Uganda gorilla tracking safari from Kigali Rwanda – Great Adventure Safaris organizes Uganda Gorilla safaris from Kigali-Rwanda. This Uganda Gorilla Safari from Kigali-Rwanda is meant for those travelers interested in tracking Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks in Uganda but prefers to stay or are staying and maybe fly in through Kigali-Rwanda. It is also meant for those who would love to track Mountain Gorillas in Uganda but prefer a shorter drive time. The drive time from Kigali to Ruhija the Eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you will trek Gorillas is 4-5 hours as opposed to the 8-9 hours’ drive from Entebbe/Kampala to Ruhija. Therefore flying into Kigali-Rwanda for your Uganda Gorilla Safari makes the drive shorter to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park than flying into Entebbe International Airport. Tracking Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you will save USD900 off each Gorilla Permit as opposed to tracking in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Things to note
Day one: You will be picked up from Kigali International Airport/any hotel in Kigali-Rwanda to start your Uganda Gorilla Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The drive is very scenic as it takes you through a country of “A thousand Hills” to the Pearl of Africa and a visit to the genocide memorial site in Kigali.
You cross over to Uganda at either Katuna or Kyanika borders before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for dinner and overnight.
Day two: Wake up in the morning for early breakfast and you transfer to the park offices with your packed lunch, register and go for a briefing about Gorilla tracking. The park ranger guide will take you through all the dos and the don’ts while with the Mountain Gorillas. Thereafter you will be transferred to the starting point to begin your walk into the forest to search for the Gorilla family you have been assigned.
Gorilla family allocation depends on your interest, level of fitness and age.
You may inform your guide of your interests, and he will try to request for a Gorilla family of your choice before you start the trek into the forest.
Gorilla tracking can take between 30 minutes to three quarters of the day so one needs to prepare for both.
Your park ranger guide will provide more information about the Gorillas and other wildlife in forest until you reach a given Gorilla family.
You will be allowed only one hour to observe the Gorillas as they go about their daily activities and take photography and videos and then after you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will be rewarded a certificate in recognition of conserving the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda.
After breakfast at leisure, you will drive back to Rwanda-Kigali International Airport for your flight. This will mark the end of your Rwanda-Uganda Gorilla Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Contact Great Adventure Safaris for more information about Gorilla safari from Kigali-Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks.