As you drive southwest towards Bwindi, allow yourself to be mesmerized by the lush vegetation that wraps around the hills of Kisoro. Explore the volcanoes and relax by the calm waters of Lake Mutanda, surrounded by islands and a hilly terrain inhabited by both humans and wild animals.
Uganda is home to 50% of the world’s population of rare and endangered mountain gorillas, which reside in the Bwindi forest. There are currently 13 gorilla families in Uganda, and you’ll have the opportunity to track one of them as they go about their daily routine. You’ll be accompanied by a park ranger who will serve as your guide throughout the encounter. The walk into the Bwindi forest will be on well-maintained paths, but be sure to dress appropriately as the forested slopes can be muddy and slippery, with tangled vines depending on how deep into the forest you need to trek. When you reach the gorilla family, you’ll observe them in silence as they play, hunt, groom, and possibly even copulate.
After your encounter with the gorillas, you can choose to go for a swim in the lake or a morning bike ride. After breakfast, you’ll set off for the Uganda-Rwanda border and be driven to the Kigali International Airport, arriving 3.5 hours before your departure flight. Make sure your travel documents are in order and consider getting a Rwanda visa early. AA Safaris recommends taking a flight that departs after 4 pm to allow for enough time at the airport. If you’re interested in staying an extra night or more in Kigali to extend your tour, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you at an additional cost. This marks the end of your safari.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner