Are you looking for a short Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as you’re limited by time? Just seat back and relax, prepare your journey to the promised land, Rwanda where this short Uganda gorilla tour will start from. Rwanda is relatively closer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda with a drive of about 4-5 hours’ compared to Kampala which takes about 9-10 hours’ to get to Bwindi Forest National Park. Beginning your Uganda gorilla safari in Kigali Rwanda saves you a lot of travel time hence increasing your time in this tropical paradise.
Overview of your 2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Uganda/2Days Uganda gorilla safari through the Kigali Airport Rwanda
This 2 Days Uganda gorilla tour takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a park that has been named as the most beautiful place on the planet by the renowned worldwide satellite cable news and travel television CNN. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to over 400 mountain gorillas out of the 1004 Mountain Gorillas that exist in the entire world. Bwindi has about 18 gorilla families that are well distributed in its 4 sectors of Rushaga, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Buhoma.
As part of your adventure, you will come across lots of Uganda safari attractions on this 2 day Uganda gorilla tour including 120 mammal species including primates like chimpanzees, monkeys and baboons, 350 bird species of which 23 species are endemic to the Albertine rift, 220 butterfly species, 27 species of lizards, geckos and chameleon, 163 tree species and 104 species of fern. There are also the Batwa people or commonly referred to as pygmies living in communities adjacent to the park. On this short Uganda wildlife tour, you have unlimited and unmatched access to the 350 bird species that habituate in Bwindi forests including 23 Albertine rift endemics among others. Some of the bird species you will cross paths include the African green broadbill, northern double collared sunbird, shelly’s crimson wing grey crown crested crane, Rwenzori apalis, western green tinkerbird, cinnamon chested bee eater, crowned hornbill and many more.
This 2 Days gorilla safari Uganda also puts you in a prime position to experience on firsthand the rudimentary life of the batwa; one of the indigenous tribes in Uganda. During your Batwa Uganda cultural safari experience, you will learn that these Batwa once lived harmoniously side by side with the natural dwellers of the Bwindi forests for over 6 millennia.
Uganda Safari Highlights of the 2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Uganda/2Days Uganda gorilla safari through the Kigali Airport Rwanda
Day 1 of the 2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Uganda through Kigali airport Rwanda commences with pickup from the Kigali International airport or hotel by our representative then a transfer to Bwindi via the Rwandan border crossing points of Cyanika or Katuna to your chosen accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arrive at the lodge, check in, and relax.
Depending on your time of arrival, later in the afternoon, you may decide to enjoy a short Uganda birding safari adventure with your guide in the numerous bird watching spots and trails within Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will encounter with bird species like the African green broadbill, northern double collared sunbird, shelly’s crimson wing grey crown crested crane, Rwenzori apalis, western green tinkerbird, cinnamon chested bee eater, crowned hornbill and many more.
Day 2 of the 2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Uganda is highlighted by engaging in a Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience that starts at 08:00hrs and lasts about 2-8hours, and after transfer back to Kigali in the evening for your flight back home or to your hotel.
Detailed itinerary of the 2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Uganda/2Days Uganda gorilla safari through the Kigali Airport Rwanda
Day 1 of the 2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Uganda/2Days Uganda gorilla safari through the Kigali Airport Rwanda – Uganda Safari News
kicks off with an incredible Uganda safari adventure to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Your Uganda tour guide will pick you up at the Kigali Airport in Rwanda and transfer you to your hotel or you will have an early morning pick up after an early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kigali, starting off an awesome Uganda Rwanda safari road trip adventure through the land of a thousand rolling hills in your 4×4 safari van, 4×4 safari land cruiser or 4×4 safari minivan.
This road adventure is fascinating as your eyes are in for a treat of the truly magical experience loaded with a lot of sightings that will leave you breathless. This treat begins with a glorious view of the natives going about their daily routines from tilling their lands, fetching water in jerry cans, to men and women riding bicycles loaded with agricultural products headed towards the nearest market areas.
This road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on your 2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Uganda is a very comfortable one as it is done on tarmacked road all the way to Cyanika or Katuna border which is about 205km away from Kigali the capital of Rwanda. The crossing into the Ugandan territory comes with a fantastic change in the land scape as you get to drive through a very hilly area that are covered with thick forests and on a good sunny morning, enjoy the spectacular view of the elegantly tall Virunga ranges on the Ugandan side that will definitely give you a befitting welcome to Uganda; “The Pearl of Africa”! You drive continues on winding roads with never ending corners/ bends which might make you think you haven’t progressed at all as you drive through corner after corner.
The crossing to Uganda on this 2-day gorilla safari Uganda comes with an imminent change in the weather conditions as you get to realize a drop in the temperatures but this shouldn’t get you depressed about this road thrilling adventure because as the sun peers through the skies, it will definitely get warmer. Towards arrival in Bwindi Forest National Park Uganda on this 2-day gorilla tour Uganda you will enjoy an African massage treat because remainder of the journey is done on dirt roads. After a drive about 4-5 hours, you will arrive at your lodging facility where you will be welcomed by warm, friendly and smiley Ugandan faces who will usher you into your room.
Depending on your budget size, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has got you covered as it has lodging facilities that will fit your budget size ranging from luxury, mid-range and budget. If you on a luxury package then take joy is lodging in some of Bwindi is finest lodges that will meet your luxury standards such as Depending on your budget size, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has got you covered when it comes to lodging facilities as it has a wide range of lodges that will fit your budget size. If you on a luxury package then take joy is lodging in some of Bwindi is finest lodges that will meet your luxury standards such as
Lunch will be served from an array of continental dishes prepared from freshly handpicked ingredients. The evening will be spent at leisure at the lodge. Dinner will be served at 08:00pm and then enjoy a camp fire till you go to bed.
