Fly from Arusha or Nairobi – Trek Gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda

Posted by on November 25, 2017

Fly to Kigali or Entebbe from Arusha-Nairobi for Gorilla Trekking

Fulfill a Dream – Fly from Arusha or Nairobi – Trek Gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda


Fly from Arusha or Nairobi – Trek Gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda – this is the perfect add-on to your African Safari.  Fulfill the dream of a lifetime by trekking Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Golden Monkeys in Uganda or Rwanda.

Kigali International Airport is the Primate Gateway for closeby Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda or Mgahinga Gorilla Park or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.  There are direct flights directly from both Arusha, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya to both Entebbe, Uganda and Kigali, Rwanda.  This the perfect add-on solution for those going on a Wildlife Safari in either Kenya or Tanzania.

If you are on a Wildlife Safari in Kenya or Tanzania and want to trek the Primates of Uganda then Entebbe International Airport is your perfect Flight Destination. For Gorilla Trekking only make Kigali International your destination.

Gorilla Trekking Permits in Rwanda are 1,500 USD, while Ugandan Gorilla Permits 600 USD, the exclusive. one-of-a-kind Gorilla Habituation Experience. which is 4 hours with a Gorilla Family in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is 

Uganda is not only the country with the most Mountain Gorillas with 480 plus of them but is the home to most of the Chimpanzees in the wild with over 5,000 of them and 1,500 in Kibale Forest.  You might see claims by some Tanzanian Tour Operators claiming that Tanzania has most of the chimpanzees – the reality is that Tanzania has a fraction of the chimpanzees found in East Africa.

Permit Availability in both Uganda and Rwanda is limited during the Peak seasons (December to March and June to October) of the year, especially if you intend to be part of the exclusive Gorilla Habituation Experience Trekkers (only participants for a Gorilla Family and only two families are available for this limited experience.  We highly recommend that you plan now, even for next year.


 Fly from Arusha or Nairobi – Trek Gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda, the best way to complete your African Safari by spending time with the Primates in Uganda or Rwanda. We handle all of your on the ground details for your Primate Trekking Safari including choice lodging that ranges from mid-range to exclusive, excellent and experienced driver-guides, permits, simple all the logistics to make your Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Golden Monkey Treks experiences that you will never forget.  We even arrange Gorilla Treks for those with disabilities.

Fly into either Kigali, Rwanda and fly out of Entebbe:  You can reverse this and fly into Entebbe and fly out of Kigali.  A primate safari that takes in Gorillas – Chimpanzees – Golden Monkeys is from 3 to 8 days in length flying into either airport.  The 5-Day Primate Safari does have one long drive time of 7 hours and that is why we recommend the 7-day Primate Safari for our clients which is also our number 1 selling Safari

Fly from Arusha or Nairobi – Trek Gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda is easy, especially if you take the morning flight to Kigali or Entebbe from Arusha or Nairobi and we meet to take you straight on your primate Safari to the lodge and park you have chosen for the first night.


Practical Arrival Information for Uganda or Rwanda:

Yellow Fever Certificate Requirement:  You are required to show proof of a Yellow Fever Certificate upon arrival in Uganda or Rwanda.  This is done with the International Yellow Fever Certificate.  Yellow Fever is not present in either country.  This is a preventative measure.

Visa Requirement for Uganda:  Uganda allows Visitors to apply and obtain a Tourist Visa upon landing – The cost is 50 USD and is good for 90 days.  Long enough for your Safari.  You can obtain a Ugandan Tourist Visa online but the process is more cumbersome and the on arrival visa has been the method of choice for our clients.

Visa Requirement for Rwanda:

Beginning January 1 -2018 Tourists from all countries – this has been a stumbling block for Rwanda since their online application has too many formalities such as a letter of invitation. In 2017 some countries qualify for on arrival visas but the list is limited and excludes most EU countries such as Germany, France, Germany, Italy and more.  Visitors will welcome the new on arrival visas as of January 1-2018 for Rwanda.

East African Tourism Visa – Uganda – Kenya – Rwanda:

If you are flying to Kigali or Entebbe the East African Visa is probably best for you.  You apply to the first country you will be visiting for the East African Visa – You can obtain the Visa on arrival in Entebbe – Rwanda is changing to on arrival for the Rwandan but has issued no statement in regards of the East African Visa meaning that presently you apply online.  In our opinion it is is a matter of cost and convenience and depends on your arrival and departure airports.  We will assist our Clients with the process.