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Fly into Rwanda – Trek Gorillas in Uganda – Save Time – Money

Have a Flight into the country of Rwanda but also you can do your Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, Kigali is not only the entryway to the land of a thousand Hills (Rwanda), but one can still use the South-western side of Uganda where parks like  Mgahinga Gorilla and  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest are situated.

Fly into Rwanda, engage in Tracking gentle giants (Gorillas) in Uganda. Here is makes much sense and yet saves you lots of driving time and money. By the way your transfer from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park(Uganda) to Kigali International Airport is 3 hrs drive/transfer.

From Kigali International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a 4-hr transfer/drive and then transferring from Entebbe to either Bwindi Impenetrable Forest / Mgahinga Gorilla Park takes about 10 hrs.

For those preparing/planning to trek these gentle giants(Gorillas) in the Southwest parts of Uganda and taking advantage of the $600 Gorilla Permit cost ($700 after July 1.2020), the rational selection of the Airport is Kigali International Airport. Over 8% of our customers agree, most of them start their tour in Kigali- Rwanda and book a flight out of Entebbe (Uganda).

Fly into Rwanda and then Track Gorillas in Uganda is not approximately what you will find on the Ugandan Tourist Board “Tour Uganda” website. Neither will discover it in the repute Bradt Travel Guide for Uganda. You will not discover it presented by most Ugandan Tour Companies/Operators for them all the excellence of selection goes to Entebbe International Airport

We, on the other hand, have offered “Fly into Rwanda’ – Track Gorillas in Uganda” for several years now and have had an irresistible reaction with customer’s selection the “fly into Kigali and track Gorillas in Uganda” possibility.

Fly into Rwanda – Trek Gorillas in Uganda – the extra good is the picturesque transfer via Gorilla Highlands with its adjoining hillsides, mountains, lakes of Rwanda and Uganda turns this an episode in itself for countless.

Benefits you gain by Flying into Rwanda and Tracking Gorillas in Uganda

  • 600 Gorilla Permits in Uganda,equated to $1,500 in Rwanda-Save $900 on permits. Effectively July 1,2020, Uganda Gorilla Permit cost will alter to $700.
  • Linking Flights to Europe- North America, Asia, Mideast, West Africa, Zanzibar,  Arusha – Nairobi– South Africa.
  • Benefit from Rwanda Air Flights, involving Direct Flights to and from London.
  • Transfer duration to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park from Kigali is 3 hrs plus – to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is 4-Hrs & more.
  • Dollar /$$$ Saving Alternative to Gorilla Fly-In Tours/Trips from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, over $500 is saved per person on Flight fee.
  • 4 hrs with a certain Gorilla Family on a Gorilla Habituation Experience ($1500 cost of Permits). Only presented in the Rushaga section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.
  • There are pocket friendly and Rational rated Lodges in sections of Rushaga, Nkuringoand along picturesque Lake Mutanda.
  • You can embark on trekking these gentle giants (mountain Gorillas) from either Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable National park. Forest
  • Supplement Wildlife Parks with Game drives, hot air balloon rides, Tree-Climbing Lions, Lion Tracking Research, Banded Mongoose Research in Queen Elizabeth National Park with other Parks such as Murchison Falls National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Adrenaline Pumping Adventures on the Nile in Jinja.
  • Supplement Volcano Hiking or discovering the Forest with first people in the area – the Batwa Pygmies.
  • Supplement the fine Chimpanzee Trekking or the All-Day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in East Africa’s best Primate Park –  Kibale National Forest.

Flying into Kigali (Rwanda) and flying out of Entebbe (Uganda), after a Tour that chains mountain Gorillas, Wildlife, and Chimpanzees is rational-saves Transfer-intervals/Times, makes Monetary Sense and offers you a great tour venture in the Pearl of Africa.  Over 80% of our Customers that are on 5 Days/ more select this all-around practical choice that takes in 2 countries in the Heart of Africa.

