Welcome to Gorilla Tours & Safari, one of the premier safari companies offering gorilla tours and safaris into Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Join us on an exciting journey to view some of the largest primates on the planet with our gorilla safaris that are available all year round at the most affordable prices. Our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides will guide you on every tour as we search for the endangered gorillas within their wild natural habitats.
TOP GORILLA TOURS AND SAFARI
Cherish an encounter with endangered mountain gorillas in two distinctive habitats in the Virunga range. Immerse yourself in a birder’s paradise, home to half the avian species in Africa. Tackle Grade 5 rapids while whitewater rafting on the mighty Nile River. Learn about traditional ways of life in local villages and on farms. Gain a deeper understanding of history and hope, of humanity in the face of genocide.
We offer a wide range of tours ranging from day trips to long safaris that include several adventures in East Africa.
OTHER SAFARI PACKAGES
See the best of Uganda and Rwanda’s major attractions with our range of pre-packaged tours that will take you to some of the most impressive highlights. From Wildlife tours and stunning primates adventures of Uganda to history, art & cultural tours in Kigali of Rwanda. You can also customize an itinerary to suit your interests and passions, available time, and travel budget. We recommend a taste of all on offer, which is sure to bring you back to the Land of a Thousand Hills and the Pearl of Africa.
Simply choose your adventure to see the highlights of each region firsthand.
You will be allowed up to 1hour for viewing of the gorilla/chimps from when they are sighted by your group. This is ti ensure that the wild animals are not exposed to human presence. Whilst in their presence you will also be required to keep minimum distance from them generally between 5 – 7 meters and your guide will ensure this is enforced.
Packing list for the day; for gorilla and chimp tracking.
-Plenty of water 1 – 2 litters per person.
-High energy snacks in addition to your packed lunch provided by the lodge/camp.
-Spare film & batteries for Videos & Cameras.
-Gloves (gardening type are good).
-Waterproof bag to protect photographic equipment.
-A hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and band aids might be useful.
-A light weight waterproof jacket.
-Walking sticks are made available at most lodges or at the start of the trek for some steeper and more slippery tracks ad may prove to be very handy.
Gorilla tracking timings and conditions very tremendously as the gorillas move cautiously through the rainforest. It is good to be prepared and remember the weather can change with very little warning. The terrain is often steep and through areas where there are no marked paths. It can be very strenuous, it may be just a couple of hours but it can also be full day of up to 8hours or more of hiking in hot, high altitude conditions –Please be prepared for this by being as fit as possible!
Chimpanzee tracking is generally not as difficult compared to gorilla tracking but still can be a hard hike and requires a good level of fitness -especially if you need to follow the chimps which can move swiftly through the forest.
You will be guided through the forest on your gorilla/chimp tracking by the park ranger guide whom you will meet at the briefing point in the morning of your trek. Your guide can help you book a porter (or two!) so that you can track without having to carry the few essential items listed below in a day pack which you should bring with you. The porters are from the local community and very used to the local conditions and can assist in pushing, pulling and supporting you during your trek to the gorillas. They is usually an additional fee over and above your safari cost and you should budget on approximately USD 15 per day per porter as a fee with additional tipping being optional. Porters will stop a short distance from the point you will be viewing the mountain Gorillas. Please remember to take whatever you may need from your bag to view the gorillas.
The age limit for gorilla tracking and Golden monkey’s is 15years (NOTE) and the authorities are very strict on this, kindly make sure if traveling with children they are 15 years or older in order to avoid any sad incidents like kids being refused to track the gorillas!. For gorilla tracking permit availability for a particula date and booking information please do contact us so that we can provide you with updated information.
Note that the gorilla permits are sold on a first come first served basis and it is only at Uganda Wildlife Authority where these permits are sold hence, the earlier you get to us the earlier we provide you with up to date permit availability for any particular date.