Uganda Gorilla Trekking From Kigali in Rwanda

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Want to book Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali in Rwanda? Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the best places to visit in the world. It is home to over half the remaining population of mountain gorillas and one of the only three places where you can see gorillas in Africa and the world at large. For the past few years, we have organized a couple of gorilla tours starting from Kigali at very affordable prices. This way, clients get to save on money and driving time. Our gorilla trekking company also organize tours starting from Entebbe to those that prefer to arrive and depart from there. Alternatively, you can arrive in Entebbe / Kampala and depart from Kigali or arrive in Kigali and depart from Entebbe. We have all these variations in place. Our vibrant gorilla tour consultants are ready to tailor your dream safari at the best unbeatable rates. Lets make your gorilla visit awesome. If you book a twelve days plus tour or travel in a group of eight people or more, we offer you one gorilla permit free. Lets kick start your Kigali to bwindi gorilla trekking experience now. Get in touch with us now.

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Popular Tours starting from Kigali

So many clients preferred Rwanda gorilla trekking experience to Uganda gorilla trekking experiences before. This was mainly because of the short 2 hour drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park compared to the eight hour long drive from Entebbe to Bwindi. With the possibility of booking one day and two day gorilla safaris, it somehow became a bit cheaper for a client to trek gorillas in Rwanda. The blow came in 2017 when Rwanda Development Board announced a 100% ($750 to $1500) increment on permits. Ever since this happened, so many clients now prefer to arrive in Kigali and trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda because not all are willing to pay the huge amount for Rwanda permits. Bwindi permits cost only $600 each all year round. Besides, it is just a four hours drive from Kigali to Southern Bwindi. On this website, our main aim is selling gorilla trekking tours that start from Kigali in Rwanda. Besides organizing Uganda gorilla safaris, Rwanda gorilla safaris, Congo gorilla safaris and combined packages, we also organize wildlife safaris, honeymoons, group tours, primate safaris, beach getaways and so much more all within the East African region.

Why book Kigali to Bwindi gorilla trekking?

Booking Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali will save you a lot. If you are visiting Bwindi or any other Southern Uganda destination then booking your safari this way will still help you a lot. Its much easier to transfer from Kigali to Southern Uganda then from Entebbe. Below i list down some of the majoy benefits of starting your gorilla tours from Rwanda.

Save Money: Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali is way much cheaper than starting from Entebbe or Kampala. You can arrive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on the same day just like you can trek gorillas in Bwindi and transfer to Kigali for departure on the same day. If you choose to start from Kampala, you will have to spend money on accommodation for the first and last night of your safari. The Uganda gorilla trek cost is also friendly. Instead of blowing $1500 on Rwandan permits, you will spend $600 on each Ugandan permit.

Short Drive: It is about a four to five hours drive from Kigali in Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. If it wasn't for the fact that Rwanda limits driving speed form 40km to 60 kms, it would have been a three hours drive. The journey is approximately $176.8 kms, almost thrice shorter the distance from Entebbe to Bwindi. Please also note that the border does not close. You can even arrive at 6PM and transfer to Bwindi on the same day.

Shorter Trips: The short distance makes it easy to carry out shorter trips. You can even visit Bwindi in two days; you arrive in Kigali and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on day one then trek gorillas and transfer back to Kigali for depature on the second day. However, we recommend staying for at least two nights in Bwindi. Three to four day safaris are awesome.

Save on Flights with Rwandair: Rwanda has their own airlines called Rwandair. Visit their website and check out their routes and prices. You could bump on cheap fares and save some money. Some routes are direct with no stopovers hence, less traveling time.

Visit the Kigali Genocide Monument: The Kigali genocide monument is a must visit for all clients who arrive in Kigali. This landmark will paint the dark history of Rwanda in your face. You will get to learn a lot about the 1994 Rwandan Genocide ie; how it started, what caused it and how it stopped. The visit takes about two hours hence, you have to make sure you are in Rwanda by 12:00 am.

Distance from Kigali to Bwindi

Transferring from Kigali to Bwindi is approximately $176.8 kms, about four to five hours of driving. This journey could have taken less time if it wasn't for Rwanda's low driving speed limit. Please note that there are no direct flights from Kigali to Bwindi. You can only travel by road.

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Choosing Uganda Gorilla Safaris from Rwanda

All in all, choosing Uganda gorilla safaris from Kigali is awesome. We specialize in offering such trips hence, guarantee the very best of your adventure. We can make this trip a reality to you at very low affordable costs. Just like mentioned earlier and above, if you book a trip that lasts for twelve days or more or rather travel in a group of eight tourists, we shall offer you a free Uganda gorilla permit worth $600. To claim a free Rwanda permit, you have to book in a group of eleven people or more. Contact us now for Uganda gorilla trekking safaris from Kigali.