Welcome to Gorilla Tours and Safaris!
Embark on an extraordinary adventure into the heart of Africa’s pristine wilderness and encounter the majestic mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Gorilla Tours and Safaris is your gateway to unforgettable encounters with these remarkable creatures, as well as a wide range of thrilling safari experiences in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.
Why Choose Gorilla Tours and Safaris?
Expert Guides: Our team of experienced and knowledgeable guides are passionate about wildlife and conservation. They will accompany you throughout your journey, sharing their expertise and ensuring a safe and informative gorilla trekking and safari experience.
Responsible Tourism: We are committed to responsible tourism practices that prioritize the well-being of the gorillas and the preservation of their habitat. Our tours adhere to strict guidelines to minimize our impact on the environment and contribute to the local communities.
Customized Itineraries: We understand that each traveler has unique preferences and interests. Our dedicated team will work closely with you to create a tailor-made itinerary that suits your needs, combining gorilla trekking safaris with other thrilling safari activities, such as game drives, birdwatching, and cultural encounters.
Comfortable Accommodations: Enjoy a comfortable stay in handpicked lodges and camps that offer an authentic African experience without compromising on quality. From luxury lodges to eco-friendly campsites, we ensure that your accommodation enhances your overall safari adventure.
Safety and Security: Your safety is our utmost priority. We follow strict safety protocols and partner with reliable service providers to ensure a secure and worry-free experience. Our vehicles are well-maintained and equipped with necessary safety features for your peace of mind.
Our Gorilla Tours and Safari Packages:
Gorilla Trekking: Embark on a thrilling journey to encounter the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Trek through lush rain forests, guided by expert trackers, and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of these gentle giants up close.
Wildlife Safaris: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife of Uganda. Explore national parks, including Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, and Kidepo Valley, on game drives and boat safaris to witness lions, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a rich variety of bird species.
Cultural Experiences: Discover the vibrant cultures and traditions of Uganda’s local communities. Engage in authentic interactions with indigenous tribes, visit traditional villages, and witness traditional dances and ceremonies that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region.
Birdwatching Tours: Uganda is a haven for bird enthusiasts, boasting over 1,000 bird species. Join our expert birding guides and explore diverse habitats, from wetlands and savannahs to forests and lakes, to spot rare and endemic bird species in their natural habitats.
Book Your Gorilla Tour and Safari Today!
Begin your journey into the wild beauty of Uganda. Contact us today to discuss your gorilla trekking and safari aspirations, receive a personalized itinerary, or request more information. Let Gorilla Tours and Safaris create an extraordinary adventure that exceeds your expectations.
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.