Gorilla Trekking in Uganda- Uganda Gorilla Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park | Uganda Gorilla Tours to Mgahinga Gorilla Park.


A Uganda Gorilla tourUganda Gorilla safari is a perfect primate adventure African safari in Uganda.

If you plan to undertake a Gorilla safari in Uganda  / Gorilla tour in Uganda then this information is designed  to make you equipped with the basic of what anyone intending to take on a  Uganda Gorilla tour / Uganda Gorilla safari MUST know.

3 Days Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Uganda / Gorilla Trekking Tour in Uganda; The Uganda Gorilla Tour starts from Entebbe/Kampala-Bwindi from your hotel of residence after breakfast from where your guide driver will pick you

3 Days Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga National Park

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga National Park; This Uganda Gorilla Tour Setting off from Kampala  Uganda’s Capital city after being briefed about the safari OR from Entebbe airport to Kisororo.

4 Days Bwindi Gorillas Safaris & Mburo Tour

4 Days Bwindi Gorillas Safari in Uganda & Wildlife Safari to L. Mburo Tour; The Uganda Safari begins and ends in Kampala taking you to see wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park which in Western Uganda.

5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour & Kibale Chimps Trek

5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour Uganda & Kibale Chimps Trek Safari in Uganda; Starts & ends in Kampala. Trek Chimps in Kibale forest, enjoy a Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth Park then Trek Gorillas in Bwindi.


6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Chimpanzee Trek

6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Chimpanzee Trek; This Uganda Tour starts and finishes in Kampala. The tour takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Southwestern part of Uganda.

7 Days Chimps & Gorilla Safari in Uganda

7 Days Chimps & Gorilla Safari in Uganda; Depart from Kampala by road and head south-West to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have a short stop at the Equator.

10 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour

10 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour; is designed to bring out the best in the famous Uganda safari parks of Murchison falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth NP.

11 Days Uganda gorilla wildlife and cultural safari

11 Days Uganda gorilla wildlife and cultural safari; is structured to help you gain an insight of the wildlife, gorilla and cultural and scenic attractions of Uganda. It covers the Uganda’s.

12 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultural safari

12 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultural safari; is a unique tour that opens you to the virgin wilderness of Kidepo National Park where the game is alive and enchanting in its natural environment.

12 Days Uganda Primates Tour – National Park Safaris

12 Days Uganda Primates Tour – National Park Safaris; You will leave from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park which is located in the Southern part of Uganda. Before you reach the park.

13 Days Uganda Gorilla Wildlife and Cultural safari; is a blend of wildlife, culture, scenery and gorillas. It brings out the best of Lake Mburo National Park well known for its horseback safaris.

14 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari; is a blend of Uganda’s wild game, Primates, adventure, culture coupled with great scenic views. It involves encountering Kampala city.

15 Days Uganda Gorilla, wildlife & Cultural safari

15 Days Uganda Gorilla, wildlife & Cultural safari; is one of those comprehensive Uganda safari packages that you can ever have. It gives you an opportunity to explore 3/4 of Uganda.

16 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour

16 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour; is a detailed package that involves adventure, culture, wildlife, scenery, Chimpanzees and Gorillas. It takes you through the cosmopolitan city of Kampala.

17 Days Uganda safari

17 Days Uganda safari; entirely comprises of adventure, sightseeing, cultural, wild game and Chimpanzees. It takes you through the adventures of the Victoria Nile at Jinja.

18 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari & Wildlife

18 Days Uganda safari incorporates gorillas, Chimpanzees, culture, wildlife and scenery. It includes encountering the heritage of Kampala city, adventures of River Nile, Rhinos in Ziwa sanctuary.

19 days Tour to uganda National Parks – Uganda Safaris to Uganda National Parks

19 days Tour to uganda National Parks – Uganda Safaris to Uganda National Parks; This Uganda Tour begins and ends in Kampala. The tour takes you to Murchison Falls National Park.

21 Days Best of Uganda safari

21 Days Best of Uganda safari; is a comprehensive package that gives an all-round safari across Uganda. It takes you through the adventures of River Nile in Jinja including white water rafting.

