Wild Gorilla Adventure Safaris – Guaranteed Gorilla permit at $700 – Gorilla trekking safaris to Bwindi Forest
When people hear of wild gorilla adventure safaris it clearly puts them in the mood of wanting to go to Africa for that spectacular holiday in the middle of the wilderness. Africa is still remote and you can still see incredible stars, sunset and sunrise this is what many travelers are trying to look out for while looking out for adventure vacation
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda & Rwanda
Enjoy gorilla trekking tours and safaris to Uganda, Rwanda and Congo organized by Great Adventure safaris. Our website offers reliable information about Gorilla trekking and wildlife safaris in Uganda, Rwanda Gorilla trekking or Congo gorilla tours. Learn more about, gorilla groups, what to pack for your gorilla trek, Best time to visit the mountain Gorillas, mountain gorilla diet, and securing gorilla permits. Our gorilla tours can be Budget, Mid-range, or luxury basing on the accommodation you prefer during your Gorilla safari. Send us an inquiry and we shall send you the best offer for your desired tour package. Browse Great Adventure Safaris Available: Uganda gorilla tours, Rwanda gorilla safaris to book your wild gorilla adventure safaris to Africa
Frequently asked questions about Gorilla trekking
Then travelers minds starts to ask the following questions which we have the answer for you
How do I pay for my wild gorilla adventure safaris in Africa?
In this case after confirmation of all your trip plans with the agency the agency will send you its local bank details with a country swift code which you will take to your bank in order to transfer funds however depending on where the funds are coming from and going to it can take between 3-30 days this usually happens with countries which have insecurity like wars
.Credit card payment
Here your agency will share a secure payment link with you which you will follow and will to some point require your credit card information to complete the payments but there is usually a sur charge levied on the use of the credit card as imposed by the service providers.
Sometimes agencies will accept a 50% upfront payment in order to pre book activities like gorilla permits in a good understanding the balance can be brought in cash upon arrival where you will be issued with a receipt
What are Visa requirements for your Gorilla trekking safari in Africa?
A traveler travelling to Africa is required to possess a valid passport or travel document valid for not less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visit
Depending on the African country you intend to visit we advise your inquire before travelling as other countries may require advance application and for others it can be issued upon arrival at the entry point.
Vaccination for my Gorilla trekking safari in Africa
- Mandatory vaccination
Yellow fever, all travelers travelling to Africa are required to present a yellow fever in caution certificate upon arrival at the airport.
- Precaution vaccinations
Measles, mumps, rabies, rubella, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, hepatitis A,B, typhoid,
Please note that due to the outbreak of COVID-19, any traveler planning to do a gorilla safari in Uganda or Rwanda, must posses a covid-19 vaccination card or should be free from Covi-19. You are required to show a negative PCR certificate taken 72 hours from the time of boarding the aircraft. So to travel to Africa, you have to be free from COVID-19.
How to access Gorilla trekking destinations in Africa?
- By air
Many African countries operate domestic flights from the main international airports to the designated air strips/landing areas near the gorilla national parks for more information about scheduled or charted flights contact your local travel agent.
- By road
This is the most popular means of transport to access most gorilla national parks in Africa
A 4 wheel Toyota land cruiser /jeep is recommended due to the nature of African roads
How safe is Gorilla trekking in Africa?
Over years gorilla trekking activities in Africa are conducted by trained guides and armed personnel this makes it safe for gorilla trekkingRead more
What is the age limit for Gorilla trekking in Africa?
Minimum of 15 years and above with no maximum however no critical heath conditions are allowed as of the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking.Read more
How do I book my Gorilla trekking safari in Africa?
- Direct contact with local tour agency
Here we recommend being recommended by a traveler who has visited the country you intend to visit or you can go on line to search for tour packages in the country you intent to visit for more information contact Great Adventure Safaris.
- Personal arrangement
Here the traveler can contact the gorilla national parks directly or book his or services direct however it’s not advisable as communication links in Africa can be slow or there is a lot of fraud in some African countries for more information contact great adventure safaris-your Africa travel specialist
What to expect while Gorilla Trekking in Africa?
