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3 days Gorilla trekking in Uganda via Kigali, Rwanda

Rushaga Havens Lodge, Kisoro, Kisoro District, Western Region, Uganda

Amazing primate safari in Uganda

Experiencing the mountain gorillas is one of the most captivating and unforgettable experiences in Uganda. This can be your dream come true if you don't have much time and you are on a small budget. You fly into Kigali, we pick you up and drive you in a few hours to the Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi in Uganda. For those looking to save time, get an excellent view of the Virunga Mountains as you commune with the gorillas in this perfect tour.

Meet the guides

Seruma
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Highlights

  • 3 days of safari
  • Birdwatching sessions
  • Opportunity to see mountain gorillas
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Ground transportation by safari vehicle
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: Arabic, Chinese (mandarin), French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Group size: 2-24 participants
Airport transfer included: Kigali International Airport
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
07:00
Check-out Time:
07:00

You will stay at Rushaga Havens Lodge. You will also have the option to stay at a similar hotel in the same tracking sector or another sector depending on availability of gorilla permits

Program

Day one: Arrival and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Today, you will be welcomed at the Airport by one of our company representative who will then transfer you to your lodge in Bwindi impenetrable forest in Uganda. Depending on your arrival time, if its early you will have a city tour around by visiting the Genocide Museum and the Caplaki Crafts Center, then continue to Bwindi. If it’s late, you would have to have a night in Kigali then (whose cost is not included in the quote.)

You will have two nights in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Home to over half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. Interacting with these gentle giants is one of the most moving experiences that Africa has to offer and should not be missed! The ancient rainforest of Bwindi spans 321 sq km and boasts 90 mammal species, a range of primates, as well as 23 Albertine Rift endemic bird species, including the African Green Broadbill, the Bar Tailed Trogon and many others.

Relax in the evening and get ready for the following day’s gorilla tracking.

Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge or similar. (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day two: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest and optional activities

This morning you set off for gorilla trekking. Hiking through the thick, verdant, rainnforest to eventually come across the gorillas in their natural habitat, is an amazing and unforgettable experience. Actual trek times can vary; these are wild animals after all. If time permits there are a diverse range of optional activities which are unique to Bwindi which you can participate in during the afternoon. These include the community walk, waterfall hike, curio shopping to mention but a few

Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge or similar. (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day three: Transfer to Kigali

Today, depending on the time for your flight, you can venture into some optional activities either in Bwindi or in Kigali, then later transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Please note that this safari can start and end in Entebbe

Included excursions

City tour of Kigali town famously known as the city of thousand hills.

Tracking the mountain gorillas

Bird watching

Guides

Seruma Robert

Location

The journey is to and from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Food

During this safari, you will be provided with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Birdwatching
  • Nature walks
  • Primate watching

Spa treatments

Spa treatment is available on request. it is not included in the price

What's included

  • 3 days of safari
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park entrance fees
  • Services of a full-time English speaking driver / guide
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle
  • All government taxes / levies
  • 2 nights of accommodation
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners
  • Water while on safari
  • Airport transfer from Kigali International Airport (KGL) or Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

What's not included

  • Gorilla permit at 700 USD
  • Optional activities or forest walks
  • Phone calls and bar bills
  • Visa fees
  • Personal insurance
  • Laundry
  • Airfare
  • All other services of a personal nature
  • Driver guide’s gratuity

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kigali International (KGL) or Entebbe International airport (EBB). Airport transfers will be done by Oikos Safaris

Airport: Kigali International Airport Airport transfer included: Kigali International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Entebbe International Airport Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 70% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Pricing information

Single supplement is available at 80 USD per person.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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