Uganda tours via Kigali Rwanda or Tanzania
Kisoro Tours Uganda organizes the most affordable and the best Uganda tours via Kigali Rwanda, all our Uganda gorilla and wildlife Safaris that start via Kigali can as well end in Entebbe or Kampala depending on where you want to start and end your Uganda tour. Uganda gorilla tracking is done in both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and wildlife safaris to the savannah national parks and other top places in Uganda.
When you book your Uganda tour via Kigali Rwanda with Kisoro Tours Uganda be rest assured that our tour consultants will be at your disposal to give you the best pre-tour advice to help you plan for your best Uganda gorilla tour and wildlife safari. All our Uganda tours starting from Kigali Rwanda includes the best accommodation facilities around Bwindi forest, Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks and other National Parks, we also use 4×4 Safari Vehicle that is a road worth your comfort as you enjoy your safari holiday in East Africa, our driver/guides are well experienced and knows well the roads of East Africa. You can reach out to our expert for free information to help start planning for your Uganda tours via Kigali Rwanda.
Uganda Gorilla Tours starting from Tanzania
Kisoro Tours Uganda also organize gorilla tours via Tanzania, for those who are planning to visit Uganda and Rwanda for gorilla tours via Tanzania, Kisoro Tours Uganda can combine your Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda safari, for example, if you are based in Tanzania and you want to go for gorilla tracking in either Uganda or Rwanda. Kisoro Tours can easily combine your Tanzania wildlife safari with Uganda gorilla tours, contact us we will help plan an Uganda gorilla tour via Tanzania.
Tanzania offers a unique safari experience in East Africa with the most beautiful savannah national parks in Africa and the breathtaking experience of Mountain Kilimanjaro hiking, though Kisoro Tours Uganda, it is now possible to go for gorilla tracking tours in either Uganda or Rwanda via Tanzania by road or by air.
Gorilla Tracking is an all-time once-in-a-lifetime experience that is only found in East Africa, Gorilla tracking is the number one tourism product that attracts many travellers all over the world to visit Uganda, Rwanda and DR-Congo. Despite the high costs of gorilla permits to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, the mountain gorilla trek is one of the best wildlife experiences in the world that every traveller would include on their travel bucket list of things to do on his/her African safari.
Mountain gorilla Tracking involves hiking and walking up and down through the rain forests in Uganda, Rwanda or in DR-Congo, gorilla trek at some point is done in difficult terrain with thick vegetation in the impenetrable forest as you search for gorillas. Gorilla trek can be a little challenging so it requires one to be fit mentally and physically at the time of the trekking, gorilla trek gives tourists and other visitors the opportunity to encounter and see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.
Mountain Gorilla Tracking Locations in Africa?
Uganda tours via Kigali Rwanda or Tanzania: mountain gorilla tracking is only done in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo, the only remaining mountain gorillas live in four national parks which include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National both parks located in southwestern Uganda, Volcanoes National Park located in northern Rwanda and Virunga National Park located in Virunga mountains in DR-Congo.
Do I need a permit to see mountain gorillas?
Talking about Uganda tours via Kigali Rwanda or Tanzania, in order to see or trek mountain gorillas in any of the above national parks a gorilla tracking permit is required for you to be allowed to go for trekking them in their natural habitat. gorilla tracking starts with first acquiring a gorilla permit, once you have it you can start planning dates for gorilla trekking, gorilla permits are in high demand so we recommend that you book your permit in advance to avoid missing out on your preferred date and month most especially if you plan to visit during the peak season in the months of June, July, August, October, September, December January and February, it is always good to book your gorilla permit at least 6 months to a year in advance prior travelling. Gorilla permits can be purchased or booked directly from Uganda Wildlife Authority at their offices in Kampala or at their office in Kisoro, for Rwanda you can book directly from Rwanda Development Board at their offices in Kigali however it is always much easier and recommended to book your gorilla permit through local trusted Tour Operator like Kisoro Tours Uganda.
What is the cost of Uganda Gorilla permits?
