Gorilla Tours, Safaris and Trips In Uganda, Rwanda And Congo

Gorilla tours in Africa are carried out in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo because they are found in these areas in the entire world where the remaining mountain gorillas can be seen.

Gorilla Tours In Africa

In Africa, gorilla tours are mainly carried out in three countries and these include; Rwanda, Congo and Uganda. Go for gorilla trekking safaris in Africa in one of the national parks such as Mgahinga, Bwindi, Volcanoes and Virunga. These are the only parks in Africa where tourists can do gorilla trekking so as to explore more about gorillas like their behaviors, forest lifestyle and among others.

Worldwide there are about 1000 mountain gorillas which remained and they are found in Africa. The continent is also a home to lowland gorillas but number is not clear. It is assumed to be about 25,000 individuals. The 4 different gorilla’s species can be seen in the countries such as Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo while lowland gorillas can be visited in Nigeria, Gabon, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea and in the Central African Republic even lowland gorilla can also be spotted in the Congo.

Gorilla tours in Africa are carried out in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo because they are found in these areas in the entire world where the remaining mountain gorillas can be seen. Gorilla tours in Africa are popular activities and rewarding passion as most trekkers have before been engaging in the activity. Gorilla trekking is the process of tourists moving in forest and mountainous areas searching for gorillas since these primates are always moving and they cannot settle in one place and this can be done in 2-8 hours to meet gorillas this is due to their movement. In Africa, there are three destinations for this activity, so it depends to the tourists to choose any destination they wish to trek according to its factors because each destination has its favoring and challenge factors for example the political climate of the region, the price of the gorilla permit of each destination, the accommodations offered in the area, contribution of the particular park to the community and the environmental impact, the authenticity of the experience, word from your colleagues who have visited a certain destination or even the projects of the region you may like to engage in financially or physically.

Gorilla tours in Uganda can be done in two parks that is Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks and the gorilla trekking permit cost 700USD per park. In Uganda Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is the most visited park than Mgahinga. This is because of its favorable factors. These two parks can be accessed from Entebbe international Airport and it takes you just 7-8 hours by road drive or use domestic flights to Kisoro town. You can also use the southern side by landing at Kigali international Airport and then driving to Cyanika or Katuna border which will takes you 4 hours to reach your reserved lodge until the next morning. In Bwindi impenetrable forest national park there are 4 sectors. They include Buhoma sector which has luxury accommodation facilities, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo sector. Mgahinga and Bwindi are among the best gorilla trek areas because the area is politically stable and has a community that is friendly. There are also community projects that might interest you to visit like village schools which provide education to the community children. On top of this visit, one may also visit the community members.

Gorilla tours in Rwanda are known as the most luxurious tours in African gorilla trekking history due to the high price of the gorilla permit which is at around USD 1500.he place has 5 star luxury lodges with affordable accommodations like Singita lodge, Bisate lodge and Kwitonda lodge. Gorilla trekking is done in the Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda and is among the life time experience that is advisable if you are not a budget tourist. You will meet these gorillas within 2-4 hours with a less hectic hike compared to other gorillas in the other parks. Rwanda’s political climate is stable and the security is always tight. Volcanoes National Park are close to Kigali International Airport and it takes only 2 hours to reach the park when coming from the airport. You will visit the Dian Fossey tomb for paying respect plus visiting the former research center for worldly celebrated mother of the gorillas and you will get full information about her passion and her regime of conserving mountain gorillas. In this place a movie called “Gorillas in the Mist”, was shot here. The park offers cultural experience such as Buhanga Eco-park Visit community tours and Musanze cave visit. The best time to visit these volcanoes is during the dry seasons of June-September and December – February as it is the best time to enter the forest and see gorillas.

Gorilla tours in Democratic Republic of Congo Africa are the best amazing experiences among three destinations. Mountain gorilla trekking in DR. Congo is normally done in Virunga national park and it is just 30 minutes to drive up to the starting point of all activities in the park and this starting point is known as Goma town. The Grande Barrier building is where the tourism offices found and it is also the border of Congo and Rwanda. Visitors can also connect to Virunga via the Gisenyi and Goma border through landing at the Kigali International Airport and this drive takes you 4- 5 hours then you cross into Congo up to the tourism office. Gorilla tours experience in the Virunga national park is the most exciting tour with mountain gorillas which are the most habituated gorillas and sometimes are shared by Mgahinga gorilla national park of Uganda, they used to cross between two parks.

Virunga national park is also where a visitor can find a gorilla group which makes like 40 members. To access Virunga national park, you must have a valid visa and valid yellow fever vaccination to avoid disappointments when you are at the country border. This is the only park in the world where there is place for rescuer harmed gorillas and this place is known as the Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage center so a visitor can decide to visit this place, you can also participate in the activities either physically or financially but this is done by only Visitors who are staying at Mikeno lodge. Mountain gorilla permit in the Virunga national park and it costs 400USD and this makes it to be the cheapest park if compared to Rwanda which costs 1500USD and Uganda which costs 700USD. Virunga national park has also Tchegera Island where a visitor can go in the evening after trekking and relax from there. Accommodation in Virunga national park is nice whereby there are options for visitors and these are some of them at the Mikeno lodge, Kibumba tented camp, Bukima tented camp and among others.

Congo is the only destination among the three parks where a visitor has a chance to do lowland gorilla trekking and this can be done through visiting Kahuzi Biega national park. Lowland gorilla trekking also costs 400USD. Kahuzi Beiga national park has a big number of lowland gorillas which can be trekked within 2-4 hours. You are also allowed to spend 1 hour after meeting them and enjoy their lifestyle like feeding, nesting as well as taking photos. Gorilla habituation is also done in Kahuzi Beiga national park. The best time you can visit lowland gorillas for  gorilla safaris and tours in Africa is during dry seasons that is January-February and July-October but in the forest area rain can shower any time.

These parks are secure with amazing staff such as guides plus the well-organized systems at any park you may decide to visit. You will enjoy an amazing life experience in the presence of these amazing endangered animals.

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