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3 days budget gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi National Park

Cost of  3 days budget gorilla trekking safari

USD $1,115.00 pp

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room

Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)


3 days budget gorilla trekking safari overview

You have always wished to trek gorillas but your budget and time have always limited you?


This tour starts and ends in Kigali


This 3 days budget gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi is then perfect for you.


You will spend 3 days in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park located in southwestern Uganda and home to half of the endangered mountain gorillas (approximately 400 individuals).


Depending on availability of gorilla permits at the time of confirmation, you may trek gorillas in Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo.

3 days budget gorilla trekking safari summary

  • You’ll go to Uganda & Rwanda
  • This 3 days budget gorilla trekking safari starts and ends in Kigali -Rwanda
  • You’ll visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Activities: gorilla tracking
  • Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01: Transfer from Kigali to Bwindi National Park

On your first day of 3 days budget gorilla trekking safari, our representative will pick from from Kigali Airport or your hotel in Kigali.


Visit the Genocide Memorial Center  in Kigali. The Kigali Genocide Memorial is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.


It honours the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peace-building.


Later, you will be transferred in about 4, 5 hours to the Lodge. From here you will depart tomorrow for the gorilla tracking!

  • Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest
  • Travel time: 4.5 hrs
  • Accommodation: Bwindi Backpackers lodge (room)
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included)
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 02: Gorilla Trecking in Bwindi National Park

After an early morning breakfast on your second day of 3 days budget gorilla trekking safari, you will drive to the Park headquarters for registration and joining others for a gorilla trekking briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Gorilla Trek.


Once this is done, you will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you from half an hour to three quarters of the day.


The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. On your trek, you are likely to spot other primates, birds and rare tree species.


After finding the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them before trekking back to the Park headquarter.


This is indeed an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures.


You will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and thus contributing to the conservation of mountain gorillas.


Overnight at your booked lodge.

  • Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest
  • Accommodation: Bwindi Backpackers lodge (room)
  • Meals: All Meals Included
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 03: Transfer from Bwindi National Park to Kigali

After your breakfast on your last day of 3 days budget gorilla trekking safari, you will be driven to Kigali for your outbound flight back home.

  • Main Destination: Kigali
  • Travel time: 4.5 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Drinks: Bottled Water

End of Tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Gorilla permit at US$600.00 per person per trek.
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle
Important information

Cost excludes


  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (US$100.00) which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry


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