Uganda Gorilla trekking tour from Kigali
Uganda gorilla trekking tour from Kigali: gorilla trekking is an interesting and the most famous activity in Uganda that allows visitors to move on foot into the tropical rainforests in search of the mountain gorillas and once found spend one hour with them in their natural environment. Gorilla trekking in Uganda attracts big numbers of tourists and it’s done in two destinations that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park while on a Uganda Safari.
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park
Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in south western region in Kanungu district and it’s the most visited gorilla destination due to the fact that it harbors the highest number of mountain gorillas which are found in four sectors which include Buhoma sector in the north, Nkuringo sector in the south, Ruhiija sector in the east and Rushaga sector in the south. Bwindi impenetrable national park is a home of more than 19 habituated gorilla families which are available for trekking on a daily basis and it also offers the adventurous gorilla habituation experience. Gorilla habituation is a process where the wild mountain gorillas are trained to get used to human presence for trekking. The habituation process takes a period of 2 to 3 years to be complete and it allows a maximum number of 4 people to visit a gorilla group under the habituation process unlike gorilla trekking which allows a maximum number of 8 people.
Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park
Mgahinga gorilla national park is another gorilla destination in Uganda located in southwestern region in Kisoro district. The park is a home of one habituated gorilla family called Nyakagezi which is available for trekking on a daily basis and allows a maximum of 8 people.
Uganda gorilla trekking tour from Kigali is however the best option where visitors will fly to Kigali international airport in Rwanda and then connect to Uganda through Katuna border in Kabale or Cyanika border in Kisoro and then continue to either Rushaga, Nkuringo sectors in Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park.
When you book a Uganda gorilla trekking tour from Kigali it means that your safari will start and end in Kigali Rwanda. Your gorilla trekking safari starts with a briefing at the park head quarters where after you will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is well conversant with trails in the jungle. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on where the mountain gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking you will be able to view other primate species like chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, view forest birds, different tree and plant species among others. Once the mountain gorillas are located, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their environment which gives you an opportunity to watch them feed, breastfeed, play, groom young ones, learn about their habits, behaviors, take photos and record the breathtaking moments to show people back home after the Uganda safari.
Reasons for trekking gorillas in Uganda from Kigali
There are several reason for trekking the mountain gorillas in either Mgahinga gorilla national park or Bwindi impenetrable national park including the short distance travelled in that it takes about 3 to 4 hours drive from Kigali international airport to one of the gorilla destinations in Uganda compared to 9 to 10 hour drive from Kampala/ Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park.
The other reason for trekking the mountain gorillas in Uganda from Kigali is to save money because a gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes national park Rwanda costs USD 1,500 per person for all nationalities compared a gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park which costs USD 700 per person for foreign non residents, USD 600 per person for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 per person for East African citizens. Therefore visitors who visit mountain gorillas in Uganda from Kigali are rewarded with unforgettable experiences and also save some money.
Another reason for trekking gorillas in Uganda from Kigali is that you will be able to visit two countries that is Rwanda which is the starting point in that you will fly to Kigali international airport and also visit Uganda where you will trek the mountain gorillas in either Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Uganda gorilla trekking tour from Kigali also gives you a chance to participate in an adventurous gorilla habituation experience which is only carried out in Rushaga sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park. The gorilla habituation experience allows you to spend four hours in the presence of the wild mountain gorillas under the habituation process.
Apart from trekking the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda from Kigali, there are other options of visiting the mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park for example booking charter or scheduled flights from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield and then fly to Kisoro airstrip or Kihihi airstrip and then connect to the park headquarters by road. You can also drive in a 4 WD safari vehicle from Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park which takes about 9 to 10 hours drive. Though use of road transport to the gorilla destinations is tiresome it offers you great views of beautiful scenery, landscape, Kigezi hills, countryside, roadside markets, views of the Equator among others.
Visitors interested in booking Uganda gorilla trekking tours from Kigali should have a valid East African tourist visa which allows you to visit Uganda and Rwanda and a valid passport. The East African tourist visa can be acquired online through Rwanda immigration website or upon arrival at Kigali international airport in Rwanda.
For more information about Uganda gorilla trekking tours from Kigali you can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website for affordable gorilla trekking packages like 3 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali, 2 days Uganda gorilla trekking tour from Kigali, 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari from Kigali among others.