African Gorilla Safari & Chimpanzee Tours : Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari

gorilla up close.

Gorilla safaris are based in Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC, whose spectacular lush jungles provide the perfect habitat for the endangered Gorilla population.

While there has been an increase in the Gorilla population in recent years, they are still one of world's the most endangered species, in desperate need of conservation.

Learn more about these fascinating primates by seeing them up close on a Gorilla trek or safari in Uganda and Rwanda.

Chimpanzee Safari Tours

The main tourist attraction is Entebbe, which is used as the starting point for Uganda Gorilla Treks. Uganda is home to a number of National Parks which boast a broad diversity of wildlife including Gorrilas and Chimpanzees.

Ngamba Island is a short boat trip from Entebbe, and is a private Chimpanzee sanctuary, allowing both overnight and day visits on Chimpanzee Safari Tours.

Chimpanzee & Gorilla Safari Tours

Gorilla family in Bwindi Forest

Rwanda is a land of great diversity and beauty and is famous for its Gorillas. Get to know Rwanda's gentle giants on various Rwanda Gorilla Safaris.

The capital city Kigali, is located at Rwanda's geographical heart. Kigali is blessed with a moderate high altitude climate and is conveniently located within three hours' drive of the main tourist sites such as the Parc des Volcans.

Boat safari at sunset.

If you have more time to explore, these East African Gorilla and Chimpanzee treks visit Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Experience diverse landscapes and spectacular scenery.

East Africa Gorilla Safaris



Uganda Gorilla Safaris

A Gorilla tracking safari is a unique activity and a dream come true for many people. But, you have to be physically fit to tackle a guided trek of this nature.

The terrain is often extremely steep and wet with very dense vegetation. Gorillas can travel great distances overnight and finding them could happen quickly or take most of the day.

Gorilla Safari Lodges and accommodation options to range from lodge, to hotel and tented accommodation you can also stay in luxury accommodation in the heart of the forest with views of the Virunga volcanoes.

Pink flamingo

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Pink flamingoLocated in Southwest Uganda, near Kasese, Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world. Almost 100 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species make this spectacular safari territory.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda

Bwindi National Park is home to 780 Mountain GorillasBwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has more than half of the global population of an estimated population of 780 Mountain Gorillas. Located in south-western Uganda bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo, this park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda is home to ChimpanzeesUganda's largest national park protects a chunk of untamed African savannah bisected by the mighty river Nile. It is named after the dramatic Murchison Falls. Rabongo Forest is home to Chimpanzees and other rainforest creatures.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in UgandaMgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in the southwestern corner of Uganda. The Park covers the northern slopes of the three northernmost Virunga Volcanoes, known for its Gorilla population.
The habituated Gorillas in this park are called the Nyakagezi Gorilla family.

Kibale National Park, Uganda

Chimpanzees populate the Kibale National Park in UgandaThe most accessible of Uganda's major rainforests, Kibale National Park is home to a remarkable 13 primate species. Kibale's major attraction is the opportunity to track habituated Chimpanzees on a Chimpanzee trek safari.

Parc des Volcans, Rwanda

Park des VolcansSituated in the far northwest of Rwanda, the Parc des Volcans is a haven to numerous mammal and bird species, the most notable being the endangered Mountain Gorilla.
A Rwanda Gorilla tracking safari through dense tropical forest also provides spectacular views of Virunga volcanoes.

Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda

Colobus monkey Nyungwe National Park in UgandaNyungwe Forest National Park in southern Rwanda is known for its large families of Colombus monkeys, chimpanzees and over other 14 species of Primates, as well as 86 mammal species. Nyungwe is one of the largest mountainous rainforests remaining in Africa.