Driving from Kigali to Bwindi forest for gorilla trekking in Uganda
Kisoro tours Uganda offers gorilla safaris in Bwindi forest starting from Kigali Rwanda, this has made the drive from Kigali to Bwindi forest in Uganda a major concern for many of our clients who fly into Kigali Rwanda and trek gorillas in Uganda.
Our Uganda gorilla safaris starting and ending in Kigali have become very popular because of the increment in Rwanda gorilla trekking permits prices, in May 2017 Rwanda doubled its gorilla permit costs from $750 to $1500 per person, this has made Rwandan gorilla permits very expensive to most of the tourists and visitors interested gorilla trekking most especially the budget travelers.
Because of gorilla permit price differences between Uganda and Rwanda, many tour operators have opted to advise their clients to fly into Kigali Rwanda and trek mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or in Mgahinga gorilla national park where gorilla safari is still affordable.
For example, currently, the Uganda gorilla permit cost $600 per person, in this case, if you compare it with the Rwanda gorilla permit price it meant that you will be saving $900 per permit, son in order for the tour companies to sustain business will be forced to book gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda where permits are cheaper because gorilla trekking experience is the same either in Uganda or in Rwanda
Kisoro tour Uganda recommends and advises its clients and other visitors to fly into Kigali International airport and after our driver guides will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or to Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda for your gorilla safaris at a more affordable price.
What is the cost of driving from Kigali Rwanda to Bwindi forest for my gorilla safari in Uganda?
You don’t have to mind about the cost of driving you from Kigali to Bwindi forest in Uganda for your gorilla trek because the cost is still far less, for example, our complete 2 days Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali costs only $1500 per person and our 3 days gorilla trekking tour costs $1800 per person both safaris includes transport in 4X4 vehicle, accommodation, all meals, one gorilla permit per person, bottled water on safari and services of driver/guide.
So still if you compare with Rwanda gorilla permit price $1500 of a single gorilla permit to trek gorillas in Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda, Kisoro tours Uganda we also offer gorilla trekking in DR-Congo which is, even more, cheaper, our Congo gorilla safaris start and end in Rwanda or Uganda so it means you still have to fly to Kigali international airport and transfer to Congo’s Virunga national park for Congo gorilla trekking
The Driving time from Kigali to Bwindi Forest in Uganda for Gorilla Safari?
Driving time from Kigali International Airport in Rwanda to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or to Mgahinga gorilla national park for gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, the drive from Kigali Rwanda to Bwindi forest takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach Bwindi through the Cyanika border in Kisoro district south of Bwindi forest or via Katuna Border in Kabale district north of Bwindi forest, this makes it easier to fly into Kigali and trek gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi forest
Comparing driving time from Entebbe to Bwindi forest and from Kigali?
As we have seen above it is only 3 to 4 hours driving time from Kigali airport in Rwanda to Bwindi forest while it takes you 8 to 9 hours driving time from Entebbe international airport to reach Bwindi forest, the drive from Entebbe to Bwindi takes through Kampala city, Uganda Equator, Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale, Kisoro and many more small towns and villages before reaching Bwindi forest or Mgahinga gorilla national park for your gorilla tracking safari
Because of the long distances/driving between Entebbe airport and Bwindi forest, Kisoro tours Uganda advises its clients and other visitors planning gorilla tracking safari in Uganda with limited time to fly to Kigali in Rwanda and drive to Uganda for your gorilla trekking safaris
Kisoro tours Uganda offers other Uganda Safaris that start and end in Kigali Rwanda?
Apart from Uganda gorilla safaris, we offer other many Uganda tours that can start and end in Kigali Rwanda, or at Entebbe Uganda depending on your preferences, Uganda has a lot more to offer from 10 national parks which include volcano hiking safaris, golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park, cultural tours, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park, bird watching safaris in the different parts of the country, game viewing in Murchison falls national park, Kidepo valley national park, Queen Elisabeth national park and many more others like Lake Mburo national park, Semeriki national park.
Kisoro tours Uganda recommends starting your gorilla safaris in Kigali Rwanda because it’s closer to the national parks, most Ugandan national parks are located in the south which is on the border of Rwanda so the closest international airport is Kigali airport in Rwanda. But I must say the long drive from Entebbe to Bwindi forest is more interesting because the is a lot to see along the way so, for those who have time, I would still recommend that you start your Uganda gorilla safari at Entebbe airport.
Kisoro tours Uganda can as well combine your Uganda gorilla tracking safari with other wildlife viewing safaris, hiking safaris, bird watching, and boat cruise at Kazinga channel connecting Lake Edward and Lake Gorge in Queen Elisabeth national park, and chimp trek in Kibale forest. Yes if you’re planning an Uganda safari flying into Kigali Rwanda and crossing to Bwindi forest to trek gorillas in Uganda is closer but also the long drive from Entebbe airport to Bwindi forest is more adventurous for those who want to explore more.
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