Mountain gorilla Trekking Safari in Africa

Only located in the densely forested jungles central and east Africa, covering the Virunga conservation region, which encircles northwestern Rwanda and southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo and of southwestern Uganda are the only places on earth where visitors can go see gorillas in their natural habitant. Discover mountain gorillas in the remote forested mountains of Africa.


When to Visit for Gorilla trekking

Although the dry season (June – August, December – Early March) stands out as the best period to travel for gorilla trekking in Africa, Trekking for gorillas is an all year round tourism activity, which can also be done during the rainy season. Rainy seasons (April, May and November) usually come with discounted promotional gorilla permits, giving visitors an advantage to go buy a cheaper permit to visit in the low season times of the year.
The central and East African side of Africa lies astride the equator characterized with large dense rain forests resulting into a tropical type of climate, hence it can rain at any time of the year even during the seasons which are known as dry.

With the right gorilla trekking packing list, visitors can successfully trek for gorillas in Africa at any time of the year.

Acquiring Gorilla Permits in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo

All tourists planning to take park in a gorilla safari in Africa, require planning for this trip ahead of time. With just about 13 habituated gorilla groups available for trekking in Uganda, Rwanda has only 10 habituated gorilla groups and Congo has 6 habituated gorilla groups. Each gorilla group only accepts strictly 8 tourists to go watch a single gorilla family. Hence the number of gorilla permits is limited yet there are many tourists coming to visit gorillas. The high seasons / dry seasons have much more completion than the low seasons / rainy seasons. In high seasons you need to book.

Visitors can secure permit through a local tour operator, in the country you plan to travel to for gorillas. Gorilla Trek Africa can book and buy your gorilla permit in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo

What To Wear

Highly recommended are long sleeved cottoshirts, pants and good sturdy hiking shoes. Towards the end of the dry season and in the rainy season a water proof jacket and pant must not be left behind because during these times its hard to predict whether it will rain or not.

Mountain gorilla trekking permits are sold at only $750 in Rwanda, $600 in Uganda and $500.


Uganda Tours and Safari Packages

2 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour (From Kigali Rwanda)

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Tour

3 Days Murchison Falls National Park

3 Days Lake Mburo Wildlife Tour

4 Days chimps & wildlife safari

3 Days Chimpanzee Tracking Tour

4 Days Double Gorilla Tracking

4 Days Chimpanzee & Wildlife Tour

5 Days Queen Eliz & Bwindi Tour

7 Days Uganda Safari Adventure

8 Days Uganda Gorilla Trek

10 Days Best of Uganda Tour

10 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda

11 Days Uganda Safari Adventure


Rwanda Tours & Safari Packages

One day gorilla tracking tour

2 Days Volcanoes Gorilla Trekking

3 Days Gorilla Trek & Dian Fossey Tombs

4 Days Gorillas & Genocide Museums

5 Days Rwanda Safari Adventure

7 Days Gorilla, Chimps, Culture

8 Days Best of Rwanda Safari


Uganda Rwanda Combined Tours

5 Days Gorilla Trekking Adventure

7 Days Gorilla Trek & Wildlife Tour

12 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari

15 Days African Explorer





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