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3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour via Kigali

Expedition overview

Guests on this trip will arrive through Rwandan capital Kigali; Kigali is one of the most beautiful cities in Africa with an extraordinary history back from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide which claimed lives of over 800,000 people.

East African visas will be required for guests on this safari, this will allow access to both Uganda and Rwanda as the gorilla trekking will take place in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Guides on this expedition are English speaking guides, rangers and trackers for any special language guides please get in touch with our Africa travel specialists.

Drive time from Kigali to Bwindi impenetrable national park is 4-5 hours via Katuna or Cyanika land borders.

Safari itinerary

1Day 1: Pick from your hotel in Kigali and Transfer to Bwindi forest

Our safari guide will meet you at your lodge in Kigali in the morning for a short briefing about the safari and after you will be transferred to Uganda by road using a 4x4 safari vehicle, this scenic drive will take you through the rolling hills of south-western Uganda, the hills are dotted with terraces and on arriving in southern Bwindi impenetrable national park you will check in to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Lodge: Ichumbi gorilla Lodge or similar
2Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and transfer to Kisoro

After waking up with the misty views of the mighty Bwindi impenetrable national park you will enjoy breakfast and later transfer to the park office for a briefing with the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers, they will give you full details of the trek, what to expect and later you will be split into groups of 8 people and your will start your trek, upon locating this gentle giant you will spend 1 hour with them as you will enjoy photographing, filming and watching the Mountain gorillas and later you will return to the park office for a short debrief and later you will drive to the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes for overnight.

Lodge: Mucha Lodge.
3Day 3: Golden monkey trekking and Transfer back to Kigali

After morning breakfast you will drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park for golden monkey trekking, golden monkeys are rear species of monkeys with a golden color and are only found in the Virunga massive and some parts of Kahuzi-began national park in the democratic republic of Congo, this trek is led by a ranger from Uganda wildlife authority and you will spend 1 hour with the golden monkeys after locating them and later you will return to the park and later transfer back to Kigali.

End of safari.

Booking advice

This tour package can be booked any time of the year however we highly recommend booking slightly early due to the high demand for gorilla permits during the summer holidays from June to October and from December to February.


  • Gorilla permits
  • Gorilla permits
  • Accommodation
  • Vehicle, guide, and Fuel
  • Meals and drinking water


  • International flights
  • travel insurance
  • East African Visa
  • pre and post-safari accommodation (we can help you arrange at extra cost)
  • Tips for hotels, guides, rangers and trackers


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