Devine African Safaris is a pioneer in conservation-oriented small and large group travel. We connect travelers, adventurers, photographers and conservationists through adventure gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Gorilla trekking in Uganda, Uganda tours, Rwanda tours.
Organising a holiday with us starts with listening to your fantasies and what you have envisioned as the beginning stage. We at that point make a customized itinerary to make it real.
Our staff are specialists at knowing what is possible, practical and advisable.
Our Gorilla trekking safaris are joined with Community village encounters which submerges guests in the traditions and practices of the local people. The cultural walk visits take in shifted exercises, for example, cultivating, brewing local beers, administering traditional medicines and end with dancing displays by individuals from the Batwa people community.
We offer uniquely planned luxury gorilla trekking safaris, bugdet gorilla trekking safaris, affordable gorilla trekking tours in Uganda, gorilla safari holidays in Rwanda, gorilla treks in Congo, chimpanzee tracking Uganda safaris, cultural visits Rwanda safaris, birdwatching Uganda visits, wildlife experience safaris in Uganda and Rwanda and combined Uganda gorilla safaris and Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris.
Do you want to see the mountain gorillas , but you don't have much time? Fly into Kigali! We pick you up from Kigali and drive you in only 4 hours to Bwindi Forest in Uganda. For those looking to save time, get an excellent view over the Virunga Mountains, and commune with the gorillas, this is the perfect tour.
One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter mountain gorillas on a flying in gorilla safari. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. Fly into the Bwindi impenetrable forest.
This 3 days gorilla tracking Bwindi Forest tour takes you from Entebbe Airport to Bwindi for gorilla tracking.
Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with.
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Fly in for gorilla trekking and penetrate the impenetrable Bwindi forest for once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Join experienced game rangers and penetrate deep into the Uganda’s Impenetrable forests. Our gorilla trekking safari trucks are an adventurous and inexpensive way to see the highlights. Experience a world apart as you encounter the colorful cultures and wild landscapes of Uganda.
During this six day tour you will get to see why Sir Winston Churchill called Uganda "The Pearl of Africa". The beautiful country filled with smiling faces, is not only home to some of the rarest primates in the world. It is actually becoming a top safari destination, attracting visitors who also come to enjoy the African wildlife including Leopard and Lions along with a wide variety of plains game. You will stay in an excellent array of comfortable lodges while on this trip.
This trip will show you the best of what Uganda has to offer. Queen Elizabeth National Park has teeming wildlife and a grassland savannah and Bwindi Forest is full of interesting endemic flora and fauna. On top of this you will find highlights like gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking and the boat safaris. And, as with all our midrange trips, you will stay in an excellent array of comfortable lodges. You will stay in comfortable lodges while on this trip.
Meet eye to eye with the amazing gorillas and chimpanzees of Uganda in their natural habitat, one of Africa's major highlights. This close encounter with these amazing apes is simply breathtaking, also get a close encounter with other diverse African wildlife, beautiful landscapes and amazing culture and if you are a keen Birder, this is the place to be. Experience the wonder of the World’s renown Murchison Falls as it squeezes through the narrow gorge. This tour through Uganda is the perfect combination of nature, culture & animalS.
Enjoy comprehensive game drives, Uganda scenery, with game viewing on the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls NP, Lake Mburo - giraffe, elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, and leopard among others. Track the fast moving chimpanzees in Kibale National Park and the endangered Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi. Enjoy canoes trekking on the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi as well as the unique tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector. This tour through Uganda is the perfect combination of nature, culture & animalS.
All inclusive 15 day Uganda tour and holiday to mountain gorillas, chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls and Lake Mburo and gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
This 15 day safari traces the western Rift Valley in the heart of Africa, starting with game viewing on the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park - elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, and leopard.
Track the fast moving chimpanzees in Kibale National Park.
Gorillas are gentle and mysterious animals that have close relations with humans. But due to unnecessary human activities, these ancient creatures have reduced in numbers. Only 900 mountain gorillas are left in the world. And, you can get a chance to see them face to face only in Uganda, Congo and Rwanda in Africa.
Mountain gorillas inhabit in high altitude forests of central Africa. Their population is split in two, with just one living in the Virunga Mountains, bordering Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and other lives in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.
Africa offers tourists a chance to experience some of the world’s grandest spectacles. You can get chance for encountering with the great apes of Rwanda and Uganda through gorilla trekking tours in Africa.
Gorilla trekking means hours of hiking on narrow footpaths and walk through jungles to see the gorilla. It is a one of the best ways for travelers to see this incredibly rare and beautiful animal in the world.
The professional guide and tracker help you with the forest’s secret paths, in search of the mysterious gorilla family.
