Comparing gorilla trekking Rwanda and Uganda is not very easy but know can look at the differences in the gorilla permit costs, safety and availability. Gorilla trekking in Uganda can better than gorilla trekking in Rwanda for tourists who would love to explore other wildlife because Uganda offers opportunities of visiting other country national parks with lots of wildlife unlike Rwanda where gorilla trekking is the main tourists activity .
Budget travelers would also rather trek mountain gorillas in Uganda than in Rwanda, this is because gorilla permits in Uganda are less costly compared to Rwanda.
Gorilla trekking can also be better in Rwanda for travelers who would love to drive for short distances Volcanoes national park is just a few hours drive from Kigali international airport while you might travel the whole day to trek gorillas in Ugandan national parks from Entebbe international airport. Though you can also fly to Rwanda and drive to Uganda within a few hours.
Uganda is also of a great advantage for trekking gorillas if you decided go combine gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation experience that gives tourists an opportunity of participating in gorilla habituation process for 4 hours.
Trekking mountain gorillas in Rwanda can be better than trekking in Rwanda in terms of roads, some roads leading to gorilla national parks in Uganda can be in poor condition especially during the wet season but the roads in Rwanda are always in good condition and accessible.
Its also advisable to trek mountain gorillas I’m Rwanda mostly during the Kwita Izina a gorilla naming ceremony that can be an highlight of your gorilla adventure, whereas there is no gorilla naming ceremony in Uganda. For residents and foreign residents the gorilla permits are discounted in Uganda and while in Rwanda everyone pays the same cost for gorilla trekking.
Trekking mountain gorillas would also be better in Uganda especially Bwindi impenetrable forest national park that has the highest number of gorillas and gorillas families compared to Rwanda and Uganda. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is also an ideal place for viewing other primates as it has the highest concentration of primates in the world.
Trekking mountain gorillas is also advantageous compared to Rwanda because Uganda sells more gorilla permits in a day compared to Rwanda.
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park also offers a wife range of accommodation options from luxurious, mid range and budget compared to volcanoes national park in Rwanda where most lodges are expensive.
In conclusion, gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda will all depend on the tourists choice and budget but the trekking experience is almost the same during the activity.