Fly into Rwanda – Trek Gorillas in Uganda

Posted by on May 23, 2017

Fly into Kigali and go on a Gorilla Trek in Uganda

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Fly into Rwanda - Trek Gorillas in Uganda

Fly into Rwanda – Track Gorillas in Uganda is a money and time-saving possibility for those wishing only to track Gorillas.

The Southern Region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a reasonable distance from Kigali Airport. Making Fly into Rwanda – Trek Gorillas in Uganda a Time and Money savings possibility.

If you are only Gorilla Trekking you save a 9 hour long Drive-Time from Entebbe or Kampala and take advantage of lower permit prices, promotional permits and the exclusive Gorilla Habituation Experience which is 4-hours with a Gorilla Family on an all-day trek in the Rushaga Region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
It is only a 3-hour drive from Kigali Airport to the Rushaga Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.
Rwadair new flight:
Rwadair now flies to and from Kigali to Gatwick in the UK once a week – the perfect solution for UK Travelers who now do not fly to Kigali from the European Continent but fly to Kigali from the UK.  Add a safari long enough in Rwanda and southern Uganda and you have the perfect dream vacation in the heart of Africa.
May 2017 – CNN picks Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as one of the 5 Best Parks in Africa and flying to Rwanda gives you the closest access to Bwindi Forest in Uganda.

Benefits you gain by Flying into Rwanda and Tracking Gorillas in Uganda


  • 600 USD Gorilla Permits – compared to 1500USD in Rwanda.
  • 450 USD Discounted Permits in April, May, November.
  • 4 Hours with a Gorilla Family on a Gorilla Habituation Experience -1500 usd.  This is a Uganda Exclusive.
  • Reasonably priced Lodging in Rushaga, Nkuringo and along scenic Lake Mutanda.
  • Add Wildlife Parks with game drives, hot air balloon rides,  nocturnal Game drives.
  • Add Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon Hikes or Volcano Hiking or exploring the Forest with first people in the area – the Batwa Pygmies.
  • Add the Best Chimpanzee Trekking or the All-Day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in East Africa’s best Primate Park –  Kibale Forest.
  • Fly back home from Entebbe International Airport if you have added on other parks to your safari such as Queen Elizabeth Park and Kibale Forest for Chimpanzee Trekking.

gorilla-safari-2Fly into Rwanda – Trek Gorillas in Uganda  – Rushaga – Nkuringo Area – Bwindi Forest:

The majority of Habituated Gorilla families in Uganda are located near the border with Rwanda. It takes 8 to 10 hours to drive from Entebbe or Kampala and only 3 hours from Kigali – Rwanda. This is something that most visitors to Rwanda and Uganda do not know.  The reality about Gorilla Trekking in the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is this.

Flying into Kigali and driving to the Rushaga area of Bwindi is the fastest way to get there by Road.  It is just 3 hours coming and 3 hours going, save wear and tear, by having no long journey – a relative short drive-time.

Permit Prices in Uganda – 600 usd per person except for April – May and November 450 usd promotional permits during the off-season.  Permit prices in Rwanda  are 1500usd dollars per person all- year long.

Flying to Rwanda and Trekking is most inexpensive and comfortable way to get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an ancient forest that has never been disturbed by the surrounding volcanic activity.


Gorilla Habituation Experience – 4 Hours with the Mountain Gorillas – only in Uganda:Gorilla-habitution-experience

Just three hours from Kigali in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the one-of-a-kind Gorilla Habituation Experience.  An all-day Gorilla Trek that includes being for 4 hours in the presence of a mountain Gorilla family being habituated – a process that takes up to two years.  There are two groups being presently habituated and just a few are allowed each day to participate in the Gorilla Habituation Experience.

You will spend 4 hours with the gorillas plus the time trekking in and out to the gorilla family, making it a full day.

From Kigali Rwanda, this can easily be done in 3 days.  If you tracked 4 Gorilla Groups in Rwanda – the cost would be 6000 usd just for the permits, 4 hours in Uganda on a Gorilla Habituation Experience  1500 usd for each permit, less lodging cost since you will only need two nights in Uganda.

The Gorilla Habituation Experience is still a fairly new concept in Uganda, but goes well along with our Chimpanzee Habituation Experience and also our Golden Monkey Habituation Experience that are offered only in Uganda,


4 Day Upmarket G4 day gorilla habituation safariorilla Habituation Safari – from Kigali – Rwanda:

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a short distance from Kigali Rwanda to the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. A total of 3 hours drive time.

On this 4 day Safari from Kigali to the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest you land depart from the Kigali International Airport, stay overnight in Kigali and drive the next day to Uganda and Rushaga for your habituation experience Safari.

On the fourth day you return to Kigali for your flight out. The safari will be adjusted to both your arrival and departure times. On the fourth day you return to Kigali for your flight out back home tp your country of origin.


