3 Days Rwanda to Uganda Gorilla Safari

3 Days Rwanda to Uganda Gorilla Safari
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3 Days Rwanda to Uganda Gorilla Safari Overview

This 3 Days Rwanda to Uganda Gorilla Safari starts in Kigali – Rwanda crossing the boarders of Rwanda to Uganda into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to track the mountain gorillas and later proceed to the deepest fresh water body Lake Bunyonyi where you will have a boat tour on the lake.

3 Days Rwanda to Uganda Gorilla Safari Highlight

  • Day 1: Pickup from Kigali and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking Experience in Bwindi and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 3: Lake Tour and transfer back to Kigali

3 Days Rwanda to Uganda Gorilla Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup from Kigali and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from the airport or from the hotel where you spent your night and after breakfast a representative from our company who will be your driver will pick you up and brief you about your trip after which get into your safari vehicle and embark on your transfer to Uganda crossing the Rwanda – Uganda border of Katuna. Passing through the lush country side dotted with undulating hills that have qualified Rwanda as a land of a thousand hills. You will later arrive at your lodge in Bwindi in the afternoon and check in to your lodge and relax or freshen up.

Later in the evening go for the Batwa Cultural trail going through their villages to have an experience of how they go about their daily routine activities and be amazed by the way they skilfully cultivate the hill sides and how they care for their animals like cows, goats and some sheep and cows being their main prime source of pride. You will later return to your lodge for dinner and Overnight.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation: Ride 4 a Woman

Budget guest house located just outside Bwindi NP

Day 2: Gorilla trekking Experience in Bwindi and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

On this day you will be up early for an early morning breakfast and with your packed lunch, checkout of your lodge and head to the park offices for a briefing about the does and don’ts during the gorilla tracking experience in the forest. You will later head-out in different groups into the park to search for these gentle giants, this search is unpredictable of how long it can take to find the gorillas but upon sight of these gentle giants, you will be allowed an hour with them before you embark on your way back to meet your driver guide upon completion of this track.

You will later embark on your transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and upon arrival later in the evening, you will check-in to your lodge for dinner and Overnight.

Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Budget resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi

Day 3: Lake Tour and transfer back to Kigali

After an early morning breakfast at your lodge, check out and embark for your tour on the lake having a boat ride to tour different islands in the lake. Later you will embark on your transfer back to Rwanda crossing the Uganda – Rwanda boarder of Katuna into Rwanda with lunch en-route and be dropped off in Kigali for your flight or be dropped off at your hotel in Kigali.

Main Destination: Kigali (Rwanda)

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A Guide to 3 Days Rwanda to Uganda Gorilla


On this 3 Days Rwanda to Uganda Gorilla in Uganda, all visitors must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Uganda Embassy or Consulate. Apply Visa online here




GMT +3


220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the UMEME in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.


Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.


Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.


Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.


You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration. 


East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards:

Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray

Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.


For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel


As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following:

The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day

Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day


Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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