Gorilla Trekking Safaris Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo, Gorilla Safaris Africa

Gorilla trekking in Africa is one of the most prominent safari activities carried out by many travelers interested in Gorilla trekking Adventures in Africa in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo.

Book a Gorilla Safaris to enjoy remarkable Gorilla Trekking Safari Tours as you track the Mountain Gorillas and Eastern Lowland Gorillas of Africa.

Things To Know About Mountain and Lowland Gorillas in Africa

7 Facts About Gorillas in Africa

  • Gorillas are Primates living in the various Montane Forest Vegetation.
  • They Are distributed into various types which include; Mountain Gorillas, Eastern Lowland Gorillas, Western Lowland Gorillas, Cross River Gorillas.
  • the Lowland Gorillas inhabit the Lowland areas and swampy terrain vegetation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Mountain Gorillas inhabit the thick forest vegetation and highland areas in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo.
  • They are vegetarians feeding on fruits, vegetables candid insects annually.
  • These live together hierarchically in groups with a Silver back leading the group, defending it from any danger.
  • He is followed by adult females, black backs/young gorillas which are followed by the juveniles/ infant.

Gorilla Trekking Process in Africa

Gorilla trekking involves transferring through thick forest vegetation searching for the rare species of Gorillas for a period of 3-5 hours depending on the current location of the Gorillas.

You will transfer in groups of 8 with a skilled ranger guide who will inform you about the Gorillas then you will proceed through the forest from one place to another and when you meet them you will stay in their presence for a period of one hour.

In Uganda, these are tracked and viewed in two National parks i.e Bwindi Forest National Park and Mgahinga National park where as in Rwanda these can be tracked in Volcanoes National Park and DR Congo in Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National Park.

Cost of Gorilla Trekking Permit in Africa

The Gorilla Trekking Permit costs US $600 per person in Uganda at Bwindi Forest National park and Mgahinga National Park, US $1500 per person in Rwanda at Volcanoes National park and US $400 per person in DR Congo at Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National Park.

The Best Time to Go Gorilla Trekking in Africa

Travelers around the world can transfer to track the Gorillas anytime around the year although the best time to track these primates is during the short rain or dry season in the months of January to February then June to September.

 What to Wear For Gorilla Trekking in Africa

When preparing to Go for Gorilla trekking, pack and carry the following trekking gear to enjoy the best Gorilla Trekking Safari Adventures.

  • Long Sleeved Denim Shirt/ T-shirt: this will cover the arms to protect you from being pierced by wild plants, bush thorns, insects, and morning mist/chill.
  • Rain Jacket:  this will protect you from the rain due to the fact that it rains anytime around the equator.  So carry a cheap poncho/ light jacket for the best Gorilla Adventures.
  • Long pants/ trouser not jeans: these will protect you from thorns, branches.
  • Light Weight Boots: these will enable navigate flexibly along the steep terrain as you track the rare species of Gorillas in their natural vegetation habitat.
  • Building/Gardening gloves: these are made of cotton and should be padded along the palms and fingers to protect them since touching the various vines is inevitable.
  • Cap/hat
  • Waterproof plastic bag; this to help keep the camera/film
  • Camera without a flash

             

Gorilla Families In Uganda

Enjoy remarkable Mountain Gorilla trekking Tours in Uganda at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park and Mgahinga National Park both located after Kisoro Town in the South West of Uganda. The Mountain Gorilla Families in Bwindi Forest are distributed into sectors i.e Buhoma Sector with Mubare, Habinyanja and Rushegura Gorilla Groups, Rushaga Sector with Mishaya, Nshongi, Kahungye, Busingye and Bweza Gorilla Groups, Ruhija Sector with Bitukura, Kyaguliro and Oruzogo Gorilla Groups and the Nkuringo Sector with the Nkuringo Gorilla Group. The Gorilla trekking permit costs US $600 per person.

Mubare Group

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Visit Bwindi Forest National Park in the Buhoma sector to spot the Mubare Gorilla group.

Rushegura Group

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Rushegura Gorilla group is such an exciting group to interact with at Bwindi National Park.

Habinyanja Group

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The Habinyanja Gorilla Group was first seen around a swamp in Bwindi Forest N Park.

Mishaya Group

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Being first spotted around Mishaya Village, Mishaya Gorilla Group which wanders around.

Nshongi Group

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This group is located strategically at the river giving visitors amazing Gorilla Adventure Tours.

Busingye Group

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Busingye Gorilla Group has 9 members with Silver back Busingye leading the group.

Kahungye Group

Under the leadership of Silver back Gwigi, the group consists of 13 members worth seeing.

Bweza Group

Bweza Gorilla Group is exciting to see due to their social ways & care for each other.

Bitukura Group

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Being named after the beautiful River Bitukura, the group is very peaceful and calm to watch.

Kyaguliro Group

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Kyaguliro Gorilla Group was habituated for study/research purposes for data about Gorillas.

Oruzogo Group

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With 23 members, the Oruzogo Gorilla group is such an exciting group to trek in Bwindi.

Nkuringo Group

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Nkuringo Gorilla Group is the most challenging Gorilla Group to track due to its location in hills.

                                                                     

Gorilla Families in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is very remarkable to experience in Rwanda at Volcanoes National park in Ruhengeri District and the Gorilla Trekking Permit to Volcanoes costs US $1500 per person. There are 10  Gorilla Families in the park include; Susa group, Umubano, Ugenda, Sabinyo, Hirwa, Karisimbi, Amahoro, Bwengye, Kwitonda and Group 13 “Agasha group”

Susa Group

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Visit Rwanda's Volcanoes National park to track this exceptional Gorilla group within the tropical vegetation.

Umubano Group

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With 11 individuals under a ruling silver back, Umubano Gorilla Group is reliable for tracking.

Ugenda Group

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This group is found in the region of Karisimbi with 11 individuals and is quite  difficult to track.

Sabinyo Group

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Named after Sabinyo volcano, this group is easy to track due to its location close to the park.

Hirwa Group

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Created due to the existence of two different groups, the hirwa group is the best to encounter on safaris.

Karisimbi Group

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Located along Mt. Karisimbi Volcano, the group has 15 members to watch on Gorilla Tour.

Amahoro Group

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This group is very peaceful under Silver back Ubumwe with 17 members that are calm.

Bwenge Group

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Situated along the slopes of Mount Karisoke with 11 members the group is exciting to track.

Kwitonda Group

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With 18 members under Silver back Kwitonda, the group is challenging to track on Gorilla Tour.

Agasha Group-Group 13

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Enjoy tracking the Gorillas in Rwanda by visiting to watch the Agasha Gorilla Group in Volcanoes.

                                                                     

Gorilla Families In Congo

Gorilla Trekking in the Democratic Republic of Congo is also exceptional and way cheaper than in Uganda and Rwanda making the Gorilla Trekking Permit cost US $400 per person. These are tracked in Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National Park in DR Congo.

Kabirizi Group

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Track the Gorillas of DR Congo as you watch the Kabirizi Gorilla Group for the best Gorilla Tours.

Humba Group

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The Humba Gorilla Group consists 16 Gorilla individuals with Silver back Humba leading.

Rugendo Group

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Rugendo Gorilla Group is a very exciting Gorilla Group to track in Virunga National Park Congo.

Mapuwa Group

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Mapuwa Gorilla Group comprises of 15 Gorilla individuals with Silver back Mapuwa leading.

Lulengo Group

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Located in Virunga National Park DR Congo, Lulengo Gorilla group is worth tracking.

Muyanga Group

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Muyanga Gorilla Group is suitably located near Bukima sector offering amazing Gorilla Tours.

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