Fly into Rwanda – Trek Gorillas in Uganda Safari

3 Day Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park

You can still do /engage in a Tour ,trek Mountain Gorillas in  Mgahinga Gorilla Park, where 3 Virunga Volcanoes are situated.  Gorilla Trekking repeats in Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda), here you are trekking Gorillas on the same Mountains but the other side of them.

Normally it is the Nyakagezi Gorilla Family that is trekked here with extant of 5 Silverbacks, which is an infrequency.

In Mgahinga Gorilla Park, you can supplement on Golden Monkey Trekking. Volcano Climbs to your Tour.  Lodging is at a high class, but  Mount Gahinga Lodge just outside of the park

Transfer duration from Kigali to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is 3 hrs and more.

3 Day Mid-Range Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari –Rushaga Area of Bwindi

Gorilla Habituation Experience is one of a kind an activity obtainable in Uganda and it usually occurs/takes place in the Rushaga section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and one takes or you spend 4 hrs with a gorilla family alongside the scholars and rangers. This is a full day trekking activity 7 involves being with a gorilla family for 4 hrs.  This activity (Habituation Experience) has become our most famous/prevalent activity, even though the permits are $1,500.

You fly into Kigali, cross the border into Uganda on a very picturesque transfer of 4 hrs & more.

3 Day Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari

Connect with the Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Trekker, where you are more than a watcher of the mountain Gorillas of the Forest but become a contributor/partaker in the real Habituation Procedure/course. Permits are insufficient, implying that you have to strategize well ahead.

Lodges for you to associate with and stay are luxury lodges like Clouds Mountain Lodge found in Nkuringo section / the luxury Gorilla Safari Lodge in Rushaga section. In Uganda the Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit costs $1,500 and gets you a full-day-trek, involving about 4 hrs with the Gorilla Family.  There are only four permits obtainable/available per day.

The luxury Habituation Tour has become one of our fine Sellers, and some supplement a night or 2 in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for Gorilla Trekking in the gloom of the Volcanoes, Golden Monkey Trekking and the Batwa Trail with the initial/origin people of the forest.

Fly into Rwanda and spend 4-hours with a Gorilla Family in Uganda

3 Day Rushaga Area of Bwindi Forest –Gorilla Trekking Safari

The Rushaga section is the fine section located in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- southern region. The Southern part of Bwindi has 6 Gorilla Groups that can be toured on a Gorilla Trek.  This interprets 48 permits per day,

In Rushaga section mountain Gorillas are simply extended/gotten from Kigali Rwanda.  The transfer interval from Kigali- Rushaga section is 4 hrs & more plus reliant on the Border Crossing.

From Entebbe to here (9-hour drive), making it sensible to fly into Kigali and trek Gorillas in the Rushaga section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Extra of $900 you save on Gorilla Permits in Uganda related to Rwanda.

5 Day Luxury Twice Gorilla Trekking Safari

This is another unique Gorilla Tours that we present.  You begin/set off in Kigali, where we pick you up and can organise lodging and a city trip for you, and we transfer you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – that is where the first trek occurs. The second trek takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the Rushaga section or Nkuringo section of the park. Two high treks in 2 of Uganda’s Gorilla National Parks. Lodging for these kind of tour is exclusive/expensive rated Mount Gahinga Lodge

The selection is yours. On concluding your 5 Day tour, we transfer you back to Kigali for your flight out. The 2 treks can be in 2 parks, Mgahinga Gorilla Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

5 Day Luxury Gorilla –Golden Monkey Trekking

This 5 Day Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Tour involves Gorilla Trekking in the Virunga Volcanoes, hiking on one of the Trails, ascending a Volcano, Golden Monkey Trekking, and a cultural Hike with the origin people of the Forest, the Batwa People who will demonstrate and display for you their earliest ways of living in the Forest on the slopes of the Volcanoes.

The Safari begins & concludes in Kigali- Rwanda, which is about 3 hr transfer time in either direction.  It is a picturesque 3 hr transfer time via the Mountains into Uganda that is occupied with photo-ops.

Any part of this tour can be altered to your fondness, and that involves accommodation.  There are insufficient Gorilla Permits obtainable in Mgahinga Gorilla Park, not like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, so prepare wisely and early enough.

