2 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda (Safari Overview)

This 2 days Uganda gorilla tour 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 though the Katuna border then to the beautiful Kigezi highlands in Uganda and finally to Ruhija in Bwindi.

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 forest is thought to be a remnant of a vast forest that once covered most of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 1 Day Silverback Gorilla tour in BwindiBwindi is blessed with incredible biodiversity. The park has 160 tree species, 100 of ferns and countless butterflies. Bwindi is home to chimpanzees, forest elephants, antelopes, Colobus and l’Hoest’s monkeys. Among the bird species are the African green broadbill, the Chapin’s flycatcher, the Grauer’s swamp warbler, Shelley’s crimson-wings and Turner’s Eremomela. Of all the amazing things that the park has to offer, mountain gorillas seem to have stolen all the show. Bwindi Impenetrable 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 (UWA). UWA has had to deal with challenges of forest encroachment and small scale poaching of forest creatures by communities living close to the national park. This is one of the reasons why the Batwa pygmies were evicted from the forest.

Day 1: Kigali Rwanda to Bwindi Uganda

A guide from Mapstat safaris 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 centers. After touring the city, you will embark on a 4 hours drive to Bwindi through the Katuna (Uganda – Rwanda border). 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 the Gorilla Mist Camp.

Day 2: Gorilla Watching 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 Bwindi2 Day Gorilla Tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National ParkYou will be assigned a gorilla group and given an opportunity to hire a porter at a cost of 10USD. Your lodge should arrange for you 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.
End of Tour

Tour Includes:

  1. Gorilla permit (600USD)
  2. Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  3. Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
  4. Lunch
  5. Bottled drinking water
  6. An experienced English speaking tour driver/guide
  7. Park entry fees
  8. Park ranger and guiding
  9. Fuel

Tour Excludes:
Personal expenses such as beverages, crafts, cigars, souvenirs and tips.

Suggested Safari Trips

1 Day Uganda Gorilla Tour

This tour to Bwindi forest is designed for clients who may not have enough time to spare but wish to track gorillas in one day…

9 Days Rwanda Cultural Tour & Gorilla Trekking

Tour Highlights: Rwanda Culture Experience, Gorilla Trekking, Visit Twin Lakes, Butare Cultural Center, Kinigi Cultural

8 Days Rwanda Primates Safari

Tour Highlights: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park, gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

Tour Highlights: Game Drive Experience, Mountain Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Trekking, Relaxation at Lake Kivu Shores

5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tour

Tour Highlights: Game Drive Experience in Akagera, Mountain Gorilla Trekking, Tracking the Golden Monkeys, and