Gorilla trekking is an unforgettable, life-changing experience – a unique adventure in the heart of Africa’s most spectacular rainforests. Gorilla trekking safaris trek deep into the rainforest in search of the magnificent mountain gorillas.
The gorilla trek can take anything from 15 minutes to 8 hours, depending on where the gorillas are located. No matter how short or long the trek, spending time in the company of a gorilla family guarantees that the journey will be extraordinary.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and DRC:
There are four locations in three different countries in central Africa, where one can embark on the gorilla trek adventures:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rwanda and Uganda not only offer safe and secure gorilla trekking, but also play host to a variety of other indigenous wildlife encounters and attractions (e.g. chimpanzee and golden monkey trekking, birding, unique fauna & flora, cultural and community projects).
Spending an hour in the company of mountain gorillas is one of earth’s most exclusive wildlife adventures. With only 650 mountain gorillas remaining, they face the unfortunate threat of extinction.
Mountain gorillas are identified at once by their long glossy coats which help to keep them warm and dry in the chilly mountain forests they inhabit. Gorillas live in stable family units which are led by a dominant silverback, whose main role is to protect the well-being of his family. A typical mountain gorilla family is comprised of a silverback, his females, black-backs, juveniles and infants.
Gorilla trekking with XA nini African Wildlife Safaris
Lisa Marsden, owner of XA Wildlife Safaris, comes accredited with a wealth of knowledge about the gorillas and gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda. Her renowned expertise is a product of her accrued travel experience over the years in the Uganda region. She enjoys the challenge of creating and customizing tours.
Not only are the safaris to Uganda personally led by her, but her proficiency and resourcefulness has enabled her to build up networks and relations with many of the guides, trackers and porters, all of whom serve to enrich your experience and make your gorilla trek truly exceptional.
Other safari tours in Africa with XA nini African Wildlife Safaris
Botswana tours to the Okavango Delta, Linyanti, Chobe, Central Kalahari & Mgadigadi regions.
Safaris in Zambia along the mighty Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa National Parks.
Safaris in Kenya to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Samburu, coastal resorts of Lamu, Mombasa and Malindi
Safaris in South Africa in the famous Kruger National Park, the adjoining Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and Timbivati Private Game Reserve. Malaria free safaris to the Madikwe, Shamwari, Blaauwbosch and Samara Private Game Reserves.
Africa is a continent of exceptional diversity
and beauty. From pristine beaches, to expansive savannah grasslands,
rain forests and deserts. Natural Wonders of the World and
exceptional mountain ranges.
Consider a tailor-made safari with XA! nini African Wildlife
Safaris to Africa. It’s a once in a lifetime journey
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DID YOU KNOW
The collective name for a group of mountain gorillas is called a "band".
“Besides seeing all the wonderful animals (all five of the big five) we were so impressed with how pleasant and accommodating all the people of South Africa, Botswana and Zambia were. They couldn't do enough to make our trip pleasant and special. Also, all the plans we made came off without a hitch, including 11 flights. Everything was on time and no problem. My personal testimony to the quality of the food was that I put on five pounds and enjoyed every moment of it. Lisa, you did an incredible job of planning our trip to take into account all of our requests.
Thank you for making our trip the best ever."