Enjoy tailor-made gorilla tours and safaris to Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo with Gorilla Trek Africa. World wide,gorilla trekking is reviewed as a magical encounter only done in the jungles of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and the Virunga conservation area shared by, Mgahinga gorilla, Virunga and Volcanoes national park. GTA offers you combined gorilla safaris cutting across Uganda,Rwanda, and Congo. To make gorilla watching easy, Different gorilla families have been habituated each of which is visited by eight people every day. Travelers to see mountain gorillas are required to book and buy gorilla permits issued by Uganda wildlife authority (UWA) in Uganda, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in Rwanda and the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) in Congo.
Featured Gorilla Tours in Rwanda, Uganda & Congo
A 2 days Gorilla trekking tour in Volcanoes National Park, the home of mountain gorillas in Rwanda. This is the best trip for those with less time in Rwanda, yet are interested in tracking the gorillas! Read More
Join a 3 Uganda gorilla tour to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the premier gorilla safari destination with Gorilla Trek Africa. Spend an hour with the gentle giants in the jungle, embrace their human like characters .Read More
Enjoy a 4 Days double gorilla trek in Rwanda with Gorilla Trek Africa Limited. Visit and track gorillas twice in Volcanoes national park, meet two different gorilla families and enjoy this once in a life time experience. Read More
Enjoy a tailored 3 Days Rwanda gorillas and golden monkey trekking tour to Volcanoes National Park with Gorilla Trek Africa. The 3 Days Rwanda primates tour is the best for you. Read More
Customized 5 Days Uganda gorillas & chimpanzee trekking safari to Bwindi Forest and Kibale Forest National Parks. Trek Uganda gorillas & chimpanzees with Gorilla Trek Africa. Read More
11 Days Rwanda safari including gorilla trekking & Golden Monkeys in Volcanoes national park, Congo Nile Trail hike and chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest national park with Gorilla Trek Africa. Read More
Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Africa
For many years now, mountain gorilla trekking has been ranked as the best wildlife experience which attract the highest number of travelers from all parts of the world. The whole world has roughly 1006 mountain gorillas which live in only two destinations which are Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in south western Uganda and the Virunga Conservation Area.
Before confirming any gorilla safari to Uganda, Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo, travelers are advised to read and get detailed information about gorilla trekking, the cost, packing list, when to visit and who is eligible for trekking the gorillas. The commonly asked questions about gorilla trekking include:
Whats the cost of gorilla trekking
The cost of gorilla trekking varies in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Uganda, gorilla permit prices depend on the nationality of the traveler. Gorilla trekking cost in Uganda is $700 for foreign no residents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for Ugandans and East African citizens. In Rwanda, each permit costs $1500 for all travelers regardless of the nationality while a single gorilla permit in Congo costs $450
When is the best time for gorilla trekking
Dry season in June, July, August, September, December, February and January is the best time for visiting mountain gorillas in Africa. During this time, gorilla parks receive minimal or no rains which ease movements in search for the gorillas. The favorable weather in dry season encourage more tourists hence high demand for gorilla permits. However, you can also trek mountain gorillas in the low season in March, April, May, October & December. Interestingly, trekking gorillas in the wet season attract discounted offers such as low room rates and transport offers
What to Pack for gorilla trekking
Travelers are advised to carry the right gear when visiting mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest, Mgahinga, Virunga and Volcanoes National Park. Among the things to carry for gorilla trekking include hiking boots/shoes, gardening gloves, long sleeved shirts, long pants, hats, sun glasses, rain jackets to deal with unfavorable forest weather. More so, remember to carry enough drinking water and energy giving snacks to keep you strong throughout trek.
Age limit for gorilla trekking
The allowed age for gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo is 15 Years. Travelers are asked their passport details to confirm the age before arrival. children below 15 years are therefore not allowed to visit the endangered gorillas . However, if a child has few days to his 15th birth day, he/she may be allowed to trek gorillas if the parents sign a consent letter agreeing to be responsible for anything that happens to a child
When to book a gorilla safari?
The recommended time to book a gorilla safari is roughly 6 months in advance. Early bookings ease planning and gorilla permit allocation. Gorilla Trek Africa is your reliable and trusted travel company to book and reserve a gorilla safari in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo
How to Book Gorilla Trekking Safaris to Uganda, Rwanda & Congo
Do you have a query on any of the above tours? When you are interested in booking any of the above safaris, you can do it online by filling our Reservation Form or call and book with one of our knowledgeable vacations specialists. Our vacation specialists are available 7 days a week and are happy to answer any questions you may have.