The Best Closest Airport To See Mountain Gorillas In Africa

Regarding the nearest airport to get a glimpse of mountain gorillas in Africa – fly-in safaris to sight mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga National Park (Uganda). Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda), Virunga National Park, and Kahuzi Beiga National Park (Congo) for eastern lowland gorillas.

In case you are organizing a gorilla trekking trip to Africa being mindful of the nearest airport to fly into, this will depend on where you intend to do the gorilla trekking amongst the four major parks in Africa for Gorilla trekking.

Airport To See Mountain Gorillas In Africa.

The nearest airport to Volcanoes National Park is Kigali International Airport situated in Kanombe in the capital city of Rwanda. It is approximately a 2hrs 30 minutes drive to Volcanoes National Park situated in the northwest of the country.

Having arrived at Kigali Airport, you can further enjoy a domestic fly-in gorilla safari experience in Rwanda by chartering a domestic flight from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park which we can quickly arrange at your request.

Tourists always worry about the driving distance from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi and Mgahinga. If you land at Entebbe International Airport, driving to either Mgahinga or Bwindi will take you approximately 11 hours driving nonstop while if you land at Kigali International Airport, you will only need 4 hours to cross to either Mgahinga or Bwindi. There are two solutions to the problem of driving for long. One is to arrive from Kigali Rwanda instead of Entebbe in Uganda. The driving time and distance from Kigali to Bwindi impenetrable forest is shorter.

If you land at Entebbe International Airport, driving to either Mgahinga or Bwindi will take you approximately 10 hours driving nonstop while if you land at Kigali International Airport, you will only need 4 hours to cross to either Mgahinga or Bwindi.

Another solution for the long driving distance is to reserve a local chattered flight from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi airstrip to Bwindi. Your local tour operator can then wait for you at the airstrip to take you to the park. The local flights are expensive but the reward I to reach the park in only one hour.

The closest airport to Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Beiga National Parks in Congo is Goma International Airport in Congo and Kigali International Airport in Rwanda.

Flying into Kigali International Airport and later transferring to Congo by road crossing the Goma border is highly put into consideration by many tourists for Congo tours Driving from Kigali to Kahuzi Biega National Park takes approximately 6 hours driving.

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Airport To See Mountain Gorillas In Africa
Entebbe Airport
Uganda Airlines
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