Uganda Vs Rwanda gorilla trek experience – By comparing Uganda Vs Rwanda gorilla trek experience we uncover the best features, affordability and likeliness upon which you can choose to have the best, reliable and affordable experience to the mountain Gorillas and these are some of the facts you would like to know concerning both countries in relation to their status upon gorilla tracking.
Gorilla population in the entire African continent covers a population of 880 a third(⅓) in Rwanda 480 in Bwindi whereby 400 are in Bwindi forest and 80 primates in Mgahinga which make Uganda surpass the number of mountain Gorillas in the region with high availability to see mountain Gorillas.
The unforgettable experience to tracking Mountain Gorillas can be strenuous on Uganda Vs Rwanda gorilla trek experience depending on the route and means to each your final destination in the three countries namely; Uganda( Mgahinga National park and Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park) Rwanda( Volcanoes National Park) and DR Congo. If you travel through Entebbe Airport it will take you between 8-9 hours to reach your destination however use of Aero link Uganda can take you to about 2-3 hours while from Kigali to Bwindi can take you to about 4-5 hours and roughly two and a half minute drive from Kigali to Volcanoes in the North western part of the country bordering Uganda and DR Congo. whereas trekking Gorillas in Virunga National Park in DR Congo from Kigali can take you to 3-4 hour drive to Virunga National Park however safety measures in the region are quite challenging making it hard to trek the primates with a peaceful mind regardless of its permits being cheap ranging to USD400 for foreigner’s and USD150 for non-foreign residents.
The cost of Gorilla permits in Uganda Vs Rwanda gorilla trek experience and Congo differ a lot whereby the amount for a Gorilla permit in Congo is USD450, Rwanda at USD1500 whereas that of Uganda will have increased from USD600 to USD700 as of 1st July 2020. This therefore makes Uganda a much more preferred destination though both permits are acquired and prevailed to visitors before tracking Gorillas, this makes Uganda a cost efficient country to track Mountain Gorillas due to its relative friendly cost across East Africa.
More so in Uganda you travel while assured of the sector you’re going to track and the family you’re likely to see unlike Rwanda where you get to be told the Gorilla family to trek on the exact day for trekking. However everyone conducting tracking from all these countries will be given an hour experience to the habituated group where you will have the opportunity to understand the behaviors and morals these primates and take memorial photos along the trail.
The area can be tailor made to different additional activities to make the adventure more exciting with rich history and attractive features like Chimpanzee and Golden Monkey trekking in Nyungwe national park, canopy walk, and bird watching in Akagera national park in Rwanda. Uganda is as well blessed with a lot of optional adventures 10 national parks, Chimpanzee in Kibale national park, bird watching in Bwindi, lakes, rivers, Murchison falls, white water rafting on the source of the nile, game drives along different national parks, mountain climbing and arrange of many historical and heritage tribes across the country.
Visitors who would love to explore mountain Gorillas will require a great level of fitness especially tracking through the thick forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as tracking can take between 30 minutes and full day depending on the weather, the hike through the mild and muddy environment requires a lot of stamina however it’s an exciting experience as you navigate through the misty thick forest until you meet the Gorillas unlike tracking in Volcanoes which is a bit easier and less tiresome done on the sides of the volcanoes due to easier proximity of the Gorilla families, further more allocation to tracking points is based on physical abilities of the individual.
The best suitable time to visit are dry seasons of January to February and July to August, rains are heavy from March to early May thus conditions tend to be muddy but the conditions present overcast conditions for photography with good vegetation cover.
Both visitors tracking from either Bwindi/Mgahinga in Uganda or Volcanoes in Rwanda will have best photos depending on the photographer, climate and time of the day. some visitors who have tracked through Bwindi forest have found it a bit hard due to the thick forest cover hence facing hardship to take good photos yet flashlights are prohibited during photo shoot in the forest.
Visiting the trails of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is quite easy and enables one to take good pictures of the gorillas. Therefore taking pictures in both tracking places is a guarantee but capturing the
There are numerous factors that will guide you to choose the best accommodation center since both countries have got all packages varying from budget to luxury lodges. It only depends on your budget that your tour operator will base on to present to you the best choices to choose from and ensure that you get a good and secure accommodation in line with your budget and safari vacations & travel services Ltd spearheads this to ensure that your health is under the right condition and have a peaceful mind amidst your holiday safari.
All in all gorilla trekking is an excellent lifetime experience despite where you do it from. You have the right information to make your choice but safari vacations & travel services will always be available to arrange for your budget and ensure your planned tour become a success regardless of the differences across all borders.