1 Day short Gorilla tour Uganda from Kigali is an early morning activity so be sure to go to bed early the day before to reserve enough energy for the strenuous yet most rewarding activity of the day.
On the day of the tour, you will have an early morning breakfast at 5am and there after you will be picked from your hotel and driven to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park headquarters for briefing which always begins at 7:30am. In the brief you will be guided on the dos and don’ts of the gorilla tour, how to carry yourself with these creatures, as well as what to expect; and there after allocated groups in which you will trek and assigned a guide. These groups vary in number however the maximum number of people per group is 8. The energy level of participants is also taken into account with the more energetic people trekking gorilla families that are further.
Having been grouped and assigned a guide as well as a walking stick, the trek will begin. Please remember to carry comfortable clothing, a rain coat, and strong trekking shoes as the terrain can be slippery, long thick stockings, some water and snacks as well as a camera to capture those memories. After a successful trek, you will come in close proximity with the gorillas and you will have a whole hour with them. You will see how they carry themselves in their natural habitat with their families.
Remember to keep your voices low in order not to make them uncomfortable. After 1 hour with the gorillas, you will return to the headquarters to rest from the vigorous activity and that is not all, you will also receive you certificate of recognition before returning to your place of residence.