Comparing Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris
Comparing Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris

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Comparing Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safaris- Uganda and Rwanda are the best and finest destinations for gorilla trekking in the whole world since the two destinations house the highest population of mountain gorillas in the whole world. The two countries are home to the largest number of Mountain gorillas. There are a few differences when it comes to gorilla trekking in both countries and these include the trekking routes, accessibility of the gorilla trekking destinations, routes to the destinations the gorilla families, the cost of trekking the gorillas, the cost of the gorilla trekking permits nature of accommodation among others.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is in most cases for the those that do not have enough time on their hand for a rea African adventure. For those who are willing to spend quite a few days on the gorilla trekking safari. Rwanda is the perfect destination for those people attending conferences in Kigali and would want to encounter the gorillas for a day or even two and at most three. The gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda costs $1500 per person. This makes it more expensive as compared to Uganda where the trek permit goes for $700 per person.  Rwanda has mostly high-end safari lodges, thus making it hard to have affordable safaris here.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is carried out in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and in Mgahinga gorilla national part. These two parks house the highest population of mountain gorillas in the whole world. That fact gives tourist a very high chance of encountering these gentle giants on a first trek. Uganda is the perfect6 destination for tourist wishing to have a true and rewarding gorilla trekking adventure. The distance from Entebbe international airport and from the capital Kampala is about seven hours of driving. These gives you an opportunity to make various exciting stopovers for example at the equator and admiration of the country side while driving to the parks. Uganda gorilla destinations unlike those in Rwanda offer all kinds of accommodation options from, budget, mid-range and luxury accommodation

Best Time to for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.

Gorilla trekking can be done all throughout the year in both Rwanda and Uganda but the best time to go for trekking is during the dry season.

Uganda: The best time for tourists to go gorilla trekking in Uganda is between July and September during the dry season and this is because during this time the trek routes are easily accessible making the trek exercise easy.

Rwanda: the best time to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda is during the dry season but you need to note that the country’s weather is extremely unpredictable that is Rwanda has two dry seasons and two wet seasons. The dry season is normally experienced from mid-December to February and June to September which makes it the best time for gorilla trekking but since the weather is unpredictable you need to carry a rain jacket with you all the time in case the weather changes.

What To Expect on a Gorilla Safari in Uganda & Rwanda

Gorilla trekking in both Uganda and Rwanda is an experience that every tourist should personally take on and this is because the experience varies from one person to another. Both countries have the same gorillas with just a change in the environment that is you will get an hour with the gorilla families assigned to you and 4 hours for the habituated gorilla families. You should hire a potter to help you carry your luggage because the trek routes are not easy to go through especially in Bwindi, do not take photos of the gorillas with your flashlights on because the gorillas might attack you. Due to the constant weather changes, be ready for rain anytime of the day. Each gorilla family will be assigned a maximum of 8 people and 4 people only for the habituated gorillas and you should also expect to wake up earlier than usual because the trek starts very early in the morning.

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Katland Safaris
May 21, 2024
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