Are you craving for a Mountain Gorilla experience in Africa? The best gorilla tours are usually experienced from Uganda, Rwanda and Congo hence, you should consider adding these three countries to your bucket list. We have established ourselves in all these gorilla tracking destinations and we can help arrange for you a thrilling moment with these primates. Mountain Gorillas live in mountains and hilly areas and there are roughly 800 of them left in the whole world. They can only be found in the mentioned three countries and not any where else. We have organized so many mountain gorilla tours before to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Volcanoes National Park Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Congo. If you are thinking of visiting gorillas in Rwanda or rather want to see gorillas in Uganda, we have so many packages below that might match the kind of preference you want for your tour. Our gorilla walking tours are crafted from experience and great knowledge.
Best Gorilla Tours
If you checked on several gorilla tours reviews on platforms like TripAdvisor online, you will personally read about the kind of experiences previous tourists had. The gorilla walking experiences are amazing and memorable. Bonding with primates that share over 98% of your DNA and have similar characters to you is breathtaking. Mountain Gorillas will laugh at you, greet you or charge at you in worst scenarios just every human does. Just like mentioned previously, these gentle giants can only be found in three countries. Now lets look at these gorilla tour destinations in detail along with their respective information. Please look through the gorilla safari packages above for direct booking.
Uganda Gorilla Tours
Are you searching for where to see gorillas in Uganda? Gorillas can be found in Bwindi Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. Bwindi harbors the biggest population of these endangered primates. It is absolutely the best place to see gorillas in the wild. Mgahinga lies on the Virunga Conservation Area, an area that is shared by two other national parks; Virunga National Park in DRC and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The experience in Mgahinga becomes an uncertainty since its gorillas keep crossing boundaries to the other tour parks. Bwindi should be your top selection always. A gorilla tour permit for Uganda costs $600 and $450 for high and low seasons respectively. It is sold on first come first serve basis hence you ought to reserve yours in advance to book your trek.
Rwanda Gorilla Tours
You should go gorilla trekking in Rwanda if you want a luxury hassle-free experience. Just like Uganda, Rwanda does have a relatively high number of gorillas too which can be found in Volcanoes National Park (Parc National Des Volcans). This park is situated in Musanze District and turns out to be the oldest in Africa. It harbors over 10 gorilla families around its volcano mountains. The biggest advantage Rwanda has over Uganda and Congo is the road network and distance. PNV is just three hours away from Kigali City (Rwanda’s Capital City) and has a good road network that favors all weather conditions. This has made it possible for short gorilla tours that can even last for a day or two. A permit for Rwanda costs $1500 each irrespective of your nationality. This permit is required for all gorilla safaris.
Congo Gorilla Tours
With a permit going for as low as $400 all year round, DRC turns out to be another great destination for African gorilla trekking holidays. It shelters lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park and mountain gorillas in its world heritage site – Virunga National Park. Most of our Congo gorilla tours begin and end in Rwanda or Uganda depending on your arrival point. The country could have a lot of security flaws but this should not scare you. DRC has become much safer and besides, there are always rangers available to accompany you.
Luxury or budget gorilla safaris?
Whether you travel luxury or budget, your experience with Mountain Gorillas will not be any different. The only difference will come in terms of accommodation and transport. I would recommend a luxury tour more to a budget one because of their respective levels of comfort. There is nothing better than having the best moments with these primates and returning to the comfort of a lodge you awesomely love.
Booking your gorilla tour
Depending on your budget, choose a package that meets your needs and inquire about it. If you are satisfied with it, go ahead and make a deposit for your tour so as to enable us secure your permits in time and make tentative bookings on accommodation facilities as well. Give us your choice for your forthcoming gorilla safari holidays and be guaranteed of a superb trek.