Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali
Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali: Gorilla trekking / gorilla trekking is a thrilling and incredible activity where visitors above the age of fifteen years move into the tropical rain forest in search of the endangered mountain gorillas and once found spend one hour with them in their natural habitats. Uganda is a home of over 459 mountain gorillas which are equivalent to half of the world mountain gorillas and mountain gorillas are found in four African destinations namely Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali
on your gorilla trekking safari the safari will start from Kigali in that you will fly to Kigali international airport and then connect to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park by road through Katuna border or Cyanika border and the distance takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive to the park headquarters.
Bwindi impenetrable national park is one of the gorilla destinations in Uganda where gorilla trekking is carried out. The national park is situated in Kanungu district southwestern Uganda and harbors about 19 habituated gorilla families which are available for trekking on a daily basis. The gorilla families in the park are found in four sectors that is Rushaga sector in the south, Ruhija sector in the East, Buhoma sector in the north and Nkuringo sector in the south. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park starts early at around 2:00am with a briefing at the park headquarters about expectations, rules and regulations. After the briefing you will be grouped into 8 individuals to trek a gorilla family and given a park guide who will take you through the jungle to the habituated gorilla family. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest takes about 2 to 7 hours depending on the location of the gorillas and once found, you will spend one hour with them in their natural habitat learning about their lifestyle, behaviors, habits, taking photos and recording the moments which gives you unforgettable memories. After gorilla trekking you will stay at the lodge in the park and then transfer back to Kigali in the morning or drive to Kampala.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali can also be done in Mgahinga gorilla national park and this can be accessed by crossing via Cyanika border. Mgahinga gorilla national park is located in southwestern Uganda in Kisoro district and harbors two habituated gorilla families that is Nyakagezi and Hirwa family which migrated from Volcanoes national park in Rwanda in October 2019. The two gorilla families in the park are available for trekking daily and gorilla trekking starts early with a briefing at Ntebeko park entrance. After the briefing you will be grouped into 8 people and allocated a gorilla group and a park guide who will be sharing information and also answering any question that arises about the mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking takes about 2 to 5 hours in the jungle and once the gorillas have been found you will spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which is used to learn about the gorillas lifestyle, behaviors, habits, take photos and record the moments.
Reasons for booking a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali
Booking a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali means that your safari will start and end in Kigali therefore you will take a short period of time travelling because driving from Kigali to Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive as compared to long distance of driving from Entebbe airport or Kampala city to Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park which takes about 8 to 10 hours’ drive.
Booking a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali decreases on the number of days to spend on a safari in that you can book a safari for 2 days which means that you on day 1: you will transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest or Mgahinga national park which takes 3 to 4 hours drive, day 2: gorilla trekking and transfer back to Kigali compared to a gorilla trekking safari from Entebbe where the least number of days are 3 which means that on day 1: you will drive from Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable forest or Mgahinga gorilla national park which takes 8 to 10 days, day 2: carry out gorilla trekking, day 3: transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe airport.
A gorilla trekking permit in Uganda costs $600 for foreign non-resident, $500 for foreign residents, UGX 250,000 for east African citizens which is cheaper compared to a gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda which costs $1500 for all nationalities. therefore trekking gorillas in Uganda from Rwanda will help you save a lot of money which can be paid for other activities in the parks like Batwa visit, birding, nature walk or even visit other safari destinations in Uganda.
When you book a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Rwanda you will save of transportation costs, fuel costs because you will travel a short distance of 3 to 4 hours therefore fuel will be less and accommodation costs because accommodation facilities in Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park are cheaper compared to those in volcanoes national park which favors the budget travellers.
When you book a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda from Rwanda you will have visited two East African countries that is Uganda and Rwanda therefore on your gorilla trekking safari you will explore Rwanda the land of a thousand hills, people as you drive from Kigali airport to the pearl of Africa via Katuna border to Bwindi impenetrable forest or Mgahinga gorilla national park via Cyanika border where you will trek the mountain gorillas, have great scenery of the landscape, hills, mountains among others.
Gorilla destinations in Uganda offer great gorilla trekking experiences Uganda harbors 459 mountain gorillas which are equivalent to half of the world’s mountain gorillas, Uganda has two destinations that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park where you can trek gorillas from and the highest number of habituated gorilla families which are found in four sectors of the part that is Rushaga sector, Buhoma sector, Ruhija sector and Nkuringo sector.
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