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Gorilla Trekking Safari From Kigali

May 19, 2020
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Gorilla trekking safari from Kigali: Gorilla trekking is an exciting activity where visitors move into the dense tropical rainforests in search of the habituated gorilla families and once found spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is carried out in two destinations that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. gorilla trekking is also done in other African destinations including Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Virunga national park and Kahuzi Biega national park in Democratic Republic of Congo though Uganda is the best and most visited gorilla trekking destination due to the highest number of mountain gorillas which are found in bwindi impenetrable national park.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is carried out in Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in southwestern Uganda in Kanungu district and harbors about 19 habituated gorilla families which are found in four sectors namely Ruhija sector in the east, Nkuringo sector in the south, Buhoma sector in the north and Rushaga sector in the south. Mgahinga gorilla national park is another gorilla destination in Uganda located in southwestern Uganda in Kisoro district. Mgahinga gorilla national park harbors 2 habituated gorilla families namely Nyakagezi and Hirwa family.When you book a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali you can either trek gorillas in Mgahinga gorilla national park or Bwindi impenetrable national park. There are two sectors in Bwindi impenetrable national park which are easily accessed by visitors from Kigali such as Rushaga sector which is located in the southern sector of the park harboring 8 habituated gorilla families and Nkuringo sector located in southwestern part of the park harboring 3 habituated gorilla families. on your gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali your journey will start from Kigali and end in Kigali therefore you will fly to Kigali international airport, transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park for gorilla trekking and then travel back to Kigali.

Reasons for trekking mountain gorillas in Uganda from Kigali

There are various reason why visitors book a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali including

Short distance, Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in southwestern Uganda and takes about 7 to 8 hours’ drive to the park and 8 to 9 hours’ drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park which is a long distance and driving from Kigali to any of the parks takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive which is a short distance. When driving from Kigali to Uganda you will pass via Cyanika border in Kisoro and Katuna border in Kabale, this saves visitors who do not like travelling long distances.

Save money, when you book a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali helps you to save money on your safari because a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda costs $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for East African citizens which is cheaper compared to a gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes national park which costs $1500 for all nationalities. On your gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali, you will save almost half of the money on the permit and transportation which you can use to participate in other activities in the park or visit other destinations in Uganda.

Short safari, booking a Uganda gorilla trekking safari from Kigali decreases on the number of days to spend on a safari in that you can book a 2 days gorilla trekking safari where on day 1: you will drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park and on day 2: carry out gorilla trekking and transfer back to Kigali compared to trekking gorillas from Entebbe because due to the long distance to the parks the least gorilla trekking package is 3 days which means that on day 1:you will travel to Bwindi forest national park, day 2: gorilla trekking, day 3: transfer back to Kampala.

Booking a Uganda gorilla trekking safari gives you an opportunity of visiting two countries Uganda and Rwanda which are blessed with breathtaking and beautiful attractions such as hills, landscapes, mountains, hospitable people among others.

Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park starts early in the morning with a briefing about the expectations during trekking. After the briefing you will be grouped into 8 people to trek each habituated gorilla family and grouping is done according to physical fitness, age among others so that visitors who are not physically fit are allocated gorilla families that are nearby. You will then start trekking in the jungle with a park guide who will be sharing information about the endangered mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking takes about 2 to 7 hours depending on the location of the gorilla family and once the gorillas have been found, you will spend one hour with them in their natural habitat taking photos, recording the moments, learning about their life style, habits, behaviors among others.

Visitors interested in Uganda gorilla trekking safari from Kigali should purchase a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda which costs $700 for foreign non-residents and $600 for foreign residents in advance before the trekking date because gorilla trekking permits in Uganda are competitive and usually get sold out especially during the peak season.

How to get to Uganda from Kigali for gorilla trekking

Both Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park are located in southwestern Uganda and when driving from Kigali you will pass via Cyanika border which is situated in Kisoro or Katuna border in Kabale and continue to the park headquarters 177 kilometers by road and takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive. Visitors should however know that there are no flights from Kigali international airport to Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park

Uganda gorilla trekking safari from Kigali gives you incredible and lifetime memories on your safari as you spend time with the gorillas watching them feed, breastfeed, take plenty of photos among others therefore visitors interested in Uganda gorilla trekking safari from Kigali can book safari packages like 2 days gorilla trekking Uganda from Kigali, 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali with Africa Adventure Vacations or visit our website for more information.

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