3 Days Luxury Uganda Gorilla Safaris via Kigali Rwanda

The 3 days luxury Uganda gorilla safaris are one of our most popular safaris for travelers that have limited time but they want to trek gorillas at affordable but little high-end safari services.

Our team of experts will pick the best safari lodge in one of the most scenic and beautiful locations in the Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park.

Why trek Gorillas Uganda from Kigali Rwanda

Many travelers will wonder why they must fly into Kigali Rwanda and trek gorillas in Uganda our team of experts will help you answer the question in the sentence below.

The location of Kigali from southwestern Uganda compared to Entebbe makes a big difference on where you should fly into trek gorillas in southwestern Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park, by road the two national parks are 9-10 days drive meanwhile from Kigali to southwestern Uganda is 3-4 hours.

The introduction of the East African visa has also become a big call for clients wanting to explore Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda at once; the visa will allow you to enter all the countries without paying any extra charges for the Visa.

The price of Rwanda gorilla permits is also a big call and some of the reasons why you should book the Uganda Luxury gorilla tracking via Kigali as Ugandan gorilla permits cost $700 while Rwandan gorilla permits cost $1500.

The availability of the number of gorilla permits is an essential reason why you should book gorilla tracking safaris in Uganda from Kigali, Uganda has more gorilla permits than Rwanda has on a daily basis so securing a gorilla permit in Uganda may be easier than Rwanda.

Where trek gorillas in Uganda from Kigali Rwanda

Uganda has 4 areas with Bwindi impenetrable national park where you can trek the endangered mountain gorillas and one area in Mgahinga gorilla national park.

Eastern Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The eastern region of Bwindi impenetrable national park called Ruhija is located 4 hours from Kigali and the region is home to four gorilla families of Bitukura, Oruzogo, Kyaguliro, and Mukiza which are available for tracking and this gives an allowance of 32 gorilla permits available for tourist to book on particular days.

Lower Southern Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This is the most visited part of Bwindi impenetrable national park due to a large number of gorilla permits in the area, the Rushaga gorilla area is home to 8 gorilla families of Nshongi, Mucunguzi, Bweza, Kahungye, Busingye, Rwigi, Mishaya, and Bikingi gorilla families making a total number of 64 gorilla permit available.

Upper Southern Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The Nkuringo gorilla region is one of the most spectacular regions to visit as it is located high up the mountains giving travelers the best opportunities to experience some of the most spectacular landscape views as it is located near the border of Uganda and Congo.

The area is home to 3 gorilla families of Nkuringo, Christmas, and Bushaho respectively making the number of travelers fewer hence having an opportunity to have more exclusivity during your safari.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Another easily accessible gorilla tracking area from Rwanda is Mgahinga gorilla national park which is located in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the park is 34 sq km and is home to one gorilla family which is one for tourism and there are 8 gorilla permits available daily to trek the Nyakagezi gorilla family.

Suggested itinerary for the Safari

The 3 Days luxury Uganda gorilla tracking safari from Kigali is carefully designed by our experts to give travelers one of the most spectacular experiences as you will enter the deep tropical rain forests of one of the huge rainforest left in the Albertine region.

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Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Kigali or client is within Kigali


Our guide will meet you at your preferred location and give you pre safari briefing before departing Kigali for Uganda the following morning.  This day is not inclusive of the 2 days planned by Wilderness Explorers Africa and pre-tour accommodation and post-tour accommodation and transfers can be arranged upon request by the traveler.

Lodge options: Kigali Serena hotel or the Haven boutique hotel (we can help book the accommodation on request)

Day 2: Kigali city tour and drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park or Lake Mutanda


After your morning breakfast, your guide will pick you up and transfer you to the Kigali genocide memorial, the Belgian peace center before enjoying a great lunch at the famous Hotel Rwanda, after lunch, you will drive to Mgahinga national park or Lake Mutanda depending on where the gorilla permits are available for relaxation and overnight.

Lodge options: MT Gahinga lodge or Chameleon hill Lodge.

Day 3: Gorilla tracking experience and transfer back to Kigali


On this beautiful day clients will start up early with morning coffee and delicious breakfast, then drive to the park headquarters for a briefing after you embark on the journey to find the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, after finding the gorillas you will spend one hour with the mountain gorillas after you will return to the park and drive to the lodge for refreshment before transferring to Kigali for overnight or outbound flight.

Lodge option: Kigali Serena or Haven boutique hotel (we can help to book the lodge upon request)

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Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

What’s included in the 2 Days Luxury Uganda gorilla safaris


What’s excluded in the 2 Days Luxury Uganda gorilla safaris


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    When to go gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali?


    Tours can be booked all year round but the best time would be from mid-May to early September when the country is experiencing its first dry spell and December to February is also a perfect time to trek the mountain gorillas.

    Due to the high demand for gorilla permits clients are expected to book in advance to be able to guarantee the availability of gorilla tracking permits and the best accommodation facilities.

    For more information contact our experts on trip advise on how to secure Rwanda gorilla permit and which is the best time to trek the gorillas based on the month to month practical guide to gorilla tracking in Uganda.

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