Totally confused on which country to choose between Uganda and Rwanda? How about you combined these two safari destinations in a single itinerary? The Uganda Rwanda safaris packages above will let you explore these two countries in a single trip and carry out most of the activities in each of the countries depending on the number of days you have on your safari itinerary. These two countries are apparently the biggest habitats of mountain gorillas in the world of which most the times tourists get confused on which country to choose for gorilla trekking. I would say Uganda is much more preferred because of numbers (Bwindi harbors over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas) and Rwanda is preferred because of the short distance between Kigali and Ruhengeri, where Volcanoes National Park is found. So how about an encounter in Uganda and another in Rwanda? Combining these two countries can take 5 days when you arrive from Rwanda and approximately 7 days when you arrive from Uganda but trust me, the experience is worth the money.
For gorilla trekkers, one thing you have to keep in mind is the price for gorilla trekking permits vary so much in these countries. A permit costs $450 and $600 for low and high seasons respectively in Uganda and a fixed amount of $750 for all seasons of tourism in Rwanda. Other tourism activities to be carried out in either countries include wildlife viewing, chimpanzee trekking, golden monkey trekking, launch trips, cultural trails and a number of excursions. Fact is you can’t run away from the truth that Rwanda and Uganda are both big tourism destinations in Africa and actually among the best. Visiting the two countries will show you the other side of the wilderness that you have never seen hence, i recommend you combine them if you must. Please browse through the Uganda Rwanda safaris packages above for combined Uganda Rwanda safari experiences.