Gorillas can be best viewed in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo in their natural habitats of Virunga Volcano regions of Bwindi Forest, Mgahinga Park, Virunga park and Volcanoes Park where the Gorilla Tracking Exercise takes place.
Best Country to Trek Gorillas depends on
Gorilla Permit Prices
Other other hand, Uganda stands more chances of being booked than Congo since Uganda Tourist Visa cost 100$ whereas Congo Tourist Visa cost 300$.
Driving Distances to Gorilla National Park
The lengthy distance from Entebbe Airport to Bwindi Forest Park and Mgahinga Park where Gorillas are trekked in Uganda (8-9 hours’ drive), turns off the Rich and weak Tourist who opt for Rwanda as their ideal Gorilla Trekking destination.
The same happens to Congo, Gorilla Trekkers need to fly into Kigali Rwanda and drive to Goma Congo there by paying Rwanda and Congo Tourist Visa fee separately which is very expensive.
In Uganda, you can get to Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga Park in 2 hours’ time when you fly with scheduled flight of AeroLink Uganda, there by paying less and get a chance to reduce the distance and enjoy trekking Gorillas with cheap Uganda Gorilla Permit.
How much to trek to see the Gorillas
Much as Rwanda ‘s Gorilla permits are pricey, Gorilla tracking exercises are much easier and shorter compared to those of Uganda and Congo. Photo taking is easier in Volcano park then Bwindi Forest.
Some Gorilla groups in Bwindi Forest are strenuous to trek and in spite of that, Uganda has Tourist Destinations variety.
Best Country to Trek Gorillas and Wild Life Safaris
Trekkers who want a safari can consider Uganda as the right choice since it has a lot of Tourist attractions and activities to offer to Tours. A traveler can combine a long safari with Gorilla Trekking which Rwanda and Congo cannot offer