Once you reach them, you have the chance to watch the adults forage and groom when babies tumble and play. Witnessing gorillas is truly a lifetime experience. You can feel typically human gestures and emotions while on gorilla trekking.
If you want to go for a gorilla trek, you need to buy a gorilla permit. Also, you should be completely fit to cope up the environmental conditions on the way.
Gorillas are highly susceptible to human illnesses. Therefore, if you are suffering from a cold or any flu, you will not be allowed to visit them.
Gorilla trekking is not a dangerous activity. Instead, it is fun that offers a lot of knowledge to you about these beautiful creatures.
Mountain gorillas live in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bwindi National Park in Uganda and the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda offer you Gorilla trekking. You can also visit Virungas National Park in the DRC for the same.
Are you getting confused about which place offers you the best experience to see these amazing mountain gorillas?
Compare Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi NP (Uganda) and Volcanoes NP (Rwanda) would help you to choose the location on the basis of cost, safety, degree of hiking, availability and so on.
Gorillas live in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda which is just 3 hours drive from Kigali situated in the northwest of the country. There are around 150 gorillas that are further split into 12 groups. The roads to this National park are in very good condition and are easily accessible to anyone.
The vegetation in Rwanda is not so dense, and thus you can click clear photographs here with gorillas. Rwanda recently doubles the gorilla trekking permit charges as compare to Uganda in order to implement high-end tourism scheme.
Rwanda offers welcoming refreshments to the travelers along with cultural dance. There are resorts and hotels where you can plan your stay after long day gorilla trekking Rwanda.
Uganda has 400 mountain gorillas which are further split into 37 social groups and 36 of them are live in Bwindi. The Gorilla trekking permit cost for this region is $600 Us Dollars. It will just take 4 to 5 hours to reach Bwindi from Kigali, and a maximum of 9 hours from Entebbe/ Kampala capital city.
Uganda has more gorillas than Rwanda, thus it has the ability to fulfill gorilla trekking expectations of every individual traveler. Whether you love short treks, or long hikes, Uganda Bwindi has everything for you.
Also, there is a variety of accommodation facilities available near or around the park for both middle and luxury class travelers.
When planning for gorilla trekking Rwanda or gorilla trekking Uganda, you have to be careful with your bag packing items.
It is not something like a picnic, it’s a trek through the forest and narrow paths, thus you need to be preparing well to cope up with any difficult situation throughout the trek.
There are some essential packing items that you should keep in mind before leaving for the trek.
You need separate gorilla permit for gorilla trekking Rwanda and gorilla trekking Uganda. Travelers above 15 years of age are eligible for the permit that allows them to trek mountain gorillas.
You need to purchase this permit in advance, as much as six months. The earlier booking offers you best chance to book the trek and hotels of your choice.
Gorilla families in Uganda are spread over a wide geographic area, so book an accommodation that is within an hour’s drive from the gorilla trekking.
To purchase gorilla trekking permits visit the Uganda Wildlife Authority office or contact Devine African Safaris with your preferred dates and we can help you buy the permits. A gorilla permit in Uganda costs around $600 for a single person.
In Rwanda the single permit allows you to trek gorillas in Rwanda.
You can either contact Devine African Safaris for gorilla trekking Rwanda permit or can get it from the RDB Tourism and Conservation Reservation Office. Send RBD tourism an inquiry email on email@example.com to know about the availability of the dates you wish visit gorillas. If the required dates of your choice are unavailable, you can request them for the nearest available dates.
When planning to go for gorilla trekking Rwanda or gorilla trekking Uganda, your options lie between Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. But, deciding the time of year to visit these majestic creatures can put a big impact on your experience and wallet.
Here is the guide that will help you to plant your gorilla trekking effectively.
You can plan for gorilla trek any time of the year as the gorillas are present all year round, but sometimes rain keeps tourists away. Therefore, the best time for a gorilla trek is depending on you. Above it depends upon permit availability which is less at the peak season of tourism.
There is more rain in November or between March and May, and this time most tourists avoid gorilla trekking.
Thus, the best time for gorilla trekking in June, July, August, September and some part of October. In these months, the possibility of high rain has reduced and it’s sunny in most of the destinations. If you don’t have dates to visit in these months then, January and February are relatively okay.
December is one of the busiest months, as during Christmas time most Uganda’s plan to visit a national park. Thus, book the accommodation and gorilla trekking in advance to avoid disappointments.
If you are in search of the best time for gorilla trekking and aren’t worried about pricing, the dry season is the best. The climate is fairly cool all year round due to increased topography in the country, so you aren’t likely to ever overheat.