Uganda gorilla trekking from Kenya or Tanzania: Kisoro tours Uganda has continued to promote gorilla safaris in Uganda and Rwanda starting from either Kenya or Tanzania which means that tourists are given a chance to first enjoy wildlife game viewing in Kenya or Tanzania before going for primates trekking in Uganda or Rwanda, it is well known that mountain gorilla trekking can only be done in four national pars found three countries in Africa.
Those parks include the famous Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park both parks are found in southwestern Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, and Virunga national park in DR-Congo. currently, we are not recommending to our clients to go to Congo for gorilla trekking because of insecurity in the area of Virunga national park so for now, the only recommended gorilla trekking destination is Uganda and Rwanda but in case you need more information about Uganda gorilla trekking from Kenya or Tanzania contact us we will advise you accordingly.
Kenya and Tanzania are the best wildlife viewing safari destination in Africa but there are no primates (mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees, golden monkeys, and many other primates) in Kenya and Tanzania, this is why Kisoro Tours Uganda though of combining Uganda gorilla trekking with wildlife game safari starting from Kenya or Tanzania.
Uganda gorilla trekking from Kenya or Tanzania is easy other than Rwanda because Kenya and Tanzania are bordering with Uganda for it is easy for us to pick our clients from the border or from Nairobi or from Arusha who have started their safari from Kenya or Tanzania.
Our clients who are interested in both Uganda gorilla trekking and wildlife safari can easily fly to Kenya or Tanzania and after enjoying wildlife safari can connect to Uganda by air or by road depending on one’s budget. In fact, once you are in Uganda you can as well choose to use road or fly to different national parks using domestic, for example, there is a daily scheduled flight from Entebbe international airport to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park for gorilla trekking, those flights lands at Kisoro airstrip or Kihihi airstrip daily. If you choose to drive from Entebbe/Kampala to Bwindi forest it will take you about 9 to 10 hours drive while if you choose to fly it takes only about 45 minutes to one hour.
For the budget travelers, you can as well opt to use public transport connecting to Uganda which helps you to save some money, there are daily scheduled public transport (buses) if you are using public transport from Kenya to Uganda you have to get it from Nairobi because there are many bus companies connecting to Uganda daily and if you are connecting from Tanzania to Uganda you have to get the buses from Arusha. For those who book with us we can as well help to arrange for you a bus that connects from Kenya or Tanzania to Uganda, just contact us we will provide with all information you need.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda is done daily throughout the year but most tourists prefer visiting Uganda during dry season also known as pear season in the months of June, July August, September, December, January, and February so this means during the above months you need to book your gorilla trekking permit in advance because permits are on the high demand. You can still enjoy your trekking during the wet season also known as the low season in the months of March, April, May, and November, during this time known as wet/low season the jungle is lee congested, and also it is easier to get gorilla permit which means that you can even book on last minute but also remember during wet/season the trails in the forest is muddy and slippery so prepare according.
Uganda gorilla permit costs $700 per person in either Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or in Mgahinga gorilla national park while Rwanda gorilla permit costs $1500 per person in Volcanoes national park making the most expensive gorilla permits in Africa which means Rwanda targets only luxury tourists because it is not easy for the budget tourist to pay $1500 for a permit only while in Uganda permit costs $700, this means if trek gorillas in Uganda instead of Rwanda you will be saving $800 on each permit and this money can be used to extend your tour to other national parks like Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee trekking. Uganda remains as the safest and cheapest gorilla trekking destination in Africa, for other details about gorilla trekking safaris starting from Kenya or Tanzania contact Kisoro tours Uganda we are at your disposal for any other information you may need.