GORILLA TREKKING SAFARIS IN UGANDA AND RWANDA
MOUNTAIN GORILLA SAFARIS IN UGANDA
Custom Uganda Gorilla Safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest that also include the gorilla permit processing.
This three day gorilla tour is ideal for those that have limited time but want to spend some time with the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. With this tour, you can as well fly to and from so as to reduce the drive time between Entebbe and Bwindi.
Track the Rwanda mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National park on this short African gorilla safari. Fly into Kigali and get introduced the rich vibrant culture of the Rwanda capital and transfer into the rainforest jungle to meet the humble mountain gorillas.
This safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda. You’ll be tracking the endangered mountain gorillas and the other endangered specie, the golden monkey, both sharing the same habitat, Volcanoes National Park. This is your quick chance to experience the African jungle.
See the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National park and also check out the playful chimpanzee families in Kibale forest National Park. This short African tour holiday will start and end in Entebbe visiting Western Uganda by road and back.
Visit the mighty Nile river source on this trip, take one of the challenging adrenaline adventure like whitewater rafting on the Nile and then take it to the rainforest jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable NP to meet the mighty mountain gorilla, all in 5 days!
Start from the vibrant capital Kigali and explore the Rwanda’s hidden gems. You’ll be visiting the gorillas in the misty Volcanoes National Park and the playful habituated chimpanzee families in Nyungwe Forest National Park before heading back to Kigali..
On this trip, you’ll be visiting the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the inquisitive rainforest chimpanzee in Kibale Forest and the African savanna wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you’ll also find the famous tree climbing lions.
This safari is meant for those people interested in tracking gorillas. Enjoy a scenic drive from kigali city through the land of thousand hills to the mighty jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to track the endangered mountain gorillas.
This journey starts and ends in Kigali city and it takes you through the rolling hills of kigezi to the land of the great kings of the jungle to track the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This trip gives two options of destinations, you can either track mountain gorillas in bwindi or Mgahinga gorilla n.p. The tour has another option of habituation which gives you a chance to spend more time with the gorillas.
This tour gives you a chance to visit the two most popular national parks, Bwindi Impenetrable National for mountain gorilla tracking and Queen Elizabeth national park for game drives and boat Safaris on the kazinga Channel.
On this safari we shall take you to bwindi impenetrable National park to track mountain gorillas in Uganda and later enjoy wildlife game drives and a boat safari on kazinga channelin queen Elizabeth national park
On this trip u will track mountain gorillas in BwindI impenetrable National Park, then go for wildlife game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park and later track chimpanzees in kibale forest national park.
The journey starts from kigali and proceeds to the might jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable forest to track ,mountain gorillas, then got to mgahinga n.p for golden monkey tracking and later wildlife game drives in Queen Elizabeth n.p.
Enjoy a scenic drive from kigali through the rolling hills of kigezi as witness nature at its best. Track gorillas two times in bwindi impenetrable forest, visit lake bunyonyi and later enjoy game drives in Queen Elizabeth N.P.
MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING SAFARIS
& IN UGANDA’S BWINDI & MGAHINGA NATIONAL PARKS
Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas
From the shadowy days of yesteryear, Uganda is rising and claiming back its status as a must-see safari destination. What was once titled the “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill is now back in vogue with safari-connoisseurs?
Bordered by Tanzania and Kenya, Uganda might be a tiny and landlocked country but it packs a lot of charm into a small area. But what would bring a curious traveler to this tiny Eastern Africa county?
Mountain Gorilla Trekking!! Mountain gorillas have become attraction over the years, bringing thousands of travelers into the country to have a moment with the human-like apes. Since Uganda houses a great population of mountain gorillas more than the other only two countries where mountain gorillas are found, it is a great choice for gorilla trekking adventures.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is cheaper than the competing country in Rwanda. A gorilla permit in Uganda costs US$700 per person per trek starting July 1, 2020, but that the gorilla permit of Rwanda is taking a hefty US$1,500 from your pockets.
Why Uganda’s Gorilla Safaris
There are tremendous reasons to chose gorilla trekking in Uganda and most of the better part is because Uganda offers you more than the gorilla safaris.
- Only in Uganda where the savanna jungle meets the Albertine rainforest jungle: Meaning you can go gorilla trekking and on a savanna game drive the same day without leaving the country.
