Gorilla Trekking Safaris to Uganda and Rwanda – Confidence Africa Tours

Gorilla safaris are mainly experienced in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo in the whole world. The Virunga forest is the only place where you can trek the mountain giants – mountain gorillas, it is divided into four rain-forest national parks; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga gorilla national parks in Uganda. Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, and the great Virunga national park in Congo – Eastern Congo.

The great gorilla safaris tour is experienced in Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. Uganda habitats almost half of the population of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world. Dubbed with two national parks – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga gorilla national parks, Uganda has attracted more travelers to trek the mountain gorilla for safaris as compared to Rwanda and Congo.

What Is the Best Destination for Gorilla Trekking Safaris? – Comparing Uganda and Rwanda

It is not a good idea to compare the two since Uganda has more wildlife to combine with gorilla safaris than Rwanda. Besides the mountain Gorillas, you can visit Murchison falls, or see other primates in Kibale forest National Park.

If it’s about the costs for gorilla trekking safaris, please note that; Gorilla permits within Rwanda were recently increased up to $1500 per an individual and then in Uganda they go each for $700. The gorilla trekking safaris permit offers you an hour with gorillas in a group of 8 people.

In case you are threatened by the price look at it in this point of view that you’re contributing to the conservation of mountain Gorillas and as a form of thank you, they will reward you with an hour in the midst observing and enjoying their company

Keep in mind that just 80 people are allowed to see the gorillas in their natural habitat each day. Because their habitat is very fragile, every time you walk in their forest you leave a footprint. Conclusion, Uganda is the best place to see Gorillas.

Where to go for Gorilla Safaris in Africa?

You can have the chance to see gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. However, note that gorillas are mainly divided into;

  • Mountain
  • Lowland

Others are couple of sub-species in that. We suggest Rwanda, Uganda for views of the mountain gorillas and the republic of Congo the lowland Gorillas. It’s also possible to find mountain gorillas within the DR of Congo however due to instabilities within the country, it has been challenging in some areas.

Some tourists think that you can find gorillas even when you opt for safaris in Tanzania, this is wrong, however Tanzania and Kenya can be a great addition to your safari tour especially during the great wildebeest migration where herds of animals cross the Mara river into Serengeti plains

Generally, the lowland gorillas are smaller and brownish-gray for coats and a distinct brown ridge, whereas the mountain gorillas are the most uncommon primates in the entire world with less than 800 surviving in the African wilderness. On the contrary there are more than 100,000 lowland gorillas just in the republic of Congo

Where to go for Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda?

Uganda has 2 sections for gorilla safaris namely, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga gorilla National Park. In total there are 18 gorilla groups or families and you can only track only one group a day.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has 17 gorilla groups making it the best place or park where you can see the gorillas in the wild. Bwindi an ancient forest has 90 mammal’s species, 11 primates including the black and white colobus monkeys

Combined Gorilla Trekking Tours & Wildlife Safaris to Uganda and Rwanda