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A Guide To Gorilla Trekking
In Uganda, Rwanda, Congo with Kabira Gorilla Safaris
For Authentic Rwanda Gorilla Trekking, Uganda Gorilla Safaris, and Congo Gorilla Tours by Kabira Gorilla Safaris Africa at Affordable Prices. Gorilla trekking tours Holidays – is undoubtedly a unique experience popularly topping travelers’ bucket lists after the classic African safaris. If you want to trek Gorillas then it will require much more effort, time, and expense than a traditional savannah safari. But with all this, many have testified that you get what you pay for, isn’t it what you would want to?
Kabira Gorilla Safaris best specializes in incredible Gorilla Tours Africa; Uganda Gorilla Trekking, Rwanda Gorilla Safaris & Congo Gorilla Tours as tourists Go hiking through dense jungles to see Mountain Gorillas. We organize and run customized Gorilla trekking tours to Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo with respect to our client’s travel needs.
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo with Kabira Gorilla Safaris Tours Africa offers a perfect Gorilla Trekking experience in the popular habitats of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for Uganda. In Rwanda Volcanoes National Park is the only Gorilla habitat as well as Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
We offer a Definitive Guide on all Gorilla trekking safaris to the tropical rainforest jungles of Bwindi forest and the Virunga Volcanoes to see the elusive Mountain Gorillas.
Kabira Gorilla Safaris take care of all (Rwanda Gorilla Trekking, Uganda Gorilla Safaris, Congo Gorilla Tours) Itinerary requirements like Gorilla Permit booking, transport, and luxury and budget accommodation bookings.
Kabira Gorilla Safaris Africa: Our specialty is in customizing Rwanda Gorilla Trekking, Uganda Gorilla Safaris, Congo Gorilla Tours with hands-on knowledge.
With expertise, we organize all Gorilla safari categories including Luxury, budget tours, fly-in Gorilla tours, Gorilla habituation experience, Gorilla tours from Kigali, and many more.
Considering your desires, we can customize just for you a Gorilla tour of Africa that guarantees a perfect holiday experience. Our very knowledgeable team is ready to help you plan, speak to one of our dedicated staff for advice on how to plan your trip.
Update on Covid19: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Mgahinga Gorilla have been reopened for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda. You can now track Gorillas of Uganda. Covid19 restrictions of social distance and other guidelines still apply. so Plan your Uganda Gorilla Safari ahead of time. Ask the Gorilla Tour Expert
Popular Accredited Gorilla Trekking Uganda, Rwanda & Congo
Popularly undertaken are the Accredited Gorilla Trekking Safaris and Holidays which are itineraries that run from 1 Day tours to 4 Day safaris. Short trips are majorly customized for tourists who would want to have a Gorilla tour within the shortest time possible.
Trusted Short Gorilla Trekking Safari Holidays are categorized into different types for instance Luxury, budget, and fly-in safaris. Gorilla Trekking Tours Holidays itineraries for a short number of days are well-drafted for the purpose of Gorilla trekking and yet can still be customized to meet your desires.
Here are sample itineraries that our expert team has customized from experience, you can choose from them or contact us to personalize a short Gorilla holiday for you either in Uganda, Rwanda or Congo.
Genuine Mountain Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda
Gorilla Tours in Uganda are Short trips that run between 3 Days to 4 Days for Gorilla Tours and Mountain Gorilla trekking in the jungles of Bwindi Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. All of these tours start from either Entebbe International Airport or Kampala-Uganda’s capital on a road trip using a 4×4 safari vehicle. Each itinerary can start any time of the year and is open to bookings by solo travelers, couples, or groups.
Extraordinary Rwanda Gorilla Tours Packages
Rwanda’s short Gorilla tours offer the best Short Gorilla Packages including day trips. Itineraries are customized from 1-day tours to 4 Days safaris. Rwanda is the only country among those with Mountain Gorillas that has its city just about 2 hours drive away from the park.
Remarkable Congo Gorilla Tours
Short Congo Gorilla Tours with Kabira Gorilla Safaris Africa offer an opportunity to trek Mountain Gorilla at the cheapest prices in East Africa. A Gorilla permit in Congo costs only US$ 450 which is way cheaper than that of Uganda and Rwanda which cost US$ 700 and US$ 1500 respectively.
