Fly in from South Africa – Trek Gorillas in Uganda

Posted by on July 13, 2019

Primate Trekking – Fly in from South Africa – Trek Gorillas in Uganda

Fly into Kigali – Rwanda or Entebbe for your Primate Trekking Safari


 Fly in from South Africa – Trek Gorillas in Uganda – See the Primates of Uganda on Gorilla – Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda. 

Fly into either Entebbe –  Uganda or Kigali – Rwanda where your Primate Trekking Safari Begins. You can fly into one country and fly out of the other, eliminating long drive-times on your Primate Trekking Safari of 5 to 7-days in Uganda.

Trek Gorillas in Uganda by flying into Kigali Rwanda and we take you on the short journey to Mgahinga Gorilla Park – 3-hours or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – 4-Hours plus. Incredible Up-Close Encounters await you in the Pearl of Africa where Gorilla Permit Prices are 600 USD, and you save 900 USD compared to Rwanda’s Gorilla Permit at 1,500 USD.

For Most Gorilla Trekkers flying into Kigali, Rwanda and taking the 3-hour drive to Mgahinga Gorilla Park, or 4-hours is the best and most convenient option avoiding the 9-hour plus drive-time from Entebbe. Most of our South-African Clients choose that option. Those that want to add on Chimpanzee Trekking or other option choose to fly out Entebbe.  Kigali, Rwanda is a regional airport that not only serves Rwanda but Uganda.

If you must fly into Entebbe, Uganda you can choose the Fly-to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Option. That is, however, a more costly option.

It has become more accessible in recent times for South-Africans to Trek Gorillas in Uganda due to added flights being available such as those being offered by RwandAir with some early morning arrivals that allow you to get to your Gorilla Destination in Uganda on the same day.


 This year, do what you have not done before – Trek Gorillas in Uganda plus the Golden Monkeys in the Bamboo Forest of Mgahinga Gorilla Park and the Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest where the Central African Jungle meets East Africa. Add on White Water rafting on the historic River Nile, Hiking in the tallest Mountain Range in Africa – The Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, The explosion craters of Western Uganda and you get some of the Best of Uganda – Africa’s Premier Primate Destination.

South Africans are blessed with an abundance of African Wildlife, but the giant Apes, the Primates found in Uganda are missing, Uganda is the best, safest and most affordable Primate Destination in Africa.

Uganda is Africa’s Premier Primate Destination is home to the most significant number of the remaining Mountain Gorillas with 480 plus out of 880.  Home to the most significant number of Chimpanzees in East Africa, 5,00 with sure sightings of them in Kibale Forest where 1,500 Chimpanzees live.


Primate Trekking Safaris in Uganda


 Moderately Priced Gorilla Trekking Safaris:

Primate Safaris from 3-Days and longer staying in moderately priced lodges with ensuite Bath, lodges with better service and meals.  Vegan and Vegetarians can be readily accommodated on any of our Safaris.

Uganda Stretches your Gorilla Trekking Dollar a bit further with its lower permit prices that it offers at 600 USD, a 900 USD savings compare to Rwanda’s Permit price of 1,500 without any compromise of your experience.

Go on a Primate Safari with Family members or Friends and save more money on your moderately priced Primate Trekking Safari in Uganda.

Gorilla Permit Prices in Uganda will stay at 600 USD until December 31- 2019 when they will be reviewed for the next two years


Gorilla H abituation Experience Safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

4-hours with a Gorilla Family – Mountain Gorilla Habituation Safaris are taking place in the Rushaga Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with four participants being allowed per group the cost for a permit is 1,500 USD per person

Two groups are being habituated in the Rushaga area by researchers at present.  A safari that takes in the Gorilla Habituation Experience needs to be planned well ahead of time.

We can include Gorilla Habituation into any safari that now includes Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for your safari with us. There are several safaris presently on the linked page. Please note – Gorilla Habituation Experience Permits are very limited in number – only 4 participants to a group of gorillas.


 Mgahinga Gorilla Park Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda:

Mgahinga Gorilla Park is located on the border with Rwanda where you track Gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes.  It is an off-the-beaten-path National Park, just 3 hours from Kigali- Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda saving 900 USD on the Permit price alone.

One can add hiking and climbing of the Virunga Volcanoes in the Park, exploring the sides of the Volcanoes with the First People of the Forest on the Batwa Trail.

You can also track the endangered Golden Monkeys on your Gorilla Trek here in Uganda’s smallest park with many activities. It is not to be missed by the Outdoor Enthusiast.


 Luxury Gorilla Trekking  & Habituation Safaris in Uganda:

Trek the Gorillas and be rejuvenated at one of Uganda’s Upmarket, Luxury or Exclusive Lodges.  Luxury Lodges are found in or near both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park, lodges where you enjoy World Class Comfort, Service, and Meals.

Honeymooners looking for an unusual romantic destination, need to look no further than Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

Seasonal discounts are offered by most upmarket lodges, though the times they are given many vary lodge by lodge.  Enjoy a truly Hakuna Matata worry-free Safari in the heart of Africa.  Planning is of the essence since Luxury Safaris tend to be booked well into the future, and permits are limited during High-Seasons.


 Kabiza Wilderness Safaris – Our Invitation to you:

We like to invite for an incredible up-close encounter with the Primates of Uganda. Primate Trekking Safaris, including Gorillas, Chimpanzee, and Golden Monkeys is something we have done for over a decade in both Uganda and Rwanda.  It is what we love to do and is what we are best at.

South Africans have enjoyed our welcoming hospitality as a Tour Operator.  We are an authorized partner with Uganda Wildlife Authority in the promotion and selling of Gorilla permits both for the typical Trekking where you are for one hour with a  Gorilla Family and the all-day Gorilla habituation experience where you are for four hours with a gorilla family.

Contact us, and we will do our best to make your Gorilla Encounter in the wild a reality.