Save Time- Money – Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda
Your Best Choice is to Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Parl
Why Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda? Why should an African traveler who wants to trek Gorillas in Uganda fly to Rwanda? The answer is a simple one based on geography.
Kigali International Airport in Rwanda is not only the Gateway to Rwanda but also DR Eastern DR Congo and Southwestern Uganda, where Mgahinga Gorilla Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest are located. Flying into Rwanda – Trek Gorillas in Uganda is the best option saving you time and Money.
Flying into Rwanda for a Gorilla Safari is the best option for many Gorilla Trekkers who want the Money to stretch further and save on the time it takes to drive to Mgahinga Gorilla Park or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Driving to Mgahinga Gorilla Park or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest takes nine to ten hours from Entebbe. It is only a three-hour drive to Mgahinga Gorilla Park and four hours to Rushaga or Nkuringo in the southern areas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, making Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda the logical choice for most.
Your Safari can also begin in Kigali, Rwanda, and end in Entebbe. You can enjoy a drive-time, money-saving Gorilla, Chimpanzee Wildlife Safari taking in Primate Trekking, Wildlife Game drives, boat rides, and nature walks in the scenic and biodiverse Pearl of Africa that ends at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. Furthermore, such a safari can be reversed, ending in Kigali, Rwanda.
Why Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda?
- Save $800 on Gorilla Permits: Permits in Uganda are only $700 and not $1,500 like in more expensive Rwanda for the same experience.
- Gorilla Trekking Safaris at Half the Price: A three-day Gorilla Safari in Uganda most often costs at least half the price of what the same safari would cost you in Rwanda without compromising the quality of experience or lodging.
- Shorter Drive-Times to Ugandan Gorilla Parks: It is a three-hour drive to Mgahinga Gorilla Park and four hours to the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The drive time from Entebbe into south Bwindi Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park is 10 hours.
- Save a Considerable Amount of Money on Lodging: Save on accommodation costs. Rates for exclusive, luxury and mid-range lodges are lower than in Rwanda.
- Spend more time with a Gorilla Family: Uganda is the only country with the Gorilla Habituation Experience, where you spend up to four hours with a gorilla Family with only four participants. The permit price is $1,500.
- Begin your Safari at Kigali Airport in Rwanda and end it at Entebbe International Airport: Explore Uganda and discover why it is the Pearl of Africa on an 8 to 14-day Gorilla-Chimpanzee-Wildlife Safari.
Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda makes a lot of Sense
Flying into Kigali, Rwanda, for the beginning of your Safari, brings Mgahinga Gorilla Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest closer without an endless drive.
Flying out of Entebbe International, Uganda, at the end of the Safari not only saves time and Money but is simply logical.
The drive time to Mgahinga Gorilla Park is three hours across the Rwandan border—the drive time to Rusha or Nkuringo in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest southern area.
Drive time to Mgahinga Gorilla Park is just three hours. The drive time to Rushaga or Nkuringo in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is four hours.
Over 80% of our clients fly into Uganda’s Kigali, Rwanda, and Trek Gorillas. Most will add Golden Monkey and Chimpanzee Tracking and visit Queen Elizabeth Park, Murchison Falls National Park, or Lake Mburo National Park.
Many end their Safari with some Relax and chill-out time before flying out of Entebbe International Airport.
Our Fly into Rwanda – Trek Gorillas in Uganda Safaris
3-Day Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park:
You can do this Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park, where three Virunga Volcanoes are located. Gorilla Trekking replicates trekking in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda since you are touring Gorillas on the same Mountains but on the other side of them.
The Nyakagezi Gorilla Family usually treks here with five Silverbacks, a rarity.
In Mgahinga Gorilla Park, you can add Golden Monkey Trekking. Volcano Climbs to your Safari. Lodging is exclusive, but Mount Gahinga Lodge is just outside the Park.
Drive-Time from Kigali to Mgahinga Gorilla Park is 3 hours plus, depending on the border crossing. Read more here about this Safari:
3-Day Value+ Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari – Rushaga Area of Bwindi:
This is the one-of-a-kind Gorilla Activity only available in Uganda. The activity occurs in Rushaga, where you spend 4 hours with a gorilla family, researchers, and trackers.
This is an all-day trek and includes being 4 hours with a gorilla family. The Habituation Experience has become our most popular activity, even though the permits are $1,500.
You fly into Kigali and cross the border into Uganda on a scenic drive of 4-hours plus. Stay in a quality Value+ Midrange Safari Lodge. There will be a private room or cottage, tasty meals, and excellent service.
Some lodges offer biking, boating, and birding, some at no cost, while others are reasonably priced.
