Favorite Gorilla Trekking Safaris – Budget Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda – Gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda – Booking Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla trekking permits.
Favorite Gorilla Trekking Safaris – The best countries for gorilla trekking safaris in Africa are Uganda and Rwanda. They are the leading and safest destinations for travelers seeking gorilla treks through the natural rainforests. The experience of sharing eye contact with mountain gorillas in the natural habitat is said to be a once in life experience with unforgettable memory for all who have had a chance to meet these gentle giants in the natural habitat of Bwindi impenetrable National park in Uganda and Volcanoes National park in Rwanda.
Bwindi impenetrable National park that accommodates almost half of the entire mountain gorilla population in the world. Uganda gorilla tours are said to be the most interesting and cheap as the gorilla trekking permit for Bwindi forest and Mgahinga gorilla National park is at USD700 per person per trek as compared to Rwanda’s which is at USD1500 per person per trek.
What to expect on a Gorilla safari experience?
If you choose to start your safari from Kampala/Entebbe Uganda, It takes the whole day to drive to Bwindi impenetrable National park, but you always make stops for stretching and Lunch. A stop at the Equator is amazing and you are allowed to take photos. You will continue with the drive to one of the 4 gorilla trekking sectors namely Rushaga, Nkuringo, Ruhija, and Buhoma.
You will spend a night and get ready for the following morning. By dawn you are up for an early breakfast, meet your guide/driver, with your drinking water and packed lunch in the backpacker, and start on the journey to the park headquarters you will be joined by other travelers for a briefing about the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking. After, you will be put in groups of 6 and allocated a gorilla family/group to trek. Following the orientation, along with the park rangers, you will enter the forest and start the search for mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Mountain gorillas are mobile and always on the move as they are looking for what to eat and the experience of gorilla trekking can take from 1 hour to 3 quarters of the day depending on where the gorillas are that very day. Once the rangers identify and find the gorillas, you will be allowed one hour to interact with them, take pictures and observe them before you walk back to the starting point and meet your driver guide.
We cannot explain in words the unmatched up-close encounters, Mountain Gorillas are a must-see for all safari goers. Here are our favorite gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda.