Gorilla Trekking Experience

East African Tours are filled with delights of a wonderful journey down the beautiful forests here thus providing ideal delights and travel pleasures. Take back with you memories of a beautiful landscape that surely enchants the tourist and gives the pleasures of a wonderful tour. Known for its luscious greenery and beautiful mountains and hills, which make up tours here, the simple delights of a fascinating land, makes travels here very ecstasic. Add to this the fascinating Virunga volcanoes and the lovely Kisoro valley and you have ideal gorilla tours in beautiful Africa.

Most gorilla tours usually start by a travel by car from and then you would be taken to enjoy the tracking facilities. Once you have spotted the gorillas you would be then taken to spot more. Being physically fit is very important for such tours. Sights of gorillas with small baby gorilla are very intriguing and enchanting. The next morning you would be given breakfast and then travel back to the gorilla spots. You would also be provided with lunch and here you would get an opportunity to get good souvenirs as well as photos. Take a campsite, hotel, or guesthouse of your choice and n take back a flight to your destination.

Gorillas have been unknown for many centuries. But the African region has always been famous for its gorillas.The continent protects four known species of mountain gorillas in 10 countries. These are Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo, Republic of Congo, Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Nigeria and the Central African Republic of Congo.

Where Do Gorillas Live?
Gorillas are found in different parts of Africa. Gorillas are native to Africa and are found in ten countries;

  • The mountain gorillas are found in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. They are protected in four national parks; Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Virunga National Park in DR Congo, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.
  • The Eastern Lowland Gorillas is found in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • The Western Gorillas are found mostly in the areas of Central Afric; DR Congo, Congo (Brazaville), Angola, Gabon, Central African Republic and Equatorial Guinea
  • The Cross River Gorillas are found in Cameroon & Nigeria

Mountain Gorilla Tours

These are the most popular gorilla tour offers that you will find on the internet. Mountain gorilla tourism was embraced in the 1970s but the popularity of the trips to see the mountain gorillas rose in the 2000s. Mountain gorilla tourism is done in only three countries that protect the mountain gorillas. Unlike other species, there are as few as about 840 mountain gorillas left in the whole world. These great apes are protected in Uganda’s Bwindi Forest and the Virunga Volcanoes.

Mountains gorilla tours in Africa are the best ways to enjoy travels to this part of the world. Enjoy the best of travel delights and take back cherishable forest tour memories.  The simple ambience and the natural beauty is what make tours here very interesting and enchanting.

Plan Your Gorilla Tour

Africa has always been a land of delightful experiences and amazing thrills. Bring into your torus immensely interesting and extremely fascinating tour luxuries. Life could not have been more pleasurable and exciting as tours here.

Experience the pleasures of being in heaven through exciting experiences as in gorilla tours.

Guide to Best Times to Visit Gorillas

Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda is all year round. Therefore, all year round is best for gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.  In both countries, you are in montane rain forests – that applies to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Even when you think it is dry season, you can have the night or morning rains – that is why we tell our clients to bring a rain-jacket or poncho and water-proof boots.

Some people want to know when gorilla permits are discounted – it is April -May and November – during Uganda’s rainy season. It is only in April, May and November when Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) sell permits at US$800 from US$1500 but the cost of Rwanda Gorilla permits remain the same.

The Peak Seasons for gorilla tracking in Uganda and Rwanda are June-July-August and September and then December – January – February, however affordable gorilla tracking, the Best time for gorilla trekking just might be in April, May, November due to the discounted promotional permits in Uganda.

The rainy season in Uganda and Rwanda makes gorilla trekking much easier because, gorillas move to lower elevation since there is plenty food to be found during the rainy season and Gorilla treks have a tendency to be shorter in regards to time spent tracking them.

The fact that, gorillas trekking is conducted in forested and mountainous areas, it is advisable to move with rainy jackets, Boots are of necessity and waterproof ones at that.  You will see that many of those guiding you on your Gorilla Trek in both Uganda and Rwanda will be wearing rubber-boots -many clients prefer water-proof hiking boots – water-proof day-pack – long trousers, long-sleeved shirt – rain-jacket or poncho.  The long-sleeved shirt and long trousers also protect against nettles and not only rain.  Be sure that your camera is well protected from the elements.

If you are weak, please hire a porter to help you carry you’re lugged – they are ever available in Uganda and Rwanda. Be sure to have a walking stick which is readily available in both Uganda and or Rwanda.

In Uganda and Rwanda, the low season comes with another benefit during the rainy seasons in both Uganda and Rwanda are the off-season rates of some lodges – especially up-market ones.


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