The 2 days Uganda gorilla tour starts and ends in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. The tour goes to Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Forest depending on your choice and availability of gorilla permits. It is just 4-5hours drive from Kigali to Bwindi or Mgahinga national Parks. The accommodation options we have include Wagtail Eco camp, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Nkuringo Camp site, Gift of Nature Lodge, Bakiga Lodge, Nshongi gorilla resort and many others.
Day One: Kigali city tour, Transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Forest
Pick up from the hotel after breakfast or Airport on arrival and proceed for a city tour in Kigali, visit Gisozi genocide memorial museum, later drive to Southern Bwindi Impenetrable forest or Mghinga National Park (3-5hrs). The journey goes through wonderful scenic views of majestic rolling hills that characterize much of Rwanda, enter Uganda through Cyanika or Katuna boarder, proceed through rolling hills, deep valleys and winding roads of the Kigezi region, famously known as the Switzerland of Africa, check into your lodge, relax in the evening with breathtaking view of the forest.
Day Two: Mountain Gorilla Tracking Adventures
Early heavy breakfast, drive to park headquarters (with packed lunch and water) for a briefing about gorilla tracking. Thereafter, join your trackers and head up the slopes of the Forest to visit one of the habituated groups of gorillas.
The trek in search for gorillas is quite strenuous, so you should be able to hike for 2-7 hours on steep and slippery mountain trails before meeting gorillas camouflaged in thick vegetation. Sight and stay with these gentle giants is for 1 hour. Return to the lodge for refreshment and hit the road back to Kigali where the tour ends.