Africa is a continent like no other; it has everything you have never imagined of, worth visiting. It is a continent gifted with diversity of wildlife species including the world’s critically endangered primates; the Mountain Gorillas. If you ever thought of an adventure vacation, it should be a gorilla safari in Africa. Trekking gorillas in Africa is a smooth and safe activity as gorillas are in big numbers in the few countries where they dwell. Africa gorilla trekking safari is carried out in Uganda, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon and the Central African Republic, giving opportunities to encounter Mountain Gorillas, Western and Eastern lowland gorilla species.
At relatively cheap prices you can trek these gentle apes in the Virunga jungles, and securing gorilla permits in Africa is not a challenging task. Going on a gorilla safari is a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience, and it ranks first on many people’s bucket list.
In Uganda, gorilla permits for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park cost $600 USD per permit. However, the Uganda Wildlife Authority offers discounted rates for gorilla permits during the low season months of November, April, and May where they are reduced up to $450; the government always reviews its prices and tariffs every year.
In Rwanda, gorilla permits are offered by Rwanda Development Board at USD $1500 per person for all visitors. For exclusive visits, the cost is $15,000. Special discount packages are also offered at 30% discount (US$ 1050) for combined trips with other Rwanda National Parks (Gorilla trekking, Akagera and/or Nyungwe National Parks) during the months of November-May and a 15% discount (US$ 1275) on conference delegates who stay pre and post MICE events to undertake gorilla safari in Rwanda.
In the DR Congo gorilla permits are booked directly from Virunga National Park and Kahuzi – Biega National Parks for trekking Mountain and Lowland gorillas respectively. A gorilla trekking permit in Congo costs only US$400, making it a cheapest option from the other 2 countries, Uganda and Rwanda. One can choose to do a gorilla safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo to gain a diverse experience with these rare primate species in varying environments.