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3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Starting from Kigali Safari

Are you in Rwanda but want to trek gorillas in Bwindi Uganda. Well, the 3 day Uganda gorilla trekking safari starting from Kigali is the best tour for you. With the introduction of the East African Tourists Visa, traveling between the two countries has been made easier. And therefore you can choose to track gorillas in either country using one visa. This 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari is perfect for those want to see gorillas in Bwindi Uganda but are in Rwanda Kigali.

Tour Highlights

  • Day 1: Pick up from Kigali transfer to Bwindi. LD
  • Day 2: Gorilla Trekking. BLD
  • Day 3: Drive to Kigali.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali transfer to Bwindi. LD

At 8am, you will be picked up from Kigali to cross the border and transfer to Kigali. The drive will take 4 to 5 hours arriving in the afternoon. Please note that you can obtain the visa at the border, however we recommend that at the time of entering Rwanda you obtain the East african tourists visa to avoid delays at the border. On arrival in Bwindi you can opt to visit the batwa community or go for a community walk. These can be organized for you at an extra cost. Overnight at

Budget; Kisoro travelers rest or Gorilla Closeup lodge.

Moderate; Nkuringo Bwindi lodge or Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge.

Luxury; Clouds Lodge.

3 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari
Gorilla trekking

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking. BLD

Start the day with an early breakfast at 6am before you transfer to the park headquarter. At the park headquarter you will be briefed about the entire trek and then through the forest you will start the search for the gorillas. Gorilla trekking takes between 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. Once you meet them you will be allowed to spend 1 hour following them and taking pictures.  Later return to the starting point and head back to your hotel for dinner. Packed lunch will be provided on this day.

Day 3: Drive to Kigali.

At 9am, after breakfast, you will drive to transfer back to Kigali arriving in the afternoon If your flight is this evening you will be dropped off at the airport.

If this is not your perfect gorilla safari. Below we have listed a number of other gorilla trekking safari that you can take on.

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