Interested in a Uganda gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda on your Africa safari tour but you are limited by time? No worries, you can achieve your heart’s desire with this 2 day Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi starting from Kigali Rwanda, a country that is quite closer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
From Kigali, getting to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is only a 4-5-hour drive compared to a journey that starts from Kampala Uganda which is about a 9-10-hour drive to get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Therefore, starting your 2 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi through Kigali International Airport, Rwanda saves you a lot of travel time and increases your time of time in this tropical paradise.
Bwindi impenetrable national park experiences a tropical equatorial climate with an average temperature range of 18-200C, minimum temperature range is 7-15OC and maximum temperature range is 22-28oC. It receives an average amount of rainfall of 60 mm or 2.4iches every month. The annual rainfall amount received in this forest ranges between 1400-1900mm or 55-75 inches throughout the year with most of it received in two periods of double maximum between February- May and between September – December. The humidity levels range between 77-88% every day.
A preview of this awesome adventure to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This 2 Days Uganda gorilla tour takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park that has made a name for itself as the natural home of half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Forest National Park is home to over 400 mountain gorillas out of the 1004 Mountain Gorillas that exist in the entire world. Bwindi has about 17 gorilla families that are found in the 4 sectors of Rushaga, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Buhoma.
This encounter also gives you chance enjoy more of the attractions in Bwindi including primates like chimpanzees, monkeys and baboons, 120 other mammal species including, 350 bird species of which 23 species are endemic to the Albertine rift, 220 butterfly species, 27 species of lizards, geckos and chameleon, 163 tree species and 104 species of fern. There are also the Batwa people or commonly referred to as pygmies living in communities adjacent to the park that you can encounter on your Uganda cultural safari.
Highlights of the 2 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi Through Kigali International Airport, Rwanda
Day 1 of the 2 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi Through Kigali International Airport, Rwanda commences with a pick up from Kigali airport or hotel then a transfer to Bwindi crossing from Rwanda via the Rwandan border crossing points of Cyanika or Katuna to the lodge that was prior booked for you and evening relaxation at the lodge.
Day 2 of the 2 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi Through Kigali International Airport, Rwanda is highlighted by engaging in Uganda gorilla trekking safari tour experience starting at 08:00hrs and transfer back to Kigali in the evening.
The detailed itinerary of a 2- day gorilla trek Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 1 of the 2 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi Through Kigali International Airport, Rwanda
Your day 1 kick starts off this incredible adventure to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with an early morning pick up after an early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kigali or after landing at Kigali airport and this leads on the start of an awesome road trip adventure through the land of a thousand rolling hills. This road adventure is fascinating as your eyes are in for a treat of the truly magical experience loaded with a lot of sightings that will leave you breathless. This treat begins with a glorious view of the natives going about their daily routines from tilling their lands, to fetching water in jerrycans, to men and women riding bicycles loaded with agricultural products headed towards the nearest market areas.
This road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on your 2-day Uganda gorilla tour via Kigali airport Rwanda is a very comfortable one as it is done on tarmacked road all the way to Cyanika or Katuna border which is about 205km away from Kigali the capital of Rwanda. The crossing into the Ugandan territory comes with a fantastic change in the landscape as you get to drive through a very hilly area that are covered with thick forests and on a good sunny morning, enjoy the spectacular view of the elegantly tall Virunga ranges on the Ugandan side that will definitely give you a befitting welcome to the pearl of Africa! The drive continues on winding roads with never ending corners/ bends which might make you think you haven’t progressed at all as you drive through corner after corner.
The crossing to Uganda on this 2 day Uganda gorilla trekking safari through Kigali airport Rwanda comes with an imminent change in the weather conditions as you get to realize a drop in the temperatures but this shouldn’t get you jagged about this road thrilling adventure because as the sun peers through the skies, it will definitely get warmer. This 2-day gorilla trek Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is like a giver who never ceases to give as you are in for an African massage treat as you get closer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park because remainder of the journey is done on dirt roads. After a drive about 4-5 hours, you will be welcomed to the lodge by warm, friendly and all smiling Ugandan faces who will usher you into your room. Lunch will be served from an array of continental dishes prepared from freshly handpicked ingredients. The evening will be spent at leisure at the lodge. Dinner will be served at 08:00pm and then enjoy a camp fire till you go to bed.
Day 2: A 2 day Uganda gorilla trekking safari through Kigali airport Rwanda
This Days kicks off with an early morning wake-up call made of sweet melodramatic music made by some of the 350bird species as they sing their hearts off with melodramatic twitters to the new day break coupled with short interludes of interjections made by other mammals that call this natural paradise home. Enjoy an early morning breakfast at 06:30hrs then transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about dos and don’ts of the entire gorilla trekking experience and this lasts for only about 30 minutes, you also get assigned to a particular gorilla family to track as well as a ranger to lead you on this magical experience. After the briefing, you get to start the most memorable tracking experience of a life time which will engage all your senses from sight as you get to see a multitude of attractions here like birds, reptiles, primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees. touch, feel the gentle breeze blowing over your skin, smell the sweet scent of fresh air then you get to embark on an experience of life time.
