Rwanda the Best Starting Point for Uganda Gorilla Safari, the good location of Kanombe International Airport in Kigali the capital city of Rwanda makes it the best starting point for Uganda gorilla safari and other wildlife safaris, this is the easiest way for the tourist and other visitors to access Uganda, it is only about 4 hours drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park both parks are located in southwestern Uganda near the border of Rwanda.
So this means that client, tourist or other visitors who have tight scheduled and wants to go for gorilla safaris in Uganda because Uganda has the cheapest gorilla trekking permit if you compare with Rwanda where gorilla permits cost $1500 per person while in Uganda gorilla permits cost only $600 per person.
In simple calculation, this means if track gorillas in Uganda instead of Rwanda you will be saving $900 on each permit, this money can be used to extend your tour to other National parks in Uganda or elsewhere.
After giving the above comparison the choice is yours, it is also about 2 hours drive from Kigali International Airport to park headquarters of Volcanoes national park in Kinigi Musanze district, you can also easily access Akagera National Park for the game drive and boat cruise it takes about one hour drive from Kigali City, for dose interested in chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk can visit Nyungwe Forest National Park which is about 7 hours drive from the capital city Kigali.
According to new reports coming from Uganda Wildlife Authority and Rwanda Development Board, the gorilla trekking experience is the highlight of every tour to Uganda and Rwanda, it was also noted that gorilla tracking earns/brings in the highest revenue more than all other tourist activities combined to both countries.
Why do we recommend Rwanda as the Best starting Point for Uganda Gorilla Safari?
If you fly to Entebbe International Airport in Uganda it will take you 9 to 10 hours drive to reach Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, as we have seen above it is only 4 hours drive from Kigali Airport to reach Bwindi and mgahinga, this clearly indicates the difference in the distance, you save 6 hours on the road by starting your Uganda safari in Kigali Rwanda.
Fly into Kigali International Airport in Rwanda-track gorillas in Uganda and save $900 on each gorilla permit and also save 6 hours of driving time, instead of flying into Entebbe Airport where you will spend an almost full day driving to Bwindi forest, Kisoro Tours Uganda charges the same price for all its gorilla safari trips which starts in Kigali Rwanda or Entebbe Uganda, this means choosing Rwanda the Best Starting Point for Uganda Gorilla Safari it’s a good choice because of the reasons seen above.
Our safaris which start and end in Kigali Rwanda range from 2 day Uganda gorilla tour from Kigali Rwanda, a 3-day fly-in Rwanda track gorillas in Uganda, 5 day Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi Forest starting from Kigali Rwanda, 14 days Uganda gorillas-chimps and wildlife safari form Rwanda and many more of our safaris can start and ends in Entebbe Uganda or Kigali at no extra fee, just email our tour consultant at email@example.com for details or call us on +256 785790925 or +256 701479039 both numbers are also on whats-App.
Use of East African Tourist Visa on Uganda Safari Starting from Kigali?
Remember to use an East African tourist visa which allows you (3 months) 90 day of multiple entries to both countries, this East African Tourist Visa costs only $100 per person, also please take note that East African tourist visa can be purchased and paid for directly on your arrival at Entebbe Airport or Kigali Airport and at many other border entry points.
Traveling in East African Community countries has been made easier nowadays you only need to buy one visa which can take you to Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya, use Kisoro Tours Uganda on your gorilla’s safari and save money, our tour offers are best in the region just contact us.
It should also be noted that after 90 days of multiple entries to East African member countries, you cannot extend your East African Visa, in order for you to get a new visa you have to exit to another country which is not the East African Community, after that, you come back and get a new East African Visa for another 90 days, for further information you may need please let us know.
Kisoro Tours Uganda we are number leading gorilla safari company in Uganda, Rwanda, and D.R. Congo, we are best in Entebbe Uganda just about 5 mints drive from Entebbe International Airport, you can as visit our Trip Advisor and safari bookings pages and see what our past clients say about our personalized services at most affordable rates.