Enjoy Uganda gorilla trekking safaris from Kigali, Rwanda. Yes, with the high cost of Rwanda mountain gorilla safaris, Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali Rwanda is the best option for an affordable gorilla safari. Uganda offers you cheap gorilla walking safaris in Bwindi impenetrable Forest National park and Mgahinga Gorilla National park starting and ending in Kigali Rwanda. Travelers fly into Kigali International airport and cross over to Uganda via either Cyanika or Katuna border to Uganda. The drive time from Kigali to Uganda is roughly 5 hours with scenic views of beautiful sceneries, Virunga volcanoes and local communities. The cost of trekking mountain gorillas in Uganda is $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for Ugandans and East African citizens. This is far cheaper compared to trekking gorillas in Rwanda which costs $1500 by all travelers irrespective of one’s nationality.

Fly into Kigali and trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park at affordable rates. Bwindi forest is home to 17 habituated gorilla families making it a home to highest population of mountain gorillas in the whole world. Bwindi forest is s premier gorilla tour destination in Africa which receive a high number of travelers from all parts of the world. Bwindi forest is made up of four sectors namely Buhoma in the north, Ruhija in the east, Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors in the southern part of Bwindi Forest National Park. Trekking in each sector id exceptional and different. Bwindi gorilla families include Mubare, Rushegura, Habinyanja, Christmas, Katwe, Nshongi, Mishaya, Bweza, Nkuringo, Oruzogo, Bitukura, Kahungye and Busingye gorilla family. Rushaga in the south of Bwindi Forest is the best region to trek gorillas from Kigali. Rushaga is easily accessible sector in Bwindi compared to other regions. Buhoma sector in the north is easily accessed via Katuna border in Kabale. Each day, over 132 gorilla permits are available in Bwindi forest which give a high number of traveler’s chance to trek the endangered gorillas.

Reminder. Hiring a porter is also highly recommended for anyone visiting to trek gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Porters help to carry your baggage to and from the jungle. Hiring a porter costs between $15 to $20 for a full day. Porters are local people some of whom are former poacher who transformed to conservationists. Hiring a porter is an indirect way of supporting local people to help them support their families and improve their standards of living. When coming for your gorilla safari, ensure to carry the right attire to ensure a successful and enjoyable mountain gorilla encounter.