Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Kigali in Rwanda, also referred to as Kigali to Bwindi gorilla trekking will not only save you money but time as well. The distance from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are located just few kilometers from the border of Rwanda and Uganda. The approximate location of these national parks to this border has made gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali easier.
Tourists can fly in to Kigali International Airport in Rwanda and then travel by road to Uganda within 4 hours for gorilla trekking. You can save on money and driving time by trekking gorillas in Uganda from Kigali.
The main reason why most tourists fly to Rwanda and trek gorillas in Uganda is because Rwanda gorilla permits are expensive at a cost of $1500 per person, compared to Uganda where gorilla trekking permits cost $700 per person. Budget travelers find it convenient to book Kigali to Bwindi gorilla trekking safaris.
Tourists who do not want to travel for 8 – 11 hours to Bwindi Impenetrable National park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park from Entebbe and cannot afford domestic flights to and from Entebbe International Airport to these respective national parks can fly to Rwanda and drive to Uganda for gorilla trekking, as it takes approximately 4 hours drive.
Mountain gorilla permits cost $700 in Uganda, $1500 in Rwanda and $400 in Congo (during the peak season and $200 during low season). Uganda is the only country offering gorilla habituation experiences at the moment.
A gorilla habituation permit costs $1500 each, equaling the price of Rwanda gorilla permits. All tourists planning to book Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali must book their gorilla permits in advance through a trusted tour operator like us.
All mountain gorilla trekking parks are located in the same climatic zone. Therefore, the best time for trekking mountain gorillas is during the dry seasons of June to September and December to February. The rest of the months can make your trek hectic with muddy and slippery trails.
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