Africa Adventure Safaris has been running personalized, tailor-made as well as group tours to Uganda and Rwanda for over a decade. We believe that our excellent experience is a guarantee that we are able to make a unique and unforgettable African safari adventure. Almost 50% of our safari bookings come from referrals and tripadvisor reviews from very happy and satisfied past clients. Feel free to contact us for your Rwanda Safari & Uganda adventure. At Africa Adventure Safaris, we go through every measure to give you the best wildlife adventure at your budget.
Gorilla trekking is an incredibly beautiful and a lifetime experience, which is only found in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. The choice is where to trek gorillas depends on the travellers interest.
Mountain gorillas are located and can be seen with in the Virunga Volcanic Mountains of Central Africa in 3 national parks; Parc national des Volcans - in north-west Rwanda, Mgahinga in south-west Uganda; and Virunga national park – east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). More of the mountain gorillas are located in Bwindi national park in Uganda.
Lowland Gorillas live in tropical forests of central Africa and are found in northern Republic of Congo and can be tracked in Kahuzi Biega national park
In addition, is the driving distance of the international airports to the gorilla safari parks. Volcanoes is 2 and half hours drive from Kigali and hence travelers can do a 1-2 days gorilla tour in Rwanda while Kampala – Entebbe airport is 10-11 hours drive to Bwindi –Buhoma region. This makes tracking Uganda gorillas tougher than in Rwanda.
A shorter distance to track Uganda Gorillas is from Kigali – crossing via the Katuna border to Bwindi – Ruhijja region 4 hours drive and back to Rwanda the next day after the trek. Or you can opt for a charter flight from Entebbe.
Gorilla Permits in Rwanda go for $750 while Uganda gorilla permit goes for $500 during the pick seasons however during low seasons permit goes for $350 (Nov, April, May) and you need to book months earlier as they get finished fast.
All in all, the feeling of trekking gorillas in Rwanda or Uganda is quite different and is highly subjected to individual objective of seeing the gorillas. Some travelers have trekked Ugandan gorillas more than 6 times, others have tracked Rwanda twice totally depending on personal intent – If you have the opportunity to track them both, please go for it as the terrain is different, gorillas look differentread more