Gorilla Trekking in Uganda From Kigali

Uganda Gorilla Trekking from Kigali

Are you interested in a Uganda Gorilla trekking from Kigali to Uganda and ending in Kigali Rwanda? Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable national park are one of the most incredible places where you will only find the mountain Gorillas. Mountain Gorillas can only be found in 3 African countries including Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bwindi forest is home to half of the remaining population of mountain gorillas in the whole world. The rest of the mountain gorillas are shared in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in Democratic Republic Congo.


Out of the 3 gorilla trekking countries, Uganda gorillas have been the most visited basing on one reason and that is the affordability of a gorilla safari tour. Uganda’s gorilla permits cost 600 $ per person, Rwanda gorilla permits costs 1,500 $ per person while the Congo gorilla permit is 400 $ per person. Hence Uganda gorilla safari starting and ending in Kigali are more affordable as visitors get to save money and driving time compared to starting from Entebbe/Kampala to Bwindi national park in Kabale/Kisoro districts. Driving from Kigali to Bwindi is approximately 4-5 hours on the road compared to driving from Entebbe to Bwindi forest which approximately takes 8 to 9 hours on road. For visitors who have limited time and wish to spend less on gorilla tours, this is the best alternative one can do. The least number of days for this kind of proposal is 2 days. Achieve Global Safaris is prepared to tailor your dream Uganda gorilla trekking safari from Kigali at the best rates for two days as show below;

2 Days Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali

Day 1: Pick-up and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Following your morning arrival in Kigali or depending on your location in Kigali, you will meet our safari guide to starting your journey to cross to Uganda via the Katuna border. The drive to Bwindi is interesting passing via the rolling hills of Rwanda where it earns its name “Land of a thousand hills and mountains”. Your driver will drive slowly for chances of taking pictures. On reaching the border, go through the immigration process then proceed for lunch in Kabale town. Thereafter, connect to your lodge depending on your gorilla trekking sector for dinner and overnight stay. 

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Kigali

In the morning after your breakfast, drive to your tracking sector where you will meet the park officials for a briefing about the gorillas. You will be taken to the starting point where you will enter the forest along with your trekking gears with the guidance of your ranger guides in search of the gorillas. This activity may take 3-8 hours depending on the location of the gorillas. On finding the creatures, spend an hour in their presence before you return to meet your guide. You will drive to Kabale town for lunch before you proceed to cross the border to connect to Kigali. If you flying out of Kigali, ensure you book a night flight while if you staying in Kigali, advise the driver where you will be dropped off, marking the end of the 2 days Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali.

Please note, Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali can be booked for more than 2 days depending on your budget and time availability.

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