2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu

2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Overview of the 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu

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The 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu starts from Gisenyi and ending from Kigali presents an exciting Mountain Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  The Uganda tour offers you a rewarding encounter with the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas in the hilly forested landscapes of Bwindi dubbed the Impenetrable and fascinating sightseeing of the Virunga Volcanoes and Kigezi Highlands. With a minimum of 400 Mountain Gorilla population which is close to half of their entire world population (880) of which twelve groups are habituated for trekking, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda has positioned itself as an ideal Uganda gorilla trekking safari destination. This Uganda gorilla tour destination is positioned in the south-west of Uganda stretching over a geographical coverage of 321 Sq. Km standing at an elevation of 1,160 – 2,607 Km above sea level.  Bwindi Forest National Park comprises of 32,092 ha appearing as one of the largest East African areas that still feature Afro montane lowland forest which is credited to have survived the last ice age making it an ideal habitat for a myriad of Species and noted to have the great density of trees at its respective average in the whole of East Africa.  The diversity of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be witnessed in the range of Species that it supports. There are more than 163 species of trees, over 140 Species of fern along with other taxa. Sixteen (16) Species of this flora is limited to the south-west of Uganda including Lavoa swynnertonii which is threatened globally. The forest also supports 214 species of birds, 7 species of diurnal primates, over 120 species of mammals and 202 butterfly species.  Significantly to note is that Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a habitat to nine (9) globally threatened including the mountain gorilla, l’Hoest’s monkey, common chimpanzee, African giant swallowtail, Chaplin’s flycatcher, African green broadbill, Grauer’s rush warbler, cream-banded swallowtail and African elephant.

Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda‘s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be done in any of its four (4) trekking regions including Buhoma where the three gorilla families of Mubare, Habinyaja and Rushegura thrive; Ruhija where other three gorilla families of Oruzogo, Bitukura and Kyaguliro, Rushaga with its five gorilla families of Mishaya, Nshongi, Bweza, Busingye and Kahungye and lastly Nkuringo with two gorilla families.

Uganda Safari Highlight of the 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Day 1 of the 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  Enjoy remarkable Sightseeing experience en route of Virunga Volcanoes  

Day 2 of the 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np & transfer to Kigali. Enjoy amazing scenic views of Kigezi Highlands and Rwandan hillsides

Detailed Uganda Safari Itinerary of the 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Day 1 of the 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  Enjoy remarkable Sightseeing experience en route of Virunga Volcanoes 

After a relaxed breakfast, set off at 10 am for the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You enjoy the scenic landscapes of Virunga massif en route – the chain of eight volcanic mountains straddling from Uganda through Rwanda to the Democratic Republic of Congo en route.   You cross the Chanika border post and proceed to arrive in at the lodge in the afternoon for relaxation with a view of Lake Mutanda, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp

Midrange: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge – Private Cottage

Budget:  Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge – Standard room

Day 2 of the 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np & transfer to Kigali. Enjoy amazing scenic views of Kigezi Highlands and Rwandan hillsides

After breakfast, gather at the respective park headquarters for briefing at 8 am and eventual start of the gorilla trekking encounter. You follow the trails of your respective gorilla family traversing the forest with is hilly forested landscapes and deep saddles. The hills are forested with mature trees and dense undergrowth that have earned it the name Impenetrable. The gorilla trekking encounter tends to last 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one (1) hour direct encounter with them. Seeing the critically endangered apes as they forage, socialize, the young gorillas rolling themselves on tree branches and the Silverback demonstrating his authority is a moment of wonder that derives remarkable excitement.  Retreat from the activity and 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!

End of the 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu

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