Following the recent 100% increment on Rwanda gorilla permits that saw the price rise from $750 to $1500 per permit for all nationals, we have come up with an itinerary that will let you spend $450 or $600 on each permit. Many aren’t willing to take the 9 hours drive to Bwindi Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park that’s why they always opt for Rwanda. However, this safari begins and ends in Rwanda but the actual gorilla trekking activity is in Bwindi – Uganda. Bwindi and Mgahinga are just 4 hours away by road from Kigali compared to the 9 hours when you check in from Uganda, which cuts the distance and the price as well.
Day 1: Transfer from Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Our company representative together with the guide will pick you up from the airport or your hotel and take you for a Kigali city tour where you get to visit the Kigali genocide memorial center which commemorates the 1994 Rwanda genocide. You further get a chance to meet and talk with the locals by visiting a local market in Kigali before embarking on the journey to Uganda – Bwindi national park for gorilla trekking. Upon arrival in the park you will check-in to your hotel/lodge where you will have dinner and stay for the night. Dinner and overnight at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge. Meal Plan: Full Board
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer back to Kigali
Enjoy early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters with packed lunch for briefing by the ranger guides and later head into the forest for the trek. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi can last anywhere between 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. On finding them, visitors are allowed 1 hour to view and take photos of these gentle primates and later return to the starting point where a certificate is awarded and meet the driver / guide and transfer back to Kigali with a lunch en-route, arriving Kigali in the late evening, and drop-off at the Hotel or airport for onward flight.
End of the gorilla trekking trip.
Quotation based on 2 people
1,075 USD Per person sharing. (Double / Twin room accommodation)
|Included in the tour package||Exclusions|
|Pick up and drop off in Rwanda||Air fares|
|Gorilla permits for Bwindi (2 permits @600 = $1,200.||Personal insurance|
|All meals (B-L-D)||Personal expenses such as telephone calls, email, laundry, beverages or meals not indicated in the itinerary, Porterage and wait staff gratuity.|
|4X4 Safari vehicle and fuel.||Visa Fees|
|Full time English speaking Guide/Driver|
|Bottled Drinking Water|