Gorilla Trekking Uganda, Rwanda and Congo – Guide on Everything You Need to Know

Kabira Gorilla Safaris Tours, Gorilla Trekking Holidays in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo

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 on incredible Gorilla trekking Holidays 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 in respect to our clients travel needs. 

Trekking Gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo with Kabira Gorilla Safaris Tours offers a perfect 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 trips take care of all itinerary requirements like Gorilla Permit booking, transport, and luxury and budget accommodation bookings

Our specialty is in customizing Gorilla tracking safari holidays in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo 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 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. 

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Popular Gorilla Trekking Tours Itineraries 

Popularly undertaken are the short Gorilla trekking safaris 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.

These Short Gorilla Safari Holidays itineraries are categorized in different types for instance Luxury, budget and fly in safaris. All of these Gorilla trekking itineraries for 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.

2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda

2 Days Gorilla tour Rwanda for a gorilla trekking experience in a 2 days 1 night tour. This 2 Day Gorilla trek Rwanda is a short Gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda.

Congo Gorilla Tour

3 Days Congo Gorilla tour from Kigali could be the cheapest 3 Days Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Africa. Congo sells cheapest Gorilla permits.

3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda is the best short Gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park found within the Virunga massif which is a chain of 8 volcanoes.

3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda is the best short Gorilla trekking safari to Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi Uganda

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi is a short memorable Uganda Gorilla holiday to trek Mountain Gorillas – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Short Uganda Gorilla Trekking Itineraries 

Short Gorilla Safaris in Uganda are trips that run between 3 days to 4 days for 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 open to bookings by solo travelers, couples or groups.

UGANDA GORILLA SAFARIS LUXURY

4 Days Gorilla trekking Safari Bwindi & Lake Bunyonyi tour is a short memorable Uganda Gorilla trekking safari and tour on Lake Bunyonyi.

4 Days Double Uganda Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking Bwindi isn’t only a short Uganda Gorilla trekking safari but double (2 times) Gorilla tracking experience.

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi & Batwa Experience

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda & Batwa Experience is an amazing well planned short Gorilla trekking tour with a Batwa cultural.

3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda & Batwa Cultural Tour

3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda and Batwa cultural tour is a Gorilla trekking a cultural experience blended to Mgahinga Park. 

Short Rwanda Gorilla Tours Itineraries 

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.

1 Day Gorilla trek Rwanda

1 Day Gorilla trek Rwanda is the shortest Gorilla trekking tour in Rwanda lasting just one day starting and ending in Kigali City. One Day Rwanda Gorilla tour

3 Days Gorilla trekking Rwanda

3 Days Gorilla trekking Rwanda is one perfect short Gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda for 3 days and 2 nights at Volcanoes National Park.

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla safari tour

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla safari and Golden Monkey trekking is a memorable one that goes beyond just seeing the Mountain Gorillas but learning history.

Short Congo Gorilla Tours Itineraries 

Short Congo Gorilla Tours with Kabira Gorilla Safaris 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.

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 spent in the presence of the Mountain Gorillas during Habituation. This means more time with the Gorillas than trekking that offers maximum 1 hour.  During this process, individuals get to know much more about Mountain Gorillas, behaviors and a lot about their lifestyle. 

Two (2) Gorilla families in Bwindi forest have been set aside for Habituation Experiences. Bikyingi gorilla family in Rushaga sector is one of the families available for Gorilla Habituation. The group has 1 silver back, 9 adults and 9 infant gorillas.

Bushasho Gorilla family is the other group that is set aside for habituation still within Rushaga sector.

Gorilla Habituation Experience permit in Uganda costs US$ 1500 for each person valid for one day. Minimum age is 15 years for an individual to purchase a permit for Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi Forest National Park.

Bwindi Gorilla Habituation Safari Itineraries 

To have a 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 travelers need. We have different safari types that include Budget, Luxury and fly in safaris.

Recommended Gorilla Tour Itineraries (Long tours)

As Kabira Gorilla Safaris 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 safaris. To have more than just a Gorilla trekking Holiday, here are sample Long Gorilla Safari itineraries. Choose any of these or contact one of our expert team members for advice and itinerary planning.

Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Kigali 

Trekking Gorillas in Uganda is done in the two national parks of Bwindi and Mgahinga both situated south west 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 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.

Luxury Gorilla Tours 

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 with 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.

Gorilla Fly in Safaris 

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 is Kihiihi and Kayonza airstrips and Nyakabande in the southern sector for tourists trekking the Nkuringo sector. Flights by Aerolink Uganda take about 1h 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 are our sample packages to all of the 4 parks.

About Kabira Gorilla Safaris 

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 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 is based in the fact that we have all the latest information on gorilla trekking. 

Kabira Gorilla Safaris 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.

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