These 2 days gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park is one of the popular 2 days gorilla safari in Uganda to Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla tracking in Uganda. Starting and ending in Kigali Rwanda this is a trans-boundary safari since Bwindi impenetrable national park is close to Kigali international airport compared to Uganda’s national airport. On this 1 night 2 days safari in Uganda, you will sight beautiful landscapes and most of all spend about 2-8 hours trekking the gentle mountain gorillas of the forest and 1 magical hour mesmerized in the presence of the gorillas as you gaze straight into their red eyes. Getting to the gorillas requires fitness to hike through the 1,190-2,600m above sea level moist tropical forest. Your professional driver guide will pick you up from Kigali international airport, cross the border to Uganda, ensure you do your gorilla trekking activity and return you to Kigali international airport for departure flight using a 4×4 safari land cruiser.
You will spend a night in a preferred close accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park either budget, mid-range or luxury depending on your choice. Gorilla tracking in Uganda starts at 8:00am after briefing by the park rangers who will go with you to the jungle in search of the gorillas. Anticipate to track a single gorilla family alongside other 7 gorilla trekking safari in Uganda tourists according to your level of fitness. No matter the time you spend in the jungle in search of the mountain gorillas, your professional Uganda safari guide will be waiting for you at the park headquarters for your drive to the next destination.
Highlights of the 2 days gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 1: Your driver guide will pick you up from Kigali international airport, drive past the beautiful virunga landscape, cross the border to Uganda and drive you to your lodging facility for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2: You will be driven to the park headquarters for gorilla trekking before 8:00am after breakfast then spend about 2-8 hours in the jungle and be driven back to Kigali international airport in Rwanda.
Day by day itinerary of the 2 days gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 1 of your 2 days gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The moment you set foot into Rwanda, your driver guide will gladly welcome you and brief you about your Uganda gorilla safari (early arrival is recommended in order to start the drive early and give you enough time to prepare and relax for the next day). This is one of the amazing road trips you can ever take passing along beautiful scenery of the Virunga massif and kigezi hill slopes. When you get into Uganda, your driver guide will drive you to your accommodation facility for dinner, relaxation and an overnight stay.
Accommodation options for day 1 of your 2 days gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Luxury: Chameleon Hill lodge/ Clouds mountain Gorilla lodge/ Gorilla Forest camp
Mid-range: Gorilla mist camp/ Gorilla valley lodge/ Ichumbi Gorilla lodge
Budget: Bwindi backpackers lodge
Day 2 of your 2 days gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast at your accommodation facility, your driver guide will drive you to the park headquarters before 8:00am. The departure time from the lodge depends on the drive time from your accommodation facility to the park headquarters. You will be at the park headquarters before 8:00am because briefing starts at that time by the park rangers. Once you are allocated a gorilla family to trek on your Uganda gorilla trekking safari, you will head to the jungle with the park rangers and 7 other trekkers through the steep jungle plains of a densely forested tropical forest. You will spend about 2-8 hours to find the gorillas and return to the park headquarters depending on where the gorillas spent their previous night. One of the magical and memorable hours of your life come when you meet the mountain gorillas, just remember to take all the amazing photographs of the giants at play. When you return to the park headquarters, where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you back to Kigali in Rwanda for your departure flight.
End of your 2 days gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Besides Bwindi impenetrable national park, gorilla trekking in Uganda is also done in Mgahinga gorilla national park . For Rwanda, Volcanoes national park is the definite Gorilla safari Rwanda destination and Virunga national park is the base for Congo gorilla tours along with Kahuzi Biega national park for lowland gorilla trekking.
Trusted tour operators in Bwindi impenetrable national park will always customize your safari to suit your interests when contacted.
There’s no need to stress planning how to spend two days on a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, its just a matter of you deciding on when you can trek and the planning is done for you.