Road Safaris from Kigali to Bwindi Forest for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, Kisoro tours Uganda suggests a gorilla safari in Bwindi Forest starting from Kigali Rwanda. Our clients who fly into Kigali Rwanda and trek gorillas in Uganda have found a challenge of driving from Kigali to Bwindi Forest in Uganda when a lot of time to enjoy their gorilla trekking.
The increase in Rwanda gorilla trekking permits prices for our Uganda gorilla safaris starting and ending in Kigali became very common because in May 2017 Rwanda doubled its gorilla permit costs from $750 to $1500 per person, making Rwandan permits very expensive to most of the tourists/ visitors interested in gorilla trekking, especially the low-priced travelers.
The differences in gorilla permit prices between Uganda and Rwanda resulted in many tour operators having to choose to guide their clients to fly into Kigali Rwanda and trek mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or in Mgahinga gorilla national park where gorilla safari is reasonably priced.
In Uganda, the current Uganda gorilla permit cost $700 per person, therefore, in comparison with the Rwanda gorilla permit price you will be saving $800 per permit. In order for the tour companies to withstand business, one will be required to book gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda where permits are low-priced since the gorilla trekking experience is the same either in Uganda or in Rwanda.
Therefore Kisoro Tour Uganda recommends its clients and visitors to fly into Kigali Rwanda where our driver guides will pick you up and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda for your gorilla safari at a reasonable price.
The cost of driving from Kigali Rwanda to Bwindi Forest for a Gorilla safari in Uganda is far less compared to one paying a Rwanda Gorilla permit price of $1500 to trek gorillas in Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda. For instance, a complete 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Kigali and our 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour costs $1500 per person. Both of these safaris include transport in a 4X4 vehicle, one gorilla permit per person, bottled water on safari, accommodation, all meals, and the services of a driver/ guide.
Also, Kisoro Tours Uganda offers Gorilla Trekking in DR Congo which is more affordable than that in Rwanda. Our Congo Gorilla Safaris start and end in Rwanda or Uganda which means you still have a flight to Kigali International Airport and transfer to Congo’s Virunga National Park for your Congo Gorilla Trekking Safaris.
Time taken when driving from Kigali International Airport in Rwanda to Bwindi Forest or to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for a Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda during a Road Safaris takes about 3 – 4 hours to reach Bwindi through Cyanika border in Kisoro district south of Bwindi Forest or via Katuna Border in Kabale district north of Bwindi Forest. This makes it much easier to fly into Kigali and trek gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Forest.
The driving time from Kigali airport in Rwanda to Bwindi Forest only takes 3 – 4 hours while it takes you 8 – 9 hours driving from Entebbe International Airport to reach Bwindi Forest. The drive from Entebbe to Bwindi through Kampala, Uganda Equator, Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale, Kisoro, and other small towns and villages before reaching Bwindi Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for your Gorilla Tracking Safari.
Kisoro Tours Uganda advises its clients/ visitors who are planning for Gorilla Safari in Uganda with limited time to fly to Kigali in Rwanda then drive to Uganda for your Gorilla Trekking Safaris for the reason that the distances/ driving between Entebbe airport and Bwindi Forest is longer.
Kisoro Tours Uganda offers other Uganda Safari tours that can start and end in Kigali Rwanda or Entebbe Uganda depending on your liking. Uganda has a lot more to offer from 10 National Parks that include golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park, bird watching safaris, volcano hiking safaris, cultural tours, game viewing in Murchison falls national park, Queen Elisabeth national park for its tree climbing lions, Kidepo valley national park and many more others like Semuliki national park, Lake Mburo national park.
The tour company recommends starting your gorilla safaris in Kigali Rwanda because most Ugandan national parks are located south of the border of Rwanda thus closest international airport is Kigali Airport in Rwanda. Though the long drive from Entebbe to Bwindi Forest is the more fascinating reason being there is a lot to see along the way for those who have time and opt to start your Uganda gorilla safari at Entebbe airport.
Kisoro tours Uganda can as well combine your Uganda gorilla tracking safari with other wildlife viewing safaris, hiking safaris, bird watching, and boat cruise at Kazinga channel connecting Lake Edward and Lake Gorge in Queen Elisabeth national park, and chimp trek in Kibale forest. Yes if you’re planning an Uganda safari flying into Kigali Rwanda and crossing to Bwindi forest to trek gorillas in Uganda is closer but also the long drive from Entebbe airport to Bwindi forest is more adventurous for those who want to explore more.
In conclusion, contact us for any help or free advice in scheduling your Uganda gorilla safari holiday in East Africa where our team of professional tour consultants is at your disposal for supplementary information you may need at any time of the day throughout the year.