Bwindi gorilla tracking safaris via Kigali – Bwindi impenetrable National park
Bwindi gorilla tracking safaris via Kigali – Great Adventure Safaris organizes Bwindi Gorilla tracking safari from Kigali-Rwanda takes you to cross at 2 border posts of Katuna or Cyanika. The Gatuna border is the most commonly used since its just 2 hours’ drive from Kigali city of Rwanda and 2 hours to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. On the other hand, the Cyanika border is located 3 hours’ drive from Kigali city and offers a faster access to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and southern sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park covering Rushaga and Nkuringo regions.
Our Bwindi Gorilla tracking safari via Kigali play a very important role for tourists looking for Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park while arriving and departing through Kigali International Airport. Our most popular tours are:
2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari via Kigali
3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Kigali
Gorilla tracking is one tourism activity that has caught a million of travellers’ eyes. Gorilla tracking is a very enthralling expedition where travellers trek through the tropical rainforests of Africa to see the Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitats. Gorilla tracking is the closest mankind can ever get to a wild animal. It is only a 7 meter gap of interaction between them and at times these end up rubbing shoulders whereby the young Gorillas break the 7 meter rule and come very close to play with the trackers. The Gorillas correlate with the humans harmoniously in the wild.
Gorilla tracking can only be done in three countries in the world that is to say Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. With a few habitats of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda and Virunga Volcanoes shared by the three countries and a small population of about 1004 individuals, mountain Gorillas are considered endangered species. This is why Gorilla tracking was invented to make people know how important these huge primates are, henceforth conserve and preserve them for the future generation.
Due to the good political relationship and geographical proximity between the two countries of Rwanda and Uganda, tourists can easily cross from one country to the other without any problem. Many travellers have been witnessed to do border crossing for Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park from Kigali.
East African Tourists Visa
It is a guarantee to receive a tourist Visa for your Bwindi Gorilla tracking safari via Kigali-Rwanda. The East African tourist Visa costs USD100 and this allows you to cross into the two East African countries of Uganda and Rwanda without any hassle. Tourists can also make payments for the Visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport border offices or pay prior to arrival online or have already applied for the single East African visa. All the mentioned methods are easily acceptable and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to have your visa stamped into your passport.
Bwindi Gorilla tracking safaris via from Kigali-Rwanda is the shortest and easiest way to track the Gorillas in Uganda. The distance between Kigali International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks the Gorilla habitats in Uganda is very short, it is about 4-5 hours’ drive and the time of travel is longer because of the speed limit rule in Rwanda where one has to drive 40km/hr. in urban areas and highways 60km/hr. The distance between Entebbe International Airport or Kampala the capital of Uganda where almost every safari starts from and Bwindi impenetrable forest is way too long, it is about 470kms (9hours drive). No one would like to travel a long distance of Kampala-Bwindi that brings fatigue yet he/she is going for an energy draining and challenging activity like Gorilla tracking so Bwindi Gorilla tracking safari via Kigali-Rwanda gives you a very short route escape.
Rwanda conducts direct flights through Rwanda Air from Europe to Kigali International Airport where most of the tourists who go Gorilla tracking come from. The traveller does not need to worry of connecting flights to reach the safari destination. Both Uganda and Rwanda are in the East African community where there is free movement of people from one place to another and for foreigners. This saves lots of time and less bureaucratic as one single visa is acquired at point and the travel just presents it at the Rwanda Uganda border and then proceeds to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to trek the mountain Gorillas
Best time to book Departure flight
It is best to book departure flight from 6:00pm onward and make sure to communicate this time to your tour operator and guide so that all activities fit perfectly into your time schedule. Flights booked one hour earlier is also manageable as long as you communicate this tour your travel company to book you into a nearby Gorilla family and make it back to Kigali International Airport early enough.
Bwindi Gorilla tracking safaris from Kigali-Rwanda is a very wise expedition since it is cheap, convenient and safe. Furthermore, it is very exciting because travellers get to experience two beautiful countries in one safari trip.