The Kigali-Bwindi Gorilla Safari creates a seamless connection between these two captivating countries, allowing you to bask in uninterrupted moments with a family of habituated mountain gorillas. This unique route directly takes you from Rwanda’s vibrant capital, Kigali, to the heart of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This journey offers an attractive alternative for those seeking to sidestep the lengthy 10-hour drive between Entebbe International Airport and Bwindi’s lush forest. Moreover, it grants access to more affordable gorilla treks compared to the pricier options in Volcanoes National Park.

The shorter Kigali-Bwindi route provides an exclusive opportunity to explore the bountiful landscapes and cultural tapestries of both Uganda and Rwanda, all while preserving the depth of the experience you seek.

Begin your adventure with a day in Kigali, where you’ll immerse yourself in the city’s celebrated cultural scene. From there, venture into the heart of the impenetrable woods, where three unforgettable nights in a forest cottage await. One entire day is dedicated to the pinnacle of your journey: the gorilla trekking experience. You’ll forge a connection with these magnificent creatures, gaining insight into their lives in the wild. Another day is reserved for an enriching interaction with native communities, offering a glimpse into their unique cultures and way of life.

Our dedicated safari specialists are ready to tailor this itinerary to your preferences, adjusting lodges, dates, and budget considerations. This journey is crafted for you, with your desires at its core. Don’t hesitate to request a personalized quote today. Your unforgettable Kigali-Bwindi Gorilla Safari awaits, promising a fusion of natural wonders and cultural discoveries that will resonate long after your return.

Travel Highlights

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Day 1: Arrive in Kigali

Day 2: Transfer From Kigali To Bwindi Via Kyanika Border

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 4: Guided Culture Trials in Batwa 

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali Rwanda

Detailed Tour

Your Kigali-Bwindi Gorilla adventure begins as you touch down in the vibrant city of Kigali. Upon arrival, you’re welcomed by the lively ambiance that characterizes Rwanda’s capital. After settling in, spend the day delving into the city’s celebrated cultural scene. From art galleries and local markets to the Genocide Memorial Center, Kigali offers fascinating experiences that provide insights into the country’s rich heritage and contemporary creativity. As the sun sets, you’ll find yourself enchanted by the blend of tradition and modernity that Kigali embodies.

Rise to the anticipation of a cross-country journey that promises diverse landscapes and exciting transitions. Your drive from Kigali to Bwindi via the Kyanika Border is a scenic passage showcasing the beauty of both Rwanda and Uganda. The road winds through rolling hills, rural villages, and verdant countryside. En route, you’ll witness the subtle shifts in culture and environment as you approach Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. As you arrive at your destination, a sense of anticipation builds for the adventures that await in this remarkable haven.

Today marks the pinnacle of your journey—an extraordinary encounter with the majestic mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. With an early start, you set out on a trek through the lush forest, guided by expert trackers who lead you to the gorilla family you’ll have the privilege of visiting. As you come face to face with these gentle giants, a profound connection is forged, transcending the boundaries between humans and these awe-inspiring creatures. The encounter is an unforgettable memory that resonates long after the day is done.

Your exploration of Bwindi extends beyond its natural wonders, offering a window into the lives of the indigenous communities that call this forest home. Embark on a guided cultural trail with the Batwa Pygmies, who share their ancestral traditions, dances, and stories with you. This intimate interaction offers insights into their unique way of life, their deep connection with the forest, and their enduring cultural heritage. It’s a humbling experience that highlights the intricate relationship between humanity and the natural world.

As your unforgettable journey draws to a close, the road takes you back from Bwindi to Kigali. The drive itself reflects the remarkable diversity that defines this region—lush landscapes, rolling hills, and the comforting embrace of the countryside. As you arrive in Kigali, you carry with you a treasure trove of memories, from the city’s cultural charm to the heart-stirring encounters with gorillas and indigenous communities. With gratitude for the experiences shared and a profound connection to the natural and cultural wonders of Rwanda and Uganda, you bid farewell to this Kigali-Bwindi Gorilla Safari, knowing that its impact will endure within you.

Price Includes:

  • Park fees (For non-residents).
  •  Gorilla Permits
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade).
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional).
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section).
  • Drinking water(On all days)

Price Excludes:

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour.
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day).
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • The government imposed increases in taxes and/or park fees.

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