A 3 day Gorilla Trek Adventure

The ultimate primate experience, trek through local villages and lush rainforests with the breathtaking reward of finding yourself in the company of a family of gorillas. One of Africa's major highlights, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to approximately half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, the world's most endangered ape. A close encounter with these amazing animals is not soon forgotten.

Day 1Kigali/Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Depart Kigali after a brief welcome meeting and drive through magnificent countryside to the border of Uganda. Once across the border, it is a short drive to Bwindi Impenetrable NP, where you can relax for the remainder of the afternoon, and prepare for tomorrow's Gorilla Trek.

The tour begins at 8am in the morning of Day 1 at your Kigali hotel (not included). Please be on time to meet your driver/guide at the front entrance of the hotel. A brief departure meeting will be held in the hotel reception area about general and specific aspects of the trip before setting off to Bwindi.

We strongly recommend arriving the day before as this trip does not include a night in Kigali.

Day 2Gorilla Trek

Follow experienced guides trekking deep into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes in search of a family of mountain gorillas for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bwindi's Impenetrable Forest is a true African jungle. About half of the world's mountain gorillas live here.

Ugandan authorities are fiercely protective of this natural treasure and permit only a maximum of 8 passengers per day (currently) to visit the gorillas.

Start with a short drive to the park headquarters and meet with your excellent local guides. The guides will provide a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. The trekking group will then head into the forest where the gorillas were the night before and track from that point. If desired, porters can be hired and will carry your personal items and assist you during the trek.

rivate Vehicle
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Gorilla Trekking
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Kampala

Embark on a trek though the lush highland rainforest. (The length and difficulty of the hike will vary, depending on the location of the gorilla family.) Spend 1 hr observing (and often following) these beautiful and endangered creatures, a truly privileged experience. Watch as the gorillas go about their daily business, unconcerned about their admirers, grooming each other, eating bamboo shoots, lounging, and, often in the case of babies and juveniles, playing. It is truly amazing to observe how similar they are to their human cousins.

 

Day 3Bwindi Impenetrable NP/Kigali

Cross the border into Rwanda, then head to Kigali. Visit the genocide museum to learn more about the dark history of this fascinating country. Tour ends on arrival at hotel.

 

 
Private Vehicle
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Kigali4h30m-5h30m175km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Border Crossing (Uganda - Rwanda)
Cyanika Border Post1h-1h30m

Ready for a little more ink in your passport?

 
Kigali Genocide Memorial Visit
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Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, which serves as a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide in 1994. The centre opened on the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, in April 2004, and was built on a site where more than 250,000 people are buried.

 
Departure Day
Kigali

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 04:00 on Day 1
Your flight must depart no earlier than: 20:00 on Day 3
 
Watch our video from trekking with the gorillas: 
 
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