3-Day Luxury Private Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda’s Rushaga or Nkuringo areas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
3-Day Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from Kigali for your encounter with the Gentle Giants of the Forest at a fraction of the price you would pay in neighboring Rwanda.
This 3-Day Gorilla Trekking Safari begins and ends in Kigali, Rwanda. From Kigali, Rwanda, it is only a four-hour Drive to the southern area of Bwindi Forest is only a 4-hour drive instead of the 9-10-Hour Drive from Entebbe Airport, Uganda.
Kigali International Airport is the other airport that serves southwest Uganda, the port of entry into Uganda that saves both time and money.
A luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda is at least 1,000 USD less per person in Uganda than it costs in Rwanda when you include the cost of lodging.
Flying into Rwanda and Trekking Gorillas in nearby Uganda makes sense, and it is the practical choice for most.
The Lodging Choices for this Gorilla Safari are the exclusive Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge in Nkuringo or the Luxury Four Gorillas Lodge in Rushaga.
3-Day Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from Kigali Highlights:
- Gorilla Trekking with 600 USD Permits in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest- declared by CNN Travel the
- Optional in Mgahinga Gorilla Park
- Choice of Upmarket or Luxury Lodging for two nights
- Save 900 USD on Gorilla Permits over Rwanda’s 1,500 USD Permit.
- 4×4 Toyota Land-Cruiser with Luxury Safari Experienced Driver
- Porter and Walking Sticks for your Gorilla Trek, plus Bottled Water, included
- Optional Batwa Cultural Encounter in Bwindi Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park
You can add options, such as an extra day of Gorilla Trekking, the Gorilla Habituation Experience, or relaxing along Lake Mutanda or Bunyonyi.
What is a Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari?
A Luxury Safari is a cut above the rest. It is a private, handcrafted safari that is planned carefully to cater to your tastes and wishes. You have an experienced, local driver-guide who knows the country with a map or GPS. You, especially the Toyota 4×4 Landcruiser Safari, have a pop-up roof, individual seats, a car fridge, WiFi, bottled Water, and fruit snacks.
Your3-Day Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from Kigali in Detail:
Arrival Day in Kigali, Rwanda:
Day 1 – The Journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from Kigali:
Your 3-Day Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from Kigali begins as your seasoned Tour Guide meets you at Kigali Airport or the Hotel at 6:3,0 am, where we have booked you for the night before the Safari Starting Date.
You will need an East African Visa obtained from the first East African Coun you visited the site. Kenya-Rwanda – Ugada is a participant in the East African Visa Program).
Upon arrival in Kigali, ask for it at the Immigration Counter. You will need a Yellow Fever Certificate, which they are often not asked for. Change your watches to one hour back since Uganda is on East African Time, and Rwanda is on Central African Time.
We check you into the Lodge of your choice, the exclusive Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, or the Upmarket Gorilla Safari Lodge in Rushaga.
Gorilla Trekkers fall into two different categories. Some want one activity after another, and we can do that for you. You can go on a guided Cultural Village Walk, hike, or bird watching. Others want to relax and chill out with
Meal Plan: Lunch – Dinner
Lodge: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge – Exclusive or Gorilla Safari Lodge – Upmarket
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge:
This exclusive Luxury Lodge overlooks Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Virunga Volcanoes in the distance. It ranks as one of the Best Lodges in Uganda and the southern area of Bwindi Forest. From here, it is a short distance to Gorilla Trekking in the Nkuringo area or a 45-minute drive to the Rushaga area Trailhead.
The Lodge exudes class throughout, including in your private River Stone Cottage. 24/7 Butler and MServicesvice are available to you. The views from your bedroom balcony are uplifting, and the patio is the perfect setting or the early morning Ugandan Arabica Coffee grown in some of the nearby fields.
Authentic African Art is found throughout the Lodge, including in your cottage, and the Meals are delightful. Many of our Clients have loved their stay at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge. Read more about Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge.
Four Gorillas Lodge
Stay at the Luxury Four Gorillas Lodge – the Affordable Luxury Lodge for your Gorilla Trek or Gorilla Habituation Experience in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The Lodge overlooks the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You can see primates, birds, and wildlife right from the balcony of your cottage as you have your morning cup of Ugandan coffee or a sundowner at sunset.
The newer Rushaga Luxury Four Gorillas Lodge is a welcomed upmarket addition providing trekkers with an away-from-it feel adjacent to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with scenic views of the lush rainforest from both the main-loge area where you will find the restaurant and bar to the cottages.
The Lodgblendsof modernity with traditional architecture and decor provides a comfortable setting surrounded by subdued elegance with Bwindi Impenetrable Forest so near you.
A stay here is an immersion into Africa, from the Ugandan welcome and hospitality to the Lodge accentuating African decor and style. Even the meals come with an African twist, reflect. Read more about Four Gorillas Lodge.
Day 2- Gorilla Trekking
An early BreTrekst – the right equipment and clothing for your Trek. Further Trekking Information that will make this day more comfortable is found here.
