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Gorilla trekking tours are the highlight activity you must endeavor to do while on your Uganda safari when you book one of our Best gorilla safaris in Uganda.

Gorilla Tracking Uganda stands out as one of the most reputable tour operators in Uganda specializing in the best gorilla trekking safaris to Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park.

Uganda gorilla trekking best safaris can be combined with a lot of other thrilling activities such as bird watching game viewing, sightseeing cultural and community tourism among others

What is Gorilla Trekking in Uganda? – What are the Best Gorilla Safari in Uganda

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a long walk into the thick forest of Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park in search of the critically endangered mountain gorillas.

The hike involves getting bait untidy, getting tired, and travel into the bush through the Bwindi impenetrable forest or Mgahinga gorilla national park with an experienced local guide to find a family of habituated mountain gorillas.

Gorilla trekking Uganda from Kigali is another awesome best gorilla safaris Uganda tour experience and leaves tourists with unforgettable stories to narrate in life.

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Gorilla trekking in Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Best Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris in 2021/2022 – Travel in Comfort with Gorilla Tracking Uganda

As gorilla-tracking Uganda, we are committed to providing the best of comfort to all tourists who intend to undertake our Best Uganda gorilla safaris and explore Uganda’s most precious nature. Gorilla Tracking Uganda will always offer the best Uganda gorilla safaris around the country to all sites where the target destination is found.

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3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi

The 3-Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi Uganda Tour takes you to the rolling hills and Impenetrable forests of Southwestern Uganda that are inhabited by the very rare Mountain Gorillas.

The 3-days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi Uganda Tour takes off from Kampala and makes two stopovers at the Equator and Igongo cultural center and then finally Bwindi Impenetrable national park. View Details

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4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Bwindi

The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is has located in southwestern Uganda with a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley.

This ancient rain forest is one of the few in Africa to have flourished and is home to half of the world’s critically endangered population of mountain gorillas. View Details

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5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari

This 5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park tour for wildlife viewing is a great way to have a primate tracking and game viewing experience.

The 5 days Uganda safari itinerary is a road Uganda tour with a transfer drive with a private safari vehicle and driver-guide. This 5 days gorilla tour Uganda is suitable for any kind of traveler. View Details

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6 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari

Your 6 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari, 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari and Wildlife Tour is a Gorilla tracking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and wildlife tour in Queen Elizabeth National Parks

This 6 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari & Uganda Wildlife Tour offers a chance to have the best Gorilla trekking safari experiences as well as have great game viewing experiences in one of the most popular safari park. View Details

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5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari Uganda

This 5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park tour for wildlife viewing is a great way to have a primate tracking and game viewing experience.

The 5 days Uganda safari itinerary is a road Uganda tour with a transfer drive with a private safari vehicle and driver-guide. This 5 days gorilla tour Uganda is suitable for any kind of traveler including those traveling on budget/basic, mid-range/standard, or luxury/upmarket.

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6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Wildlife Tour

This 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Wildlife Tour includes a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife tour with a game drive and boat cruise, and a visit to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

The 6 days itinerary is a road tour with a transfer drive with a private safari vehicle and driver-guide. This tour is suitable for any kind of traveler including those traveling on budget/basic, mid-range/standard, or luxury/upmarket.

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Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

This 7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari is a prime primate tracking itinerary with a visit to Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well as Queen Elizabeth National Park for a Uganda wildlife tour.

Have a chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest National Park, wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

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Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Kibale Forest

7 Days luxury Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

This 7 Days luxury Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari is a prime primate tracking itinerary with a visit to Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well as Queen Elizabeth National Park for a Uganda wildlife tour.

Have a chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest National Park, wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

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6 days Uganda Jungle trail safari

6 days Uganda Jungle trail safari takes you to three national parks– 6 Days Uganda Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Wildlife tour in Murchison Falls, and Chimpanzee trek in Kibale Forest national park – the primate capital of the world.

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8 Days Gorilla Safari Bwindi

The 8 Days Gorilla Safari Bwindi Uganda adventure tour gives you an exciting and interesting view of the tourist attractions in Uganda.

The 8 days Uganda Gorilla safaris tour & Jinja adventure Safari takes you to three amazing destinations, these destinations include; Jinja city, Lake Mburo national park, and Bwindi Impenetrable national park. View Details

Double Gorilla Trekking Uganda

9 Days Uganda primates tour

9 Days Uganda primates tour and wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park take you to three beautiful national parks as well as splendid tourist attractions in Uganda.

These attractions include Kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi Impenetrable national park, and Lake Bunyonyi. View Details

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15 Days Gorilla Safari Uganda

The 15 Days Gorilla Safari Uganda Wildlife Tour takes you for Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest park Uganda tour which lasts for 4 to 6 hours.

The trip takes you to Queen Elizabeth National park for a Uganda Wildlife Safari and Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge. View Details

Where to find Mountain Gorillas for the Best Gorilla Safari in Uganda?

Mountain gorillas are found in Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park Uganda. The Bwindi impenetrable national park is well known as the best gorilla safaris tour destination in Uganda for the gorilla trekking safari activity and is located in the southwestern part of the country.

Bwindi impenetrable national park – the best gorilla safaris tour destination in Uganda is divided into four mountain gorilla trekking sectors and the Ruhija sector, these sectors have an impressive array of luxury lodges and campsites, restaurants.

Buhoma Sector in the North

This is the most popular sector for trekkers consisting of four Gorilla groups that are used to humans. The groups are Mubare, Habinyanja, and Nkuringo, and Rushegura group of a gorilla. It has developed and comfortable accommodation like Buhoma community rest camp, sanctuary gorilla forest camp, Buhoma lodge, and silverback lodge.

