It’s just 3 hours’ drive from Kigali to PNV which makes it very accessible. With Bwindi, it’s a different story as it may take you up to 9 hours from Entebbe to Bwindi by road or otherwise charter a flight at a cost not less than USD250 and be there in just 35 minutes.
It’s about 3 hours from Volcanoes national park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. That’s probably why people choose to track in both park and compare the experiences on at time do other activities in PNV and track gorillas in Bwindi since the permit is cheaper in Uganda at just $600 compare to the $1500 in Rwanda.
Accommodation facilities around the parks
There is a wide range of accommodation facilities in Bwindi given the fact that the park can be accessed at more than 4 points with each having gorilla families to track and several types and levels of accommodation from mid-range to luxury and budget.
The tracking experience In Both Park
Uganda has 12 gorilla groups that are habituated although only 11 can be tracked as one was left for research purposes. These groups are not static and sometimes they are near and tracking May even last 30 minutes yet at times it may take up to 6 hours trying to locate them.
Trekking gorillas in Bwindi may be difficult due to the difficult in the topography and the thick vegetation. Its had to carry your luggage and therefore yo are advised to use porters. This vegetation makes it hard to take photos compared to PNV especially of the gorillas that are shy and not social.
The vegetation in PNV is also not as thick as in Bwindi and so easy to take photos of the gorillas. The elevation in PNV is lower compared to that of Bwindi.