Why trek Uganda gorillas via Kigali-Rwanda – Shortest drive to Bwindi forest – Cheap Gorilla permits – pocket friendly Gorilla safari packages.
Why trek Uganda gorillas via Kigali – Kigali-Rwanda to Bwindi forest drive time is now a major concern for travellers flying into Kigali International Airport of Rwanda to trek Mountain Gorillas in Uganda. Uganda Gorilla via Kigali-Rwanda has become popular following the double increase of Gorilla permits in Rwanda to a cost of USD1500 per person per trek. Buying a single Rwanda Gorilla permit at USD1500 is undeniably too expensive especially for many travellers. In order to sustain tourism business – Great Adventure Safaris opted for Uganda Gorillas via Kigali-Rwanda. Here visitors fly into Kigali International Airport and then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable or Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks in Uganda to trek Mountain Gorillas.
The cost of driving to trek Gorillas in Uganda from Kigali-Rwanda is far less the cost of a single Gorilla permit in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. Also with the continuous political instabilities in Democratic Republic of Congo, fly into Rwanda and trek Gorillas in Uganda have become so popular and to the forefront.
Drive time from Kigali-Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Driving from Kigali to Bwindi National is about 4-5 hours via Cyanika border in Kisoro district south of Bwindi Forest or via Katuna Border in Kabale district east of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Other Uganda Safaris That Start From Kigali-Rwanda
Besides Gorilla tracking safaris there are a variety of many other Uganda wildlife experiences, which start in Kigali-Rwanda. These include Golden monkey tracking, Batwa cultural trail and Virunga Volcano hiking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is home to the endangered Golden monkeys and the closest park to Kigali-Rwanda. You can also combine your Uganda Gorilla tracking experiences with game viewing. Here, you fly into Rwanda, cross to trek Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi and then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Buhoma sector north of Bwindi Forest National Park. A trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park also offers travellers with a memorable boat safari on the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes of Edward and George.
If you have ample time, connect from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale Forest National Park, home to the highest population of Chimpanzees in Uganda and the primate capital in East Africa. Enjoy the company of our closest relatives the Chimpanzees in the jungle; embrace their human-like characters plus other primates in Kibale Forest. This trip either starts from Kigali-Rwanda ending at Entebbe International Airport where travellers connect with their return flights.
Advantages of Tracking Uganda Gorillas via Kigali
Why trek Uganda gorillas via Kigali – Like said before, there are lots of benefits that come your way if your fly into Rwanda and trek mountain Gorillas in Uganda. Among these is the USD800 savings on Gorilla permit. The cost of a Uganda Gorilla permit is USD800 less to that of Rwanda. A single Gorilla permit in Uganda costs USD700 compared to USD1500 in Rwanda. Direct flights to Kigali International Airport operated by Rwanda Air from various European and Asian countries for example London. Direct flights save travellers unnecessary stopovers ensuring memorable safari. Short driving time to Bwindi Impenetrable /Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks is one factor for travellers who wish to trek Uganda Gorillas via Kigali-Rwanda. Uganda Gorilla National Parks are located close to Kigali International Airport compared to Entebbe International Airport. It’s only 3-4 hours’ drive from Kigali to Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks
Enjoy Gorilla habituation experience in Rushaga the southern region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. A flight to Rwanda and tracking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda also give travellers a chance to spend ample time with the semi habituated Gorillas. The Gorilla habituation experience gives you a chance to spend four hours with endangered species undergoing training to get used with human presence.
Flying to Kigali International Airport of Rwanda and crossing to Uganda offer travellers a chance to trek Gorillas in 2 destinations of Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parks both in south-western Uganda, in both parks, a permit costs USD700 which is cheap compared to USD1500 in Rwanda.
You have chances of hiking any one of the Virunga Volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in the shortest time possible.
Where to stay
Travellers to Rushaga sector are served with various lodging facilities at affordable rates. The popular lodges in Rushaga include Rushaga Gorilla Safari Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp and Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge among others. These serve you with excellent food and sleeping services at affordable prices.
In general, Uganda Gorillas via Kigali-Rwanda is the best option for a short time and budget travellers. Book a Uganda Gorilla safari via Kigali-Rwanda with Great Adventure Safaris and trek Gorillas in Uganda at affordable rates in the shortest time possible.