What is Gorilla trekking?

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is an incredible Africa safari experience involving travelers walking through dense tropical montane forests of central Africa in search of habituated gorillas until they find them and spend an hour with them in their natural habitat, learning about their behaviors, habits, lifestyles, taking photographs, and recording the moments. Read more

Why should I visit gorillas in Uganda? Benefits of Gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo Africa

Trekking gorillas in Uganda is such a thrilling primate watching experience that any visitor on Uganda safari shouldn’t miss out. Mountain gorillas are among the Earth’s rarest and most majestic creatures and encountering them while on tours in Uganda will make you one of the luckiest people in the world. Read more

Where can I see gorillas in Uganda? Where is gorilla trekking done in Uganda?

You can see gorillas in Uganda, found in the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mgahinga Gorilla National Park where gorillas trekking in Uganda is done. Read More

How do I prepare for gorilla trekking Uganda?

To prepare for gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo in Africa, Gorilla book your safari with a gorilla permit, check your fitness, choose jungle fit attires as mountain gorilla trekking involves climbing mountainous landscapes in search for the gorillas as well as sloping down. As you prepare for a gorilla trek in Africa carry…. Read more

How difficult is gorilla trekking in Uganda? |Is Gorilla trekking hard in Uganda?

Mountain gorillas of Uganda are found in mountainous-forested areas and Uganda gorilla treks in search of these great apes can go up to 8 hours, scrambling through dense vegetation up steep, muddy hillsides, sometimes to altitudes of more than 3500 meters.  Read More

What to wear for gorilla trekking in Uganda?

We advise you sturdy Dress in brown, grey, and green long-sleeved shirt and long trousers, Khaki zip-up trousers or jeans, to help protect against scratches. Better if you wear waterproof hiking sturdy boots, a rain jacket, a hat, gardening gloves wear, a warm sweater & enough insect repellent.  Read more

What to pack for gorilla trekking in Uganda? | What should I take gorilla trekking?

What to pack for gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo Africa, are essential gorilla trekking gear to include on your gorilla trek parking list to carry/bring for you Gorilla safari in Africa e.g. sturdy waterproof clothing, long trousers & long sleeves, hiking boots, cameras, rain poncho, sunscreen, a hat. Read More

What is gorilla trekking like in Uganda Rwanda Congo Africa?

A day of gorilla trekking in Uganda typically starts with a pre-gorilla trekking briefing where visitors are introduced to the gorilla trekking rules and regulations for their safety and for the safety of the endangered mountain gorillas. This briefing takes place at the park headquarters and starts at 7:00 am. Read More

What are the rules and regulations for gorilla trekking in Uganda?

In order to ensure sustainable and safe Uganda gorilla treks, care is taken to maintain and protect gorillas and their refuge and tourist groups as well, which are accompanied these days by armed though usually inconspicuous guards. Below are gorilla trekking rules and regulations every trekker must observe. Read More

Why the age limit for trekking gorillas is 15 years?

The age limit for trekking mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and Cong Africa is currently 15 years and any visitor below this age is considered a young vulnerable person and therefore not fit to do a gorilla trek in Africa. Below are the reasons why is the age limit for trekking gorillas in Uganda 15 years and above. Read More

How long does gorilla trekking take? |How long is a trek to see gorillas?

A gorilla trek usually lasts from 1 to 8 hours (sometimes a full day). Therefore, meeting gorillas depend on how far the group has moved since it was last observed nesting up the previous evening. However, whether it is a short or a long trek, travelers are 99% guaranteed a chance to definitely find and be triggered to an endless marvel to these peaceful…. Read More

What is a gorilla trekking permit?

A gorilla trekking permit is a document or card issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) that allows any traveller above 15 years of age to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Read More

How many gorilla permits are available in Uganda?

Uganda has 160 gorilla permits available daily as each gorilla family has 8 gorilla permits per day for both Bwindi & Mgahinga Gorilla Parks. The Number of Gorilla permits availability depends on the number of gorilla families and Uganda has 20 gorilla families making a total of 160 gorilla trekking permits available.  Read More

How many people are allowed to track a gorilla family or Group?

