Feel cheated by visiting a single country for your gorilla watching safari? Combined safaris will let you visit two or more countries in a single trip. This way you will get a chance to explore more places, carry out more activities, spend more days travelling and probably draw comparisons in the end. Uganda Rwanda safaris are one of the best combos especially to those that want to meet mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Volcanoes National Park are just a few hours away from each other – approximately 4 hours by road.
These are the best two of the only four mountain gorilla trekking destinations in the world. Combining these two places in your itinerary will reward you the best gorilla encounter. We are an experienced travel company that has organized several successful combined tours to each of these countries in the past and can craft a package for you as well at unbeatable prices. You might have to look at some of our Uganda Rwanda tours below as you plan your adventure.
Uganda Rwanda Tours, Gorilla Watching
For a better and smoother experience during your Uganda Rwanda gorilla tours, endeavor to make your entourage from Kigali always if you intend to track gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This way, you will avoid the 8 hour road journey from Entebbe to Bwindi and cut it short by 4 hours. Uganda safaris from Kigali is so popular nowadays.
Why go on Uganda Rwanda gorilla tours?
So many contradictions regarding a better gorilla watching destination between Rwanda and Uganda have been made online and no clear answers have been got till date. Every contributor suddenly talks basing on their previous experiences. You can never get a clear answer for this because your experiences vary. You might got on Uganda Rwanda gorilla safaris and prefer your Ugandan experience to the Rwandan and vice versa. The two countries are equally great destinations to visit for gorilla watching tours and each of them has an edge over the other. We as a gorilla trekking company can guarantee this.
The advantage Rwanda has over Uganda is the short distance between Volcanoes National Park and Kigali City. These two places are just 2 – 3 hours away, which makes it possible to carry out gorilla watching tours that can even last for a day. Uganda is known for numbers and diversity. Over half the remaining population of mountain gorillas live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
When to go
The climate from Rwanda to Uganda Is pretty much the same only that these two countries receive variant levels of rainfall. The best time to go on Uganda Rwanda safaris is from Mid-June to September and December to January respectively. Gorilla watching is pretty simple during these months since the parks are dry and you will have to worry less about sliding while trekking or getting rained on in the forests.
Gorilla permits for Volcanoes National Park cost $1500 whereas for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park cost $600 each. If you intend to go on a Uganda gorilla watching expedition and climax in PNV then you ought to put aside $2100 for the two permits.