Three Day Uganda Gorilla Experience

Three Day Uganda Gorilla Experience

Short Overview

For those wanting to see Uganda's famous mountain gorillas who don't have the time for an extended trip, our three day gorilla trekking trip from Kigali in Rwanda is the perfect way to experience the thrill of gorilla trekking in Uganda in a small window of time.

Departing from and returning to Kigali in Rwanda, this trip combines the lower cost of Uganda's gorilla permits with the convenience of arriving in Kigali's Airport, which is much closer than Entebbe.

All year round

January - February, June - September & December

Details

Details of Three Day Uganda Gorilla Experience

DAY ONE - KIGALI - BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

You'll depart from the Rwandan capital after an early breakfast and begin the long, picturesque drive north into Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Stopping along the way at the Rwanda-Uganda border for immigration formalities, you'll then continue on to the Ugandan town of Buhoma to overnight. 

Your drive will take you through densely forested valleys, past idyllic tea plantations and terraced farms, and into the very heart of the forests that the mountain gorillas call home.

DAY TWO - BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

It's time for what is sure to be the highlight of your trip: a once in a lifetime opportunity to hike into the mountain rainforest and spend some time with the famed 'gorillas in the mist'.

Starting after an early breakfast, you'll attend your pre-trekking briefing before being assigned into a group and heading out into the forest on foot. There's no guarantee how long or short your trek will be, as it depends on the gorillas and the weather, so you could be in the park anywhere from one hour to six or more.

Regardless of how long or short the hike, the reward at the end is the same: a magical hour observing these magnificent creatures as they relax, play, and feed at the heart of the jungle.

Once your hike is complete, you'll return to your lodge for dinner and some well-earned rest.

For those with a little extra energy, a guided waterfall hike or a village tour can be arranged upon request.

DAY THREE - BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK - KIGALI

After breakfast, you'll make the return journey to Kigali for your onward travel.

Addons

Itinerary in Brief


  • DAY 1 - KIGALI - BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK Transfer (D)

  • DAY 2 - BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK Gorilla trekking. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3 - BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK - KIGALI Transfer. (B)

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

Attractions


  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

  • Scenic drive to and from Kigali.