The 2 Days Uganda gorilla tour to Bwindi begins from Kigali airport via Cyanika border to trek in Bwindi.This 2 Days Bwindi gorilla trek is a best package for short time travelers who want to meet up with the endangered primates in their natural habitats. Located in south western Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a premier gorilla tour destination which receive 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 ther 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. Moreso, Bwindi Impenetrable National park shelters over 348 bird species, 1290 mammal species, 1000 flowering plants, 27 species if frogs and 220 species of butterflies.
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. These gorillas have been habituated into over 17 gorilla families which are split into four regions of the park.e Buhoma sector in the north, Ruhija sector in the east, Rushaga and Nkuringo regions 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 $700 for foreign non residents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for East African citizens. Gorilla Trek Africa 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
Day 1: Pick up & transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & Departure
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 Trekkers' Tavern Cottages (budget)/Bakiga lodge /L. Mulehe Safari Lodge (deluxe)/ Four Gorillas lodge/ Gorilla Heights lodge (Luxury).
Day 2. Mountain Gorilla Tracking and transfer back to Kigali.
Assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing in the morning together with your trekking gear and drinking water and ascend in the forest to track the gorillas. Once you find them, you will be given a maximum of 1hr to be with them as you take photos and observe their behaviors. On return, you will transfer back to Kigali.
Safari cost inclusions
• 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.
• 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.
Safari vehicles & Lodges