Why Uganda is your Best Choice for Gorilla Tracking in 2019-2020

Posted by on March 10, 2019

5-Reasons why you should Choose Uganda for Gorilla Tracking-2019-2020

Why Uganda is your Best Choice for Gorilla Tracking – What Rwanda does not want you to know about Gorilla Trekking in Uganda in 2019 – 2020


 Best Choice for Gorilla Tracking?  Uganda – or What Rwanda does not want you to know about Gorilla Trekking in Uganda. Gorilla Tourism changed in May of 2017 when Rwanda doubled the Price of Gorilla Permits to $1,500 while Uganda remained at $600 for a permit and locked in that price until the end of 2019 creating a $900 price difference. 

That $1,500 Rwanda Gorilla Permit caused many who had Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda on their Bucket List to look at the alternatives of Gorilla Trekking in Uganda or DR Congo.  Virunga  National Park in DR Congo had too much Guerilla activity and in 2018 the Park was closed after several regrettable;e incidents including the Kidnapping of two Tourists who were later Released.  This left Gorilla Trekkers with only one alternative and that was Uganda which subsequently became the country of Choice based on price plus Safety and Security for Gorilla Trekkers.  All this has led to what we call “The Great Gorilla Trekker Migration since Uganda for most became the  Choice for the African Traveler when it came to Gorilla Trekking.

 Why Uganda is your Best Choice for Gorilla Tracking in 2019. Most Choose Uganda for Gorilla Tracking based on one thing.  The Price of the Gorilla Permit, but there are other reasons given such as the number of available permits being available, the cost of Gorilla lodging  is for the most part below Rwanda, there is also the Gorilla Habituation Experience where you spend 4-hours with a Gorilla Family, plus you can add on the best Chimpanzee Tracking in East Africa, Wildlife, Authentic Cultural Experiences with the Batwa People

One thing we have learned that Trekkers make their own choices where to trek Gorillas based on the best experience for their Money.  The Country where they trek Gorillas is immaterial, it comes down to the best experience for the money invested in Africa’s most expensive Tourist Activity. Rwanda excels in Gorilla Tourism Spin which causes some to be confused as to what are the best Options.  Uganda, on the other just keeps quiet about the advantages that Gorilla Trekkers can have in the Pearl of Africa.

5- Reasons Why Uganda is your Best Choice for Gorilla Tracking in 2019 – Reasons that our past Clients have given to after completing their Gorilla Safari in Uganda, Things that Rwanda wishes that you did not know, but then in the 21st Century Travelers are informed.


5-Reasons Why Uganda is your Best Choice for Gorilla Tracking

What Rwanda does not want you to know about Gorilla Trekking in Uganda


 1. You get more for your Money in Uganda than in Rwanda

This is something that Rwanda does not want you to know.  The average person saves over $1,000 on a 3-day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda using a quality mid-range lodge.  Those on a luxury Safari save much more per person since luxury and exclusive Lodges in Uganda have lower room rates than in Rwanda.

Rwanda offer promotes itself as a Luxury Gorilla Destination – a sort of Nordstrom’s whereas Uganda is the T.J.Maxx of Gorilla Tourism, the same experience for a lot less.

Best Choice for Gorilla Tracking in Uganda and the Price for is the reason many of our clients decided to trek in Uganda.  The Tourist Dollar stretches further in Uganda without a compromise in the quality of the Gorilla Encounter Experience.

Your money stretches further in Uganda


 2. Uganda has  More Gorillas and more Permits:

Best Choice for Gorilla Tracking – There are 152 Gorilla Trekking Permits available in Uganda. That compares to 80 Gorilla Permits.  Uganda has more Mountain Gorillas than any other country.

Over half of the remaining, endangered Gorillas are found in Uganda. Uganda has more Gorilla Families and more habituated Gorilla Families than any other country including Rwanda.

