3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Kigali in Rwanda, Uganda Gorilla Tour
You can do gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali in Rwanda. With this kind of gorilla trip, driving from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is shorter than driving from Kampala or Entebbe 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 a Uganda gorilla permit is at USD 600 compared to Rwanda’s 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 from Rwanda.
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. This 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.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking 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 thick green impenetrable forest of Bwindi. On meeting the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda, you will be with them for one full hour after which, you will return to the lodge for another night stay at at Gorilla Safari Lodge or Gorilla Mist Camp.
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.