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Gorilla Trekking with Churchill Safaris

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My husband and I do a lot of wildlife photography, and our vacations are planned around this activity. We have been to Africa on several occasions and this time decided we wanted to visit the gorillas. We planned our trip through Churchill Safaris, based on good recommendations on these forums and we were very pleased. Ether, the owner, was great to work with and even made some last minute changes to our itinerary. Our driver/guide Emmy was wonderful - very personable, knowledgeable, and a safe driver. We would use Churchill Safaris again in a heartbeat.

We flew into Kigali, did 2 days of gorilla trekking in Bwindi (Uganda) and 2 days of trekking at Volcanoes (Rwanda), driving between the two. We loved both experiences. I would say generally that the hiking is much steeper in Uganda with more dense vegetation, however we had very good viewing on both of our treks as the gorillas moved into clearings for us. The terrain at Rwanda generally seems more open, and again we had great viewing in the clearings. For overall ambiance, we preferred Bwindi because fewer people seemed to visit, the park is beautiful, and the lodge we selected - Gorilla Forest Camp - felt more remote, with the most friendly staff. Rwanda caters to larger groups and more tourists likely because of ease of access from Kigali, and the overall experience thus feels different to Bwindi.

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