Gorilla Trekking in the Virunga Volcanoes or in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Posted by on September 2, 2017

Uganda has 2-Parks for Gorilla Trekking – Mgahinga Gorilla Park & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Uganda  Gives You a Choice-Gorilla Trekking in the Virunga Volcanoes or in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


Uganda is the only country that give you the choice of Gorilla Trekking in the Virunga Volcanoes or in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  Trek the Gentle Primates in Mgahinga Gorilla Park with its three Virunga Volcanoes where Gorilla Trekking is like in Rwanda since Uganda and Rwanda share the same Volcanoes. The park gives you a time with the Gentle Giants of Forest without the Crowds since Mgahinga Gorilla Park is off of the beaten Tourist Path for most. Just like in Rwanda, you can trek Golden Monkeys in the park.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the other park you can trek Gorillas in an ancient forest. Here there are more Gorilla Families that you can visit than across the nearby border in Rwanda.  The treks take place in 4 areas throughout the park, Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo.  One can choose, easy, moderate or tough treks for that once in a lifetime enoiucnter with a Gorilla Family.


Uganda gives you a choice -Gorilla Trekking in the Virunga Volcanoes or in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, or you ca  trek the Gentle Giants of the Forest twice in bothGorilla Trekking in the Virunga Volcanoes or in Bwindi Impenetrable ForestThere are 880 plus endangering Mountain Gorillas remaining in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo – 480 plus are found in Uganda. 400 plus in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and 80 plus in Mgahinga Gorilla Park making Uganda the leading Mountain Gorilla Country in Africa.  There is an instant benefit when you track Gorillas in Uganda and not Rwanda, an instant savings of 900 USD.  Permits in Uganda are 600 USD and 1500 USD in Rwanda, a savings which certainly would help pay your Primate Safari in Uganda or the airfare to Africa.

Uganda gives you that exclusive Plus Experience when it comes to Gorilla Trekking.  !500 USD in Uganda means not one hour with a Gorilla Family in the Forest, but 4 hours on the Gorilla Habituation Experience with a maximum of 4 participants, an all Day Trek which includes your hike into the Forest and out.  This is a Uganda Exclusive Pilot Program that has been a success for all parties concerned and parts of your permit cost goes to the excellent Gorilla Conservation Program and the local communities.

Mgahinga Gorilla Park  is not well known by visitors coming for Primate Trekking, it is simply off the radar for most travelers.  It however it is one of the Jewels among Parks in Uganda.  It is a small park with many activities, things to do and see. It is off of the beaten Tourism Track and it is activities without the crowds, The Park includes 3 Virunga Volcanoes, Volcanoes where the other side of them is in Rwanda.  The Gorilla Trekking conditions are identical to Rwanda and yet the permit Price for trekking is 900 USD less here.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage, names as one of the best Parks in Africa by CNN, one of the Most unusual Honeymoon Destinations worldwide by Lonely Planet with its 400 plus Mountain Gorillas is a must destination for Primate Lovers.  There are 4 areas where you trek the Gentle Giants of the Forest and well developed lodging is found here from Budget to Exclusive Luxury.

Access to Gorilla Trekking in the Virunga Volcanoes or in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is not as hard as you might have been led to believe.  Just because the parks are in Uganda does not mean you have to fly into Uganda to trek Gorillas here.  We have popularized Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda.  Kigali, which is your gateway to Southwest Uganda where the Gorillas are found is just a 3 hour plus drive to Mgahinga Gorilla Park and 3 1/2 hours to the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

You can also fly into Entebbe and take the Aerolink Airlines Gorilla Express Flight to either north or southern end of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It is just 1/2 hour flight and we will meet you as you land.  The other way of reaching here is an extended safari that begins in Entebbe or Kigali and you fly out the other airport at the end of your safari.


Contact us about a Gorilla Trekking Safari in either Park