1 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Kigali or Kisoro Uganda
1 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda is a unique gorilla safari package designed for primates enthusiasts who want to hike Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi but are limited on time.
Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on a one-day Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour is designed for foreign travelers to begin and conclude in Kigali, Rwanda. This one-day gorilla trekking Uganda excursion can also be done from Kisoro, Uganda; however, if you are in Kampala or Entebbe, you will need to take an internal aircraft to catch up.
Gorilla trekking is renowned as a conservation excursion, and every gorilla permit you purchase directly supports conservation efforts. The distance from Uganda’s International airport is approximately 8 hours, making a gorilla journey in a day nearly difficult.
However, with this 1 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda tour itinerary, a gorilla safari to Bwindi forest can be completed in only one day, whether you are on a business trip or attending a conference, you can take a day off and fulfill your gorilla trekking dreams.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Gorilla permit ($700)
- Road trip in a 4×4 Safari Van/Land Cruiser
- Photography & touring
- Fulltime English-speaking guide
- Park guide fees
- Bottled drinking water
- All trip activities but not the optional ones
- Hotel fees in Kigali after your trip
- Optional activities
- Telephone calls
- Other drinks/beverages
- Laundry services
- Visa fees
What to carry on a 1-day gorilla trekking Uganda tour
- Waterproof hiking boots/shores
- Waterproof daypack
- Camera with no flashlight plus extra batters and charger
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Insect repellents
- First aid kit
- Sun hat
- Bottled drinking water
- Sun glasses
- Rain jacket or poncho
Where gorilla treks are done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, gorilla treks can be started from any of the four zones, each of which has habituated gorilla families.
- Nkuringo in the south with gorilla families such as Nkuringo, Christmas and Bushaho.
- Rushaga region in the south consisting 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.
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 is strictly for persons above 15 years.
- A maximum of 8 visitors are always allowed to trek 1 habituated gorilla family.
- Upon finding a gorilla family, you will have 1 hour of magical encounters.
- 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 found it.