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3 Days Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi from Kigali

Take this short 3 Day Gorilla Tracking Safari and get to meet the magnificent mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and live to tell the experience that many have failed to put to words. This tour starts from the nearest International Airport to the trailhead in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable forest, making the journey less odious. From Bwindi Forest after the gorilla tracking experience in the misty jungles, we take you to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi (the Switzerland of Africa) to relax and later visit the genocide memorial in Kigali to seal the trip.

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Highlights

  • You’ll visit Kigali City’s Genocide Memorial Center
  • You’ll go gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest National Park
  • Visit Lake Bunyonyi
  • Tour can be customised to your interest
  • Leaves any day and is not suitable for children

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional Driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

 

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guidelines US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Arrival

You’ll be collected from the airport.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1:Arrival in Kigali — Transfer to Bwindi Forest National park

This day starts with your African safari driver guide picking you up from Kigali International airport and embarking on an exciting road drive to the extreme south western Uganda. A stopover for lunch will be made en route. The dense rain forest of Bwindi, famous for its gorilla population, is one of the most fertile and rich in the world, being home to a variety of primates, animals, insects and exotic birds. Upon arrival, check in at the lodge for relaxation.
Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Mist camp amidst the forests and verdant hills of Bwindi.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda)
Best Time to Visit: June to August and December to February
High Season: June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best Weather: June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)
Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp (mid-rnge)
Meals & Drinks: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast not included), Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, depart for the gorilla trekking briefing point. This gorilla walk can take up to six hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness and a strong pair of walking shoes are required. The location of the Gorillas is unpredictable thus packed lunch is recommended for this adventure. After tracking, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a relaxing evening. You can have an optional canoe ride or swimming in the Bihazia free lake.

Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Gorilla View Parkers.

Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
Accommodation: Bunyonyi View Resort (Budget)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Transfer from Bunyonyi to Kigali

On this day, you will check out of the resort and embark on a border crossing journey from Western Uganda to Kigali city. Depending on your scheduled flight time, you may have lunch with us (There is also a possibility of an optional Kigali city tour to the Genocide museum) and later transfer to Kigali international airport, to readily catch your flight back home.

Main Destination: Kigali International Airport (Rwanda)
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

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