Wildlife, scenic Islands ,friendly people ,rich culture, landscape, lakes, rain forests, volcanoes, mountains-Uganda and Rwanda has all these to offer but gorilla trekking is more wrapped up as the top tourist attraction in the region regarded as the first welcoming trip to all visitors. Historical records confirm that Uganda and Rwanda are the leading gorilla trekking destinations in the world and have famed for its wonderful gorilla trekking experience that visitors get in company of the beautiful natural scenery. The two countries have three destinations where gorilla safaris are conducted; Bwindi Impenetrable forest and Mgahinga National park of Uganda and Volcanoes National park in Rwanda. There are so many reasons why Uganda and Rwanda win when it comes to gorilla trekking holidays.
Stunning variety of primate species
All gorilla trekking parks in Uganda and Rwanda have various beautiful primate species including golden monkeys, black and white tailed monkeys, chimpanzees, velvet monkey plus mountain gorillas the main park attraction. No matter where you track gorillas it’s a must for you to see several primate species that make your trek more incredible. There are trekking options for those who love tracking gorillas and other primates especially golden monkey trekking that is done in Mgahinga National Park and Volcanoes national Park.
Easy Last Minute Arrangement
Well it has not always been easy to plan a gorilla trekking tour in Africa but in Uganda and Rwanda things have changed as long as you get a gorilla trekking permit. Am not advising you to book your gorilla trekking tour on the last minute because it’s kind of risky but if that is the time you have , then try your luck in only Uganda and Rwanda. Sometimes tourists cancel their permits on the last minute giving you a chance to have one.
Wide Range of Accommodations to suit all Budgets
Both Uganda and Rwanda have variety of accommodation facilities in all gorilla trekking areas and sectors and suit all budgets. There is plenty to chose from depending on how much you willing to spend per night. Budget accommodations range from $20-$100, midrange $200-$350 and Luxury $500-$100 per night .However the tricky park comes when you to track gorillas in Bwindi forest national park a park of four sectors-Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga and Nkuringo each with different accommodation facilities. Our advice is always first book your permits and then accommodation.
Diverse Tour Activities
No matter what your interest could be but there is a lot to explore and enjoy on Uganda Rwanda gorilla Safaris .Do you want to track gorillas and golden monkeys or track gorillas and hike the volcanoes, or you love seeing the other part of the ancient tradition? Then you in a right place once you go gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda. Other activities done after gorilla trekking include the community retreat, Ride a bicycle for a woman, hiking, nature walk, Batwa cultural experience etc.
The sunny warm days throughout the year attract thousands to Uganda and Rwanda for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park, Mgahinga National park and Volcanoes National Park. Due to change in whether patterns it can take 2-3 days without raining in the so called rainy months of the year-April, May and November. When it rains during the day the sunshine’s immediately making the weather just appealing and great for Africa safari tours.
Other reasons include the cheap gorilla permits, safety of both countries, simple gorilla formalities, high experienced professionals who organize gorilla trekking trips, gorilla trekking location, welcoming culture, friendly people among others.