You can do gorilla trekking in Uganda by going through Kigali, the Capital City of Rwanda. With this gorilla safari, driving from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is shorter than driving from Kampala to Bwindi. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is found in South Western Uganda near Uganda-Rwanda board and is roughly a 3 to 4 hours drive from Kigali. This gorilla tour of using Kigali route works well for tourists who want to cut costs of the safari since gorilla permits in Uganda are at USD 600 and in Rwanda at USD 1500. It also works well in situations when there are no permits in Rwanda for trekking at the Volcanoes National Park.
Detailed Trip Itinerary for a Uganda Gorilla Tour starting in Kigali
Day 1: Move from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Transfer from Kigali to Uganda by road. You will either go through Cyanika or Katuna Boarder post. Arrive in Bwindi for overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge or Gorilla Mist Camp.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest,
In the Morning, take a good amount of breakfast and transfer to the park management offices for briefing before starting your gorilla trekking adventure in the green impenetrable forest. Meet the mountain gorillas, be with them for 60 minutes hour and return to the lodge for another night.
Day 3: Drive back to Kigali City.
On this day, you will have a delicious breakfast at the lodge and then start your drive back to Kigali in Rwanda, closing a three-day gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Forest.