3 Days Gorilla Tracking Uganda from Kigali in Rwanda
The 3 days Uganda gorilla tracking safari from Kigali in Rwanda is one the several 3 days Uganda gorilla tour packages for seeing these endangered primates in Uganda. To see the endangered primates in Bwindi, you have to fly into Rwanda and trek gorillas in Uganda. Get picked up from Kigali and drive a shorter journey from Kigali to Uganda. Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are found in South Western Uganda near the Rwanda-Congo borders. To access these mountain gorilla parks, it is roughly a 4 hours’ drive from Kigali. Visiting gorillas in Uganda using Kigali as a route works well for tourists who want to cut costs of the gorilla safari. A Uganda gorilla permit is at USD 700 compared to Rwanda’s permit at USD 1500. In the rare scenario that there are available permit at the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, trekking Uganda gorillas is the best safari option. This 3 day gorilla trip is also among the budget gorilla trekking tours in Uganda. Even though there are best times for gorilla trekking in Uganda, this three day safari can be done in any period of the year. But it is cheaper and affordable when this tour is undertaken during the low season months of October to early December and March to May. This option is one of the cheapest ways for trekking gorillas in Uganda and attain the pleasure.
Full Itinerary for the Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour from Kigali
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Bwindi Forest in Uganda
Transfer from Kigali to Uganda by road. You will either go through Cyanika or Katuna Border post. This is a 4 hours’ drive through the hills of Rwanda and Kigezi region with scenic views of the beautiful countryside. Arrive in Bwindi for overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge or Gorilla Mist Camp on full board.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
In the Morning, take a good breakfast and transfer to the park management offices for gorilla trekking briefing. When you go for briefing, you present your gorilla permit and also get registered as your passports are checked in a bid to track the general information about gorilla tracking in Uganda. This registration helps in capturing data about countries of visitors’ origin or nationality, sex, age brackets as well as sex. Such data is crucial in marketing and research. During this briefing, You will then after start your gorilla adventure in the thick green impenetrable forest. On meeting the endangered mountain gorillas, you will be with them for one full hour. Take photos as you admire them from a few feet away. After trekking, return to the park offices where you pick your gorilla trekking certificate, issued in recognition of your courtesy visit to the endangered apes. You will then drive to the lodge for another night stay. Overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge or Gorilla Mist Camp on full board.
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. On arrival in Kigali, you may stay another night or take an evening flight out of the country to another destination. This marks the end of a 3-day gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali.