4 Reasons why trekkers arrive in Rwanda & Trek in Uganda
- Driving from Entebbe Airport in Uganda to trek Gorilla’s in Bwindi National Park takes a maximum of 9 hours and 10 hours to Mgahinga National Park. Many travelers would prefer to fly to Rwanda and still trek Gorillas in Uganda since the Journey is shorter.It only takes a maximum 4 hours from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National park. It’s easier to access Bwindi forest and Mgahinga forest National Park from Kigali –Rwanda than from Entebbe.
- Trekking in Rwanda is also a bit expensive as their gorilla trekking permits are quite expensive. A gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda costs 1500USD while that in Uganda costs 600USD.
- Uganda is the only country where Gorilla habituation takes place for USD 1500 per permit. This activity is a 4-hour experience in the forest with the mountain Gorillas as you train them how to live close to people.
- When you trek the Gorillas in Uganda from Rwanda one has an option to add on wildlife parks, game drives, hot air balloon rides, Tree climbing lions, Mongoose trekking, Visiting the Rhino sanctuary, Adrenaline pumping adventure at the Nile in Jinja. Visit the source of river Nile in Jinja, Batwa trails, chimpanzee trekking and habituation in Kibale National Park. You can as well choose to fly in Rwanda and fly out in Uganda.
The nearest sector from Rwanda in Bwindi impenetrable National Park is Rushaga sector located in the south part of the park the sector inhabits 6 gorilla families and can be visited by any Gorilla trekker. There are 48 permits per a day, who are grouped into 8 people per a group.
with the above reasons, one can decide to land in Rwanda and trek gorillas in Uganda.