Book 2018-2019 Gorilla Trekking Uganda Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari
Book 2018-2019 Gorilla Trekking Uganda Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari, Planning African Safari without including DR-Congo, Uganda or Rwanda Mountain Gorillas, and the itinerary is complete. There are only 880-900 Mountain gorillas remaining in the world and can only be found in three countries Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Only habituated gorillas can be tracked and observed by a limited numbers of visitors/tourists per day guided by the park rangers, gorilla trekking tours needs more effort and planning ahead of time because it needs both time and money, gorilla tracking safaris is more expensive than any other traditional wildlife safaris, gorilla trekking is ranked as number one highlight any one on African safari which includes gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda or in the DR-Congo and the trekking experiences is the same in all three countries.
Why Track Gorillas in Uganda?
Uganda has 2 national parks where you can see mountain gorillas Mghinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park , this means that Uganda have Uganda has more gorilla tracking permits than Rwanda and Congo and so booking your gorilla tracking tour in Uganda gives you a chance to choose where you want to track between the two parks.
Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a home to more than half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas and more so Bwindi forest is best known for its beautifulness of the forest so you don’t only trek the mountain gorillas but also the nature of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is found anywhere in the world not only that over 480 mountain gorillas leave in Bwindi forest so when compared to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in DR-Congo Uganda’s Bwindi forest remains as the best destination for gorilla trekking in Africa.
Why Trekking Gorillas in Rwanda?
Rwanda’s gorilla trekking is done in the Volcanoes National Park and it is the most easily accessed it is only 2and half hour’s drive from Kigali Airport to the park headquarters in Kinigi where Rwanda’s gorilla trekking usually begins from, as you for Uganda and Congo it takes you about 9-10 hours drive from Entebbe Airport to Bwindi and Virunga, the long drive of Uganda gives Rwanda advantage when tourists are choosing their gorilla safari destination. Also Rwanda’s Gorillas the bamboo area zone of the Virunga Mountains which makes it easy when taking photos and filming gorillas.
Gorilla Trekking Price Compared?
As we all know of gorilla trekking permit and some one’s budget will determine you safari and tour destination, below are different prices of gorilla trekking permits in all three gorilla trekking destinations .
Uganda gorilla trekking permits cost only 600USD in both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mghinga Gorilla National Park (no hidden costs).
A few months ago Rwanda increased and doubled their gorilla trekking permits from 750USD to 1500USD making it the most expensive, this looks like Rwanda is targeting high end tourists and cooperate travelers but this is not a problem because you can still fly to Rwanda and track gorillas in Uganda at affordable price it will only take 3 and half drive to cross the border using East African tourists visa which allows double entry both countries.
In DR-Congo gorillas are tracked in Virunga National Park, Congo is best known as the cheapest gorilla trekking destination, Congo gorilla permit costs only 400USD in some months Congo also offers discounts its gorilla permits so it’s always to contact us for more information and it is also very easy to combined Congo gorilla trekking tour with hiking of mount Nyiragong the most active volcano in Africa and the world’s largest lava lake.