3 Day Uganda Gorilla SAFARI OVERVIEW.

The 3 Day 2 nights Uganda gorilla trekking safari through Kigali is a gorilla safari that starts in Entebbe/ Kampala Uganda and ends Kigali Rwanda. The 3-Day Uganda gorilla trekking safari through Kigali brings you face to face with the famous mountain Gorillas in the misty forested Bwindi National Park. Gorilla trekking is by far the most memorable ‘wow factor’ and most authentic highly sought out for wildlife experience on any African safari.3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tour

The tour takes you the magically beautiful Lake Bunyonyi literally translated as the place of little birds, which is positioned at 1,962m above sea level stretching for 25km in length and about 7km in width. Lake Bunyonyi is the second deepest Lake in Africa. Amazing about Lake Bunyonyi is its count of 29 Islands, which do not exist in any other water body in the region making it a top Tourist spot. The main Islands include the Bushara, Kyahugye, Akampane, Bucuranuka and Njuyera. The surrounding Kigezi Highlands present magical scenic views ideal for sightseeing. While here, you will engage in a fascinating boat ride touring these Islands and the local community

The 3-Day Uganda gorilla trekking safari through Kigali is most suitable for travelers that wish to experience the two countries i.e Rwanda and Uganda. This tour also minimize on the time to be spent in the vehicle by not returning to Entebbe but instead utilizing the shorter route through Kigali at the end of the tour as Bwindi National Park is approximately 4 Hours compared to the 9Hours drive of Entebbe to Bwindi National Park.

The 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tour Through Kigali – Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi & Community Tour is available all year round and can be customized to suit your travel expectations!

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3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tour SAFARI PRIME ACTIVITIES

Expect to be amazed by the incredible giants the mountain gorillas when you get to indulge a stunning gorilla trekking adventure

Experiencing  two countries Uganda & Rwanda

Lake Bunyonyi Local Community Tour

Touring Rwanda’s Capital City- Kigali

3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tour FEATURED PARKS / DESTINATIONS

Day : Bwindi National Park

Day 2:Lake Bunyonyi

Day 3: Kigali City

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3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tour SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day1: Drive to Bwindi National Park enjoy en’ route lunch at Igongo Cultural center
  • Day 2: Do Gorilla Trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 3: Drive to Kigali Rwanda and enjoy the Kigali City Tour

3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tour SAFARI DETAIL

Day 1: Drive to Bwindi National Park enjoy en’ route lunch at Igongo Cultural center

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You drive to the country’s southwest heading for 527km journey taking about 8 -10 hours’ drive. You drive through the traffic of Kampala and connect to Masaka road on smooth tarmac driving for 77km to make a stop at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe where the world’s main latitude that partitions the world into the northern and the southern hemisphere can be encountered. It is a unique geographical site where water experiments can be carried out to justify the geographical divide between the north and the southern hemispheres. You have an opportunity to take magical photos with one leg in the north hemisphere and another one in the southern hemisphere. Retreat from the break and continue on the drive to Bwindi National Park.  A traditional lunch stop will be made at Igongo Cultural Centre 12km from Mbarara for a local cuisine prepared in modern setting and served in standard utensils. The food is organically grown and freshly served. Continue on the drive welcomed by the fascinating Kigezi Highlands arriving in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Highlight of the day: Scenic drive to Bwindi National Park

Accommodation

  • Top Notch / Exclusive: Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge/ Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Luxury/ Up market: Haven Lodge Buhoma
  • Mid-range/ Moderate: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge – Cottage/Gorilla Mist Camp
  • Budget/ Basic: Buhoma community rest camp/ Trekkers Tavern Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance &time: Approx. 530 or 8 – 9hours

Activities & Services

  • Transfer to Bwindi National Park
  • Traditional Lunch buffet at Igongo Cultural centre

 

Day 2: Do Gorilla Trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

On this day you will come face to face with the Mountain Gorillas !Dressed in appropriate Gorilla tracking attire and with your packed lunch, your guide will pick you put at the lodge  and transfer you to the respective park headquarters for briefing in the morning at 8am where you are also allocated the respective gorilla families to track.

