3 Day Gorilla Tracking Uganda via Kigali

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  • 3 Day Gorilla tracking

This tour is just about the quickest way to visit the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. Your journey starts in Kigali, Rwanda, where we pick you up and drive you across the border to Uganda and on to Bwindi Forest, only 4 hours away. We take care of all ground transfers and offer comfortable accommodation at the lakeside lodge Lake Mutanda Resort to make this a hassle-free and unforgettable experience for you.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kigali International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
Entrance fees Accommodations
2 days cruise Professional guide
Air fare
Guide gratuity


Day 1: Arrival

Experience the emerald green hills of Rwanda and Uganda on a spectacular drive from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The serpentine roads wind through lush rainforests, skirting hilltops (keep your eyes open for the volcanos!) and dipping into lively villages in the valley before arriving to the serene waters of Lake Mutanda. A representative from Mutanda Lake Resort will carry out this transfer and can pick you up at Kigali Airport or at any address in Kigali. Offering some of the best views in Uganda, Mutanda Lake Resort is perched on a peninsula overlooking a series of small islands scattered across the water and the volcanoes from the Virunga Range rising out of the mist in the distance.

Accommodation will be at Mutanda Lake Resort where you will have your meals from breakfast to dinner.


Day 2

In the company of an experienced park ranger you will be tracking the whereabouts of one of the nine habituated family groups who reside here.Your tracking experience will be an exciting, yet challenging, journey along forested (often muddy and slippery) slopes, tangled vines, thick vegetation and bamboo forests before you reach the territory of these gentle giants.

En-route, your ranger will point out telltale signs of previous gorilla activity, like dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Depending on the location of the gorillas on any given day the walk can take anything from 2 to 7 hours. Once the family of gorillas have been located, settle in to your surroundings and enjoy the hour you have to quietly observe these fascinating primates whose habits and mannerisms remind us so much of our own.


Day 3

Enjoy your last sunrise in this beautiful corner of Uganda and take a rejuvenating swim in the lake before a hearty Mutanda breakfast.

A representative from Mutanda Lake Resort will drive you back across the border to Rwanda and drop you off at Kigali International Airport 3 hours before your departure time. Please make sure your flight departure is after 4 pm at the very earliest. For flights departing before 4 pm you will need an extra night in Kigali, which we can help arrange for you at an additional cost. You will have breakfast early morning before departure.


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