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3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali provided by Encounter Africa Safaris

3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali

3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali
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About
This 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali is meant for those people interested in trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park but are staying in Rwanda. It’s also meant for those that would love to trek Uganda gorillas but want to drive less by flying into Kigali Instead of Entebbe International Airport. With this 3 Day Uganda Gorilla safari from Kigali, one gets to drive for only 4-5 hours from Kigali to Ruhija/Rushaga instead of the 8-9 hours from Entebbe International Airport to Ruhija. By tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will be saving USD900.00 off each person
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Arrival • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel) • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost Day 1: Pick up from Kigali Airport/Lodge to start your 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali You will be picked from Kigali International Airport/Any Hotel in Kigali to start your ‘Uganda Gorilla Safari From Kigali’ journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The journey is very scenic and will take you  through a country of a thousand hills to the Pearl of Africa. You cross over to Uganda at Katuna or Chanika boarder for a stop at Kabale town (Katuna) or Kisoro (Chanika) before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for overnight. Drive time: Approximately 4-5 hours Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner Lodging:Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge. Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park After breakfast and with your packed lunch, you will walk to the park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking. Your guide will take you through all the dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas and after that, you will be transferred to the starting point of your gorilla family. Please note that gorilla family allocation depends on your interests, fitness and age. Please inform your guide of your interests and he will try to request for the gorilla family of your choice before you start the trek into the forest. Gorilla trekking can be strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required. Gorilla trekking can take from 30 minutes to three quarters of the day so one needs to prepare for both. You guide will try to provide information about trees, birds and other wildlife in the forest until you reach a given gorilla family of gorillas. You will be allowed only one hour of photography and observing mountain gorillas as they go about with their daily day activities and then trek back to the park headquarters to pick your certificates and then dinner and overnight at your Lodge. Lodging: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 03: Drive to Kigali Airport After breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali Airport for your flight out of Uganda marking the end of your 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 111206P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Bottled water
Exclusions
Excess luggage charges (where applicable) Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) Gratuities (recommended) Souvenir photos (available to purchase) Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala International airfares Uganda and Rwanda Visa (USD100.00 East African Visa which can be paid on arrival at the Airport Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
Duration
3 days
Departure details
Location Name: Pickup is from Hotel or Airport and location we pickup are Kigali. Areas outside Kigali will attract a surcharge for the pickup.
Jinja, Jinja, Eastern Region
Inclusions
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Bottled water
Exclusions
Excess luggage charges (where applicable) Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) Gratuities (recommended) Souvenir photos (available to purchase) Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala International airfares Uganda and Rwanda Visa (USD100.00 East African Visa which can be paid on arrival at the Airport Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
Departure details
Location Name: Pickup is from Hotel or Airport and location we pickup are Kigali. Areas outside Kigali will attract a surcharge for the pickup.
Jinja, Jinja, Eastern Region
Duration
3 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
A maximum of 12 people per booking
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
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Filipe Coruche Mendes
Estremoz, Portugal5 contributions
I had a great trip with Encounters Africa Safari
Nov 2019 • Solo
i had a great time with Encounters africa safari, was an amazing trip from kigali to Uganda for the gorilla trecking...everything went perfect...the way to uganda, the hotel, the trecking...thank you so much.

thanks to Abdul who was always ready to help me with everything.

wil be back ;)
Written December 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

April and Ian
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Unforgettable experience
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience, which we booked through Encounter Africa Safaris. Great communication made the booking an easy and straightforward process. We were picked up from Kigali, driven to Uganda, and did two days of trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - this worked really well for us. Our guide, Jason, was very friendly, had great local knowledge, and made sure we got the most out of the experience. We were very happy with their recommendation for accomodation at Rushaga Haven Gorilla Lodge. Everything was well organised, and the trip ran completely smoothly from start to finish. We couldn’t recommend Encounter Africa Safaris (or the gorilla trekking experience) more highly.
Written June 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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