5 Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking & Walking Safari Via Kigali Rwanda

Embark on a life time safari with our 5 Day Bwindi Mountain Gorilla trekking safari via Kigali. This safari gives you a chance to come face to face with the dominant silverbacks of the imoenetrable forest in an ultimate Mountain Gorilla trekking experience. Kigali Genocide Memorial Center is another spot for this safari to introduce you to the apocalypto that filled Rwanda between 1992-4.


Safari Key Higlights include;-

  • Kigali Genocide Memorial Center
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking safari via Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park
  • Breath taking scenery of a thousand hills
  • Unforgettable experience with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Forest

Tour Itinerary For The 5 Day Mountain Gorilla Trekking Safari Via Kigali

Day 1: Arrival Kigali International Airport – Kigali Genocide Memorial

Arrival at Kigali International Airport and transfer to accommodation in Kigali to overnight. However please note if your flight is with Qatar Airlines and arrives before 1pm Kigali time, it’s possible to proceed directly to Nkuringo in the southern Bwindi impenetrable forest or do a genocide memorial visit and overnight in Kigali. Overnight at Chez lando Hotel

Day 2. Transfer from Kigali City via Cyanika border – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 

Start the day with a warm breakfast before getting ready to start the Mountain Gorilla trekking safari via Kigali adventure with a transfer from Kigali with a city tour. Visit the Kigali Genocide memorial before crossing the border to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Cross to Uganda via Cyanika, after custom clearing continue to Nkuringo or Rushaga via Kisoro. Overnight at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge or Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Day 3: Community Tour, Nombe And Buniga Forests (Encounter With The Batwa) 

With a lazy breakfast, we start the day with a community tour to Buniga Forest Trail Walk, an informative project run by USAID and the local Batwa community. The Batwa tribe were forced to leave their home in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in 1991 when it was declared a UNESCO Heritage site for gorillas only. They had been living in the forest as nomadic hunter-gatherers for millennia, in perfect balance with the flora and fauna around. Moving out and suddenly living in communities with a completely different way of life has proven to be a huge challenge. They now survive as best as they can and earn a living explaining their previous life in the forest and their rich heritage.


Retire the day with a cool boat cruise on the famous Lake Mutanda where you can chill on the sundowner overlooking the famous Virunga mountain chains. Overnight at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge or Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking Activity In Bwindi – Nkuringo / Rushaga 

After breakfast, at around 7:45 am, with packed lunch and drinking water you will be transfer to the National Park Head Quarters for the briefing on the dos and the don’ts while with the gorillas. You then continue to the forest for the start of the actual gorilla tracking.


The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers a dramatic, steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary as per the movements of these great primates. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity. The tracking can take place at Nkuringo or at Rushaga (1 hr drive from Nkuringo), as per the gorilla permits obtained.


Upon return, relax at the lodge and, for those who like, at 5.00 pm either stroll through the community center or drive up to the “Top of the World” – the name given to the football field, high up in Nkuringo which offers amazing views over the peaks and forests around Nkuringo. A great way to stretch your legs after the gorilla tracking and to enjoy a sundowner. Overnight at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge or Rushaga Gorilla Camp


Day 5: Transfer from Bwindi via Cyanika Boarder – Kigali International Airport

Early in the morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Cyanika Border via Kisoro town and continue to Kigali for your departure flight as you have completed the amazing 5 day  Bwindi Mountain Gorilla trekking safari via Kigali 


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