Gorilla Trekking in Africa 2023 – 2024 (Start Planning Now)

Why Go on a Gorilla Trekking in Africa? Here are some of our best gorilla trekking tours, all completely tailor-made to your requirements and travel wishes:

Gorilla Trekking Tours

5 Days Uganda Gorilla Flying Safari

The Experience

This must-do excursion takes you deep inside the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for an unforgettable encounter with mountain gorillas that are extremely endangered. You will take a flight to the Kihihi airstrip outside of Bwindi National Park after touching down at Entebbe’s international airport. The park is one of just two remaining protected areas where this subspecies of great apes still live in the wild and is home to about 340 mountain gorillas.

Some of the family groupings are used by visitors and will let trekkers follow and observe them as they go about their daily lives from a polite and required distance. Watch out for gorillas roaming through your lodging, the serene Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, when you get there.

Highlights: Accessible fly-in location, Accommodation in a private concession, Gorilla-trekking safari, Batwa community experience

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek

The Experience

5 Days Rwanda gorilla trek will immerse you in the grandeur of the continent’s first national park, which was established in 1925 and was originally made famous by pioneering primatologist Dian Fossey.

From your residence at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, you must make an adventurous trip through the lush vegetation of Rwanda’s green jungle. You observe the scout clearing a path in front of you with his machete. Following a soft remark from your guide, you notice a flash of dark fur against the background of green. You’ve located a group of rare mountain gorillas, which is what you were looking for.

Highlights: Trek to the Dian Fossey Research Camp, Search for mountain gorillas & golden monkeys, Visit Buhanga Sacred Forest, Climb volcanoes & cruise on lakes

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Kenya

In Kenya, the birthplace of safari travel, have a safari vacation. The greatest Kenya trips and safaris combine Kenya’s major attractions with Tanzania and the warm-weather beaches of the Kenyan coast, and they frequently feature Big 5 game viewing, breathtaking natural beauty, and cultural experiences.

Tanzania

In Tanzania, you can nearly always find a safari. In the second-largest nation in East Africa, it has long been a way of life. A Tanzania safari offers an incredible variety of experiences, from the typical savannah locations of the Serengeti, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro Crater to the beaches and coral reefs of Zanzibar.

Zanzibar

The name alone is probably enough to evoke images of spice markets, palm-lined beaches, and white-sailed dhows on a turquoise sea, and thankfully, the reality doesn’t let us down. Zanzibar has long been the epicenter of the Indian Ocean experience in East Africa, located just a little distance off the coast of Tanzania but at the nexus of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Why Go on a Gorilla Trekking in Africa?

Travel with Purpose;

Populations are steadily growing as a result of the money made from gorilla trekking tourists, and scouts who may have formerly killed gorillas and other primates for their fur are now their defenders and make a living by preserving what they once killed.

Exclusive Lodges & Camps;

Some camps provide first-rate amenities like private plunge pools, spas, and gyms despite being located in far-flung wilderness areas. There is enough lodging, from cozy safari lodges to unhurried tented camps, to satisfy all tastes, budgets, and trip kinds.

Convenient Add-Ons;

It is simple to combine your gorilla trekking with an East African Great Migration safari or a beach vacation in Zanzibar thanks to frequent flights and accessibility. If you’re traveling so far, you might as well take advantage of everything that Africa has to offer!

Gorilla Trekking In Africa

Since gorilla populations are only numbered in the hundreds rather than the thousands, even in protected reserves, gorilla trekking offers one of Africa’s most profound wildlife encounters. Because gorillas are so uncommon, trackers can readily recognize the individual names, faces, and personalities of each gorilla.

Top Destinations to Go Gorilla Trekking in Africa

Rwanda

A Rwandan safari’s main draw is the simplest and most accessible gorilla trekking in all of Africa. You are only a short drive from the famed Volcanoes National Park and its habituated but wild gorilla groups after landing in Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali. The late Dian Fossey spent 20 years observing the endangered mountain gorillas on the bamboo-covered slopes of Rwanda’s Virunga Volcanoes, and the filmmakers who captured Gorillas in the Mist also spent time there.

Highlights

  • Experience the gorilla naming ritual Kwita Izina (June only)
  • Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund immersive gorilla conservation events at the Ellen DeGeneres Campus
  • Massage treatments to refresh after hikes
  • Tailor-made safaris for couples, honeymooners, families, and adventure seekers

Uganda

A Uganda safari will meet your expectations if you’ve ever wished to observe mountain gorillas in their native rainforest home. Gorilla trekking in Uganda has grown to be one of the continent’s most moving wildlife experiences, and gorilla populations are expanding. The spectacular Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts a 90% success rate for identifying habituated gorilla family groups.

Highlights

  • Seek out gorillas in the famed Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Photograph endemic birds, butterflies & orchids
  • Gorilla trekking is perfectly paired with an East African big-game safari
  • Guided rainforest walks, or cultural activities such as community visits of the Batwa people
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