5 Day moderately priced Gorilla Habituation Experience –Chimpanzee Trekking –Wildlife Safari

This 5 Day Gorilla Habituation Experience occurs in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain Gorillas & in the Kyambura Gorge/ Kalinzu Forest for Chimpanzee trekking plus wildlife Game Drives, Boat Ride along the Kazinga Channel, the outburst Crater Drive Staying in intermediate rated value-added rationally rated lodges with bath.

The Tour can begin in Kigali and get concluded either in Kigali/ proceed for your flight out of Entebbe Uganda.

This is a condensed activity-solid 5 Day tour that brings Gorillas, Chimpanzees, and wildlife into one venture, so amazing. Chimpanzee Trekking on this venture is done in either the Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest.

5 Day Luxury Gorilla –Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Safari (with a flight between Bwindi and Kibale Forest)

This Tour starts in Kigali- Rwanda, Trek the Mountain Gorillas on a Gorilla Habituation Experience, All-day Trek and then fly to Kibale Forest, where you spend the whole day with a Chimpanzee Group on a Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Tour. You have a choice of flying from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest and on to Kibale Forest after the Gorilla Habituation Experience activity & then have a flight back to Uganda.

Due to flight obtain-ability, the order above cannot be overturned on this tour residing in upmarket Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kibale Forest.

This Tour is presently only provided by Monumental Expeditions Safaris.

5 Day Mgahinga Gorilla Park Trekking –Hiking –Climbing Safari

It is a 3 hr transfer time from Kigali to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. In this trivial park there exists the 3 Virunga Volcanoes, hiking, climbing, both Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking, Hiking the Batwa Trail with the original people residing in the forest. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is off of the beaten path, and you feel all along trekking, hiking, volcano climbing here in Uganda. It is a trivial park consisting of 3 Volcanoes that belong to the Virunga Volcano cable that encompasses 3 countries.

On this 6 Day Mgahinga Gorilla Park Tour, trek the Mountain Gorillas, hike via a Gorge, climb a Volcano in a day-safari and spend time communicating with the Batwa Pygmies on the Batwa Trail. All within 3 hrs of Kigali- Rwanda.

7 Day Twice Gorilla Trekking –Hiking Safari through Bwindi Forest

This safari (7-day Twice Gorilla Trekking safari) can start & get concluded in either Entebbe (Uganda) / Kigali (Rwanda).  The Kigali choice cuts the transfer time from Entebbe or Kampala. This tour is compacted with action – two gorilla treks (one on either end of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest).

Spend ample time communicating with the Batwa People in Buhoma section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Hiking via Bwindi Forest with the second gorilla trek the next day. Hike down to Lake Mutanda and oar in a foxhole canoe across the lake to Kisoro.

7 Day Gorilla –Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Wildlife Safari

This Tour starts in Kigali and finishes in Entebbe but in between is both the Gorilla and Chimpanzee Wildlife encounters, implausible setting. In 7 days, you are doing 2 high class, 4 hrs with the gentle giants (Mountain Gorillas) and all-day with the Chimpanzee Group.

There are no long hour transfers on this tour since we think of your cosines. The Tour can be a mid-range – luxury lodging tour. This tour shows why Uganda is referred to as the Pearl of Africa and why Uganda is Africa – focused in a small country.

7 Day-Luxury-Gorilla –Chimpanzee Habituation Experience –Wildlife Safari

This is another one of our Fly into Rwanda and Trek Primates in Uganda Safaris.  You begin your Safari in Kigali, Rwanda, and fly our of Entebbe Rwanda.

You will enjoy an all-day Gorilla Habituation Trek with 4 hours with a gorilla family. Regular Gorilla Trekking can be done instead if Habituation Permits are not available.

An All-Day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience with a Chimpanzee Group plus the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth Park.

