Gorilla Tracking Countries

Mountain gorillas can be carried out in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo in Bwindi, Mgahinga, Volcanoes and Virunga National parks

Gorilla Trekking Countries In Africa

Gorilla trekking countries in Africa: Are you aware the endangered mountain gorilla trekking can only be done on the Africa continent in the whole world? Most visitors across all corners of the world have moved to Africa to trek mountain gorillas in the countries of Uganda, the democratic republic of Congo, and Rwanda. These countries provide a lifetime mountain gorilla trekking experience and it is only in these countries where the only remaining endangered mountain gorillas are found. The mountain gorillas found in these African countries are one of the two subspecies of the Eastern gorilla (Gorilla Beringei) which is listed as endangered species under the IUCN Red List. The concluded census of mountain gorillas revealed that there are about 1063 mountain gorillas left in the world this census was last conducted in 2018, however, in 2020 a lot of over 7 baby gorillas were born in this region. The gorilla countries in Uganda include the Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda and the activity of gorilla trekking still can be done in either of the mentioned countries whereby you will be able to go into these countries and see these endangered mountain Gorillas in their Natural Habitat. Mountain gorillas can be carried out into two national parks in Uganda which include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Other parks where the national parks are carried out include Volcanoes National park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the democratic republic of Congo.

At Africa adventure vacations, we organize gorilla safari tours to all these countries and their respective National Parks. We have different safari packages ranging from budget, midrange, and luxury to Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania, and if you contact us and inquire what you’re interested in then for us we shall give you detailed information and packages basing on your preferences and budget.

Where best in Africa Can you go gorilla trekking?

In the whole world, it’s only in Africa where mountain gorilla trekking tracking takes place. The gorilla trekking activity takes place in the countries of Rwanda Uganda and DR. Congo. When it comes to the best place or country where you can trek and see the gorilla in Africa, this will entirely depend on your interests and budget because all the countries offer a fantastic gorilla trekking experience. Indeed there is no big difference between Gorillas trekking in these countries in the 3 countries. Maybe the difference comes in the location of mountain gorillas in that both gorillas in Congo and Rwanda are, located in hilly areas with the bamboo forest as the main vegetation whereas the Uganda gorilla in Bwindi and Mgahinga National parks are located in the tropical rain forests with tropical plants and tree species, the chances of seeing mountain gorillas in these countries are high as 98 percent and therefore whichever country you feel like to go and see gorillas then you will be able to see the wonderful mountain gorillas. Uganda has got two different national parks where you can see mountain gorillas in their natural habitats i.e Mgahinga gorilla national park that forms the Virunga block with montane vegetation and Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park with tropical rain forests. This means that you can see mountain gorillas in different vegetation zones by taking a gorilla trekking safari to Uganda.

How much is mountain gorilla trekking in Africa?

In all the gorilla African countries, one must obtain a gorilla trekking permit to be allowed to trek gorillas in these countries. The gorilla trekking permit allows visitors to see, mountain gorillas for one hour, and you must book the gorilla trekking permit in advance because the gorilla trekking permit tends to sell out easily. Africa Adventure Vacation helps you by proving the gorilla trekking permit information to Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda to enable you to plan and book your gorilla trekking permit. If you choose to book with Africa adventure vacations, then you will have chosen the right pass. As long us to tell us is your intended dates of traveling to either of the above-mentioned countries for gorilla trekking, we shall immediately chance for the availability of the permits against your preferred dates and once the permits are available, we shall secure and book for you the permit after you have made the payment. Then we send you the scanned copies of the permit and your particulars for proper record keeping. we recommend that you book the gorilla trekking permit in advance because gorilla permits tend to be sold out quickly and thus you should book in advance early the gorilla permit to enable secure your gorilla trekking place in Africa. You can as well book the gorilla trekking permit 3 months before your actual dates of travel. Paying your gorilla trekking permit price in advance is a pre-requisite for us to make a booking and pay your gorilla tracking permit in time with no convenience.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, mountain gorilla trekking is done in Virunga National Park, Mountain gorilla permit is democratic Republic costs united states dollars 400 per person per trek during the high season that happens in December to March to June up to October and United States dollars 200 during due low season that happens in the months of late March to late May and mid-October to Mid-December through the year. East African citizens pay United States dollars 200  while the citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo pay united states dollars 20.

