Uganda is simply one of the best destination in the entire East Africa get to see and learn the diversity of cultures in Uganda.

The pride of so very many blacks with numerous kinds of physical features which turns spirits to sing.

Uganda as the pearl of Africa has got so very many kinds of fascinations that will always make you get to understand the best kind of thrilling adventures in any place you decide to visit on your summer vacation.

Getting to have a visit in some areas of Uganda will truly make you the happiest person on the universe and some of these areas have the most sought for wildlife in the areas.

Getting a visit in areas like Bwindi impenetrable national park you get the chance to see some of the most beautiful wildlife in the country such as the great mountain gorillas.

Mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park are open for trekking and this is one of the most famous tourist safari activity in Uganda that gives thousands of sightseers butterflies.

97% of all mountain gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda take place in Bwindi Impenetrable national park therefore this is the perfect destination for gorilla trekking.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is the best kind of safari activity that you need in order to enjoy the best kind of Uganda adventure as you spend a day with the beauty of these amazing creatures.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda requires you have a trekkers permit and then you can be able to spend an hour with the electrifying mountain gorillas and all these can be arranged out for you by Achieve global safari.

Gorillas are species that share almost 95 percent with the human DNA and that’s why visiting these incredible creatures is bit restricted in order to see to it that they are well protected.

Gorilla trekking permits about cost 700 USD per person and tourists are advised to acquire gorilla trekking permits 4-6 months in advance because of the high demand by tourists to do gorilla trekking in Uganda.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda can be done throughout the year. Nonetheless, the activity is best done in the months between June- September and December-February when it is the dry season. During this time of the year, it is much easier for sightseers to trek through the forest while locating the gorilla groups.

 Gorilla trekking is just the excellent safari activity that you need in order to have you and your family the most unforgettable safari experience in Uganda and you have it all sort out for you right from accommodation to transportation.

Other Gorilla Trekking Destinations include Volcanoes National park in Rwanda , Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National Park in Congo

Magical gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda

Gorilla trekking is the popular activities visitors on Rwanda safaris commonly carry out while at the Volcanoes national park.  . Volcanoes National Park is located in the northwestern part of the country in Musanza earlier known as   Ruhengeri.  The park covers 160 sq km of rainforest and comprises of five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains such as Sabyinyo, Gahinga, Muhabura, Bisoke and Karisimbi. It borders Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla national park in Uganda. The park is the home of  the two  largest remaining population of Mountain Gorillas of over 11 habituated gorilla families such as , Karisimbi, Amahora, Susa A, Umubano, Kirwa, Kwitonda, Bwenge , Ugenda Titua Agashya , Sabyinyo groups . This magnificent creatures thrive in there natural habitant  within the Rwanda park of the Virunga Mountains, a range of six extinct and three active volcanoes that also extend in to Uganda and democratic republic of Congo.

The highlight of any trip to Volcanoes National Park is undoubtedly gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking is an adventurous activity in volcanoes national park where visitors gets an opportunity to move on foot into the tropical rainforest in hunt for habituated mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park starts very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to be followed during trekking. After the briefing, you will start the trekking in the forest which takes about 2 hours to 6 hours depending on where the mountain gorillas are located since naturally they move from one place to another in hunt for food. During trekking, you will be able to spot other primates species, birds and once the gorillas are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural environment where you will be able to learn about their habits, behaviors, how the carry out their daily activities like feeding, breastfeeding, playing, record videos and take pictures to show people back home.

Other Wildlife and Activities that can be switched to after gorilla trekking experinnce at  in Rwanda includes;

you can also encounter the rare Golden monkey tracking in the park, Volcanoes National Park offers excellent opportunities for bird watching with over 200 bird species exists. You will also get opportunity to explore the legacy of renowned primalogists in Dian Fossey Memorial who dedicated her life to studying gorillas, also engage in Volcano Climbing such as Mount Bisoke, Vising Twin Lakes, visiting Dian Fossey’s Tomb and finally touring Iby’iwacu cultural village and other communities among others.

Accommodation in volcanoes national park

Volcanoes national park has a wide range of accommodation facilities ranging from budget, midrange and luxury where you can stay during your gorilla trekking safari such as Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Volcanoes Lodge, Mountain Gorilla Next Lodge, Davinci Gorilla Lodge, Bisate Lodge, Muhabura Hotel, Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Garr Hotel, Le Palma Hotel among others.

The rules and regulations you should follow include

Avoid littering in the park to avoid accidents like primates choking on the little which can hinder the sustainability goals for the park.

Eating in the presence of the primates is prohibited because they can easily lead the species to attack you.

Avoid making noise in the park because it can trigger the animals as a threat which can lead them to easily attack you which can be fatal because of the fact that they are wild animals.

Hooting during the game drives in the park should be avoided because it can cause distress and in a way it can lead the animals to attack you as a protection mechanism and because the animals are wild they can easily attack you if they do not feel safe.

You should avoid making unnecessary movements when you get in the presence of the wild animals to avoid being attacked.

Follow the lead of the guide as you participate in the different activities in the parks this is because they are knowledgeable about the different trails in the park which can help you getting lost or getting attacked by vicious wild animals.

Cost of a gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes national park

A gorilla trekking permit is a legal document that is issued by Rwanda Development Board to any visitor above the age of 15 year allowing him or her to visit a habituated gorilla family and spend one hour with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes national park costs 1,500 dollars per person for foreign nonresidents.  Foreign resident are charged 1,500 dollars per person, 30,000 Rwandese Francs per person for East African residents.   You are advanced to book a permit a month before the trekking date.

How to get to Volcanoes national park

Volcanoes national park is located in northwestern part of Rwanda and can be accessed by road transport means where you will drive from Kigali international airport to the park headquarters which takes about 2 to 3 hours’ drive. Volcanoes national park can also be accessed by public means of transport from Kigali to Musanze and then hire a private taxi to the park headquarters.

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