2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour with epic birding Via Kigali.
Are you looking for a spectacular Uganda gorilla safari? Well, I have got you covered with this 2 days Bwindi gorilla tour via Rwanda Kigali city.
Here is a preview of what happens on this Uganda safari.
This 2- days Uganda gorilla safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park named the home of Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda 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. Other attractions that you will come across while on your 2 day gorilla safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park include 120 other mammal species including primates like chimpanzees, monkeys and baboons, 350 bird species of which 23 species are endemic to the Albertine rift, 220 butterflies 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.
The birders haven
On this 2 days Uganda tour you have unlimited and unmatched access to the 350 bird species that habituate in Bwindi forests including 23 albertine rift endemics, some of the bird species you will cross paths with include the African green broadbill, northern double collared sunbird, shelly’s crimson wing grey crown crested crane, Rwenzori apalis, western green tinkerbird, cinnamon chested bee eater, crowned hornbill and many more.
Highlights of the 2 days of the 2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour with epic birding Via Kigali.
This 2 days gorilla tour Uganda kick starts with a pick up from the hotel or Kigali international airport then strap yourself in for a comfortable 4-5 hour drive to the pearl of Africa with a Cyanika or Katuna border crossing then you are welcomed by genuinely happy and smiley Ugandan staff at the lodge who will usher you in. Pertake of a delicious and mouthwatering lunch at the lodge then depart for a nice Uganda birdwatching safari. Day 2 is a memorable day as you get to engage in a Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience as you get to meet the magical Mountain Gorillas. After this experience, check out of the lodge and get comfortable for a return trip back to Kigali and from here you can choose to continue with your African safari by visiting other destinations like a gorilla tour to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park or a wildlife safari Rwanda to Akagera Game Park. you can also choose to make a detour to Congo by taking a gorilla trip to Virunga National Park Congo or a wildlife tour Congo still in the northern part of Virunga National Park.
Detailed itinerary of the 2 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi
Day 1 of the 2-day gorilla trekking tour Uganda 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 gorilla tour via Kigali 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.
Welcome to the Pearl of Uganda
The crossing into the Ugandan territory comes with a fantastic change in the land scape as you get to drive through a very hilly areas 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 Rwanda comes with an imminent change in the weather conditions as you get to realise 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-days gorilla safari in Uganda 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.
Welcome to the lodge the Ugandan style
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. Enjoy a nicely crafted lunch that has been prepared from a selection of fresh purely organic Ugandan ingredients and foods aimed at taking your taste buds on a culinary journey of the pure taste of Uganda’s best foods. In the evening, you are in for a one of a kind Uganda birding safari session as you get your binoculars and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park bird species list, depart the lodge at start knocking the several of Bwindi bird species that you sight along the way. And just for a reminder, Bwindi is home to 350 bird species with 23 albertine rift endemics, so you are in for a pure birding thrill.
Day 2 of the 2 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari.
Wake up to the angelic sounds and melodramatic twittering of some of the 350 bird species that are the official residents as they sing their heads off to the new dawn over the horizon and coupled with some interjections from the numerous mammals that also share this home with the birds to make with a packed lunch box as you transfer to the park headquarters have a briefing about the entire Uganda gorilla safari tour process which will only take 30 minutes. During the briefing you will be grouped into small groups of not more 8 individuals and each group will be assigned to track a specific gorilla family and guide to lead you on this gorilla tracking expedition.
Meet the Majestic Gorillas
After the briefing, you will embark on a gorilla tracking expedition into the Bwindi jungle, on locating the gorilla family you have been tracking, immerse yourself in observing our closest relatives as they go about their daily rounds such as feeding, nurturing their young ones. If you are lucky enough and find them in a jovial mood, then brace what a thrilling encounter as the young ones might even break some of the rules like maintaining a 7- meter distance between themselves and you and might get close to you in order to incorporate you in their plays. Please come along with a good camera so that you can have some of these magical moments immortalized forever to act as a constant reminder of the fun you had while here. At the end of your contact hour with the gorillas, the guide will call off the re union between you and gorillas and you will now track back to the park center where you will be rewarded for your efforts with a tracking certificate. After the awarding ceremony, settle down and have your packed lunch.
Have a once in a life time ultimate gorilla experience in Uganda
A Uganda tour can be an exciting Africa safari adventure as it does not only give you the best of Uganda wildlife safari but also it can give you the ultimate gorilla safari Uganda experience as Uganda is home to the elusive mountain gorillas that can be found in the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda and this can be done either on a short Uganda gorilla tour or long gorilla safari Uganda tour packages like
- 3 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda,
- 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari, Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali,
- 6 days Uganda gorillas, chimpanzee trekking safaris,
- 7 days Uganda safari- kibale, Queen & Bwindi, 8 days Uganda gorilla safari- L. Mburo, Queen & Bwindi,
- 9 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking & Wild Game Viewing Safari, 16 days Uganda gorilla trekking & tour
- 14 days Uganda gorilla trek and wild game safari.
What else can you find on a Uganda tour?
Uganda is known as the pearl of Africa and you can decide to extend your Uganda tour to other Uganda safari destinations like Murchison Falls National Park Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park Uganda ,Semuliki National Reserve Uganda and all this can be done by buying any of our safari Uganda packages like
- 4 days Uganda wildlife safari Queen Elizabeth National Park,
- 7 days Uganda safari Kibale, Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi,
- 9 days Uganda gorilla trekking & wild game viewing safari,
- 8 days Uganda gorilla safari- L. Mburo, Queen & Bwindi.
Don’t miss out on the Rwanda gorilla treat!
You can decide to also do a Rwanda gorilla safari by visiting Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. Gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda can be done on both short gorilla trekking safaris Rwanda these packages include
- 1-day Rwanda gorilla trekking tour,
- 3 days gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda,
- 4 days Rwanda gorilla safaris& adventure,
- 5 days Rwanda gorilla tour,
- 5 days Karisimbi hike & gorilla trekking tour in Rwanda.
- Long Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris include
- 6 days Rwanda gorilla trekking & cultural safari,
- 7 days primate tour in Rwanda,
- 8 days Rwanda gorilla tour & cultural safari,
- 9 days Rwanda gorilla trek & wild game safari
A gorilla tour Congo gives you the best opportunity to have an up-close and personal encounter with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat as you engage in Congo gorilla trekking tour. This can easily be arranged on either a short gorilla trekking safari in Congo or a long gorilla trekking safari in Congo. Some of the packages to Congo include
The east Africa wildlife safari
You can enjoy a wild Africa safari feeling with a visit to any of the east Africa countries like a Tanzania safari to destinations like Serengeti National Park Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ruaha National Park And Kilimanjaro National Park And Ngorongoro Conservation Area. All this can be achieved by buying either short Tanzania safari packages and long Tanzania safari packages which include
3 days Tanzania wildlife safari to Serengeti National Park,
Enjoy a safari in Kenya and experience an exciting Kenya wildlife safari encounter to many Kenyan national parks such as Masai Mara National Reserve, Tsavo East National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Nairobi National Park. Some of these packages include
4 Days Kenya Safari to Lake Elementaita And Masai Mara Game Reserve,