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GORILLA SAFARIS UGANDA, GORILLA TREKKING RWANDA, AFRICA ADVENTURE TOURS

Looking for gorilla Safaris Uganda or Rwanda? Book with Gorilla Safari Adventure a reliable local tour operator in Uganda offering best gorilla tours in Bwindi and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Gorilla Safari Adventure is an official trade name of Adventures To Gorilla Africa Ltd, a trusted tour company in Uganda. We offer guided tours for people traveling on budget, mid-range and even for those seeking luxury gorilla safaris in Uganda and Rwanda.

Our tailor made gorilla trekking Uganda trips will give you opportunity to see mountain gorillas in Mgahinga or Bwindi, go for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest and enjoy a Wildlife safari in Uganda game parks. Design your own gorilla tour in Uganda or Rwanda Safari holiday with expert consultants and travel on your style.

Explore Uganda, The Pearl of Africa! Uganda is a renowned best destination especially for travelers interested to do gorilla trekking in Africa and wildlife Safari holidays. It’s indeed true that Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park is an ideal base for trekking the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda. Choose a gorilla tour in Uganda that combines well with your African Wildlife Safari to Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo or Kidepo Valley National park. Get in touch with our tour consultant to start planning your gorilla trekking Rwanda or Uganda trip.

SHORT UGANDA & RWANDA GORILLA TOURS

Some of our Short Gorilla tours in Uganda and Rwanda gives you great insight and more great ideas to create beautiful travel memories. Our Gorilla Safaris in Uganda takes you on a hike into Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park to see mountain gorillas. In Rwanda, gorilla tour takes you on the mountain slopes of Volcanoes national park.

1 DAY GORILLA TREK UGANDA

1 Day Uganda Gorilla tour takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable national park, home to a half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. This is an interesting trip…

3 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING RWANDA

On this exciting 3 days Gorilla trekking Rwanda Safari, you will be picked from your Hotel or Airport and go for Kigali city tour before you are transferred to Volcanoes…

5 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA TOURS & WILDLIFE

The 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour & wildlife Safari is your wonderful trip. The trip will take you to Uganda’s beautiful and important national parks, where…

2 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING UGANDA

The 2 Days gorilla trekking Uganda from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable national park is ideal short gorilla tour for Visitors on limited time and budget…

4 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA TREKKING

The 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Dian Fossey Hiking tour takes you to Volcanoes national park. You will trek gorillas and hike up to Dian Fossey grave Yard…

3 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING TOUR

The 3 Days Uganda Gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi forest is one of the most exciting experience, you will track and meet the gentle giants in the jungle. Bwindi…

GORILLA TREKKING SAFARIS & TOURS IN UGANDA & RWANDA

Checkout our stress free gorilla trekking tours in Uganda and Safaris in Rwanda for your dream vacation in Africa. All our Gorilla safaris in Uganda and Rwanda are designed with your concept and Budget in mind. Contact us for a Private custom made journey.

9 DAYS UGANDA RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI

The 9 Days Uganda Rwanda gorilla tour and Wildlife adventure will start in Kampala Uganda’s capital city and will end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital city…

4 DAYS FLYING GORILLA SAFARI

This 4 Days Flying Gorilla Safari tour to will take you to southwestern Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park for gorilla trekking experience…

2 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA TOUR

The 2 days Rwanda gorilla tour will start and end in Kigali, taking you northwards to Volcanoes National Park the home of endangered Mountain Gorillas…

10 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA SAFARI

The 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Wildlife tour will bring you to the best places of Uganda where you will be open to animals of both Savannah…

21 DAYS UGANDA RWANDA GORILLA TOUR

This 21 Days Uganda Rwanda tour will start in Kampala, Uganda and it will end in Kigali-Rwanda’s capital. It specifically includes two chances…

6 DAYS UGANDA PRIMATE SAFARI

The 6 Days Uganda Primate Safari will take you to the wonderful primate places of Uganda, where you will encounter our close relatives…

UGANDA SAFARIS

Checkout our stress free Africa Gorilla Safaris and tour Packages for your dream vacation to Uganda.  All our Uganda Safaris and tours are designed with your concept and budget in mind. Contact us for your custom made African private trip.

