Gorilla trekking Uganda from Kigali : For a number of travellers interested in taking part in Gorilla trekking have been raising concerns about the distance from Kampala to the gorilla trekking destination which takes about almost ten hours to reach the parks and some of them have bailed on participating in the gorilla trekking experience in Uganda and gorilla trekking in Africa because of the long distance and also because of the fact that their neighbouring countries are not conducive.
The democratic republic of Congo not being safe and Rwanda being quite expensive which has led to a number of travellers miss out on the memorable experience but in this article we are giving you an alternative to participate in gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali city which will lessen the time you spend to reach the national park as you also avoid spending 1500USD for a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda paying only 700USD for a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda.
Gorilla trekking from Kigali
While participating in Gorilla trekking from Kigali involves travellers landing at Kigali international airport where you will get to access the parks in Uganda through cyanika or katuna border and this will give you the chance to access the national parks within 5 hours or less. The experience will give you the chance to visit a number of rewarding experience participating in the Kigali city tour where you will visit the Kimironko market in Rwanda the largest market in Rwanda and you will also get to visit the Kigali genocide memorial museum which will give you an insight about the events that led to the 1994 Rwanda genocide for travellers interested in knowing more about the Rwanda genocide and those interested in the Rwanda genocide tour.
Once you cross over to Uganda through any of the borders, you will make your way to either Mgahinga National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable national park for the gorilla safaris in Uganda. For gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park, you will get to access the habituated gorilla families in the four sectors of the park that is Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Rushaga and for gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park by hiking the Virunga mountains in Uganda that is mount gahinga, mount sabyinyo and mount Muhabura that will give you access to the habituated gorilla families in Mgahinga National Park.
During gorilla trekking in Uganda, get ready to hike through the impenetrable forests of Bwindi and hiking the mountains of Mgahinga national park which will give you the opportunity to watch a number of rewarding attractions like the different Albertine endemic species like; Pockefellers’s sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe among other bird species, a number of Guinea Congo Forest biome, and a number of other bird species like the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola. You will get to watch a number of primates like the Hamlyn’s monkey, the black and white colobus monkey, the silver monkey, dent’s monkey, olive baboon, red tailed monkey and many other attractions.
When you get to the habituated gorilla families in the wild, you will get to spend one hour with the gorilla species which will give you the opportunity to understand a number of their rewarding features of the primates in the wild as they carry out their daily activities in the park.
among the different features you will get to observe is how the adult females in the group take care of the infants by breast feeding them, you will also get to observe how the adults in the group take care of one another and the juvenile groom one another, you will also get to observe how the silverback who is the general overseer of the group ensures that the members are in check and not causing mischief.
‘’While participating in the activity get ready to have the most memorable safari experience and for this reason don’t forget to carry your camera to capture all the beautiful memories as you spend time with the primates.’’