Travelers with limited time have often asked how to do short gorilla treks to Bwindi Foerst! Are you one of them? No worries, Africa Adventure Safaris has the best solution for you. Whereas it requires a full day driving from Entebbe International airport/Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, You can easily trek gorillas without this whole thing of full day driving. Trekking gorillas in Bwindi Forest driving from Entebbe requires at least 3 Days gorilla tour. The first day is for pick up and transfer to Bwindi, the 2nd day for gorilla trekking and the 3rd day for departure. Check how you can trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the shortest time possible with Africa Adventure Safaris.
Fly to Bwindi Forest
The very quickest way to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the shortest time possible is by flying. YES, upon your arrival at Entebbe International airport, opt for a domestic flight from Kajjansi airstrip to Kihihi airstrip in Kabale District. The flight time is between 1-2 hours compared to the full day of driving across different districts to reach Bwindi Forest. Either way, you can fly to Kisoro airstrip in Kisoro district ad then connect to Rushaga sector in southern Bwindi Forest. From the airstrip, travelers are transferred to the respective park headquarters in Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo or Ruhija depending on where he/she is trekking. After trekking the gorillas, travelers fly back to Kajjansi airstrip for their connecting flight at Entebbe International Airport. Aero link and Fly Uganda are the best companies for domestic flights in Uganda
Fly to Rwanda
Fly to Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport and connect to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Before the out break of the deadly corona virus that led to the closure of land borders, Rwanda to Uganda gorilla trekking had become common for short time travelers. The drive time from Kigali to Bwindi Forest is roughly 5 hours, which is quite short, compared to driving from Entebbe. The entry points from Rwanda to Uganda are Katuna border in Kabala or Cyanika border in Kisoro. You can do a 1-Day Uganda gorilla tour to Bwindi Forest starting and ending in Kigali Rwanda. The 1-Day Bwindi gorilla tour entails an early pick up at 3:30am from Kigali and drive for 5 hours to Bwindi. Join other travelers at the park head quarters for briefing and thereafter hike into the jungle to meet the endangered gorillas. After the trek, travelers are driven back to Kigali for a return flight.
Why trek gorillas in Bwindi Forest?
Impenetrable Forest National Park ranks as the premier gorilla trekking destination in Africa. The forest is home to over half of the world’s total gorilla population with 17 habituated mountain gorilla families. This guarantee traveler’s availability of 136 gorilla permits each day. Africa Adventure Safaris helps you book gorilla permits to trek your favorite gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Gorilla permit booking is recommended at least 4 months before the trekking date. More so, we tailor make for you a suitable gorilla trekking package to meet your time and budget. The availability of many gorilla permits in Bwindi Forest give many travelers a chance to trek gorillas compared to other gorilla parks in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Low cost of gorilla permits in Bwindi Forest
Its pocket friendly to trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. YES, a single gorilla permit in Bwindi Forest costs $700 for foreign non residents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for Ugandans and East African citizens. This is far cheaper compared to $1500 in the neighboring Volcanoes National Park Rwanda.
Best Accommodation Facilities
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has a variety of excellent accommodation facilities to serve you with first class food and sleeping services. Numerous budget, midrange and budget lodges and camps have been setup in all sectors of Bwi9ndi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Among the lodges in Bwindi Forest include Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Trekkers Taven Lodge, Bakiga Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Agandi Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Forest Camp, Nkuringo Gorilla Safari Lodge and Buhoma Community camp among others. All these lodges have professional and kind staff to serve you all day and night. The reservation team at Africa Adventure Safaris helps you book and reserve a room at your favorite lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Gorilla trekking add-ons
In addition to mountain gorilla trekking, travelers to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park offers a long list of interesting things to see and do for travelers. The other things to do in Bwindi Forest include among others bird watching, community tours to batwa pygmies for a cultural experience, nature/forest walks, gorilla habituation experience and filming/photography. A combination of these activities makes a complete Uganda safari package to Bwindi to meet, satisfy and exceed your travel expectations.
In general, it’s still possible to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Africa Adventure Safaris helps you to trek gorillas in Bwindi Forest in the shortest time possible.