interaction with a gorilla group in the gorilla kingdom of Bwindi and transfer back to Kigali for your flight back home.
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- Fly in Rwanda, at Kigali international airport
- Trek gorillas in the gorilla kingdom of Bwindi impenetrable forest
- Scenic drive through the land of a thousand hills Rwanda
- Optional golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga, batwa cultural trail, canoeing and birding
Day 1: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest from Kigali Rwanda
Your 3 days gorilla trekking safari begins with a pick up from your Kigali hotel by our driver/guide and drive to Bwindi. You drive through one of the most scenic routes in East Africa which is only about 4 hours to the southern side of Uganda. From here we cross the border to Uganda which takes about 30-45 minutes, then hit the road again to Rushaga or Nkuringo in the southern section of Bwindi to your lodge.
Depending on your arrival time, you may therefore choose to relax off the afternoon and prepare for your next day gorilla trek. Besides this you can add on an afternoon activity such as canoeing, birding, visiting a village on foot and doing the Batwa forest walk. The choice is yours to make.
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Gorilla trekking day in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
Wake up early morning, have breakfast, get your hiking gear ready, have packed lunch with you and then head to the park headquarters for orientations about the gorilla trekking highlight. From here ,you will be told the Dos and Don’ts about gorilla trekking, given a gorilla family to trek and allocated into groups of 8 trekkers. You then start your trek into the forest with an experienced guide and UWA ranger with you. The trek may take between about 30mins to almost a day depending on where the gorillas last slept. Once you find a gorilla family, this is the most fascinating and magical moment. From here, you are allowed a full hour interaction with your gorilla family and after head back from the trek.
Our driver will be ready to take you back to your lodge for relaxation.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali
This is the end of your unforgettable gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi impenetrable forest, cross the border back to Kigali where you will have your flight back home. But since you have some quality time, you can opt to do golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga national park, the park has over 1000 golden monkeys and allows you to trek a habituated group of over 100 members. This can be done before you cross the border back to Kigali or choose to continue northwards in Uganda for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest or a wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth national park.
- Uganda Gorilla trekking permits
- English speaking driver
- 4X4 wheel drive safari vehicle
- Bottled water
- Activities agreed upon on the itinerary
- Border crossing fees
- Government taxes and fees
- All meals on the itinerary
- International flights and visas
- Telephone calls and all personal needs
- Laundry and all drinks not on the itinerary.