The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

Posted by on November 29, 2019

The Best Value-Priced Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris that are Value Priced using Comfortable Mid-Range Lodges


The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in UgandaBest Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda.  Value+ Midrange Gorilla Trekking Safaris that used mid-range Lodges with your comfort in mind, select, experienced Driver Guides that will introduce you to the Pearl of Africa, its primates, wildlife, birds, culture, and people.

Gorilla Trekking is a one-of-a-kind lifetime experience in Uganda or Rwanda. Many paths lead to the Gorilla Trekking Grail. 

Make Gorilla Trekking a part of your time in Africa, and we have a safari that is just right for you, if you do not see it, we will create it for you.  Permits, Full-Board Lodging,

We also offer the one of a kind Value+ Midrange Gorilla Habituation Experience Safaris in the Rushaga Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda-1500 USD for Permits.

In Uganda, you can trek the Gentle Giants of the forest in two parks, Mgahinga Gorilla Park, which means trekking Gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes and the Afro-Montane Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is safe and secure, and a must-do on most bucket lists. 

Please note that all of our Safaris listed here are private Value+ Midrange Safaris designed for you and your group of family or friends. 

Why do we not offer so-called Cheap Gorilla Safaris:The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

It is about your experience. It is the quality of the overall safari. Many gorilla tour operators might provide you with a budget or shoestring Safari at a lesser price. All we can say is to remember “the Yugo.” The cheapest car ever made but also the vehicle that gave its owner the most problems.

We have been in Gorilla Tourism for over a decade, and we know that most are looking for a Gorilla Trekking Safari. They want a room with a bathroom, they want decent food, they want service that is responsive to their needs. That is what we give our clients on a Safari. You might find a safari for one-hundred dollars less, but it less that you will get.

With us, you have a private Value+ midrange Safari. Before and after the Gorilla Trek, you have your own Banda (cottage) with a bath. Sumptuous meals and attentive service. Your experienced driver-guide is attentive to your needs and wishes.


The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in UgandaWhere to Start your Gorilla Trekking Safari?

Over 70% of our Clients fly into Kigali – Rwanda and trek Gorillas in Uganda. After Gorilla Trekking, most continue to include the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth and the Chimpanzees in Kibale, flying out of Entebbe, Uganda.

The Fly into Rwanda and Trek in Uganda also is a great money-saving alternative to an expensive roundtrip flight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from Entebbe, which can exceed 500 USD a person.

Drive-Time from Kigali to Mgahinga Gorilla Park is 3- hours plus, to the Southern Area of Bwindi Forest, it is 4-hours plus with the Bwindi Express. We will assist you in determining what is best for you.

Gorilla Permit Availability: The peak season months of July, August, and September hare often sold ahead of time. There are permits here and there but not in abundance.  We suggest that you act in a timely fashion. Otherwise, you might have an itinerary, but no permit. 

The bright spots in permit availability are from the end of September to December, and there is always 2020.  Permit Prices will be increased to $700 effective July 1, 2020. That is a measured raised without greed.


Value+ Mid-Range Priced Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda


The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda3 Day  Gorilla Tracking Safari Buhoma- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

Here is a private Gorilla tracking Safari with mid-range Lodging and is a full-board safari. It includes bottled water in the vehicle and lunches on the road. The gorilla permit is in the price of the safari.

This moderately priced Gorilla Trekking Safari takes place in the Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  Buhoma is the closest gorilla trekking area to Kampala and Entebbe.  It is, however, still a shorter drive coming from Kigali, Rwanda, to Buhoma.

It was the first area of the park developed for Gorilla Trekking Tourism, and today it is the most developed area of the park.

If Permits are not available in the Buhoma area, then for this Safari, the trekking will be done in the Ruhija area of the park.


The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda3-Day Rushaga Area of Bwindi Forest – Gorilla Trekking Safari:

The Rushaga area is the best in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest southern region. The Southern Area of Bwindi has 6 Gorilla Groups that can be visited on a Gorilla Trek.  It translates into 48 permits per day,

The Rushaga Area Gorillas are easily reached from Kigali Rwanda.  The drive time from Kigali to Rushaga is 4 hours plus depending on the Border Crossing and the current Road conditions.