From here, you will head to the forest in the company of the armed ranger guides that will lead you up the gorillas. The walk is beyond the ordinary as it involves traversing the dense jungle whose thickness would at some points necessitate using a machete to make a path, hiking the challenging landscapes some of which are steep and slippery at times under the canopy of the mature forest, which forms darkness even during the day. You are treated to the impressive bird songs and beautiful flowers through the experience. The encounter tends to take 2 – 8 hours depending on the Gorilla movements and one hour is availed to you to have a direct touch with the gorillas. Upon approaching gorillas, their reaction is not predictable as it can include them giving you a courteous welcome, minding less about you and charging against you. However, as a result of habituation, Mountain gorillas are always welcoming with the Silverback beating a little of his chest to demonstrate his might and also welcoming to you to the group. The young gorillas are very playful and are at times not aware of the 7m rule thus can try to draw closer to even touching on your body – save it by taking some steps away to observe the distance. You are not limited in any way to ask as many questions about gorillas and their habitats along with taking pictures so long as you have the opportunity to do so. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and transfer to the starting point to embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi driving through fascinating Kigezi Highlands which locals apply terracing method to cultivate their slopes deriving impressive scenic landscape. You arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon for relaxation and recreational boat ride on the lake, dinner and overnight

 

Highlight of the day: Gorilla trekking in the misty Bwindi Forest National Park

Accommodation

  • Luxury/ Up market: Birdnest at Lake Bunyonyi
  • Mid-range/ Moderate: Bunyonyi Rock Resort

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner at the Hotel in Lake Bunyonyi

Drive distance & time: Approx. 52 km or 2and a half hours

Activities and Services: –

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi

Day 3: Drive to Kigali Rwanda and enjoy the Kigali City Tour

After breakfast, you will transfer to Kigali driving through the fascinating landscapes of Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa and Rwanda hills that have earned her a dub as the land of a thousand hills! You will have a Kigali City drive tour viewing the prominent buildings like the Amahoro sports stadium; the Kigali sports Arena, the parliament and if time allows you can visit the Kimironko market as well as the Inema Art Gallery. After the Kigali city tour, you will transfer to your hotel or Kigali Airport depending on your travel plans.

Highlight of the day: Kigali City Tour

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Drive distance & time: Approx. 140km or 4-5 hours

Activities and Services: –

  • Kigali city Tour

End of 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tour Through Kigali – Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi & Community Tour.

3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tour SAFARI INCLUSIONS

 Full time English professional registered safari driver guide

 4×4 safari van/ 4×4 Safari land cruiser with poop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C

 Full board accommodation

 Gorilla trekking permit fees

 Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle

 Bottled water

3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tour SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

 International & domestic flight fees

Visa fees

Laundry services

Items of personal nature

Gratuities and tips

Other beverages/ drinks

Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above

3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tour PRICE PER PERSON

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3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tour IMPORTANT NOTES

This safari requires some physical fitness as Gorilla tracking can at times be strenuous

Pre and Post safari accommodation can be booked for you at an additional fee

The age limit is 15years and above

We shall observe the COVID SOPs and government directives

For more information about gorilla trekking tips please follow these links to read more about gorilla trekking tips and advice.

Note that this itinerary is suggestion and can be further customized to suite your desire. Whatever your preference is, please let us know and we shall advise /adjust accordingly.

Post safari accommodation for the last night after the tour can be arranged at an extra fee upon request during the booking process.

 

  • Visa information

East African visa.

Can be applied prior to arrival through your nearest Rwanda/ Uganda Embassy or through the online portal. Also available on arrival at Kigali International Airport, subject to long queues (We do not recommend this method)

At Prime Safaris and Tours Ltd, your safety is our utmost priority. We have thus undertaken the necessary safety measures in compliance with the approved Standard Operating Procedures by the Governments of ALL African countries in which we operate with a goal of protecting our customers while travelling and on their Africa safari. The following guidelines will be applicable for your  Safari in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and other African Countries.

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