Rwanda Gorilla Tours; Rwanda Gorilla Safaris is an ultimate gorilla destination, one of the few locations where gorilla trekking is done. Despite the fact, this is the commonly asked by the many African nationals and foreigners who wish to go a Gorilla trek from their mother countries, let’s say South Africans keep wondering what really takes to organizes gorilla tours from South Africa! To many seem that it is difficult but it’s not – if you get in contact with knowledgeable tour operator on the ground.
In fact, South Africa is well renowned and widely known destination for an African safari because of good roads and diverse wildlife species mostly in Kruger National Park. Fortunately, Gorilla trekking has come to the fore for number of wildlife enthusiasts and safari lovers -traveling all over the world. Well, Gorilla trekking is on the top list of things to do in Africa among other primate adventures such as Chimpanzee tracking and Golden monkey trekking which are sought after the Gorillas.
For such matter, we see both South Africans and foreign visitors to its parks find the need to organize gorilla tours from South Africa, this is all because in South Africa there are no Gorillas ‘’Mountain gorillas’’ in South Africa and Gorillas trekking takes place only in 3 countries in the whole world ‘’East African Countries’’ Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo ‘’DRC’’.
When you’re planning to go for Gorilla Trek Safaris, you need to first decide the best destination to go for gorilla trekking; this can be determined by the price of the permit, travel distances, flight costs, security and fitness level required and many other factors.
If you to go Uganda Gorilla Trekking – Gorilla Permits costs USD700 per person per day for both national parks. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and half of the world’s remaining populations of endangered mountain gorillas are found in Uganda’s Bwindi.
The Gorilla permits in Rwanda -Volcanoes National Park costs USD1,500 per person per trek and USD400 in Congo or you can opt to visit the lowland Gorillas in Kahuzi -Biega National Park goes at USD400 per person.
Interestingly, both Uganda and Rwanda are perfect destinations for Mountain Gorilla trekking. Both safe and secure with well -developed infrastructure in terms of roads and accommodation facilities. Well, Uganda is popularly known as hospitable and welcoming people on the continent with a good command of the English language as well.
There are number of different carriers flying out of South Africa to Rwanda and Uganda; Uganda Airlines, Rwanda Air, Kenya Airways and South African Airways but direct flights to Kigali tend to be more expensive than flights to Entebbe.
By Road- Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi National Park -Mgahinga;
The driving distance from Entebbe to Bwindi, can take between 8 to 9 hours. Comparing a drive from Kigali Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park takes 3 hours’ drive.
It is also possible to do Gorilla Trekking in Uganda while flying in and out of Kigali, because the driving distance from Kigali to Bwindi or Mgahinga is 4 hours. You can either fly from South Africa to Entebbe, then fry to Bwindi – Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip which takes 1:15hours landing. Or else fly out of Kigali instead of returning Entebbe or Vice versa, Or fly into Kigali – crossover to Bwindi or Mgahinga for your trek and drop off back in Kigali.
You can decide to fly from Entebbe to Bwindi or Mgahinga; there are scheduled daily domestic flights ‘’Aero link Uganda’’ from Entebbe to Kisoro airstrip for Mgahinga National Park and the southern parts of Bwindi and Kihihi airstrip for the Northern parts of Bwindi in order to break off the long driving hours.
There are South African companies which offer Gorilla trekking packages but the best way to organize gorilla tours from South Africa is to contact a reliable local company, if you don’t hesitate contact us Achieve Global Safaris and we will make sure you dream come true. We have knowledge of the different destinations and local expertise to advise on what’s best for you and which one you’re likely to achieve while on safari. We do organize trips to Tanzania, Kenya, Congo and Rwanda.
Note; We are good in offering affordable options for individuals, families and small groups, delivering uniquely satisfying Gorilla trekking tour package, wildlife tours, cultural and primate Safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. You can tryout and do one of these Gorilla Tours packages from South Africa on offer through visiting our websites;
3 Days Uganda Bwindi Gorillas Tours
3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tours
3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek from Kigali
2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trek from Kigali.