Uganda Gorilla Tracking Safari from Kigali
This 1 Day Uganda Gorilla Tracking Safari from Kigali is convenient as it is very easy to cross into Uganda and go for a gorilla trek in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and after drive back to Rwanda. Because of the gorilla trekking permit price differences between Uganda and Rwanda.
For example, currently, the gorilla permit in Rwanda costs $1500 per person while in Uganda permit costs $700 per person, this means if track gorillas in Uganda you will be saving $800 on each permit.
So for budget travelers, we would recommend that you do your gorilla safari in Uganda in order to save money for other safari activities, all our gorilla tours and other wildlife safaris start and end in Rwanda, and our tour guides/drivers will pick and drop you back after your safari.
On this gorilla tour in Uganda starting from Rwanda, the driving time from Kigali to reach Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park takes about 4 hours drive, so please plan accordingly, you will cross via the Cyanika border on the Kisoro side or Katuna border on the Kabale side.
Safari Highlights of 1 day Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda from Rwanda
- Scenic drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
- Stopover in Ruhengeri and at the Cyanika Border
- Gorilla tracking in the Bwindi forest or in Mugahinga
Tour Summary of 1 day Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda from Rwanda
Day 1: Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda from Rwanda and after Tracking Return to Kigali
Day 1: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest from Rwanda
On this day alternatively, you can spend a previous night in Uganda or we can pick you up on this same day at 6:00 am depending on where you are staying in Rwanda, gorilla tracking starts at 7:45 with a briefing from Uganda Wildlife Authority Park rangers/guides.
After briefing hike into Bwindi forest or in Mgahinga National Park looking for the gorilla family that you have been allocated to track, once you find the gorilla you are allowed to spend one hour viewing them, taking photos learning their behaviors as they do their daily work, after mountain gorilla tracking your return back to the starting point. Gorilla trekking time can last between 30 minutes and 6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas
End of the 1 day Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda from Rwanda
- All our tours/safaris can start and end in Kigali Rwanda or Entebbe Uganda with no extra costs
- Our tour consultant is at your disposal for any information you may need 24/7
- We do all your airport transfers in Kigali or Entebbe
- We arrange accommodation for you a day before the tour starts and on the day tour ends with no extra costs
Transportation & Guides
We use both standard 4×4 customized safari vans and 4×4 luxury customized safari Land cruisers as our road mode of transport for game viewing, taking photos wildlife filming, and photography, all our safari vehicles have a pop-up roof for proper game viewing and easy to take as many photos as you can, with also charging system for your cameras, phones and also every client is guaranteed of a window seat for easy view.
Our drive/guides are very professionally and well trained, we know every successful safari needs a great guide, majority of the comments from our clients regarding our services are centered on the professionalism of our guides, returning clients request the same guide on their second and third trip.
The Price Includes
One Uganda gorilla permit per person (US$700 each)
Private transport in a comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle
Services of a professional English speaking driver/tour guide
Lunch and bottled mineral water in the car
All park entry fees
The Price Excludes are;
Accommodation is not included but we can arrange it for you on the request
Flights and incurrence, drinks, tips, and all other personal expenses
|Cost per person sharing
|Price(USD) Moderate Safari
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Uganda Gorilla Safaris From Kigali
These Uganda Gorilla Safaris Starting From Kigali Rwanda save you the long drive from Kampala, which is usually 8-9 hours, and take you through Rwanda’s countryside and crossing the border to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Most people that want to take this route want to use the advantage of Uganda’s cheaper gorilla permits and better jungle experience.