This 3 Days gorilla tour starts from Kigali in Rwanda or Kampala in Uganda. Travel to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to almost half of the world’s remaining population of the mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is an amazing adventure that will involve long walks following gorilla trails in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The trip leads you deep in the heart of Africa’s most spectacular rain forests.
A gorilla trek in Bwindi forest can take anything from 15 minutes to 8 hours, depending on where the Uganda mountain gorillas slept the previous night. Upon meeting the mountain gorillas in the thick forested mountains, you will stay for only one hour photographing, admiring, learning, and interacting with these great apes.
A gorilla safari requires one to have a gorilla permit that is bought in advance to allow one track gorillas because only a maximum of eight people is allowed to search each gorilla group in Bwindi.
- Travel Times: Estimated Travel Times (4-6 hours)
- Meet the mountain gorillas in one of the habituated gorilla families in Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo.
- Stay at one of the exclusive lodges on the edge of Bwindi
Day 1: Pickup from Kigali or Kampala. Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to almost half of the mountain gorillas.
Day 2:Breakfast. Go for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest. Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation
Day 3: Return to Kigali or Kampala
Detailed Trip Itinerary
Day 1: Pickup from Kigali Airport or your hotel
Embark on a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda, The drive takes about 6 hours. The drive takes you past Ruhengeri, home to the Volcanoes National Park on Rwanda. You will have a stopover at the Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. Continue to the Cyanika Border and after the formalities continue to Bwindi. During the drive, you will get a vantage point for photography of the 3 Virunga Volcanoes of Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhaura that are protected in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park of Uganda. Reaching the park in the evening, relax at the lodge as you prepare for the next day gorilla trek. Overnight at
– Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget) / Rushaga Gorilla Camp Cottage (Midrange) / Chameleon Hill Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
This is the D-Day for gorilla tracking! Have breakfast. The guide will drive you the ranger post and get briefed about gorilla tracking in Bwindi. After knowing the formalities of the adventure you are to embark on, enter the gorilla sanctuary and begin your expedition into the mountains. A gorilla trek takes from a mere trek of just an hour to a full day hike given that your hike depends on the movement of the gorillas in their land! Most times, the gorilla trek takes about 5 hours. Upon meeting the mountain gorillas you have a full hour to watch the gorillas as they pay attention to their daily chores. After meeting the great apes, retreat to the briefing point for your certificates that you are to carry back home as souvenirs and proof that you made it to the gorillas. Return to the lodge. If you finished the hike early, you can take a nature walk or community tour.
Day 3: Return to Kigali
After breakfast, embark on a return trip to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Take a Kigali City Tour – Visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, Caplaki Market for Crafts and Souvenir Shopping. Drop off at the hotel or at the Airport for a return flight.
End of the Safari