For Rwanda gorilla tours, Gorilla Trek Africa Ltd, is a one-stop center for travel deals that suit all categories of visitors. Are you interested in budget or luxury trips to Uganda or DR Congo? We also extend our safaris to Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Ethiopia, Egypt, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Book a lifetime wildlife experience to see the endangered primates in their natural habitats. Our emphasis on exceptional travel services has made us one of the best travel operators in Africa. Book an exceptional gorilla tour toVolcanoes, Virunga, Bwindi forest, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. Besides gorilla safaris, we also organize other adventure experiences including chimpanzee trekking & habituation, bird watching, and mountain climbing to make your African safari a complete package.
2 Days Uganda gorilla tour from Kigali crossing to Bwindi national park for gorilla trekking tours in the wild. Read More
Book a 3 Days Rwanda gorilla trek to Parc Nationale des Volcans and visit the Genocide site with GTA. Read More
The 4 Days Uganda gorilla safari for double gorilla trekking experience. The 4 Days safari to Bwindi entail 2 gorilla treks and visiting the batwa pygmy communities to learn and experience their traditional forest life Read More
Enjoy this 5 Days Rwanda gorillas & chimpanzee safari Volcanoes National Park & Nyungwe Forest national park respectively. Th 5 Days Rwanda primates safari offers you chance to see gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural habitatas. Read More
Book a 12 Days Rwanda gorillas & Tanzania wildebeest migration safari with Gorilla Trek Africa. Enjoy a close encounter with endangered gorillas in Volcanoes Park and experience the annual migration of wildebeests in Tanzania. Read More
Enjoy a 9 Days Tanzania Wildebeest migration safari. The great annual movement of wildebeest and other ungulates in search for fresh pastures through Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National parks thus encountering great predators such as cats and crocodiles along River Mara is a great spectacle. Read More
Book a tailored 10 Days Rwanda safari to explore primates and wildlife in this small country. The 10 Days safari include mountain gorilla trekking, chimpanzees, golden monkeys, Dian Fossey hike and big five game. Visit top destinations in Rwanda with Gorilla Trek Africa. Read More
Join our Adventure 5 Days Congo Nile trail to explore a thousand rolling hills of Rwanda on a bicycle with Gorilla Trek Africa. The experience entails riding through farms. Read More
Book a customized 6 Days Rwanda gorilla, chimps and L Kivu safari with Gorilla Trek Africa. Discover great primates of Rwanda, the mountain gorilals, in VNP, chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest and a boat cruise at Lake Kivu. Read More
Enjoy our tailored luxury gorilla tours and wildlife packages to Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to our standard safaris, Gorilla Trek Africa is offering luxury packages which feature luxury hotels and lodges across Africa.
Customized 5 Days Rwanda luxury gorillas and chimpanzee trekking safari to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks with Gorilla Trek Africa. Read More
Tailored 4 Days Rwanda luxury double gorilla trekking experience with Gorilla Trek Africa. The 4 Days double gorilla safari also entail golden monkey trekking. Read More
Frequently Asked Questions About Gorilla Tours
Yes, gorilla trekking is a worthwhile experience that every wildlife enthusiast should undertake in a
lifetime. Interfacing with these awesome giants is a breathtaking phenomenon. You can choose to
enjoy either a gorilla trek that allows you an hour in the presence of the gorillas; or have fun with
the gorillas for over 4 hours – the Gorilla Habituation Experience.
2. How much is the cost of a gorilla permit in any of the 3 countries: - DR Congo (Virunga NP), Rwanda (Volcanoes National park) and Uganda (Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks)?
The cost of a gorilla permit for foreign non-resident visitors is USD 1500 for Rwanda; USD 400 in DR Congo; and USD 700 for Uganda.
In terms of drive distance, Rwanda being a small country geographically, it takes only 3 hours to access the gorilla park (Volcanoes National Park) from Kigali airport on a smooth road; whereas it takes about 5 hours from Kigali to Bwindi national park in Uganda. If one is to begin the tour from Entebbe airport, it would take more than 8 hours to get to the park.
In terms of gorilla tracking experience, both countries are the same since they share similar features – they both belong to the Virunga Coservation Area and owing their originality to the same tectonic forces that form the mighty Virunga Massif with a rich biodiversity.
Uganda national parks including Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga national parks are the safest parts of this country. The team park rangers is well paid and motivated. They keep patrolling the parks 24/7.
Uganda is the cheapest safari destination in East Africa. Apart from a gorilla permit that costs USD 700, with a minimum of USD 100 each person per day can suffice. A safari in Uganda can be a day to 24 days depending on how you wish a safari to be customized for you.
Gorillas can be visited any time of the year. However the dry months of June, July, August and early September; and December to February are the best period of the year. During the rainy season March to May, and October to December, roads tend to be destroyed by floods; and in the park being tropical rainforests, rain is quite unpredictable thus making a gorilla safari albeit expensive, becoming a nightmare!
Gorilla Habituation Experience (Gorilla Habituation experience) is the activity where tourists are allowed to spend 4 hours with the gorillas as they immerse in all activities the gorillas undertake on a particular day. This experience is only organized in Rushaga sector of Bwindi national park in Uganda. When a guest books this Gorilla habituation Experience the funds are utilized in promoting the gorilla conservation efforts.
In Uganda the minimum age for gorilla and golden monkeys trekking is 15 years; and for chimpanzee tracking 12 years. In Rwanda, gorilla tracking minimum age is 15, so is the hike to Dian Fossey’s tomb; and 10 years for golden monkeys tracking.
In Uganda, if the child is below age and is keen to track gorillas, the adult guardian or parent must sign a document by Uganda Wildlife transferring all risk on him or her.
Only 8 people are allowed to track a gorilla family per a day. Where the number exceeds 8, there must be exceptional cases and Uganda Wildlife Authority senior park warden has to explain the reason for that.
For Gorilla Habituation Experience, only 4 persons are allowed to track a gorilla family. It is one of the reasons why a permit for this activity is as costly as USD 1500 per person.
There are over 97% chances of seeing the gorillas. The reason is that an advance team of rangers, on a daily basis, follow up the gorillas and can ably tell their movements. In the last 12 years we’ve been in operation (Gorilla Trek Africa Ltd), we have not witnessed any incidence of our clients missing gorillas.
At Gorilla Trek Africa Ltd, we advise our potential guests 4 months before traveling with us at least to pay a deposit that can buy a gorilla permit and pay the rest of the balance 2 weeks to the travel date. Gorilla permits sell out very fast as they are on a very high demand.
About gorilla tours
Gorilla trekking is ranked as one of the best wildlife adventure experiences in the world that attracts high numbers of travelers from different parts of the world. For over a decade, Gorilla Trek Africa has been making adventure safari dreams come true (refer to our tripadvisor reviews). Your tour with us will be characterized by magical moments – You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll perhaps fall in love with the beautiful wilderness. Get off the beaten track and into the scenery with our 4WD- off-road vehicles with luxury coach seats and air-conditioning. There are no hidden extras. There has been a common report from all travelers who have trekked the gorillas, describing the experience as the best in all wildlife encounters. You will feel inspired, emotional and satisfied after looking into those liquid brown eyes of these human-related apes. There is still much to see in Rwanda away from mountain gorilla watching, visit the mountain-ringed Lake Kivu in the West of the country and feel an inland sea atmosphere. Or you can head South to Nyungwe Forest National Park and see her rich flora of the montane tropical forests; and fauna including chimps, monkeys and amazing avian life. Our safaris range from 1 to 24 days and give you the option to arrange a relaxing break; so it’s easy to see everything a country has to offer.