Uganda Gorilla trekking from Kigali

Uganda Gorilla trekking from Kigali is an interesting safari because there is a number of clients who would prefer to trek the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda from Kigali.

If you would want to trek Mountain Gorillas in Uganda from Kigali Rwanda, Uganda has two national parks, namely Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National park that inhabit the mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has the largest number of Gorilla families in Uganda which is over 11 Gorilla families. The park is recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Uganda Tour operators have gorilla packages that start from Kigali Rwanda and are termed as Uganda Gorilla trekking from Kigali.

Trekking Gorilla trekking in Uganda is cheaper than in Rwanda because a Gorilla permit in Uganda costs 600 USD and in Rwanda, it costs 1500 USD, which makes a number of clients to opt for Uganda Gorilla trekking from Kigali. This started when the Rwanda Development Board announced the increase of the Gorilla permits. This led to a big number of tourists to trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National park of Uganda.

However others prefer to trek in Rwanda and this is because of the long distance of travel to the park headquarters, trekking in Uganda from Entebbe International airport as it will take 8 hours to reach the park. If one is to trek in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda it will only take 2 hours from Kigali city to the park headquarters. Besides the distance, it takes only four hours from Kigali to the southern part of Uganda i.e. Bwindi Impenetrable National park.

Uganda Gorilla trekking from Kigali means you will have to book your Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda and this will save a lot on your Gorilla permit cost and you will arrive in Kigali and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable for the four hours however on this you will have to purchase an East African VISA.

Uganda Gorilla trekking from Kigali
Uganda Gorilla

Uganda Gorilla trekking from Kigali, is cheaper than starting your trip from Kampala the capital city of Uganda. To do trekking in Uganda, you will arrive and the transfer to Uganda on the same day and you will trek the Mountain Gorillas the next day. While in Uganda you will have to spend money on accommodation for the first day and last day before Bwindi Gorilla trekking and after trekking the Mountain Gorillas.

The distance from Kigali is very short and it takes only a five hours drive from Kigali the land of a thousand hills to Bwindi impenetrable National park for Mountain Gorilla trekking. The journey from Rwanda to Uganda is 189km which is shorter than driving from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National park, and the border is always open.

Uganda Gorilla Trekking from Kigali saves the cost of a flight by flying on Rwanda Air. Rwanda has its own airline called Rwandair and be sure to check the routes and ticket fares. 

There are other tourist activities to engage in including visiting the Kigali Genocide Monument, visiting the monument and learning about the dark history of Rwanda. Learn about the 1994 Rwanda Genocide how it started, and stopped. The visit takes approximately two hours hence your flight should be in Rwanda by 12:00 am.

Note that there are no direct flights from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National park and one has to travel by Road only.

There are a number of accommodations that range from budget, midrange, and luxury. Bwindi impenetrable has four sectors including Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija, and Nkuringo and all the sectors have lodges, these including Buhoma Community lodge, Rushaga Gorilla camp, Gorilla haven lodge, Gorilla valley lodge and many more.

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