Road Safaris To Bwindi From Kigali Rwanda

We recommend that visitors on a road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park use the 4×4 safari vehicles

Road Trip Safaris To Bwindi From Kigali Rwanda

Are you looking for road trip safaris to Bwindi forest park from Kigali Rwanda? Taking a drive from Kigali Rwanda to Bwindi impenetrable national park is so convenient and shorter as compared to one taking a road trip from Entebbe to Bwindi forest Park.  Drive through the most exciting cross-country journey as you keep attracted to the beautiful scenery of the rolling hills of Rwanda. The journey will start after you have arrived at Kigali International airport and then from the airport, the road trip will see you in Bwindi via the country’s land border points of Mirama hills, Cyanika, or Katuna border points.  Here at Africa adventure vacations, we organize experiential road trip safaris from Kigali-Rwanda to Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Road trip safaris from Kigali international airport or from your hotel where you had a night to Bwindi starts at 8:00 am however this time is negotiable depending on clients’ wants and demands. You can start driving through the Kigali city which deemed as the cleanest city in Africa and reaches at Kigali genocide memorial sites that are important in Rwanda history especially the genocide of 1994 and then drive and reach Kabale in Uganda where you can stop for lunch you can as well continue to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale and enjoy its spectacular views. Remember that this is the deepest lake in Uganda and Africa. The lake offers the best places for photographs and also you can see the views of the Mgahinga National park mountain ranges which include Mount Sabinyo, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Muhavura. From here you set off and drive through the rolling terraces hills of Kisoro which augment your gorilla trekking experience/expedition in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is one of the leading destinations in Uganda found at the edge of the African rift valley in the southwestern part of Uganda in the district of Kisoro and Kanungu. Bwindi impenetrable forest national has four sectors which are known as gorilla trekking sectors. These sectors include Nkuringo, Buhoma, and Rushaga in the southwestern part of the park and Ruhija in the Eastern part of Uganda. The presence of habituated gorilla families in Bwindi has made this park popular for both gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation process. Some of the habituated gorilla families include Nkuringo, Mubare, Rushegura, Busingye, Habiyanja. Oruzogo, Bitukura, Kahungye, Christmas party. Bwindi Forest Park features the best chance for you to see mountain gorillas and you can easily trek the gorillas within this park. Because of its biodiversity importance, Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park was declared as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.  The park boasts four sectors which include Nkuringo, Rushaga, Ruhija, and Buhoma. Bwindi impenetrable forest National park features over 348 species of birds of which twenty-five birds are restricted-range bird species, twenty-three are limited to Albertine rift, and four are threatened worldwide. Visitors for gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park are limited to only 8 people per gorilla group or family per day only visitors of 15 years and above are allowed to trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. And we recommend you to book with Africa adventure vacations for the best amazing gorilla trekking safari adventures in Bwindi.

What Kind of Vehicles are used during the Road trip to Bwindi Forest Park from Kigali?

We recommend that visitors on a road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park use the 4×4 safari vehicles that are well serviced and luxurious managed by our well trained professional guides to take you through the hills and terrain forest landscape of Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park for your interesting and enjoy gorilla trekking safari from Kigali-Rwanda. We offer 4×4 customized super custom safaris/van which is comfortable with long legroom and space where you can put /keep your language. Our safari super custom vehicles carry one to five people while our van used can take from 9 to 10 persons. Visitors interested in having a luxury gorilla road trip from Kigali to Bwindi, We shall use our 4×4 land cruisers registered to have up to 7 persons however this type of trip cost a bit high. People on a budget can as well opt to have a land cruiser to make your conformability. All of our vehicles are well installed with A-C, tourism license stickers, drinking water to make sure that you get the better gorilla services on your road trip from Kigali-Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park.

Condition of the Roads to Bwindi impenetrable National Park from Kigali?

Yes, the cross country road from Kigali-Rwanda then cross the border to Kabale finally reaching Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park is not all the word class road but it is well tarmacked smooth offering nice movements on it. Visitors will take about 4 to 5 hours to reach the park from Kigali. The time you cross the border to Uganda from Kigali, the roads from borders to the park in Uganda are all tarmacked up to towns of Kisoro, Kabale, and Ntungamo until you get off the road to the Bwindi park that is not tarmacked. It is important to note that the roads leading to each sector of the park are not tarmac but instead they are murram roads however here we recommend that you use a 4×4 vehicle strong enough as the roads tend to be slippery especially during the rainy season. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is found in the Kigezi region of southwestern Uganda and this region is known to be hills with roads curving as they dodge the steep hills offering the beautiful scenery.  Our driver skills possess special driving skills to give you the maximum comfort when driving to fulfill your expectation

What is the drive time from Kigali to Bwindi Forest Park?

Yes, Kigali city or international airport is the major city or airport that is close to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. From Kigali, the road trip will take 4 to 5 hours to reach Bwindi. This means that you can even arrange a road trip from Kigali in the morning and by afternoon you will already be in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We ensure the safety of our visitors by maintaining a speed of 60-80

Activities to do and see on a road safari trip  to Bwindi from Kigali

There are a lot of tourism activities and attractions that attract visitors to go and visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, National Park. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is one of the leading destinations in Africa offering a lot of activities and attractions and most of the activities include the following;

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park

Gorilla trekking is the chief activity in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and sees the gorillas. This activity of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park will enable you to see the habituated mountain gorilla families while visiting this conservational park. Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park is home to half of all endangered mountain gorillas in the world and the rest of the mountain gorillas reside in Mgahinga gorilla national park still in Uganda, Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Volcanoes National park in Rwanda. It is only in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where tour guaranteed over 96% chance of seeing both gorillas. All the 4 sectors of the park are filled with mountain gorillas and in all directions of the park wherein Nkuringo and Rushaga sector in the southern part of the park, Ruhija in the Northeast, and Buhoma in the Eastern part of the park you will be able to trek these magnificent gorilla species.

