Watching gorillas walk in the bush is such an awesome experience. This gorilla watching experience can best be experienced in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Volcanoes National Park and Virunga National Park respectively. Mgahinga, Volcanoes and Virunga share the Virunga Conservation Area.
These are the only three countries with Mountain Gorillas, a critically endangered species of gorillas that lives in mountainous areas. There is a price tag on watching gorillas – one of the most expensive all of tour activities. This guide will help you plan best for stunning gorilla watching tours in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Book a gorilla tour here.
Uganda, Congo or Rwanda?
So many factors determine the best destinations for gorilla watching holidays. Some of these factors include; cost, distance, security, diversity of the tourism industry and more. Considering all these factors, Uganda turns out to be the best destination for gorilla trekking in Africa.
Uganda gorilla watching permits cost $600 each. In Rwanda each goes for $1500 where as in Congo it goes for $400 each. Congo would have been the best budget gorilla trekking destination if it wasn’t for insecurity. Rwanda is a destination for luxury gorilla safaris. Their gorilla permits cost $1500 each.
Planning your trip
If you can afford $1500 for a gorilla permit, opt for a gorilla watching Rwanda experience. Rwanda gorillas are so near that you can even trek in 1 or 2 days. The minimum number of days you need to trek gorillas in Uganda is 3 days.
The Uganda gorilla watching experience is the best. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest shelters over half the remaining total population of mountain gorillas in the world. The park itself has so many accommodation options that can accommodate guests ranging from budget to mid-range and luxury.
Choosing an Tour Company
Its recommended to choose an operator who specializes in selling gorilla trips. Gorilla trekking companies have more experience in organizing such trips and occasionally give out huge discounts. We are one of the reliable gorilla safari companies that will organize for you an awesome trek.