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Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Tour

Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Tour

The major highlight of the 3-day tour is the gorilla trekking at Bwindi National Park in Uganda. The 3-day fly into Rwanda Uganda gorilla trek takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park forests in southwestern Uganda to encounter the gorillas in their habitat.

Rwanda being the best and cleanest city in Africa, touring Kigali will make you comfortable as a way to kick off your visit to Uganda and most important experiencing the beauty of the entire country.

According on your travel needs and aspirations, we will customize this package with much flexibility in order to help you enjoy the beauty of Uganda. Our guides are very knowledgeable about Rwanda and Uganda as they will connect you to the local community with a warmly welcome.

The tour is an adventure of a lifetime that no one can afford to miss. The 3-day trek starts in Kigali, Rwanda, since Kigali is close to Uganda gorilla parks (5 hours) compared to Kampala or Entebbe, which takes an 8-9 hours’ drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Our representative from gorilla tours will pick you up at Kigali International Airport or downtown Kigali and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The drive to Uganda will go through Rwanda’s northern town of Ruhengeri. You will then cross over into Uganda via Cyanika or Katuna border post.

The trip continues through the nearby Kisoro or Kabale town and finally to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The journey from Kigali to Bwindi Forest will take approximately 5 hrs. Arriving at Bwindi National Park in the early afternoon will allow you to do optional activities such as canoeing at Lake Mutanda, visiting the Batwa community, and having a coffee-making experience. Overnight can be at your reserved lodge.

On the day of gorilla tracking, you wake up very early in the morning and have early breakfast and get ready with your packed lunch, read with you hiking boots, long sleeved trouser, a hat, sun glassed, drinking water and skin repellent.

Off you head to Bwindi park headquarters’ for a briefing about the gorilla trek. The national park guide will conduct a presentation that covers the basics of what to expect during the gorilla trek. The national guide will assign the gorilla trekking group during the pre – trekking briefing. Other visitors will likely join you. The gorilla trek can take a few hours, depending on how far the gorillas are inside the forest.

The time spent gorilla tracking is unpredictable; it varies from 2-8 hours before an encounter with the family of these gentle creatures. The location of each gorilla family depends on temperature, their feeding range, and movement of the previous day with the trackers ahead of your tracking group.

Visitors are allowed to spend only one hour in the company of a habituated gorilla family. Saver this time, watch and capture the memorable experience as the gorillas go about their day-to-day activities the young ones playing around the old ones, feeding each other, and eating foliage. The sight of these fantastic creatures is the climax of this entire safari. Later retire for an overnight at the lodge.

Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest offers the best viewing opportunity in the world for these rare primates and is the highlight of any trip to Uganda. Depending on time of departure in Kigali you can as well do Batwa Cultural Experience and learn about the history and culture of the Batwa indigenous peoples of East and Central Africa.

Besides gorilla tracking in Uganda, we do have unforgettable encounters with chimpanzee during walks in the tranquil forests in and around Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale Forest National Parks are part of the reason why visitor numbers to Uganda’s protected areas are once again on the rise.

Kidepo’s breathe taking sceneries with huge buffalo herds and its unique beautiful and virgin angulated hills offer a wonderful experience while the Rwenzori with their chain canopy of striking glacier offers a mystical challenge littered with majestic sceneries across the entire mountain spectrum.

With a wide range of experiences, attractions and great expectations to choose from, putting together a perfect Africa safari vacation can be a challenging task, especially when it’s your first-time visiting Africa. We at gorilla safaris tours make everything happen.

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