This Pleistocene montane forest is known as one of the richest rainforests in the world. The National Park is one of the two habitats in the world where mountain gorillas have made sanctuary and one of the four national parks where you can see the endangered mountain gorilla. A gorilla tracking permit in Bwindi will effeminately cost you US$700, much less than in Volcanoes Rwanda. Other than tracking gorillas, you can also take on a gorilla habituation experience, birding, nearby community tours, and nature hiking in the forest jungles.
Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park, which runs along the border with the DRC and Uganda, is home to the Rwandan section of the Virungas. Comprising five volcanoes, the Virungas are utterly spellbinding and few would argue that this is not one of the most exciting national parks in Africa. We probably needn’t remind you, but of all the extraordinary sights and attractions around the Virungas, the one that really draws people here is the famous mountain gorillas. A gorilla permit in Volcanoes NP is quite pricey, costing US$1,500 per person, but this is the easiest park to see mountain gorillas.
This is Uganda’s best-known and biggest nature reserve among Uganda National Parks, and its impressive animal populations and superb activities are further augmented by its location, which straddles the Victoria Nile as it makes its way through multiple rapids and waterfalls (including the enormously impressive Murchison Falls) to Lake Albert. This is an exceptional place to see wildlife and a trip along the Nile should not be missed, not least in order to see the powerful Murchison Falls up close, a simply unforgettable experience.