Why is Uganda Rwanda Gorilla safari Expensive, many tourists always wonder why is gorilla safaris are so expensive, meeting African mountain gorillas in its natural habitat is described as the nonce in life experience making it one of the most expensive African safari adventure, every year thousands of tourists are part in this life-changing gorilla tracking safaris in both Uganda and Rwanda and the number of tourists who wants to see African mountain gorillas
Many people think that gorilla tracking activity is for the rich because a single gorilla tracking permit in Rwanda costs $1500 just to spend one hour interacting with endangered mountain gorillas while the Uganda gorilla permit costs $700 Democratic Republic of Congo gorilla permit cost is $500 which indicate that most budget travelers cannot afford to go for the gorilla safari in Africa. For the budget travelers, I would recommend to trek gorillas in Uganda instead of Rwanda because this means that one will be saving $800 on each permit. Congo gorilla permit would be the cheapest but the current security situation is not good for tourist so for now, the cheapest option is to go to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in southwestern Uganda.
What is the gorilla permit mean? Gorilla tracking permit is a document that every tourist must have to trek a given gorilla family/group, without it you cannot be allowed to access the park. There have been several arguments on why gorilla permit in Rwanda are more expensive than in Uganda and DR-Congo.
One of the main reason why Rwanda gorilla permit is expensive is that Volcanoes National Park is near the capital city and it only about two hours drive from Kigali International Airport to reach Kiningi park headquarters of volcanoes national park for gorilla tracking tour which mean that you can even go for one-day gorilla safari from Kigali and back which is not possible in Uganda and Congo
The driving time from Entebbe International Airport to reach Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park takes about 9 to 10 hours to drive Uganda; this gives an advantage to Rwanda where it takes only 2 hours to reach the park headquarters
Other arguments which have been there is that gorilla tracking in Rwanda is more easily compared to Uganda and Congo, another argument is that gorillas of Rwanda are easily viewed compared to Ugandan gorillas and in Congo. All this is not true gorilla tracking experience is the same in all three countries.
Some other people say that gorillas in Rwanda are more friendly and well habituated than those in Uganda and Congo so that’s why have to pay for expensive Rwanda gorilla permit for a better experience. All these arguments’ is baseless and not true, mountain gorillas in all three countries are the same
Above all arguments gorilla, tracking experience can still be enjoyed by all travelers in all three countries, the only difference is in permit price except Congo where security is still not good in other words currently Kisoro tours Uganda ltd we not offering Congo gorilla tours because of insecurity in North Kivu where Congo gorillas are located in Virunga national park. For any other information contact Kisoro tours Uganda our experts are always at your disposal.