Gorilla Trekking Experience



From $ 1175

Going on a gorilla trekking safari will give you the opportunity to experience two East African countries cultures in Rwanda and Uganda. A city tour through the capital Kigali narrates the tales of yester years while depicting a tranquil present, revealing an incredible recovery from the turbulent eras in-between. From here, enjoy a scenic drive across the border to the world-famous Bwindi Impenetrable in Uganda, visiting the Batwa people for a cultural experience. The tour ends with an exciting gorilla trekking experience and leisurely drive back to Kigali for your departure.

Wildlife Highlights: Mountain gorillas

Accommodation: Ubumwe Grande Hotel and Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge / Chameleon Lodge (either lodge can be used)


DAY 1 - Kigali

When you arrive at the Kigali International Airport you will be met and transferred to the Ubumwe Grande Hotel in Kigali city. Overnight at the hotel on bed and breakfast basis (you will need to make your own arrangements for dinner).

DAY 2 - Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, you’ll travel to the Rwanda/Uganda border to complete border formalities before continuing to Bwindi impenetrable park Uganda. Take the Batwa Trail, which runs across the lower slopes of the Muhavura and Gahinga Volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Park. The forest is home to a variety of wildlife but the Batwa Trail is far from being a conventional nature walk. With the help of Batwa guides, you’ll see the forest as larder, pharmacy, builder’s yard, tool kit and, above all, a home. Along the trail will get the opportunity to use a bow and arrow, check hives for wild honey, help repair a Batwa shelter, harvest plants for medicine and food, light a fire without matches, listen to legends and learn about Batwa traditions. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is a bird watcher’s haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils. You’ll spend the night at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge orChameleon Hill Lodge (either lodge can be used). Distance/drive time: 170km/3.5hours

DAY 3 - Gorilla Trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, you’ll set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You will need to carry drinking water, a rain jacket and jungle boots, while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking a unique experience – enjoy your time and take a camera to capture the moments. Afterwards you’ll return to the lodge where you can relax and unwind. You’ll spend the night at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge or Chameleon Hill Lodge (either lodge can be used).

DAY 4 - Bwindi to Kigali and departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge before driving back to Kigali to catch your flight home (flights are not included in this package). Alternatively, you can book an extra night in Kigali (on request). Distance/drive time: 170km/3.5hours

Gorilla Trekking
There is currently a total of 80 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of 8 trekkers visiting any one group. Treks vary in duration depending on which gorilla group you are assigned to. After locating your assigned gorilla group, you will spend approximately one hour in their company before heading back down the volcano slopes.

About the Bwindi Impenetrable
Bwindi is a habitat to 326 gorillas almost half of the world's population of mountain gorillas. The forest has about 30 elephants and 120 species of mammals including 7 diurnal primates. 360 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies. This Afro -montane forest has dense under storey of fern, vines, and shrubs. About 324 tree species have been recorded here, of which 10 don't occur else in Uganda.


Dates: 02 Jan – 10 Dec 2020 (this tour operates on set dates)
Price from: USD 1 175.00 per person sharing
Single supplement: USD 380.00

Please note:

  • Cost of Gorilla permit per person excluded from above pricing – USD 600.00
  • Please contact us to enquire about the departure dates of this tour and which would be closest to your desired date of travel.
  • Set date subject to Gorilla permits being secured by pre-payment.
  • This is a shared group safari so please check with us to confirm your preferred date has attained the minimum number of guests to operate.
  • Our services start with pick up / en with drop off at Kigali Airport


4 days/ 3 nights


Scheduled departure group trip at the indicated prices (or private basis prices for private departures available on request)


2 - 16 adults




Road on a 4 X 4 Tourust Safari Landcruiser


City hotel, safari lodges


Batwa Trail Excursion, gorilla trekking and Kigali city tour


  • Kigali (1 night)
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (2 nights)


Airport transfers, all meals as specified in the itinerary, one gorilla permit (quoted separately) and one trek, one litre of mineral water while trekking, Kigali city tour and Genocide Museum, Batwa Trail experience, English-speaking driver/guide.


All meals and beverages other than specified, international or regional flights, airport taxes, passport and visa fees, items of a personal nature.







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    +27 64 530 3423




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