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2 Day Gorillas Trekking in Bwindi from Kigali Rwanda provided by Congo Discovery Safaris

2 Day Gorillas Trekking in Bwindi from Kigali Rwanda

2 Day Gorillas Trekking in Bwindi from Kigali Rwanda
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About
This two day tour will start and end in Kigali which is a closer drive to Bwindi National park than it is from Kampala, The first day will  travell from Kigali to Uganda Via Cyanika or Gatuna Border, then track gorillas on the second day and return to Kigali the same day after Gorilla Trekking. The Bwindi Park is a biodiverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda. It's home to world’s remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves and fruits from the park’s many tree and fern species.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Day 1 Drive to Bwindi national park Our Driver will meet you either at the airport or Your Hotel In Kigali and Transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, the 4-hour journey to Bwindi Park will includes the border crossing. You will need an East African Visa that is obtainable from the first East African Country that you Visit (Kenya-Rwanda – Uganda are participants in the East African Visa Program). Along the way you shall have spectacular views of the terraces of the Ugandan and Rwandan mountains. This area is called the "Switzerland of Africa". Arrive late in afternoon, enjoy self walk in nearby villages, dinner and overnight. Low Budget Accommodation: Virunga Hotel Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water Day2. Mountaing Gorilla Tracking- back to Kigali This morning you will get up very early and drive to Bwindi national park for the upcoming gorilla trekking. Trekking the Mountain Gorilla is one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The trek will take between 2 and 6 hours, but is well worth the effort. You will be led by an experienced ranger who will tell you interesting facts about flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas. stay with Gorillas 1 hour, then back at the lodge, take lunch, check out and transfer back to Kigali. Accommodation: Not Included Meals & drinks: Brakfast, Lunch+ Drinking Water (Dinner Not Included)
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 64154P2
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
1 nights accommodation • All activities • Local driver/guide • Local taxes • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) • National Park fees • Bottled water • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Drinks • Excess luggage charges (where applicable) • Souvenir photos (available to purchase) • Gratuities
Duration
2 days
Departure details
Location Name: Kigali International Airport
Inclusions
1 nights accommodation • All activities • Local driver/guide • Local taxes • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) • National Park fees • Bottled water • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Drinks • Excess luggage charges (where applicable) • Souvenir photos (available to purchase) • Gratuities
Departure details
Location Name: Kigali International Airport
Duration
2 days
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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John
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Stole our Money
Feb 2020
Ken Rwema stole our money; we paid him for gorilla permits but he did not buy them. We we arrived in Rwanda he told us we had to buy them directly from the park! Over $3K - gone! reading through past review we clearly are not the first. I don't believe any of these other reviews are even real...if he's stolen from so many how can all these others say 5 stars. Complete and total fraud! Do not book w/ him. Way to risky!
Written 2 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brian
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Stole our money - do not book with Ken Rwema or Barack Nari
Sep 2019
Congo Discovery Tours / Ken is a con artist - do NOT book a tour with them or send them money. He stole $3,000 from us.

On June 30th, 2019, we sent Ken $3,000 for two gorilla trekking permits. We were nervous sending so much money to a tour operator in Africa but given his reviews we thought we'd be fine. On July 2, Ken assured us the permits had been attained.

When we arrived in Rwanda on August 31st, Ken met us at our hotel and explained that his company had gone bankrupt, that he didn't have our permits, and that he could drive us to the National Park but we'd have to buy permits a second time. Having flown half way around the world we didn't have a choice. He drove us to the National Park and we paid the park $3,000 directly.

Ken promised he would pay us back within 10 days and when the park rangers heard what had happened they made Ken agree to a contract (attached). Of course, we were skeptical. More than 3 months have passed and, unsurprisingly, Ken has not paid us back.

He has an excuse for everything and a new story every day about why he needs just one more day. But ultimately, he is a con man. As per the reviews below, we aren't the first he's stolen from. Do not book a tour with Congo Discovery Tour or Hakuna Matata Safaris - or any tour group Ken Rwema or Barack Nari is involved in (passport attached below).

Since he's the king of excuses - I've attached screenshots of our Whatsapp dialogue, his passport and the 'contract' the Park Rangers at the National Park wrote up when they heard what had happened.
Written 8 January 2020
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Ralunicoleta
5 contributions
Gorilla Trek In Bwindi
Aug 2019
Ken was super helpful. I booked this trip really late and he put a lot of effort into getting the gorilla permits in time. Everything was well organized and super profesional. Our driver was Moses. He was the best, nicest and most professional driver that I have ever had in a trip. Thanks a lot.
Written 22 August 2019
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Enav C
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Treck gorillas and volcano
Jun 2019 • Couples
Barak is really amazing. He take care of us about everything! He welcome us his house and take care for a cheaper price than another guides!!
U really can trust him!!
The volcano and the gorillas were the most beautiful think that I ever seen.
Thank u🙏🏼
Written 4 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Congo Discovery Safaris
MeemoRahal
MeemoRahal
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Fraud - Stole our money, never provided any service
I booked a trip in 2017 for 3 people with this company. About a week before the trip the park closed unfortunately
734glendaw
734glendaw
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Fraud
We lost $7896 with Congo Discovery Safaris. We paid in full last July for a 14 day tour. I worked with Ken, Barack,
RobertL866
RobertL866
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Nyiragongo Vulcano
We traveled December 2019 in DRC. We had a great time and booked our Tour to Nyiragongo Vulcano where worlds larges
L5738KNniklass
L5738KNniklass
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Nyiaragongo/ Gorillahike
Had an amazing time in the DRC. The vulcanoe hike was just amazing. The best experience I’ve ever had. The gorilla
Am111170
Am111170
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Amazing Congo trip
We joined a trip to Congo. BARACK is an amazing guide. He took care of us since I first called him to plan the trip
Philippe A
Philippe A
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Incredible Trip!
Barak is one of the best hosts you can ask for in the Congo. He is responsive and knowledgeable and always availabl
jaw0808
jaw0808
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Wonderful trip to DRC and Rwanda!
Barack and Lydia took great care of me in DRC and Rwanda! They arrange a canopy walk, Lowland Gorilla trek, overnig
SaraBenAmi
SaraBenAmi
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Rwanda, my best trip ever...
Thank you dear Barak for such a wonderfull tour all over Rwanda and Congo. Thanks to you we had the pleasure to exp
niraz2020
niraz2020
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Trek to the gorila N. P and Nyragongo
We visit Congo in December 2020 from Israel after contact Barak Neri. He orgenize everyrhing. It was great trip wit
446galir
446galir
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An amazing trip
Barak and his team were the best. Greatest experience ever! I highly recommend to go with the crew:) took care of e
shaul l
shaul l
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Nyiragongo volcano climbing and gorillas trekking in Congo (DRC).
We travelled in DRC with the assistance of Barack. We got in advance the itinerary and the prices we should pay fo
EdnaG243
EdnaG243
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Climbing the Nyirahongo mountain
We had a great trip climbing the Nyiragongo mountain in Congo, as Barack from Congo Safari arranged the visas cross
Hillawaygirl10
Hillawaygirl10
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Fraudulent tour operator
Like some of the others, Ken did not deliver the pre-paid tour. He failed to reserve the permits with the correct d
dacoppel
dacoppel
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DO NOT USE CONGO DISCOVERY SAFARIS
Shortly after paying in full a trip for a January trip to Virunga for gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo climb, with a
ma3333
ma3333
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An amazing experience in Rwanda
Barack is a great driver and organizer. With his help we, four people from Israel, had an amazing experience in bot