3 DAYS MURCHISON FALLS SAFARI UGANDA

The 3 days Murchison falls Safari tour will lead you towards northwest Uganda to the largest protected area. Here this trip will bring you to the most beautiful…

6 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI ADVENTURE

This 6 Days Uganda Safari Adventure trip will take you to the most beautiful places, where you will enjoy nature, wildlife, culture and amazing gorilla…

15 DAYS BEST OF UGANDA SAFARI

The 15 Days best of Uganda Safari adventure tour will start in Entebbe / Kampala and will end in Kampala or Entebbe in Uganda. This will bring…

BEST UGANDA TOUR DESTINATIONS

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Murchison Falls National Park


Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


Queen Elizabeth National Park

RWANDA GORILLA SAFARIS

Checkout our recommended Rwanda Gorilla Safaris for your dream vacation trip. All our gorilla safaris can be tailored to meet your Budget and time. Contact us for a custom made private tour in Rwanda.

5 DAYS GORILLA SAFARI RWANDA

This 5 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda and Cultural tour will take you to the beautiful scenic place of Rwanda up to the home of rare mountain Gorillas…

3 DAYS CHIMPANZEE TREKKING NYUNGWE

Book and enjoy the beauty of Africa’s old tropical forest, the 3 days chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest will bring you unforgettable jungle…

8 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI

8 Days Rwanda gorilla Safari is an extraordinary trip that will show you chimps, gorilla trek and enjoy unforgettable game viewing in Akagera NP…

TOP RWANDA TOUR DESTINATIONS

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Akagera National Park


Volcanoes National Park


Nyungwe National Park

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) ON RWANDA, UGANDA GORILLA TOURS

Both of Uganda and Rwanda have mountain gorillas and the opportunity to see them is equal. But Rwanda is somehow better for gorilla trekking in terms of nature of terrain and quick accessibility to the gorillas. On the other hand, Uganda has two national parks and many gorilla families that are habituated for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park as well in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Gorilla families move in different directions and some of them can be accessed easily others in steepy and far to reach areas, so it depends on how fit you are and what is preference in terms of distance to walk. It is always possible in either Uganda or Rwanda to go for a short trek and a long trek. Express your interest in advance such that your driver can get your a gorilla family that matches your strength. Furthermore, the gorilla permit cost in Uganda is almost half the price of that for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. So, you can choose your gorilla trekking destination based on budget, trekking options and travel style.

The gorilla permit cost in Uganda is $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX.250000 (Uganda shillings) for East African community citizens. On the other hand, the price for Rwanda gorilla trekking permit is $ 1500 per person. However, the cost of seeing gorillas is further determined by the type of accommodation, transportation and additional activities of your interest on a safari. These must be considered when putting together a gorilla tour itinerary.

Generally, Uganda gorilla trekking can be physically challenging activity due to nature of terrain. This is especially in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The vegetation has thick understory and the mountains are steeper reaching between 1500 – 2000 meters above sea level in from Buhoma sector, Rushaga and Nkuringo the southern Bwindi gorilla sectors. There are many hursles to overcome when hiking in search of mountain gorillas. For example, muddy and slippery trails which puts a demand on your physical fitness especially during the rainy season from April to May and October to November. Although the dry season is the best time for gorilla trekking, the time to find the gorillas tends to get longer (3 to 5 hours). Because gorillas move further into the interior part of the forests looking for fresh food. For that matter, ensure to improve your physical fitness when planning for gorilla tour in Africa.  But that of course doesn’t mean that seniors / elderly or those unable to walk longer distances cannot trek gorillas. The porters are available to help by lifting you on a sedan chair (gorilla helicopter) thereby visiting them regardless of your disability. In addition, there are porters to hire who will assist to carry your backpack as well giving you a hand support during the trek.

Strictly, visitors must maintain a distance of 7-meters (21 feet) away from the gorillas. However, gorillas don’t know this rule especially the playful younger ones tend to get at a closer range. So, tourists must refrain from the temptation to touch gorillas.