Make your Safari plans well in advance since there are only four daily permits. Read more here about this safari.
3-Day Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari:
Join the exclusive Gorilla Habituation Experience Trekker, where you are more than an observer of the Gentle Giants of the Forest but become a participant in the actual Habituation Process. Permits are few, meaning that you must plan well ahead.
Lodging for this Safari is either the exclusive Clouds Mountain Lodge in Nkuringo or the upmarket Gorilla Safari Lodge in Rushagafff. A 1,500 Permit in Uganda gets you an all-day trek, including hours with a Gorilla Family, and there are only four permits per day.
The luxury Habituation Safari has become one of our Best Sellers. Some add a night or two in Mgahinga Gorilla Park for Gorilla Trekking in the shadows of the Volcanoes, Golden Monkey Trekking. Read more about this safari:
3-Day Value+ Rushaga Area Gorilla Trekking Safari:
The Rushaga area is the best in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the southern region. The Southern Area of Bwindi has 6 Gorilla Groups that can be visited on a Gorilla Trek. This translates into forty-eight permits per day,
The Rushaga Area Gorillas are easily reached from Kigali, Rwanda. The drive time from Kigali to Rushaga is 4 hours, depending on the Border Crossing.
It is a 9-hour drive from Entebbe to here, making it logical to fly into Kigali and trek Gorillas in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Stay in a quality midrange lodge in your private room, tent, or cottage. Enjoy African Hospitality at its best, Ugandan style. Be served sumptuous meals with an African touch and enjoy a sundowner drink from the bar. Read more about this Safari here. Read more here.
5-Day Luxury Mgahinga Gorilla Park Trekking – Hiking – Climbing Safari:
Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda is about 3 hours drive-time from Kigali. Three of the Virunga Volcanoes are found in this small Park, hiking, climbing, Gorilla – Golden Monkey Trekking, and Hiking the Batwa Trail with the first people of the Forest.
This Park is off the beaten path, and you feel trekking, hiking, and volcano climbing here in Uganda.
It is a small park with three volcanoes belonging to the Virunga Volcano Chain that extends into three countries.
Our six-day Mgahinga Gorilla Park Safari includes tracking the Mountain Gorillas. There is also Hiking through the Sabino Gorge. You Climb a Volcano on a day trip and spend interactive time with the Batwa Pygmies on the Batwa Trail. All within 3 hours of Kigali, Rwanda. Read more about this Safari.
5-Day Luxury Twice Gorilla Trekking Safari:
This is another one of those out-of-the-ordinary Gorilla Safaris that we offer. You start in Kigali, where we pick you up and arrange lodging and a city tour, and we drive you to Mgahinga Gorilla Park – where the first trek takes place.
The second trek is in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the Rushaga or Nkuringo Region of the Park—two high expeditions in two of Uganda’s Gorilla Parks.
The exclusive Luxury Mount Gahinga Lodge in Mgahinga Gorilla Park and Clouds Mountain Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is lodging for this Safaris.
The choice is yours. At the end of the 5-day Safari, we will take you back to Kigali for your flight out. The two treks can be in Mgahinga Gorilla Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Read more here.
5-Day Luxury Gorilla – Golden Monkey Trekking, Volcano Climb – Batwa Trail
This 5-day Mgahinga Gorilla Park Safari includes Gorilla Trekking in the Virunga Volcanoes. They were hiking on one of the Trails, climbing a Volcano, Golden Monkey Trekking, and a cultural Hike with the first people of the Forest, the Batwa People, who will show you their ancient ways of living in the Forest in the Foothills of the Volcanoes.
The Safari starts in Kigali, Rwanda, a mere 3-hour drive in either direction. It is a scenic 3-hour drive through the Mountains into Uganda filled with photo-ops.
Any part of this Safari, including lodging, can be changed to your liking. There are limited Gorilla Permits available in Mgahinga Gorilla Park. Unlike Bwindi Forest, plan well in advance.
Stay at Mount Gahinga Lodge, one of Uganda’s best luxury lodges. Read more here.
5-Day Value+ Gorilla Habituation Experience – Chimpanzee Trekking – Wildlife Safari:
This 5-day Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi’s Impenetrable Forest and Chimpanzee Trekking in the Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest with wildlife game Drives, Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel, the explosion Crater Drive Staying in moderately priced value-added reasonably priced lodges with bath.
The Safari can start in Kigali and end in Kigali, or continue your flight out of Entebbe, Uganda.
This compact, activity-packed 5-day Safari brings Gorillas, Chimpanzees, and wildlife into one Safari.