8 Day –Gorilla-Lion-Wildlife-Chimpanzee Safari

On this secluded exclusive tour , you can decide the luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience/Chimpanzee Habituation Experience that is for a full day with a Chimpanzee tour & the Lion Tracking Research with the Uganda Carnivore Project. Activities that you will not identify on the standard Uganda Tour travel plan, three out of the normal activities

When it comes to the contained activities, there are permit and space chains, and we recommend you book 6 months in advance with us (Monumental Expeditions Safaris). We let you select your preferred lodges and will recommend you as to which one might be fine suited for you. This 8 Day Tour longest transfer duration is 5 hrs.

10 Day Luxury Primate Habituation Experience Safari From Kigali

Start this Primate Habituation Experience in Kigali-Rwanda, and conclude it in Entebbe- Uganda.  There in between you will spend 4 hrs with the Golden Monkeys residing in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, 4 hrs with a Gorilla Family in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and all-day with a group of Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park.

Supplement it with Tree-Climbing Lions found at Ishasha section, the Lions Tracking Research, Wildlife Game Drives, a Kazinga Channel Boat Tour, plus the outburst Crater transfer in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This tour also involves a tour to Bigodi Wetlands Jungle Swamp near Kibale Forest.

10 Day Moderately Priced Primates Plus Wildlife including Murchison Falls National Park.

This inter mediated rated 10 Day Tour starts in Kigali – Rwanda and concluded in Entebbe- Uganda.  This is a Primate, Big-5 inclusive Tour that offers you the finest, involving a Boat Tour on the river Nile in Murchison Falls.

The Tour conveys Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, other primates, Tree Climbing Lions, Reptiles like Crocodiles, huge totals of hippos and tracking Rhinos on Foot. The Tour combines excellent mid-range rated lodges throughout the Tour.  Inward hotels and hotels at departure can be included.

The Tour is changeable to your fondness, and we would love to adopt just the habit that you prefer.  Let us identify what you like to be changed.  You can either go for unvarying treks or the stretched habituation Experience.

Gorilla Trekking –Add-Ons in Uganda

A gentle push to those who are just determined on coming to Uganda for Gorilla Trekking. What you do not know is that you are missing out on what Winston Churchill propagated as the Pearl of Africa with existence of its 10 National Park, involving the isolated, un-toured Kidepo Valley, a vanished Eden, Africa, as it used to be 50 years ago.

Murchison Falls National Park, with the prevalent & blooming Rothschild Giraffe populace of over 1,000, where the River Nile runs via the park and the most prevailing in the World is found.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the fine positions for tree-climbing lions in East Africa and a blooming Elephant Populace that is back to the level of the 1960 s.

One cannot talk out Kibale Forest with its 1,500 Chimpanzees, though threatened are growing in total as is the general chimpanzee populace of Uganda now at approximately 5,000, more than any other East African Country.  It is also in Uganda, where the Central African Jungle encounters East Africa in parks like Kibale Forest, Semliki, and Bigodi Wetlands.  If you are only coming to Uganda to Trek gentle giants (Gorillas), you are missing out on the Pearl of Africa.

Bottom Line about Fly into Rwanda – Trek Gorillas in Uganda: 

Gorilla Permits in Uganda cost $600 but effective July,1,2020 they are moved to $700, so you save money and engage in trekking Gorillas in Uganda. Trekking Gorillas by 2 trekkers in Uganda normally saves $2,000 on permits and accommodation. Far much more if they are sleeping at a luxury Lodge.

Having your flight into Rwanda implies shorter transfer –intervals/duration to either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park/ Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Uganda contains a vast of Gorillas, huge totals of Habituated Gorilla Families for trekking. That implies more permits are obtainable in Uganda and the reason that Uganda is the Principal Mountain Gorilla Destination in Africa.

All this without forfeiting the excellence of the Gorilla happenstance proficiency.


Rwanda Visa:  As of January 1 – 2018 – Visas on arrival are available to all tourists/travellers.

East African Visa:  You can buy this online with the first East African you will be touring, Kenya, Rwanda, or Uganda. In Rwanda, ask for it onset.

Uganda Visa:   On Arrival is the easiest way

Yellow Fever Certificate:  This is required – vaccination is good for life. No Yellow Fever is present in Uganda or Rwanda.