Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Kigali

Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Kigali, Kigali to Uganda Gorilla Trek

Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali in Rwanda is among the best gorilla tours where visitors will fly to Kigali International Airport and then transfer to Uganda to trek gorillas. From Kigali to Uganda, visitors go through Cyanika border in Kisoro or Katuna border in Kabale to visit the endangered mountain gorillas in either Mgahinga gorilla national park or Bwindi impenetrable national park. Bwindi or Mgahinga are where mountain gorillas in Uganda are found. From Kigali to Uganda, there is ease of transfer unlike from Entebbe or Kampala to reach the two gorilla parks in Uganda. Driving from Kigali to Uganda is cheaper and shorter as it takes only 3 to 4 hours to reach the gorilla habitats. The roads are smooth and secure offering spectacular views of the hilly green landscape. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the world’s best tourist destination to visit as it has numerous gorilla families spread across its four gorilla trekking sectors. Bwindi is a habitat for half the number of the surviving endangered mountain gorillas in the world. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the second home to the gorillas with only Nyakagezi family found there.

Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Kigali

The gorilla trips from Kigali to Uganda save a lot of time and money. In short, Kigali to Bwindi or Mgahinga tours are some of the cheapest ways to see gorillas in Uganda and attain same satisfaction and experience. For anyone looking for budget gorilla tours in Uganda, simply book a gorilla permit and request your trip organizer to start from Rwanda to Uganda. All Uganda gorilla tours from Kigali include the 1 day gorilla trek to Bwindi, 2 days gorilla safari and the 3 days gorilla trekking tour. You just need to fly into Rwanda and trek gorillas in Uganda by undertaking these major safaris from Rwanda. In case visitors need more activities before or after the gorilla adventure tours, that arrangement can be made. All tours that begin from Rwanda can be supplemented with more wildlife safari activities. Except the 1 day trip and the 2 days safaris whose only available time is for gorilla trekking, the rest of the safari tours can accommodation more activities for maximum enjoyment. A visitor is at liberty to tour Kigali by going to the Kigali Genocide Memorial plus other attractions in the city. The Non-gorilla trekking activities available on safari tours from Kigali are many. They include a visit to Lake Bunyonyi plus nature tours and community visits around the gorilla parks. Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga can also be put into a three days gorilla trip in that park.


Uganda Gorilla Tours from Kigali beyond 3 days

The gorilla trips from Kigali to Bwindi or Mgahinga national park may also go beyond the 1, 2 or 3 days. This is because Uganda has a lot to offer in terms of tours and safaris beyond mountain gorillas. These Rwanda-Uganda safari may begin and end in Kigali or start from Kigali and end in Kampala or Entebbe. This is determined by the visitors’ available time, budget and preferred activities. From Bwindi gorillas, one may extend the tour to Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Rwenzori Mountains or Kibale National Park. There are lots of tour activities to enjoy at those tourist sites. These include safaris, boat cruise, chimpanzee trekking, mountain hiking and nature tours among others.

In case of enough time for the Uganda holiday tours, tourists may extend to Semuliki, Murchison Falls National Park and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary before connecting to Kampala. From Kampala, one can visit Jinja, a hub for several tourist activities, Mount Elgon or Ssese Island and Bulago Island, the romantic holiday islands in Lake Victoria. While in Kampala, it’s hard to return to Kigali but to exit Uganda through Entebbe Airport. Alternatively, you can enter Uganda through Entebbe, do various tour activities, connect to Bwindi for gorilla trekking and exit through Kigali. Our proficient tour consultants are available to tailor-make your safari to your preferences. Get in touch with us and we give you customized gorilla trekking safaris and tours from Rwanda to Uganda and vice versa.



Gorilla Tracking Mgahinga

Fly into Rwanda and trek gorillas in Uganda by taking a 3 days gorilla safari to Bwindi. During the trip, you will have a Kigali City tour, gorilla adventure and nature and community walks in case time allows. Read More.


Gorilla Trekking Uganda

Visit gorillas in Uganda by going through Kigali. You will transfer to Bwindi forest, the home to mountain gorillas in Uganda. Stay an overnight, trek gorillas and drive back to Rwanda. Read More.


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This trip is among the cheapest ways to see gorillas in Uganda. You only need one day to transfer from Kigali early morning and arrive at the park in time. Trek gorillas and back to Kigali. Read More. 

How Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tours from Kigali started?