Chimpanzee Trekking on this Safari is either in the Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest. Read more here.
5-day Luxury Gorilla – Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Safari (with a flight between Bwindi and Kibale Forest:
This Safari begins in Kigali- Rwanda – Trek the Mountain Gorillas on a Gorilla Habituation Experience All-day Trek. Then, you fly to Kibale Forest, where you spend all day with a Chimpanzee Group on a Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Safari.
You can fly from Entebbe to Bwindi Forest, to Kibale Forest after the Gorilla Habituation Experience, and back to Uganda.
Due to flight availability, the order above cannot be reversed on this Safari staying in Luxury Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kibale Forest. Read more here about this Safari.
7-Day Value+ Twice Gorilla Trekking – Hiking Safari through Bwindi Forest:
This 7-day Safari can begin and end in 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.
Time in the Forest with the Batwa People in the Buhoma area of Bwindi Forest. We were hiking through Bwindi Forest with the second gorilla trek the following day.
Hike to Lake Mutanda and paddle in a dugout canoe across the lake to Kisoro.
This is an off-the-beaten-track Safari since the hike is not taken by many. Read more here.
7-Day Value+ Gorilla – Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Wildlife Safari:
This Safari begins in Kigali and ends in Entebbe – in between are the Gorilla and Chimpanzee Wildlife experiences and incredible scenery.
In 7 days, you are doing two exclusive experiences, 4 hours with the Mountain Gorillas and all day with a Chimpanzee Group.
This Safari has no long drive times since we consider it your comfort. The Safari can be a mid-range to upmarket or exclusive lodging safari.
This Safari shows why Uganda is the Pearl of Africa and why Uganda is Africa – concentrated in a small country. Read more here.
7-Day-Luxury-Gorilla-Chimpanzee Habituation Experience-Wildlife Safari:
This is another one of our Fly into Rwanda and Trek Primates in Uganda Safaris. You begin your Safari in Kigali, Rwanda, and fly out of Entebbe, Rwanda.
You will enjoy an all-day Gorilla Habituation Trek for 4 hours with a gorilla family. Regular Gorilla Trekking can be done instead if Habituation Permits are not available.
An All-Day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience with a Chimpanzee Group plus the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth Park.
Stay in three quality luxury lodges that you will enjoy.
This is one of our popular Safaris and involves at least three parks, with a fourth option. Read more here.
8-Day – Gorilla – Lion – Wildlife – Chimpanzee Luxury Safari:
On this private luxury safari, you can choose the exclusive Gorilla Habituation Experience, the CHEX-Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, all-day with a Chimpanzee Saari Lion Tracking Research in Uganda Carnivore Project.
Activities that you will not find on the average Uganda Safari Itinerary. – three out o ordinary activities.
Regarding the featured activities, there are permit and space restraints, and we suggest you book with us six months in advance.
We allow you to choose your favorite lodges and advise you on which one suits you best. Read more here.
10-Day Luxury Primate Habituation Experience Safari from Kigali:
Begin this Primate Habituation Experience in Kigali, Rwanda, in Entebbe, Uganda. In between, you are for 4 hours with the Golden Monkeys of Mgahinga Gorilla Park, 4 hours with a Gorilla Family in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and all day with a group of Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest.
Add the Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha, the Lions Tracking Research, Wildlife Game Drives, a Kazinga Channel Boat Safari, and the Explosion Crater Drive in Queen Elizabeth Park.
The Safari also includes visiting Bigodi Wetlands Jungle Swamp near Kibale Forest.
This is one of our more times with Primates Safaris. Read more here.
10-Day Moderately Priced Primates Plus Wildlife, including Murchison Falls National Park:
This moderately priced 10-day Safari begins in Kigali – Rwanda, and ends in Entebbe, Uganda. A Primate Plus Big-5 Safari gives you the best, including a Boat Safari on the river Nile in Murchison Falls.
The Safari brings together Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, other primates, Tree Climbing Lions, Reptiles such as Crocodiles and many hippos, and tracking Rhinos on Foot.
The Safari incorporates quality mid-range priced lodges throughout Safari. Incoming hotels and hotels at departure can be added.
The Safari is adjustable to your liking, and we would love to customize it just as you want. Let us know what you like to be adjusted. You can either do regular treks or the extended habituation Experience. Read more here.
The Best Option for many is to Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda:
/flying into Rwanda and trekking Gorillas in Uganda is the best and most logical option for most. Driving times are less than half of driving from Entebbe. You save time and money fly to Kigali, Rwanda and trekking Gorillas in Uganda.
Many of our clients begin or end their Ugandan Safari in Kigali since eliminates long drives
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