Top Places to see gorillas in Africa / Gorilla Destinations

Top Places to see gorillas in Africa / Gorilla Destinations

Africa is renowned for its incredible wildlife, and one of the most sought-after experiences is trekking gorillas in their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking is a rare opportunity to encounter these magnificent creatures up close while contributing to their protection and the local communities.

Top Places to see gorillas in Africa (Where to see gorillas in Africa?)

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda: Located in southwestern Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to roughly half of the world's mountain gorilla population. Trekking through the dense rainforest to encounter these gentle giants is a truly unforgettable experience.

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda: Situated in the Virunga Mountains, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is another prime destination for gorilla trekking. It was here that Dian Fossey conducted her pioneering research on mountain gorillas. The park offers incredible opportunities to observe these magnificent creatures up close.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda: Situated in the Virunga Mountains, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda is a lesser-known but equally remarkable destination for gorilla trekking. The park shares borders with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, offering a unique opportunity to explore the region.

Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo: Virunga National Park, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is Africa's oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is home to a significant population of mountain gorillas. While the region has faced some security challenges in the past, it has been a popular gorilla tourism destination.

Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo: Located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kahuzi-Biega National Park is home to both mountain gorillas and eastern lowland gorillas. The park offers diverse wildlife and is an excellent destination for gorilla enthusiasts.

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3 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi

This 3 days gorilla trekking bwindi trip in Uganda is done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park situated in the South Western area of Uganda on the boarders of Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and The Republic of Rwanda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is attached to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is next to the Virunga National Park on the edge of the Western Great Rift-Valley. With a drive through Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, which finally takes you to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as part of your 3 days gorilla trekking tour safari.


3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Rwanda

This 3 Days Gorilla tracking from Kigali to Bwindi safari transfers you from the Republic of Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park in Uganda. Our company driver guide meets you at the Kigali Airport or your hotel in Kigali town and drives you North of the country via Ruhengeri through the Cyanika border post and head through Kisoro town for an over night in Bwindi forest National Park. On entering Uganda, we can track the gorillas at the Nkuringo, Mgahinga, Rushaga, Buhoma or even Ruhija sections.


3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

This 3 day Rwanda gorilla trekking is a tour safari package that spots you to the gaint mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Therefore this 3 days gorilla trekking Rwanda safari trip takes you to the Volcanoes National Park (Pac Des Volacans) to trek the mountain gorillas. The park is also called Pac Des Volacans found in Ruhengeri - Kinigi in Musanze district in the Northern part of Rwanda. Also visit the Iby'iwacu cultural village for a great community and dance show-casing the Kings Palace and Queen. On this 3 days gorilla tracking rwanda trip, you could become a King or Queen of the day.


4 Days Gorillas Bwindi and Ishasha tree lions tour

This 4 Days Gorilla tracking Bwindi and Ishasha tree lions tour gives you a much more time to look for the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha plains of Queen Elizabeth national park. Remember, though the attention might be more on the tree climbing lions, but the game drive done in the game park gives you more chances of spotting other wildlife, that is to say; Hippos, Buffaloes, Elephants, Baboons, Uganda Kobs, Topis and many more other wildlife animals.


5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chmpanzee Tour

With this 5 Days gorillas and chimpanzee tour in Rwanda you track the giant mountain gorillas in the volcanoes national park and do the chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest national park. The safari also gives you a great chance to visit the kings palace in nyanza plus a great canopy walk in Nyungwe forest where you are chanced to seeing a number of different plant, bird and mammal species.


5 Days Gorilla Trek, Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth safari

This 5 Days Gorilla tracking tour, Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth Safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable forest for gorilla tracking, Lake Mburo for wildlife and an adventurous boat ride and Queen Elizabeth for the tree climbing lions at the Ishasha plains. On your arrival day at the Airport, you will be picked by our trained guide/driver from the African Adventure Travellers and then be taken to the already booked hotel. Depending on the arrival time of your flight, you may wish to rest for a day after your long flight, or decide to start off with your 5 days trip of Uganda the next morning.


6 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Tour

With this 6 Days Gorillas and Wildlife tour in Rwanda you track the giant mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes national park, also visit the Akagera national park to see the zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, baboons, lions, topis, waterbucks with a great boat ride on Lake Ihema. Relax in Gisenyi on Lake Kivu bordering Congo. With this 6 day safari, expect a visit to the Iby'iwacu cultural village.


6 Days Uganda Gorilla tracking and wildlife safari

This 6 Days Uganda Gorilla tracking and wildlife safari takes you through a variety of activities like rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, game drives through the Murchison falls national park, sighting of the tree climbing lions in Ishasha plains at Queen Elizabeth and gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. On the day of arrival at Entebbe Airport.


8 Days Uganda Primates and wildlife safari

This 8 Days Uganda tour, primates and wildlife safari takes you to Uganda's biggest and largest national park the Murchison Falls national park to see a number of wildlife species like lions, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, among others with a nile boat ride and to Kibale Forest National Park to see the chimpanzees, drive through Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth national park for the tree climbing lions and to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for the giant mountain gorillas.

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