The Gorilla Trekking Experience
We’ll take you on an adventure into the tropical rainforest jungles of Uganda and Rwanda to track the elusive Mountain Gorilla.
The unique opportunity to see gorillas in their natural habitat is unforgettable, some even say life changing. Expert trackers and tour guides will lead your small group up bamboo-covered slopes for an encounter just a few feet away from these gentle giants.
Where to Go on Gorilla Safari
The volcanic range which spans Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Treks in these areas are safe and relatively accessible for tourists. We’ve been helping make people’s dream of seeing these creatures a reality for many years.
When to go on Gorilla Safari
Mountain Gorilla safaris run year-round, and our carefully planned guided tours are available whenever suits you.
Many believe the best time to go gorilla trekking is in the dry season, which falls between January and February and from June to September. Peak season is July and August. However, if you don’t want to pay so much for a permit you can visit in the rainy (low) season in March, April, May, and October.
How Difficult is Gorilla Trekking?
Gorilla trekking it is not like a visit to the local zoo or safari park. The animals are wild and so could be located anywhere in the forest. It involves hiking for several hours through difficult terrain and thick vegetation. So it pays to have at least an average level of fitness to deal with the strenuous activity.
Tracking Mountain Gorillas is an unpredictable task, and so the time it takes to locate them can range from 30 minutes to 7 hours.
A limited number of tracking permits are issued per day, which ensures the encounter is as intimate and as unobtrusive as possible. But don’t worry, our team will take care of all the hassle in processing gorilla permits, park entry fees, transfers and putting together an itinerary that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. However, it is highly recommended to book in advance.
99% Sightings on all our Gorilla Treks
To date, we have never failed to find the Mountain Gorillas on any of our tours. So, you can rest assured that you’re in for a treat when you join us on a safari experience in the rainforest.