In Uganda, mountain gorilla trekking safaris are done in two parts of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National and Mgahinga National Park and a gorilla trekking permit cost United States dollars 700 for foreign non-residents, 600 United States dollars for Foreign Non-Residents, and 250000 Uganda shillings for East Africa citizens. Still, it is in Uganda where gorilla habituation experience takes place and visitors spend 4 hours with mountain gorillas and a gorilla 1500.

Lastly in Rwanda, gorilla trekking takes place in Volcanoes national park located in Musanze. The gorilla trekking permit cost 1500 united stated dollars in Volcanoes National Park for all time of the year however there are gorilla permits discounts to 30% as the relief to tourism travel operators. This means that it is possible now to pay United States dollars 1,050 between November and May and this has been done to attract more visitors to volcanoes national park. the condition attached to this discount is that you must have spent at least three days in Rwanda and have visited either two parks in the country including Akagera National Park and Nyungwe National Park at your own cost.

What is the best time to go for Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Africa?

There are three gorilla countries of Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo all experience the tropical and montane type of climate since they are both located in the tropics. National parks such as Virunga National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, and volcanoes national park usually receive sadden rainfall anytime/day of the year regardless of whether it’s dry season or not. The best time to visit to go mountain gorillas in Africa is during the dry months of the year when the trails are dry and passable. The dry month includes December to February, then from June to September. The weather conditions of the park during this period are so cool and dry and trails used for gorilla trekking are clearer and dry as compared to the wet season of the year. Even the vegetation in the dry season becomes less thick since most of the plants, trees shed off their leaves making the visibility of mountain gorillas so clear. Most of the visitors avoid trekking gorillas during the wet season especially in  March, April, May, October, and November because these months presents a challenge as trails become slippery making gorilla trekking in the parks somehow difficult but what you have to know is that the parks are all open for gorilla trekking all the time of the year.

Where to stay during your Mountain gorilla tracking in Africa?

Each gorilla trekking park has got its accommodation facility around or close to it. Firstly, Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park has got a lot of accommodation facilities ranging from budget, midrange, and then luxury accommodation facilities. The accommodation facilities found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park on Budget arrangement include Buhoma Camp Lodge, Ride 4 a woman, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, and Trekkers Tavern Cottages. The accommodation facilities here range from 90 to 100 United States dollars per person per night. Lodges in the middle-range include Icumbi, Rushaga gorilla camp, Buhoma haven lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, mid- Lodge, Buhoma Havens Lodge among others here you will pay around 100 United States dollars to 200 United States dollars per person per night. Luxury midrange facilities include four gorilla lodge , gorilla sanctuary camp, Engagi lodge, mahogany springs camp, Gorilla sanctuary Camp all of which costs ranging 200 to 400 United States dollars per night per person.

Accommodation facilities in Virunga National Park are also surrounded by several accommodation facilities ranging from budget-midrange and luxury accommodation facilities. Accommodation facilities on the budget in Virunga include Kibumba Tented Camp and Bukima tented camp which ranges from United States dollars 90 to 100 for a single person per night. The midrange accommodation facilities around Virunga National Park’s mid-range options include   Lulimbi Tented Camp and Tchegera Island Camp with costs ranging from 100 t0 200 United States dollars a night per person. The common luxury lodge around Virunga National Park includes Mineko Lodge where you will be able to pay around 200 to 400 United States dollars per person per night. The moment you notify Africa adventure Vacations of the accommodation of your choice then we shall automatically book your preferred lodge.

Lastly, Volcanoes National Park also features several accommodation facilities ranging from budget, Midrange, and Luxury accommodation facilities. The accommodations facilities in Volcanoes national park have got rooms that are categorized as single, double, twin, triple, and family rooms that are available for you as you enjoy your gorilla trekking safari. The common and well-known accommodation facilities around Volcanoes National Park include Bisate lodge, Sabinyo lodge, Virunga Lodge, Silverback Lodge, Hotel Muhabura, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Virunga Hotel, Villa Gorilla, La Palme Hotel, Kinigi Hotel Villa Gorilla, Faraji Hotel, Lebambou Gorilla Lodge. The Lodges and hotels are booked based on your budget and choice. Contact us and we advise you accordingly.

Accommodation facilities in Mgahinga National park are presented in form of luxury, mid-range, and budget accommodation facilities. Some of the budget accommodation facilities in Mgahinga National Park include among others Kisoro Travelers INN that ranges from 90-100 dollars a night per person. Midrange range accommodation facilities include Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge, Lake Cahahfi Resort which costs around USD 100 to 200 per night per person while Luxury accommodation options such as   Gahinga Lodge costs around USD 200 to 400 dollars per night per person

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