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Kigali to Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

Can i trek gorillas in Uganda starting from Kigali Rwanda?Is it possible to fly into Kigali and trek gorillas in Uganda? YES, you can easily trek Uganda gorillas from Kigali Rwanda. Fly into Kigali Rwanda and trek gorillas in Uganda with Gorilla Safaris in Africa. Due to the high costs of Rwanda gorilla tours to Volcanoes National park at $1500 per permit, travelers have now opted to fly into Kigali Rwanda and cross to trek gorillas in Bwindi Forest National park. Since the double increment of Rwanda gorilla permits, most travelers, especially those traveling on a budget, have opted to do Uganda gorilla safaris starting from Kigali. Here travelers land at Kigali International airport and thereafter cross over through Cyanika/Katuna border to Bwindi Forest/Mgahinga gorilla national park to do budget Uganda gorilla tours. Interestingly, even those who want to do a one-day Uganda gorilla tour starting from Kigali can do it without difficulty. 1 Day Uganda gorilla trek starts at 9:30 am driving from Kigali to catch-up with a pre gorilla trekking briefing in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. If you want to do a 2 Days Bwindi gorilla trek from Kigali, you will fly into Kigali, pick up and transfer to Bwindi forest. On the second day, trek gorillas in Bwindi and transfer back to Kigali for your connecting flight. African Apes HolidaysAfrican Apes Holidays offers you the very best Rwanda Uganda gorilla tours at affordable rates with no difficulty.

Drive time from Kigali to Bwindi

Cyanika Border

The drive tie from Kigali to Bwindi forest is roughly 5 hours crossing through the Cyanika border in Kisoro or Katuna Border in Kabale district. The choice of which entry point to use depends on where you are trekking gorillas from. If you are trekking in Rushaga sector, Ruhija, Nkuringo or Mgahinga gorilla national park, the Cyanika border in kisoro is the easiest entry pint for you. If you are trekking gorillas in the Buhoma sector north of Bwindi Forest, endeavor to cross through Katuna Border in Kabale district. The 5 hours scenic drive offers you spectacular views of rolling hills, local communities, and Virunga Volcanoes hence giving you the best pre gorilla trekking experience.

Gorilla habituation experience from Kigali Rwanda

Similarly to gorilla trekking, travelers can do gorilla habituation experience from Kigali Rwanda. A 1 Days gorilla habituation experience starts at 3:30 am with a transfer from Kigali to Rushaga sector south of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Currently, 2 gorilla families namely Bushaho and Bikyingi are undergoing the habituation process and will soon be opened for trekking. Gorilla Habituation experience is al about training wild gorillas to make them used to human presence before they are opened for trekking. Fly into Rwanda, do gorilla habituation experience in Uganda and get a chance to spend half day with endangered gorillas within the shortest time possible.

How to Book a Rwanda Uganda gorilla trek?

Wondering how to book a Uganda gorilla trek starting from Kigali? No worries, Gorilla Safaris in Africa is at your service. Just contact us, inform us about your travel dates, number of people and we shall tailor-make for you a suitable gorilla package that starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda. Alternatively, you can book and reserve a Uganda gorilla permit directly with Gorilla Safaris in Africa.

When to Book a Rwanda Uganda gorilla tour?

Due to high demand for Uganda gorilla tours, travelers are advised to book as early as 6 months in advance to reserve permits. Uganda has currently become the first stop center for gorilla trekking safaris given the low cost of gorilla permits. Therefore Uganda permits tend to sell out easily denying last time travelers a chance to trek these endangered species.

Uganda gorilla families easily trekked from Kigali Rwanda

The easy to trek Uganda gorilla families from Kigali Rwanda are those located in Rushaga gorilla sector south of Bwindi Forest National park. These include the Nshongi gorilla family, Kahungye gorilla group, Mishaya gorilla family, Bweza family and Busingye gorilla group. Also, you can easily trek gorilla families in Buhoma sector through the Katuna border. The gorilla groups in the Buhoma sector are Mubare, Rushegura, Habinyanja and Katwe gorilla groups. Each of these gorilla families is visited by a group of 8 travelers a day for an hour’s interaction.

Which travel documents do I require to trek gorillas in Uganda from Kigali?
Well, you require a Rwanda Visa, Ugandan Visa, a Uganda gorilla permit and valid passports. Also, a single East African Visa helps you visit Rwanda and Uganda without necessarily applying for a Uganda or Rwanda Visa.

In Conclusion, Rwanda to Bwindi Gorilla Trekking is very possible and the best option for budget travelers. Contact African Apes Holidays today, book your gorilla tour in Uganda starting from Kigali and enjoy this magical encounter with no difficulty.

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