Gorilla Expeditions Uganda, Rwanda & Congo
Uganda happens to be one of the countries that have hosted half of the endangered Mountain gorilla species enabling Gorilla trekking to occur, in the different national parks of Bwindi located in the Southern part of Uganda with four sectors for trekking as well as Mgahinga national park with only one Gorilla family. The park is situated at the top of the Virunga bordering DR Congo and Rwanda. Bwindi Impenetrable forest has four sectors having gorilla families conserved for trekking namely Rushaga, Ruhija, Buhoma, and Nkuringo. It will only cost you $600 to trek Gorillas in Uganda, an activity that commences at 8:30 in the morning with a pre-trekking briefing before being led to the Jungle for the quest for these lovely relatives in the wild.
In Rwanda, gorilla trekking is carried out in Volcanoes National Park situated in Rwanda approximately 80km from Kigali international airport making it very accessible and time-saving, it will only take you 2hours drive to reach the Gorillas. The park rangers often start the day with a pre trekking briefing while verifying most of the documents you have moved with, thereafter, you will follow the trail to the Jungle to trace for your relatives who will be carrying on with their daily activities and very unbothered about your presence, Depending on how far the primates have moved, the trek can last for up to 4hours. Carrying out trekking activities is at only $1500
Though with rumors of insecurity and Outbreak diseases, Democratic Republic of Congo still presents to tourists an opportunity of Trekking both Mountain Gorillas in the oldest national park namely; Virunga national park with over 250 gorilla habituated families well as the low land Gorillas in a less popular park of Bien Kahuzi national park, though unpopular to many. Note that Virunga Massif which is a conservation area is the host of this park, Virunga national park is home to over 8 gorillas habituated. Gorilla trekking in Africa is very interesting, however, only 8 permits are available for every day, no flashlight cameras are allowed, an 8-meter distance from the Gorillas has to be observed, silence should be observed and other regulations, so don’t despair, you will only need to make a choice that will work best for you.