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There is a reason of trekking Uganda gorillas through Kigali. While gorilla trekking can be done in Uganda and Rwanda, there advantages associated with trekking in Uganda via Kigali. These advantages include benefiting from the cheaper prices for gorilla permits in Uganda, reducing on the drive time to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, taking advantage of the low season discounted gorilla permits in Uganda among others. It is true that people prefer trekking Rwanda gorillas due to the fact that its just 2-3 hours from the Airport to Volcanoes National Park and not the price of gorilla permits. For those that would like to save something of the price of gorilla permits and also travel less distance should try trekking Uganda gorillas through Rwanda/Kigali instead of flying in through Entebbe International Airport.

Reason of trekking Uganda Gorillas through Kigali Airport

The first reason of trekking Uganda gorillas through Kigali is to shorten the distance or reduce on the drive time from the Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable national Park. There is a tendency of tourists who wish to trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National park to book flights that Land and leave through Entebbe Airport. This make the distance and drive time from the Airport to Bwindi long. The drive time from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is approximately 8-10 hours which is a whole day drive and very tiresome. On the other hand if a client flies in and out to Kigali Airport, he would have reduced the drive time by a half since the most hours you can drive from Kigali Airport to the south or Eastern part of bwindi Impenetrable National Park is 5-6 hours only. There is thus a reason of trekking Uganda gorillas through Kigali rather than through Entebbe International Airport.

The introduction of the East African Tourist visa is yet another reason of trekking Uganda gorillas through Kigali. This east African visa that can be obtained from any Entry point in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya allows tourists to visit either countries for tourism. By this, tourists can move to and from either countries making their movements easier. For this reason tourists can now fly into Kigali, cross over to Uganda for gorilla trekking and then return back to Kigali for their departure flights out using one visa. This has helped in ensuring that tourists can fly to Kigali and drive shorter distances to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to take advantage of cheaper gorilla permits in Uganda. For more information on trekking Uganda gorillas through Kigali as well as the price for two or three day gorilla tour, please contact Encounter Africa Safaris.

Another reason of trekking Uganda gorillas through Kigali is that you can actually do a gorilla safari in two days compared to those that fly in through Entebbe International Airport. You need a minimum of three days to travel from Entebbe Airport to Bwindi, trek gorillas and then return to Entebbe Airport on the third day. Trekking Uganda gorillas through Kigali can be made possible even in two days. It is possible to drive to Bwindi Impenetrable NP, trek gorillas on the second day and return to the airport after gorilla trekking to catch your departure flight out of Kigali most especially if it is a late flight

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