From Entebbe to Rushaga, it is a 9-hour drive, making it logical to fly into Kigali and trek Gorillas in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The added plus is that you save 900 USD on Gorilla Permits in Uganda compared to Rwanda.

The Added plus is that you can add on Golden Monkey Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.


4 Day Twice Gorilla Tracking Safari – Uganda:The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

4 Day Uganda Private Mountain Gorilla tracking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda 4 Day Affordable Private Better-Budget priced Gorilla Safari.

The price depends on which lodges are used for the Gorilla safari since lodging prices differ. It comes down to where we get your permit – that is the determination of your lodging.

There are four trailheads in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Buhoma – Ruhija – Rushaga and Nkuringo. Most of the time, we can get permits in the area of choice.

Add one day and hike from one end of the park to the other — Trek Gorillas in the North and South of the Park.

It is one of the popular options for Gorilla Trekkers and enhances their time on Safari in Uganda. You can also add the favorite Batwa Experience in the Buhoa area of the park.


The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda5 Day  Gorilla Chimpanzee Wildlife Safari in Uganda:

5 Days of Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking Wildlife Safari – a quite popular offering is combining the Best of Uganda in 5 Days – Gorillas-Chimpanzees, Tree-Climbing Lions, Wildlife, Scenic wonders of both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Queen Elizabeth Park.

It is one of our most popular safaris since it combines so much into a 5-day safari in Uganda -Gorilla – Chimpanzee Trekking and Wildlife Safari.

The Chimpanzee Trekking is done either in the Kyambura Gorge or in Kalinzu Forest.  Kalinzu Forest has the best Chimpanzee Trekking near Queen Elizabeth Park.

You can change the Gorilla Tracking on this safari to the 4-hour Gorilla Habituation and keep the rest of the Itinerary the same – but have an all-day with the trek Gorilla Experience


The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda Uganda 6- Day  Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safari:

This Six-Day Safari includes Gorilla and Chimpanzee  Trekking and Wildlife Game Drives.

It includes Bwindi Impenetrable  Forest with the Mountain Gorilla Tracking, Wildlife, and Chimpanzee Trekking in Queen Elizabeth Park, including the famous Tree-Climbing Lions.

6-days are taking the Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the wildlife and chimpanzees of Queen Elizabeth Park (or in Kalinzu Forest where Chimpanzee Trekking is better) and the wildlife of Lake Mburo which includes the endangered Rothschild Giraffes.

Six jam-packed days of Mountain Gorillas – Chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge and wildlife in both Queen Elizabeth Park and Lake Mburo Park, at an affordable price without compromising the quality of the Safari.


7-Day  Primate – Wildlife Safari:The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

Start with  Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest  National Park– Chimpanzee Trekking in the famed Kyambura Gorge and Chimpanzee Habituation  Experience in Kibale Forest National Park.

This Safari combines Primates – Wildlife – Birds – Scenic Wonders on this seven day Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking plus wildlife game drives.

You visit three of Uganda’s best parks – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Queen Elizabeth Park and Kibale Forest Park.

The Perfect 7-day moderately priced- African Safari – Seven days highlighting the best of Uganda, which includes Mountain Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking.


The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda7 Day Gorilla Trekking – Hiking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

Encounter the Gorillas of the Forest Twice– and Hike through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a  Gorilla Safari that is out of the ordinary and off of the beaten Tourist Track.

Two Gorilla Treks, a Forest Walk with the Batwa Pygmy People.

There is the Hike from one end of the Park on the Ivy Trail from Buhoma to Nkuringo is quite rewarding both for the scenery found in this UNESCO World Heritage and the primates, wildlife, and birds.


The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda8-Day Pride of Uganda Primate Wildlife Safari:

The 8 Day Pride of Uganda Moderately  Priced Private Safari gives you the best of Uganda in 8 Days while remaining affordable.

Combine wildlife with Mountain Gorilla tracking and Chimpanzee tracking or the all-day chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale Forest National Park, which means spending all day with the chimpanzees and researchers in the park.

You can also now substitute the four hours with the Mountain Gorillas and instead of one with the Gorilla Habituation we currently offer in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Forest, which would make this an even better Primate and Wildlife Safari in Uganda.

