Uganda or Rwanda , Which is the cheapest gorilla trip?
Gorillas are unique and almost extinct creatures that are almost everyone’s must see before they die. If you asked for my opinion, I would say Uganda’s Gorilla tours are cheaper compared to the one for Rwanda of the reasons you will find below.However judging from statistics , rwanda sells more gorilla tours than rwanda.It is an important phrase that they say...."conserving for generations" by the Uganda Wildlife Society. There is aneed for a limited number of people tracking gorillas per day per family. This what we mean when we say that tourism in Africa is heading towards conserving the environment and the Living creatures that live in it.Gorillas are no exception.With approximately 700 gorillas left in this grean earth today. Conservational Tourism is the Way to go!!.
Rwanda has few accommodation units which gives the owners a chance to charge as high as they desire and some of their lodge charge in Euros.
There are not as many tour operators in Rwanda as is in Uganda which gives them the tourist less alternatives.
Uganda has as a number of Gorilla families with 5 in Bwindi and 2 in Mgahinga (currently in Congo) which gives a tourist big chances of viewing the gorillas at once and not stand chances of missing them hence another day of stay.
Rwanda however has a shorter drive to the gorilla parks and is therefore easier to plan a safari that has constraint to do with time, some tour operators can however offer cheaper prices to track gorillas in Rwanda than in Uganda , you may view some of our very own offered itineraries that we offer in Rwanda
However, the Gorilla permits have a standard fee of US$ 500, except for Rwanda where it has been hiked uo by 50% and is now at 750 USD. The 500 dollar fee is the similar in Uganda, and Congo .