African Gorilla Tour enables discovery and exploration of major African gorilla parks in Rwanda, Uganda and Dr Congo for Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park. African Gorilla Tour gives you the opportunity for an up-close encounter with endangered mountain gorillas in the forest. Call it a one-on-one experience with the gentle primates as you stand just 6 meters away from the magnificent mountain Gorilla, watching them and gazing into its brown eyes. African Gorilla Trips in Rwanda is highly recommended for those that are short on time as the connecting time from the airport in Kigali to the Gorilla trekking base is quite short compared to Uganda’s Bwindi and Mgahinga that lie 8 hours away from Entebbe airport or Kampala city.
On your African Gorilla Tours; you will wake up early in the morning and head to the park headquarters to join other visitors for a briefing about dos and don’ts while with Mountain gorillas on a tracking exercise. After the briefing, you will start your trek into the forest guided by researchers and guides to find a family of Gorillas led by a silverback.
African Gorilla Tours offer intensive unforgettable memories watching mountain Gorillas in the jungles of Bwindi forest or any other gorilla destination
African Gorilla Tour package presents you with the opportunity to film and capture the perfect shots of the Gorillas and to gain insights into their daily activities.
Since Rwanda tripled its Gorilla permit price in May 2017, there has been a tremendous increase in visitors trekking with gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga from Rwanda’s Kigali airport during their African Gorilla safari. Both parks can easily be accessed with 3 to 4 hours of driving from Kigali which presents a great opportunity for those looking for budget gorilla trekking tours.
African Gorilla Tour Highlight
Day 1: Entebbe International Airport /Kampala City – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park – African Gorilla Tour – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 3: Lake Bunyonyi – Drive to Kampala / Entebbe international airport
Early morning our representative and tour driver guide will meet you either at Entebbe international airport or your hotel in Kampala City for your tour briefings and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park across equator with an en-route stop for 30 minutes at Equator crossing center (Kayabwe) for water experiment and photography moments later continue with the drive through good landscapes of western region of Uganda with their incredible long curved horns cattle while seeing Ugandan’s way of life in their traditional homesteads and farms, have lunch from Mbarara town and continue with the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park a home to half of world’s remaining mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation; Gorilla Mist Camp (Budget option) Silverback Lodge (Mid-range option) Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury option)
Meal plan; Lunch/ Dinner.
Have breakfast and depart for morning pre gorilla tracking briefing at the park information center. Later go for your long time awaited activity “Gorilla trekking” the time taken while locking for gorillas is not known but it is expected to be between 2-8 hours depending on the movements of the Gorilla family you are allocated to. During the tracking expect to discover other primates such as Chimpanzees, black and white colombus monkey, vervet monkey, and many others. On encounter of mountain gorillas, you are allowed to spend an hour them and you are free to take as many questions as possible. After gorilla tracking, return to the park information center to pick your tracking certificate, enjoy your packed lunch and refreshments then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi where over 200 bird species have been recorded. “Bunyonyi” actually means “the place of many little birds” Lake Bunyonyi is one of the few African lakes completely safe for swimming and canoeing. This Lake is surrounded by steep mountains and dotted with small Islands.
You will spend your evening exploring Lake Bunyonyi while canoeing, bird watching and relaxing on the lake shores. Dinner and an overnight
Accommodation; Bunyonyi safari Resort (Budget option) Arcadia lodge Bunyonyi (Mid-range option) Bird nest resort (Luxury option)
Meal Plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
After breakfast, drive back to Kampala with stop en-route for lunch at Mbarara town and then proceed to Kampala or Entebbe to meet your return flight.
Meal Plan; Breakfast / Lunch
The price includes;
* Ranger fees
* Canoeing on Bunyonyi
* 1 gorilla permit per person
* Pick up and drop off
* Services of our English speaking safari driver/ guide
* 2 Nights accommodation as stipulated on the itinerary
* Round trip transportation from Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi & Bwindi Forest and back to Entebbe international airport.
* En-route meals
*A stop over Equator crossing center
The price excludes;
* Local and international flights
*Personal Travel insurance,
*Souvenirs and any other items of personal nature