Gorilla trekking safaris via Kigali can reduce on the drive time from the Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park. It should be noted that Kigali Airport is much closer to Bwindi than Entebbe International Airport. From Entebbe International Airport, one has to drive about 8 to 10 hours to reach the southern sector of Bwindi yet it’s about 5 to 6 hours from Kigali Airport to the southern part of Bwindi in Rushaga and Nkuringo. This, therefore, makes trekking of gorillas in Uganda via Kigali much easier compared to those that access it via Entebbe International Airport.
The main reason as to why trekking gorillas via Kigali are vital is because of the short driving distance to arrive at the park. From the park via chanika borders, it only takes 2-3 hours and from Cyanika to Rushaga or Nkuringo is an additional 2 hours making it 5-6 hours. This, therefore, is much better than flying through Entebbe International Airport. By doing so, the clients do not have to get so tired on the road and will have enough time of relaxation at the lodge before planning for their gorilla trek the next day.
The other vital advantage of trekking Uganda gorillas via Kigali is that you avoid paying for Rwanda gorilla permits which are so expensive. For example, one treks gorillas in Uganda via Kigali saves 900 dollars which can be used for the rest of the safari items.
Trekking the mountain gorillas via Kigali has been made easier by introducing the East African tourist Visa. It could have been very costly if one has to pay for both Uganda and Rwanda visa but with $100, you will be allowed to visit both countries. This, therefore, means that whether you will be flying into Uganda through Kigali or if you are working in Kigali and wants to trek Uganda gorillas, our company will be able to organize this for you.