Are you interested in Combining Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, and you are finding it hard to choose between trekking gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda, this is always hard for travelers interested in gorilla trekking to choose where to do their trek between Uganda and Rwanda? In this case if your budget is good enough we recommend you trek gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda so that you have this experience for both countries.
Reasons to book your gorilla trekking in one of the countries are many and the main one is the price difference of the gorilla trekking permit the gorilla permit in Uganda costs USD700 per person per trek compared to Rwanda which is USD1500 both charges giving you a one-hour encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park and Volcanoes National park respectively. Gorilla tracking is done only in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mghinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in DR Congo.
Uganda or Rwanda for gorilla trekking
The whole truth is that both Uganda and Rwanda have mountain gorillas and there is no big difference when it comes to the experience obtained at the end of your gorilla trek. The only difference is that Rwanda Mountain Gorillas are in the virunga ranges with mainly bamboo as the main vegetation while in Uganda these mountain gorillas are in a rain forest with varieties of trees and plants. Chances of seeing gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda are 99% so which ever country you visit you will be able to see these great endangered apes in their natural environment. It is however believed that Rwanda gorillas are easy to see because of the vegetation but this is in the mind set of people gorilla tracking in Uganda and Rwanda is a well organized activity the trek are always great no matter which country you trek in.
Combining Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda
Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, which country is best to trek in Uganda Vs Rwanda, this is a very tricky question but people say Rwanda is better option than Uganda, reasons to support this is that Volcanoes National Park is a 2-3 hours drive from Kigali compared to 8-9 hours from Entebbe to Bwindi. People used to avoid gorilla trekking in Uganda because of this long drive but now we arrange tours to Bwindi via Kigali which then becomes 4-5 hours drive only with this is why you should now choose to book gorilla trekking in Uganda so that you save off by paying USD700 compared to USD1500 helping you save USD800. With this you will land in Kigali use the East African Visa allowing you to visit both Rwanda and Uganda at an affordable price. Contact here for more details
How to book Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda?
First step of booking a Gorilla tracking Safari in Uganda is securing and purchasing a Gorilla Permit. You can only purchase this from Uganda Wildlife Authority, a Gorilla Permit costs USD700 per person per trek for Foreign Non-Residents, USD600 for East African Residents and USD70 for East African Citizens. Contact us and we will help secure the gorilla permit for you. Once you have your planned dates of travel you will let us know and we check for availability of space for Gorilla tracking Experience with Uganda Wildlife Authority and once we confirm availability we will go ahead and book for you tentatively, we will then send you an invoice for you to make payment once this is done you will send us proof of payment so that we go ahead and secure the permit accordingly. After purchase we will send you a scanned copy of your permit for your records and perusal. Gorilla tracking is done in a group of 8 tourists plus park rangers tracking per group. There are 36 habituated mountain gorilla groups open for gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with this it means they are only 288 permits available for gorilla tracking in Bwindi per day making it hard to get last minute booking, it is always better to book your permit in advance atleast 3-5 month prior visiting so that you don’t miss out on the few permits available.
How much is Combining Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda?
Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda costs depends on the range of travel that is luxury, Mid-range or budget, itinerary and days of travel. The biggest cost on a Gorilla tracking Safari in Uganda and Rwnada is the Gorilla tracking permit which costs USD700 in Uganda and USD1500 in Rwanda per person per trek for Foreign Non-Residents, other costs include accommodation ranging from Budget USD100 Mid-range USD200 and Luxury USD300-USD700, Transport among other services the most common travel itineraries for Gorilla tracking in Bwindi is 3 Days Gorilla Tracking Budget Safari which costs USD1600 for a solo traveler, USD1190 per person for 2 people sharing, USD1170 per person for 3 people sharing, USD1150 per person sharing for 4 people this price is all inclusive including a Gorilla tracking permit, accommodation (Budget range), transport in a 4×4 Safari Van, English speaking Driver guide and Drinking water, this excludes Tips, Uganda Visa, Flights and Alcoholic drinks. Contact us here and we will help book for you gorilla tracking experience in Bwindi accordingly.
What is the best time for Combining Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda?
Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda can be done any time throughout the year given the fact this is a well-organized activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the best time to do a gorilla tracking safari in Uganda is during the drier months of January, February, June to early September, this is makes it easier to travel to the park and gives a clear view of gorillas given the vegetation cover is not too much high grown, however as well sometimes, the rainy season is considered better to go for a Gorilla tracking experience as there is a lot of food growing because of rain and gorillas can clearly be spotted in the forest with a short walk given the fact they tend to move shorter distances looking for food.
Why book Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla trekking safari experiences to Uganda and Rwanda. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about Combining Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.