5-day-Rwanda-Uganda-Gorilla-Safari5 day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda and Uganda:

Trek Gorillas in the very Heart of Africa – Uganda and Rwanda. Fly in and out of Kigali Rwanda for this 5-day safari and track a Gorilla family in both Volcanoes National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest you can go on an all-day Trek and be 4 hours with the Mountain Gorillas on a Habituation Experience.

The two best parks in East Africa for Gorilla Trekking, just a few hours from each other – the perfect Primate Combination a Twice Gorilla Trekking safari in two countries.  No long drive-times – fly in and out of Rwanda for both Gorilla Treks.

With the new prices for permits in Rwanda, some travelers are rethinking this safari and opting for twice trekking in Uganda.


6-day-mgahinga-gorilla-park-hiking-safari6 Day Mgahinga Gorilla Park Trekking – Hiking – Climbing Safari:

Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda is about 2 1/2 hours drive-time from Kigali. Three of the Virunga Volcanoes are found in this small Park, hiking, climbing, Gorilla – Golden Monkey Trekking, Hiking the Batwa Trail with the first people of the forest.

This park is off of the beaten path, you feel all along trekking, hiking, volcano climbing here in Uganda.  It is a small park with 3 Volcanoes that belong to the Virunga Volcano Chain that extends into 3 countries.

On this 6 day Mgahinga Gorilla Park Safari – trek the Mountain gorillas, hike the through a Gorge, Climb a Volcano in a day-trip and spend interactive time with the Batwa Pygmies on the Batwa Trail. All within 2 1/2 hours of Kigali Rwanda.


hiking-thorugh-Bwindi-Impenetrable-Forest7 Day Twice Gorilla Trekking – Hiking Safari through Bwindi Forest:

This 7 day safari can begin and end in either Entebbe – Uganda or Kigali – Rwanda.  The Kigali Option cuts the drive-times from Entebbe or Kampala.

The safari is filled with action – two gorilla treks – one on either end of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

A time in the forest with the Batwa Pygmies in the Buhoma area.  Hiking through Bwindi Forest with the second gorilla trek the following day.

Hike down to Lake Mutanda and paddle in a dugout canoe across the lake to Kisoro where the safari comes to an end.


9day-Rwanda-Uganda9 Day – 3 Gorilla Trek – Dugout Canoeing – Hiking Safari:

Fly into and out of Rwanda – Trek Gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda – canoe across scenic Lake Mutanda – relax and chill out along Lake Bunyonyi

Hike through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in this moderately priced safari.  Lodging can be adjusted to your liking.

This 9 day 3 Gorilla Trek adventure is a once in a lifetime experience for the African Safari-Goer like no other.

You need to be moderately fit for this safari and Gorilla Treks can be adjusted to your fitness level. The oldest couple we have had on this safari was 79.


gorilla-habituation-information-tips-adviceGorilla Habituation Experience Information – Tips – Advice:

A Gorilla Habituation Experience Trek which is all-day and gives you four hours with a gorilla family can only be done in Uganda.

The good news is that Rushaga where you can track Gorillas paying 600 usd for permit, and gorilla habituation experience treks where the permits are 1500 usd for 4 hours with a gorilla family on an all-day trek with researchers and trackers in Uganda.

Our informational page about the Gorilla Habituation Experience gives you all that you need to know about the activity.

This is a new activity and were one of the first companies to take clients on a Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari


Fly into Kigali – Rwanda – fly home from Entebbe – Uganda:

Combine - Rwanda-Uganda-safariYou can start your Safari in Kigali – Rwanda, continue to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife game drives in Queen Elizabeth Park, Chimpanzee trekking or Chimpanzee Habituation Kibale Forest, 9 hour plus drive time to Entebbe.

The possibilities are endless when you combine the two countries into one safari, once again most people do not realize that is not either  – or when it comes to Uganda – Rwanda travel – you can combine the two, cut long drive times, benefit from lower permit costs and go on an all-day Gorilla Habituation Experience.

You can even reverse it and fly into Entebbe Uganda and fly out of Kigali Rwanda, you gain the benefits of seeing two countries, less cost, choose where you will track gorillas and enjoy your safari with us.

A Combination Safari gives you the best of both countries.


kabiza-brown-tan-logo-250know-ugandaOur Take:

Fly into Rwanda – Trek Gorillas in Uganda – it is the logical thing to do for those that want to save time and money. More and more of our clients choose to do so.

Many others fly into Kigali, Gorilla Trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and add other activities in Uganda’s parks including the best Chimpanzee Trekking in Africa.  It is good to take a look at a map of Uganda’s Parks to give you a better idea of their location as you plan a safari.

Flying into Rwanda and trekking Gorillas in Uganda is simply the most practical thing to do.  We would love to help in planning and creating your Safari in the heart of Africa.

About 30% of our Gorilla Clients take advantage of the fly into Rwanda and trek Gorillas in Uganda option.


If you are interested – contact us  – Fly into Kigali – Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda – Let us know.


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