Due to climate change (global warming) African weather conditions are un predictable and all African gorilla forest are tropical rain forests meaning it can rain any time of the day or month but this does not stop gorilla trekking activities however it’s very important to note that roads, trails can be slippery during this period.
- Animal attacks
Most African rain forest in habits other wild life besides the habituated mountain gorillas such as wild elephants, wild buffalos, wild gorillas, wild chimpanzees which can charge while on gorilla tracking activities however the armed rangers will shot in the air to disperse them
- Slippery terrains
During rainy season most gorilla trekking trails are slippery this can make the hiking difficult however with proper hiking boots it’s manageable.
- Unexpected gorilla movements
When dominant silverbacks fight gorillas usually move a lot this can make the tracking harder as you may have to move longer distances to find the gorillas
- Long drives
As gorillas don’t leave in one place you may have to drive long distances to some of the areas where the families are leaving as to avoid extremely long hikes over the hills.
- Higher altitudes
Some gorilla families’ leave in higher altitude of 2600-3000m above sea level like in Uganda and Rwanda so asthmatic clients are advised to take note.
- Closed group/ joining other clients on gorilla trekking day
Traveler can decide to purchase all the gorilla permits in a particular gorilla family and trek as a private group or you will join other travelers as a minimum of 8 travelers is advised by African gorilla national park standard conservation rule.
- Being carried to and from the gorillas
For senior citizens and physically incapable travelers can be carried using a sedan chairs by porters to and from the gorillas but might result in to extra payment of 300-600USD for the serviceRead more
Other activities to do after Gorilla trekking in Africa
- Beach holiday
After hiking through Africa’s dense rain forest in search of mountain gorillas which sometimes can be strenuous a few day in a white sand with specious massages is highly recommended top destinations include Zanzibar, Mombasa, Seychelles, and Madagascar for that perfect holiday ending
- Chimpanzee tracking
Africa is a home to the chimpanzees one of the most popular places to see the wild chimpanzee population is Uganda’s kibale forest national park and Rwanda’s Nyungwe forest national park this can be a perfect addition to your gorilla trekking tour in Africa
- Wildlife viewing
African has proven to be one of the top destinations for wildlife safari in Africa famous destinations include Etosha national park in Namibia, Okavango delta in Botswana, Masai Mara in Kenya, Serengeti and Ngoro Ngoro crater in Tanzania can also be added to your gorilla trekking tour to Africa.
- Mountain hikes
Those with passion for hiking can consider famous hiking places like the Mount Kilimanjaro’s uhuru peak in Tanzania with highest peak of 5895m above sea level and mount Ruwenzori’s margarita peak in Uganda with highest peak of 5109m above sea level.
- Cultural visits
When it comes to Africa you will not regret your cultural experiences some of the top countries with unique cultures include Ethiopia ,Kenya, Botswana, Uganda, Namibia for this experience please contact your local tour operator.
- Fishing trips
Africa has some incredible waters where you carry out fishing activities like lake Nasser in Egypt, lake Victoria in Uganda, the Nile river in Murchison falls in Uganda, are famous for the world’s biggest fresh water fish the Nile perch which can grow up to 200 pounds for information contact Great Adventure Safaris your Africa travel specialist.
- Boat trip
Most African countries will offer boat excursions to view wildlife, sun rise and sunset cruises, canoeing some of the top areas include Nile River in Uganda, Okavango delta in Botswana, kazinga channel in Uganda’s queen Elizabeth national park this can offer the best opportunity for wildlife viewing in Africa. Please contact your local tour operator in your country of visit for more information
- Walking safaris
It’s every ones dream to come to Africa and walk on foot to see wildlife this is one of the top most once in lifetime safari experiences please contact your local tour operator for the possibility of walking safaris and the guidelines
- Bird watching
Africa is a home to one of the world’s iconic bird species such as the shoebill stork, green breasted pitta, Shelley’s crimson wing, African green broadbill you can also combine this to your African gorilla trekking tour.Read more
- City tours
Most African countries have beautiful museums and historical sites usually situated in the main capital city this can be worth exploring while on your gorilla trekking safari in Africa