Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is way awesome compared to the rest of the countries as claimed by so many people, which is indeed true if i am to consider the smooth tarmacked roads and short distances between safari destinations. It’s pretty much easier to carry out short gorilla treks in Rwanda that may last for even a day or two simply because Ruhengeri’s (an area where Volcanoes National Park is located) proximity to Kigali. I guess this answers all your questions regarding why so many tourists opt for Rwanda gorilla tours to Uganda gorilla tours. In Uganda, you require approximately a maximum of 9 hours to travel to Bwindi and another 9 hours to return to Kampala which leaves the first and last days specifically for travelling. In Rwanda, you need about 3 hours to reach Volcanoes National Park which usually implicating you have a couple of selective activities to carry out as you prepare for your gorilla trek the following day which is quite ideal for every traveler.
About permits, Rwanda gorilla trekking permits are the most expensive compared to Uganda and Congo. Each gorilla permit in Rwanda costs $750 for both high and low seasons compared to the $450 and $600 for Uganda and $400 for Congo. Rwanda permits can be purchased from Rwanda Tourism Board offices (ORTPN) or near Ruhengeri either in person or through a Rwanda safari operator of which we always recommend dealing with these operators to simplify the process for you. For your own choice, some of the most popular Rwanda safari packages include 4 day gorilla safaris, 3 day gorilla safaris, and 5 day gorilla safaris with 3 day and 4 day packages emerging as the top choices for various clients. It’s fun carrying out gorilla safaris in Rwanda and you should definitely embark on the expedition. The Rwanda gorilla tours packages above should jump start your gorilla trekking adventure! Point out any and inquire with us for the best and most affordable quotation.