Gorillas: Uganda, Rwanda and Congo

Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris, Escorted Gorilla Tours

Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris, Escorted Gorilla Tours. Luxury Gorilla Trekking Rwanda, Gorilla Safaris Uganda, & Congo Gorilla Tours, Guided Gorilla Tours

Gorilla trekking safaris are prominent and exclusively carried out in three countries within East Africa; Rwanda, Uganda, and D.R Congo.

Jewel Safaris Uganda offers the best memorable Gorilla tour experiences ranging from 1 day to 12 days of gorilla trekking Safaris to the mentioned countries. Other Safaris offered besides Gorilla trekking safaris include wildlife safaris to various national parks, cultural tours, hiking tours, nature walks, camping safaris, and boat trips on different lakes and rivers.

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Packages

Bwindi forest national Park - Gorilla tours in Uganda

3 Day Uganda gorilla tour offers the best short lived safaris in Uganda having the a scenic drive to Bwindi Park.

Gorilla Safaris in Uganda

5 Days Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park Uganda – combines both Gorilla trekking at Bwindi Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park - Uganda Gorilla tours

4 Days Uganda Gorilla safari takes you to most famous mountain Gorilla Park Bwindi National Park for gorilla trekking.

Escorted Rwanda Gorilla Tour Packages

Rwanda Gorilla tours

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla safari  gets you Volcanoes Rwanda national park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas.

Rwanda Gorilla tours in Virunga National Park

This 5 Day Virunga Gorilla Trek & Karisimbi Volcano Hike covers two aspects which is gorilla tracking at Virunga national park and mountain Karisimbi hike.

Rwanda Gorilla trekking tours

6 Day Rwanda primate safari gets you to several primates in Rwanda. You get to see  gorillas and chimpanzees in several places all around Rwanda.


3 Days Rwanda Volcanoes gorilla trekking, 3 Day volcanoes national park Rwanda gorilla Safari. You will have a brief but rewarding experience

baby_gorilla_in_rwanda tour

4 Days Uganda gorilla trekking & Bisoke hike, A 4 Day Volcanoes and Virunga park: Rwanda Gorilla Tour & Bisoke hike.

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

4 Day Rwanda gorilla trekking & Karisoke research center, A 4 Days Rwanda gorilla tour and Karisoke research center.

Best Guided Congo Gorilla Trekking Packages

Congo Gorilla tours

This amazing  2 Days Eastern Lowland Gorilla tracking Congo Safari to Congo focuses on a visit to the Kahuzi-Biega National Park in Congo.

Bwindi Impenetrable national park - Uganda's National Parks

This 3 Day Congo Gorilla safari offers  a brief but thrilling stay in Congo trekking the eastern lowland gorilla tracking at Kahuzi Biega national park.

Gorilla Trekking- Gorilla Tracking tours Congo

5 Day Congo Gorilla Safari offers travelers the most amazing  experience  while on a trip to Congo tracking the lowland gorillas at the Kahuzi Biega.

Frequently Asked Questions about Gorilla Safaris in Uganda, Rwanda & Congo

What is gorilla trekking?

Gorilla trekking is an activity where tourists/visitors are allowed to see mountain gorillas for one hour in their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking involves hiking and walking through the forest with an armed game ranger and this is done after a briefing on the rules and regulations of carrying out the activity.

What is the best time for gorilla trekking?

Gorilla trekking can be done all year round but the drier months of June, July, August, and September then December to February are best recommended for the activity because the trails are less slippery. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a tropical forest and therefore be prepared since rain is expected any time of the year. 

How much is a gorilla trekking permit

The gorilla permit allows access to tourists to trek the mountain gorillas. Uganda Wildlife Authority issues permit in Uganda while Rwanda Development Board issues permit in Rwanda. The cost of the permit varies in different countries.

A gorilla permit costs US$ 700(non-foreign residents), US$600(foreign residents) in Uganda, and US$ 1500 in Rwanda.

East African Community UGX 250,000. This is applied in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

The habituation experience permit costs US$ 1500 per person. Gorilla habituation only happens in Uganda.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi is a tropical rain forest situated in South Western Uganda and is home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas with four gorilla tracking sectors (Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga, and Nkuringo) and 22 habituated gorilla families spread across the different sectors.

When should I book a Gorilla Permit?

Gorilla permits should be booked in advance due to the high competition and also to avoid disappointments. Book your gorilla permit 3 to 5. 

What is Included on the gorilla permit?

The gorilla permit includes; park entrance fees, ranger guide fees, and gorilla tracking fees and it also allows you 1 hour with the mountain gorillas once you encounter them. 

What is gorilla habituation experience?

Gorilla Habituation Experience is a process of introducing gorillas to the company of tourists and here tourists spend four hours in the presence of mountain gorillas. Gorilla habituation only happens in Uganda in the Rushaga sector.  

What are the chances of seeing a mountain gorilla?

This is one of the most popular questions asked about gorilla safaris. The chances of seeing the mountain gorillas are 99% and this is because an advanced team of trackers gets up early in the morning to observe the movement of gorillas and this helps to identify where a particular gorilla group slept the previous night. The gorillas leave trails behind that can be followed by the tourists in order to get close to them. The advanced team keeps in contact with the guide so as not to get lost. 

What to pack for gorilla trekking?

Travelers should make sure to pack with them long-sleeved shirts, jackets, waterproof trousers, hiking boots, sunglasses, hats, insect repellants, binoculars, packed lunch, and drinking water since the gorilla trekking activity is strenuous and may take a whole day. 

What is the age limit for tracking gorillas?

The age limit for tracking gorillas is 15 years. This is because children below 15 years may not adhere to the trekking rules. The forest conditions and steep hills may also not be suitable for children.

How many people are allowed to visit a gorilla group?

A maximum of 8 people are allowed to visit a given gorilla group per day. For gorilla habituation, only 4 people are allowed to spend 4 hours with the mountain gorillas.

The number of people per day is limited because it helps to reduce exposure and the risk of disease transmission.


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