3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Habituation from Kigali

You are welcome to the special 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Habituation from Kigali an ultimate short trip in Uganda via Rwanda. This tour package is designed for travelers intending to spend a short time on their Uganda safari. Additionally, the tour itinerary is designed for someone in need of more time with gorillas in Bwindi. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. The park is close to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Other than driving for 7 hours from Kampala, some travelers find it easier to start this safari from Kigali. This is why Native Africa Tours has decided to make it easier for everybody. By offering you this tailored itinerary, we believe that you will create a signature of memories.

Unlike the famous mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, gorilla habituation allows travelers to spend more time (4 hours) in the presence of the gorillas. A gorilla habituation tour in Bwindi involves travelers following a gorilla group that has not been habituated. This allows the gorillas to get used to humans. As of 2024, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to 26 mountain gorilla families. These gorilla families are distributed in the 4 sectors of the park. These sectors include; the Rushaga Sector, the Buhoma Sector, the Ruhija Sector, and the Nkuringo Sector.

This 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Habituation from Kigali will start and end at the Kigali International Airport. The safari is suitable for luxury, mid-range, and budget travelers. Tell us about your travel needs so that we tailor this tour accordingly. Without any further do, let us dive into the details of the itinerary.

Safari Summary

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Uganda
  • Day 2: Gorilla Habitation Experience and Batwa Community Tour
  • Day 3: Transfer to Kigali – Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Uganda

Upon arrival at the Kigali International Airport in Rwanda or after breakfast at your hotel, meet our driver guide. After the meet and greet, he or she will brief you about your 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Habituation from Kigali. You will then embark on the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You may opt for a Kigali city tour before crossing the Katuna Border. Have lunch in Kabale town and enjoy scenic views of the endless rolling hills. Upon arrival at the park, check in to your lodge for dinner and spend the night over.

Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Habitation Experience and Batwa Community Tour

After an early breakfast, meet your driver and go to the park headquarters for a briefing. After the briefing, you will be assigned a professional ranger guide. He or she will take you through the impenetrable forests of Bwindi. Gorilla habituation takes 4 to 8 hours. Upon meeting the gorilla family, you will be allowed to spend 4 hours in their presence. The park is also home to multiple primate species including colobus monkeys and many bird species. You will enjoy gorillas as they play, mate, and dine. Return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Batwa communities for an amazing cultural tour. Take part in their day-to-day activities. These include; preparing traditional meals, dancing, making crafts, weaving baskets, brewing local beer, and many more. In the evening, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali – Departure

At the final day of your safari, start with a relaxed breakfast. Later, you transfer to Kigali for departure. Depending on your flight schedule, you may do an optional boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi. This is Uganda’s deepest lake and is famous for being home to numerous bird species. The lake also has over 29 islands with the famous one being the Akempene (Punishment) Island. The island was a banishing place for girls who would acquire pregnancy before marriage. Lunch will be in Kigali city. The driver guide will drop you at a hotel of your choice in Kigali. Alternatively, he or she may drop you at the Kigali International Airport for your outbound flight. This will mark the end of your special 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Habituation from Kigali.

Meal: Breakfast and lunch.

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