3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking From Kigali


Thinking at taking a quick trip to Uganda to visit the gorillas there. This Uganda gorilla trekking tour from Bwindi is a short one that takes you to see the endangered mountain gorillas, visit the city of Kigali, and enjoy a tranquil boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi. The journey begins and ends in Bwindi.

You should definitely schedule this short Uganda gorilla safari since it will provide you with an unforgettable experience. If you are merely extending your journey from Rwanda to Uganda, you may also book this gorilla tour in Uganda for three days from Kigali.

3 Days

Min Pax: 2

1540 PP

Rwanda, Uganda


Gorilla Adventure

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking from Kigali

Safari Highlights

  • Arrival in Kigali
  • Thrilling Uganda Gorilla trekking safari
  • Chill and relax with breathtaking views of Lake Bunyonyi
  • Transfer back to Kigali City

Trip summary

Day destinationHours  Kilometers
1Arrival, Pick up & transfer to Bwindi NP4-5h165km
2Ultimate gorilla trekking & lake Bunyonyi Relaxation3-4h40
3Transfer back to Kigali4-5 165Km

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Journey from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Immediately following your arrival, you will have a meet-and-greet with your tour driver guide at the Kigali International Airport, where you will also get information regarding your safari. Afterward, make your way to the northern town of Musanze, which is home to critically endangered mountain gorillas.

Go to Bwindi for the next day’s gorilla trekking after, if time permits, taking an optional city tour of Kigali, which may include a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Monument, where you may learn a great deal about Rwandan history, particularly the Rwandan genocide.


Budget: Rafiki safari lodge/ Bwindi Forest lodge

Mid-range: Gorilla Valley lodge/ Gorilla Mist lodge

Luxury: Buhoma lodge/Mahogany springs

Day 2: Gorilla tracking before making your way to Lake Bunyonyi.

Uganda gorilla trekkingFollowing the morning wake-up call and breakfast, you will be required to go to the park headquarters in order to get gorilla trekking briefings from the Rangers working for Bwindi National Park. When you have been placed in a particular gorilla group, you will then begin your gorilla trekking journey into the captivating Bwindi Forest, wandering through huge fig trees, as you push vegetation side to side, looking left and right you will have views of other primates like colobus monkeys as well as colorful bird species like the turaco, casqued horn bill among others.

You continue following the footpaths crossing water streams until you meet the giant and awe-inspiring Mountain gorillas with the Silverback as the head, the duration of trek is determined by the gorilla group to which you have been allotted. On encountering the majestic gorillas, you will have one magical hour to study and learn about the gorillas scampering around the forest as they feed, groom, mate and play with each other. The encounter is worth unforgettable and life changing experience.

After spending an hour in their company, you will go back down the slopes of the Bwindi in the reverse order that you came up. After you eat lunch at the lodge in the afternoon, you will travel to lake Bunyonyi for a relaxation with breathtaking views of the surrounding as well as explore the thousand islands of the lake on a sun downer boat ride/canoe.

Lake -Bunyonyi

Lake -Bunyonyi


Budget: Eco-resort lodge or similar

Luxury/ mid-range: Bird Nest lodge/ Rock Resort Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali

Following a hearty breakfast served bright and early in the morning, you will be transferred back to Kigali in time for your departure flight.

End of the safari. Thanks for choosing Friendly Gorillas Safaris

Prices / included services.

Pricing for 3 Days Gorilla trekking Tour from Kigali
Persons1 Person2-3 Persons4-5 Persons6 Persons and more
Budget$1580$ 14401300$1260
Midrange$2340$ 2260$ 2130$ 1980
Luxury$ 3680$ 3480$ 3380$ 3190

Included in this safari:

  • 4 WD Vehicle – with a pop–up roof
  • A professional Driver guide.
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Park entrance fees
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • All activities/services as per itinerary
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions of the safari:

  • Visas
  • International airfares
  • Activities/services not included in the itinerary.
  • Alcoholic drinks/wines, Laundry, and any other service of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance and other activities

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