There are several rules regulating the conduct of gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. These gorilla rules are set for the security of the gorillas and for yourself while trekking them. In particular, the main gorilla trekking rules include the following: –

  • The maximum number of people visiting a gorilla family is 8 per day
  • Viewing and taking photos of gorillas strictly lasts for 1 hour
  • A distance of 7 meters must be maintained when watching and observing gorillas
  • Flashlight photography is not allowed when taking photos
  • You must not eat, smoke and drink when near the gorillas
  • Sick visitors are not allowed to visit gorillas to prevent disease transmission.
  • When you must sneeze or cough, turn your head away and do so facing back

Gorilla trekking is a guided hike on foot to search and see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Not the actual definition though, gorilla trekking is one of the responsible wildlife tourism activities done in remote mountainous tropical forests of East and central Africa to see gorillas.

You can see gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. There two species of gorillas which are further divided into four subspecies found across 10 gorilla range states in East, central and west Africa. So, it depends on the type of gorillas you want to see. For example, Mountain gorillas are the most endengered specie, well-known and with a population of only 1063 individuals in whole world. They live only in two seperate population areas, Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Uganda and the Virunga mountains which comprise of Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Mgahinga national park of Uganda and Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These are the few places in Africa where you can travel for mountain gorilla safaris. Furthermore, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park alone has around 459 individuals which is almost half of the total world’s population. The other gorilla population which is 604 individuals are found in Virunga Conservation Area including Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south-west Uganda and Virunga National Park in Eastern part of democratic republic of Congo. Generally, Uganda alone hosts mountain gorillas in two national parks which makes it the best country to see gorillas.

A gorilla takes between 2 hours to 8 hours. This depends on time to search and locate the gorillas, on the shortest gorilla hike, it takes 30 minutes to 1 hour to locate the gorillas and then an addtional one hour is allowed for viewing and taking photos. But the longest trek can take 4 – 8 hours. It all depends on the movement of gorillas. So, come prepared physically and mentally for a long walk than expecting a short trek which may turn to be a long trekking experiences that will change your moods of seeing gorillas.

A gorilla trekking permit is a document issued to people of above 15 years of age allowing them to see gorillas. Without it, you cannot undertake a gorilla trekking adventure. A gorilla permit is officially issued by wildlife governmental organizations including Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in Uganda, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) for those interested to trek gorillas in Rwanda and Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) for Virunga National Park in DR Congo.

The maximum number of people allowed to trek a gorilla family is 8 visitors. This rule is applicable both in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

A gorilla permit cost is $700 in Uganda for Foreign non-residents, $600 for Foreign residents and UGX. 250000 for EAC ( Resident members of East African Community). In Rwanda, the gorilla permit price is $1500 per person and $400 in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Uganda gorilla permits are available for booking through Uganda Wildlife Authority or a tour operator. Likewise in Rwanda, gorilla permits can be booked through Rwanda Development Board (RDB). On the other hand, the gorilla permits for Democratic Republic of Congo are obtained through the official Virunga National Park.

The age limit for gorilla trekking gorillas is 15 years old. Any person of 15 year and above can apply for a gorilla permit in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

You are allowed to stay with mountain gorillas for 1 hour once you find them

Best Accommodation for gorilla trekking in Uganda are available for every budget, taste and travel style. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has the widest range of camp sites, budget, mid-range and luxury lodges especially in Rushaga gorilla sector. Also, when visiting Bwindi, you can stay in Buhoma the headquarters of Bwindi, Ruhija and Nkuringo gorilla sectors. In addition, gorilla trekking safari in Uganda done in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, though there are fewer lodges including Traveler’s Rest Hotel in Kisoro town, Gahinga LodgeGiven that gorilla trekking starts early at 7:30am in the morning, always chose to stay at the lodge near the gorilla trekking briefing point.

Apart from gorillas, you can see African big five game which include Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino and buffalo. Uganda has 10 national parks and there are a lot to see in addition to gorillas. For example, Kibale Forest National Park is home to 13 primate species including chimpanzees. Also, in the western safari circuit of Uganda is Queen Elizabeth National Park home to tree climbing lions, elephants, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, leopards, hippos and over 600 species of birds. Furthermore, there’s Murchison falls national park with 76 species of mammals and over 400 birds including shoebill stork. This park offers boat cruises on the Nile River and hot air balloon safaris. Besides wildlife, Uganda has rich cultural activities that you experience through village walks and city tours.
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