Like a pearl, Uganda is small but precious – its luster is the bright greens of Africa’s highest mountains, spectacular waterfalls, thick forests, and dramatic valleys. But the beating heart of Uganda is its parks – the best locations for trekking to and viewing the rare mountain gorilla.
Half the world’s surviving gorillas live in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. But families of other primates dominate the landscapes and parks – you’ll find chimpanzees and 10 other species of monkeys in these hills and rainforests.
This is where you’ll trek to find the endangered mountain gorilla. A world of steep mountain rainforest, it supports over 300 gorillas, half the world’s population.
Trekking these dense forests, you may see elephants, duikers, African golden cats, and giant forest hogs. Gorillas aren’t the only primates in the park, as chimpanzees and many species of monkeys also inhabit these hills.
The variety of wildlife here is rich and sightings are common. You’ll be watching for lions, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, and elephants. The park even features unique tree-climbing lions.
The birdlife is colourful and dense, with over 611 species filling the reserve. Of special note: a side trip to Kyambura Gorge is an especially rewarding paradise alive with chimps and other primates.
This is a thick rainforest overflowing with primates like the red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys. Forest elephants also rumble through the woodlands and a special treat – over 250 species of butterflies and hundreds of bird species.
This UNESCO World Heritage site offers visitors a world of waterfalls, lakes, and glaciers atop some of its mountain peaks. This beautiful but uncrowded park contains several rare plants and animals.
The lost valley encircling this park is a stunning canvas of perhaps the most beautiful landscapes in the country. You’ll find animals here not seen elsewhere in Uganda like cheetahs, aardwolves, bat-eared foxes, and lesser kudus.
Your group lightly treads through the dense, cool forest. Suddenly your expert tracker/guide signals everyone to halt. Up ahead in a clearing you spot them – a troop of mountain gorillas. As you advance slowly into the clearing you take them in – the dominant male, several females and their offspring playing nearby. Some are eating, a few are grooming each other. They spot you and your heart skips a beat.
Choose From 4 Exciting Primate Treks In Volcanoes National Park
This is a moment few will ever get to know. But you will… booking with Natural World Safaris’ Rwanda gorilla treks. Ranging from 3 to 7 days, these safaris all feature a gorilla trekking experience up close to these rare and elusive great apes. You’ll move in small groups with an experienced tracker who will share their expertise and advice about how to best view and “meet” a family of mountain gorillas.
Adventure Awaits in the Land of a Thousand Hills. . .
All our Rwanda safaris feature trekking in Volcanoes National Park, home to one-third of the mountain gorillas in the world. The park is one of the most exciting in Africa with its range of dormant volcanoes and lush bamboo forests. The vistas of these endless mountains give Rwanda its other name: “Land of a Thousand Hills”.
Track More Than Just Rwanda Gorillas: Colobus & Golden Monkeys
Some of our longer tours also offer unforgettable moments like a chimpanzee trek at Nyungwe Forest National Park where you’ll likely spot other primates such as colobus and golden monkeys. Here you can ascend to the Park’s Forest Canopy Walk. Imagine traversing a 50 m high walkway, viewing monkeys in the tree tops and birds flying beneath you, all in a stunning tropical forest!
There’s no limit to the adventure and memories you’ll enjoy on one of our exciting Rwanda Gorilla Treks. Let Natural World Safaris create a perfect African holiday for you.
7 Days, 6 nights; Uganda Gorilla and Game Safari with Arrival & Departure via ENTEBBE
-Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel.
-Game Drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
-Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
-Visit Kyambura Gorge for Chimpanzee and other Monkey primates in the Gorge.
10 Days, 9 Night; Gorilla & Chimpanzee Treks & Safari Tour
-Chimpanzee Trekking at Kibale Forest National Park
-Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift valley
-Guided walk in Bigodi wetlands sanctuary
-Game Drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park with sightings of tree climbing lions
-Water Safari on the Kazinga Channel
-Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
-Game Drive & Guided Walking Safari at Lake Mburo National Park
Contact us for more information
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