Gorilla Wear: We suggest a day pack, packed lunch from the Lodge, two liters of Water, long trousers rs, a long-sleeved shirt, hat, boots, thick socks, and sturdy gardening gloves. All this is not to make a fashion statement but for your protection against nettles, thorn ns, and brush.
Tuck your trousers into the socks for extra protection against fire ants and exposed skin from touching nettles that abound here.
We provide bottled Water, a walking stick, and a porter. One porter is needed for two pe, and the porter is an added plusTrekce they assist you on, the at times challenging Trek.
With your input, the Gorilla Famhat you will rek today is determined at the orientation. Your level of fitness and age are things that are part of the Gorilla Family determination equation.
The location of the gorilla Trekly determines the length and difficulty of the Trek. Pre-Trackers are out at the crack of dawn location, the different groups, and calling in the GPS regions of the various groups. The length of the Trek is generally between three and five hours; at times, a tour may be longer than that.
There are up to eight trekkers in your group. Add to that the rangers and porters. Private treks can be done for a total of $4,800. There would be no other trekkers besides you, and rangers and Porters would carry your daypack, and you would be with a Gorilla Family for one hour.
and knowing the rules ahead of time is good. The main one is that you have no cold or flu, intestinal disordTrekor other infectious illness on the day of your Trek.
After the Gorilla Trek, most want to relax and think or talk about their trekking experience and meet with the Mountain Gorillas.
Option in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: Instead of the Normal Gorilla Trek, where 8 participants are in The Group – Consider the exclusive All-Day Gorilla Trek, where you are for four hours with the gentle giants of the Forest on a Gorilla Habituation Experience.
The Permit cost for the Gorilla Habituation is 1,500 USD – only four permits are available for one group, making this a very exclusive option.
Suggestion: Be sure to pack a sweater; the temperature here at night is 10 degrees Celsius or 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Fireplaces are in your rooms at Clouds Mountain Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, and Mount Gahinga Lodge.
Meal Plan: Breakfast -Lunch – Dinner
Lodge: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge – Exclusive or Gorilla Safari Lodge
Day 3 – Optional Golden Monkey Trekking – Return to Kigali
Optional Golden Monkey Trekking – $90 per person. Breakfast, and you are off for your 2nd exciting adventure –in the Bamboo Forest of the Volcanoes. There you usually encounter a large number of Golden Monkeys that are flitting about you, over you, and near you. The Golden Monkeys are an endangered species only in the Virunga Massif, with Uganda having the most of them.
This activity can be done if you stay in the Bwindi Forest area, but it calls for an early breakfast and a 1/2-hour drive to the Mgahinga Gorilla Park headquarters.
It is a 3 to 4-hour activity, and afterward, it is lunchtime at your Lodge, and then we continue the journey back to Kigali for your flight out. The cost is 90 USD, extra per ost person. Luncheon Arrangements will also have to be made.
This activity can be changed to fit your flight out. A Rwanda city tour can be added if time permits.
Meal Plan: Breakfast
What is included in this 3-Day Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from Kigali?
- Experienced Ugandan Driver-Guide: A Safari becomes more enjoyable with a knowledgeable and professional Local Driver-Guide.
- Greet and Meet at Airport upon arrival: We provide meet and greet services, including a welcome gift and Safari Informational Packet.
- Full-Board Lodging: All meals are included except alcoholic drinks, sodas, and snacks that you might order apart from meals. Some luxury Lodges have non-premium alcoholic beverages and sodas.
- Private 4×4 Land Cruiser Safari Vehicle wPop-Upp-Up Roof: The vehicle has a car fridge, WiFi, and bottled Water.
- Gorilla Trekking: Gorilla Habituation Experience Permits are included in your Safari. We also provide porter services, a walking stick for support, and bottled Water. Read our Practical Gorilla Trekking Advice:
- WiFi Internet Access: Most Lodges only provide a WiFi Internet Connection in the main Lodge. We offer you a MiFi Router that gives you and your party access to the internet in your cottage or room, depending on nearby transmission towers.
- Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Mandarin, Arabic Speaking Driver-Guides: At an extra cost.
- Your Dietary Needs can be met: Notify us if you are a vegan, vegetarian, or need a gluten-free diet. Halala dietary requirements can be completed entirely in most instances. Strictly kosher nutritional requirements cannosatisfiede met on safari. a.
- AMREF-Flying Doctors Air-Medivac Insurance coverage: Our clients have a rare need for medical evacuation to a hospital that meets international standards.
Not included: Visas, Travel Insurance, Laundry, Tips, drinks at lodges such as Alcoholic drinks and sodas, and optional listed activities.
For over a Decade since 2008, we have offered Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris such as the 3-Day Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from Kigali:
Our private Hakuna Matata – No Worries Safaris are full-service Value+ Midrange and Luxury Safaris that come with all needed for a successful Safari in Uganda. You have your own Safari Vehicle with an experienced driver and stay at a quality midrange or luxury Lodge; all the activities listed are included. The outcome of your safari is more important to us than income.