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3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Rwanda is designed to pick you up from your desired location in Kigali and track Gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Gorilla permit cost for Uganda is lower than for Rwanda, if price comparison is what you are looking for. But also, the journey time from Rwanda to Bwindi is shorter than from Uganda’s Entebbe and Kampala cities. The trip starts from Kigali in Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park and back to Kigali.
3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Rwanda allows flexibility to a traveller wishing to visit the Gorilla trekking countries of Uganda and Rwanda. For whatever reason that your flight is destined for Kigali-Rwanda and planning to track the Mountain Gorillas affordably, the 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Rwanda is such a great deal. With this same trip, you will be able to do a drive through Kigali city to visit the Genocide Memorial Museum and a local crafts’ village. After the Gorilla trek, there is an option of a cultural visit to the communities near the park and the nearby beautiful lakes of Bunyonyi or Mutanda before a drop off at your preferred place in Kigali city of Rwanda.
- Mountain Gorilla trekking
- Kigali city tour and Genocide Memorial site visit
- Walking through a natural forest
- Cultural encounters – Batwa Pygmies Community visit
- Lake Bunyonyi/Mutanda tour
Itinerary for the 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla trekking Safari from Rwanda
Day 1: Kigali – Bwindi Impenetrable Park Transfer
Notify us about your preferred pick up place in Kigali or your arrival time at the airport. We shall arrange for your driver with another staff from Jungle Escape Africa to meet you at that place for a brief before the start of the tour. Now remaining with your driver, you will start the trip with Kigali city tour (Genocide Memorial Site and the crafts village) before the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park. Lunch will be at a local restaurant in Kabale or Kisoro town. Continue to Bwindi after lunch, arriving in the evening. Take a walk into the communities near the park for a cultural encounter with Batwa Pygmies who used to live in the forest with the Gorillas. Check into your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp – Budget, Buhoma Haven Lodge – Mid range, Buhoma Lodge – Luxury.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking day
Wake up to the misty chilly weather of Bwindi and grab a cup of coffee or tea to warm you up. After enjoying a heavy breakfast, pick your lunch boxes and drive/walk to the park offices for registration and briefing before an encounter with the Gorillas in the forest. You will head out to the forest in the company of armed park staff who will lead you to locate your Gorilla family. Walk out of the forest as a genius who has penetrated the impenetrable forest and be congratulated by the staff through a simple Gorilla graduation ceremony. You have an option of returning to your lodge at Bwindi or continue to Lake Bunyonyi for some relaxation and canoeing.
Accommodation: Bunyonyi Eco Resort – Budget, Birdnest Bunyonyi Resort – Mid range, Arcadia Cottages – Mid range(upper).
Day 3: Canoeing and return to Kigali, Rwanda
Your breakfast table is set right facing the lake. Enjoy this tasty breakfast as your eyes are treated to the beautiful views of Lake Bunyonyi and its islands. You will set out to have a canoe/boat ride on this lake as you tour its various islands some of which have great cultural and historical attachment for the Bakiga people, the dominant tribe in the area. After the tour, we shall embark on our drive back to Kigali city where you will be dropped off at your hotel or airport and that will be the end of our 3 day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari from Rwanda.