Stunning Gorilla Habituation Experience
Bwindi forest is the only place in Africa where one can have a Gorilla Habituation Experience. There isn’t a specific definition of Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris. However, it can literally be explained as a process of training wild Mountain Gorillas to get used to the presence of human beings.
The process involves a team of individuals like trackers, researchers, conservationists, and rangers who take 2-3 years to have a group of Mountain Gorillas fully habituated. During the process, the team visits these wild Gorillas each day and each individual Gorilla is given a name.
After the wild Gorilla Habituation process, the group is put through a mock exercise where a few people visit the Gorillas. If the group passes the mock exercise by portraying what is expected of fully habituated gorillas, then they are opened for Gorilla trekking Holidays.
Unlike Gorilla trekking where a total of 8 people trek a single-family, only 4 persons can go for Gorilla Habituation a day. This makes it necessary to do permit bookings as early as possible; at least 6 months prior.
A maximum of 4 hours was spent in the presence of the Mountain Gorillas during Habituation. This means more time with the Gorillas than trekking that offers a maximum of 1 hour. During this process, individuals get to know much more about Mountain Gorillas, their behaviors, and a lot about their lifestyle.
Two (2) Gorilla families in the Bwindi forest have been set aside for Habituation Experiences. Bikyingi Gorilla family in the Rushaga sector is one of the families available for Gorilla Habituation. The group has 1 silverback, 9 adults, and 9 infant Gorillas.
Bushasho Gorilla family is the other group that is set aside for habituation still within the Rushaga sector.
Gorilla Habituation Experience permit in Uganda costs US$ 1500 for each person valid for one day. The minimum age is 15 years for an individual to purchase a permit for Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi Forest National Park.
Ultimate Bwindi Gorilla Habituation Safari Itineraries
To have an Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience, you will need a well-planned itinerary. Here are sample Gorilla Habituation itineraries to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park tailored to suit all traveler’s needs. We have different safari types that include Budget, Luxury, and fly-in safaris.
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Uganda, Rwanda & Congo
As Kabira Gorilla Trekking Holidays we specialize in planning Gorilla trekking tours, however, our expertise in planning all other kinds of tours has been appreciated. We also plan Wildlife Safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo, birding tours, cultural tours, and all sorts of adventurous trips.
With expertise in all of these trip activities, we tailor long tours which combine Gorilla trekking as well as other safari activities. These long safari trips are referred to as recommended because they help you spend more time and do several other activities.
These trips range from five (5) to over 10 days of safaris. To have more than just a Gorilla trekking Tours Africa, here are sample Long Gorilla Safari itineraries. Choose any of these or contact one of our expert team members for advice and itinerary planning.
Spectacular Mountain Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Kigali
Mountain Trekking Gorillas in Uganda is done in the two national parks of Bwindi and Mgahinga both situated southwest of the country. These are both at the border with Rwanda. It’s just about 4 hours’ drive from Kigali-Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and just 3 hours to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
This is a shorter distance than that of Kampala-Uganda’s capital to Bwindi or Mgahinga which is about 8 – 9 hours road drive. If you do not want to spend a whole day on a road drive and another to return, then starting and ending your trip from Kigali is a perfect option.
Fortunately, Kigali International Airport has daily international flights, and therefore easy to have a short gorilla safari to Uganda from Kigali. Tourists trek Ugandan Gorillas via Rwanda because the permit in Uganda is cheaper and the parks are nearer to an International Airport.
For cheaper and short Gorilla tours in Uganda, start and end your trip in Kigali. Here are sample packages that you can choose from. You can also choose to have your holiday booked just like you want it through our contact form.
All-inclusive Luxury Gorilla Tours Africa
We offer the ultimate Luxury Gorilla trekking Safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. Luxury Gorilla safaris offer the best experience of all the categories. This is because you stay in the top-notch/ best accommodation facilities.
Imagine spending the day in the jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes National Park, or Virunga National Park and returning to a Luxury accommodation for top comfort. Luxurious lodges are designed to offer the best accommodation with world-class services.
