Gorilla Safaris Tours – Uganda Rwanda Congo Gorilla Trekking Safari Tours.
With only around 880 mountain gorillas left in the whole world, Gorilla Safari Tours are life time safari experiences that you can ever have on the continental lands of Africa. Naturally gifted with the magical sceneries of the rolling hills and the lush green diverse vegetation types inhabited by the peaceful and organized homogeneous citizens, East and Central Africa is the only part of the world that have got the critically endangered mountain gorillas which only thrive in the forested mountainous areas of Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) gorilla safari tours.
Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
About 480 mountain gorillas inhabit an extinct volcanic region called the Virunga Ranges and these reside on the altitude range of 2,300 to 4,500 meters in the hilly areas of the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Virunga National Park (in the DRC) and Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda. The other 400 mountain gorillas inhabit a nearby area of a thick rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park in south western Uganda. Read More
Uganda Gorilla Safari Tours
Uganda gorilla trekking Safaris (Gorilla Safari Tours) are a highlight of all visits done in Uganda and certainly mountain gorillas are the major reason as to why very many visitors take tours to Uganda. On the other hand, Uganda is recognized as a very safe and more so secure country in which you can see these Gorillas in serene surroundings. Read More
Long Uganda Safaris – Long Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour & Wildlife Tours
Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tours – Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris
We offer Rwanda Gorilla safaris & tours (Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tours) such as tailored Rwanda gorilla safaris & tours featuring gorilla trekking in Rwanda`s Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda primates, wildlife safari plus Rwanda cultural encounters. Customise your Rwanda Gorilla safari tour now and enjoy the true African Safari experience. Rwanda dubbed the land of a thousand hills is one of the Countries in Africa offering the life time gorilla safari experiences that can never be got anywhere else in the world. Naturally gifted with the super natural sceneries of the rolling winding hills as well as the lush green country side occupied by the beautiful and hospitable Rwanda citizens, Rwanda’s endangered Mountain Gorillas thrive in the Volcanoes national which is dotted with the Virunga massifs. Read More
The 3 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Golden Monkey Trekking safari is an excellent mini Rwanda mountain gorilla tour that will offer you an opportunity to encounter . Read More
Long Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tours – Long Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris
The 6 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Chimpanzee trekking Safari is one of the excellent safari packages 0rganised by Prime Safaris and Tours Ltd. Read More
The 8 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari Encounter is comprehensive Rwanda Safari tour package that will offer you Ultimate Safari Memories. Read More
Congo Gorilla Safari Tours – Congo Gorilla trekking Safaris
A Congo Gorilla trekking Safari tours (Congo Safari Tours) comes with an extra ordinary experience that is not only got from encountering the Congo Mountain gorillas or low land gorillas but also taking fascinating choice for the more adventurous activities like hiking the Nyiragogo Volcano ,exploring the largest area of primary rain forest in Africa, park taking in amazing wildlife viewing and taking a Cultural walk to interact with the Congolese who are known to have rich traditions that remain important in their modern day world and a real sense of character and charm owing to their French colonial heritage. Read More
The 2 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking Safari is short excursion organized for visitors with limited time to spend on tour and yet interested in trekking the Mountain gorilla. Read More
The 3 Days Congo Gorilla Trek is short but interest gorilla tour that will allow you to trek the Mountain Gorillas in gorillas in Splendid Virunga National Park. Read More
The 4 days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hike is short tour package that offers you golden opportunity to trek the mountain gorillas in Africa’s beautiful Virunga National Park. Read More
Long Congo Gorilla Safari Tours – Long Congo Gorilla trekking Safaris
The 6 days Congo Classic Gorilla Safari is complete safari package that will offer you an opportunity to explore the two outstanding national parks of Democratic Republic of Congo. Read More
In Uganda, Gorilla trekking safaris are carried in two parks all located in southwestern Uganda i.e. the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi with 400 mountain Gorillas has 36 gorilla families and 11 habituated gorilla groups and Mgahinga has one habituated gorilla group which are opened for tourism purposes. Part of the fun of tracking gorillas here is trying to follow them through the dense foliage. You can also get to see other primate species and also under take cultural walk to encounter the rare local Batwa community who were the traditional owners of the land occupied by the two parks before they were pushed way.
Rwanda has one park in north western part of the country encompassing its share of the mountain gorilla population i.e. the Virunga National Park or Parc National des Volcans (PNV).The Mountain Gorilla families/groups in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park are separated into two (2) i.e. those for study or research purposes which are only visited by scientists plus researchers only. Among these include Beetsme and Pablo’s Shida’s which have the highest number of gorillas. Currently (2015), there are ten (10) Mountain gorilla groups/Families habituated for tourism purposes and a maximum of eight (8) individual visitors are allowed to visit each habituated gorilla family. The list of the ten habituated gorilla families/groups that are for tourism purposes in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park include the Susa Gorilla group, Karinsimbi Gorilla group, Sabinyo family, Hirwa Gorilla Family, Amahoro Gorilla Group, Bwengye Gorilla family, Group 13 (the Agasha group) and the Kwitonda Gorilla group. Ugenda Gorilla Family, Umubano Gorilla Group. With a gorilla permit costing US $ 750 per person per trek, part of your contribution goes to conservation of these critically endangered ape species- mountain gorillas. Read more..
Gorillas in the Virunga National Park
The DRC also has a section of the Virunga Mountains Park called the Parc National des Virunga or Virunga National Park where Gorilla Safaris are conducted. But the gorilla populations in this park have suffered a major setback because several Mountain gorillas were brutally hacked to death in 2007. However, in 2012 a census results showed that, the mountain gorillas were doing better than expected despite the civil war raging around them in large part due to the amazing efforts of rangers putting their lives on the line at Virunga National Park.
The in security in DR Congo makes Rwanda the land of thousand hills and Uganda –the Pearl of Africa to be the only two recognized safe and very secure countries where travellers in the whole world can trek the endangered ape species of the mountain gorillas (Gorilla Berengei Berengei) in their serene surroundings.
Gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda, Uganda or Congo offers rewarding life time experience, but you are not guaranteed to see Mountain gorillas because they are wildlife which keeps moving. The trek to where the gorilla groups live takes you through very dense vegetation, up steep slopes and can last several hours (2-8hours) depending on the movement of the apes. The dense vegetation is filled with burning and stinging nettles, so wearing gloves, waterproof walking boots; long sleeved shirts/trousers are a good idea. Red ants are also common, so wear long socks to tuck your trousers into. Gorillas move around so they aren’t all that easy to track and. The gorillas you’ll be meeting are habituated to humans and this gives an account as to why you are able to get quite close to them.
Trekking mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National park Uganda
Some basic rules of gorillas safaris include: You have to be over 15 years of age, You cannot be sick or have any infectious disease, Only one hour is allowed with the gorillas and you have to keep a distance of at least 7 meters, No flash photography is allowed, Trekkers must be fit and well equipped, which includes warm clothing for the wet cool climate high in the mountains among others.
Undertaking Gorilla safaris with us to Rwanda, Uganda or DR Congo is among the rewarding decisions that you can ever opt for. The expert team and the vast knowledge that is possessed by its staff is enough to tailor any gorilla safari package in any of the three countries. The range of comfortable safari vehicles and the wide selection of quality lodges combine to generate ultimate safari memories to the esteemed travellers. Read more