2 Days Uganda Gorilla tour

For the 2 Days Uganda gorilla tour, if you intend to begin from Entebbe - Uganda, it is advisable that you fly to either Kisoro or Kihihi airstrips and later after the gorilla trek fly or drive back. You may choose to go overland and exit through Kigali airport. For visitors transiting through Kigali airport it is just a 4 to 5 hours drive to Bwindi Forest national park.  The routing is determined by the availability of gorilla permits. If there is still gorilla tracking availability in Southern Bwindi - the Rushaga Sector, it is advisable we go through Kyanika Border post. If it is Ruhija or Buhoma stations, then Katuna border crossing would be ideal for the routing. This package could as well be ideal for visitors intending to engage in gorilla habituation activity.

Mgahinga national park in Uganda is also ideal for a 2 days Uganda gorilla tour. This package can also include either golden monkeys tracking or a visit to the Batwa (Pigmy) people. To access Mgahinga, Chanika border is the gate way to Kisoro.  It's just 4 to 5 hours drive from Kigali to Mgahinga national park.

Trip Summary - 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour

Day 1: Pick up & transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & Departure

Detailed - 2 days Uganda Gorilla Tour

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi National Park ( 4-5 hrs. drive)
You will be picked from the hotel in Kigali and drive northwards across the border to Bwindi National Park in Uganda with en route stops for sight seeing. Dinner and overnight stay at Bakiga Lodge / Mahogany Springs

2 days Uganda gorilla tour

Day 2. Mountain Gorilla Tracking and transfer back to Kigali
Assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing in the morning with your trekking gear and drinking water  for briefing by senior park warden and later begin the trek into the forest in search for mountain gorillas.

After the gorilla trek you may enjoy your lunch before transferring back to your original destination. 

The 2 days gorilla safari can also take a different routing. One may choose to to do a trip to either Volcanoes or Mgahinga national parks. The gorilla permit in Volcanoes national park costs USD 1500 whereas for Mgahinga and Bwindi Forest national parks it costs USD 800.

What you need on 2 days Uganda gorilla tour

  • drinking water - You need to keep refilling drinking water as the hike is quite strenuous
  • Comfortable boots that can comfortably navigate the slippery terrain
  • Rain jacket - the weather in the forest is unpredictable. It can rain any time of the day
  • heavy hand gloves - there are stinging nettles so your hands should be protected.

Safari inclussions 

• Hiking permit fee
• Park Ranger Fees
• Relevant Government Taxes
• Full Board Accommodation
• Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide
• Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
• Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Safari Exclusions

• Airfares
• Visa Fees
• Personal Insurance
• Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.


Why 2 days Uganda gorilla tour?

Located in south western Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a premier tour destination which receives the highest number of gorilla lovers from all over the world . Bwindi Forest National Park was established in 1991 but was opened for tourism in 1993. This is when the first habituated gorilla family named Mubare was opened to the first group of travelers.  The other destination for gorilla trekking is the Virunga Massif shared by Mgahinga  Gorilla Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The park is also a world heritage site listed among the United Nations Educational , Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) due to its rich in biodiversity.   The forest comprise of 324 tree species 10 of which are only found in Uganda. These provide  provide food and habitation for different birds and wild animals.

Bwindi  Impenetrable National park  shelters over 348 bird species, 1290 mammal species, 1000 flowering plants, 27 species if frogs and 220 species of butterflies.

2 days Uganda gorilla tour

Mountain gorilla trekking is the number one travel activity done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The park is home to over 400 mountain gorillas which make half of the world's total gorilla population. The park boasts of 17 gorilla families spread into 4 sectors. Buhoma in the north, Ruhija in the east, Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors in the southern region.  The gorilla families in Bwindi include Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura, Kyaguliro, Katwa, Muyambi, Christmas, Bitukura, Oruzogo, Mukiza, Bushaho, Nkuringo, Nshongi, Mishaya, Bweza, Busingye, Kutu, Mucunguzi and Rwigi gorilla families.

Each gorilla family is visited by a group of eight people for an hour. A single permit to trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park costs $800 for foreign non residents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for East African citizens. Africa Adventure Safaris is your reliable tour operator to book and reserve  Uganda gorilla permits.  If you have time, you can also do a 5 Days Uganda gorillas and chimpanzee trekking safari for the best primate trekking experience or do a 10 Days Uganda wildlife safari to explore Uganda's top national parks.

The other interesting activities to do in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park include gorilla habituation experience, nature walks, bird watching and community tours


Safari vehicles & Lodges

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Lodges in Bwindi Forest

Lodges in Bwindi Forest

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