The price of an Uganda gorilla permit is $700 Per person per trek for foreign nonresidents, $600 Per person for residents and $70 for Uganda and other East African Citizens, Uganda gorilla trekking permit gives you an opportunity to encounter mountain gorillas in either Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Uganda has the highest number of habituated gorilla families/groups with 20 habituated families in the Bwindi forest and 1 gorilla family in Mgahinga National Park, This means there are 168 Gorilla permits are available daily in both Bwindi forest and Mgahinga. Apart from standard gorilla tracking which allows tourists to spend one hour with gorillas, Uganda has an option of spending more time with the mountain gorillas through the Gorilla habituation experience which allows you to spend up 4 hours them in Bwindi forest-Rushaga sector, the gorilla habituation permit costs $1500 per person, this gives tourists opportunity to spend 4 hours with wild mountain gorillas that under habituation process with the guidance of well-experienced rangers and researchers.
What is the cost of Rwanda gorilla permits?
Rwanda gorilla permit costs $1500 Per person per trek for foreign nonresidents, $500 Per person for foreign residents and $200 for Rwandans and East African Citizens, Rwanda gorilla permit allows you to spend one hour with the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Rwanda has the most expensive gorilla permit some tourist considers it as a high-end gorilla safari destination but Uganda gorilla permits are there for all types of tourists. Rwanda has 12 Gorilla families/groups which means they have only 96 Gorilla permits available daily and they are in high demand so please contact us in advance for your booking.
What is the cost of DR-Congo gorilla permits?
The cost of a DR-Congo gorilla permit in Virunga National Park is $500 per person per trek, while for those interested in seeing lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Beiga National Park, the permit costs $400 for foreign nonresidents, $200 for East Africa Citizens and $20 Congolese resident. However, because of insecurities in the Virunga mountains on the DR-Congo side Getting we are currently not recommending to our clients to go to DR-Congo for gorilla tracking at ill, there is good security for the clients, this means that currently, we are only offering gorilla tours in Uganda and Rwanda.
What is included in the gorilla permit?
If you book a gorilla permit, it is important to note that the gorilla permit price excludes car hire (transport), flights, accommodation, meals and other expenses like driver/guide; so you will need to contact Kisoro Tours Uganda for detailed safari package.
Is there an age limit on gorilla tracking in Uganda, Rwanda and DR-Congo?
Yes the minimum age for gorilla tracking is 15 years and above however there is no maximum age for gorilla tracking as long as you are fit enough to walk for a few hours, Kisoro Tours Uganda has an option for elderly and disabled people who wish to see mountain gorillas in its natural habitat in Uganda
It is now possible in Uganda through the provision of sedan chair carriers, The chairs are used to carry the elderly, disabled and those who are unfit to walk up to the gorillas, elderly, disabled and those who are unfit will be carried by potters to and from the gorillas in the forest during tracking, the price of hiring the sedan chair for elderly, disabled and those who are unfit ranges between $300 to $500, this can be easily arranged the only thing you need to is to contact us in advance and we will make your dream come true, don’t let your dream of seeing mountain gorillas die because you are an elderly, disabled or unfit. Kisoro Tours Uganda will make it possible.
Is there the best time to go for gorilla tracking & other Uganda tours via Kigali Rwanda or Tanzania?
Gorilla tracking in either of the countries can be done any day throughout the year however some tourists and other visitors prefer to come for Uganda tours via Kigali Rwanda or Tanzania during the dry also known as high season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January, and February because when it’s dry it is much easier to drive on some bad roads in the national the parks and also it much easier to get good photos in the dry season and much easy to walk in the forest when trekking gorillas.
What to pack for Uganda tours via Kigali Rwanda or Tanzania?
We have put tougher a packing list for you during gorilla tracking and a general packing list to make you comfortable while on Uganda tours via Kigali Rwanda or Tanzania, see below for a full list
- Camera with extra batteries
- Proper hiking boots
- Rain Jacket
- Garden gloves
- Insect Repellent
- Sandals/strops/walking shoes
- Hat and Sunscreen
- Small backpack bag
- Pair of Trekking Pants/trousers
- Waterproof Ankle Gaiters
- Energy giving Snacks
Why book with Kisoro Tours your Uganda tours via Kigali Rwanda or Tanzania?
Kisoro tours will organize your Uganda tours via Kigali Rwanda or Tanzania, contact our tour consultant who will take through the booking process and also advise you accordingly, Kisoro Tours offers different tour packages ranging from camping safari, budget tours, mid-range tours to luxury safaris, just feel free to interact with our tour consultants for the best offers as we tail-made your Uganda tour starting from Kigali or Tanzania. Kisoro Tours we are highly recommended on Trip Advisor you can check out what our previous clients say about our services.