Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an incredible gorilla trekking destination, about 540 kilometers/8-9 hours’ drive from Kampala City. Given this long driving distance, the best possible and shortest gorilla safari to this Park is a 3-day tour. However if analyzed in terms of costs (transportation and accommodation budget), the trip is sometimes not economically viable and therefore we bring you the 2 days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali. With this trip, you will save on transport and accommodation for the extra day.
Starting and ending in Kigali City, the safari brings travellers closer to one of the 21 habituated gorilla families in Bwindi’s four trekking sectors/regions of Nkuringo, Buhoma, Rushaga and Ruhija.
Following a hearty breakfast at your Kigali Hotel or on finalizing immigration and customs clearance at Kigali International Airport, wait for pick-up from your private safari driver. Journey to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site in south-western Uganda where most dreams of meeting face to face with Mountain gorillas are achieved. En-route to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park relish breathtaking sceneries of Rwanda’s hilly/mountainous landscapes (where the title “land of a thousand hills was gleaned. After finishing immigration and customs clearances at Katuna or Cyanika Border, you drive straight to the Safari Lodge to lave, dine and rest for the night.
Covering an area of about 124 square miles, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a wonderful base for trekking the endangered mountain gorillas. For your trek this day, Brace yourself with long sleeved shirt, breathtaking safari pants, hiking boots, safari hat, gardening gloves, insect repellant and backpack before enriching your body with a delicious breakfast. These preparations lead you to the Park Headquarters for briefing on the pursuit. At 8:00am begin the walk slowly while making stops to take photos and identify different creatures along the way.
Throughout this guided walk, your experienced Ranger guide will offer phenomenal insight into the Park’s animals, birds, butterflies and trees. Take the allocated one hour to photograph and watch these Giant Apes live their normal lives of foraging, resting, grooming one another, playing and mating. Keep watch on the different gorilla antics and behavior that strike close resemblance to humans. Settle for a hot meal and cold bathe at the Lodge and bid the African jungle farewell. Leave for Kigali City where you will either extend your stay or return back home.