Bwindi Gorilla Trekking from Kigali: From home of thousand beautiful hills Kigali -Rwanda to Uganda through visiting the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, what a gainful safari of combining two beautiful and exciting destination on the border between East and Central Africa.

Well, Uganda and Rwanda are often combined along a single itinerary. To those who are finishing up a trip in Rwanda and wish to do gorilla trekking at affordable fee can connect into Uganda and visit the gorillas at a cheap price as compared to Rwanda’s expensive gorilla permit.

The reason why most of tourists prefer doing gorilla trekking in Uganda than doing it in Rwanda, is that Rwanda’s Gorilla Permits are much more expensive at USD1500 per person, compared to USD700 per person rates in neighboring Uganda.

If you’d like to book a gorilla trek in Uganda and you’re coming from Kigali – we recommend you to get in touch with a reliable tour operator who will help you in reserving your gorilla permit, accommodations, transfers and getting everything in place for your Gorilla Tour.

 Travel from Kampala or Entebbe Uganda to Bwindi: Generally, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the located in the southwestern region of Uganda, approximately 8-to-9-hour drive. Alternatively, you can use a domestic flight Aero link from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip ‘’1:15hours landing’’.

 Travel to Bwindi from Kigali: Travelling to Bwindi from Kigali Rwanda takes about 4 hours drive through connecting Kyanika border in order to access Uganda’s Bwindi National Park.

Why visit Uganda Gorillas -Bwindi National Park?

This is because, Uganda hosts half the world’s Mountain Gorilla population and a home comprised of many gorilla families with more than 23 habituated gorilla families divided into four gorilla sectors – Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo and Ruhija. Yet, Rwanda is a home to only 12 habituated gorilla families.

When is the best time to visit the gorillas in Uganda – Rwanda?

The best time to visit the mountain gorillas in their nature inhabitant is during the dry seasons from June to Mid-September and from December to February.

Despite that, gorilla trekking in Uganda can be done in both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Although, Bwindi is the most liked by the tourists because of being a popular home to large number of mountain gorillas in the world.

Bwindi Gorilla Trekking from Kigali
Gorilla Trekking

The temperatures in Uganda doesn’t change much year-round, and it stays between 24degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius. The most important factor to consider is the rains – there are two distinct rainy season starts from the month – March to May and September to November.

Dry season;

The peak season tend to happen from June to September and December to February. During this period the conditions are most likely to be dry – the days being clear and sunny makes trekking adventure more rewarding. The drier vegetation makes hiking easier and steep slopes are less slippery.

Gorilla permits -during this drier period can be sold out quickly, so your recommended to buy your permit in advance like at least 3 to 6 months before your arrival time -if you’re looking to travel in peak season.

The rainy season

The low season spans from March to May and September to November. The fact is that, the wetter conditions make trekking more challenging and uncomfortable, though it is becoming increasing difficult to predict weather patterns.

Showers are typically heavy downpours throughout the day, but still, you enjoy the activity when the frequent sunny spells out to clear the sky.

Accommodation prices are typically lower during wet season and permits are easier to get -although they still need to be purchased quite far in advance.

Lastly, travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and be able to meet up with our closest relative the mountain gorillas in their nature habitat. They are our closest cousins because we share a close DNA of 98%.

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