Nkuringo Sector
  • Nkuringo Sector.

This sector has Gorilla groups like the Nkirungo group named after a Rukiga word meaning round hill. Accommodation in this sector is cheap and affordable for instance clouds mountain gorilla lodge, Nkuringo gorilla camp, Nshongi camp, and chameleon hill camp.

Ruhijd Sector in East
  •  Ruhijd Sector in East

Ruhija sector has the following groups of gorillas: The Batukura group which was named after the river in which they were first seen and it consists of 12 members including 4 Silverbacks. the sector contains accommodation like Ruhija gorilla safari lodge, Ruhija gorilla mist camp, trekkers tavern mist camp, and Ruhija resort.

Rushaga Sector in the South
  • Rushaga Sector in the South

Rushaga sector is composed of the Nshongi gorilla family, Mishaya family, Kahungye family, and Bweza family group and visitors can settle at the gorilla safari lodge and chameleon hill lodge

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests well known as the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which has lasted for over 25,000 years and contains over 400 species of plants.

More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated number of 400 mountain gorillas which are grouped under 18 families making roughly half of the world’s population.

This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including forest Elephants, several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, a large number of butterflies

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda is dominantly a primates national park located in southwestern Uganda and the smallest park in Uganda but also very influential in the tourism sector because of its abundance in primates.

The phrase “where silver meets gold” is derived from the fact that the park has majorly the silverback gorillas and the golden monkeys as well as several other primates.

The park covers the northern slopes of the three northern Virunga Volcanoes. To add on, the park is 10km south of Kisoro and is bordered by the Volcanoes national park(Rwanda) in the south and Virunga national park(DRC) in the west.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Uganda Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Where to Start from for the Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda?

The starting point depends on the gorilla group to which you have been assigned. Some groups start their trek from the headquarters of the particular sector (Buhoma, Rushoga, Ruhija, Nkuringo) while others have to drive to the forest as the starting point but in most cases, the tourists do not know where their trek will start from not until the day of trekking

Once at their starting point, tourists are supposed to follow their respective ranger guides who will lead them through the thick forest. Armed guards are also provided for security

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What Next After Finding the Gorillas?

After finding gorillas, tourists are expected to observe, ask questions, take photos and videos of the animals though eating or drinking and flash photographs are prohibited

Secondly, tourists should not walk closer than seven meters to the gorillas because they are highly considered to be susceptible to human diseases. This is to ensure your safety while trekking the gorillas

After about an hour, tourists are supposed to trek back through the forest because too much time staying with the gorilla can make them suspicious and uncomfortable about the environment.

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How Long is a Gorilla Trek?

Coming across these gorillas can take the time interval of one to five hours or even more because the trekkers have to figure out where the gorilla has moved to day by day.

The trek is relatively hard but tourists in good body shape and health would enjoy best gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda so much.

But if a tourist is uncomfortable carrying their luggage during the trek, he or she can hire some of the local porters from surrounding villages and they cost $15 a day with a tip for example friendly BATWA community.

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Permit Cost for Gorilla Trekking

In Uganda the permit costs $700 per person and gorilla habituating is $1500 per person. The permit can be got from Uganda wildlife Authority through an adventure in the wild safaris.

The most way of getting a gorilla trekking permit is by going with a local operator. However, tourists are advised to adventure in the wild safari earlier before the travel such that we can check to tell you the gorilla trekking permit availability and thus reserve it for you.

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Best Time for Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda?

It is done throughout the year and gorilla trekking permits are issued day by day but most tourists enjoy trekking during the dry months of the year which are January-February and May- September.

During these months, the land is drier though some little raindrops are experienced it’s more comfortable for the tourists due to the less muddy conditions and clear sky.

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What is Required for Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda?

Tourists are advised to carry at least two long-sleeved shirts, lightweight and waterproof safari clothes, binoculars, garden gloves, insect repellent with DEET, and a good-sized back bag for keeping in all your belongings.

Cameras are also recommended for taking pictures and forever have a sweet memory of unforgettable adventures on the best gorilla safaris in Uganda.

Walking sticks are provided at your respective campsites and lodges by the local operators to enable easy penetration into the impenetrable national park.

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What to pack (What do you need for gorilla trekking in Uganda)

For a successful and safe gorilla trekking experience, cross-check your packing list and ensure that these are included.

Face mask: Pack a medically recommended face mask to wear during your trip as it is a measure to curb the widespread of the novel coronavirus. Mountain gorillas are susceptible to these diseases and therefore they should be kept safe and protected from them.

Long-sleeved shirts and trousers. Since you are going to walk in the jungle where insects can give nasty bites, wearing long-sleeved shirts and trousers is recommendable. Wear shirts, long enough to cover your hands to the wrist…

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Do Mountain Gorillas Climb trees?

Mountain Gorillas primarily live on the ground and spend 5-20% of the day in trees. However, gorillas do like to climb trees in order to play or to harvest fruit. Almost always, gorillas climb quadrupedally and only very rarely do they brachiate or jump from branch to branch. The young gorillas spend more time in trees than adults and like to play there.

Silverback Mountain gorillas do not often move above the ground because of their heavy weight.

These mountain gorilla facts give a highlight what are mountain gorillas and give a highlight of the kind of experience gotten when you go trekking. See mountain gorillas with one of our well planned gorilla tours planned on Uganda safaris or Rwanda tours.

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