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Uganda Gorilla safari tours-Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of the most sought after safari activities on any Uganda safari. At Getaway Uganda tours, we offer tailor made gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda. These gorilla trekking safaris are done in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. Whether on Budget, mid-range or luxury, we offer exclusive and memorable Uganda gorilla trekking safaris. Below are our tailored Uganda gorilla safaris.
3 Day Uganda gorilla trekking safari
Trek through the impenetrable fores of Bwindi for close encounters with the gorillas
4 Day Gorilla and Lake Bunyonyi safari
Relax in Lake Bunyonyi after a thrilling gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi national park
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of the most thrilling activities you will ever undertake. The trek is done in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park. With over half of the world’s mountain gorillas, Uganda is the ideal destination for your Uganda gorilla safaris tours Mountain gorilla thrive forest with altitudes of around 1200m above sea level. Your Uganda gorilla safari tours is sure to be spiced with treks and views of the tropical forest, birds and the serenity. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of the most popular safari activities and it entails trekking through the impenetrable forest in search of the allocated gorilla families. On your Uganda gorilla safari tours, you will trek through the tropical forest with rangers to locate the different gorilla families.
Experience of Gorilla trekking in Uganda
On your Uganda gorilla safari tours, you will trek through the thick green lush shrubs of the impenetrable forest. Since Bwindi is located in the Albertine rift, the terrain is a difficult but that makes it more exciting. As rangers clear the path for you, you will weave around the forest in search of the primates. The sounds and the smell of the forest are unforgettable. Be sure to have on the right gear for the trek. Trousers, full sleeved shirts/t-shirts and gloves as you will hold onto branches as you trek. The magical moment is when you make contact with the gorillas on these Uganda Gorilla safari tours.
The black shaggy coats, the piercing eyes, the agility as they move among the trees is breathtaking. The young are the most adorable. They may even come close enough and touch you. Don’t be alarmed. They are habituated and are used to seeing humans. Keep in mind the briefing given by the rangers before the trek. Keep a 7 meter gap from the primates at all times. Switch off your flashes on your cameras and don’t keep long eye contact with the gorillas. They may see it as a sign of aggression.
Where to go for gorilla trekking in Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable national park
With just over 1000 mountain gorillas in the wild, Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park is home to over 450 of them. These gorilla families live in families and these gorilla families have been habituated for tourism. Over a period of time, rangers have been visiting the gorillas in their natural habitats to get them used to humans. Bwindi impenetrable national park is the most visited national park for gorilla trekking in Uganda. The park is divided into 4 sectors where gorilla trekking takes place. These include; Buhoma sector, Ruhija sector, Nkuringo sector and Rushaga sector. All these sectors have habituated gorilla families for your Uganda Gorilla safari tours.
Buhoma sector is the most popular gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi. The sector has 4 gorilla families habituated for trekking. These gorilla families include; Mubare, Rushegura, Habinyanga and Nkuringo. With a variety of lodges ranging from budget to Luxury, this sector offer amazing gorilla trekking experiences. It’s mostly preferred because it is closest to Queen Elizabeth national park which is one of the prime destinations for Uganda wildlife safaris.
The Nkuringo sector has the Nkuringo gorilla family. This name was derived from the Rukiga word Nkuringo which means round hill. The sector has rustic and affordable accommodation like Chameleon hill camp, Clouds gorilla lodge and Nkuringo gorilla camp
The Ruhija sector is located in the eastern part of Bwindi and has the Bitukura group. Currently consisting of 12 gorillas, the group was named after a river where they were first spotted. The sector has lodges like Ruhija gorilla safari lodge, Bakiga lodge, Broadbill lodge and many more.
Located in the southern part of Bwindi, Rushaga sector has 4 gorilla families namely; Mishaya family, Kahungye, Bweza family and Nshongi family. All these gorilla families have been habituated and are ready for gorilla trekking.
Mgahinga national park:
The park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda neighboring Congo and Rwanda. Mgahinga national park is another gorilla trekking destination. With its tropical forest, the gorillas have enough food and since it’s not as dense as Bwindi, it’s much easier to trek the gorillas. Other primates like the golden monkey can be seen during your Uganda gorilla safari tours.