GORILLA TREKKING UGANDA FROM KIGALI RWANDA
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda from Kigali Rwanda is now easy. You can fly into Kigali and trek gorillas in Uganda covering shorter driving distances. Gorilla Trekking in Uganda from Kigali saves time and money as it is doable in 1, 2 or 3 days. Whereas once you go through Entebbe Airport or come from Kampala to Bwindi, its a day-long drive. From Kigali, the southern sectors of Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are easily accessible.
KIGALI TO BWINDI GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI PACKAGES
Kigali to Bwindi Gorilla Trekking! Why its good for you ?
One may ask, why fly into Kigali and do gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest or Mgahinga National Park? The answer is simple, it saves a lot of money and time. A gorilla permit in Rwanda is at $ 1500 and the same permit in Uganda is at $ 600 only. The difference between the two price rates is $ 900 and its what you save.
Driving from Kigali to Bwindi Forest is very that it can take between 3-4 house depending on the region of the park one is to trek gorillas. While drive from Kampala to Bwindi take almost a full day. In this case, time is saved and there is always value in saving time and money.
The distance from Kigali to Bwindi National Park is 115 kilometres. The distance may increase or reduce slightly based on the exact location from where to track gorillas. While the distance from Kampala to Bwindi forest is 357 km and covered between 9-10 hours including an en route lunch stop.
Given the facts above, we always recommend to our clients to go through Rwanda and save money and time. When you come from Kigali to Bwindi in Uganda, you can do a gorilla trekking adventure and add on other activities in and around the two gorilla national parks. There are several nature walk tours, Community visits, hiking excursions around the Bwindi and Mgahinga. On the saved time and money, you may as well visit the magnificent Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda for boat cruises, relaxation and nature walks around.
Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Entebbe/Kampala to Bwindi National Park
However trekking gorillas in Uganda that starts from Entebbe or Kampala to Bwindi has its pros and cons. It is very good for visitors who have programmes to fullfill in Kampala or have other tours and safaris to do in other parts of Uganda.
For instance, someone for gorilla tracking in Bwindi but has wildlife safaris in Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Kibale or Murchison Falls National park on the itinerary would better go through Entebbe. A gorilla trip by flying to Bwindi or Kisoro is only available by taking a flight from Entebbe to the gorilla parks and not possible from Kigali.
In case you have only gorilla trekking in Uganda on a trip for one, two or three days, passing by Rwanda is more ideal.
On the other hand, Uganda’s geographical beauty may best be exploited by a driving all the way from Entebbe /Kampala to Bwindi. There is alot to see alot the way including the Uganda Equator, parts of Lake Mburo National Park, Igongo Cultural Centre plus beatiful gardens, animals and people. These will not be enjoyed in a short distance from Kigali to Bwindi forest.