Only eight (8) people per day are allowed to track a gorilla family/group in Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mgahinga National Park, Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park or Congo in her Virunga National Park or Kahuzie Biega Nationa Park in Africa and after once you find the Mountain Gorillas after the long gorilla trek that takes 1-8 hours, trekkers/tourists are allowed to have only one (1) hour. Read More

Do I need to book a gorilla permit in advance?

Yes! It is important to note that the demand for gorilla permits always exceeds the number of permits available each day, especially during high season. If you are planning your gorilla safari during the ‘low seasons’ Read More

How much is a gorilla permit in Uganda?

The cost or price of a single Uganda gorilla trekking permit is US$700 per person. The Uganda gorilla permit fees include the park entry and ranger guide fees….. Read More

How do I book a gorilla permit in Uganda?

You can buy/book a gorilla permit in Uganda at Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters in Kampala through a trusted tour operator or online  at $700(non residents), $600 (foreign resident), UGX 250000 for East African citizens per person. Rwanda gorilla permits are bought at $1500 from RDB and Congo permits can be bought at $400 from Virunga park offices. Read More

What is the gorilla permit cancellation policy in Uganda?

Each gorilla permit issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has a date and set region you will be trekking gorillas−that just acquiring it doesn’t mean you can visit any time. The question is; if I am to cancel my trip…..Read More

Are there discounted gorilla permits in Uganda?

Regardless of what you may read, there are no longer discounted gorilla permits in Uganda for April, May, and November. However, affordable gorilla safaris/budget gorilla trekking in Uganda can be arranged for those who want to trek gorillas but are short of money. Read More

How much does a gorilla safari in Uganda cost?

How much does a gorilla safari in Uganda Cost? The least Price for a Gorilla tour in Uganda is 900$. Find out how much gorilla trekking in Uganda costs and why. Read More

Why is gorilla trekking so expensive in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo Africa?

Why gorilla trekking is so expensive? The cost of gorilla permits on Uganda, Rwanda and Congo are relatively expensive due to the high costs of conserving the endangered Gorillas, sustainable gorilla tourism, improving the livelihood of the locals, cost of accommodation in the gorilla parks, that of reaching there etcRead More

What is the best time to go for gorilla trekking in Uganda? |When can you see gorillas in Uganda?

The dry season is the best times of the year to go gorilla trekking in Uganda. Uganda’s dry season starts from June to September and December to February. These months offer the best weather for gorilla trekking in Uganda.  Read More

Is it safe to visit gorillas in Uganda?

Is it safe to visit gorillas in Uganda? Oh yes, many Uganda gorilla safari visitors hafely trekked and seen the Gorillas with guaranteed security in Bwindi & Mgahinga Gorilla parks.  Read More

Is gorilla trekking better in Rwanda or Uganda?

Travelers, who wish to go for mountain gorilla safaris in Africa always wonder:-which is better for gorilla trekking Rwanda Vs Uganda? Is Rwanda or Uganda better for gorilla trekking? Here is a comparison between the two countries; the choice is yours.  Read More

Where to stay during your gorilla safari in Uganda?

A wide range of Luxury Uganda safari lodges, Mid-range Uganda safari lodges, and budget Uganda safari lodges are available around Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks for your accommodation during your Uganda gorilla tour. Read More

what is a gorilla?

Gorillas are massive ground-dwelling apes that live in Central and West African forests. There are several examples of famous gorillas and gorilla stories known by many people around the world. Gorillas are very common primates in popular culture, and almost anyone will name at least one character, like King Kong, or those in the Planet of the Apes. Read More

Where do gorillas get their name from?

The name gorilla was derived from the Ancient Greek word “gorillae”, which means ‘tribe of hairy women’. The history of the word ‘gorilla’ dates back about 2500 years. A Carthaginian explorer called Hanno the Navigator was on an expedition to the African west coast in around 500 BC when he came across a group of predominantly female primates that he described as savage . Read More

How many species of gorillas are there?

There are two species of gorillas-Eastern gorilla (Gorilla Beringei) & the Western gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla) and Each gorilla species is further subdivided into two subspecies as show below. Read More

Where can you see gorillas in Africa?

