This 2-day budget gorilla trek safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the population of the remaining 880 Mountain Gorillas. The forest offers a unique birding opportunity, cultural experiences, a scenic allure of stunning hills and lush vegetation inhabited by the elusive primates. The gorilla trek activity is the most enchanting experience in this forest.
Day by Day
Day 1. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Our Driver will meet you either at the airport or Your Hotel In Kigali and Transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, the 4-hour journey to Bwindi Park will includes the border crossing. You will need an East African Visa that is obtainable from the first East African Country that you Visit (Kenya-Rwanda – Uganda are participants in the East African Visa Program). Along the way you shall have spectacular views of the terraces of the Ugandan and Rwandan mountains. This area is called the “Switzerland of Africa”. Arrive late in afternoon, enjoy self walk in nearby villages, dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Buhoma camp site or similar
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water
Day 2. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
This morning you will get up very early and drive to Bwindi national park for the upcoming gorilla trekking. Trekking the Mountain Gorilla is one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The trek will take between 2 and 6 hours, but is well worth the effort. You will be led by an experienced ranger who will tell you interesting facts about flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas. stay with Gorillas 1 hour, then back at the lodge, take lunch, check out and transfer back to Kigali.
Accommodation: Not Included
Meals & drinks: Break Fast, Lunch + Drinking Water
Cost: 880USD Per Person
Included: Park fees, Gorilla permits, All activities, All accommodation, A professional driver/guide, Ground transportation, All Taxes/VAT, Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded: International flights, Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.), Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day), Drinks
What to Bring:
You must bring appropriate walking or hiking shoes as trainers are not suitable for the forest terrain. Waterproof clothing, preferably dark in colour as bright colours will attract insects, is necessary since the forest is at high altitude so there is a good chance of rain. Remember to bring high-factor sunscreen and a hat too, most of all don’t forget your yellow fever vaccination card.