Uganda Rwanda Gorilla safari is incomplete without a Uganda gorilla trekking experience. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a major tourist safari highlight. Gorilla trekking alone draws thousands of tourists to Uganda all-year-round.
Several tour operators have come up with a varied range of gorilla safari packages to meet the high demand in the tourism industry.
Besides having attractive tour packages for both solo and group travelers out for short and lengthy trips, Yaneta Safaris stands out for her tailor-made gorilla trekking safari packages. For every tourist, we create a package that matches their unique needs, adventure hype, and income.
Whether you’re the tourist willing to spend more for a seamless and polished gorilla trekking experience, or you are the cost-conscious adrenaline junkie, out for adventure, diversity, fun, and typically wild trekking experience, Yaneta Safaris is the ultimate choice!
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a prime safari adventure. Uganda gorilla trekking tours are organized in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park all-year-round. The two parks are the only places in Uganda where mountain gorillas are found.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is only possible after tourists acquire gorilla permits. The permits are issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. A Uganda gorilla trekking permit costs $600 for foreign non-residents, $500 for foreign residents, and UGX 250,000 for East African nationals. The permit for foreign residents and non-residents will be increased by $100 from July 2020.
Uganda gorilla trekking tours include both gorilla treks and gorilla habituation experiences. For a Uganda gorilla trekking tour, tourists are allowed to spend one hour with the gorilla family once they have encountered it on their trek. While the habituation experience allows tourists to spend as many as 4 hours with the gorillas undergoing habituation.
Like gorilla trekking, the gorilla habituation process requires tourists to acquire permits. A habituation permit costs $1500 for foreign non-residents, $1000 for foreign residents, and UGX 750,000 for East African nationals.
Rwanda gorilla safaris
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is an all-year-round tourist adventure. Rwanda’s mountain gorilla population is found in Volcanoes National Park situated in the north-western region of the country.
Rwanda’s gorilla population includes over 10 habituated families; Titus, Susa, Karisimbi, Amahoro, Umubano, Sabyinyo, Agashya, Kwitonda, Hirwa, Ugenda and Bwenge. To trek the habituated families, tourists need permits. Rwanda’s gorilla trekking permit costs $1500.
When on a Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, tourists can consider engaging in other adventures like; golden monkey trekking, volcano climbing (five extinct volcanoes; Bisoke, Karisimbi, Muhabura, Gahinga, Sabyinyo, are found in the park), visiting the Dian Fossey Foundation, and exploring the Musanze caves.
Congo gorilla safaris
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the only other location where mountain gorillas are found in Africa, besides Uganda and Rwanda. Congo’s gorillas live in Virunga National Park, in the Albertine Rift Valley in the Eastern part of the country.
Virunga National Park has 8 habituated gorilla families including; Kabirizi (19 members), Humba (9 members), Rugendo (9 members), Mapuwa (22 members), Lulengo (9 members), Munyaga (7 members), Nyakamwe (11 members), and Bageni (26 members). A gorilla permit costs $400 in DRC.
While on a Congo gorilla safari, tourists can engage in several other adventures including; volcano hiking (Mount Nyiragongo and Mount Nyamuragira are two active volcanoes found in the park), chimpanzee trekking and habituation, and nature walks.