GORILLA TREKKING UGANDA FROM KIGALI
Enjoy Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali because of the transfer convenience. Driving from Kigali, the Capital City of Rwanda is cheaper and shorter as it takes only four hours. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the world’s best tourist destination to visit. Bwindi is a habitat for half the number of the surviving endangered mountain gorillas in the world. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the second home to the mountain gorillas in Uganda. Transferring from Kigali to Uganda, it is easier to reach the two parks. The gorilla trips from Kigali save a lot of time and money.
All Uganda gorilla tours from Kigali include the 1 day gorilla trek to Bwindi, 2 days gorilla safari and the 3 days gorilla trekking tour. These are the major safaris from Rwanda. In case visitors need more activities before or after the gorilla tracking, that arrangement can be made. All tours that begin from Rwanda can be supplemented with more activities. Except the 1 day trip whose only available time is for gorilla trekking. A visitor is at liberty to tour Kigali by going to the Kigali Genocide Memorial and other attractions. The Non-gorilla trekking activities available on safari tours from Kigali are many. They include a visit to Lake Bunyonyi plus nature tours and community visits around the gorilla parks. Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga can also be put into a three days gorilla tracking tour in that park.
Uganda Gorilla Safaris from Kigali beyond 3 days
The gorilla trips from Kigali to Bwindi or Mgahinga national park may also go beyond the 1, 2 or 3 days. This is because Uganda has a lot to offer in terms of tours and safaris beyond mountain gorillas. These Rwanda-Uganda safari may begin and end in Kigali or start from Kigali and end in Kampala or Entebbe. This is determined by the visitors’ available time, budget and preferred activities. From Bwindi gorillas, one may extend the tour to Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Rwenzori Mountains or Kibale National Park. There are lots of tour activities to enjoy at those tourist sites. These include safaris, boat cruise, chimpanzee trekking, mountain hiking and nature tours among others.
In case of enough time for the Uganda holiday tours, tourists may extend to Semuliki, Murchison Falls National Park and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary before connecting to Kampala. From Kampala, one can visit Jinja, a hub for several tourist activities, Mount Elgon or Ssese Island and Bulago Island, the romantic holiday islands in Lake Victoria. While in Kampala, it’s hard to return to Kigali but to exit Uganda through Entebbe Airport. Alternatively, you can enter Uganda through Entebbe, do various tour activities, connect to Bwindi for gorilla trekking and exit through Kigali. Our proficient tour consultants are available to tailor-make your safari to your preferences. Get in touch with us and we give you customized gorilla trekking safaris and tours from Rwanda to Uganda and vice versa.
UGANDA GORILLA TOURS FROM KIGALI
How Rwanda – Uganda Gorilla Trekking Started?
In the previous years, many tourists preferred Rwanda gorilla trekking to that of Uganda. This partly due to a 2-3 hours’ drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park as opposed to an 8-9 hour’s transfer from Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi. When Rwanda increased a gorilla permit price in 2017 from $750 to $1500 each, it opened up gorilla trekking routes to Uganda. All guests looking to cheaper safari options started entering Uganda. With the 1 day and 2 days safari options to Uganda, gorilla safaris from Kigali became prominent. From 2017, people started to visit gorillas in Uganda from Kigali as a friendlier alternative in terms of time and enjoyment. Doing Uganda gorilla tours from Rwanda saves a guest $900 on just one gorilla permit he would have got in Rwanda at $1500. The Uganda gorilla permit is at $600.
Distance from Kigali to Bwindi
Transferring from Kigali to Bwindi is approximately $176.8 kms, about four hours drive. 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.
Why Kigali to Bwindi Gorilla Trekking is good!
Gorilla trekking tours in Uganda from Kigali to Bwindi or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are time, energy and money saving. This is because there is a shorter driving distance from Rwanda to South western Uganda where the gorilla parks are found.
Driving Short Distance: It is 177 kms from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. At a moderate speed of 60kms per hour, the 177 kms are covered in 4 hours. This distance vary accordingly depending on the sector of the park where one is doing gorilla trekking. Bwindi is divided into 4 regions including Rushaga, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Buhoma in the north of the park. Minus Buhoma sector, the remaining 3 region favor gorilla safaris from Rwanda. One cannot trek gorillas in Buhoma area if he only tracking to return to Rwanda.
Kigali to Bwindi Gorilla Trips Save Money: Since you can do a one or two days gorilla tour, such packages are among the affordable ways to see gorillas in Uganda. If you arrive in Kigali latest 3 or 4:00pm, you can straight away transfer to Uganda, trek gorillas the next day and return to the city for a flight. From Kampala to Bwindi, it must be a minimum of 3 days tour, whether by road or flying to Bwindi or Kisoro. This means you spend more on accommodation and transport.
Savings on Flight Ticket to Rwanda: With Rwanda having its own airline, you may get a good discount on some direct flights from certain destinations to Kigali. Some flight routes are direct with no stopovers, meaning flying for lesser time is possible.
Kigali City Tour: when you choose to fly into Rwanda and visit gorillas in Uganda, you have a chance for a Kigali City tour. Among the major attractions in the city is the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a commemoration site for about 250000 victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. There are other attractions in Kigali as well. Apart from a 1 day gorilla trek, the rest of the safari packages from Rwanda to Uganda favor a Kigali City tour.
Uganda Gorilla Tours from Rwanda
In a nutshell, if you wish to do a gorilla safaris in Uganda from Kigali, just book an air ticket and a gorilla permit in time. We shall organize for you a safari that will be enjoyable and memorable. Contact us today gorilla trekking tour in Uganda from Kigali.