The 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi From Kigali Rwanda is a short 2-Day Uganda Gorilla safari in Uganda from Kigali Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park starting and ending in Kigali Rwanda.
This 2 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari from Kigali features a remarkable sightseeing experience of Rwandan hillsides and Kigezi Highlands of Uganda and the Mountain Gorilla trekking encounter in Bwindi National Park – the national park with the highest count of Mountain Gorillas (minimum of 459) in the world.
The Uganda gorilla trek takes us through the dense jungle to encounter the endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. Bwindi Forest is also known for its high biodiversity and excellent bird watching.
Day 1: Drive from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Sightseeing of Rwandan hillsides and Kigezi Highlands
Day 2: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np & drive to Kigali
Depart your place of stay in Kigali after a relaxed breakfast and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park enjoying the amazing scenery of Rwandan hillsides that have formed the background for the naming of Rwanda as the land of a thousand hills and Kigezi highlands famously known as the Switzerland of Africa.
Composed of 321 km2 of both montane and lowland rain forest, and accessible only on foot due to the improbable steepness, Bwindi was gazetted as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994. It is an amazing piece of land; it survived the last Ice Age (about 15,000 years ago) when most other forests in Africa disappeared. In the local language (Lukiga), Bwindi actually means ‘impenetrable.’
Of course, most famously, Bwindi is home to more than half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas (a subspecies of the Eastern Gorilla), with about 459 individuals at last count. It is undoubtedly Uganda’s biggest tourism drawcard, and rightly so.
In addition to the endangered and impressive Mountain Gorillas, the incredibly biologically varied park also has almost 350 bird species (including 23 of the 24 Albertine Rift endemic species), 120 mammal species (including various other primate species, in addition to African Elephant and many antelopes), more than 200 butterfly species, 27 species of frogs, more than 1,000 flowering plant species and 324 species of trees.
On arrival, you will check in at your lodge and relax, taking in the incredible views, or maybe stretch your legs with a birding walk on the lodge grounds. You will then have your dinner, after which you are off to bed for a good night’s rest, for tomorrow you go gorilla trekking!
Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp
Luxury: Haven Lodge Buhoma
Meal Plan: Full Board
Today is going to be an undoubted highlight. And we don’t mean just of this safari, but of your life. Gorilla trekking really is a bucket list experience that naturalists from all over the world dream of doing! You will have breakfast at your lodge and then head to the park offices to get briefed by expert local guides. At 8 am you will embark on the trek within the impenetrable forest in search of these great mountain creatures.
The park is inhabited by about 459 individual gorillas, known as the Bwindi population, which makes up almost half of all the Mountain Gorillas in the world. The gorilla trekking might take us a good few hours, depending on their movements.
The trek for these great apes is tiresome as the forest can be quite wet and the going is fairly steep. But trust us, the bit of exercise will be very well rewarded by meeting, watching, spending time with, and photographing these incredible creatures as you look straight into their inviting, brown, expressive eyes. This is a thrill of a lifetime only Bwindi can offer you.
Although the gorillas will be the highlight, other mammals that you may be fortunate enough to find on your trek include Black-fronted and Yellow-backed Duiker, Guereza, L’Hoest’s, Blue and Red-tailed Monkey, Chimpanzee, and several species of squirrels, including Fire-footed Rope, Carruthers’ Mountain, Ruwenzori Sun and Red-legged Sun Squirrel.
After this life-changing gorilla trekking experience, you will return to the starting point where you will receive your gorilla trekking certificates at our gorilla graduation. You will enjoy a packed picnic lunch, after which you will transfer back to Kigali to mark the end of the safari