2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour With Epic Birding Via Kigali.
2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour With Epic Birding Via Kigali – Overview
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.
2 Days of The 2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour With Epic Birding Via Kigali – Highlights
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.
2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Bwindi – Detailed Itinerary
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.
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.