About the Safari

The 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda and Uganda is designed to enable time constrained Rwanda and Uganda gorilla safari undertakers have a blissful experience with a short time period. It involves trekking gorillas in Volcanoes, driving through amazing hilly landscapes of Rwanda and the Virunga Volcanoes, trekking the gorillas in the mist in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda with its steep hills, narrow valleys, mature trees with dense undergrowth and city drive in Kigali. It is an affordable safari offering quality and memorable experience.

Safari highlight

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day 2: Do gorilla trekking & transfer to Uganda
Day 3: Do gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Kigali.

A drive to Volcanoes National Park

baby-gorillas-playing

Description:

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Before embarking on this 3 days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda and Uganda, you will have first have an early breakfast at your place of stay in Kigali after which you will transfer with the help of our guide to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 3 hours’ drive. You will arrive early for Lunch and simple relaxation. In the afternoon, you will either embark on the nature walk to the awesome twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera amidst magical bird sights and amazing scenery or you can opt for the Iby’ iwachu cultural village to have a detailed encounter of the Kinyarwanda Culture.

Accommodation:

Mount Gorilla View Lodge (Upmarket/luxury), La Palme Hotel (Midrange/standard) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget/basic).

Day 2:Do gorilla trekking & transfer to Uganda

Wake up for an early cup of coffee, before gathering at Kinigi Park Headquarters for briefing about the gorilla trekking activity at 08:00am always conducted by park rangers. This is designed to detail the dos and don’ts while trekking gorillas. After briefing, you will traverse the jungle in search of the splendid mountain gorillas in the company of the park ranger guide which stretches between 2 – 8 hours. You will walk through the luxuriant vegetation, climb raised gradients, ascend down the valleys before you encounter the great mountain gorillas as they munch their food and get astonished by the young gorillas playing and demonstrating their tactics which will prompt you to use up your camera space unknowingly. Your one hour with gorillas is done and it is time for you to trek back to the starting point before embarking on your transfer to Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Rushaga) 93km for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation:

Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Valley Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Wagtail Eco safari Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Do gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Kigali.

Wake up very early to take breakfast before gathering for briefing and eventual gorilla trekking at the Park Headquarters in Rushaga. After short briefing, you will set off to the Impenetrable forest of Bwindi, very thick and sometimes hard to penetrate as its name suggest. Trekking gorillas in Bwindi- Uganda is quite challenging as it involves rugged terrain shaped by valleys and steep slopes. The jungle is very lively with rich forest sounds. It ranges between 2 – 8 hours’ to undertake the gorilla trekking activity. You have one hour encounter with gorillas which will lure you into irreversible excitement of gazing at these great apes as they imitate what you do, young ones playing on ground and in tree branches, the sight of the giant silverback and the way they feed all combine to exhaust the capacity of your camera film. You will return from the activity and embark on the 169km transfer to Kigali city.

End of safari.

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Wild Facts

    Hyrax

  • Scientific Name: Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis), yellow-spotted hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei), tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis)
  • Size: 12 inches at the shoulder
  • Weight: 5 to 9 pounds
  • Lifespan: 12 years
  • Habitat: Dry savanna to dense rain forest
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Gestation: 7 months
  • Predators: Leopard, pythons, large birds, servals, civets
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