In the previous years, many tourists preferred Rwanda gorilla trekking to that of Uganda. This partly due to a 2-3 hours’ drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park as opposed to an 8-9 hour’s transfer from Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi. When Rwanda increased a gorilla permit price in 2017 from $750 to $1500 each, it opened up gorilla trekking routes to Uganda. All guests looking to cheaper safari options started entering Uganda. With the 1 day and 2 days safari options to Uganda, gorilla safaris from Kigali became prominent. From 2017, people started to visit gorillas in Uganda from Kigali as a friendlier alternative in terms of time and enjoyment. Doing Uganda gorilla tours from Rwanda saves a guest $900 on just one gorilla permit he would have got in Rwanda at $1500. The Uganda gorilla permit is at $700.

Distance from Kigali to Bwindi or Mgahinga

Transferring from Kigali to Bwindi is approximately $176.8 kms, about four hours drive. 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.

Reasons for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda through Kigali

Uganda gorilla trek from Kigali to Bwindi or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are time, energy and money saving. This is because there is a shorter driving distance from Rwanda to South western Uganda where the gorilla parks are found.

Driving Short Distance: It is 177 kms from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. At a moderate speed of 60 kms per hour, the 177 kms are covered in 4 hours. This distance vary accordingly depending on the sector of the park where one is doing gorilla trekking. Bwindi is divided into 4 regions including Rushaga, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Buhoma in the north of the park. Minus Buhoma sector, the remaining 3 region favor gorilla safaris from Rwanda. One cannot trek gorillas in Buhoma area if he only tracking to return to Rwanda.

Kigali to Bwindi Gorilla Trips Save Money: Since you can do a one or two days gorilla tour, such packages are among the affordable ways to see gorillas in Uganda. If you arrive in Kigali latest 3 or 4:00 pm, you can straight away transfer to Uganda, trek gorillas the next day and return to the city for a flight. From Kampala to Bwindi, it must be a minimum of 3 days tour, whether by road or flying to Bwindi or Kisoro. This means you spend more on accommodation and transport.

Savings on Flight Ticket to Rwanda: With Rwanda having its own airline, you may get a good discount on some direct flights from certain destinations to Kigali. Some flight routes are direct with no stopovers, meaning flying for lesser time is possible.

Kigali City Tour: when you choose to fly into Rwanda and visit gorillas in Uganda, you have a chance for a Kigali City tour. Among the major attractions in the city is the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a commemoration site for about 250000 victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. There are other attractions in Kigali as well. Apart from a 1 day gorilla trek, the rest of the safari packages from Rwanda to Uganda favor a Kigali City tour.

Uganda Gorilla Tours

In a nutshell, if you wish to do a gorilla safaris in Uganda from Kigali, just book an air ticket and a gorilla permit in time.  We shall organize for you a safari that will be enjoyable and memorable. Contact us today gorilla trekking tour in Uganda from Kigali.

The increment still put the Pearl of Africa in the number one position as the best and most affordable gorilla safari destination in Africa. So, fly into Rwanda and take up a safari to go and see Uganda gorillas in the wild. Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali also saves time on the ground transfer as its only 4 hours from Rwanda to Bwindi.

Gorilla Trekking Uganda are adventure tours to Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga National Park. To see mountain gorillas in Uganda, you have to Book gorilla permits to confirm your trip. Uganda gorilla safaris will give you the best holiday experience in the Pearl of Africa. At Gorilla Trekking Services, we offer budget gorilla trekking tours as the cheapest ways to visit gorillas in Uganda without compromising quality. Apart from gorilla trips, book tours to visit some of the best holiday destinations in Uganda.

Gorillas in Uganda

Gorillas in Uganda live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south western side of the country. There are about 1000 mountain gorillas in existence in the whole world. The endangered apes dwell in the forests of Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But Uganda and its Bwindi forest has the biggest number of Mountain goirllas in the wild. Bwindi boasts of around 19 gorilla families in Uganda whereas Mgahinga has one Nyakagezi gorilla group. Gorilla trekking in Uganda offers a rare opportunity to visit and see the everyday interactions of these gentle, mysterious primates.

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda from Kigali

Gorilla trekking adventure in Rwanda from Kigali is another alternative tour option for travelers interested in the trip to see these endangered primates. All  gorilla tours to the Volcanoes National Park mainly start from Kigali where visitors fly into the country and trek gorillas within it without crossing boarders. From Kigali, one take a 1 day gorilla safari and return in the evening. For fear of getting so tried with this short tour, 2 and 3 days are another better options where you trek gorillas and get a rest. A Rwanda gorilla permit is at USD 1500 per person per day. Rwanda’s Volcanoes park is also a home to golden monkey trekking as well as hiking mount Bisoke and Karisimbi, have a nature walk to Musanze caves or a tour of Iby’wachu Cultural Village.