Gorilla Tours

Gorilla Tours: Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo

Gorilla ToursGorilla Tours are trips taken to trek gorillas in their natural habitats. Gorilla tours also mean gorilla safaris, gorilla trekking or gorilla trips and gorilla adventure. The five words on gorilla are used interchangeably to mean gorilla walking safaris. Gorilla tours, trekking, trips, adventure or safaris are hiking experiences in pursuit of habituated gorillas in their natural environments. For clear understanding of gorilla tours, Gorilla trips, gorilla safaris, gorilla adventure one should read extensively about the frequently asked questions about gorilla trekking. Under these queries, the concept concerns including its definition, what its also about, where its done, prices and costs, rules and guidelines, what to wear and carry and the best time to enjoy the activity are all addressed.

Gorilla tours which merely trips to visit these primates are amazing excursions that spice up your holiday tour. There are various types of gorilla tours which include mountain gorilla trekking, Eastern lowland gorilla safaris and Western lowland gorilla tours. These are the gorilla sub species that live in East and Central Africa.

In our case at Gorilla Trekking Services, we mainly organise safari tours for trekking mountain gorillas that live in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mountain gorillas are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. In Rwanda, mountain gorillas are only in the Volcanoes National Park in the north east of the tiny East African country. Mountain gorillas also live in the Virunga National Park in the eastern side of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The four gorilla parks are the only places in the world where mountain gorillas are found and therefore where gorilla tours take place.

Gorilla Permit for Gorilla Trekking

For Gorilla safaris to take place, a visitor should book and have a gorilla trekking permit, a pass card for entering the park for the adventure activity. A tourist can make a gorilla permit booking directly with the wildlife offices or through a selected tour operator, who reserves the permit, organises a safari involving transport and accommodation as well to accomplish the trip. There are two types of gorilla permits including gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation experience permit. A gorilla trekking permit in Uganda is at USD 700 for foreign non residents and less for none residents. A permit for gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi forest is at USD 1500. The basis difference between gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation experience is that with the former, the visitor stays with the gorilla for 1 hour and the later, the tourist stays with the primates for 4 hours. In Rwanda, a gorilla permit is at USD 1500. This means, the cost of gorilla trekking in Rwanda and stay with gorillas for 60 minutes is the price for gorilla habituation experience in Uganda where you be with the gentle giants for 4 hours.

Gorilla Safaris in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda are carried out in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park where the endangered primates are organised under various gorilla families or groups. Uganda gorilla tours in Uganda are done in the 4 gorilla trekking sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. These include Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo Sectors. At any of the four sectors, are gorilla families whose visitors are converged together at each region’s parks offices for screening and gorilla trekking briefing prior to hiking into the jungles. Each gorilla family is visited by 8 tourists per day.

Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Sectors where Habituated Gorilla families in Uganda are found for trekking:-

1.    Buhoma Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Buhoma area has 3 Gorilla groups that are visited by tourists. These families include Mubare Group, also known as the M-Group, Habinyanja Group and Rushegura Group, the biggest group in the Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

2.    Ruhija Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Ruhija has Bitukura Gorilla group, Oruzogo gorilla and Kyaguriro family.

3.    Rushaga Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This region has Nshongi Group and Mishaya Gorilla Group

4.    Nkuringo Sector of Bwindi Area is one of the most interesting and challenging groups in Bwindi Forest. Nkuringo area harbors Nkuringo Family for gorillas.

The following are some of the packages for gorilla trips in Uganda:-

Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tours

Rwanda Gorilla Safaris take place in the Volcanoes National Park. This is the only tourist destination in that small East African country where mountain gorillas live. Gorilla safaris are the major income earner for Rwanda followed by other safari activities combined. Rwanda Gorillas are habituated in various groups like it is the case in Uganda. Our trips to visit gorillas in Rwanda include those for one, two, three and found days at best. These gorilla safaris may be for trekking gorillas alone or together with other tourist attractions in Rwanda as the visitors may choose. Habituated mountain gorillas in Rwanda are organised into families under which they trekked by tourists. The Gorilla families in Rwanda include Sabyinyo, Susa, Karisimbi, Umubano, Amahoro, Kwitonda, Hirwa, Bwenge, Agashya and Ugyenda. Below are some of the gorilla tour packages for Rwanda:-

1 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

2 Days Gorilla Tour Rwanda

3 Days Gorilla Tracking Rwanda

5 Days Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking

Congo Gorilla Safari Tours 

Congo Gorilla Safaris in the democratic Republic of Congo take place in the vast Virunga National Park, This park is located in the eastern side of this Africa’s huge nation near the boarder of Uganda and Rwanda. One on an African safari may visit Congo going through Rwanda or Uganda. Other tourist activities tourists can enjoy beside gorilla tracking include thee hiking of the Nyiragongo Volcano and the Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park. This park is located in the mountainous forests of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Below are some of the gorilla trekking safaris in Congo:-

3 Days Congo Gorilla Safaris in Virunga

3 Days Lowland Gorilla Tours

5 Days Gorilla Tours & Nyiragongo Trekking

7 Days Congo Wilderness Safaris

We are available to organise short and long gorilla tours in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Our tours could be done independently for 3 days or as one may wish and may be accompanied before or after with other tour options including wildlife safaris like birding, chimpanzee safaris plus nature and community. Contact us is today for amazing affordable gorilla trekking safaris and tours in any of the three countries.

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