2 Day Bwindi gorilla trekking from Kigali
2 Day Bwindi gorilla trekking from Kigali : Do you have a tight travel schedule and would like to track mountain gorillas? Well! Here is the best 2 Day Bwindi gorilla trekking from Kigali package for you. This a 2 day gorilla trekking Uganda tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which starts and ends in Kigali City in Rwanda.
Detailed 2 Day Tour Itinerary.
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
You will be picked by our company guide from your hotel in Kigali or upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport. You will then embark on a 5 hour road trip to Bwindi in Uganda via the Rwanda- Uganda borders in Katuna or Cyanika. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has a total of 15 habituated gorilla groups that tourists can track from four trailheads. Of these 15 habituated gorilla groups, 3 are found in Buhoma area in the northwest part of the park; while 4 gorilla groups are situated in Ruhija in the eastern part of Bwindi and 8 gorilla groups in Nkuringo and Rushaga respectively, located south of Bwindi.
Upon arrival in Bwindi, check into your Lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Friends Resort/Ichumba Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Haven Lodge.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Transfer Back to Kigali.
This is the day you have been anxiously waiting for! Have breakfast very early at you lodge as your guide will pick you up at 6am. You will embark on a short journey to the Parks headquarters in Buhoma. You are supposed to be at Buhoma at exactly 7am for a briefing by the park’s head ranger which will begin at 8am and then you will be put in groups of 8 individuals per group depending on the gorilla group you are going to track. Tracking begins at exactly 8:30 am hence endeavor to always keep time.
Each tracking group consists of strictly eight individuals with each group having a park guide and ranger. Gorilla Trekking tour can take about 1- 6 hours depending how easily and quick the gorillas are spotted. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be give exactly an hour with them; hence you should maximize your time well and don’t forget to take lots of pictures without using your camera’s flash. The tracking trails can be very wet, steep and slippery thus you should wear a good pair of hiking boots.
After your gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Forest, head back to the park headquarters to receive your gorilla trekking certificate and meet your guide, who will drive you back to your hotel in Kigali City. End of Tour.