Uganda and Rwanda are blessed with multiple tourist attractions. Most gorilla safaris are conducted in these two countries and offer unrivaled gorilla trekking on daily basis. Most travelers find it hard to choose between Uganda and Rwanda for their adventure.
Some who find it hard also opt for a combined safari in both countries given that each country offers its unique tourist attractions. Here is a comparison of both countries so that you can be guided in choosing your next travel destination.
Uganda is home to 10 national parks and several wildlife reserves, each offering different attractions. There are lots of amazing attractions in Uganda and some of the top adventures include the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, wildlife safaris and more. Some of the animals that you can see on a wild safari in Uganda include hippos, elephants, buffaloes, several species of antelopes, among others. All these wildlife species can be easily seen on a game drive and many travelers can combine a gorilla safari in Uganda with visits to the different national parks. Some of the most popular safaris in Uganda are;
- 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla & Lake Mburo Wildlife
- 5 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari
- 5 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Kibale Chimpanzee Safari
- 5 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi Tour
In a similar fashion, Rwanda also hosts several wildlife species that are superb. These include the wild chimpanzees of Nyungwe Forest and wildlife in the Akagera national park. Some of the most popular adventures in Rwanda include;
- 4 Day Rwanda Gorillas & Akagera Wildlife Safari
- 4 Day Rwanda Gorillas & Lake Kivu
- 5 Day Rwanda Gorillas & Nyungwe Wildlife Safari
However although many tourists come to these African countries to see these species many combine it with the most interesting adventurous activity mountain gorilla tracking.
Gorilla Trekking Experience
There is no tourist activity on earth out compete the trek to meet these endangered apes in their natural habitat deep in the forest. Many safari activities in either Rwanda or Uganda are just a supplement on gorilla safari. These two countries are blessed among the few countries in the world for hosting these rare apes and are regarded as the best gorilla safari destination in the world, chance of meeting these apes in their natural habitat are very high and are considered safe for this activity. Many tourists can’t miss this chance ounce visit these two counties. On record it’s the most done activity attracting very many travelers to these two countries.
Gorilla tracking activities are regarded as the most expensive activity; however it’s the most liked by very many travelers. These remaining apes are hosted in Volcanoes National Park which is located in the north-western part of Rwanda in Ruhengeri Musanze district. The park consists of 125km2 of mountain forest and home to the six Virunga Volcanoes. Protected within the PNV, the lushly forested slopes of the mountains form an appropriately dramatic natural setting for what is arguably the most poignant and memorable wildlife experience in the world: gorilla trekking. Tracking in Uganda is done in the Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla forest national park; although most of the gorilla safaris in Uganda are conducted in Bwindi impenetrable national park. The park is located in the south -western part of Uganda in just about 7-9 hours interesting drive from Kampala Uganda’s capital and largest city up to the park.
Why Rwanda because of its proximity since its just 2 hours from Kigali to the park a one day gorilla safari can be possible if you need it just check out the listing of the tour operators listed on this website. Also most of the time these apes live on a bamboo trees or on the ground making viewing and photography very clear that’s why gorilla tracking in Rwanda. It’s also better in Uganda because Uganda houses the highest percentage of these remaining mountain gorillas making viewing a guarantee. Bwindi is blessed with 11 habituated gorilla families and Rwanda has 10 gorilla families which are ready to receive visitors every day and 8 members are only allowed to meet these apes in their home, so this gives you a guarantee for tracking and viewing. For more gorilla tracking experience you can decide to book in both countries if you book in time with us.