There pros and cons of booking Uganda gorilla trekking tours from Kigali that we need to highlight in this blog post. Many tour operators including Encounter Africa safaris do operate daily gorilla safaris that start from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and then back. There several reasons why tourists and tour operators prefer trekking mountain gorillas in Uganda but instead of fly into Uganda (Entebbe International Airport), fly into Kigali and then drive to Uganda to visit mountain gorillas in either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park.
Pros and cons of booking Uganda gorilla trekking tours from Kigali
One of the advantages of booking Uganda gorilla safaris starting and ending in Kigali is that you ultimately reduce on the drive time to Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park. According to available statistics, it takes 4-5 hours to drive from Kigali International Airport to Bwindi impenetrable National Park most notably in the southern parts of Rushaga and Nkuringo. The same drive time applies to those driving from Kigali to Mgahinga National Park. Are you planning to trek mountain gorillas and worried about the long drives involved? The answer is one, just send us an email, and we will prepare for you gorilla tours to Uganda from Kigali ranging from 2 3 days and more depending on your interests and time.
By booking Uganda gorilla trekking safaris from Kigali, you can have an opportunity of doing your gorilla trek in one or two days compared to the three days if you use Entebbe International Airport as your entry point. Please note that the minimum days required for a short gorilla trekking trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala is 3 however, one can book a one or two days tour to see gorillas in Uganda via Rwanda. The reason for the three days is due to the drive time from Entebbe to Bwindi which is approximately 8-10 hours drive meaning that the first day will be for driving to the park, the second day for gorilla trekking and because you cannot drive back to Entebbe, you will have to fly back on the third day. This, therefore, means that you will have a minimum 2 nights, 3 days gorilla tour if you prefer landing in Entebbe or starting your trip from Kampala.
When you book our 2 day gorilla safari to Bwindi starting from Kigali, you will have not only avoided the long driving hours but also saved on transport, fuel and accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable National Park since you will be spending one night and two days for you to achieve your dream of trekking mountain gorillas at an affordable price.
Another advantage of booking Uganda gorilla trekking tours from Kigali is that gorilla permits in Uganda are much cheaper compared to Rwanda gorilla permits. Uganda gorilla permits cost $600 ($700 starting 1st July 2020) which is much cheaper compared to Rwanda gorilla permit which cost $1500 per person for one hour with mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. The cost of one gorilla permit in Rwanda can cater for all costs of a 3 day gorilla tour to Bwindi impenetrable National Park inclusive of transport, accommodation and gorilla permit. In other words, by tracking Uganda mountain gorillas from Kigali, one will save a whopping $900. What a save you could make if you trek gorillas in Uganda?
There so many pros and cons of booking Uganda gorilla trekking tours from Kigali which include visiting two beautiful east African countries of Uganda and Rwanda. The journey from Kigali to Uganda to see gorillas will expose you to Rwanda’s beauty in the countryside before you cross over to Uganda, which is the pearl of Africa. If you, therefore, decide to book your gorilla tour starting and ending in Entebbe, you will not only drive for many hours, but you will have an opportunity of visiting once country which is Uganda.
The East Africa tourist visa is among the pros and cons of booking Uganda gorilla trekking tours from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park. This visa currently costs $100 and allows you to visit three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. You can enter and re-enter any of the three countries without hassle, making it easier for transit purposes. This visa, however, is much more expensive compared to Uganda tourist visa at $50 per person.
Uganda gorilla trekking tours from Rwanda.
Encounter Africa safaris organizes both Budget and Luxury gorilla trekking safaris starting and ending in Entebbe. Our tours range from 2 to more than 5 day combining mountain gorillas and other sightseeing activities in Uganda. All these come with unbeatable price and give you an experience of a lifetime. Check out our 2 DAY GORILLA TOUR FROM RWAND, 3 DAY GORILLA TOUR FROM KIGALI, 5 DAY GORILLA AND CHIMP SAFARI OR GORILLA HABITUATION SAFARIS AS WELL AS LUXURY GORILLA SAFARIS FROM RWANDA.
All our gorilla trekking tours from Kigali are all-inclusive of gorilla permits which we book for you. Accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable National Park since it is recommended to spend at least one or two nights and then transport to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Our vehicles are driven by our well trained local drivers knowledgeable in Uganda and Rwanda history, flora and fauna. When you book your gorilla tour with Encounter Africa safaris, you sit and relax, and we do the rest for you.
Encounter Africa safaris has been in operation for more than 10 years, and during these 10 years, we have gained experience in arranging successful tours on behalf of our clients. We have trained a dedicated team of office safari consultants and field assistants and guides who are very passionate about what they do. Encounter Africa safaris is highly reviewed on trip advisor as well as Safari bookings where our level of operation can be exemplified. We invite you to send us an email, and we will arrange for you a life-changing gorilla safari at an affordable and pocket-friendly price.