You can see Gorillas in Africa in Uganda, Rwanda, Dr. Congo for the Mountain Gorillas and the Lowland Gorillas in central Africa’s in Congo Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Read more

What is the size of the Mountain gorilla?

How do Gorillas communicate in a several ways like humans do, to pass on important timely communication amongst themselves through; – sounds, postures and gestures as well as facial expressions. Gorillas make about 22 unique sounds to communicate unique feelings. Read More

What’s the biggest type of gorilla?

The Eastern lowland gorilla of Democratic Republic of Congo is the largest of the four gorilla subspecies weighing up to 250kg belonging to the bigger Gorilla Belingei sub species.. Read More

What makes mountain gorillas unique? |What is special about mountain gorillas?

Mountain Gorillas are one of nature’s largest primates! With thicker, longer fur than other gorillas. Read More

How do mountain gorillas look like/What special features do mountain gorillas have?

Mountain gorillas have shaggy black fur that covers most of its body leaving out the face, massive chest to mention but a few. Read More

What is special about a mountain gorilla’s nose? /Do gorillas have unique nose prints?

Contemplating what is special about a mountain gorilla’s nose? And if gorillas do have unique nose prints? Yes, mountain gorillas have unique patterns of wrinkles on their nose which differentiate them from each other .Mountain gorillas, just like humans have features that make them different from one another including;- Read More

What is the daily life of a gorilla like?

Traveler on gorilla safaris in Africa have always been wondering: – since gorillas are herbivore, why do they have big canines? Well, teeth aren’t just for chomping meat. In particular, the gorilla’s long-sharp canine teeth are used for display, especially when it is threatened or trying to fend off other male gorillas competing for dominance. Read More

How do mountain gorillas move?

Gorillas, the greatest of the apes, are primarily terrestrial (meaning they travel on the ground) and quadrupedal which means that they use both their hands and feet to walk. More specifically, gorillas use a form of locomotion called knuckle-walking, meaning they walk on the top of their knuckles as opposed to putting all their weight on their palms. Read More

Can a mountain gorilla climb? /Can gorillas climb trees?

Mountain gorillas primarily live on the ground. They can spend about 5% of the day in trees, whiles chimpanzees spend about 61% of the day above the ground and orangutans nearly 100%. Read More

Do gorillas live alone? /Do mountain gorillas live in families?

People have families. Mountain gorillas have families too. A gorilla family/group is called a troop. Each troop is made up of 5 to 30 individuals. The biggest gorilla group known to date was found in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park: It consisted of 65 individuals for a short period. A gorilla family travel together, eats together, and sleeps in the same location. Read More

Do gorillas live in nests? /Do gorillas build nests?

Gorillas make nests to sleep in every night. At the end of the day, just before dusk, these great primates start constructing a nest where they will spend their night. Nests are carefully constructed using branches and leaves and are constructed by individuals. Nest building usually takes around 5 minutes. Read More

What do mountain gorillas eat? /Will a gorilla eat a human?

Mountain gorillas are herbivores, which achieve their impressive stature on a mostly vegetarian diet. They have massive jaw muscles which help them chew tough vegetation.  Read More 

How much does a gorilla eat per day?

Mountain gorillas consume as large quantities of food as needed to sustain their massive bulk. An adult male mountain gorilla can consume up to 34 kg (75 pounds) of vegetation a day, while a female can eat up to 18 kg (40 pounds). Read More

Why does gorilla have canines?

Teeth aren’t just for chomping meat. In particular, the gorilla’s long-sharp canine teeth are used for display, especially when it is threatened or trying to fend off other male gorillas competing for dominance. Read More

How do Gorillas communicate?

How do Gorillas communicate in a several ways like humans do, to pass on important timely communication amongst themselves through; – sounds, postures and gestures as well as facial expressions. Gorillas make about 22 unique sounds to communicate unique feelings. Read More

How smart is a mountain gorilla? How intelligent are gorillas?

These great Apes have been taught sign language, they can laugh, grieve, and have great emotions. Gorillas always develop very strong family bonds among group members, have great territorial boundary protection for their domain, use tools, have memory, and think of the future. Read More

Why do gorillas beat their chest?

