Kisoro is the center of mountain gorilla tracking in Uganda, from Kisoro town to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is just 14 kilometers while from Kisoro to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is 36 kilometers to the south of Bwindi forest-Rushaga sector, and Nkuringo sector so low-budget travelers who wish to trek gorillas at affordable and pocket friendly can use the bus or other public transport that goes to Kisoro towns daily and once you are in Kisoro town you can hire a taxi to take you to Mgahinga or Bwindi forest depending on which park you wish to see gorillas from, for those who are interested in starting their gorilla safari from Kisoro town can as well contact us at Kisoro Tours Uganda we will provide you with all information you need to make it easy for you at free of charge.
Those also with more money and planning to start their gorilla safari in Bwindi or Mgahinga from Kisoro town, can fly to the Kisoro airstrip using domestic flights which flies, so gorilla trekking in Mgahinga or Bwindi from Kisoro is very possible and it is a shorter distance connecting to either of the parks from Kisoro town, if you are flying to Kisoro airstrip on your arrival you will need to hire a car that will transfer you from the airstrip to Bwindi or Mgahinga for your gorilla trekking next day, after trekking the same care will bring you back to the airstrip or Kisoro town, contact us we shall organize everything for you at affordable price on both gorilla permits and transport.
From Kisoro town to Rushaga and Nkuringo sector the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park it is approximately one and a half to 2 hours’ drive from any here in Kisoro town but it depends if it’s not in the rainy season because sometimes during the season the road from Kisoro town to Bwindi Forest is not good, while from Kisoro town to Mgahinga gorilla national park is just about 45 minutes drive.
Other than mountain gorilla tracking in Mgahinga there many other day tourist activities that can be done in Mgahinga from Kisoro which include the flowing?
Many of the tourists ask if there is any other thing to do while in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park other than the usual gorilla tracking? The answer is yes mountain gorilla tracking is the main activity in Bwindi but there are many other activities that can be done before or after gorilla tracking, among the other things to do before or after Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga or Bwindi from Kisoro includes the flowing.
One can easily fly to Kigali international airport in Rwanda and cross to Kisoro from Kigali via the Cyanika border and trek in either Bwindi or Mgahinga, it is approximately a 3 to 4 hours drive from Kigali to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Both Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park is located in southwestern Uganda bordering Rwanda, the drive from Kigali to Kisoro is very interesting it will take you through amazing views and fascinating landscapes before you reach the Cyanika border to cross to Uganda and cross the border you can have a stopover in Kisoro town for lunch or drink before you continue to your final destination which is Bwindi forest or Mgahinga for your gorilla tracking experience.
Those who are flying into Kigali and wish to go gorilla trekking in Mgahinga or in Bwindi from Kisoro can as well book some of the most popular gorilla trekking trips that start and end in Kigali which include 2 days of Uganda gorilla trekking starting from Kigali and 3 days fly in Kigali and trek gorilla in Uganda.
Most travelers are interested in trekking gorillas in Uganda starting from Kigali because of the driving distance from Entebbe airport to Bwindi which takes about 8 to 9 hours drive compared to those who fly to Kigali airport have to drive only about 3 to 4 hours from Kigali to Bwindi forest or Mgahinga, the main factor to why most tourists choose to trek gorillas in Uganda instead of Rwanda is the gorilla permit price for example in Uganda permit goes for only $700 per person while Rwanda gorilla permit costs $1500 per person which means if one trek Uganda gorilla instead of Rwandan gorillas it mans one will be saving $800 on each gorilla permit and remember the trekking experience is the same. Anyone who is interested in a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda starting from Kigali Rwanda please contact us we will provide you with all information you need free of charge.
What people don’t know about mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest Uganda? The fact is that Uganda is home to more than half of the total remaining mountain gorillas population on this planet, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park alone hosts over 65% of the total mountain gorillas that still excites the world, now this means that there is no better place on this planet for you to enjoy this lifetime experience of gorilla trekking other than in Bwindi forest of Uganda. It is also a fact that many don’t know that humans share up to 96% DNA with these endangered mountain gorillas.
Kisoro Tours Uganda we are one of the top local tour operator 100% locally fully owned and run by knowledgeable Ugandans, our main office is in Entebbe and another office in Kisoro offers cheaper and affordable gorilla trekking in Mgahinga or Bwindi from Kisoro and from any other part of the Country. Kisoro Tours we are fully registered by the Government and Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and we are also a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators ( AUTO), we are also highly reviewed and recommended on trip advisor you can check and see what our previous clients say about us.
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