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    Gorilla Trekking
    Gorilla Trekking

    Gorilla Trekking

    Gorilla Trekking. Tracking the rare Mountain Gorilla through the rain forests of Uganda or Rwanda will be one of the highlights of your life! The Mountain Gorilla is an endangered species with an estimated number in 2010 of 790. Gorilla Trekking is carefully monitored and only a certain number of permits are issued every day. The fact that travellers are able to they are able to get so close to them, in the impenetrable forest they dwell in, is an amazing feat in itself.

    There are 3 countries where Gorilla Trekking is possible: Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC. In Uganda they are found in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. And in Rwanda on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains. Both these destinations are accessible to tourists. Gorilla Trekking guides are on hand to get you as close as possible to these magnificent creatures.  There are several guidelines to follow when Gorilla Trekking.
    One permit gets you one hour with the Gorillas. All details are highlighted in a briefing before your Gorilla Trekking commences. Walking conditions can be tough with thick rainforest, valleys and steep hills, often very wet conditions and sometimes 5-7 hours of walking before you find the Gorilla group. It is all worth it in the end and most people return from the encounter looking to walk straight back into that impenetrable forest for another round!

    In the words of one of our Gorilla Trekking consultants - "We were so close to them and mesmerized by how calm they stayed and how easy-going they are. It was an extraordinary experience and a powerful encounter!"

    We have put organised many Gorilla Trekking experiences. Browse through our suggested itineraries or chat to one of our consultants who have firsthand experience.

    Uganda

    Gorilla Trekking
    In the heart of the African continent lies the "Pearl of Africa" Uganda. Small by African standards, Uganda is about the size of Great Britain. Completely landlocked, it is a fascinating country with a variety of diverse environments and animals. The most famous of these is the rare and endangered Mountain Gorilla. A Gorilla Trekking Safari in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the main attraction in Uganda.

    Rwanda

    Gorilla Trekking
    This little gem of a country in the middle of equatorial Africa has been known as "the land of 1,000 hills". A watershed between Africa's 2 largest river systems, the Congo and the Nile, Rwanda is a mountainous country with a moist tropical climate all year round. All the greenery and water makes it home to some amazing wildlife and forests.

    Uganda and Rwanda Highlights

    Gorilla Trekking
    Gorilla trekking at its finest on this 8 day tour of Rwanda and Uganda. Starting and ending in Kigali. Your guide will transfer you to Virunga Safari Lodge in the Park National des Volcans for a 3 night stay. Track the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Transfer to Mount Gahinga Lodge in Uganda for 2 nights. Search for the Golden Monkeys. Drive to Bwindi Forest for 2 nights at Bwindi Lodge. For a supplement you spend another day with the Gorillas. Otherwise enjoy the amazing forest around you.
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