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Mgahinga National Park is located in southwestern Uganda and because of its closeness to Rwanda, Mgahinga gorilla treks from Kigali are now possible and convenient for those interested in trekking habituated mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park. Mgahinga National Park is located in the virunga region and shares boarders with Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda and Virunga National Park of the Democratic republic of Congo. Mgahinga can be accessed from Uganda since it is located in Uganda but because of proximity to Rwanda, one can still organize Mgahinga gorilla treks from Kigali Rwanda. Mgahinga National Park can be accessed through Chanika Uganda Rwanda boarder. From Kigali to Chanika is about 3 hours while from Chanika to Mgahinga is about one hour.

Why book Mgahinga gorilla treks from Kigali Rwanda

There several reasons why one should book Mgahinga gorilla treks from Kigali Rwanda. One of them is that Mgahinga National Park is much closer to Kigali international Airport than it is with Entebbe international Airport which is the official airport for Uganda. Its approximately 9-10 hours drive from Entebbe international Airport compared to 4-5 hours drive from Kigali international Airport to Mgahinga National Park. The challenge of trekking mgahinga mountain gorillas from Kigali used to be boarder crossing and related Visa requirements. With the introduction of the east African tourist visa, its now possible to visit three east African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda with one visa. The east African tourist visa allows to go back and forth in these three countries and can be applied for on arrival in any of the three countries. For more information, please contact Encounter Africa safaris on phone or mail.

How to book Mgahinga Gorilla trekking tours from Kigali

At Encounter Africa safaris, we make the booking of Mgahinga gorilla tours from Kigali Rwanda much more simpler due to the fact that we have been operating in Uganda and Rwanda for quite sometime and we have the expertise and connections that will make it easy to book your mgahinga gorilla safari from Kigali simple. All you need to do is to inform us about when you want to trek mountain gorillas in Mgahinga national park, how many people you will be in your group and if possible your budget or amount you plan to spend. Once we get these details, we will check availability of mgahing gorilla permits, accommodation as well as transport and driver guides. Once we get availability, we will advise you on how to make payment to us to secure these services. We will then reserve all services on your behalf and confirm them upon making a deposit which is normally full payment of your gorilla permits. That’s how simple your booking procedure will be.

When to book Mgahinga Gorilla permits and treks

It should be noted that gorilla trekking as an activity is one of the most sought after tourist activity in the whole world and as such, one needs to book his/her mgahinga gorilla trek from Kigali at least 4-5 months in advance. This allows us to book your gorilla permits as they are the core of your mgahinga gorilla trek. This however does hinder us from organizing last minute mgahinga gorilla tours from Kigali Rwanda for those who contact us on a short notice. Due to the fact that Mgahinga national park has only one habituated mountain gorilla family, gorilla permits tend to sell out quickly.

Included in  gorilla safari tours from Kigali Rwanda

All our Mgahinga gorilla treks from Kigali Rwanda are all inclusive of gorilla permits which we reserve and book for you when you make payment. Our tours include accommodation in Budget, mid range or Luxury Lodges in and around Mgahinga National Park. Included as well is transport to and from Kigali to Mgahinga national park as well as transfers to and from the starting point of your gorilla trek. Our vehicles are well maintained 4×4 and driven by well experience driver guides knowledgeable in as far as Uganda and Rwanda are concerned. All meals and park entry fees to mgahinga national Park are included in the cost.

Excluded in Mgahinga gorilla safaris cost

While permits, accommodation and transport is included in the cost, international tickets, tips and all expenses are excluded in our tour costs. As a company, we give you guidelines on how much you should tip or spend on items like Alcohol among others.

Why Encounter Africa safaris

Encounter Africa safaris is one of the leading ground handler for safaris to Uganda and Rwanda. We have been operating in this region for more than a decade and the mere fact that Encounter Africa Safaris is owned and run by local Ugandans, trained and motivated staff, you are assured of travel and safari information that you can rely one. Encounter Africa Safaris is highly recommended on Trip advisor as well as safari bookings. Contact us for the most competitive and affordable gorilla and wildlife safaris in Uganda and Rwanda.

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