3 days gorilla tour in Bwindi Uganda starting from Kigali, Rwanda

gorilla in uganda's bwindi national park

If you will be in Kigali, Rwanda and would like to do the gorilla tracking adventure but cannot afford Rwanda gorilla trips then consider this 3 day gorilla tour in Uganda starting from Kigali, Rwanda as an affordable alternative. The gorilla trip in Rwanda is made expensive by the pricey trekking permit that costs $1500. However the gorilla trekking permit in Uganda is way cheaper, costing US$600 (increased to US$700 starting from 1st July 2020) and one can easily do a gorilla tour in Uganda coming from Kigali or anywhere else in Rwanda. Gorilla tracking in Uganda is done in two parks, that is, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as the main gorilla destination having about 19 habituated gorilla groups, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which has just 1 habituated gorilla group. Bwindi National Park is located 3 – 4 hours drive from Kigali.

Tour itinerary

Day 1 – pick up from Kigali and transfer to Uganda for the gorilla tour

You will be picked from Kigali Rwanda in the morning or afternoon and depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park).

You shall check into your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation to choose from if tracking in Bwindi (Rushaga sector):

Budget – Rushaga gorilla camp

Midrange – Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Chameleon Hill Lodge

Day 2 – gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest National Park

You shall be up early for breakfast and transfer to Bwindi National Park by 7am for briefing about the gorillas and the park rules. Thereafter you will set off for the gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Forest, suitably named “impenetrable” is a thick jungle clad on rolling highlands. The forest harbors nearly half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas and has 19 habituated gorilla groups more than any park.

After the ultimate gorilla trek in Bwindi you shall relax at the lodge for the rest of the day

Day 3 – Drive back to Kigali

After breakfast, check out and transfer back to Kigali

This trip includes:-

  • Tour car and tour driver driver/guide
  • All meals
  • Accommodation
  • Gorilla tracking permit ($600)
  • Drinking water

Tour does not include:

  • Optional activities
  • Visa fees
  • Personal insurance
  • Airfares
  • Tips
  • All personal expenses such as laundry, phone bills, curio purchases
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