On locating the tracked gorilla family, you will be surprised at how gentle our close relatives are, the babies may even come close you as a way of welcoming you to their family. You should come along with a camera so as to have this magical hour with the gorilla documented forever. At the end of your hour, the guide will cut short your re-union with our dear close relatives and you will start your journey back to the starting point where you will be awarded with a tracking certificate for your financial support towards the conservation of these elusive mountain giants since most of the proceeds from this activity are geared towards conservation efforts and also improving the livelihood of the local communities living on the edges of Bwindi impenetrable forests as way of motivating them to indulge in conservation practices. as well as successfully completing the tracking process. After the awarding ceremony, head back to the lodge, have lunch then embark on a return journey to Kigali. This marks the end of this 2-day gorilla trekking safari Uganda awesome adventure to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
You may choose to extend your Africa tour by visiting a myriad of attractions in Rwanda to enjoy Rwanda safari activities such as a Rwanda gorilla safari in Volcanoes National Park. Gorilla safaris Rwanda are available depending on the time your interested on spending on your Safari Rwanda like Rwanda short gorilla safari packages and Rwanda long gorilla tour packages such as a 1-day Rwanda gorilla trekking tour, 3days gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda, 4 days Rwanda gorilla & adventure safari. You can also do a wildlife safari in Rwanda by visiting Akagera National Park Rwanda.
Uganda Safari accommodation options
Luxury accommodation facilities
Depending on your budget size, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has got you covered when it comes to lodging facilities as it has a wide range of lodges that will fit your budget size. If you on a luxury package, then take joy is lodging in some of Bwindi is finest lodges that will meet your luxury standards such as
Buhoma Lodge: This lodge is located in the Buhoma sector, it comes with 10 luxury chalets with en suite bathrooms with both hot and cold water and flushing toilets, an elevated lounge area, bar, dining facilities, free Wi-Fi, recharging facilities 3 pin UK plugs in the lounge area and mosquito nets to keep the bugs away.
Gorilla Forest Camp: This lodge presents to you 8 chalets that come with big queen size beds, a big bath tub and a private veranda, all in a spacious area for you to fill comfortable while you stay in Bwindi. The camp also provides a lounge area for all guests to mingle. It has a dining area that comes with silver service and a small spar and bar.
Mahongany Springs: Offers you super and presidential suites that come with twin or double and triple beds to cater for a large family. To crown it up, the lodge has double windows to increase your view of the natural wonder and this also comes along with a private terrace for you and mosquito nets to keep these disturbing insects away from you.
Chameleon Hill Lodge: Located in the Rushaga sector, chameleon hill lodge is found on the shores of lake Mutandara and it comes with 10 private cottages that can accommodate 20 people, with 5 twin rooms. Each of these private cottages has distinct color to represent the surrounding background.
Gorilla Safaris Lodge: This comes along with 16 en-suite cottages that are fully self-contained with both hot and cold running water, flushing toilets and solar lights and a private terrace. The cottage has a well-stocked bar and restaurant.
Clouds Mountain Lodge: Clouds Mountain Lodge is found in the Nkuringo sector and this The lodge offers you a one of a kind view of the 8 Virunga volcanoes while in Bwindi impenetrable forest which comes with 10 cottages, restaurant, bar lounging area and reading room.
All these luxury lodges have mastered the art of availing high-quality services that come in luxurious cottages with ensuite facilities, private terraces, free Wi-Fi, lounge area, fire place, on-site dining areas, well trained and groomed staff that will always be at your service with a genuine and heartwarming smile.
Mid range accommodation facilities
Volcanoes Bwindi lodge: This lodge has 8 Bandas with each Banda giving you a spectacular glance at the magnificent Bwindi forest canopy. This still provides you with en suite bathrooms to each of the Banda and also a private terrace for to sit on and wonder and this incredibly beautiful work of nature.
Gorilla Mist Camp: This is found in the Ruhija region which has 3 gorilla families, gorilla mist camp gives you a home away from home feeling given their ultimate care attended to their guests in their uniquely nestled lodge with impressive views of the wild jungle.
Bakiga Lodge: Located within the Ruhija sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park, Bakiga lodge comes with 8 beautifully crafted cottages that have en suites services and private patios with spectacular views of the Bwindi jungles. Bakiga lodge has a great restaurant with delicious African foods that have been prepared with an exotic touch to meet the tastes of its esteemed guests. Other services here include solar power, bar services, lounge area and fire place.
Icumbi Gorilla Lodge: The lodge offers 9 en suite cottages that have both cold and hot water. Icumbi gorilla lodge offers a well-stocked bar, restaurant and dining services, evening camp fire, laundry services.
Rushaga Gorilla Camp: Located in the Rushaga sector, Rushaga gorilla camp comes with 14 luxury tents and 12 standard cabins that have been exceptionally perched on a hill to give you that unique and amazing view of the Bwindi jungle as it sprawls from one hill to another. All these guest rooms come with en suite facilities and private terraces for you to sit on and marvel at this uniquely poised piece of nature’s work.
Nkuringo Gorilla Camp: Located in the heart of the Nkuringo local community, Nkuringo gorilla camp is a warm place to stay while tracking gorilla families in Buhoma and Nkuringo sector. The lodge offers 18 cottages that are fully self-contained and have been perfectly situated to give you the best view of the stunning Bwindi forest canopy