Enjoy the 2 Days gorilla tour in Uganda takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for an amazing time observing wild mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the south-western part of Uganda along the edge of the great Albertine rift.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is special among the mountain gorilla parks because it is the only place where one can also see chimpanzees. Bwindi Impenetrable national park is managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The Uganda Wildlife Authority has had to deal with challenges of forest encroachment and small-scale poaching of forest creatures by communities living close to the national park.
Gorilla trekking is the main activity in the park and attracts thousands of tourists to the park. Bwindi is the best place to go for gorilla trekking because it has more gorillas and the permits are reasonably priced. A gorilla permit in Bwindi costs $700. Bwindi has 17 habituated gorilla groups but over 50 others have been left undisturbed wild. It is only in Bwindi that primate lovers can take part in gorilla habituation experience.
This 2 days Uganda gorilla tours starting from Kigali is designed for visitors who prefer to use the shorter route to Bwindi from Kigali Rwanda instead of the 9 hours journey from Entebbe international airport in Uganda. The journey begins from Kigali in Rwanda to Bwindi through the Katuna border then to the beautiful Kigezi highlands in Uganda and finally to Ruhija in Bwindi.
On day one, it will be a pick up from Kigali to Uganda. Our experienced guide will pick you up from Kigali international airport or your hotel and brief you about your tour. Before your journey to Uganda, you will have an opportunity to tour the city of Kigali and important sites like the genocide war memorial centres. After touring the city, you will embark on a 4 hours’ drive to Bwindi through the Katuna.
After Katuna you will head to Ruhija in Bwindi. This journey will give you an opportunity to see the beautiful countryside and landscapes in Rwanda and Uganda. Rwanda has eye-catching rolling hills and plantations while Uganda has dense green forest around the Bwindi area. Dinner and overnight will be at your preferred hotel.
Day two will be gorilla trekking and departure. You will wake up very early to take breakfast. Our guide will pick you and take you to the park offices where you will be briefed and given information regarding tracking gorillas in Bwindi.
You will be assigned a gorilla group and given an opportunity to hire a porter at a cost of 10USD. As you go for trekking, move with packed lunch and drinking water. Gorilla trekking takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on the location of your assigned gorilla family that particular day.
Once you spot the gorillas, take as many photos as you can and try to follow instructions from the wardens/guides. After completing the trek, come back to your hotel, freshen up, eat/drink something and checkout. Thereafter, our guide will take you back to Kigali international airport or your hotel.