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"Best country" for seeing gorillas?

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"Best country" for seeing gorillas?

Hello folks,

Not sure where to post this question, but here will do:

I am thinking of an East Africa trip next year. I am wondering which of these destinations is best recommended for viewing the mountain gorillas - in terms of accessibility and chances of good sightings: Rwanda, Burundi or Uganda?



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1. Re: "Best country" for seeing gorillas?

Both Uganda and Rwanda are great for Gorilla trekking

In terms of accessibility, Rwanda is better but the permits are more expensive here.

Uganda permits cost 500USD where as Rwanda permits cost 750USD.

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2. Re: "Best country" for seeing gorillas?

Uganda and Rwanda are better for gorilla trekking , but the permit price are different

Rwanda 750$ and Uganda 500$,

According to the transport, Rwanda is best than Uganda,

Wishes u all the best

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3. Re: "Best country" for seeing gorillas?

I have done both (Uganda and Rwanda) and Rwanda was better. It was a long tough trek in Uganda whereas one of the Rwandan gorilla groups took 40 mins. I was there to see the gorillas and not spend all day trekking (although I do love trekking but in not in rainy, slippery conditions)

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