Private tour

From Kigali: 2-Day Gorilla Trek & Bwindi National Park

Activity provider: Kawira Safaris Ltd

From Kigali: 2-Day Gorilla Trek & Bwindi National Park

Activity provider: Kawira Safaris Ltd

From US$ 2,250 per person

Visit the Bwindi Gorilla area for 2 days from Kigali. See the park with your guide and learn how to track the gorillas.

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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Visit two countries in 2 days
  • Amazing Guides
Full description
DAY 1 - Kigali • Bwindi National Park Morning: Around 9am, we'll set of for Bwindi Nat Park, from Rwanda and travel northwest for approximately 3 hrs. You have a brief stop at the border to clear with customs and then continue your lodge. Depending on which hotel we stay at, we’ll likely be minutes from the main gate of Bwindi National Park Park. Lodge amenities may include a restaurant and bar. Rooms include a private bath with shower. You’ll have time to settle in before dinner. DAY 2 - Mountain gorilla trek and Transfer back to Kigali Activity Note: Today’s mountain gorilla trek typically involves two to four hours of walking through thick brush over steep, rugged terrain at elevations ranging from 7,000 to 9,000 feet —and can include exposure to stinging nettles and re ants. As overexposure to humans is harmful to mountain gorillas, contact is limited to one hour—and there is the possibility that they may become agitated and retreat back into the bush in less than our allotted time. Any travelers showing signs of obvious illness may be refused entrance by park authorities. Breakfast: Served buffet-style at the lodge, beginning at 6am. Morning: At about 7:30am, we take a drive of about 30 minutes to the National Park headquarters at to meet your guides for the day. After completing our park formalities, we are embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breath-taking experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 1000 living today. You will get within meters of the family, and be privileged to spend an hour amongst them. The trekking may be fairly strenuous; up to 3 hours or longer at a relatively high altitude. It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers, gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets (for you, not the gorillas) as well as sufficient water as the rain forest gets hot and humid during the day. You will spend one hour with the gorillas, but it is an hour you will never forget. Depending on the length of our trek, groups will return to our lodge by about 1pm. Afternoon: Return back to Kigali and drop off at your hotel or airport for flight back home.
Includes
  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation on Full board
  • Transport in a Safari Land cruiser with pop up roof for excellent game viewing and photography.
  • Cultural Tour
  • Complementary walking stick
  • English speaking Driver/guide
  • All guiding fees
  • Border assistance
  • Tips
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit - $700 per permit
  • Rwandan and Ugandan Visas
  • International flights
Not suitable for
  • Children under 15 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity

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  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs

Product ID: 415284