You must obtain a gorilla trekking permit since it is one of the essentials for you to engage in any gorilla activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. This means that before you set off for your gorilla trekking trip to Bwindi Park in Uganda, make sure that you already have a gorilla permit. The gorilla trekking permit should be booked in advance to cement your spot for gorilla trekking. Once you have booked the permit then, your dates of travel and the space availability are confirmed. In Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, each gorilla family is visited by a group of 8 clients or people per day meaning that there are only 8 gorilla permits per day and this means that you will have to book this permit in advance because of competition, here at Africa adventure vacations we can book for you the gorilla trekking permit inclusive all the road and air trip to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park from Entebbe

Bird watching Safaris Experience 

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is regarded as the birder’s haven with several unique bird species some of which can only be traced in the Albertine Rift and not in any other part in Uganda. While on your birding tour in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, some of the major bird species you will spot include yellow-eyed Black-Fly catcher, Grausrs Warbler, Collared Apalis, African green broadbill, Mountain Masked Apalis, Red-throated Alethe, Handsome francolin, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Dwarf Honey Guide, Short-tailed Warbler, stripe-breasted tit, Dusky Crmsonwing, Strange Weaver, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal bird among other several key bird species. Our guides are professional at Africa Adventure Vacations and we do organize birding trips to Bwindi Impenetrable forest with our guides helping you to located and identify bird species of your Interest. We organize all the five luxury activities for Bwindi with birding being one of these activities.

Gorilla Habituation Experience while on Road trip to Bwindi Forest from Entebbe

Initially, visitors are allowed to see gorilla for only an hour during gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park. Thanks to the researchers who observed that this time is limited and introduced the Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park. The gorilla habituation process enables visitors this time round to spend four hours with endangered mountain gorillas that are still under habituation process. Here the number of people allowed to do the gorilla habituation process is Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is reduced to 4 and implication that still, you will need to book the gorilla habituation permit in advance to secure the place for this amazing activity in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park.  Get ready to spend about a day and a half for this experience in Bwindi. However, the time spent on this activity varies depending on the time you have to take to land on the gorilla families being habituated.

Gorilla habituation safaris are conducted amidst Rushanga and Buhoma sectors of queen Elizabeth National park majorly in the Southern part. While participating in this experience, you will be able to encounter gorillas that are not yet used to the people and are being habituated to befriend humans

Nature walk Safari 

Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park is composed of different tropical rainforests that have stayed for long and have existed for over 250000 years. There are different ancient trees which some of these different species can only be found in only Bwindi Forest. The Forest is impenetrable due to its thick canopy making the forest so great for nature walk safaris. Believe me that while carrying the nature walks as an activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, you will be able to encounter several bird species, spot primates such as baboons, monkeys including mammals like elephants on your lucky day.

Africa Adventure Vacations is the company that organized nature walks safaris to the sections of Bwindi that include Buhoma to Nkuringo sector as you blend yourself with nature as you visit the wonderful falls and rivers passing through the forest. In case, you’re interested in visiting this park for nature walks, then you can contact us as we organize for you all the packages with all the activities depending on your interest and time you have.

Cultural and Community experience 

It is believed that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park was once inhabited by Batwa people who are well known as pygmies until when they were removed from the park and now stay around the park as adjacent communities. These people are so good and have been integrated into the conservation of the park. Your trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park will enable you to interact with the Batwa and learn more about their culture and their ways of life.  See their ancestral homes which are the forests, communicate with them as they will lecture you on how best they used to hunt and gather fruits since these were their livelihood activities.  Apart from the Batwa, there are also other communities whom you can visit around Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. You will find different women groups engaged in making local crafts and selling different kinds of foodstuff. There are several community schools around the park and feel that you can as well visit these community schools and support them with simple scholastic materials at your will.

Where to stay during the road trip to Bwindi Forest from Kigali

Each sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has got its unique accommodation facility in terms of lodges, camps, and hotels where you can stay as you do a nature walk activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The Four sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park include Buhoma located in the Northern sector of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Nkuringo sector in the southern part of Bwindi, Ruhija located in the Eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park and Rushaga sector in the southern part of the Park. We recommend that you choose an accommodation facility in sectors where you’re going to do nature walks or gorilla trekking. It is our responsibility that we check for you the availability accommodation facility provided you have already booked a permit to the park. It is good to book the accommodation facility early to avoid interferences.

You can decide to stay in Buhoma haven lodge, Buhoma lodge one of the luxury lodges in Buhoma, Buhoma community camp, Bwindi lodge, Mahogany springs lodge, and the Gorilla forest camp. You can stay in Rushaga will see you stay at accommodation facilities such as Rushaga gorilla camp, Gorilla haven lodge, Four gorillas lodge among others. You can stay at Nkuringo Bwindi lodge, cloud Mountain gorillas, and other lodges of interest. We ensure that you get the best of your safari journey by engaging in all the above luxury activities that every client engages in whenever he/she visits Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

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