The Best Destination For Gorilla Trekking In Africa

THE BEST DESTINATION FOR GORILLA TREKKING IN AFRICA

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Choosing the best mountain gorilla trekking destination in Africa could be quite challenging because Africa offers a number of interesting gorilla trekking destinations that gives tourists an interesting lifetime gorilla trekking experience. Gorilla trekking in Africa is being done in a number of countries but the most famous gorilla trekking destinations in Africa include Bwindi impenetrable forest national park of Uganda, Mgahinga Gorilla national park for tourists who are interested in participating in mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda, Volcanoes national park for those who are interested in doing mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Virunga national park and Kahuzi biega national park for tourists who are interested in gorilla trekking in Congo. The best destination for mountain gorilla trekking in Africa depends on a number of factors or personal to many travelers which makes it favorable for everyone to take part. For tourists interested in gorilla trekking in Africa, here are some of the fundamental factors you should look out for that may help you in choosing the best destination for gorilla trekking where you will have the best opportunity for the most rewarding gorilla trekking safari in Africa.

 

Affordable gorilla permits

Before you think of the best destination for gorilla trekking experience in Africa, you should first consider the price for gorilla permits in all the gorilla trekking destinations in Africa that may not put a strain on your budget mostly for budget travelers, they should consider choosing a cheaper gorilla trekking permit such as that of  Virunga national park and for gorilla trekking in kahuzi biega national park because the gorilla trekking permit for Congo costs $ 400 , Gorilla trekking permits for Mgahinga Gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park of Uganda costs $ 700 per person per trek which makes Uganda and Congo a cheaper gorilla trekking  destinations than the gorilla trekking  experience in Rwanda hence making gorilla trekking experience  in Rwanda and Uganda the best destinations in Africa,  however  luxury tourists are all catered for in both Volcanoes national park in Rwanda or Bwindi impenetrable forest national park of Uganda and Mgahinga Gorilla national park. Mountain gorilla trekking permits  in Rwanda cost $1500 per person.

 

Safety

The best destination for the gorilla trekking experience in Africa is also determined by the safety of the destination and the welfare of the activity for tourists. tourists should note that gorilla trekking destinations are safe except in Congo due to political instabilities. Although, that Rwanda and Uganda are the safest gorilla trekking experiences because tourists participate physically in the activity, tourists undergo the morning briefing session which gives them the chance to understand the gorilla trekking rules and regulations to be followed during their trekking session. However, the maximum security of the country should be considered when determining the best destination for the gorilla trekking experience in Africa. Gorilla trekking experiences in Uganda and gorilla trekking experiences in Rwanda should be in the Center for gorilla trekking experiences in Africa because of the safety in these two countries which could not be the case in Congo where gorilla trekking is temporarily closed due to the ongoing political conflict around Virunga national park however in the recent past gorilla trekking experience in Virunga national park was not an issue because the park management had ensured the safe transfer of travelers from Goma to Virunga national park.

 

The Ease of accessing the gorilla trekking destinations?

Tourists should always consider how fast they can access the gorilla trekking destinations in Africa. For example from Kigali city to volcanoes national park, tourists can reach Volcanoes national park within 3 hours, for Uganda gorilla trekking destinations,  from Kampala to Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, tourists may take approximately 8-9 hours to reach the parks which may be quite exhausting for some tourists, for gorilla trekking experience in Virunga national park you will view the habituated mountain gorilla families while gorilla trekking experience in kahuzi biega national park presents the low land gorillas. Gorilla trekking experience in Congo may require a tourist to access the national park from either Uganda or Rwanda which is more hectic and time-consuming.

 

Different gorilla species in Africa?

 For tourists interested in viewing more than one gorilla species, the best destination for seeing more than one gorilla species for the best gorilla trekking experience in Africa should be Congo. When you travel to Congo, you will have a chance for viewing the habituated mountain gorilla families by participating in gorilla trekking in the Virunga national park, then you can have another amazing gorilla experience by watching the lowland gorillas in Congo by participating gorilla trekking in kahuzi biega national park which gives an opportunity of seeing two gorilla species in the same gorilla trekking destination however for gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes national park of Rwanda, Bwindi impenetrable of Uganda, and  Mgahinga Gorilla National park of Uganda you only see the mountain gorillas in these national parks making gorilla trekking experience in Congo much more rewarding however Uganda and Rwanda gorilla trekking experience safaris are having other additional activities that travelers can take part for the memorable gorilla trekking experience in Africa, such activities include the Batwa trail experience to learn more about the pygmies Uganda’s shortest people who used to survive in the forest, the  Batwa people co-existed with the gorillas in the forest.

 

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