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Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Forest National Park 1 Day Rwanda Safari begins and ends in Kigali Rwanda. The tour could also start from Kabale, Kihihi or Kisoro.
This is a budget friendly tour for guests in Rwanda with limited time to trek Gorillas. You visit Bwindi Forest National Park in South Western Uganda for the ultimate mountain gorilla trekking.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to a minimum of 400 gorillas out of the 880 that are known to be left in the world. Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and DR Congo’s Virunga National Park – jointly share the home to the remaining 480 mountain gorillas.
Our 1 day gorilla tour in Uganda Bwindi Forest National Park from Kigali Rwanda offers a cheaper alternative to the 1 day gorilla trekking tour to the Volcanoes national park in Rwanda simply because Gorrilla permits are cheaper/ less expensive in Uganda than Rwanda.
To add on to this, the drive from Kigali in Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is a short four to five hours. The journey is approximately 177 km, almost 3 times shorter the distance from Entebbe Uganda to Bwindi.
Besides the main activity which is Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park, other activities include bird watching with over 350 species, hiking, forest walk to waterfall trail, mountain biking etc.
Other attractions include seeing the native Ugandan Ankole long-horned cows, culture encounters – meet warm & friendly local people and enjoying the spectacular views of the Virunga Volcanoes etc.
Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Forest National Park 1 Day Rwanda Safari Prices
Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Forest National Park 1 Day Rwanda Safari Prices Include;
Park Entrance Fees + Relevant government taxes + Bottle of water while on safari + Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle + Services of a professional English speaking Driver/ Guide + 600 US Dollars Gorilla Permit for Bwindi per person per trek & Round trip transportation from Kigali to Uganda Bwindi Forest National Park
|Price Per Person
|Children Aged 15 Years & Above
|1st January 2023
|31st December 2023
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* Tour can be customized
* Tour Can Depart any day
* Age Limit: 15 years and above
* Solo travelers can join this tour
* This tour starts and ends in Kigali/ Rwanda
* You’ll visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the main activity is gorilla tracking
Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Forest National Park 1 Day Rwanda Safari Prices Exclude
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Minimum of 1 person required
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Uganda and Rwanda Visa fees, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Forest National Park 1 Day Rwanda Safari Detailed Itinerary
0300 Hours: Depart with breakfast boxes from your hotel in Kigali and transfer you to Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The journey travels from Kigali to Cyanika border to Kisoro and on to southern Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Rushaga.
Alternatively you will drive to Katuna border to Kabale takes about 3 hours (border processes can take maximum 30 minutes). Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is another 2 hours driver from Cyanika border or Katuna border and on to Ruhija in the northern sector of Bwindi national park.
All this depends on the availability of gorilla permits in either sector of the park.
0800 Hours: On arrival at your respective tracking sector (Bwindi National Park has four ‘4’ main trailheads where gorilla trekking is always conducted and they include Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga).
You will join the rest of the visitors for the early morning briefing by one of the professional park officials. Each sector has its own habituated gorilla families and each group also offers unique experiences.
You will be briefed on how to behave while you are with the rare mountain gorillas in the habitats and all the rules must be observed at all times as explained to you by the park official.
After briefing, you will be assigned to one habituated gorilla group to track in a group of only (eight) visitors and you will be accompanied by a guide. About 14 gorilla families are available in Bwindi for both gorilla trekking and habituation experience.
Up on getting your respective gorilla troop, you will have only an hour of face to face encounter with these rare wild creatures, take as many photos as you can, explore their general behavior and body gestures.
Your guide will interpret to you the meaning of some of the gestures. A trek to see a group of these fascination primates, requires you to take with you adequate drinking water and energy giving snacks/ packed lunch.
You will hike into the tropical forest following specific trails in search of the allocated gorilla family. The trekking time range from 30 minutes to several hours but the interaction with gorillas last for an hour.
After, you will have lunch and then drive back to Kigali which marks the end of your one day gorilla safari.