Gorilla trekking Safaris or Wildlife viewing Safaris?

Gorilla Trekking Safaris Or Wildlife Viewing Safaris?

Gorilla trekking Safaris or Wildlife viewing Safaris?

Gorilla trekking Safaris or Wildlife viewing Safaris?

It’s time to find out which of the two African Safari experiences, Gorilla trekking safaris or Wildlife Viewing Safaris is really the ideal life time safari to do on your African holiday.

After you have answered the call of the wild and chosen to embark on an African safari for your next adventure trip, there is always still that hard decision that usually lies before most tourists on what exactly to do for their adventures in Africa, since this is a huge continent with beautiful countries packed up with a complete diversity of landscapes, natural wonders, national parks, reserves and exciting tourist activities.

Amongst the wide range of what to do activities in Africa that one can think of for an ultimate African safari, truly Gorilla trekking safaris or Wildlife viewing safaris will always be the top most and popular adventures to consider while planning your safaris in Africa. But because the two interesting activities are both famous and offer tourists with lifetime safari experiences, it’s always hard to choose which one to go with and leave out especially when there isn’t much time to engage in both adventures. What do you think?

To help you conclude without you placing a bet on it first, we have compiled a complete guide comparing both Gorilla trekking Safaris and wildlife viewing safaris, which comes on top of the other in terms of authentic experience, where to go for each, what to expect, cost and ease in doing the activity. If I were you I would keep scrolling to know more.

Gorilla Trekking Safaris

Ever heard about Mountain Gorillas in the mist shrouded volcanoes and dense tropical rain forests? These primate creatures are regarded as endangered species by IUCN, they share 95 to 99% DNA similar to humans and have a population of over 880 and live in three different Countries in the East African region which are Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Arguably the major drawcard of most tourists to East Africa, Gorilla trekking safaris are one of the ultimate life time experiences that give you guarantee to see the Gorillas on your safari, very close-range encounters with the Gorillas to gaze into their big rounded eyes as well as sometimes sitting next to them in the forests and this truly creates unforgettable memories and has become a dream adventure for many.

From these specific National Parks which are the Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park and Mgahinga national Park in Uganda, the Volcanoes national Park in Rwanda and the Virunga and Kahuzi Biega National Parks in DRC, you will be able to engage in this amazing experience, however you need to understand that the price of Gorilla trekking permit in each of these countries differs. For example, the cost of Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda is 700 USD, the cost of Gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda is 1500 USD and the cost of Gorilla trekking permit in DRC is 400 USD, this depends on the country’s rules and regulations that have been put in place in relation to their conservation policies.

What is the best country to go to for Gorilla trekking?

Depending on different factors like budget, safety, ease in trekking, everyone will find their best country for this remarkable experience different, as much as there is guarantee to see the mountain Gorillas in these three countries, You will find Gorilla trekking in Rwanda much easier to do, safe and there is also ease in accessibility to the National Park that inhabits the Mountain Gorillas here.


Gorilla trekking Safaris or Wildlife viewing Safaris?

For moderate tourists and those looking out for their travel budget, you can engage in gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park and here you are able to have the ultimate Gorilla safari in Uganda but can also engage in another interesting tourist activity of Gorilla Habituation in Uganda at a price cheaper and not so costly.

In case you thought about the ease of accessibility to Bwindi National Park for a Uganda Gorilla Safari, the distance from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park  for a Rwanda Gorilla Safari is shorter and about 2 hours drive in a private car, this makes  gorilla trekking in Rwanda much easier compared to Uganda where the distance from Kampala to Bwindi or Mgahinga for Gorilla trekking in Uganda is approximately 9 hours by road in a private car.

However, with the close proximity of Rwanda and Uganda’s Bwindi and Mgahinga national Parks, tourists can cross to Uganda for Gorilla Trekking from Rwanda in just 4 hours by road. There is also possibilities of flying from Entebbe to Bwindi in less than an hour which makes Gorilla trekking in Uganda easy to do.

Our combined Rwanda – Uganda Gorilla trekking Safaris such as the short 2 Days Rwanda-Uganda Gorilla Safari, 4 Days Uganda Gorilla trekking from Rwanda among other will give you a magical experience of having your dream Gorilla trekking Safari in Uganda at a reasonable budget.