- Yes, the giant savanna safari destination in Kenya and Tanzania don’t compare with Uganda but in Uganda, you get to avoid the crowds. A Safari in Uganda is more private, meaning you can drive for hours with just you and the herds of wildlife without meeting another safari vehicle.
- Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda is more than half cheaper than that of Rwanda. A gorilla permit in Uganda is US$700 (July 2020) and US$1,500 in Rwanda.
- Uganda has more habituated mountain gorilla families than Rwanda. Seeing the mountain gorilla is guaranteed.
What is mountain gorilla tracking?
Around the world only 880 mountain gorilla still exist today. Although our closest living relatives, ironically, it is man that poses the greatest threat to their survival. For years gorillas have been ruthlessly hunted for their hands and heads, which are sold on as macabre souvenir ashtrays and lamp shades. Additionally, large numbers have been killed whilst trying to stop poachers stealing babies which are illegally sold on to zoos, where their survival rate is low.
When is the best time to go?
When is Best time gorilla trekking, mountain gorillas can be done any day any time of the year in either countries where Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo because of the relatively wetter/ rainy seasons in the mountain gorilla inhabited national parks, many tourists often prefer the months from June to September and then December, January and February.
Fitness level for gorilla trekking
Different Gorilla families/groups requires different fitness levels, some gorilla groups/families are easier to take, if you are not very fit, or old age, Rwanda gorilla tracking leave from the same point, where park ranger guides will select easier and more difficult tracking according to your fitness leveling from Kinigi briefing point. But tracking in Rwanda, is more expensive it cost $1500 per person while in Uganda gorilla permit cost $700 per person. For more information please contact us.
How to plan a gorilla safari
Planning Gorilla Trekking/tracking in Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo what to consider, How to plan your 2017/2018 gorilla tracking program, transport to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mghinga Gorilla National Park, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and DR Congo’s Virunga National Park, accommodation, how to book the gorilla permits, cost of the gorilla tour for 2017/2018.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions and answers about trekking/tracking and photographing, viewing Mountain Gorillas of Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo. Best Times to trek/Track Gorillas, Getting Permits, and Planning for Mountain Gorilla tour/safaris. Trekking/tracking and photographing Mountain Gorillas is one of the world’s greatest natural history travel experiences, Mountain Gorilla tours/safaris can be expensive, but also incomparably inspiring and emotional and always uniquely memorable.
How to book a gorilla permit
How to book Uganda gorilla tracking permits, for your tour/safari in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park –how you can buy the gorilla permit for your Uganda tour this year and next year. In Uganda gorilla tracking is done in either Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Each gorilla permit costs US$700 in Uganda throughout the year. On each particular day, about 160 persons can visit the Bwindi forest for gorilla tracking and only 8 persons are allowed to track each gorilla family.
Gorilla Families in Rwanda
In Rwanda, you can only track mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans), a part of the wider Virunga (mountains). At least 490 mountain gorillas inhabit this (Virunga) complex and live at altitudes ranging from 2,300-4,500 m ranging within the southern part of Virunga National Park (DRC), and the Volcanoes National Park northern Rwanda, while a few use the Mgahinga National Park, southwestern Uganda. In Rwanda, Gorilla’s families or groups are divided into two those which are for the study/ research purposes and these are only accessed by scientists and researchers. These include: Beetsme, and Pablo’s Shida’s and have the largest number of individuals.
What else after gorilla safari?
Uganda is known as the pearl of Africa which is gifted by nature and her attractions its beyond gorillas and chimpanzee tracking, From north to south, east to west, Uganda is endowed with cultural and natural attractions that you should include when you are here for your Uganda safari. We carry out accommodation bookings on the behalf of our clients based on preference and budget. We organize wildlife safaris that involve game drives, nature walks, boat trips and more, depending on your interests.
How to save on gorilla permits
Save on gorilla permits and Accommodation in Uganda. Gorilla safaris Rwanda and Uganda, Gorilla permits cost USD600.00 in Uganda, USD1,500 in Rwanda and USD500 in DR Congo. This is based on 2017-2018 prices which are likely to be adjusted come 2018. This price applies to high seasons of June, July, August, September, October, December, January and February. However, Uganda has effectively introduced discounted gorilla permits/low season gorilla permits for 2017 at USD600 per person per trek in months of April, May and November every year.