Day 2 of the 2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Uganda/2Days Uganda gorilla safari through the Kigali Airport Rwanda
This day kicks off with an early morning sweet melodramatic music made by some of the 350bird species as they sing their hearts off with melodramatic twitters to the new day break coupled with short interludes of interjections made by other mammals that call this natural paradise home.
After successfully leaving the warmth of your premium bed, make your way to the dining area where a heavy breakfast will be waiting for you, comprising of a freshly brewed cup of truly Ugandan coffee served with an assortment of crunchy bites and Ugandan sweet and tasty fruits. After this belly warming breakfast, depart with a packed lunch box as you transfer to the park headquarters have a briefing about the entire Uganda gorilla trekking tour process which will only take 30 minutes. During the briefing you will be grouped into small groups of not more 8 individuals and each group will be assigned to track a specific gorilla family and guide to lead you on this Uganda gorilla safari tour tracking expedition. After the briefing, you will embark on a gorilla tracking expedition into the Bwindi jungle, on locating the gorilla family you have been tracking, immerse yourself in observing our closest relatives as they go about their daily rounds such as feeding, nurturing their young ones, if you are lucky enough and find them in a jovial mood, the young ones might even break some of the rules like maintaining a 7- meter distance between themselves and you and might get close to you in order to incorporate you in their plays. Please come along with a good camera so that you can have some of these magical moments immortalized forever to act as a reminiscent about the fun you had while here. At the end of your contact hour with the gorillas, the guide will call off the re union between you and gorillas and you will now track back to the park center where you will be rewarded for your efforts with a tracking certificate. and truly satisfying your visit to Bwindi impenetrable national park on a short Uganda safari comes to arguably an impressive end and this culminates to the start of a return leg road trip to Kigali to continue with your visit to other east African destinations or catch a late evening flight back home from Kigali international airport hence drawing the curtains on your Uganda tour.
Uganda Gorilla Safari accommodation options for your 2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Uganda/2Days Uganda gorilla safari through the Kigali Airport Rwanda
Buhoma Lodge: This lodge is located in the buhoma sector, it comes with 10 luxury chalets with en suite bathrooms with both hot and cold water and flushing toilets, an elevated lounge area, bar, dining facilities, free wi-fii, recharging facilities 3 pin UK plugs in the lounge area and mosquito nets to keep the bugs away.
Gorilla Forest Camp: This lodge presents to you 8 chalets that come with big queen size beds, a big bath tub and a private veranda, all in a spacious area for you to fill comfortable while you stay in Bwindi. The camp also provides a lounge area for all guests to mingle. It has a dining area that comes with silver service and a small spar and bar.
Mahongany Springs: offers you super and presidential suites that come with twin or double and triple beds to cater for a large family. To crown it up, the lodge has double windows to increase your view of the natural wonder and this also comes along with a private terrace for you and mosquito nets to keep these disturbing insects away from you.
Chameleon Hill Lodge: Located in the Rushaga sector, chameleon hill lodge is found on the shores of lake Mutandara and it comes with 10 private cottages that can accommodate 20 people, with 5 twin rooms. Each of these private cottages has distinct color to represent the surrounding background.
Gorilla Safaris Lodge: This comes along with 16 en-suite cottages that are fully self-contained with both hot and cold running water, flushing toilets and solar lights and a private terrace. The cottage has a well-stocked bar and restaurant.
Clouds Mountain Lodge: Clouds Mountain Lodge is found in the Nkuringo sector and this The lodge offers you a one of a kind view of the 8 Virunga volcanoes while in Bwindi impenetrable forest which comes with 10 cottages, restaurant, bar lounging area and reading room.
All these luxury lodges have mastered the art of availing high-quality services that come in luxurious cottages with unsuite facilities, private terraces, free wi-fii, lounge area, fire place, on-site dining areas, well trained and groomed staff that will always be at your service with a genuine and heartwarming smile.
There are also many mid-range facilities that will give equally high-quality services but at a relatively cheaper price than the luxury lodging options, these include;
Volcanoes Bwindi lodge: This lodge has 8 bandas with each banda giving you a spectacular glance at the magnificent Bwindi forest canopy. This still provides you with en suite bathrooms to each of the banda and also a private terrace for to sit on and wonder and this incredibly beautiful work of nature.
Gorilla Mist Camp: This is found in the ruhija region which has 3 gorilla families, gorilla mist camp gives you a home away from home feeling given their ultimate care attended to their guests in their uniquely nestled lodge with impressive views of the wild jungle.
Bakiga Lodge: Located within the ruhija sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park, bakiga lodge comes with 8 beautifully crafted cottages that have en suites services and private patios with spectacular views of the Bwindi jungles. Bakiga lodge has a great restaurant with delicious African foods that have been prepared with an exotic touch to meet the tastes of its esteemed guests. Other services here include solar power, bar services, lounge area and fire place.
Icumbi Gorilla Lodge: The lodge offers 9 en suite cottages that have both cold and hot water. Icumbi gorilla lodge offers a well-stocked bar, restaurant and dining services, evening camp fire, laundry services.
Rushaga Gorilla Camp: Located in the rushaga sector, rushaga gorilla camp comes with 14 luxury tents and 12 standard cabins that have been exceptionally perched on a hill to give you that unique and amazing view of the Bwindi jungle as it sprawls from one hill to another. All these guest rooms come with en suite facilities and private terraces for you to sit on and marvel at this uniquely poised piece of nature’s work.
Nkuringo Gorilla Camp: Located in the heart of the Nkuringo local community, Nkuringo gorilla camp is a warm place to stay while tracking gorilla families in Buhoma and Nkuringo sector. The lodge offers 18 cottages that are fully self-contained and have been perfectly situated to give you the best view of the stunning Bwindi forest canopy