Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali

Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali in Rwanda

January 14, 2020
Gorilla blogs

Are you looking to book Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali in Rwanda? Bwindi Impenetrable National Park should be on your mind when thinking of going on this Gorilla adventure. Bwindi National park is in Uganda and is home to over half the remaining population of mountain gorillas and one of the only three places where you can see gorillas in Africa and the world at large.

Amazing Gorilla Safaris have over the years organized a couple of gorilla tours starting from Kigali at very affordable prices.

This way, clients get to save on money and driving time. Amazing Gorilla Safaris will also organize Gorilla trekking tours starting from Entebbe for those that prefer to arrive and depart from Uganda. Alternatively, you can choose to arrive through Entebbe in Uganda and depart from Kigali in Rwanda or arrive in Kigali and depart from Entebbe. We have all these package options. Our experienced Uganda gorilla trekking experts are ready to tailor your Uganda Gorilla trekking tours at the best unbeatable rates. Lets make your gorilla encounter memorable. If you book 10 days plus tour with a group of 12 pax and above, we offer you one gorilla permit free. Lets kick start your Kigali to Bwindi gorilla trekking experience today.

Back then, quite a number of our clients preferred Rwanda gorilla trekking experience to Uganda gorilla trekking experiences probably because of the short 2-hour drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park compared to the eight-hour-long drive from Entebbe to Bwindi. With the possibility of booking one day and two-day gorilla safaris, it somehow became a bit cheaper for a client to trek gorillas in Rwanda. The blow came in 2017 when Rwanda Development Board announced a 100% ($750 to $1500) increment on permits. Ever since this happened, so many clients now prefer to arrive in Kigali and trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda because not all are willing to pay the huge amount for Rwanda permits. Bwindi permits cost only $600 each all year round. Besides, it is just a four hours drive from Kigali to Southern Bwindi. On this website, our main aim is selling gorilla trekking tours that start from Kigali in Rwanda. Besides organizing Uganda gorilla safaris, Rwanda gorilla safaris, Congo gorilla safaris and combined packages, we also organize wildlife safaris, honeymoons, group tours, primate safaris, beach getaways and so much more all within the East African region.

Why book Kigali to Bwindi gorilla trekking?

Booking Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali will save you a lot. If you are visiting Bwindi or any other Southern Uganda destination then booking your safari this way will still help you a lot. It’s much is easier to transfer from Kigali to Southern Uganda then from Entebbe. Below i list down some of the majoy benefits of starting your gorilla tours from Rwanda.

Save Money: Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali is way much cheaper than starting from Entebbe or Kampala. You can arrive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on the same day just like you can trek gorillas in Bwindi and transfer to Kigali for departure on the same day. If you choose to start from Kampala, you will have to spend money on accommodation for the first and last night of your safari. The Uganda gorilla trek cost is also friendly. Instead of blowing $1500 on Rwandan permits, you will spend $600 on each Ugandan permit.

Short Drive: It is about a four to five hours drive from Kigali in Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. If it wasn’t for the fact that Rwanda limits driving speed form 40km to 60 km, it would have been a three hours drive. The journey is approximately $176.8 km, almost thrice shorter the distance from Entebbe to Bwindi. Please also note that the border does not close. You can even arrive at 6 PM and transfer to Bwindi on the same day.

Shorter Trips: The short distance makes it easy to carry out shorter trips. You can even visit Bwindi in two days; you arrive in Kigali and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on day one then trek gorillas and transfer back to Kigali for departure on the second day. However, we recommend staying for at least two nights in Bwindi. Three to four-day safaris are awesome.

Save on Flights with Rwandair: Rwanda has its own airlines called Rwanda air. Visit their website and check out their routes and prices. You could bump on cheap fares and save some money. Some routes are direct with no stopovers hence, less traveling time.

Visit the Kigali Genocide Monument: The Kigali genocide monument is a must-visit for all clients who arrive in Kigali. This landmark will paint the dark history of Rwanda in your face. You will get to learn a lot about the 1994 Rwandan Genocide ie; how it started, what caused it and how it stopped. The visit takes about two hours hence, you have to make sure you are in Rwanda by 12:00 am.

Short Distance from Kigali to Bwindi

Compared to Entebbe to Bwindi which is close to 8 hours on the road, the transfer from Kigali to Bwindi is only about four to five hours of driving. This journey could have taken less time if it wasn’t for Rwanda’s low driving speed limit. Please note that there are no direct flights from Kigali to Bwindi. You can only travel by road.

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