African Gorilla Safari and Chimpanzee Tours | Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Treks
Gorilla safaris are based in Rwanda and Uganda, 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.
Rwanda Gorilla Safaris
Rwanda is a land of great diversity and beauty. Get to know Rwanda's gentle giants on Gorilla treks. The capital city Kigali, is located within three hours' drive of the main tourist sites such as the Parc des Volcans.
Uganda Gorilla Safaris
Entebbe is used as the starting point for Uganda Gorilla Treks. Uganda is home to a number of beautiful National Parks which boast a broad diversity of wildlife including Gorillas and Chimpanzees.
Gorilla Safari Lodges
Gorilla Safari Lodges and accommodation options range from lodge, to hotel and tented camps – you can also stay in accommodation in the heart of the forest with views of the Virunga volcanoes.
East Africa Gorilla Safaris
If you have more time to explore, these East African Gorilla and Chimpanzee treks let you experience traditional Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safaris before trekking the jungles in search of Gorillas.
Gorilla Tracking 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.
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Located 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 National Park, Uganda
Bwindi 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
Uganda'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 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
The most accessible of Uganda's major rainforests, Kibale National Park is home to a remarkable 13 primate species. The major attraction is tracking habituated Chimpanzees on a Chimpanzee trek in Kibale.
Parc des Volcans, Rwanda
Situated 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
Nyungwe 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.