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Unforgettable Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa


In regards to Unforgettable Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa, Africa is the only place to go for gorilla tracking, three countries represent others in hosting these endangered apes these include Uganda (Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla forest national park) both parks are located in the south western part of Uganda and they can be reached in a drive of about 8-10 hours from the capital city Kampala.

Rwanda (Volcanoes national park is located in the northern part of Rwanda), the Democratic Republic of Congo also inhabit the endangered mountain gorillas and they are hosted in the Virunga national park.


Gorilla tracking activity is certainly known as the most selling activity in all the three African countries hosting these endangered apes and many travelers all over the world get in purposely to trek the endangered apes.  This activity is carried out safely. However, Uganda has over 18 gorilla families 17 in bwindi impenetrable national park and 1 gorilla family in Mgahinga gorilla family national park. Rwanda has over 15 gorilla families all in one park known as Volcanoes national park. Where as Virunga national park has 5 gorilla families.  Uganda and Rwanda are the best gorilla tracking destinations.


Both countries are  safe with no political insurgency. So many gorilla trackers prefer visiting one or both of these countries.  One can trek the gorilla of Rwanda and cross to the Uganda side and trek the gorillas of Mgahinga national park. The safari can both begin in Uganda and end in Rwanda or vice versa. An estimate of 1080 mountain gorillas left world wild-wild. With Uganda hosting the highest percentage.  Over 540 individuals live in Uganda’s bwind national park and Mgahinga gorilla forest national park. The rest  shared by Rwanda and the Democratic republic of Congo.

For one to be among the gorilla trekking team must poses a gorilla permit which is a passport for trekking. Owning a gorilla permit is a guarantee for trekking. But sighting is not a guarantee.  Mountain gorillas are wild animals, they are very difficult to predict since they move freely in their natural habitat as they search for food. Although chances of sighting these apes are very high over 97% and above.


Gorilla permits in Uganda  sold at wildlife offices in Kampala. Sold at a fee of $700 per person per trekking.

In Rwanda gorilla permits sold at the Rwanda Development Board in Kigali and also at Kinigi park headquarters. Rwanda gorilla permits sold at a fee of $1500.

If you need Unforgettable Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa. Uganda is specifically the best country to make your dreams comes.

Mountain gorillas are not like other primates or wildlife species  seen in zoos.  Only  seen in their natural habitat deep into the forest.The activity is very interesting.

Although sometimes tough as it involves trekking through muddy with steep slopes and many stinging plants and nettles. However once you come across these giants, you forget all the troubles you have gone through. Utilize the one hour allowed to stay with the gorillas. While studding as well as taking as many photos and videos as you can. During the search of gorillas, you are entertained by very many forest dwellers. Including elephant, buffaloes, antelopes, bird species, butterflies, and plant species among very many interesting species.


All gorilla trekking activity in each country begins very early in the morning. With a short briefing from the park wardens about the dos and don’ts.  So, after a short briefing, you will follow the ranger guide deep into the forest. To begin the search of these gentle giants who shares almost 98%of human DNA make-up. This memorable activity can go from a half to almost full day.

While in the jungle searching for them since meeting them depends on where they last spent their night from. You can meet them. Doing their daily activities like mother feeding their young ones, breastfeeding, playing, making nest among others. Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other. Marvel at the sheer size of a dominant silverback a moment in life very difficult to forget. Take your time and book with us. Our reservation team is ready to advise you with the best rates possible.

Best of Unforgettable Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa