Luxury Uganda Gorilla Safaris Through Kigali

Gorilla permits for Bwindi costs $700 per person per trek

4 Days Luxury Uganda Gorilla Safaris Through Kigali

The 4 days Uganda luxury gorilla safaris through Kigali is a package that is best for visitors who would like to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi twice ad those you would like to travel for short distances to see Uganda gorillas and thus they decided to fly to Kigali International Airport instead of Entebbe international airport which is quite far away from the gorillas. With the 4 days luxury gorilla safaris through Kigali, you will be able to see mountain gorillas twice by driving about 4 to 5 hours from Kigali to reach Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park instead of the long journey from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which lasts between 8 to 9 hours. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is found in Uganda and it is the home to over 480 mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking is the main activity carried out within the park and it offers cheaper gorilla trekking permits as compared to Rwanda. Gorilla permits for Bwindi costs $700 per person per trek while those in Rwanda costs $1500 meaning that you can save $800 which you can use trek gorillas twice or top-up for Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park during our 4 days Uganda luxury gorilla safaris through Kigali.

The highlight for 4 days Uganda luxury gorilla safaris through Kigali

Day 1: You will be picked up from the Kigali international airport or Kigali city and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park.

Day 2: Morning Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 3: Optional second gorilla trekking or gorilla habituation experience or community forest walk

Day 4: Transfer from Bwindi to Kigali International airport for your flight out

Detailed itinerary

We design different gorilla trekking packages from Kigali to Uganda Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park or Mgahinga gorilla pack. For this time, our 4 days Uganda luxury gorilla safaris through the Kigali safari package is arranged based on our knowledge and experience we have in the industry and we do believe that it will give you the ultimate gorilla trekking experience. However, in case you recommend any adjustment in our 4 days Uganda luxury gorilla safaris through Kigali, your welcome as all our gorilla trekking packages are customized.

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

On the first day of our 4 day, Uganda luxury gorilla safaris through Kigali will start from Kigali upon your arrival at the airport or your hotel in case you stayed in Kigali. You will meet and greet our professional guide who will introduce himself forests and thereafter give you a short briefing about the itinerary. In case you have enough time, let say you have arrived in the morning, he will take you for the short Kigali city tours and enjoy one of the cleanest cities of Africa Kigali, visit some of the genocide memorial site and the craft villages and this will take approximately 2 hours. After the short Kigali city tour, you will now start the fantastic road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. You will enjoy the scenic views of the rolling hills of Kigali before you cross to Uganda via Cyanika and Katuna borders. After crossing to the Uganda side, you will drive to Kabale town or Kisoro for lunch before you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and check-in at your booked lodge. While crossing Uganda, you will start noticing a change in the geographical scope of the two countries and here you will enjoy the Kigezi hills as well as the crop gardens on top of the hills well terraced.

Point of stop:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

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

Accommodation /lodging options: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge (Luxury), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (midrange), and Rushaga Haven Lodge (budget)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

You will wake up very in the morning and have breakfast and get your packed launch and head to the park headquarters for gorilla trekking briefing, briefing is done by the ranger guides who will give you the instructions to follow while in the forest enjoying the gorilla trek. Here, you will also be allocated the gorilla family to trek and that’s why it important that you inform your guide about the interest of the gorilla family that you would like to trek such that you can be considered when allocating the gorilla families. Gorilla family allocation is done basing on your interests, physical fitness, and age, and after all this, you will be transferred or taken to the starting point for your gorilla family. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park may last between 30 minutes three hours and thus you need to prepare for this journey. You will walk majestically within the forest as you encounter different wildlife which will be identified to you by your guide until you reach the habituated gorilla family. You will spend only one hour with the habituated gorilla family as you enjoy the family while observing their activities such as feeding and learn more about these animals including what do they do and what they like. Feel free to ask your ranger guide and you will get enough explanation. After, this you will be guided back to the starting point and get a certificate and then, relaxation, dinner, and overnight at your lodge.

Point of stop:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

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

Accommodation/Lodging options: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge (Luxury), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (midrange), and Rushaga Haven Lodge (budget

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 3: Gorilla habituation experience/ Batwa cultural experience and back to lodge

On the 3rd day of our 4 days Uganda luxury gorilla safaris through Kigali, you will wake up in the morning and have breakfast, grab your packed lunch, and aging head to the park headquarters for a more length experience of gorilla habituation experience. With gorilla habituation experience, you will spend 4 hours enjoy how the researchers, trackers, and guides train mountain gorilla how to get used to human beings. The activity also starts with a briefing and thereafter you will head to the forest to search for the semi habituated gorilla family. Gorilla habituation experience is more physically demanding since you’re dealing with gorillas that are not yet fully habituated and this may require you to move for long distances. You may get a chance to engage in activities of habituating gorillas such as naming the gorillas, collecting samples while in the forest. You will spend 4 hours enjoying this wonderful experience. The same applies to normal gorilla trekking after the four hours of observing the semi-habituated gorillas, you will descent to the park headquarters and collect your certificate and later go to the lodge for relaxation. In the evening, you will go for the Batwa cultural visits and experience around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you will interact with the Batwa community, the people who used to stay in Bwindi Forest before it was gazetted a National Park and the community walk, you will drive back to the lodge for dinner, and overnight stay.

Accommodation /lodging options: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge (Luxury), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (midrange), and Rushaga Haven Lodge (budget)

Day 4: Breakfast & Transfer back to Kigali airport

In the morning unhurriedly, you will wake up and have breakfast and after breakfast, you pack your belongings and drive back to Kigali International Airport to catch your departing flight and this marks the final moments of your 4 days Uganda luxury gorilla safaris through Kigali

Included

  • Gorilla permits per person to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park
  • Gorilla habituation experience permits
  • Bottled mineral water for the whole tour
  • Ground transportation using our four-wheel-drive pop-up safari vehicle for the whole trip
  • Free masks and Sanitizers
  • Accommodation for the 43 nights
  • Airport transfers.

 Excluded

  • Air ticket and visa fees
  • Soft sodas and alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry services
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other activity outside the itinerary

Bwindi Gorilla trekking and Habituation permits in Bwindi

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is found in southwestern Uganda and borders Rwanda and the democratic republic of Congo. The park boasts over 120 mammal species, 30 species of frogs, and 230 species of butterflies, and over 340 species of birds. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is known for harboring the largest population of the endangered mountain gorillas (480) in the world and thus facilitating activities such as gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation experience

For any visitor to go to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, he or she must obtain the gorilla trekking permit or gorilla habituation experience permit. The gorilla permit in Uganda costs USD700 per person per trek while the gorilla habituation experience costs USD1500 per person per trek. With gorilla habituation experience, you will spend 4 hours observing the endangered mountain gorillas in the world as compared to one hour of normal gorilla trekking. We book gorilla permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority on behalf of our clients who book with us the inclusive gorilla package

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