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
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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.
Your 2 days Rwanda gorilla safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking. Volcanoes National Park is in northwestern Rwanda and it is a home to a section of 1004 mountain gorillas that today remain on earth and
Reserve this 3 days Bwindi gorilla safari and have opportunity to get up close to a group of mountain gorillas in Uganda’s pristine jungles. This package is a perfect alternative for those of you on budget trip or if you have limited time.
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 in Bwindi Impenetrable National
The 7 days Rwanda safari is a one-week wildlife and primate safari experience you should count a must to book and you won’t regret in life. It takes you to northeastern Rwanda to Akagera National Park for wildlife exploration, Volcanoes
3 days Queen Elizabeth National Park takes you through wildlife exploration in the pristine savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda. It is an incredible Uganda safari set for budget visitors and embarking on it
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. It takes you to Volcanoes National Park in the
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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
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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.