Kigali to Bwind forest driving time-Uganda gorilla trek via Rwanda16/06/2020
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Gorilla trek in Bwindi forest from Kigali Rwanda: It is now very popular for many of our clients to start their Uganda gorilla trekking safari from Kigali Rwanda, flying to Kigali international airport in Rwanda and trek gorillas in Bwindi forest is one of the easiest way to access Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in Uganda simply because from Kigali to Bwindi forest takes only 3 to 4 hours while from Entebbe international airport it takes you about 9 to 10 hours which is a full days of driving.
Reason to why-gorilla trek in Uganda from Kigali Rwanda?
One of the main reasons is distance as we have seen above, if you fly to Kigali and trek gorillas in Bwindi forest of Uganda, it means that you will be able to save on the long-distance driving which is about 5 hours on the road.
As you may know Rwanda is one of the top gorilla trekking destination in the World and for some good time Rwanda was one of the main stop center for gorilla trekking simply because of the easy access of Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park where gorilla trekking is done in Rwanda, for example it is only just 2 and half hours’ drive from Kigali international airport to Volcanoes national park-headquarters in Kinigi. However 2 years ago Rwanda doubled its gorilla permit price from $750 to $1500 which to me I don’t think it was a good idea because there is only few tourists more especially budget travelers who can afford to pay $1500 per person for gorilla permit only while in Uganda gorilla permit costs only $700 per person, now this means gorilla trek in Bwindi forest from Kigali Rwanda will help to save $800 on each permit and take a note that a part from permit price differences, gorilla trekking experience in Uganda and Rwanda is the same.
It is also in record that Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in Uganda is the home to more than half of the world mountain gorilla’s population which means that Uganda has more gorilla permits available daily, for example currently Uganda has a total of 20 habituated gorilla families/groups while Rwanda has a total of 10 habituated gorilla families. Remember only 8 people are only allowed to visit each gorilla family per day which means Uganda has 160 permits available daily while Rwanda has 80 permits available daily. You can easily access Bwindi forest from Kigali in Rwanda via Cyanika border in Kisoro district or via Katuna border in Kabale district.
Gorilla trek in Bwindi forest from Kigali Rwanda is highly recommended because it gives you opportunity to budget tourists and other visitor traveling on low budget but wants to trek gorillas, I can confidentially say that gorilla trekking safari in Uganda is two times cheaper if compared with Rwanda. For example at only $1600 per person is enough to book a complete 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari, but this requires you to be in the group of 3 people to 5 people and this tour includes one gorilla permit per person, all airport transfers, all transport to Bwindi forest and back, 2 nights’ accommodation and all meals. Contact us our team will advise accordingly, we can as well offer you 2 days Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali at $1400 per person, it also includes one-night accommodation and all meals, transport from Kigali and back.
Go for cheaper gorilla trek in Bwindi forest from Kigali Rwanda?
Why pay for expensive gorilla permit in Rwanda when there is a cheaper gorilla permits in Uganda, if you are looking for affordable and cheaper gorilla safari in Africa, it’s now possible we offer short gorilla trekking tours in Uganda starting from Kigali in Rwanda, if you book with us on your arrival at Kigali airport you will find our guide/driver waiting for you and ready to transfer you Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or in Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda depending on gorilla permit allocation we would have booked for you, both parks are located in the south western part of Uganda on the border of Rwanda.
Use East African Tourists Visa to go for gorilla safari in Uganda starting from Kigali?
It is recommended for those who want to trek gorilla in Uganda via Kigali in Rwanda that you use East African tourist visa which allows multiple entries to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Burindi. This East African tourist visa is varied for only 3 months (90 days) and it can be easily applied using online application or get it on the arrival at the airport, in fact I recommend that you get your East African tourist visa on the arrival because it is the easier of getting it because online application sometimes it’s more complicated, also just in case you want to extend East African tourist visa for more days you will have to exit to another country which is not a member of East African community and apply again. The price of East African tourist visa is costs only $100 per person. For other details and advise contact us. A part from airports East African tourist visa can as well be issue and purchased at all border entry points
We are committed to provide you all information you need to know about mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest from Kigali, our team is at your disposal for any other details you may need. We are also highly recommended on both Trip advisor and on Safari bookings, contact us for the most affordable gorilla trek in Bwindi forest from Kigali Rwanda, also our team of professionals tour consultants will as well give a free advice you can rely on for easy planning of your Uganda gorilla safari.