3 Days Rwanda – Uganda Gorilla Safari

(Trekking Bwindi Gorillas)

If you do not wish to spend the $1500 Rwanda gorilla permits fee then you can arrive from Kigali, trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda and Depart from Kigali. This way you will save $900 since Bwindi gorilla permits cost $600 each. You will also save a lot of time compared to what you would have spent had you arrived through Entebbe in Kampala.

Bwindi Impenetrable Gorillas – Uganda

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On your first day with us according to this itinerary you will be met by our representative who will pick you up from the airport or your preferred location. You will be taken for a city tour, visiting the Rwanda genocide memorial grounds, some craft shops and lots more places. Your driver guide will give you some information on the culture and history of Rwanda. You will also have lunch depending on your time of arrival. After enjoying Kigali, you will then embark on a journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National park – the home of these endangered species to rest and prepare for the trek the next morning. This journey will be approximately 4 and a half hours from Kigali. Dinner will be at the hotel. Overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge or Chameleon Hill Lodge for luxury and Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge for budget and comfortable stay.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

As early at 6am, you will be expected to be up for breakfast and ready to set off for the trek. Our guide will meet you after having your breakfast and take you to the park headquarters where you are expected to be briefed before starting the gorilla trekking expedition. This briefing begins at 7am. You are given guidelines during this meeting before you are allowed to start the trek. Gorilla treks can take 2 hours to half a day as its unpredictable. When you finally find the gorillas, you will have to maintain a 6 meters distance and you are allowed one hour to admire and take photos of the gorillas.

After the trek, you will return to your starting point, pick your gorilla trekking certificates, have lunch and head back to your hotel as the night before to relax and reminisce on the experience. You can ask the guide in case you want to have another activity in the evening at your own cost and he will advise. Dinner and overnight will be at the same hotel as the night before.

Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali

On this day last day of your 3 days gorilla trek, you will have breakfast at your own pace but ensure to check out of the hotel in time. Our guide will be waiting to drive you back to Kigali International Airport or any other preferred location for drop off.

End of the Safari

But it at all you wish to take a whole safari in Rwanda without crossing to Uganda you can as well trek the Volcanoes in Rwanda for the same Gorillas as the full Itinerary lines it up here;
3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking Safari (Trekking Volcanoes Gorillas)