Are planning to track gorillas in 2018? Uganda, Congo and Rwanda are the most popular gorilla safari destinations in Africa for 2018. Though the world is full of diverse beautiful places,these three countries are second to none when it comes to outstanding gorilla safari experience. While planning your gorilla safari consider in mind the price of gorilla permits , accommodation and transport and the nature of trek you would like to have on your trip. All the three gorilla tracking countries offer same gorilla tracking experience with difference in gorilla permit prices and tourist visa.After looking at the gorilla tourism demand in Africa, Uganda, Congo and Rwanda are still priority gorilla tracking destinations for many travelers to Africa.
Uganda has long been a favorite gorilla tracking spot of may travelers across the globe and remains the best budget destination in Africa for all kinds of travelers. In particular Bwindi Forest National Park and Mgahinga National park are the known mountain gorilla homes and prime tourist attractions of the country. Gorilla permits in Uganda Cost US$600 for foreigners but tourists get discounts on permits when they visit the country in April, May and November for Gorilla safari tours.
Other things to combine with gorilla tracking in Uganda are the wildlife tours and chimpanzee trekking trips to Kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park.
Remember to secure your tourist visa to uganda at only US$50 since all foreign tourist to uganda must have Tourist Visas to enter the country. The other essential is the yellow fever certificate a required document for all travelers to Africa.
Congo ( DRC)
Though the political situation for Congo was not good in the past, today its one of the safest countries in Africa full of diverse attractions to be explored by tourists. From low land gorillas in Kahuzi Biega national park to Mountain gorillas & Nyiragongo volcanoes in Virunga national park, Democratic Republic of Congo has never run short of exciting destinations to discover. Among the favorite holidays in Congo are the gorilla safari tours in Virunga and Kahuzi Biega national park and travelers also like explore the most most active volcano of Nyiragongo during their Congo gorilla trekking tours. If you are looking for a rewarding hiking experience combined with gorilla tracking, Congo is your right place to be in 2018.Congo gorilla permits cost US$400 for foreigners but cost only US$200 in low season months. The Congo tourist Visa is only US$100 and its valid for a period of 90 days for all foreign tourists to the country. However, you can also track chimpanzees, view banobos and also enjoy wildlife if you have enough time and money to explore the lovely nation.
Gorilla safari holidays in Rwanda are ever the best despite the increase of Rwanda gorilla permits from US$750-US$1500. Even Rwanda culture and surrounding is another wonderful bonus to all visitors to the country. Though it’s the mountain gorillas in volcanoes National Park that attract more visitors to Rwanda, the tourist arrival in the country is still high even after the increase of Gorilla permits to US$1500.If you looking for exceptional luxury gorilla safaris in Africa, I would definitely recommend Rwanda among all other gorilla destinations in the region. The drives are short , treks manageable and the gorilla viewing platfoarm is awesome. Besides, excellent luxury gorilla safari lodges are also found in Rwanda making it perfect for all luxury travelers to Africa.
If you fancy being at the beach, don’t miss to explore the countries beautiful beach “Lake Kivu”, Nyungwe forest for chimpanzees, Akagera National Park for Wildlife and Kigali city to get close to the life style of Rwanda people. Remember one needs a tourist visa to enter Rwanda that costs US$30 plus a yellow fever certificate. Explore the beautiful gorilla tracking destinations and also enjoy every moment of your stay.