This famous Safari Tour focuses on Western Uganda and primarily on four parks, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and Lake Mburo Park.


The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda10 Day Wild of Uganda Safari:

10 Day Wild of Uganda moderately priced Safari, which includes Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It also includes visits to Murchison Falls Park, Kibale Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, and Lake Mburo National Park.

It is a compacted safari that takes in 5 of the best National Parks in Uganda,  three of them being savanna parks, and two parks that where you trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest the Mountain Gorillas and trek the Chimpanzees found in Kibale Forest National Park.

You have a choice to do the Gorilla Habituation Experience in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is about 4 hours with the Mountain Gorillas or Trek Gorillas and be one hour with them at 4 locations in the Forest

In Kibale Forest, you can do the all-day Chimpanzee Habituation experience


11-Day Uganda Adventure Safari:The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

11 Days of Adventure in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda on a moderately priced Wildlife and Primate Safari that includes Nile Rafting.

Explore and Discover the Wild of  Uganda on this Uganda Adventure Safari.

In 11 days, you will see the highlights of the best that Uganda has to offer and is another reason that more and more people from around the world come to Uganda.

The Safari includes a visit to the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon Foothills, where you have an up-close look and feel of the famed Mountains of the Moon, the tallest mountain range in all of Africa.


14-Day Discover Uganda Safari:The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

14 Day- Discover Uganda Moderately priced Safari of – your own “Out of Africa” Experience 14 Days on your own – private Discover Uganda Safari – can be personalized just to your liking.

Fourteen days Discover Uganda – is one of our more popular safaris – Imagine two weeks in the heart of Africa – Uganda, experiencing authentic Africa as you imagined it. Only better.

This two weeks in Uganda Safari can be fine-tuned just to your liking and wishes, and even the lodging can be changed for this safari

This 14-day safari is one of our more popular safari tours, especially during the high-season months of the year.


Other Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda


The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in UgandaGorilla Habituation Experience Safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

4-Hours with a Gorilla Family – Mountain Gorilla Habituation Safaris are taking place in the Rushaga Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with four participants being allowed per group the cost of a permit is 1,500 USD per person

Two groups are being habituated in the Rushaga area by researchers at present.  A safari that takes in the Gorilla Habituation Experience needs to be planned well ahead of time.

We can include Gorilla Habituation into any safari that now includes Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for your safari with us. There are several safaris presently on the linked page. Please note – Gorilla Habituation Experience Permits are very limited in number – 4 participants to a group of gorillas.


The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda Mgahinga Gorilla Park Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda:

Mgahinga Gorilla Park is located on the border with Rwanda, where you track Gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes.  It is an off-the-beaten-path National Park, just 3 hours from Kigali- Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda, saving 900 USD on the Permit price alone.

One can add hiking and climbing of the Virunga Volcanoes in the Park, exploring the sides of the Volcanoes with the First People of the Forest on the Batwa Trail.

You can also track the endangered Golden Monkeys on your Gorilla Trek here in Uganda’s smallest park with many activities. It is not to be missed by the Outdoor Enthusiast.

Gorilla Treks here replicate the treks you would do in Rwanda since the park is on the other side of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park


The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in UgandaWe Know all about creating some of the Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris:

Your Gorilla Safari Search is over, you have arrived at the right place.  We know Uganda, we live here, our business is one of introducing Visitors to the Pearl of Africa.

We have the Experience:  We know all about Gorilla Trekking, Lodging, Permits, Trekking Advice, and have been providing Gorilla Trekking Safaris for over a decade, becoming one of Uganda’s lease Gorilla Trekking and Gorilla Habituation Safaris Tour Operator.  We will offer you the best price on a full-service safari, not a stripped-down version, but an all-inclusive Safari. Gorilla Permits and Lodging full-board are included in the price.

Gorilla Safaris are one of our specialties, we can create what you want, including adding other parks and activities in Uganda such as the best Chimpanzee Trekking in East Africa, Hiking, Climbing, Wildlife Game Drives and more.

Enjoy the Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda  – there is only one thing we – create memorable Safaris, and that includes Gorilla Safaris.

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The Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda