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Rwanda Gorilla Tours

Rwanda Gorilla Tours & Wildlife Safaris

Gorilla Trek Africa limited offers customized gorilla tours  to Rwanda, Uganda, and Congo.  Our gorilla trekking safaris offer 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 exceptional gorilla trips to Bwindi forest, Mgahinga gorilla, Virunga, and Volcanoes national park  and enjoy this once in a lifetime wildlife experience. Besides gorilla safaris, we immerse you with memorable Africa holiday experience. We help you explore the natural beauty, sunny weather and stunning environment in Africa at affordable rates with unparalleled value. Venture further for chimpanzee trekking & habituation, bird watching, and mountain climbing to make your African safari a complete package.

Visit our  useful travel information  page for detailed advice for gorilla trekking, best time to trek gorillas, age limit, when to book for gorilla permits and answers to all frequently asked questions  on a gorilla safari in Africa.   With 15 years experience in offering memorable gorilla treks and  game viewing tours with Gorilla Trek Africa guarantees you a memorable experience. Rwanda wildlife safaris perfectly tailored to fit your interests ensuring a successful and enjoyable African safari holiday.

Featured Gorilla Tours & Wildlife Safaris

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2 Days Uganda gorilla tour from Kigali crossing to Bwindi national park for gorilla trekking tours in the wild. Read More

Track the endangered mountain gorillas in Parc Nationale des Volcans in Rwanda and visit the Genocide site. Read More

Experience gorilla tracking, chimps, nature and culture on this 7 days trip to Rwanda’s most visited national parks. Read More

The 4 Days Uganda gorilla tour in Bwindi forest offers you 2 gorilla treks with Gorilla Trek Africa. The 4 Days double gorilla trekking  also  entail visiting the batwa pygmy communities to learn and experience their traditional forest life Read More

Best gorilla trip to Volcanoes National Park and chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest national park for travelers wishing to visit gorillas, with less time in Rwanda. Read More

Book a 12 Days Rwanda gorilla trekking & Tanzania wildebeest migration safari with Gorilla Trek Africa.  Enjoy a close encounter with endangered gorillas and experience the annual migration of wildebeests in Tanzania. Read More

Enjoy  this 9 Days Tanzania Wildebeest migration safari for this great annual movement of wildebeest , zebras and other wild animals in search for fresh pastures. The trip takes you through  Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National parks. 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

Enjoy a 14 Days Safari to Rwanda with chimp tracking in Nyungwe & mountain gorilla watching, Tanzania, Rwanda and Congo with a chance to witness the active lava of the Nyiragongo, the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration. 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

Book a 4 Days Rwanda gorillas and dian Fossey grave hike with Gorilla Trek Africa. Trek Rwanda gorillas in Volcanoes National park at discounted rates with GTA. Read More

Luxury Gorilla Tours & Wildlife Packages

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.

3 Days Rwanda Luxury Gorilla Trekking

Luxury Rwanda Safaris
Enjoy our 3 Days Luxury Rwanda gorilla tour to Volcanoes National park, Enjoy comfortable stay at Bisate and Sabinyo Luxury Lodges. Read More

3 Days Uganda Luxury Gorilla Trekking Tour

Luxury gorilla tours in UgandaBook a 3 Days Uganda Luxury gorilla trekking tour to Bwindi Forest National Park. Enjoy a stay at the luxury gorilla lodges in Bwindi Forest. Read More

3 Days Uganda Luxury Habituation Experience

Luxury Gorilla Habituation experience
Enjoy a 3 Days Uganda luxury gorilla habituation experience to spend extended time with the endangered gorillas. Stay at comfortable lodges with GTA. Read More

6 Days Uganda Luxury Gorillas & Wildlife Safari

6 Days Uganda luxury gorillas & wildlife safari
Be part of our 6 Days Uganda luxury gorillas & wildlife safari with Gorilla Trek Africa. Enjoy a stay at Uganda;s luxury lodges on this 6 Days safari. Read More

5 Days Rwanda Luxury Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking

Luxury Rwanda safaris
Customized 5 Days Rwanda luxury gorillas and chimpanzee trekking safari to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks with Gorilla Trek Africa. Read More

4 Days Rwanda Luxury Double Gorilla Trekking Safari

Luxury double gorilla trekking in Rwanda
Tailored 4 Days Rwanda luxury double gorilla trekking experience with Gorilla Trek Africa. The double trek also entail golden monkey trekking. Read More

4 Days Kidepo Valley Luxury Flying Safari

Uganda flying safaris
Enjoy a 4 Days Kidepo Valley luxury flying safari with Gorilla Trek Africa. Enjoy the gem in Kidepo Valley within the shortest time possible. Read More


    Frequently Asked Questions About Gorilla Trekking

    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 trekking safaris

    Gorilla trekking is widely known as the best wildlife experience in the world which attracts the highest number of travelers from all parts of the world
    For over a decade Gorilla Trek Africa has been making gorilla safari dreams come true. 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 varies of chimps, monkeys and amazing birds that include Rift Valley Endemics. All the meals, entry fees, accommodation, cruises are included in the total price as per the itinerary. Our safaris range from 2 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.
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