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Rwanda tour operators are rushing for Uganda gorilla permits these days because of several reasons. Rwanda decided to increase the price of mountain gorilla permits from USD750.00 to USD1500.00 in 2017 with immediate effect something that took Rwanda tour operators by surprise. While Rwanda was busy doubling the price of their mountain gorilla permits, Uganda decided to maintain the price of her gorilla permits at USD600.00 but scrapped off the discounted gorilla permits that were being offered during low seasons of April, May and November. It’s for this reason the Rwanda tour operators are rushing for Uganda gorilla permits instead of tracking gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.

Why Rwanda tour operators are rushing for Uganda gorilla permits

Rwanda tour operators are rushing for Uganda gorilla permits because of Uganda’s affordability. Tourist are looking for gorilla safaris that affordable and with USD1500.00 for Rwanda gorilla permit, an individual can enjoy a three day gorilla safari in Uganda including accommodation, transfers to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well a gorilla permit worth USD600.00. Rwanda tour operators are thus finding gorilla tracking and selling Uganda more easy and profitable than Rwanda. It’s one of the reasons why Rwanda tour operators are rushing for Uganda gorilla permits.

The other reason why Rwanda tour operators are rushing for Uganda gorilla permits and treks is that Rwanda through Kigali Airport has an advantage over Entebbe International Airport. If one is interested in trekking Uganda gorillas through Uganda, he or she must be ready to be driven long distances from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Driving from Entebbe international Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable is approximately 8-10 hours depending on the region you are going to trek mountain gorillas. If a client lands in Rwanda Kigali Airport, it will take him or her approximately 3-4 hours from Kigali Airport to the east or southern part Bwindi Impenetrable National Park depending on the boarder crossing you will be using. If you use chanika boarder, it is better to track gorillas in the southern part of Bwindi National Park and if Katuna boarder is used, then its preferably better to track mountain gorillas in Ruhija which is located in the eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The whole process of selling Uganda through Rwanda and Rwanda tour operator rushing for Uganda gorilla permits is facilitated by the East African tourist visa which allows tourists to move freely in the three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. This therefore means that a tourist can now visit Uganda and Rwanda with one visa.

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