2 Days - Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetreble National Park

Mojhi (Uganda)
USD1129
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Description

The Bwindi impenetrable national park encompasses 33,000 hectares of lush and literally impenetrable forest foliage. 60% of the entire national park is about 2000 metres above sea level and displays a diverse temperature zones. Over half of the worlds mountain gorilla population call Bwindi National Park their home. The national park is also renowned for Afro-montane flora, counts of birds including the African broad-bill which is found in the Ruhija Sector and forest animals like duiker and elephants. Owing to the tremendously confusing terrain and expanse of the Bwindi national park, it is divided into four sectors that are the most popular for gorillas: Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga and the Ruhija. The magical hills of Bwindi National Park offer impressive scenery and sightseeing experiences. A visit to Lake Bunyonyi which is not too far from Bwindi National Park, is a pleasant addition to the gorilla trekking experience. The lake is known as the “lake of a thousand islands” because of its 29 small island like surfaces. It is also one of the few lakes that is bilharzia free and suitable for a refreshing dip.


Itinerary

  • Day 1: Transfer from Kigali, Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Batwa

    You will be picked up around 7 am from your hotel in Kigali by our safari guide who will drive you straight to the Uganda, Rwanda border of Cyanika / Katuna. In the process you will traverse the lush country side dotted with undulating hills that have qualified Rwanda as a land of a thousand hills and arriving in Bwindi.

    In the afternoon check in your Lodge for lunch and later go for Batwa Cultural trail. You will go through their villages to have an experience of how they go about their daily routine activities and be amazed by the way they skilfully cultivate the hill sides and how they care for their animals (cows) that are a prime source of pride. Dinner and overnight at :

    Accommodation :
    Budget - Self contained tents at Broadbill Forest Camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort and Campsite / Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
    Mid-range - Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Haven's Lodge.
    Luxury - Silverback Lodge / Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge.

  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and transfer back to Kigali Airport

    You will have an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am and with packed Lunch you will move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:30 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited and transfer to Kigali.


Inclusions

  • Airport transfer on day 1 and day 2 for Private tours only
  • Transportation charges
  • Park entry fee
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Batwa Cultural Visit
  • Guide fee
  • Full board accommodation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All meals

Exclusions

  • International / Domestic Flights
  • Additional accommodation before or after the tour
  • Personnel items ( souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fee)
  • Drinks/spirits

Package Cost

Private Tour:
All Costs mentioned are per person in USD

Group Size Budget Mid Range Luxury
1 1218 1368 1632
2 1129 1224 1329
3 967 1039 1178
4 922 983 1117
5 889 961 1140
6 878 933 1089

 

Group Joining Tour:
- All Costs mentioned are per person in USD.
- Solo Person price includes Single supplement charges.

Group Size Budget Mid Range
1 1152 1293
2 1079 1169


Refund Policy

  • Cancellations 60 or more days before the adventure date - No Cancellation fees 100% Refund.
  • Cancellations between 32-59 days before the adventure date - 75% refund
  • Cancellations between 8-31 days before the adventure date - 50% refund
  • Cancellations between 3-7 days before the adventure date - 25% refund
  • Cancellations between 0-2 days before the adventure date - no refund
  • Gorilla and Chimp permits and flight tickets are excluded from percentages above and are 100% non-refundable

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