GORILLA TRACKING TOURS
Gorilla Tracking tours in Uganda and Rwanda.
Gorilla trekking safaris are a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offer an unforgettable opportunity to witness the incredible mountain gorillas up close and in their natural habitat. These magnificent creatures are only found in a few places in the world, with Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo being some of the best places to see them.
Uganda, in particular, is renowned for its gorilla trekking safaris, with two national parks offering some of the best trekking opportunities: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Bwindi is home to almost half of the world's mountain gorillas, and visitors can choose from several trekking routes, each offering a unique experience. Mgahinga, on the other hand, is smaller but still offers an incredible gorilla trekking experience.
Rwanda, on the other hand, is renowned for its Volcanoes National Park, which is part of the larger Virunga Conservation Area. This park is home to several habituated gorilla groups, which can be accessed through several trekking routes. The park offers a more accessible trekking experience compared to Bwindi, with shorter hikes and easier terrain.
In addition to gorilla trekking, visitors to Volcanoes National Park can also engage in other activities like guided nature walks, birdwatching, and cultural tours. The park is also home to several other primates, including golden monkeys and baboons.
Both Uganda and Rwanda offer a unique and unforgettable gorilla trekking experience, with different trekking routes and national parks to choose from. Visitors to either country can expect to see these incredible creatures up close and in their natural habitat, as well as engage in other activities that highlight the natural beauty and cultural diversity of the region.
The best time to go gorilla trekking is during the dry season, which runs from June to September and December to February. During this time, the hiking conditions are at their best, and the gorillas are more easily found as they come out to feed in the open. However, gorilla trekking can be done all year round, with the rainy season (March to May and October to November) offering the added bonus of lush green scenery and fewer crowds.
Accommodation options for gorilla trekking safaris range from budget to luxury lodges and camps. Visitors can choose from options like the Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Gorilla Forest Camp, Mahogany Springs Lodge and several others. These lodges and camps are usually located within or close to the national parks, offering an immersive jungle experience.
In addition to gorilla trekking, visitors can also engage in other activities like guided nature walks, birdwatching, cultural tours, and wildlife conservation activities. There's something for everyone on a gorilla trekking safari, whether you're an adventure seeker or just looking to relax and connect with nature.
Don't miss the chance to witness one of the most incredible wildlife encounters on the planet. Book your gorilla trekking safari today and be prepared to witness the majesty and power of the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Gorilla trekking is an adventure that should make your summer adventure bucket list for this year. Uganda offers two distinct gorilla experiences. The regular guided gorilla trekking excursion allows visitors to spend one hour with a human-habituated gorilla family and the Gorilla Habituation Experience which offers visitors an opportunity to spend at least four hours with a semi-habituated troop in the company of primatologists and researchers. The former is a popular choice with most adventurers and costs $700 for a trekking permit, and the Habituation experience permit costs $1500 per person. In Rwanda, the gorilla trekking permits cost $1500 Gorilla trekking permits are quite expensive because of the ecotourism efforts involved in human habituating gorillas, protecting them from poachers and diseases and maintaining their natural habitat. Gorilla tourism has given Africa’s great apes the hope to survive alongside growing human populations and intrusion on their habitats. Gorilla tourism is the single primary revenue source for conserving these endangered primates with only 1063 individuals left in the world. This therefore means that your gorilla trekking tour in Uganda or Rwanda is ethical and is a sustainable travel activity.
Sail Adventures Safaris has been a significant contributor to gorilla conservation since 2016
through our private and tailor-made gorilla trekking tours. Our gorilla safaris are well selected
with the best routes to maximise Uganda’s incredible tourist attractions, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale, big-game viewing game drives, boat safaris, bird watching, nature walks, and hiking adventures
All-Inclusive Uganda Safaris
An all-inclusive Uganda safari means that your holiday trip itinerary is taken care of by the local
tour operator, ensuring they include everything you’ll need to pull it off, including your
accommodation, meals, snacks, and standard drinks, and your tour activities for a set price. It’s
one of the main reasons why an all-inclusive safari holiday might seem expensive at first glance.
In Reality, they offer excellent value for money.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
• Accommodation; Hotel Room, Camp Tent, Suite or Lodge
• Meals; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
• Drinks; all standard drinks
• Activities; game drives, guided nature walks, primate trekking, and non-mechanized
• 4×4 Transport; selected road transfers between the airport, local airstrips, activities,
and your accommodation
• Park entry fees, and trekking permits processing
WHAT IS LEFT OUT
• International flights
• Visa and Visa Processing
• Tips, gratuities, and service charges
Additional meals and snacks, like stopping at a café or restaurant during road
• Rare or imported drinks
• Special activities, like hot-air ballooning, cultural tours, or unplanned activities
Planning an all-inclusive Uganda safari holiday means saving on time, money and reducing trip
fatigue. You get the exceptional skills of your experienced safari guide, that super chilled drink
perfectly prepared when you stop to watch the sunset in the middle of nowhere, freshly baked
treats with your morning coffee, or a surprise dinner under a lantern-lit tree. Additionally, with
our local travel advisors’ help, you get first-hand expert advice during the planning phase, which means you don’t sacrifice luxury and comfort. In fact, the change brought by the COVID-19 pandemic offers a difference in the safari atmosphere where every luxury camp or lodge provides all inclusive daily rates that include access to restricted areas, cultural experiences, community hiking experiences, exquisite gourmet cuisine, and a rich range of game-viewing activities in the care of some of Uganda’s top professional guides.
This standard of safari accommodation today is all about delighting and surprising you – whether it’s a steaming scented bath awaiting you after the evening game drive or an exquisite breakfast served at a scenic spot looking out over a dreamy landscape filled with antelope, elephant, and lion. As for Uganda’s leading lodges and tented camps, suites open onto private decks and plunge pools, and three-course dinners rival top city restaurants. And between drives, you can have a massage at the spa or gaze at the ever-changing tropical skies lounger with the best views.
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi is one the most memorable Safari experiences anyone could ever wish to be on
Bar aviation small planes that we use for transfers of clients from destination to destination
Flying made easier while on Safari to Uganda
The smiles that come with a successful Gorilla trek
trekking through the lush green forests in search of the Gorillas
Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi-Uganda