Silverback Mountain Gorillas many times beat their chests when perceive danger and feel threatened by humans or an intruder, some times fellow gorillas or wild animals. When angry the the Alpha male stands upright, hoots.  Read More

Do female gorillas beat their chests?

When people think of gorilla chest-beating, they usually think of a huge silverback signaling to another male that he’s in charge. However, anyone in a gorilla group, even females and juveniles, may be seen pounding the chest. Read More

Why can’t you look at gorilla’s eyes?

Gorillas do not not like direct eye contact cause it means you want to challenge their dominance and hence you are considered an enenmy in their domain worth to be attacked. If you insist, the Silver attacks you. Read More

Can a gorilla be a pet?

Although gorilla shares almost 98% of our DNA, they do not make good pets. You may see pictures of baby gorillas and think “how cute! I would love one as a pet!” But gorillas can be AWFUL pets for several reasons them being wild animals.  Read More

What is a baby gorilla called?

Baby gorilla are called infants just like humans .Baby gorillas are called infants, just like baby humans, which makes sense when we’re so closely related. Read More

How many babies do female gorillas have?

Female gorillas have a slow reproduction rate. The maximum number of offspring they may have during their lifetime is 2-6. Normally, male gorillas have 10-20 offspring, but from different females. Read more

How long do baby gorillas stay with their mothers?

Mother gorillas stay with their younger ones until they are four years old. All this time the mothers attend to their babies until they can support themselves. A newborn gorilla weighs 5 pounds at birth and covered with black hair. Read More

What is the average life span of a mountain gorilla? /How long does a gorilla live?

The life span of mountain gorillas is usually range from 35 to 40 years. Old gorillas often suffer from arthritis, which mainly damages the bones in their hands and feet. Read More

Are mountain gorillas friendly? /Are gorillas gentle?

What do you do when you encounter a gorilla? For decades, the answer might have been to scream and run. Gorillas were wild beasts that could tear cities apart or so many thought based on the movie King Kong. However Read More

Can mountain gorillas be aggressive? /Are gorillas aggressive?

Gorillas are calm vegetarians that can only become aggressive when disturbed. Gorillas are wild animals and despite the fact that they share about 98% of our DNA, a visitor on a gorilla trekking tour is required to take some precautions in order to have an exciting gorilla encounter. Read More

How strong is a mountain gorilla? /How strong is a silverback gorilla?

How strong is a silverback gorilla? The fact that these animals have immense physical power is one of the facts about gorillas that indicate you should treat them with caution. It’s hard to measure how strong a gorilla really is, but estimates range from around 4 to 9 times stronger than your average human. Read  More

What is a gorilla afraid of? /What do gorillas fear?

Certain reptiles such as chameleons and caterpillars worry the gorillas. They are also afraid of water and will cross streams only if they can do so without getting wet, such as by crossing over fallen logs, and dislike rain. Read More

Who are gorilla enemies? /Do gorillas have predators?

One possible predator of gorillas is the leopard. Gorilla remains have been found in leopard scat, but this may be the result of scavenging. When the group is attacked by humans, leopards, or other gorillas, an individual silverback will protect the group, even at the cost of his own life. Read More

Are there mountain gorillas in zoos?

No, mountain gorillas can’t survive in captivity. They are only live in mountainous forested areas of Central Africa. All gorillas in zoos around the world are lowland gorillas and mainly western lowland gorillas. Read more

How many mountain gorillas are left in the world?

Because there are only about 1,000 mountain gorillas left, it’s important that their population size be continuously monitored to evaluate whether, and which, conservation tactics work. Their populations must keep growing because mountain gorillas have very low genetic diversity. Read More

Why are mountain gorillas endangered?

Mountain gorillas are endangered due to a number of reason including human conflicts and diseases. Read More

How can we help save mountain gorillas?

Visiting mountain gorillas families and learn about the life of the gorillas is one way of contributing to the ongoing efforts of saving these endangered apes. The revenue received from gorilla trekking tours benefits gorilla conservation. Read More