1 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari from Kigali or Kisoro

The 1-day Gorilla Trekking Uganda safari is a special gorilla safari package for primates lovers eager to trek Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi but are time bound.

1 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda safari;  trekking  mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National park on 1 day Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour plan is designed to start and end in Kigali city, Rwanda for international tourists. This 1-day gorilla trekking Uganda tour can also be conveniently done from Kisoro town in Uganda or if you’re in Kampala or Entebbe, an internal flight must be used to catch up.

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Gorilla tracking

Gorilla Trek Uganda is known to be an adventure for conservation and every gorilla permit you buy, you directly contribute on the conservation efforts. The distance from Uganda’s international airport takes about 8 hours which make it almost impossible to do a gorilla trek in a day.

But with this  1 Day Gorilla Trekking  Uganda safari tour plan, a gorilla safari to Bwindi forest is possible in just one day. whether on a business trip or conference, you can spare a day and make your gorilla trekking safaris a dream come true.

Highlights of your 1-day gorilla trekking Uganda tour

  • 1 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda safariMountain gorilla treks in Bwindi
  • 1 hour of magical encounters with mountain gorillas in the wild
  • Photography and touring
  • Border crossing through Katuna/Chanika border areas
  • Travel in a 4×4 Safari Van or Land Cruiser

Detailed Itinerary of your 1 day Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour

Being a short gorilla safari for the 1 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda safari and since it involves a border crossing, expect to get up early enough to prepare, eat breakfast then ensure you have some packed snacks and bottled water.

Meet and greet your Ugandan gorilla tour guide ready to start your 3 to 4 hours which involves Katuna or Chanika border crossing to Kabale or Kisoro Town then later to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offices for 7:00 am briefing on gorilla trekking rules.

At 8:00 am, the park office will be done with briefing, assigning every group of 8 trekkers a habituated gorilla family and park guide.

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Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Uganda gorilla trekking tours: The best time for gorilla  trekking in Uganda, this is the time you will begin navigating through the rainforest and steep slopes to look for mountain gorillas, and this takes about 2 to 6 hours, inclusive of 1 hour you will have to face these rare creatures, taking pictures, learning about their feeding habits, how they socialize and a lot more.

Since your gorilla trek involves navigating through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, expect to come across other primates, birds, and tree/plant species of medicinal importance. Get back to where you had the briefing; meet your Uganda tour guide/driver who will then drive you back to Kigali or Kisoro. This will mark the end of your 1-day gorilla trekking Uganda tour.[/vc_column_text]

Tour inclusions of  1 day gorilla trekking Uganda

  • 1 day gorilla trekking UgandaGorilla permit ($700)
  • Road trip in a 4×4 Safari Van/Land Cruiser
  • Lunch
  • Photography & touring
  • Full-time English-speaking guide
  • Park guide fees
  • Bottled drinking water
  • All trip activities but not the optional ones

Tour exclusions

  • Cigarettes
  • Hotel fees in Kigali after your trip
  • Optional activities
  • Souvenirs
  • Tipping
  • Telephone calls
  • Other drinks/beverages
  • Laundry services
  • Visa fees

Where gorilla treks are done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

1 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda safari; Gorilla treks in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are carried out starting from anyone of the 4 regions, each comprising of habituated gorilla families;

Nkuringo in the south with gorilla families such as Nkuringo, Christmas and Bushaho on 1 day gorilla trekking Uganda

Rushaga region in the south consists of Bikingi group, Kutu, Mucunguzi, Busingye, Mishaya, Bweza, Kahungye, Nshongi and Rwigi.

Buhoma sector in the North has gorilla groups like Katwe, Habinyanja family, Mubare and Rushegura group.

Ruhija sector in the east features gorilla families like Bitukura group, Oruzongo, Kyaguriro and Mukiza family.

What to carry on a 1 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda safari

  • Waterproof hiking boots/shores
  • Waterproof daypack
  • Camera with no flashlight plus extra batter and charger
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Trousers
  • Insect repellent
  • First aid kit
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sweater
  • Rain jacket or poncho

Some of the gorilla trekking rules to observe

  • A 7 meters’ distance should be kept away from mountain gorillas at all times.
  • If you are ill, you won’t be allowed to track mountain gorillas
  • Gorilla trekking strictly for persons above 15 years.
  • A maximum of 8 visitors are always allowed to trek to 1 habituated gorilla family.
  • Upon finding a gorilla family, you will have 1 hour of magical encounter.
  • Don’t smoke, drink or eat in the presence of gorillas.
  • No flashlight camera should be used when taking pictures of gorillas.
  • Leave the gorilla habitat as clean as you find it.