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It is now possible to trek Uganda Gorillas from Nairobi. Kenya is Uganda’s next neighbor in the east and has an advantage of its coastline in Mombasa. Many people visit Kenya through water and may find it palatable to add on a Uganda Gorilla tour after their visit in Kenya. While Kenya is known for its wonderful wildlife Adventures for game drives and viewing, they do not have mountain gorillas. The only three countries where mountain gorillas live include Uganda (In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga NP), Rwanda in the Volcanoes National Park and DRC in the Virunga National Park. Because DRC is not secure, many people prefer visiting Uganda Gorillas because of security as well as affordability compared to their counterparts Rwanda where the price of a gorilla permit is at USD1500 compared to Uganda’s price of USD600.

How to fly and see Uganda gorillas from Nairobi

You can visit Uganda gorillas from Nairobi by flying from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Entebbe International Airport and then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your gorilla trekking safari. You can book your flight to Uganda from Nairobi with Kenya Airways which has about 5 daily flights from Entebbe to and from Jomo Kenyatta Airport. Rwanda air is another optional company that can be used to fly into Uganda from Nairobi. The revival of Uganda Airlines will also make it cheaper, easier and possible to fly from Nairobi to visit Uganda Gorillas in the near future since plans are still under way. Once at Entebbe International Airport, Encounter Africa safaris will organize your airport transfer to your pre tour accommodation in Entebbe town or Kampala depending on your choice. Once in Uganda, you can choose to book our 3 day gorilla tour or 5 Day gorilla and chimpanzee trekking safari. We do organize tours above 5 days and if interested kindly contact us for details.

Driving option to see Uganda gorillas from Nairobi

For those interested in visiting Uganda gorillas from Nairobi but are un able to fly can opt to drive from Nairobi to Kampala. Many bus service companies operate from Nairobi to Kampala daily and can help in transferring you to Uganda where you can then start your journey to visit Uganda gorillas . While in Kampala, our guide will pick you from the bus stop and transfer you to your pre tour accommodation or if it is an early arrival, you may drive directly to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to visit Uganda gorillas.

Visiting Uganda gorillas from Nairobi is also possible by connecting to local air fields close to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Aerolink Uganda operates daily scheduled flights from Entebbe international Airport to Kihihi (Northern part of Bwindi) and Kisoro (Southern part of Bwindi). For those interested in flying Safaris to see Uganda gorillas should contact Encounter Africa Safaris to book their internal flights to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park.

Those interested in trekking Uganda gorillas from Nairobi can either fly out from Entebbe International Airport of Kigali Airport. We can drive you back to Entebbe international Airport or Kigali to enable you fly back home or back to Nairobi since most flights that operate in Entebbe do so in Kigali. By flying through Kigali, one reduces on the drive time to up to 4 hours. Bwindi-Kigali is about 4-5 hours while Bwindi-Entebbe is about 8-10 hours. When booking such tour with us, you can take advantage of the East African tourist visa at USD100 to visit three countries of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. Contact us for more details on the East African visa.

Permits to visit Uganda gorillas from Nairobi

Just like any other East Africa residents and citizens, Uganda Wildlife Authority offers discounted gorilla permit price for East African Citizens and residents and one should take advantage of this. Encounter Africa safaris boost of over 15 years of safari experience and invites you to check out our sample safaris that include our 3 Day gorilla tour to Bwindi, 5 Day gorilla and game safari, 5 Day gorilla and chimpanzee trekking safari, 8 Day Gorilla, chimp and wildlife safari and many more.

Encounter Africa safaris is highly recommended on Trip advisor and safari bookings and is one of the most trusted tour operator for Uganda and Rwanda. Feel free to contact us for your safari planning and we will oblige.

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