The truth that should be told about Bwindi forest is that the trekking experience is much better than anywhere else that offers mountain gorilla trekking in Africa making Uganda the best place to encounter your lifetime of gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest from Kigali offers an amazing experience and also you get a chance to save $800 on each gorilla permit and also save on driving distances, the drive from Kigali to Bwindi forest is a 3 to 4 hours drive via Cyanika or Katuna borders while from Kampala/Entebbe International airport will take you about 8 to 9 hours drive which means gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest from Kigali will help you to save on both time and money.
You cannot talk about gorilla trekking without talking about the cost price, gorilla permit is the key to the accrual gorilla trekking in either Uganda or Rwanda, each country has its own permit price, for example, the Uganda gorilla permit costs $700 per person while Rwanda gorilla permit costs $1500 per person, in May 2017 when the Rwanda government decides to increase its gorilla permit price a big number of travelers prefer to fly to Kigali international airport in Rwanda and go gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest from Kigali because Uganda is more affordable and more so it can easily be accessed via Kigali, so budget travelers prefer to fly to Kigali international airport and cross to Uganda. If you trek gorillas in Uganda instead of Rwanda it means you will be saving $800 and about 5 hours on the road.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali takes about four hours drive to the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park-Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors, flying to will help you to save on 9 hours drive from Entebbe international airport to Bwindi forest.
Flying to Rwanda and starting your Uganda trekking in Bwindi forest from Kigali becomes march cheaper and affordable since on your arrival our representative will be waiting for you and transfer you to Bwindi forest in Uganda which means that travelers won’t spend money on accommodation for the first and last night because after trekking you will be transferred back to Kigali on the same day. What marks gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest from Kigali is cheaper it because of gorilla permit price in Uganda which costs $700 while gorilla permit in Rwanda costs $1500 which is double if you compare both countries.
Apart from the differences in gorilla permit prices between the two countries, another reason is the distance from Kigali to Bwindi forest is a shorter just 3 to 4 hours drive which is twice the distance if you are driving from Entebbe airport to Bwindi forest
Another advantage of starting your gorilla safari from Kigali is that you can as well arrive at Kigali international airport and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park on the same day, trek gorillas the next day and after the trek drive back to Kigali airport for departure in the late evening which means with a minimum of 2 days travelers can fly to Kigali and trek gorillas in Uganda
At Kisoro tours we recommend to those who are wishing to take advantage of Uganda’s cheaper and affordable Gorilla trekking permits to start and end their Uganda gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forest from Kigali because it’s one of the cheapest ways to book affordable gorilla safari in Africa, our team will design for you a tail-made safari itinerary that will perfectly fit with your budget and time.
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