Can i book Gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali city Rwanda? As I have been saying, Uganda is among the three countries with endangered mountain gorillas, and these include the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. When comparing the three countries, Uganda is the best destination where you can go for gorilla trekking safaris. The reason is that Uganda has more individual gorillas and most habituated gorilla families as compared to other countries.

Also, Uganda has two places or national parks where you can see gorillas, and these parks include Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This is so interesting.

Before Rwanda increased its gorilla trekking safari permits to USD1500, it used to receive several visitors compared to Uganda, but according to Uganda, there are several visitors who visit Uganda because the permits for Uganda are still limited. As of now, Uganda is ranked as the best destination for gorilla trekking and this is very interesting.

The total number of mountain gorillas in the three countries is estimated to be around 1068. Furthermore, Uganda is home to nearly half of the world’s mountain gorilla population, which is found in Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga National Park.

According to current Uganda natural life statistics, there are approximately 480 mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest, and there are approximately seventy mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park.

Furthermore, the remaining population is shared by Rwanda’s volcanoes and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park. This clearly indicates that Uganda enjoys more gorilla trekking activities and safaris as compared to other countries.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali Rwanda

When I think of Uganda Gorilla Trekking from Kigali, I mean visitors based in Kigali city to come and trek the Uganda Gorillas. In fact, Uganda’s gorillas are as close to Kigali international airport as they are to Entebbe airport in Uganda. Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park are close to Kigali International Airport.

When compared to Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport, it is even easier to reach the gorilla national parks from Kigali. In Uganda’s Gorilla National Park, there are 18 habituated gorilla families.

It is very simple to visit and plan gorilla trekking safaris from Kigali, Rwanda to Uganda’s Bwindi and Mgahinga Forest National Parks. We will organize the best gorilla trekking safaris for you because we have experience organizing gorilla trekking safaris from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park and then to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

The gorilla trekking safari from Kigali will lead you and drive you through the country with a thousand hills passing through the undulating landscape as we drive you through comfortable 4×4 supper custom vehicles and cross the border at Cyanika or Katuna to Mgahinga or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parks respectively.

Using Kigali International Airport to travel to Uganda saves a lot of time on the road as it will take you only 4 hours from Kigali to Bwindi, as compared to 9 hours from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

It is also important to note that the gorilla trekking safari is from Kigali international airport to Kihihi airstrip in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Within 20 to 30 minutes, you will be transferred to the Ruhija or Buhoma gorilla trekking areas, depending on where you want to visit the gorilla family.

We recommend travelers preserve their traveler visas, which provide three-way access to east African countries. Fly RwandAir, KLM, and Kenya Airways, among others, offer nonstop flights from Kigali to Rwanda. Depending on how many days you choose to spend in Uganda, this can be a one-day road trip or two-day gorilla trekking. Please come and enjoy the gorilla trekking safari, which is so interesting.