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Why the Gorilla Permit Price difference between Rwanda and Uganda ?

7th June 2017

They are the same mountain gorillas species, only separated by national boundaries, yet the price for a gorilla tracking permit is $1500 in Rwanda, $600 for Uganda ($450 for November, April and May). What could be the reason for the difference? In proposing the $1500 from $750 for a gorilla permit,  Rwanda Development Board asserted that they wanted to offer more community…

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Comparing Uganda and Gorilla Trekking Experience

7th June 2017

How different is the gorilla tracking experience between Uganda and Rwanda (Comparisons)  Okay, aside from the price differences with the Rwanda gorilla tracking permit now at $1500 and Uganda gorilla going for $600 (and $450 in November, April and May), could there be some real difference in the experience one finally gets? As all the mountain gorillas…

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How to book a gorilla trek tour in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo

7th June 2017

How to book a gorilla tour in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Mountain gorillas can only be found in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (60% of them) and the Virunga Massif which consists of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (in Uganda), Volcanos National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in DRC. To track or trek the…

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All about the life and ecology of mountain gorillas

6th June 2017

The endangered mountain gorilla is one of the subspecies of the gorilla. The other subspecies is the lowland gorillas, it is a specie most often found in zoos. There are approximately 900 mountain gorillas remaining on earth. Unlike other gorilla species, mountain gorillas cannot live in captivity. They only survive in their natural habitat, afro-montane…

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Where to find Mountain Gorillas

6th June 2017

Where to find Mountain Gorillas There are approximately 900 mountain gorillas remaining on earth. Unlike other gorilla species, mountain gorillas cannot live in captivity. They only survive in their natural habitat, afro-montane forests only found in Uganda, Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. These are located in the Virunga mountains (striding across the three countries) and Uganda’s…

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Rwanda Gorilla tracking permit price raised to USD1500

7th May 2017

The Rwanda Development Board has announced an increase in the price of Gorilla Permits from US$ 750 to US $1,500 for all visitors effective immediately.  However, the mountain gorilla tracking permit cost remains the same in Uganda at USD600 and Congo (DRC). According to RDB, the new price increase will not affect tourists who had…

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Travel Documents, Visas, Vehicle Crossing in East Africa Countries – Frequently asked questions

28th March 2017

Questions about Visa and Travel Document Requirements when travelling between Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi. do I need a visa when crossing from one country to another? How do I cross borders with my own vehicle? a) Do I need a visa to travel from one EAC country to the next?If you are a citizen…

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How To Book 2017 Gorilla tracking/ Trek Permits in Uganda

15th February 2017

Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi, Uganda How to book 2017 gorilla tracking and trek permits for for your tour in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – Quick step illustration of how you can buy the gorilla permit for your trek this year In Uganda, Gorilla tracking is done in either Bwindi Impenetrable…

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Gorilla eating, Rwanda

How to Book 2017 Gorilla Tracking Permits in Uganda

26th January 2017

How to book 2017 gorilla tracking and trek permits for your tour in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – Quick step illustration of how you can buy the gorilla permit for your trek this year. In Uganda, Gorilla tracking is done in either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National…

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Comparing Gorilla Trekking Tours: Uganda Vs Rwanda – Compare prices, tracking experience, hardness,etc

4th January 2017

Comparison of 2016 Gorilla Tracking in Uganda and Uganda – Which is the best place to do a gorilla trek – Uganda or Rwanda? Which is more viable or cheaper: Bwindi or Volcanoes National Park, Which is more easy to access, Is tracking Rwanda better than Uganda? Okay, aside from the price differences with the…

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