In the tropical rainforests of the Virunga Mountains in central and, East Africa is where you can find these rare and endangered primates (mountain gorillas). In the whole world mountain gorillas can only be found in 3 countries and these are Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park, and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) mountain gorillas are found in Virunga National Park. DRC has another different species of gorillas the Lowland gorillas in the Kahuzi Biega National Park.
Trekking mountain gorillas in any of the three countries, one needs to acquire a gorilla permit which is sold at 1500$ per permit in Rwanda, 700$ per permit in Uganda, and in DRC they are sold at 400$ per permit. Since gorilla trekking is the highlight of the safari to these three African countries, this makes gorilla permits to be on high demand yet there are limited permits printed per day, so it’s advisable to book your gorilla permit in advance in case you planning to go for gorilla trekking safari in the region.
Booking gorilla permits yourself can be a bit difficult, the thing which will need you to contact a local tour company to help you book a gorilla permit in case you planning to a self-drive gorilla safari. Among the most trusted safari company we can recommend in the region, there is African Jungle Adventure Ltd one of the leading and trusted tour and travel companies with many years in the tourism business. You can visit their website (www.africanjungleadventures.com) and read more about their services.
Choosing to go gorilla trekking in any of these three countries, you will get a chance to see other different wildlife that co-excite with the mountain gorillas in these think jungle for example these forests are home to dozens of different primates, and bird species.
A gorilla safari in any of the 3 is also perfect for you in case you have your interest in bird watching. The region is blessed with over 1,000 species of bird and offers incredible bird watching opportunities and it is possible to see over 300 species of these birds on a single tour package depending on the duration of your stay.
There are various tourist activities that will enhance your safari experience after gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Uganda, or DRC. Such activities incorporate; wild game viewing in other national parks where you will get a chance to see animals of different sizes and types, for example, warthogs, buffalos, elephants, lions, impalas, hippos, leopards, and giraffes, and in addition to that there are also cultural tours where you will learn more about Africa culture and their way of life, a boat cruise is another activity you can enjoy after gorilla trekking where you will see different water-loving animals and birds, primates tracking where you will enter the forest in search for different primates like mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, monkeys, among others bird watching tours among other activities.
African Jungle Adventure Ltd has been in the tourism business since 2001, therefore we have excellent skills and experience in organizing safari packages to all the safari destinations in the region and our professional staff can tailor design your safari according to your particular interests, time, and budget.
We also offer all kinds of safari from budget to mid-range/deluxe and luxury, private, group, short duration or long duration safaris; simply let us know and cooperate with us to help you in giving the information you need to make the best choice among the different tour activities to include on your travel itinerary.
We have our main offices in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, Plot 5 Kimathi Avenue, and a sales office in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. We do offer affordable safaris in Rwanda, Uganda, and DR Congo. For more information on safari availability, travel quotation, tour information, or safari booking please write to us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Gorilla trekking in Africa
Gorilla trekking is a unique type of safari found only in the 3 East Africa countries namely Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gorilla trekking/tracking is the process of tourists entering the think jungle of Virunga mountains found in east and central Africa or in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of the mountain gorillas. This adventurous activity needs a tourist to be at least somehow physically fit because it involves hiking, walking in the thick forest and it’s somehow tiresome because the time spent when tracking for these primates is unpredictable but is between 2 -8 hours depending on where the mountain gorillas spent the last night and their movement in search for food in this thick jungle.
Self-drive Gorilla trekking in Africa
It’s also possible for a tourist to go self-drive in the region, this is when you hire a safari vehicle from any of the reputable car rental companies like Rental Cars Uganda Ltd, Safari Car Rental Uganda Ltd, 4×4 Self Drive Africa Ltd, 4×4 Uganda Ltd, and others. You can book a 4×4 safari vehicle in any of the 3 gorilla destinations with one of these car rental companies and they can also help you book gorilla trekking permits and you find them on the day you will pick the rental car.