What makes a safari Luxurious is the kind of accommodation and the means of transport. Luxury Gorilla Holidays in Rwanda, Uganda & Congo are the most expensive. They are characterized by staying in luxury lodges, using chartered or scheduled flights, and 4×4 safari land cruisers.
Let us help you plan your Luxury Gorilla trekking Tour with a choice from any of these well-planned itineraries.
Extraordinary Gorilla Flying Safaris Africa
Fly-in safaris for Gorilla trekking are specifically holidays where connection to the park is by flight. Uganda Gorilla safaris by flight start from Kajjansi airfield or Entebbe International Airport to any of the three airstrips close to Bwindi and Mgahinga.
In the northern sector are Kihiihi and Kayonza airstrips and Nyakabande in the southern sector for tourists trekking the Nkuringo sector. Flights by Aerolink Uganda take about 1 h 45 m from Entebbe International Airport.
Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Virunga National Park do not have close airstrips but you arrive at Kigali International Airport. Travelers connect by road to the park using 4×4 safari vehicles.
If you want to reduce the time spent on the road, book a fly-in Gorilla safari to the parks. Here is our sample Uganda Gorilla Fly-in Tour Packages tailor-made with visits to other National Parks.
About Kabira Gorilla Safaris Africa
We are a passion-driven Safari Company formed by very dedicated members. We are based in Uganda with agents based in Rwanda and Congo. Kabira Gorilla Safaris Tours helps travelers from any part of the world to plan a personal Gorilla trekking safari either in Uganda, Rwanda, or Congo.
The Company was developed with a passion to deliver affordable yet cost worthy holidays. Our team is flexible enough in tailoring holiday trips incorporating changes in itineraries, paying attention to safety, quality, and budget constraints.
Gorilla types like private tours, Group safaris, student trips, and luxury fly-in safaris can be tailored by our expert teams.
Our ability to create bespoke Gorilla tours in Africa is based on the fact that we have all the latest information on Gorilla trekking Holidays.
Kabira Gorilla Safaris Africa is committed to responsible tourism for conservation and sustainable development. To our best, we use fuel-efficient and well-maintained 4×4 safari vehicles, support conservation organizations, and encourage our clients to follow the Gorilla trekking rules and regulations.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Gorilla trekking?
Gorilla trekking is defined as a hike to the tropical forests of Africa to see the mountain gorillas/Lowland in their natural habitats in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo.
How difficult is Gorilla trekking?
Gorilla trekking involves hiking through difficult terrain, thick vegetation, water bodies, hills, and valleys. The activity can be very challenging and strenuous leaving one exhausted and with a sore knee especially if they are not used to walking for long hours.
Is Uganda or Rwanda better for gorilla trekking?
Taylor Lyn acknowledged that both Uganda and Rwanda and Congo offer great opportunities for gorilla trekking. However, she said that she personally favors Rwanda, as most of the terrain during the gorilla trekking is a little bit more open and therefore it is easier to get good.
Generally, gorillas are very shy and reserved towards people. They will attack only if they are surprised or threatened or if a person behaves in the wrong way. If the human makes an unexpected movement, the silverback male can react with horrific roaring and bluff charges. (so respect the rules and regulations)
Is Gorilla trekking worth the cost?
YES, gorilla trekking is worth the cost, energy, and time. Past travelers have reviewed the experience as unforgettable, magical, and life-changing worth the penny. Despite the high costs, discomfort, and time, gorilla tours in Rwanda, Uganda & Congo remain the best wildlife experience worth doing.
Is Gorilla trekking safe?
Gorilla trekking is very safe – accompanied by an expert guide and the right mindset, your experience with the mountain gorillas/Lowland gorillas will be as safe as it is moving.
Why is gorilla trekking so expensive?
Gorilla trekking is expensive because mountain gorillas are endangered and because of that many people want to see them. The high number of tourists interested in seeing them has forced many governments to raise the price of permits.
There are two gorilla trekking spots in Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Gorillas don’t pay mind to political borders, so populations across the Virungas are relatively fluid.