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Encounter Africa safaris organizes trekking Uganda gorillas via Kigali for all those interested so that they can reduce on the drive time from the Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park. It should be noted that Kigali Airport is much closer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park than Entebbe International Airport. From Entebbe International Airport, one has to drive about 8-10 hours to reach the southern sector of Bwindi yet it is about 5-6 hours from Kigali Airport to the southern part of Bwindi in Rushaga and Nkuringo. This therefore make the trekking of Uganda gorillas via Kigali much more easier compared to those that access it via Entebbe International Airport.

Reasons for trekking Uganda Gorillas via Kigali

Trekking Uganda gorillas via Kigali has many advantages which include short driving distance to reach the home of mountain gorillas. From Kigali via Chanika boarder takes about 2-3 hours and from Chanika to Rushaga or Nkuring is an additional 2 hours making it 5-6 hours. This therefore is much better than flying through Entebbe international airport. By doing this, clients do not have to get so tired on the road and will have enough time of relaxation at the lodge before preparing for their gorilla trek the next day.

Another advantage of trekking Uganda gorillas via Kigali is that you avoid paying for Rwanda gorilla permits which are very expensive. If for example one treks Uganda gorillas via Kigali but in April, May and November. He or she will save USD250 since Uganda gorilla permits are sold at USd450.00 during this months. In the other months still one would save at least USD150.00 of a gorilla permit that can then be used on accommodation and transport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Trekking Uganda gorillas via Kigali has been made easier by introducing the East African tourist visa. It could have been very costly if one has to pay for both Uganda and Rwanda visa but with your USD100, you will be allowed to visit both countries. This therefore means that whether you will be flying into Uganda through Kigali or if you are working in Kigali and want to trek Uganda mountain gorillas, Encounter Africa safaris is able to organize this for you

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