Luxury Gorilla Safaris

The level of enjoyment even stimulates more when you book luxury gorilla trekking safaris.

Luxury Gorilla Safaris- Rwanda, Uganda And DR Congo

Luxury gorilla safaris are high-end travel and adventurous safari activities you may book if you have enough disposable income because they are once in a lifetime safari experience. The trekking is more fun when you book with us a luxury gorilla trekking safari. A safari becomes more comfortable when you use the best safari vehicles for transportation, sleep-in high-end lodges as well as other amenities. The advantage of luxury gorilla safaris is that you travel in the best cars with the great side-on view and better sightings, have the best meals, and sleep in clean comfortable lodges. Luxury gorilla trekking is what you should pay for to meet the remaining mountain gorillas left in Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo.

After a gorilla trekking activity, imagine yourself returning to a comfortable lodge one of the best in the country. How about if you used chattered flight from Kajjansi airstrip, Entebbe international airport, or Kigali international airport to the gorilla parks. 4×4 comfortable safari vehicles are also good for a luxury safari activity for they allow you to have great side views and better sightings of wildlife. Don’t overthink just contact us for a luxury gorilla safari in Uganda, Rwanda, or DR Congo, and be assured that we shall make the trip a good one. The luxury gorilla safari package might come out pricey but if you have the funds don’t hesitate to spend more.

Luxury gorilla safaris and tours in Africa

If we are to talk about the best high-end accommodation facilities of all three gorilla countries, Uganda has got the finest lodges. In Uganda, the best lodges for a luxury gorilla safari include Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, and Cloud Mount Gorilla Lodge among others while for the case of Rwanda there is Singita Kwitonda Lodge, One & Only Gorilla’s Nest, and Bisate lodge. Uganda has several luxury lodges but the few in Rwanda are the best when it comes to Africa gorilla trekking.

Uganda luxury safari tours

What other experience can be better than trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park hosting more than a half of the mountain gorilla population surviving in the tick tropical and sub-tropical forests of Central and East Africa countries. A luxury gorilla safari in Uganda would involve using a chattered flight from Kajjansi airstrip or Entebbe international airport to Kihihi airstrip or Kisoro airstrip where you will use a comfortable 4×4 wheel safari vehicle to connect to the park headquarters for a few hours. The flight from Kampala or Entebbe would take you about 45 minutes while a safari vehicle by road transport can take you 9-10 hours.

Rwanda luxury safari holidays

Rwanda is the most visited country as of now when it comes to gorilla trekking. The country increased the gorilla trekking price in 2017 from $700 to $1500 and thousands of people still come to Rwanda despite the high permit prices. The $1500 for a single permit in Rwanda can be used on a 3 days gorilla safari in Uganda or even 4 days gorilla safari in DR Congo. The reason why tourists love trekking mountain gorillas in Rwanda is that there is a very short distance from Kigali international airport to Rwanda’s volcanoes national park about 2-3 hours drive by road transport. The roads heading to volcanoes national park are well constructed in that even if it rains, they stay in a good condition.

DR Congo luxury safaris

Despite the insecurity in DR Congo, luxury gorilla safaris can still be done in the country because there is tight security around the national parks and other places of the country. The trekking can be done in Virunga national park with over 8 habituated gorilla families that are open for trekking. The reason why people love to visit DR Congo is that the country has the most affordable gorilla trekking permits at a fee of $450 in the dry season and $250 in the rainy season. The park also hosts the most active volcano in the world – Nyiragongo volcano

Price of gorilla permits in Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo.

The price of gorilla trekking in Africa depends on the country you are intending to trek mountain gorillas from. Gorilla permits for Rwanda are most expensive at $100 per person, Uganda at $700 for foreign nonresidents, $600 for foreign residents, and shs250,000 residents of East Africa. Lastly, DR Congo permits are the cheapest costing $450 in the high season and $200 in the low season. There is gorilla habituation in Uganda and it’s only done in Rushaga sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park at a fee of $1500 per person per trek.

What is the best time for luxury gorilla safaris in Rwanda, Uganda And DR Congo?

Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo all fall in the same climatic zone. The best time to visit any of these countries for a luxury gorilla trekking safari is the dry season when there is little or no rainfall, the roads leading to the park are passable, and the trekking trails in the parks are dry and not slippery. The dry months are June, July, August, September, December, January, and February.

Meanwhile, gorilla trekking can also be done in the rainy season which happens in the months of October to November and March to May. The accommodation facilities in the national parks offer discounts and some of the parks reduce the gorilla permit fees.

What to pack for  luxury gorilla safaris in Rwanda, Uganda And DR Congo?

If you are packing for a gorilla safari to Africa you need to pack things that will make your safari memorable and these include Binoculars, good quality camera, memory cards, extra batteries, a waterproof backpack, waterproof hiking shoes, long-sleeved clothes, sanitizer, face mask, sunscreen, a hat, a pair of gaiters, rainy jacket, drinking water, energy-giving sack, face mask, and sanitizer.

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