UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING SAFARIS

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2024/2025 UGANDA GORILLA TOURS

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3 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING-BWINDI N.P

3 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING-BWINDI N.P

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.

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3 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA TRACKING TOUR

3 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA TRACKING TOUR

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.

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3 DAY GORILLA & GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING

3 DAY GORILLA & GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING

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.

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GORILLA & CHIMPANZEE TRACKING IN UGANDA

5 DAYS GORILLA & CHIMPANZEE TRACKING IN UGANDA

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.

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UGANDA GORILLA AND WHITE WATER RAFTING SAFARI

5 DAY UGANDA GORILLA & WHITE WATER RAFTING

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!

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5 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI & CHIMP TOUR

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..

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Gorillas and wildlife safari in uganda

7 DAY GORILLAS TRACKING AND WILDLIFE SAFARI

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.

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10 DAYS UGANDA PRIMATES & WILDLIFE SAFARI

Discover the bush and wildlife experience in Uganda; all the action shall be in western Ugandan among thick forests and wide Savannah grasslands filled with lots of wild animals. You will visit Murchison falls, Kibale national park, Bwindi forest

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2024/2025 UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING SAFARIS
BY KISORO TOURS UGANDA


Uganda gorilla trekking safari is always on the top of the bucket list for all travelers traveling to Uganda, Rwanda and DR-Congo, Uganda gorilla safari is the most popular activity in East Africa, gorilla trekking safari is getting more popular every year.

Uganda gorilla safari experience is so great for viewing gorillas from  their natural habitat in Africa’s rainy tropical forest, mountain gorillas are only found in the jungles of Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo, for a long time gorilla trekking has always been a popular activity in Africa for many travelers who come from different parts of the world

Rwanda Development Board increased Rwanda gorilla permit price from $750 to $1500 which is too high if you compare it to Uganda and Congo, A gorilla permit in Uganda costs $700 while in Congo permit costs $500. As tour operators, we always get questions from our clients asking if the Rwanda gorilla trekking permit price is worth it or if it’s better to go to Uganda or Congo for a more affordable gorilla trekking safari. As a tour guide and tour operator, the answer I normally give to clients is a simple one-gorilla trekking experience is the same, and mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo are the same, the only difference is in the permit prices for different countries. Another main reason for Rwanda to hike its gorilla permit price is that Rwanda has managed to market its product very making everyone think that gorillas are only found in Rwanda, the truth is that Uganda and Congo have not marketed them well so Rwanda took the advantage.

Why Trekking Gorillas in Rwanda for 2024/2025?

As I mentioned gorilla trekking experience in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo is the same but some people prefer to see gorillas in Rwanda because of the good terrain which offers great opportunities for photographers meaning it’s easy to take photos while trekking gorillas, Rwanda gorilla trekking is done in Volcanoes National Park where the vegetation and terrain is more open which makes it to walk and taking photos, while in Uganda gorilla trekking is done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, this forest is very thick which is little difficult to walk and taking photos so the good terrain favors Rwanda gorilla trek

Uganda gorilla safaris: Another major reason why many tourists and travelers find it easy to trek gorillas in Rwanda instead of Uganda is that it is only 2 and half-hour drive from Kigali-Kanobe International Airport to the volcanoes National Park headquarters where Rwanda gorilla trekking begins from while in Uganda it is 9 hours drive from Entebbe International Airport to get to Bwindi Forest. The driving distance involved also favors Rwanda but there are more attractions in Uganda as you drive from Entebbe to Bwindi Forest which is in Uganda Equator, Lake Mburo National, and many interesting villages.

2024/2025 Golden Monkey Trekking in Uganda or Rwanda?

We also recommend golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda and in
Mghinga Gorilla National Park, golden monkey trekking in both Uganda and Rwanda is an additional experience to a
gorilla trekking safari, golden monkey trekking rules are the same as gorilla trekking.

When booking Uganda gorilla safaris, many people will benefit including all local communities living around
these national parks, that’s why when Rwanda increased gorilla permit prices  it also had to increase revenue-sharing
to communities around the Volcanoes National Park from the previous 5% to 10%, this  good income for the local people
surrounding the Volcanoes National Park. This 10% community sharing goes directly to community local projects
like building water tanks for clean water, funding community hospitals, helping to build
local schools and also training locals in business development skills which is
intended to improve the stranded of living in these communities

What is mountain gorilla tracking?

Around the world, only 1,63 mountain gorillas still exist today. Although our closest living relatives, ironically, it is the 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 lampshades. Additionally, large numbers have been killed whilst trying to stop poachers from stealing babies which are illegally sold to zoos, where their survival rate is low.

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When is the best time to go?

When is the best time for gorilla trekking, mountain gorillas can be done any day any time of the year in either country where Rwanda, Uganda, or 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?

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Fitness level for gorilla trekking

Different Gorilla families/groups require different fitness levels, some gorilla groups/families are easier to take, if you are not very fit, or old age, Rwanda gorilla tracking leaves 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 costs $1500 per person while in Uganda gorilla permit costs $700 per person. For more information please contact us.

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How to plan a gorilla safari

Planning  2024/2025 gorilla trekking/tracking in Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo what to consider, How to plan your 2024/2025 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 2024/2025.

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2024/2025 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 Plan for mountain gorilla tours/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.

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How to book a gorilla permit

How to book 2024/2025 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.

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Gorilla Families in Rwanda

In Rwanda, you can only track mountain gorillas 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 to 4,500 m within the southern part of Virunga National Park (DRC), and the Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda, while a few use the Mgahinga National Park, southwestern Uganda. In Rwanda, Gorilla families or groups are divided into two those which are for 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.

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What else after the 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 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.

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How to save on gorilla permits in 2024/2025

Save on gorilla permits and Accommodation in Uganda. Gorilla safaris Rwanda and Uganda, Gorilla permits cost USD700 in Uganda, USD1,500 in Rwanda, and USD500 in DR Congo. This is based on 2024-2025 prices which are likely to be adjusted come 2026. This price applies to high seasons of June, July, August, September, October, December, January, and February. However, Kisoro Tours Uganda has introduced a discount on its gorilla tours during the low season for 204/2025 in March, April, May, and November.

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