Uganda gorilla trekking tours from Kigali – Bwindi impenetrable National Park
Uganda Gorilla trekking tours via Kigali-Rwanda is cheaper and affordable compared to Gorilla tracking directly in Uganda via Entebbe International Airport. It is more time saving since driving from Kigali International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is 3-4 hours driving which gives tourists enough time to relax and prepare for their Gorilla tracking activities at their respective lodges or camping sites. This is far better than flying up to Entebbe International Airport from where it takes 9-10 hours driving to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Park making the tourists tired and uncomfortable during the trek. Uganda has over 550 mountain Gorillas found in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Parks, which is almost half of the mountain gorilla population.
Gorilla tracking permit cost in Rwanda is USD1500 per person for one hour stay with the mountain Gorillas and is higher compared to the Gorilla permit cost which is USD700 per person per trek. The difference in prices in both Rwanda and Uganda is due to difference in accommodation. Accommodation in Rwanda is more luxurious and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is easy to access as well as Mgahinga Gorilla National Park BUT the trekkers tracking in Uganda Gorillas via Kigali will still pay USD700 saving USD800 on Gorilla tracking permits. The fact is that this good news is always hidden from the tourists, not even a local guide would disclose this information.
Reasons for Uganda Gorilla tracking tours via Kigali.
It is less tiresome because driving from Kigali International Airport, Rwanda via Chanika is only 3 hours driving and from Chanika to Nkuringo is 2 hours’ drive.
The majority of habituated Gorillas are near the border of Uganda and Rwanda in Southern Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Uganda Gorilla tracking tours via Kigali will save you about USD500 for a trip flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla Park and also you will enjoy the beautiful sceneries along the way from the Airport to the respective parks.
The accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are both mid-range and luxurious. Tourists who trek in Uganda via Kigali still have access to the luxurious lodges in Nkuringo
After the trip, most tourists love to relax and chill out. Luckily enough Lake Bunyonyi beautiful scenery with 29 islands and Lake Mutanda both free from bilharzias and wild animals like snakes, hippos and crocodiles. These places are suitable for relaxing since they are near Mgahinga Gorilla Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.