3-Days Bwindi Gorilla Express- Rwanda


Visit the mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest by crossing over from Rwanda.

Important: You need 1 visa for Rwanda and Uganda. (East African Visa)

DAY 1: Morning arrival at Kigali and drive to Kisoro region in Uganda

DAY 2: Gorilla trekking in southern region of Bwindi National Park

DAY 3: Back to Kigali for departure


1 day of gorilla trekking

Sightseeing Lake Mutanda

If time allows, visiting genocide memorial (optional)

LOCATIONS: Kigali, Rwanda; Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Uganda

Day 1: Morning arrival at Kigali and drive to Kisoro region in Uganda

On arrival in Kigali you will be welcomed by a guide from Tuann Safaris, briefed and driven to Musanze (Ruhengeri) (2 hour drive). The Rwanda border post (Cyanika) is only 40 minutes from Musanze (Ruhengeri). Border crossing will take 20 minutes. After the border crossing you are already in Kisoro region. Depending on the location of your lodge, you will drive another hour or so.

Lunch will be in Kigali, Musanze (Ruhengeri) or Kisoro, depending on your arrival flight.

We recommend an arrival at Kigali before 12:00pm.

Meals: FB

Standard Lodging: Bwindi Jungle Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in southern region of Bwindi National Park

After breakfast, depart from your lodge at 6:30am. Depending on your Gorilla permit your driver-guide will bring you to the Rushaga or Nkuringo area. The reporting time at Nkuringo or Rushaga headquarters is at 8:00am. Bwindi Impenetrable NP is a natural world heritage site. Hikers will love it!

A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour.

Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. A good physical condition is recommended.

After the trekking, travel to your lodge for a late lunch. You may visit the nearby Lake Mutanda; visit the Batwa community, hiking, or just relaxing.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has a unique rich and varied ecosystem and has lowland rainforest and afromontane forest. It’s considered as one of the most unique and important forests of Africa. UNESCO declared it as a Natural World Heritage site for Humanity for his many values and because it is vital to the survival of many endangered species.

Meal plan: FB

Standard Lodging: Bwindi Jungle Lodge

Day 3: Drive back to Kigali for departure

After breakfast, drive to Kigali via Kisoro (Cyanika) and Musanze (Ruhengeri). If time allows, visit the genocide Memorial before transferring to Kigali airport for departure.

Genocide Memorials: In Rwanda you will find all over the country Memorials to remember the genocide of 1994. The most important Genocide Memorials are those of Kigali (Gisozi) and Murambi (Gikongoro) where the history of the genocide is explained. A visit to the genocide memorial is for most visitors an emotional event. Thank you for choosing to travel with Tuann Safaris!

Meals: Breakfast only


English speaking guide, 4WD car, accommodation, Excursions mentioned in the itinerary, VAT, Amref Insurance, water while on transit, meals mentioned in the itinerary, park entry, ranger fees


Drinks other than the mineral water, travel insurance, visa fees, flying fares unless planned for, internet.

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