The Mountain Gorillas have been thriving in Uganda with the Conservation measures that have been taken which includes revenue sharing with the local Communities of 20% (Rwanda gives 10%) that live near the Gorilla Parks of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla.

Best Reasons Why You Should Trek Gorillas in Uganda – for out clients permit availability was a big reason that they chose Uganda.  Something that you might want to consider.


 3. Uganda’s Best kept Secret exposed – Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda:

Kigali International Airport is one of the best in Africa, a larger one is being built.  It is conveniently close to the Ugandan border in the Southwest of Uganda, 3 hours from Mgahinga Gorilla Park and 4-Hours from Bwindi Forest.

No Ugandan government Tourism Agency such as the Ministry of Tourism, the Uganda Tourism Board, Uganda Wildlife Authority want you to know that it is more convenient to fly into Kigali Rwanda and we drive you to Mgahinga Gorilla Park, 3-Hours, South Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, 4-Hours.

Kigali, Rwanda is southwest Uganda’s unofficial airport – the border crossing is a cultural experience but has been greatly improved from what it used to be.  By flying into Rwanda and Trekking in Uganda you save time, money and get to enjoy one of the most scenic drives that you have ever experience.

We have used Kigali Airport as the starting point into Southwest Uganda 5-years ago, most Ugandan Tour Operators still think and operate in terms of Entebbe International Airport.


 4. Uganda offers you 4 Different Gorilla Tracking Experiences:

Best Choice for Gorilla Tracking – There is more than one way to track Gorillas in Uganda. That is something Rwanda does not want you to know about, but it is something that you can easily find out on our site.

Like in Rwanda you can track Gorillas and be with them for one hour, but Uganda goes beyond that

1. Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla Park where you track Gorillas on the sides of the Virunga Volcanoes, replicating the type of Trekking.

2. Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where you track Gorillas in a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3.  Gorilla Habituation Experience where you track Gorillas all-day and spend 4-hours with a Gorilla Family and there are only 4 participants.

5. Exclusive Private Trekking with just you and the Rangers. This is at a fraction of the cost of such a Trek in Rwanda where it costs $15,000.  The number cannot exceed 8 participants for trekking and 4 for the Gorilla Habituation. Most Visitors to Uganda are unaware of the options listed above.


 5. Uganda is Gorillas Plus – There are more things to add on to your Gorilla Trek:

Uganda is mistakenly seen as a Gorilla Trekking Destination and that it is.  It however much more.  It was Winston Churchill who popularized the Term “Perl of Africa.”  He never saw the Gorillas found in Uganda but what he found amazed him as it does many of our clients who begin with Gorilla Trekking and add on more often amounting to a 10 day to 14 days Safari in Uganda.

Uganda is the best Chimpanzee Destination in East Africa with over 5,000 Chimpanzees, Kibale Forest with the best Chimpanzee sighting in East Africa.

There are 10 parks and one ha the River Nile running right through it with the most powerful waterfall in the world in the park.  Wildlife, the Big-5 plus 2 making it the Big-7 Country of East Africa.

More Reasons Why You Should Trek Gorillas in Uganda this year and discover the Pearl of Africa as many of our clients have before you.


 Our Take

Best Choice for Gorilla Tracking – here is what we know from experience since Rwanda raised their permit prices in May of 2017.  You only gain by tracking in Uganda.  Uganda without fanfare has become the choice for Gorilla Trackers in 2018 and 2019 looks to be a repeat performance with more permits

No client has told us that they wish that they had tracked Gorillas in Rwanda, Saving $1,000 plus USD per person is reason enough for most including those with financial resources.

Rwanda may not want you to know the above information but they have not too badly, Kigali has become a key convention hub in East Africa- Gorilla Trekking, they are also getting a fair share of the business, probably more than what they realistically expected.

in the meantime, we are booking Gorilla Safaris for 2019, 99 plus % in Uganda, the premier primate Destination in Africa.