What is the best starting point for Uganda gorilla tours, Kigali International Airport is located in Kigali the capital city of Rwanda makes it the best starting point for Uganda gorilla tours and other wildlife safaris, for easy access to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park many tourist prefer flying into Kigali and cross to Uganda for gorilla tours.
One of the main reason why many people prefer starting their Uganda gorilla safaris in Kigali instead of Entebbe airport is that if you access Bwindi forest via Kigali you will only spend about 4 to 5 hours drive to reach Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park both park are located in the south western Uganda near the border of Rwanda while if you access Bwindi or Mgahinga via Entebbe international airport or from Kampala you will spend about 9 to 10 hours to reach bwindi.
Why you should start you Uganda gorilla tours from Kigali Rwanda?
This means that tourist with limited time or tight scheduled and wants to go for gorilla tours in Uganda will find it difficult that why we recommend starting Uganda gorilla tour from Kigali Rwanda. Another reason is that Uganda gorilla tracking permits are cheaper compared to Rwanda gorilla permits which cost $1500 per person while in Uganda gorilla permit price is at $700 per person.
This simply this means that if you trek gorillas in Uganda instead of Rwanda you will be saving $800 on each permit which can be use to extend your Uganda tour to other National parks like Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee tracking and savannah parks for game viewing safari
In this article we are going to show the cheapest way and the easiest way for both Uganda and Rwanda, after give the comparisons the choice is yours. From Kigali International Airport to Kinigi in Musanze where Volcanoes national park headquarters are located it will take about 2 and half hours drive. From Kigali airport you can as well easily access Akagera National Park for game drive and boat cruise, and it is only about one and half our drive from Kigali City center, there is also chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park and driving time is 6 to 7 hours from the airport or city center.
Why fly into Kigali and go for gorilla tracking safari in Uganda?
Flying to Kigali in Rwanda and trek gorillas in Uganda, it means saving $800 on each permit and also save 5 to 6 hours driving time and as we have seen above if you fly to Entebbe Airport you will spend full day traveling/driving to bwindi forest or Mgahinga. Take NOTE if you book any of our Uganda gorilla safari package starting from Kigali we will not charge extra because you have starting your tour from, the price will remain the same for all our gorilla tracking trips starts in Rwanda or in Uganda we give that option to choose where you want to start your tour from.
Here is some of our gorilla tour packages starting and ending in Kigali ranging from 2 days Uganda gorilla trekking starting from Kigali, 3 days Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali, 4 days gorilla safari in Bwindi from Kigali Rwanda and many more other packages can start and end in Entebbe or Kigali at no extra cost just contact us we will tailor your safari package to you personal interests and requirements.
Why use east African tourist visa for your Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali
We recommend to all our clients who want to start their Uganda safari from Kigali to us East African tourist visa which allows you multiple entries to both Uganda and Rwanda for (3 month) 90 day. East African tourist visa costs $100 per person and it can be purchased and paid online on the arrival at airport and also at border entry points.
Travelers going to any of the East African Community countries, it has been made easier you only need to buy one single visa which can take you all countries in East African community which includes Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya, book with us your gorillas tour and save money on our safari offers.
How can I extend my East African tourist visa after 90 days?
After 90 days, the only way to extend your East African visa you have to exit to another Country which is not in East African community and after that you come back and get a new East African visa for another 3 month (90 days), we remain at your disposal for any other information you may need at no charge.