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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Transfer from Kigali, Rwanda to Bwindi National Park in Uganda

Transfer from Kigali, Rwanda to Bwindi National Park in Uganda

Our representative will pick you up at Kigali International Airport or downtown Kigali between 7am and 11am and drive to Bwindi National Park. The drive to Uganda will go through Rwanda's northern town of Ruhengeri. You will then cross over into Uganda via the land border crossing. The trip continues through the nearby Uganda border town and finally to Bwindi National Park. The journey from Kigali to Bwindi National Park will take approximately 5 hrs. Arriving at Bwindi National Park in the early afternoon will allow you to do optional activities such as canoeing at Lake Mutanda, visiting the Batwa community, and having a coffee-making experience.

Note that Uganda's time zone (EAT) is one hour ahead of Rwanda's time zone (CAT). If time permits depending on the pickup time in Kigali. You can do a complimentary Kigali city tour and/or visit the Kigali Genocide Museum or Kimihurura market before traveling to Uganda.

Main Destination:
Kigali Genocide Memorial (Kigali, Rwanda)
Accommodation:
Karungi Camp
  • Budget lodgejust outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will head to the Bwindi National Park gate immediately after breakfast to get a briefing about the gorilla trek. The national park guide will conduct the presentation that covers the basics of what to expect during the gorilla trek. The national guide will assign the gorilla trekking group during the pre-trekking briefing. Other visitors will likely join you. The gorilla trek can take from a few to many hours, depending on how far the gorillas are inside the forest.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August and December to February
High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Bwindi NP

Accommodation:
Karungi Camp
  • Budget lodgejust outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Transfer from Bwindi National Park to Kigali, Rwanda

Transfer from Bwindi National Park to Kigali, Rwanda

This is the final day of the tour. The day will start with breakfast and a drive from Bwindi national park to Kigali. The drive takes about 5 hours, but it's an enjoyable ride. We will also stop at the Uganda-Rwanda border to clear with immigration and proceed to Kigali.

If time permits and with interest, there are optional activities to do at Bwindi National Park before transferring to Kigali. The optional activities include golden monkey trekking at Mgahinga gorilla national park, a coffee-making tour, canoe trekking at Lake Mutanda, and the Batwa cultural experience.

Main Destination:
Kigali (Rwanda)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • A transfer back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
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  • This tour is offered by Bamboo Ecotours, not SafariBookings.
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  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour are subject to availability.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • Gorilla tracking permits are subject to availability.
  • This tour is subject to the terms & conditions of Bamboo Ecotours.