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Distance between Bwindi and Volcanoes National Park

When thinking about Gorilla trekking, choice is usually made between tracking in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park. At the moment, the decision about where to go for Gorillas is mainly affected by price, and the distance between Bwindi and Volcanoes national park.
Mountain Gorillas are found in 3 countries including Rwanda,Uganda and Democratic republican of Congo.
There only 800 mountain Gorillas left in the world. However, since Democratic Republican of Congo is facing political instability and insecurity in the forests, many of the mountain Gorillas decided to move to Uganda and Rwanda and that’s why a big number is in Bwindi impenetrable forest and also in volcanoes national park in Rwanda.
Which means tourists always have to choose between Bwindi and Volcanoes national park to visit the endangered species.
Some tourists have trekked in the two national parks and often compare the national parks, they always have different experiences and value for their money.
In this case we are making a comparison of Bwindi impenetrable national park and volcanoes national park basing on the distance between the two national parks.
From Kigali national park it takes 3hours drive to reach the volcanoes national park since Rwanda is a small country. While in Bwindi the park covers 600km from the city of KampalaUganda, it takes about 10 hours drive.
However there are flights between Entebbe international airport and kajjansi airfields to Kihihi and Ishasha airstrip. Tourists can there after transfer to Bwindi forest.
The driving distance from volcanoes national park to Bwindi, one needs 2hours and 29mins. Some people prefer to travel and trek in two national parks or one would do other activities in volcanoes national park and option for Bwindi impenetrable national park for Gorilla trekking.
Enjoy the two national parks at only a small distance to have an encounter.

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