 As if Gorilla trekking safari is not only an ultimate experience for a life time, it also allows you to engage in other adventure activities closely related such as chimpanzee trekking, it could be easily combined with a cultural or community encounter, bird watching activities and while trekking in the rain forests, tourists usually encounter with abundance of flora and fauna like other exciting mammal species, various bird species, and fascinating views of the volcanoes from these Gorilla trekking destinations like Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Best time for Gorilla Trekking safaris

While Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo can be visited anytime of the year to see the Gorillas, during the  heavy rainy seasons  (low season) which happen between march to May, in all the three countries, the rain forests trails for trekking tend to be very wet and slippery making it a bit difficult to move for gorilla encounters, It is much interesting and less strenuous to have your Gorilla trekking safaris during the sunny (High season ) that happens between June to September for the most unforgettable Gorilla safari experience, However there is always guarantee of seeing the mountain Gorillas in all the seasons all year around.

Wildlife Viewing Safaris

Wildlife Viewing Safaris have completely taken over as the most popular adventure activities one should not miss while visiting any of the African countries. for mind blowing adventures and premier Wildlife viewing safari experiences countries like Tanzania with the famous Serengeti plains, south Africa with famous Kruger National Park, Kenya with its incredible Masaai Mara safari experiences, Botswana rank in top destinations although other countries Uganda, Namibia, Malawi, Rwanda among many others also offer exhilarating safari moments.

Talking about Safaris in Tanzania and Kenya, which mostly stand out with the most popular and unique wildebeest migration which is one of world’s seven wonders, with millions of wildebeest migrating between these two countries in Serengeti National Park and Masaai Mara National Park in Kenya between July to September every year, so far the real deal for an extraordinary safari in Africa, you can’t go wrong with either wildlife viewing in Tanzania or a safari experience in Kenya.

There are other famous National Parks in Kenya and Tanzania such as Ngorongoro conservation area, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo National Parks, Tarangire National Park among many others that offer premium wildlife viewing moments to spot the big 5 and big cats and abundance of other wildlife species that roam the savannah plains.


Zanzibar and Mombasa

As if the magic of wildlife in the vast wildernesses of Tanzania and Kenya is not enough, both countries border with the coast line of the Indian ocean and are surrounded by some of the classic white sandy beaches and islands that offer relaxing safari moments. The amazing beaches and resorts in Zanzibar of Tanzania and beach experiences in Mombasa of Kenya that allow you to have the bush to beach experience while engaging in the more relaxing tourist activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, beach relaxation among others makes the combination of safari and tropical moments a life time adventure.

Hiking adventures (Mount Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenya)

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mount Kenya in Kenya are Africa’s highest and second highest mountains respectively, you can easily combine your wildlife viewing safari with an active hiking adventure to one of these snow caped mountains and live a safari of your dreams.



The savannah parks in both Kenya and Tanzania experience moderate climate conditions that allow tourists to visit all year around, there is also the major dry (high season) between June to October and wet season (low season) between March to May, Keep in High season attracts many tourists in these National Parks and thus booking your safari during high season, we recommend early booking because of high demand in accommodations.

The east African region is easy to traverse and engage in many different tourist activities especially Gorilla trekking safaris or Wildlife Safaris, with the possibility of acquiring an East African Tourist Visa which allows you to enter Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda  simultaneously, most tourists have shifted to booking combined East African Safaris to be able to engage in different adventure activities in this region in a row, which gives tourists the ideal vacations in Africa or best African holidays.


Now you know what stands out for a perfect African safari holiday, Whether you seek to do gorilla trekking safaris or Wildlife Viewing Safaris which are both ultimate adventures in Africa, with the possibility to engage in both activities from our different safari destinations which allows tourists to explore the diversity of our regions cultures, rich history, natural wonders, wildlife species, primates and warm people stands out to be the perfect way to experience a safari holiday in Africa.

Allow us to take you on an incredible journey of exploring our east African region especially Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania for the most remarkable safari moments by checking out our perfectly crafted itineraries that take you all around or separately visiting each country from our website www.rwandaecocompany.com or quickly send us an email at info@rwandaecocompany.com to get your customized itinerary and quote based on your personal interests and budget.

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