Gorilla Trekking Uganda Compared To Gorilla Trekking Rwanda.

What Country Is Best For gorilla Trekking?

Gorilla Trekking Uganda Compared to Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Accessibility: Rwanda has a smaller land area compared to Uganda, and its gorilla trekking destinations which Volcanoes National Park, is relatively closer to the capital city of Kigali. This makes Rwanda more accessible for travelers with limited time and also who are not used to travelling for longer time on road. On the other hand, Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park require more travel time, including domestic flights or long drives. from Entebbe airport which is the entry point in to the country or Kampala, to Bwindi by road takes approximately 9-10 hours which requires whole days travel to make it to Bwindi or Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Trekking Experience: Both Uganda and Rwanda offer unique gorilla trekking experiences. Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is known for its lush, mountainous landscape, and the gorilla families tend to be closer to the starting points, resulting in potentially shorter treks. Whereas Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, on the other hand, offers a more rugged and immersive trekking experience, with longer treks through dense forests. If you prefer a shorter trek, Rwanda may be a better choice. Bwindi gorilla trekking is also Unique in its way in that you will encounter various species of animals, primates, birds and colorful butterflies among other attractions while trekking gorillas in the forest.
Availability of Permits: Gorilla trekking permits are limited in both countries, and it’s essential to check their availability. Rwanda has a smaller number of permits available per day compared to Uganda, making it a bit more challenging to secure permits during peak seasons.

Uganda generally has a higher chance of availability, but it’s still advisable to book well in advance to secure your permits.

Additional Wildlife Experiences: If you’re interested in combining your gorilla trekking experience with other wildlife encounters, Uganda offers diverse options. Besides gorillas, Uganda is known for its chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and a variety of other wildlife species distributed in various national parks including; Murchison falls national park, Kidepo valley national park, Lake Mburo national park among others.

Ultimately, the choice between Uganda and Rwanda for gorilla trekking depends on your budget, time constraints, preferences for trekking difficulty, and other wildlife experiences you may want to include in your itinerary. Consider these factors carefully to select the option that aligns best with your preferences and travel goals. For information and guidance on planning your safari experience in Uganda or Rwanda, contact us at adventure in the wild safaris, and we will be able to plan your safari to make sure you once in life time experience with the mountain gorillas as well as a thrilling wildlife safari experience.

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