Bwindi Gorilla Safari From Kigali Rwanda

Experience the weather of both Uganda and Rwanda

2 Day Bwindi Gorilla Safari From Kigali Rwanda

Our 2 day Bwindi Gorilla Safari through Kigali is prepared for the visitors who like to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park but they originate or they stay in Rwanda’s Kigali or have decided to fly to Kigali international Airport instead of Entebbe International Airport. We organize and design this 2 day Bwindi Gorilla Safari from Kigali to help our clients reduce the distance to see the endangered mountain gorillas as well as reducing the journey time. Our 2 day Bwindi Gorilla Safari from Kigali will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to see the endangered mountain gorillas in only two days at affordable rates. Currently, the price of the gorilla permit in Uganda is at $700 per person per trek instead of taking for the Rwanda gorillas whose permits are at $1500 per person per trek. Therefore if you’re interested in taking a short distance to see gorillas or if you have less time, then you need not waste time but rather book our 2 day Bwindi Gorilla Safari from Kigali for the best safari experience.

2 Day Bwindi Gorilla Safari From Kigali Rwanda highlights

Day 1: Picked up from the Kigali international airport or Kigali city to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park and transfer to Kigali

Safari package expectations 

Experience the weather of both Uganda and Rwanda

Seeing the Gorilla for one hour in Bwindi

English speaking guide

Scenic views of the rolling hills of Rwanda

Travel in popup roof 4 x4 safari vehicle or open-sided still 4×4 vehicle

Spend one night in Uganda

Safari Package detailed itinerary 

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali internal airport or at the hotel

Your 2 Day Bwindi Gorilla safaris tours from Kigali Rwanda will begin with a pickup from Kigali international airport or your hotel in Kigali and start your life-changing journey of going to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to see the world’s great apes mountain gorillas. The road trip or the horny is so joy as you will enjoy the rolling hills of Rwanda before you cross to Uganda for gorillas. Beautiful scenes keep you yearning for more as you drive on a well-tarmacked road. You will cross the Kantuna or Cyanika border before you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park to check-in at your lodge.

Journey time: Approximately four to five hours (5-4)

Lodging Facilities: Silverback Lodge (Luxury), Bakiga Lodge (midrange), and Ride4a woman (Standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After your early morning breakfast at the lodge together with your packed lunch, you will walk up to the park headquarter for briefing before the gorilla trekking activity there the guide will take through what ought to do and not to do while in the forest searching for mountain gorillas and even after seeing them. From briefing, you will be allocated the habituated gorilla family that you’re going to trek and then taken to the starting point of your gorilla family. Gorilla family allocation is done basing on your choice which may be influenced by the state of your physical fitness, your interests, and maybe your age. This means that you will need to inform the guide of your choice of gorilla family before you start the activity of gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking activity sometimes becomes so strenuous and therefore you need to adequately prepare and you need to have a certain level of fitness.

Gorilla trekking as well can last between 30 minutes to 5 hours and thus you need to extremely prepare for that. While waking into the forest searching for the endangered mountain gorillas, your guide will keep you informed by providing you with informative stories about the ancient trees in the forest, the encountered birds in the forest, and other wildlife species until you land on the given habituated gorilla family. Upon seeing the habituated gorilla family, you will be allowed to see the gorillas, do photograph, and ask any question that you would like to know about the gorillas about the gorilla activities and after one hour, you will again walk back to the headquarters to receive your certificate showing your successful completion of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. After this, you will drive back to Kigali international airport or Kigali for your international departure flight or overnight stay respectively.

Meal plan: Break fast and Lunch

Additional information 

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is available for travelers who are 15 years and above as the minimum age limit

Visitors must follow and adhere to COVID-19 guidelines as provided by the ministry of health and the government of Uganda and Rwanda

Visitors for the tour are advised that you obtain the East African tourist visa which is available at $100 and you can get it on arrival.

Cost for gorilla trekking permits in Uganda

Gorilla trekking is competitive tourism activity in the whole world and because of this the permits are expensive but rewarding especially after you have seen the endangered mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas live only in Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda. Uganda s gorilla trekking permits are cheaper as compared to those of Rwanda and visitors for taking Uganda gorillas safaris from Kigali Rwanda will have to pay USD700 for the gorilla trekking permit per person per ticket. This comes with the ranger fee, park entrance fee, trackers, fee, and a certificate at the end of it. The tour also includes accommodation and transportation from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and back

Best time to go for gorilla safaris in Uganda Via Kigali

Uganda or Bwindi Via Kigali safari tours are available and can be organized and booked any time of the year, including any day, month, or season. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park features equatorial forests which modified the climate of the areas to both wet and dry conditions. However, our gorilla bookings can be done any time but we recommend that our visitors do gorilla trekking during the drier months in January, February, June, July, Augusts, and September when the place is dry and trails are passable such that you can enjoy the ultimate gorilla trekking experience. Rains make the forest muddy and slippery which makes the gorilla trekking experience more strenuous.

What to pack/carry for this safari package

Make sure that you have your gorilla permit and passport because these are an important document for this experience to happen, you need to carry a rain jacket and sweater since the activity of gorilla trekking takes place in the tropical rain forest, toiletries, a hut, sunglasses and sunscreen, binoculars, cameras for photos, a walking stick where necessary, hiking boots among others. You can also get on your emergency telephone numbers, travel insurance, travel maps among others.

At Africa Adventure Vacations we as well arrange gorilla trekking tours where you will be able to find and see mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s northern side in Ruhengeri. While in Rwanda, you will be able to see one of the habituated gorilla families in the volcanoes National Park which forms part of the Virunga Volcanoes that are bounded by Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda. Our Rwandan gorilla safaris, similarly to Uganda gorilla safaris are inclusive and customized and they include booking of you the Rwandan gorilla trekking permit that includes one hour of seeing the endangered mountain gorillas, park entrance fees, and the guide’s fee. For us to book for you the Rwanda gorilla permit, you will need to inform us and provide us with the dates you wish to track gorillas and then we shall check for the availability of permits on that exact date and day and once we have confirmed the availability, you will provide us with the passport details to help us book for you the gorilla trekking permits.

We don’t stop at booking for you the gorilla trekking permits but rather we also focus on organizing your transportation from Kigali to Ruhengeri for your gorilla trekking expedition. It is our responsibility to assign you a wonderful guide who will be with you for the entire trip to make sure that he serves you all the requirements that you need. We book accommodation facilities on behalf of our clients and we have a better understanding of the lodge owners around the park and thus we can best get for you the accommodation facility based on your budget whether luxury, mid-range, and standard or budgeted accommodation facilities. Just share with us your budget we shall provide you with the best accommodation that suits your travel demands.

Things to do in Rwanda

There are a lot of things that you can do in Rwanda and it has for long been famous for its rolling hills prompting it to be called the country with 1000 hills. Rwanda offers beautiful sceneries combined with both natural and cultural attractions with national parks such as Volcanoes National Park, Gishwati-Mukura National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, and the Akagera National Park. Visitors also love to explore the genocide memorial sites in Rwanda by visiting the National Museum and the kings’ place, book bird watching trips and gorilla tracking experiences. For a better experience in Rwanda, you should take some of our safari packages either from Kigali to Uganda or from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

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