Uganda & Rwanda Safaris: Gorilla Safaris & Wildlife Tours
Mountain Gorilla Trekking is the highlight of all wildlife safaris to Uganda and Rwanda and that’s why many visitors flock these 2 East African destinations. Gorilla Trek is usually tailored with other fantastic adventures for a complete experience
AfriTrek Holiday Safaris Uganda and Rwanda
AfriTrek Holiday Safaris is highly inquisitive of Uganda and Rwanda as we take privilege in organizing exhilarating wildlife safaris to the untraversed East African wilderness. We adhere to the best professional standards from our experienced staff to cozy transportation to booking congenial accommodation to all our clients. AfriTrek Holiday Safaris with pride guarantee 99% sightings on all mountain gorilla trekking safaris on a Uganda safari and Rwanda tours.
Our knowledge integrated with expertise gives us an edge in finding the best safari lodges, camping sites and hotels that serves preferences and budget priorities of our clients keeping safety and comfort in mind. We make bookings on your behalf prior to your arrival date.
We provide well-equipped safari vehicles with all necessary luxuries such as refrigerators, first aid kits and free Wi-Fi as per your request and budget. AfriTrek Holiday Safaris Uganda employ the best safari cars usually the 4WDs that will adhere with the roads and altitude of the African terrains. We also offer car rental services in Uganda such as self-drive.
Uganda as a Tourist Destination
Uganda safaris are one of Africa’s most exciting and unforgettable safaris leading tourists to the best destinations with itineraries usually including unsurpassed wildlife tour experiences, memorable gorilla trekking safaris, bird watching, golden monkey tracking, experiential activities, chimpanzee trekking, butterfly watching, adrenaline-packed activities (such as whitewater rafting, Mountain climbing, bungee jumping, quad biking, horseback rides, and zip-lining), community and cultural tours, exciting city tours and culinary tours in specific destinations… Read More
There is no perfect way to discover the beauty of the land a thousand hills, Rwanda most popular destinations including National Parks (Volcanoes, Akagera national park, Nyungwe Forest and Gishwati-Mukura National Parks), Genocide Memorial centers (Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, Gisenyi, Nyamata, Murambi, Nyarubuye, Nyanza and Ntarama genocide memorial Centers), Lake Kivu, Kigali City, Tea, and Coffee Plantations and the Virunga volcanoes than through AfriTrek Holiday Safaris… Read more
Popular Uganda Safaris and Rwanda Tours
Carefully handpicked Uganda Safaris and Rwanda Tours based on their popularity among travelers. Some tour packages are tailor made to suit your travel desires. Choose from sightseeing tours to adventure safaris to excursion African Safaris listed below.
Most Affordable Gorilla Trekking Tours in Uganda and Rwanda
Our Gorilla Trekking Safari Packages are discounted safaris that have been undertaken and proved to be amazing short gorilla safaris. These popular primate tours are tailored with other tourist activities to offer travelers with limited time in Uganda the best experiences.
3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari
The 3 days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda will lead you to the spectacular Bwindi impenetrable national park in search of the endangered gorillas. Bwindi inhabits half of the the world’s remaining mountain gorillas
3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
3 days Rwanda gorilla tour is a short tour set for those of you with limited time or on budget tour in Rwanda to also get a magical encounter with the rare mountain gorillas while in their natural habitat.
6 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking
6 days Uganda gorilla safari is a special package set for you to have a double magical encounter at two unique world’s greatest apes while in the wild. On this tour, you have a chance to trek mountain gorillas
7 Days Rwanda Primates Safari
7 days Rwanda Primates safari introduces you to the “land of thousand hills”. Rwanda is a best place for an experienced African safari with chances to view mountain Gorillas and chimpanzees in volcanoes
Most Popular Travel Destinations
Tourists Frequently flock these safari parks due to their unique nature and safari options they offer. These national parks have featured in different travel ranking of top publishers such as the New York Times Magazine.
Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts of its huge concentration of wildlife species including over 5000 hippos, 3000 African elephants, 10000 Buffaloes, several antelope families, warthogs and over 620 bird species. You can also look out for 10 distinct primate species
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda just on the edge of the Albertine Rift which is at a border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is shared by three districts; Kanungu, Kisoro and Kabale. This 331 square kilometer protected
Murchison Falls National Park like other national parks in Uganda is managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority and it is the only national park in northwestern Uganda, expanding to cover parts of Lake Alberts Victoria Nile and Karuma Falls. It was formed in 1952 making
Volcanoes National Park is situated in the north-west of Rwanda, about 2 hours’ drive from Kigali City and bordering Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south-western Uganda as well as Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Akagera national park lies in the eastern part of Rwanda along the Tanzania board in eastern Africa. The park is composed of 1122 square kilometers of lowland Savannah vegetation protecting an African Savannah landscape of acacia and bushes comprising
Lake Mburo National Park is shared by western districts of Mbarara, Isingiro and Kiruhura. It is 4 hours’ drive from Kampala and compared to other national parks, it is the most accessible national park. This park was gazetted in 1933 as a controlled hunting
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gorilla Safaris
Mountain gorilla trekking or tracking is done in 3 African countries; Rwanda in Volcanoes National park, Democratic Republic of Congo in Virunga National park and Uganda in Mgahinga Gorilla National park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
In Uganda, the Gorilla Permit costs $700. Rwanda gorilla permit is priced at $1,500. D.R. Congo gorilla trekking permit is at $400
The worthiness of a gorilla tracking safari is associated with the task of conserving the nearly extinct creatures and the contribution to the development of communities around the tracking sites. It is worth to note that, the activity is amazingly a memorable experience you not miss.
The minimum age for a person willing to trek mountain gorilla in the 3 countries is 15. But, on request, individuals below but close to 15 years of age can track these gentle giants. This is done after an official letter of approval of a responsible body.
The best time is during the dry seasons between July to September and December to February. The hiking trails tend to be dry during these periods. This is the high season in tourism sector.
Note: The gorilla trekking parks are open all year round and welcome visitors. You need to book your gorilla permit in 3 month advance if you are to track in high season.
The low season usually March to June and October to November tend to have discounted permits and low accommodation fares.
The distance from Kampala city to Bwindi Forest is approximately 550 km. And the drive time is about 10 hours via Masaka.
Anyone sane above 15 years of age, physically fit to hike into high altitudes (or hire porters), with a valid ID, without communicable diseases such as flu, and must posses a gorilla tracking permit.
Bwindi is in the southwestern part of Uganda. If reached from Queen Elizabeth National Park it takes approximately 2-3 hours depending on the speed and from Lake Mburo NP 4-6 hours. If coming straight from Entebbe or Kampala, the trip by road will take about 9 to 10 hours. During the rainy season, travel by 4WD vehicle is necessary. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest can also be reached by chartered flight from where you will enter the country Entebbe Airport. It is about 46 km from the capital city of Kampala. It is possibly to fly by domestic carrier from Entebbe or Kampala (kajjansi Airfield) to Kisoro and it takes about 1 and hours to reach the forest.
Gorilla Safaris Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Bwindi is the home of almost a half of the mountain gorillas left in the whole world making it the homeland of the awesome mighty and amazing creatures, The Mountain Gorillas. It is located in the southwestern part of Uganda at the edge of the western rift valley, it’s called impenetrable because of its incredibly thick trees that are really so dump, the forest is always so cold and at most times it’s always so misty in the interior and features almost over 400 different tree species. The predominant influence of Bwindi safaris is Mountain Gorilla trekking and it is the leading activity that generates more income in the tourism industry of Uganda, the forest habituates groups that can literally be tracked with over 120 mammals such as baboons, chimpanzees etc. On your Gorilla trekking safari you must choose a best trekking company that will make your safari an adventure to remember. The topography of this forest is awesomely rugged with steep hills and the highest elevation is called Rwamunyonyi Hill, Though trekking is done all year round most people prefer it during the months of June to September and December to February when the nation experiences dry seasons since its so cold in Bwindi so it makes life a lot easier. This incredible site has two main towns Buhoma and Nkuringo that have an extremely impressive array of beautiful accommodations sites like Chameleon Hill, Gorilla mist Camp and so on and so forth